By Peter Davis The daily schedule changes, miscommunication, and uncertainites involved with working in Haiti can always surprise you regardless of how much time spent in Haiti. Back in the States our schedules are planned out to a tee whether we be university student or professor. We aren’t even able to rely on our old… more →
A flower catches my attention out of the corner of my eye. Brilliant red, and surrounded by fluttering clouds of small butterflies of every different shade and hue. As my senses are captivated by this scene, my foot slips out from under me, and I am falling. This is not an uncommon occurrence. Morne Michele,… more →
https://www.bostonglobe.com/magazine/2016/08/23/you-made-million-what-would-you/VvRMYeb9SemivUavpfWp7J/story.html If you made $120 million, what would you do? ON NOVEMBER 9, 2012, the morning after the sale of Kayak was announced, Paul English woke up to find his picture on the front page of The Boston Globe. “Priceline makes a $1.8 billion deal for Kayak” read the headline. The caption added: “Kayak cofounder… more →
A majority of the traveling we have done in Haiti has been in vans provided by one of our partner schools, CFFL, and near the end of my internship, after many hours in these vans, I began to notice a peculiar affect arising from this mode of transport. We drive around in a sealed… more →
Photo: pbs.org Despite reports, Haiti not joining the African Union From World News, a Flipboard topic pbs.org · A Haitian flag is used as an ornament by a spectator attending a ceremony marking the anniversary of the Battle of Vertire. Haiti maintains a close connect… Read on Flipboard Read on pbs.org
Could a plastic punch revolutionise the lives of palm oil subsistence farmers?Could a simple plastic device really shake up palm oil farming in the developing world?
Leaked UN report faults sanitation at Haiti bases at time of cholera outbreak the guardian The UN denies its peacekeepers caused the epidemic that killed thousands but a 2010 report details sewage being dumped in the open and a lack of toilets Read the full story
http://www.npr.org/2016/02/15/466848824/music-review-manman-m-se-ginen-ram Sewanee people spent a culturally rich and energetic evening listening and dancing to RAM at the Olafson Hotel on Thursday night in Port Au Prince.
The Haitian Creole Language and Culture Summer Institute This program has been offered in Massachusetts for over two decades. Since the summer of 1995, the Institute has been conducted at the Harbor Campus of UMass Boston under the joint collaboration of the Africana Studies Department, the Haitian Studies Program, and the College of Advancing and… more →
Why Zika-Spreading Mosquitoes Love Feet And Ankles NPR How do these buggers manage to find and feast on even the smallest cracks of exposed skin? Well to start, they’re really good at sniffing out our B.O. Read the full story