November 11, 2019

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 […]

Utah Arts Festival

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Utah Arts Festival gives top artists a voice By McKenna Park,From KSL SALT LAKE CITY — Born in Haiti, Michaëlle Martial channels her traumatic life experiences to write and perform powerful poetry. “I experienced a few things down the road. For example, my daughter, my youngest child, passing away in her sleep, and being the […]

Ignore the news, these are the most peaceful countries in the Caribbean

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BY ISMAIL AKWEI From Face2Face Africa Red House: Government office in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago The Caribbean islands are mostly in the news for violence and crime, however, those reports cannot mean the countries do not have peace at all. The level of peace in the Caribbean was quantified by the Institute for […]

Haiti withdraws Oxfam Great Britain’s right to operate after misconduct scandal

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From Reuters PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) – Haiti’s government on Wednesday said it was withdrawing Oxfam Great Britain’s right to operate in the Caribbean country after allegations of sexual misconduct by some of the charity’s staff. In a statement, three ministries, including the Planning and External Cooperation Ministry, said they were withdrawing Oxfam Great Britain’s status as […]