Port_au_Prince

  • Hurricane Sandy: Death toll rises to 65 in Caribbean October 29, 2012

    PortauPrince, Haiti: As Americans braced Sunday for Hurricane Sandy, Haiti was still suffering. Officials raised the stormrelated death toll across the Caribbean to 65, with 51 of those coming in Haiti, which was pelted by three days of constant rains that ended only on Friday. As the rains stopped and rivers...
  • 4.6 magnitude quake rattles Haiti: USGS March 8, 2012

    PortauPrince: A moderate earthquake has rattled southern Haiti, causing some people to run out of buildings in fear. There were no immediate reports of damage. The United States Geological Survey is reporting that the magnitude 4.6quake was centred 38 kilometres southeast of the capital of PortauPrince and had a depth...
  • Haiti President confirms 3month term extension February 8, 2011

    PortauPrince: Haitian President Rene Preval will stay in office for three more months as his country chooses a successor in a delayed election, his chief of staff said on Monday. Chief of Staff Fritz Longchamp confirmed Preval's exit date of May 14 in a phone interview with The Associated Press following...
  • Haiti miracle kid: Survived without food, water January 12, 2011

    Baby Jenny was found four days after the devastating earthquake hit Haiti. ...
  • Thousands dead in Haiti from cholera December 28, 2010

    PortauPrince: At least 2,707 people have died in Haiti in the cholera epidemic that has affected the impoverished country since midOctober, according to figures released on Monday by the public health ministry. The bulletin said that another 128,251 people have been affected by the disease, of whom 68,764 were hospitalised, though...
  • Haiti prison unrest: three inmates dead October 18, 2010

    PortauPrince: An apparent riot by prisoners at Haiti's largest penitentiary left three inmates dead and led to a brief hostage crisis on Sunday. The causes of the unrest were not immediately clear. UN peacekeepers cordoned off the area and stood guard around PortauPrince's national prison after Sunday's violence. A Justice...
  • A month since the quake, Haiti still a graveyard February 12, 2010

    PortauPrince: Nearly a month since the deadly earthquake, Haiti's capital PortauPrince is still a graveyard. In the ruins of the National Nursing College as many as a hundred students remain crushed under concrete. At first on a site like the nursing college it's hard to understand what you're actually looking at. It's like...
  • Woman aged 109 escapes out of rubble in Haiti January 24, 2010

    The search for survivors in Haiti may be over. But a 109yearold woman got a second lease of life when rescue teams pulled her out of the rubble. ...
  • Cola, cookies, 'God' kept Haiti man alive for 11 days January 24, 2010

    PortauPrince, Haiti: An international team of rescuers unearthed a shop clerk in good condition from deep beneath the concrete and wooden wreckage of a hotel grocery store Saturday, 11 days after an earthquake crumbled Haiti's capital. Dozens of onlookers wearing masks against the stench of the city's decaying bodies cheered when...
  • Haiti miracle: man survives in rubble drinking urine January 23, 2010

    PortauPrince, Haiti: An Israeli search team pulled a severely dehydrated 21yearold man from the rubble of his bedroom a staggering 10 days after an earthquake leveled much of the Haitian capital. Emmannuel Buso was so ghostly pale that rescuers said his mother thought he was a corpse. However, doctors found him...
  • Watch: Quakehit Haiti in need of more aid January 16, 2010

    Over 3 million people in quakehit Haiti are in need of food, water, medical treatment and shelter. The United Nations now plans to raise another $550 million in aid. Haiti's capital PortauPrince is filled with death and destruction. ...
  • Haiti in ruins, gang of robbers prey on survivors January 16, 2010

    PortauPrince: As many as 200,000 people died in the earthquake that devastated Haiti and threequarters of the capital, PortauPrince, will need to be rebuilt, authorities in the Caribbean country said on Friday. "We have already collected around 50,000 dead bodies. We anticipate there will be between 100,000 and 200,000 dead in...
  • Watch: Powerful earthquake devastates Haiti January 13, 2010

    Haiti: A powerful earthquake has devastated Haiti, the worst in 200 years, followed by many aftershocks. Hundreds are feared dead and a frantic search is on for the survivors buried under the debris. ...