Black Spartacus: The Epic Life of Toussaint Louverture review – superb history of Hait

The Observer, By Ian Thomson, Sun 11 Oct 2020 In January 1804, the West Indian island of Saint-Domingue became the world’s first black republic. The Africans toiling on the sugar-rich plantations overthrew their French masters and declared independence. The name Saint-Domingue was replaced by the aboriginal Taíno Indian word Haiti (meaning “mountainous land”) and the … Read more

World Bank Supports Digital Connectivity in Haiti to Build Resilience

WASHINGTON, DC, October 9, 2020 – The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved today a US$60 million grant from the International Development Association (IDA) for the Haiti Digital Acceleration Project. This financing aims to increase access to broadband services in Haiti and establish the foundations of digital resilience to respond to health, climate and … Read more

Biden unveils top priorities for Haiti, Haitian-Americans if elected

Haitian Times, By Sam Bojarski, Oct. 5, 2020 Investing in Haiti’s prosperity and security is in the national security interest of the United States, said Joe Biden, in announcing policy priorities that impact Haiti and Haitian-Americans. The Democratic presidential nominee made the statement in a media release before an expected visit with Haitians in Miami … Read more

Spirit To Resume Non-Stop Flights From Cap-Haitien To U.S. Dec. 3

Haitian Times, October 2, 2020 Spirit Airlines announced it will start running non-stop flights Dec. 3 from Cap-Haitien International Airport (CAP) to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL). Three flights per week will be available on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday, the company said in a news release Thursday. The flights provide connections to 22 major cities … Read more

Jean-Jacques Dessalines

OAS  & The Haitian American, September 20, 2020 Happy Birthday Jean-Jacques Dessalines, September 20, 1758 – October 17, 1806 Jean-Jacques Dessalines was a leader of the Haitian Revolution. He was the first independent leader of independent Haiti under the dictatorial constitution of 1801. He crowned himself Emperor of Haiti in 1805. He is remembered as … Read more