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Heritage Showcase

Lesha Daley

December 12, 2012


Filed under Campus News and Events, This Week's Top Stories, University of New Haven

This year, the Caribbean Student Association (CSA) hosted its second annual Heritage Showcase at Dodds Theatre on Friday, Dec. 8, 2012. Countries represented included Guyana, Jamaica, Haiti, The Virgin Islands, Dominican Republic, Trinidad and Tobago and America. The Heritage Showcase is one of many ac...

Crisis Response

Matt DiGiovanni

March 23, 2011


Filed under Opinion & Editorials

Every time a large scale disaster occurs, for the most part, the rest of the world responds by offering aid in some way or another. Whether through funding, manpower to help with recovery, or the contribution of equipment and supplies, global aid can greatly help an ailing nation. However, with the short...

Haiti’s “Baby Doc” Surprise Return From Exile

Vanessa Estime

January 26, 2011


Filed under Global News

After a tumultuous year of trying to rebuild Haiti from the ground up following the devastating January 12 earthquake, an on-going controversial general election, and a shocking cholera outbreak that left the nation scarred, the Caribbean island witnessed yet another unexpected event—the retur...

Elections in Haiti Amid Cholera Epidemic and National Disarray

Liz De La Torre

December 1, 2010


Filed under Global News

After the magnitude-7.0 earthquake destroyed Haiti earlier this year, the Nov. 28 Election Day for a new president, 99 deputies, and 20 senators never seemed so promising or necessary for the ravaged country that has been struggling to rebuild. But some people are wondering whether political inter...

Haitians Protest UN Base Over Cholera Claim

The Associated Press

November 17, 2010


Filed under Global News

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Protesters who hold Nepalese U.N. peacekeepers responsible for a deadly outbreak of cholera that has killed 1,000 in three weeks threw stones and threatened to set fire to a base in the country’s second-largest city Monday, Haitian radio and eyewitnesses reported. The protesters...

Haiti Official: Cholera Outbreak is Stabilizing

The Associated Press

October 27, 2010


Filed under Global News, Health, Science

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – A cholera outbreak that has killed more than 250 people in rural Haiti is stabilizing, health officials said Monday, as aid groups and the gov ernment race to prevent it from spreading to the capital’s squalid camps of earthquake survivors. The outbreak was expected to...

Legal Clause Thwarts Wyclef Jean’s Candidacy

Liz De La Torre

August 25, 2010


Filed under Global News, Politics

Despite ample campaigning for president, it looks like hip hop star Wyclef Jean will not be the face that helps restore the “pearl of the Antille,” as he so affectionately calls his homeland, Haiti. After the earthquake that destroyed much of the country, Wyclef Jean spoke out about his desire to...

Chris Brown to Host Haiti Benefit Concert

The Associated Press

April 21, 2010


Filed under Entertainment, Global News, Music

NEW YORK – Chris Brown  will headline and host a benefit concert in Virginia next month. "Virginia Stand Up! A Call to Action" will be held May 15 at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. Performers will include Trey Songz, Keri Hilson, T-Pain, Mario and Ryan Leslie. The 20-year-old...

9th US missionary freed in Haiti, returns home

Liz De La Torre

March 9, 2010


Filed under Global News

From The Associated Press PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – A U.S. missionary held for more than a month in Haiti on kidnapping charges flew back to the United States after being released from prison, while the leader of her Baptist group remained in custody. Charisa Coulter and Laura Silsby were the last...

Missionaries freed by Haitian judge back in US

Liz De La Torre

February 18, 2010


Filed under Global News

From The Associated Press MIAMI – Eight American missionaries charged with child kidnapping in Haiti were back in the U.S. Thursday and looking forward to homecomings, even as two others remained in a Haitian jail in an ordeal sparked by the group's attempt to take 33 children out of the earthquake-stricken...

‘We Are the World’ debuts, worldwide airing set

Brittni DeHart

February 14, 2010


Filed under Music

From The Associated Press The revamped "We Are the World" made its world premiere Friday during NBC's coverage of the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics, and a simultaneous worldwide screening of the full, seven-minute version of the music video is planned for Saturday. The worldwide simulcast...

Haitian children begin enrolling in US schools

Liz De La Torre

February 11, 2010


Filed under Global News

From The Associated Press MIRAMAR, Fla. – Some of the children arrived with no school records at all, some with only the clothes on their backs. A few still bear scrapes and bruises. All carry terrible memories. Nearly 1,000 youngsters who survived Haiti's catastrophic earthquake have enrolled...

Haiti judge: Detained Americans should be released

Liz De La Torre

February 11, 2010


Filed under Global News

From The Associated Press PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – The Haitian judge deciding whether 10 U.S. missionaries should face trial on charges of trying to take a busload of children out of the country said Thursday he will recommend that they be released provisionally while the investigation continues. Judge...

Americans Arrested After Attempting “Orphan Rescue Mission”

Liz De La Torre

February 9, 2010


Filed under Global News

Following the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti, 10 American Baptists from the Central Valley and East Side Baptist Churches in Idaho were arrested Jan. 29 after attempting to take 33 children, varying in age from 2 months to 12 years old, out of the ravaged country without consent from the government...

US commits to recover all bodies from Haiti hotel

Liz De La Torre

February 5, 2010


Filed under Global News

From The Associated Press PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – An hour before the earthquake struck, 19-year-old Britney Gengel phoned her mother in Massachusetts, bursting with joy: She had found her calling on a college trip to help orphans in Haiti. Now, as recovery crews continue to scour the collapsed...

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