Monthly Archives: November 2010

You’re From Barbados? Not Impressed

Whenever I travel to a Black country, I try to build some extra threads of camaraderie by mentioning my family’s Barbados heritage.  I usually find it to be a good conversation piece, allowing me to speak about immigration, the diversity … Continue reading

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Magic System in Haiti

A few weeks ago, some colleagues and I went to go see Magic System perform in Port au Prince.  The show was AMAZING.  What makes a Magic System concert hot is how live they get the crowd.  See the footage … Continue reading

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US Envoy Says Haiti Election Process On Track Despite Cholera

(RTTNews) – United States Ambassador to Haiti Kenneth H. Merten has said that despite reeling under a cholera epidemic and last month’s Hurricane Tomas, the Caribbean country is on track to conduct the presidential and legislative elections on Sunday. Merten, … Continue reading

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Digicel launches mobile money in Haiti

Cellco Digicel Haiti has launched a mobile money service in cooperation with Scotiabank under the name ‘Tcho Tcho Mobile’, allowing Haitians to carry out cash withdrawals, deposits and transfers securely through their mobile phones without the need for a traditional … Continue reading

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“It’s a sad thing to be Haitian…”

Two weeks ago I walked by some Haitian colleagues at the embassy, commenting on an article in the Jamaica Observer about the cholera situation in Haiti.  The article stated that from now on, all visitors to Jamaica arriving from Haiti … Continue reading

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The Haitian Tea Party Movement

If ever there was room for a tea party movement, it’s in Haiti.  America is currently in the midst of political transition as a result of the mid-mandate elections, the outcomes of which have been largely fueled by the Tea … Continue reading

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