Haiti

  • At least five dead as sailboat capsizes off Haiti coast February 15, 2014

    Port-au-Prince: A government official in Haiti says that at least five people are dead after their flimsy sailboat capsized off the Caribbean nation's far western coast. Silvera Guillaume of Haiti's Civil Protection Office said on Friday that the vessel capsized around 5 pm on Wednesday when it encountered strong waves. The boat...
  • Ice cream adds sweet taste for peasant farmers in Haiti February 10, 2014

    Entrepreneurs from one of the grittiest cities in the United States have joined forces with peasant farmers in Haiti to help transform the country's bitter poverty into delicious and life-sustaining ice cream. A white former human sexuality professor from Alabama and a black Baltimore gourmet ice cream maker are being recognized...
  • World champions Spain tested by Haiti in a 2-1 win June 9, 2013

    Miami Gardens, Florida: Santiago Cazorla and Cesc Fabregas scored early as World Cup champion Spain beat Haiti 2-1 in a friendly on Saturday. Cazorla scored seven minutes into the match, dribbling toward his left and converting a 20-meter shot inside the right post. Fabregas' goal in the 18th came from...
  • Hurricane Sandy: Death toll rises to 65 in Caribbean October 29, 2012

    Port-au-Prince, Haiti: As Americans braced Sunday for Hurricane Sandy, Haiti was still suffering. Officials raised the storm-related 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...
  • Hurricane's death toll rises to 65 in Caribbean October 28, 2012

    Pott-Au-Prince (Haiti): As Americans brace for Hurricane Sandy, the Caribbean is still suffering. Officials say storm-related death toll has risen to 65 as of early Sunday. Haitian authorities have reported 51 of those deaths. Continued rains have added to the initial jolt of the hurricane. The country is especially vulnerable due...
  • 4.6 magnitude quake rattles Haiti: USGS March 8, 2012

    Port-au-Prince: 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 4.6-quake was centred 38 kilometres southeast of the capital of Port-au-Prince and had a depth...
  • Haiti mudslides, rainstorms kill at least 13 June 8, 2011

    Port-Au-Prince: Heavy rain hammered southern Haiti for a seventh straight day on Tuesday, triggering floods and mudslides and causing houses and shanties in the capital to collapse. The official death toll from the storm was 13 but likely to rise. Runoff from the rain sent rivers surging and flooded many homes...
  • Report questions official Haiti quake death toll May 31, 2011

    Port-Au-Prince: Far fewer people died or were left homeless by last year's devastating earthquake than claimed by Haitian leaders, a report commissioned by the US government has concluded - challenging a central premise behind a multi-billion-dollar aid and reconstruction effort. The report estimates that the death toll was between 46,000 and...
  • New president to take power in struggling Haiti May 14, 2011

    Port-Au-Prince: Charismatic pop star-turned-president Michel Martelly takes over Haiti on Saturday promising to rebuild its earthquake-devastated capital, develop the long-neglected countryside and build a modern army. The 50-year-old performer known to Haitians as "Sweet Micky" was swept to power in March 20 presidential runoff by Haitians tired of past leaders who...
  • Shakira donates $400,900 to rebuild Haiti school April 2, 2011

    London: Singer Shakira has reportedly donated $400,900 to rebuild a school damaged in an earthquake in Haiti. The "Hips Don't Lie" hit-maker had pledged to rebuild the Elie Dubois school in Port-au-Prince shortly after the disaster hit the country in January 2010. Her Barefoot Foundation will team up with the Architecture...
  • Haiti President confirms 3-month term extension February 8, 2011

    Port-au-Prince: 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

    Port-au-Prince: At least 2,707 people have died in Haiti in the cholera epidemic that has affected the impoverished country since mid-October, 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 cholera likely from UN troops December 8, 2010

    Port-Au-Prince, Haiti: A contingent of U.N. peacekeepers is the likely source of a cholera outbreak in Haiti that has killed at least 2,000 people, a French scientist said in a report obtained on Tuesday by The Associated Press. Epidemiologist Renaud Piarroux concluded that the cholera originated in a tributary of Haiti's...
  • Haiti prison unrest: three inmates dead October 18, 2010

    Port-au-Prince: 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 Port-au-Prince's national prison after Sunday's violence. A Justice...
  • Shakira to build school in quake-hit Haiti April 13, 2010

