October 15, 2018

OECS Commission Statement on Haiti Earthquake

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By Bernadette Auguste International Relations Officer OECS Commission Tuesday, October 9, 2018 — The OECS Commission has called on the international community to launch a swift, coordinated and aggressive relief effort to assist the people and Government of Haiti following the recent 5.9 magnitude earthquake which to date has left more than eleven dead and […]

Another deadly earthquake in Haiti kills at least 12 people

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By Claudia Dominguez and Holly Yan, CNN Earthquake rocks northern Haiti (CNN)Once again, nature has dealt a deadly blow to Haiti. At least 12 people were killed and 188 were wounded after a magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck northern Haiti on Saturday night, the country’s interior ministry said Sunday. On Sunday, President Jovenel Moïse visited the […]

Weathering the storm: powerful lessons from the Caribbean

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From UN Environment Florence, Joyce, Mangkhut and Olivia. From the Atlantic to the Pacific, raging tropical storms continue to threaten the wellbeing of millions around the world. The death and destruction caused by tropical storms are a stark reminder of coastal communities’ vulnerability to natural hazards and of the need to draw lessons from such events […]

This Caribbean nation has seen 32 cases of child rape so far this year

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From NAN News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Sept. 19, 2018:Police in a single Caribbean nation are reporting that there have been 32 cases of rape of children over the past nine months of this year alone. Wesler Appolon, a spokesperson for the National Police of Haiti, described the issue as a real plague on […]

New funding from ECHO key to new relief efforts for hurricane victims in Haiti, Caribbean

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With peak hurricane season arriving in early September, the UN Migration Agency (IOM) in Haiti is intensifying its emergency preparedness capacity thanks to additional funding from the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO). The new funding provided by ECHO will allow IOM to have ready for distribution hygiene and kitchen items for 2,500 […]

UN Migration Agency strengthens preparations for peak hurricane season in Haiti, Caribbean

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From Relief Web Port-au-Prince – With peak hurricane season arriving in early September, the UN Migration Agency (IOM) in Haiti is intensifying its emergency preparedness capacity thanks to additional funding from the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO). The new funding provided by ECHO will allow IOM to have ready for distribution hygiene […]

Understanding contemporary Caribbean art outside of the Latin American framework

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By Gwen A. Unger From Hyper Allergic Trying to subsume the Caribbean into a discourse of Latin America or America, curators argue, limits the ability to account for differences between islands. Humberto Díaz, “Déja Vu” (2008), video still, 20:20Ed. 5/5 (image courtesy the artist) Even with the rising influx of exhibitions focused on Latin American […]

Haiti’s Le Plaza: More than just a hotel

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General manager builds resilience into hotel operations MIAMI (September 4, 2018) – Blessed with generations of family leadership – and having overcome the challenges of natural disasters as well as underfunded governments and economic instability – the executive management at Le Plaza Hotel know as much about resilience, creativity and the power of networking as […]

Haiti to get Caribbean Development Bank support for CCRIF premiums

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From Artemis The Caribbean island nation of Haiti is to receive grant funding to help pay its premiums for parametric insurance cover from the CCRIF SPC (formerly known as the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility). The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved a grant of $3 million to support Haiti’s 2018-2019 insurance premiums for its […]

Taino heritage in Caribbean

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New exhibit explores Taino heritage in the Caribbean BY ALEXANDRA SIMON From Caribbean Life Tradition in gear: A Taino head dress, foreground, and instrument in the background, on display at the National Museum of the American Indian’s new exhibit “Taino: Native Heritage and Identity in the Caribbean.” The National Museum of the American Indian is […]