Why do we Haitians always nit-pick French grammar? We seem to do this much more so than the French and Americans do for their respective languages. I’ve seen entire online conversations get derailed because someone erroneously used an “accent aigu” instead of an “accent grave”, or made a slight error in applying the correct tense or grammatical conjugation. Of course there are situations where even the slightest grammatical errors are unacceptable, but sometimes we just can’t seem to shake that “I’m-still-in-school” mentally where the most inconsequential errors need to be corrected.
Ok, the trend has been going on for quite some time now. Attendance at Eastern Parkway’s, West Indian, Labor Day parade seems to have gone down year after year. Massive gentrification in the immediate neighborhood has displaced many of Caribbean descent. In addition, the recent economically difficult times have also appeared to make it difficult to connect with the kinds of sponsors necessary to obtain the expensive licenses and floats required to entertain on the parade route.
The third edition of the E2Tech technology fair took place at Port-au-Prince’s Karibe Hotel. It was the third in a serie of fairs designed for a larger community and focused on Information and Communication Technologies, Energy and Environment.