    Port-au-Prince: Colombian pop star Shakira met child survivors of Haiti's earthquake on Sunday as her charity prepared to build a school in the disaster-stricken Caribbean country. The singer, who has already joined Hollywood actors and other global celebrities to raise funds for the victims of the January 12 earthquake, flew into...
  • 41 dead after earthquake hits eastern Turkey March 8, 2010

    Ankara: A strong earthquake, with a preliminary magnitude of 6, hit eastern Turkey on Monday, killing at least 41 people and knocking down houses in at least six small villages, the government said. The quake affected villages near the town of Kovancilar, toppling stone or mud-brick homes and minarets of mosques,...
  • Watch: Art therapy for kids in quake-hit Haiti March 5, 2010

    Haiti still struggling to rebuild lives after the massive earthquake, it may take many years. Art is helping children overcome their loss. The art therapy program is run by Quiqueya University. The university was flattened by the quake, but the students and faculty wanted to do something to help the...
  • At least 10 killed in torrential rains in Haiti March 2, 2010

    In Haiti, torrential rains have killed at least ten people. And its just the beginning of the rainy season. With half-a-million people still living in tents and tarps in the capital, the government and international organizations are in a race against time. ...
  • A month since the quake, Haiti still a graveyard February 12, 2010

    Port-au-Prince: Nearly a month since the deadly earthquake, Haiti's capital Port-au-Prince 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...
  • Bill Clinton in good spirits after heart procedure February 12, 2010

    New York: Former US President Bill Clinton underwent a successful heart procedure on Thursday to open a blocked artery in his heart with two stents after he had experienced chest discomfort, his spokesman said. Clinton, 63, had quadruple heart bypass surgery in 2004 to free up four blocked arteries and the...
  • Angelina Jolie lands in Haiti, draws world attention February 10, 2010

    UN goodwill ambassador Angelina Jolie arrived at Port-au-Prince on behalf of the UNICEF in an attempt to draw attention to young victims. Jolie donated $1 million, going the extra mile in visiting the injured and destitute children in Haiti. She had also met injured Haitians at a hospital in the...
  • Haitians clearing debris for food February 8, 2010

    Tens of thousands of haitians working sun up to sun down in shifts have taken the massive cleanup after the quake into their own hands. ...
  • Haitian hip hop group uses music to help rebuild Haiti February 5, 2010

    Port-Au-Prince In earthquake ravaged Haiti, music is healing souls. Amidst the chaos, the Local hip-hop groups are spreading the message, asking people to help rebuild their lives. ...
  • Bill Clinton to coordinate Haiti aid efforts February 4, 2010

    United Nations: The United Nations assigned former US President Bill Clinton, now UN special envoy to Haiti, to coordinate international relief efforts in the earthquake-devastated country. Clinton will seek to organise a mass of aid initiatives and offers that have poured in since the magnitude 7.0 earthquake killed up to 200,000...
  • 10 Americans arrested in Haiti for child trafficking February 1, 2010

    Port-au-Prince: Ten US citizens were arrested in Haiti on the charges of trafficking 33 children from the earthquake-hit nation, Press TV reported on Sunday. The Americans were detained at Malpasse, Haiti's main border crossing with the Dominican Republic, after Haitian police found 33 children - aged between two months and 12...
  • Business warns regulation may crimp recovery January 27, 2010

    Davos, Switzerland: Global business leaders warned Western governments on Wednesday that a populist crackdown on the financial industry could crimp a fragile recovery from the worst recession since the 1930s. The worried response to US President Barack Obama's plans to tax and curb big banks, came on the opening day...
  • Economic recovery, booming China top Davos debate January 27, 2010

    Davos, (Switzerland): The risks of an uneven global economic recovery — powered by a booming China and held back by unemployment in the US and other wealthy nations — dominated the agenda on Wednesday as the World Economic Forum opened in the Swiss Alps. The five-day gathering of movers and shakers...
  • Are Haiti children disappearing? January 27, 2010

    Two weeks since the devastating earthquake in Haiti, a total of 300, 000 babies and toddlers are in dire need of proper food. ...
  • Woman aged 109 escapes out of rubble in Haiti January 24, 2010

    The search for survivors in Haiti may be over. But a 109-year-old woman got a second lease of life when rescue teams pulled her out of the rubble. ...