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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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Mike Posner doesn't feel it's right to share unreleased Avicii tracks

Winona Daily News 20 Oct 2021
By Celebretainment. Mike Posner won't release his unfinished songs he started with Avicii ... In an interview with Distractify, Mike said ... And then at the same time, he didn’t finish ... Oct. 15 Game Previews 17 US missionaries kidnapped in Haiti, group says. “And he wanted to work with me in the studio creatively, no matter what was going on with my career ... ....

Scripps professor Myriam J. A. Chancy discusses novel about 2010 Haiti earthquake, plight of refugees

LA Daily News 07 Oct 2021
Chancy, who is Hartley Burr Alexander Chair of Humanities at Scripps College in Claremont, is a respected academic who focuses on feminism and history in Haiti as well as having written several historical works of fiction ... “Every time I start a new creative project, I think, ‘I’m not going to write about Haiti this time,’” she says....

MUCE creates a space for diverse voices in Miami

The Miami Herald 24 Sep 2021
MUCE (Miami Urban Contemporary Experience) founders Bart Mervil and Ashlee Thomas share their goal of creating inclusiveness and diverse space for local creatives in Little Haiti ... ....

Haiti – Earthquake Fact Sheet #13, Fiscal Year (FY) 2021

Reliefweb 18 Sep 2021
Roadblocks in the Port-au-Prince area disrupt humanitarian convoys bound for southwestern Haiti on September 13, 14, and 15, but relief actors continue to devise creative workarounds to keep assistance moving....

Pamlico Writers host poet laureate competition on Sept. 26

Reflector 18 Sep 2021
on Sept. 26 at Pamlico Books, 149 N ... She is the author of the poetry book, “The Butterfly Net,” and is the creator and co-author of the nonfiction book, “The Day The Earth Moved Haiti.” She has bachelor’s degree in English literature and communications and master’s degree in creative nonfiction from East Carolina University ... ....

Earthquake expert who advised the Haiti government in 2010: 'Why were clear early warning signs missed?'

Phys Dot Org 09 Sep 2021
I was lying in my bed on the top (21st) floor of a hotel in the Dominican Republic, to the eastern side of Haiti ... It was localized in the south-west of Haiti, near the city of Les Cayes, about 200km (125 miles) from where I was staying ... Haiti suffers again ... "Traveling within Haiti is extremely difficult ... Why Haiti is prone to devastating earthquakes....

Assassinations and invasions – how the US and France shaped Haiti's long history of political turmoil

Cadillac News 27 Aug 2021
(THE CONVERSATION) The powerful earthquake that struck Haiti on Aug ... Many Haitians felt hatred for the controversial president who, while running for office, was bribed by the oligarchy that has run Haiti’s economy since the 19th century ... Presidential assassinations in Haiti ... His death accelerated Haiti’s political disintegration....

Will recent political instability affect Haiti's earthquake response? We ask an expert

The Buffalo News 17 Aug 2021
(THE CONVERSATION) Parts of Haiti were reduced to rubble by a powerful earthquake that hit the impoverished nation on Aug ... The devastating temblor came just weeks after the assassination of former President Jovenel Moïse – an event that underlined the precarious political and security environment in modern-day Haiti....

Longtime SCHS band director passes

News Graphic 17 Aug 2021
Long-time Scott County High School music teacher and band director Tom Brawner passed away Sunday. His daughter Lindsay Brawner King, SCHS’s current band director, made the announcement via social media ... His final year at SCHS was 2015 ... Tropical Depression Grace set to track over Haiti on Monday. Creative Realities Reports Second Quarter 2021 Results ... ....

Community celebrates students heading back to school

News Graphic 17 Aug 2021
A simple conversation can lead to major impact. That is what happened after Tina Lilly had a conversation with Pastor Rodney Mason about community needs ... This is our community.’” ... More from this section. Jake Tapper asks NY Lt. Gov ... Tropical Depression Grace set to track over Haiti on Monday. Creative Realities Reports Second Quarter 2021 Results ... ....

Census: County grows 21 percent since 2010

News Graphic 17 Aug 2021
For the second straight decade Scott County remains Kentucky’s fastest growing in population, according to statistics released last week by the 2020 U.S. Census ... The pandemic has slowed the U.S ... Other statistics released by the U.S ... Gov ... Tropical Depression Grace set to track over Haiti on Monday. Creative Realities Reports Second Quarter 2021 Results ... ....

Newbury Street Closed To Traffic For Next 3 Sundays For Shoppers

CBS Sports 15 Aug 2021
The street will be closed to cars and trucks from Berkeley Street to Massachusetts Avenue, giving businesses there some extra space to branch out and get creative.READ MORE ... 'Our Hearts Are With Haiti'....

Ryan Reynolds’ ‘Free Guy’ wins weekend box office

The Virginian-Pilot 15 Aug 2021
Virginia Beach now has first Drybar franchise in Hampton Roads ... So Mom knits ... Anime lovers get creative at Virginia Beach ‘Superstar Anime’ convention. Powerful 7.2 magnitude Haiti earthquake kills at least 724, leaves 2,800 injured; Tropical Storm Grace looms ... ....