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Haitians in hurricane-devastated Bahamas face uncertain future

Nassau - Even before Hurricane Dorian destroyed their shantytown on Abaco Island, life was not easy for the Haitian immigrant community in the Bahamas.Now the loss of everything they own is compounded by fear about the future.

Haiti's president names new prime minister

Port-au-prince - Haiti's President Jovenel Moise on Monday named Fritz-William Michel prime minister, following the resignation of his predecessor who failed to win parliamentary approval for his government.

Raped, widowed, homeless: Haiti's slum women abandoned to gangs

Port-au-prince - As the first bursts of gunfire rang out, the women from La Saline slum grabbed their kids and fled for cover.

At least five dead following Haiti downpour

Port-au-prince - At least five people were killed and three are missing in Haiti after a torrential downpour buffeted the capital of Port-au-Prince, the country's civil protection agency said Wednesday.

Taiwan leader plans US stopover on diplomatic tour

Taipei - Taiwan's leader will stop over in the United States during a visit to four Caribbean diplomatic allies in a move that could anger Beijing.

Haitian investigators say president in 'embezzlement scheme'

Port-au-prince - A panel of judges on Friday accused Haitian President Jovenel Moise of being at the center of an "embezzlement scheme" that siphoned off Venezuelan aid money meant for fixing roads.

Haitian opposition senators ransack meeting room

Port-au-prince - Four opposition senators trashed their meeting room in Port-au-Prince early Thursday to prevent, for a third time, the ratification of Prime Minister Jean-Michel Lapin's agenda, further crippling the fledgling government.

US reports gunfire near Haiti embassy

Port-au-prince - The US embassy in Haiti reported gunfire on Monday near its diplomatic compound but said the incident was quickly over.

UN votes to shut down Haiti police mission

New York - The UN Security Council on Friday decided to shut down a police mission in Haiti and replace it with a smaller UN political presence even as it admitted that the poor Caribbean nation faces major problems.

Lapin confirmed as Haiti's new prime minister

Port-au-prince - Haiti's President Jovenel Moise on Tuesday confirmed Jean-Michel Lapin as the country's new prime minister, just weeks after the Chamber of Deputies censured his predecessor's six-month-old government.

Haiti president names acting prime minister

Port-au-prince - Haiti's President Jovenel Moise on Thursday named a new acting prime minister, Jean-Michel Lapin, after lawmakers voted to censure his predecessor's six month old government.

Haiti's lower house censures PM

Port-au-prince - Haiti's Chamber of Deputies voted Monday to censure Jean-Henry Ceant's government, with a new prime minister set to be named soon.Of the 103 lawmakers participating, 93 voted to dismiss the prime minister and his government.

UN chief says Haiti police mission should close as planned

New York - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is recommending that a UN police force deployed in Haiti end its mission in October as planned, despite weeks of violent protests, according to a report seen by AFP on Wednesday.

UN council calls for peaceful protests in Haiti

New York - The UN Security Council on Thursday appealed to Haitians to hold peaceful protests after meeting behind closed doors to discuss the violence that has killed at least seven people.

Violent street protests in Haiti hit tourism industry

Port-au-prince - With flaming barricades and widespread looting, 10 days of street violence in Haiti have all but buried a tourism industry that managed to resurrect itself after a devastating earthquake in 2010.

Group of 25 Canadian students flees Haiti unrest

Ottawa - A group of 25 school students from Quebec and three chaperones were able to leave Haiti on Sunday, where they had been stuck due to violent anti-government protests.

Haiti officials to lose perks in PM's response to violent unrest

Port-au-prince - Government officials in Haiti, one of the world's poorest countries, will lose their perks under emergency economic and anti-corruption measures announced Saturday by Prime Minister Jean-Henry Ceant after days of deadly protests.

Canada warns against all travel to Haiti

Ottawa - Canada has raised its travel alert for Haiti, warning its citizens against all travel to the Caribbean nation after violent anti-government protests trapped Canadian tourists at a beachside resort.

Nearly 80 detainees escape Haiti prison: police

Port-au-prince - At least six people have died in nearly weeklong protests demanding that President Jovenel Moise resign in Haiti, which saw fresh tensions and a major prison break Tuesday.

Haiti protests demanding Moise exit enter fourth day

Port-au-prince - Hundreds of protesters turned out in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince Sunday for a fourth day of demonstrations demanding the resignation of President Jovenel Moise.

Tiny Turks and Caicos overwhelmed by Haitian influx

Turks And Caicos Islands - Handmade wooden boats and the artisans who craft them line a lengthy stretch of Haiti's north coast. Under a sun rising over water as smooth as glass, it makes for an idyllic vignette.

