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Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018

Caribbean: PORT-DE-PAIX, Haiti (AP) — For some Haitians fearing new aftershocks, the best place to spend the night is under a tree. The one-two punch of a magnitude 5.9 earthquake in northern Haiti on Saturday that destroyed houses and killed at least 12 people followed by a strong 5.2 magnitude aftershock on Sunday has residents worried about returning to their cracked cinderblock homes for fear they will collapse. Comment

Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018

Haitian hotelier hails tennis champs’ Haitian heritage

People: Haiti’s Le Plaza Hotel’s General Manager Marc Pierre-Louis has hailed Naomi Osaka’s stunning victory at the US Open as “an achievement of which all Haitians should be incredibly proud.” Comment

Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018

Caribbean: A senior United Nations official is calling on Haitian authorities do more to prepare the French-speaking Caribbean nation for the planned withdrawal of the country’s UN peacekeeping mission, saying that the situation there remains “fragile.” Comments (1)

Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018

People: Local mothers and fathers aren’t the only ones focused on “kids back to school.” This is also the time when Haitian-American and Queens resident Dayanne Danier and the organization Fleur de Vie, Flower of Life, concentrates on children in Haiti starting their new school year. Comment

Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018

Brooklyn: As Eastern Caribbean nationals paraded queens and kings along Brooklyn’s Eastern Parkway on Labor Day, Haitian demonstrators displayed images of “a fake king” and a “fake president of Haiti.” Comments (4)
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