Haiti

Coordinates: 19°00′N 72°25′W / 19.000°N 72.417°W / 19.000; -72.417

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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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....
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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 ... ... ....
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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... ....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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 ....
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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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Haiti’s Founding Father’s Black Revolution Was Too Radical for Thomas Jefferson

truthout 15 Sep 2018
When Dessalines declared Haiti’s independence from France in 1804 after a 13-year slave uprising and civil war, he became the Americas’ first Black head of state ... Now, say residents of Brooklyn’s “Little Haiti” – the blocks around Rogers Avenue, home to some 50,000 Haitian-Americans – it’s time to correct the record....
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Serving with "Grattitude": Star-Studded Artists for Peace and Justice Festival Gala Presented by BOVET raises ...

Longview News-Journal 09 Sep 2018
The organization's immediate efforts serve the poorest communities in Haiti with programs in education and training in creative industries, while expanding the reach globally by partnering with effective local organizations to give young women access to quality education....
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Artists explore home and identity in swarm of ideals

The Philadelphia Tribune 03 Aug 2018
The members of two Caribbean island nations — Cuba and Haiti — have long tackled the question of home and identity. Artists Didier William and Nestor Armando Gil have used their creative talents to address identity as part of their diaspora experiences. William, born in Haiti, is a ......
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Sex scandals will not hurt charities as Britons pledge...

This is Money 19 Jul 2018
"The next generation of donors are less affected by negative elements that erode trust; and indeed appear to be giving more," said Rob Alcroft, chief operating officer of Killer Creative, the marketing agency which commissioned the poll. From Oxfam staff paying for sex in Haiti to ......

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