28 Haitians dead after ship sinks off Bahamas: officials

Miami - At least 28 Haitians have drowned off the coast of Abaco in the Bahamas, officials said Sunday, the latest tragedy at sea for migrants seeking to leave the Caribbean's poorest economy.

Off the beaten path, Haiti's jazz festival comes of age

Port-au-prince - At a time when most of the world's jazz capitals are buried under snow or suffering through sub-zero temperatures, Haiti is offering fans a week of outdoor concerts showcasing the best talents in the business in a balmy Caribbean clime.

No theaters, no money: Haiti labors to keep cinema alive

Jacmel - In the Haitian port city of Jacmel, watching a film is something of a labor of love.

The vicious circle of poverty in Haiti

Port-au-prince - On the hills of Port-au-Prince, a chaotic jumble of structures stretches ever farther into the distance: Haiti's capital is suffering under the weight of high inflation, endemic corruption and a perilous drop in the value of its currency.

US authorizes non-essential diplomats, family to leave Haiti

Washington - The United States on Thursday authorized non-essential diplomatic personnel and their families to leave Haiti amid tensions in the wake of violent anti-government protests.

Haiti prime minister promises jobs in answer to unrest

Port-au-prince - Haiti's Prime Minister Jean-Henry Ceant on Saturday promised a crash program to create jobs in poor neighborhoods after a tense week marred by violence and protests against the government.

International community urges dialogue in tense Haiti

Port-au-prince - The international community called Thursday on Haiti's political leaders to open a dialogue in the wake of deadly protests against President Jovenel Moise.

Haiti gripped by tension as president stays out of sight

Port-au-prince - A general strike shut down most of Haiti Wednesday as tension and uncertainty gripped the Caribbean country following deadly protests over the weekend and the president's unexplained absence from public.

Police say three dead in Haiti demos but opposition disputes toll

Port-au-prince - Three people were killed by gunfire in Haiti during weekend mass protests in several cities calling for the resignation of President Jovenel Moise, police said Monday, but the opposition put the death toll at 11.
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Hurricane damage in Les Cayes, Haiti. The town is almost totally destroyed.
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The Nissan trucks donated to Haiti will assist in moving food and supplies throughout the country.
The Nissan trucks donated to Haiti will assist in moving food and supplies throughout the country.
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A photograph of one tent city housing an estimated 50 000 Haitians.  Located in Port-au-Prince  this...
A photograph of one tent city housing an estimated 50,000 Haitians. Located in Port-au-Prince, this photograph clearly illustrates the lack of adequate shelter.
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Red Cross continue to supply emergency disaster relief around the world
Red Cross continue to supply emergency disaster relief around the world
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October 21 the Italian Red Cross water treatment plant was put into action with the Colombian Red Cr...
October 21,the Italian Red Cross water treatment plant was put into action with the Colombian Red Cross helping with packing and loading. Teams worked through the night to fill one truck with 1/2 litres sachets of treated water. On Wednesday 20 October, the Haitian Red Cross sent a truck loaded with medical supplies to the main hospital in Saint Marc. Already these supplies, including IV fluids, antibiotics and first aid kits, are being used to treat patients. On Friday 22 October, a convoy of t
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More than 250 rapes in camps were reported in the 150 days following the earthquake.
More than 250 rapes in camps were reported in the 150 days following the earthquake.
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A family after the devastating earthquake in Haiti
A family after the devastating earthquake in Haiti
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Treating cholera patients in Haiti.
Treating cholera patients in Haiti.
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Marushka and Pediatric Orthopaedic Physician Assistant  Kim O Brien  awaiting foot surgery at Le Hop...
Marushka and Pediatric Orthopaedic Physician Assistant, Kim O'Brien, awaiting foot surgery at Le Hopital Sacre Coeur in Milot, Haiti following the earthquake in Port-au-Prince.
Protesters burn tires during an anti-government protest in Port-au-Prince on May 14  2014
Protesters burn tires during an anti-government protest in Port-au-Prince on May 14, 2014
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The USS Bataan off the coast of Haiti  where it is deployed to render humanitarian assistance.
The USS Bataan off the coast of Haiti, where it is deployed to render humanitarian assistance.
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Sûrtab s sterile manufacturing room where the “Made in Haiti ” sûrtab Tablet PC  is  assembled
Sûrtab's sterile manufacturing room where the “Made in Haiti,” sûrtab Tablet PC is assembled
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French rescuers pull a man from rubble in Haiti
French rescuers pull a man from rubble in Haiti
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Nissan answers the call for help by donating 30 trucks to assist in Haiti relief effort.
Nissan answers the call for help by donating 30 trucks to assist in Haiti relief effort.
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