Haiti

  • At least five dead as sailboat capsizes off Haiti coast 15-02-2014 07:09 AM

    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....
  • Ice cream adds sweet taste for peasant farmers in Haiti 10-02-2014 10:49 AM

    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...
  • World champions Spain tested by Haiti in a 2-1 win 09-06-2013 09:46 AM

    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 29-10-2012 01:16 PM

    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...
  • Hurricane's death toll rises to 65 in Caribbean 28-10-2012 08:28 PM

    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...
  • Haiti mudslides, rainstorms kill at least 13 08-06-2011 01:32 AM

    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...
  • Report questions official Haiti quake death toll 31-05-2011 07:01 AM

    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...
  • New president to take power in struggling Haiti 14-05-2011 12:09 PM

    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...
  • Shakira donates $400,900 to rebuild Haiti school 02-04-2011 04:55 PM

    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...
  • Haiti President confirms 3-month term extension 08-02-2011 10:05 AM

    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...
  • Haiti miracle kid: Survived without food, water 12-01-2011 01:39 PM

    Baby Jenny was found four days after the devastating earthquake hit Haiti. ...
  • Thousands dead in Haiti from cholera 28-12-2010 11:23 AM

    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,...
  • Haiti cholera likely from UN troops 08-12-2010 03:32 PM

    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 prison unrest: three inmates dead 18-10-2010 10:39 AM

    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...
  • Watch: Art therapy for kids in quake-hit Haiti 05-03-2010 06:15 PM

    The art therapy program is run by Quiqueya University. ...
  • At least 10 killed in torrential rains in Haiti 02-03-2010 12:27 PM

    Hallf-a-million people are still living in tents and tarpaulin. ...
  • Angelina Jolie lands in Haiti, draws world attention 10-02-2010 10:20 AM

    Jolie has donated $1 million for the relief fund for the Haitian victims. ...
  • Haitians clearing debris for food 08-02-2010 09:01 AM

    They have taken the massive cleanup after the quake into their own hands. ...
  • Haitian hip hop group uses music to help rebuild Haiti 05-02-2010 09:39 AM

    The group is called SAL 6 and consists of childhood friends. ...
  • Are Haiti children disappearing? 27-01-2010 02:47 PM

    A total of 300, 000 babies and toddlers are in dire need of proper food and shelter. ...
  • Woman aged 109 escapes out of rubble in Haiti 24-01-2010 01:38 PM

    Rescue teams pulled her out of the rubble from the quake-hit Haiti. ...