A deadly orphanage fire in Haiti has been linked to this U.S. Christian group

March 5, 2020

A self-described church that was once parodied on the classic sitcom “Seinfeld” has been implicated in an orphanage fire in Haiti in which as many as 16 children died.  An investigation by journalists and condemnation by the Haitian government in 2012 and 2013 called out the abhorrent conditions of the children’s home.  But for years […]

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It’s getting worse for Haitian migrants in the Bahamas

December 19, 2019

Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Minnis is no friend of undocumented Haitians. Not long after the Category 5 Hurricane Dorian destroyed Haitian settlements in the Abaco Islands, he proclaimed that “illegals … can leave voluntarily … or they will be forced to leave.” Undocumented underclass Haitian migrants to the Bahamas, many of them undocumented, do the […]

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Anti-government protests in Haiti are not letting up

October 23, 2019

Haitian president Jovenel Moise, though still supported by allies such as the United States, has been confronted by huge, violent protests since February. Armed with sticks and stones, protestors are now taking their main demand — that Moise step down — directly to his home, by marching on his official residence and in one case […]

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Dorian hit Bahamas poor hardest

September 16, 2019

Do natural disasters discriminate by social class and ethnic background? Judging by the tragedy still unfolding in the demolished shantytown of Mudd, on Abaco island in the Bahamas, the answer is a resounding “Yes.” Residents who remain after Hurricane Dorian speak of at least 1,000 dead, many of these Haitians immigrants, who have long suffered […]

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No one knows how many undocumented Haitians died after Dorian destroyed two Bahamas shantytowns

September 7, 2019

Two shantytowns on Abaco Island in the Bahamas were destroyed by Hurricane Dorian — and Haitian activists in Florida are pleading with the government of the Bahamas to suspend its strict immigration enforcement policies while the bodies are collected, reports the Miami New Times. Known as the Mudd and Pigeon Peas, the two shantytowns account […]

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Belize is winning the marine-conservation game — for now

September 6, 2019

Tiny Belize, in the heart of Central America and perched on the edge of the Caribbean Sea, is getting great results from its marine-conservation program — which happens to be one the world’s most advanced. West Indian manatees are returning, fish and coral populations are doing well, and fishers themselves are now licensed and controlled. […]

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