Haitian Diaspora News

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Haitian Bus Driver Wins the Lottery in Maryland...

Imagine that... Ysmaille Castor, a Haitian bus driver in Maryland, finds an old Mega Millions ticket from last year under his microwave... He decides to play the numbers again... He wins... 1 Million dollars US... What an amazing story!!!

Haiti scores major points at dialogue with Dominican Republic

Establishing a difference between those who are affected by the decision of the Dominican Constitutional Court and those who came from Haiti as undocumented aliens is one of the goals achieved by the Commission representing the Haitian Government during this first of a series of discussions scheduled to take place on a monthly basis.

Spending Christmas 2013 in Haiti - My FIRST Since 1988

HAPPY HOLIDAYS! -- This Christmas, 2013, will be my FIRST Christmas in Haiti since 1988. It will not be an extravagant Christmas BUT... "Map manje yon kabrit kamenmmm... epi tou... De twa zanmi pwal banm KOU... ANPIL KOU... LOL..."

A Creole conversation between two Hospital employees in Montreal triggers an Investigation

Two Haitian employees of the Rivière-des-Prairies Hospital in Montreal sometimes talk to each other in Haitian Creole rather than exclusively in French. A complaint from another employee led to an intervention of the Office québécois de la langue française (OQLF) -- Haitians in Montreal beware... French is the official language of the workplace, not Creole... LOL...

Haitians helping to build stadiums in Brazil

A company building one of the 12 stadiums for the 2014 soccer World Cup in Brazil is recruiting Haitian workers after falling months behind schedule...

Haitians don't take enough advantage of FREE Education in the United States

Haitian parents in the United States, particularly those who live in Florida, do not benefit enough some free education programs offers to their children... This is according to Donny Felix, president of the Haitian American Association of Brevard (HAAB)

Academie Francaise - Haitian author Dany Laferriere is now an Immortal

L'Academie Francaise as just elected Haitian author Dany Laferriere as their new Immortal, the highest honor granted in the French language... Laferriere is the first Haitian to receive this Honor... For the rest of his life, Daniel Laferriere will be one of 40 members of L'Academie, responsible for being the official authority on the development of the French language in France and around the world... WOW...

Haiti Hollywood Star Jimmy Jean-Louis BAD Experience in Dominican Republic

After reading a story online about Haitian Hollywood movie star Jimmy Jean-Louis' BAD experience in the Dominican Republic, I couldn't believe it... So I called him to know if it was true or not... It is TRUE... Jimmy had a terrible experience while on a road trip from Haiti to DR capital Santo Domingo... You won't believe what you are about to read... The following is the official story from Jimmy Jean-Louis himself...

When does Manifestation in Haiti become a nuisance?

TRUE STORY - My 80 year old father was supposed to arrive at Port-au-Prince airport today, 29 Nov 2013, but due protests that is supposed to take place, the old man decided to pay American Airlines an EXTRA fee to postpone his trip... Money that the retired old man could use... How many other ordinary Haitian citizens are affected by these never ending protest?

Infrastructure: Dominican Republic among the Leaders, Haiti Sucks Big Time!

The Dominican Republic has the third best transport infrastructure in Latin America, Haiti has the worst, according to the latest Latin America Transport Infrastructure Ranking from Latinvex, an online publication specializing in business in Latin America. Haiti ranks at the bottom of the ladder as the country with the worst qualities of ports, roads and air transport in the region... As far as SPEED in shipping containers in and out of Haiti... Haiti really sucks...