Tag Archives: Port-au-Prince

Etta Jackson’s Unexpected, Transformative Trip to Haiti

Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  My Trip to Haiti began when I won a roundtrip ticket at the Haiti Consulate’s Cultural Event June 5th 2011.  The universe knew I wanted and needed to visit Haiti and said: “Etta here is your ticket!” When I landed in Haiti April 12th, having grown up in Jamaica, it felt like home! [...]

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My Haiti Travels Launches Inaugural Impact Week Haiti Voyage in 2013

My Haiti Travels, a boutique concierge firm that coordinates high-quality travel services to Haiti for leisure and business purposes, is launching its first annual “Impact Week Haiti 2013” signature expedition to Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  The five-day package will feature custom activities, volunteerism, networking and touristic exploration of the Caribbean island nation on January 17-21, 2013.  The trip is all-inclusive, including all meals, hotel and beach resort stays, private ground transportation and professional escorts in [...]

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Leopard Haiti Fund to Invest in Haiti’s Private Sector

New York, N.Y.  Good news for Haiti: Leopard Capital has announced the successful initial closing of Leopard Haiti Fund (LHF).  LHF is the world’s first private equity fund to operate and focus exclusively on Haiti since the 2010 earthquake.  The fund seeks to raise USD 40 to 75 million to invest in businesses in Haiti.  [...]

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Lauri Grossman: On Being Human, Becoming Whole

New York N.Y. Shortly after the catastrophic magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti in 2010, Dr. Lauri Grossman, a New York City-based homeopath flew into Port-au-Prince with a team from Homeopaths Without Borders.  Together with other nurses and doctors she wished to bring healing and comfort to the hundreds of thousands of people impacted by the earth’s tremor. [...]

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Film on Haitian Art: In the Eye of the Spiral

New York, N.Y.  The Haitian Cultural Foundation (HCF) has just released its nine-minute trailer for its upcoming film Dans l’oeil de la Spirale — In the Eye of the Spiral. If the film is only half as brilliant as the trailer, Haitian art will finally find its seat at the international table of culture where it belongs. Knowing both many [...]

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The Dichotomy of Haiti: Hell Meets, well, Heaven

New York, NY. The images from Haiti before the earthquake were dismal. ‘Poorest in the Western Hemisphere,’ we heard again and again. Post-quake reporting has seemed to focus on Dante’s Inferno. Haiti had been a God-forsaken land due to the greed first of its colonizers and then its own leaders for centuries. Land of Destruction [...]

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Balinese Natural Birthing Center Threatened by Global Downturn

Denpasar, Indonesia. Mid-wife and clinic founder Robin Lim is a legend in the world of women’s maternity health. I have heard of her from Port-au-Prince in Haiti to New-York to Denpasar. Recently I received a note that her natural birthing clinic in Bali known as Bumi Sehat (“healthy mother earth”) is in desperate need of operating funds. [...]

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Which Publisher in the U.S. will Discover Brilliant Haitian Writer Franketienne?

Brooklyn, NY.  Having only recently discovered Franketienne – in the way that Columbus “discovered” America — I feel like a Johnny Come Lately to the cultural feast.  This brilliant Haitian author and artist is hopefully about to win the Nobel Prize in Literature.  I missed him because this incredible feast has only been served in Creole and French. [...]

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