A number of strong, militant protests against the government of Michel Martelly have taken place in Cap-Haitien, the second largest city in Haiti, in the past few weeks. Demonstrators have burned tires and held mass marches. Haitian cops and Minustah — the United Nation’s occupying force in Haiti — using tear gas and live rounds, fired into the air, forcing demonstrations back from government offices.
With millions of Haitians living on $2 a day or less and hundreds of thousands of people rendered homeless by a devastating earthquake two years ago, the country struggles to produce world-class athletes. But those with Haitian links are still eager to represent the small Caribbean country.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - After more than 20 years, Delta Air Lines made its first non-stop flight from Atlanta, Georgia to Port-au-Prince. At 11:15 AM, a Boeing 737 made the 3 hour flight at a cost of about $500.00 for First and Business Class, and $400 for Economy.
Digicel Group, the best value mobile operator in the Caribbean, Central America and Pacific, has acquired Haitian mobile operator, Voila, from its parent company, US-based Trilogy International Partners, for an undisclosed sum.
BOUCAN CARRE, Haiti (AP) — Sometimes it seems as though the people here have only the sun and moon: the blinding sun that bakes their mud homes and moonlight that with flickering gas lamps fights against the dark of night.