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These Boots Are Made From Old Plastic Bottles Recovered In Haiti

Timberland is using recycled plastic to sew more and more of their shoes–and paying Haitians to gather the bottles in the process. Timberland’s latest man-boots have an interesting backstory. Their canvas-like uppers are recycled from plastic bottles picked up from the beaches of Haiti. Read Full Story

Haiti: Report calls for prosecution of rights abusers under Duvalier

Human rights organizations called Tuesday for the prosecution of human rights abusers during Haiti's brutal Duvalier dictatorship. In a report, The International Federation of Human Rights (FIDH) highlighted the urgency of bringing justice as only seven of 17 people accused of abuses are still alive. Show More Summary

BRIC Presents Bordering the Imaginary: Art from the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and their Diasporas

2 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

Bordering the Imaginary investigates the complicated relationship between the Dominican Republic and Haiti — two nations that share a single island. The post BRIC Presents Bordering the Imaginary: Art from the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and their Diasporas appeared first on Hyperallergic.

5 restaurants where you can sample Stone Mountain’s Caribbean soul

Looking for great Jamaican and Caribbean food in Atlanta? Pienanny owner Tiffany Parkes takes us on a tour of her favorite spots in Stone Mountain, where people from Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and beyond have opened several restaurants along Memorial Drive.

Q. & A.: Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: A Missionary’s Daughter in Haiti

In “The Gospel of Trees,” Apricot Irving recounts the formative years she spent in Haiti while her father was devoted to reforestation efforts there.

The Mysterious Werewolves of Haiti

One type of monster that seems to be very pervasive in the human psyche across cultures is that of creatures with the power to transform from human to animal, and by far the most well-known of these entities is the werewolf of legend. Yet there have always been those who believe that these are not... Read more »

Jamf's 'innovation pod' aims to offer iPad-based education to students in Haiti

Enterprise and educational device management firm Jamf is helping a group of 150 Haitian students to engage with the digital world, by shipping an 'innovation pod' providing iPads and other technology, as well as a digital curriculum, to a school in one of Haiti's impoverished areas.

HaBO: Heroine Nicknamed Cottontop

This HaBO request comes from Tabitha, who wants to find this American historical: It is set during the Revolutionary War. The heroine has a nickname of Cottontop. It starts in Maryland, and progresses through both Haiti and New York, though not necessarily in that order. Show More Summary

Sigora Haiti - From Electrification to Empowerment: Building a Utility-Grade Micro-Utility from the Bottom Up #Haiti

From Engineering for Change: On the wall of the Sigora Haiti field operations center in Mole Saint Nicolas, Haiti, the company’s 50+ local employees have painted the new rallying cry of the 21st century energy sector, “Moun Yo Swaf Kouran,” which means “the people are thirsty for power” in Haitian Kreyol. Show More Summary

'Orgies While People Are Dying': How Charity Oxfam Allowed Sex Abuse in Ailing Countries Like Haiti

Staff hired prostitutes at aid sites and tried to cover it up. Oxfam has been hit with dozens more misconduct allegations in the days since The Times of London revealed Oxfam tried to cover up sex crimes by senior aid workers in Haiti after the devastating 2010 earthquake. Show More Summary

The Scene: Diplomacy by Design at the Haitian Embassy

Fashion made time for Washington on Friday as designers and runway fans gathered at the Embassy of Haiti to celebrate Haitian American designers at the “Diplomacy by Design” show. And, of course, a little bit of politics got thrown into the mix. Haitian Ambassador Paul Altidor opened his remarks at the D.C. Fashion Week party with a punchline: “Welcome to […]

Editorial: When Charity Workers Turn Predatory

3 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

Oxfam’s admission that staff in Haiti paid for sex with desperate local people puts aid groups on notice worldwide.

Pink's 6-Year-Old Daughter Is Raising Money For Haiti, Because Being a Badass Is Genetic

Willz and her friend Gracie wanted to do some charity work. So they bought bulk candy and set up a table in catering at mama @pink rehersal Hall. They are donating the money to #Haiti ????????. Good work ladies, doing your part. #DontTellTrump...Show More Summary

Trump’s decision to end protections for Haiti and El Salvador immigrants is racially motivated, claims lawsuit

Donald Trump’s racism against certain classes of immigrants invalidates his move to end protections for Haitians and El Salvadorans in the US, a new lawsuit alleges. “President Trump has long made clear his dislike and disregard for Latino and Black immigrants”, a complaint filed in a Massachusetts district court argues. Show More Summary

Haiti Suspends Oxfam Great Britain After Sex Scandal

3 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

Two weeks after learning that Oxfam staff members had sex parties with prostitutes after the 2010 earthquake, the Haitian government is investigating.

Haiti suspends Oxfam GB's operating right amid misconduct probe

PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - Haiti has temporarily revoked Oxfam Great Britain's right to operate in the Caribbean country after allegations of sexual misconduct by some of the charity's staff there, Planning and External Cooperation Minister Aviol Fleurant said on Thursday.

Lawsuit Looks to Preserve Protections for Immigrants From Haiti, El Salvador

Several groups have filed a federal lawsuit in Boston against the Trump administration, claiming its TPS policy toward certain ethnic groups is racist.       


HAITI SUSPENDS OXFAM OPERATIONS PENDING SEX SCANDAL PROBE: Haiti on Thursday suspended the operations of British charity Oxfam pending the outcome of its investigation into allegations that its staff sexually exploited Haitians after a devastating 2010 earthquake. The country’s ministry of planning and foreign aid said Oxfam GB had made a “serious error” by failing […]

Haiti suspends Oxfam operations for two months amid sexual misconduct allegations

3 weeks agoNews : USAToday: News

The allegations back to the aftermath of Haiti's 2010 earthquake disaster.        

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