Coronavirus detected in Haiti's largest prison
Nearly a dozen detainees in Haiti's largest prison have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, an administrator told AFP Thursday, as fears mounted that the disease could spread like wildfire through the country's dirty and overcrowded correctional system.
Fifteen children killed in Haiti orphanage fire
Fifteen children were killed when a fire swept through an unlicensed orphanage outside Haiti's capital Port-au-Prince, a judge told AFP on Friday, highlighting the severe shortcomings
At least 10 dead as boat full of Haiti migrants sinks
At least 10 Haitian migrants died when their boat sank off the coast of the Turks and Caicos Islands, officials said Monday...
‘Naked lady Lily’
The “ Naked lady plant”, “March lilies”, botanical name Amaryllis belladonna species (family Amaryllidaceae), is a plant species native to the floral southern-western Cape Province of South Africa, but widely cultivated as an ornamental worldwide. Due to its extremely exquisite nature, this lovely plant species has found its way to many destinations and is reportedly…
Preferring lightning to light: The case of Haiti
In 1790, the American diplomat and politician Gouverneur Morris compared the French and American Revolutions, saying that the French ‘have taken Genius...
In quake-hit Haiti, hospital labors to treat the wounded
In Port-de-Paix, the Haitian city hardest hit by a strong earthquake, medical personnel at the Immaculate Conception Hospital of Port-de-Paix are struggling to treat the wounded -- and helplessly looked on as some didn't make it.
After marathon session, Haiti lawmakers back new government
Lawmakers at Haiti's lower house voted in favor of the new government in the early hours of Sunday after a marathon session lasting more than 10 hours. New prime minister, Jean-Henry Ceant, had responded to questions through the night before majority lawmakers demanded an end to the debate over opposition objections. In a heated atmosphere,…
Remembering the Haitian revolution 200 years later
On August 21, 1791, on a night that threatened the mother of all tropical storms, a number of slaves broke the rules of their plantations and gathered at Caiiman Woods...
Pressure on Falconets to beat Haiti as Gift returns
After their opening day loss to Germany at the on-going FIFA Women U-20 World Cup in France, the pressure is on the Falconets of Nigeria to win today’s second Group D game against Haiti in St. Malo.
Haiti government asks for patience amid fuel price protests
Haiti's prime minister on Saturday called for patience from residents of the Caribbean nation amid deadly protests over an unpopular fuel price rise. At least one person has died there in the past day. The capital Port-au-Prince has stood paralyzed since Friday afternoon with major routes blocked, following the government announcement that gasoline prices would…