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Haiti Helicopter Tour
Posted Nov 08, 2013

Category(s): Country

When I was invited to take a helicopter tour of Southwestern Haiti by my friend Cleve Mesidor, I jumped at the chance. I picked Cleve up early one morning and we headed through Port-au-Prince rush-hour traffic down to the airport, where we boarded a government helicopter and took off… The result was several hours of stunning aerial footage of Haiti’s south and this video that Cleve and I prepared for the Haitian Times.

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Why Do We Always Nit-Pick French Grammar?
Posted Oct 21, 2013

Category(s): Country People Culture

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.

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DJ Polomixx Prezidan - Haitian Determination
Posted Sep 09, 2013

Category(s): People Culture

DJ Polomixx Prezidan - Haitian Determination

Come read about how one man was determined to see that Haitians were represented on Eastern Parkway this year…

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Labor Day 2013 on Eastern Parkway - What Happened?
Posted Sep 04, 2013

Category(s): Culture

Anpil Foto

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. 

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