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Haiti (i/ˈhti/; French: Haïti [a.iti]; Haitian Creole: Ayiti [ajiti]), officially the Republic of Haiti (French: République d'Haïti; Haitian Creole: Repiblik Ayiti), is a country in the western hemisphere, and is located on the island of Hispaniola, in the Greater Antilles archipelago of the Caribbean. It occupies the western three-eighths of the island which it shares with the Dominican Republic. Haiti is 27,750 square kilometres (10,714 sq mi) in size and has an estimated 10.6 million people, making it the most populous country in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the third-most populous country in the Caribbean as a whole.

Originally inhabited by the indigenous Taíno people, Europeans first became aware of the island on December 5, 1492 during the first voyage of Christopher Columbus across the Atlantic. When Columbus first landed in Haiti, he had thought he had found India or Asia. Deciding to establish the first settlement in the area, a contingent of men were left at an outpost christened La Navidad because of the wreck to their sunken flagship, the Santa Maria, that occurred at Christmas, north of what is now Limonade. The island was named Hispaniola and claimed by Spain, which ruled until the early 17th century. Competing claims and settlements by the French led to the western portion of the island being ceded to France, which named it Saint-Domingue. The development of sugarcane plantations, worked by slaves brought from Africa, led to the colony being among the most lucrative in the world.

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Hospital works to support rattled health care workers

Atlanta Journal 27 Mar 2020
... a registered nurse, went to Haiti to care for victims of Hurricane Matthew ... Tubbs and Funk still work alongside one another at Northside, and they know they may once again have to work together to find the kind of work-arounds and creative solutions that they resorted to in Haiti....

Vilcek Foundation Awards $250,000 in Literature Prizes to Immigrant Authors

The Philadelphia Tribune 03 Feb 2020
The winners of the 2020 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Literature are Yaa Gyasi, Valeria Luiselli, and Jenny Xie ... Danticat was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Literature are bestowed upon foreign-born authors whose early work ......

UCO International students share global voices in exhibit

The Oklahoman 17 Nov 2019
Elyssa Wong believes differences can bring a community closer together ... There’s never anything personal. “This is personal.”. Global Voices ... The creative endeavors of students from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Denmark, Haiti, India, Kenya, Malaysia, and the Philippines were all on display Friday inside the Forensic Science Institute Building ... ....

“Down with the Rebels against the Bill of Sale!”

Dissident Voice 08 Sep 2019
One lasting legacy of this oppositional movement can be found in the work left behind by politically engaged authors, who, in their creative and critical writings of this period, foreground Haiti and the burning issues its history raises ... Turning to study the history of Haiti just as the formal U.S ... Renda, Taking Haiti ... Fick, Making Haiti....

Donna Karan and Kenneth Cole unveil new footwear collaboration

The Star 28 Jul 2019
The two New York design moguls have unveiled Urban Zen x Gentle Souls, a collaboration between Karan’s Urban Zen line and Cole’s Gentle Souls collection, designed to shed light on the artisans of Haiti ...Kenneth and I share our heart and soul with Haiti and now SOLES.” ... HANDMADE IN HAITI....

Bits and Pieces: 07.18.19

The East Hampton Star 18 Jul 2019
LongHouse Benefit ... In addition to her accomplishments as the creator of the Donna Karan New York and DKNY clothing labels, Ms. Karan founded the Urban Zen Foundation, among whose philanthropic initiatives is the Haiti Artisan Project, which highlights the creativity of that country’s artisans, creates jobs, and provides vocational education. Mr ... Ms ... ... ....

Jessy Nite's Sun Stories Fills Giralda Plaza With Color and Culture

Miami New Times 18 Jun 2019
Jessy Nite's artist studio, which looks out onto the grassy backyard of her Little Haiti home, is flooded with sunlight. It's an apt creative space for an artist whose work often depends on sunshine — and it's not hard to imagine her dreaming up Sun Stories, her installation that will... ....

Michael Brun Is Taking Haitian Rhythms Global

Rollingstone 12 Jun 2019
These shows were a creative reintroduction of sorts — the stony dance music that fills Anglo arenas receded, giving way to the more complicated, syncopated rhythms that can be found in the musical traditions of Haiti....

Discover Church addresses needs of children’s home in Haiti

The Macon County News 18 Apr 2019
Women of Discover Church who went on a short term mission trip to Haiti are, from left, Devonne Jimison, Tori Dragoo, Ruth Bloemsma, Quashona Antoine, Deena Bouknight, Jordan Myers, Helen Gentry, Elizabeth MacBurnie, and Michelle Graham. Barbara Spence, from Graham, N.C., also joined the team in Haiti; she is pictured behind Helen Gentry ... Haiti....

Vibrant and bright: Haiti's fashion industry is on the up

BBC News 07 Apr 2019
"I definitely think Haiti can become the fashion capital of the Caribbean." ... But Haiti is slowly making a name for creativity, diversity and even sustainability in the field with a previous Fashion Week theme centring on ecologically responsible materials ... "Haiti has always been a land of creativity," Mr Andre says....

FINN Partners' Jane Madden Honored for Achievements at the IIPT Global Awards for Empowered Women in Tourism

Market Watch 07 Mar 2019
Now in its fourth year, the annual awards ceremony was hosted at the international trade show ITB in Berlin ... Key speakers at the awards included Dr. Taleb Rifai, former Secretary General of UNWTO; Her Excellency Eliza Reid, First Lady of Iceland; and The Honorable Marie-Christine Stephenson, Haiti's Minister of Tourism and Creative Industries....

In Haiti, climate aid comes with strings attached

Finger Lakes Times 25 Jan 2019
Haiti – which had not yet recovered from a massive 2010 earthquake when Hurricane Matthew killed perhaps a thousand people and caused a cholera outbreak in 2016 – is one of the world’s most vulnerable countries to climate change ... For poor island countries like Haiti, , the economic costs, infrastructural damage and loss of human life ....

LETTER: We need Dusty in D.C.

The Daily Republic 28 Oct 2018
LETTER. We need Dusty in D.C. By Jeffrey Krall Today at 10.47 p.m. (metro creative). To the Editor.. The year was 2015. I was returning to Haiti for a mission trip (our goal was to build a school). It was day three of the project and we had poles in the ground, girders up and trusses ready to hoist. The only means for lifting the trusses was man power ... .......

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