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Elms College receive $750K to improve nursing education in Haiti

A foundation with a long-term commitment to a country where nearly half the population lacks access to essential health services has awarded a Catholic college here with a history of mission service and an established nursing program a $750,000 grant to improve those services. Elms College School of Nursing has received a $750,000 grant from […]

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Haiti’s government struggles to keep lights on

Haiti is running out of fuel — again. According to the Miami HeraldGas stations are stockpiling and rationing gasoline. The poor are running out of kerosene to cook. Private power suppliers, out of diesel for the past 11 days, are reducing or ceasing production — taking Haiti’s already desperate electricity issues from bad to worse.  […]

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Trump administration extends TPS for Haitians and other groups

Overloaders! According to the Miami Herald the Trump administration said Thursday it will extend special immigration protections for Haiti and three other countries until January 2020.  The decision by the Department of Homeland Security, announced Thursday, gives thousands of Haitians an additional six-month reprieve from deportation, but holders of Temporary Protected Status still face uncertainty […]

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Haiti takes a hit following February protests

Overloaders! we all know how hard we have worked to build Haiti’s tourism and put our country back on the map. It looks like Haiti has taken a major setback following the February protests. JetBlue, Air Canada, and Air Transat are limiting daily flights to the country, which on Wednesday announced that it’s canceling Carnival, […]

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Could Little Haiti soon be known as Little River?

Overloaders! Little Haiti in Miami may be disappearing before our eyes. According to the Miami Herald Little Haiti is one of the fastest gentrifying neighborhoods in the nation today. When Haitian refugees were released from Krome detention center and other centers around the United States in the late 1970s, they settled in the area now […]

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Haiti Cancels 2019 Carnival after unrest

Haiti’s minister of culture and communication announced Wednesday that national Carnival celebrations will be canceled in the wake of violent protests that paralyzed the country for more than 10 days. “Organizing a national Carnival requires preparation time,” Jean-Michel Lapin told reporters.  “Technically, it is too late for the government to discuss organizing a national Carnival […]

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President Jovenel Moise refuses to step down

Haitian President Jovenel Moise has said he “will not leave the country in the hands of armed gangs and drug traffickers“, amid continuing protests. He broke his silence in a TV address after a week of violence in which at least seven people have been killed.  Protesters, who accuse Mr Moise of corruption, want his […]

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