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.
While in Haiti, we got the opportunity to visit the newly opened and redesigned Place Boyer in Petionville. It is one of the latest in a series of public places which have opened after being home to thousands of tent dwellers made homeless by the earthquake. I found this one especially well designed, and hope the upkeep and maintenance continue and that people show it respect.