· September, 2006

Stories about Haiti from September, 2006

Haiti: Conflict of interest in journal study

  13 September 2006

Erwin C. at The Latin Americanist links to a news item reporting that a study on Haiti published in the British medical journal, The Lancet, is being called into question because of the alleged conflict of interest of the of the co-authors.

Haiti, Montreal: 2nd Annual Haitian Film Festival

  12 September 2006

Collectif Haiti de Provence points to an Alterpresse article which highlights an important Haitian film event (Fr): “The second edition of the International Festival of Haitian Film (FIFHM) was launched Wednesday September 6 at the Canadian National Film Office (ONF) in the St Denis neighborhood of Montreal. This initiative of...

Caribbean, USA: West Indian Day Parade

  11 September 2006

Will, a Dutch student newly arrived at New York's Columbia University, takes in last Monday's West Indian Day Parade: “A giant Caribbean parade which takes place in Brooklyn on the Labour Day Holiday . . . . The first part of it was made use of by American politicians (Congressional...

Haiti: Youth gaming project

  10 September 2006

Ebogjonson discovers the Playing 4 Keeps youth media project, in which students at a US high school team up to produce a “socially conscious” online game. Poverty is the topic for this year's game, which the students have chosen to set in Haiti.

Haiti: Questioning Haitel's 70 Million Investment

  8 September 2006

Tout Haiti ponders (Fr) Haitian telecom Haitel's recent 70 million dollar investment into CDMA technology: “Why didn't the Haitel investors invest those 70 million dollars in the agricultural sector where there is much more stability compared to Port-au-Prince.”

Haiti: Back to School

  7 September 2006

Collectif Haiti de Provence links (Fr) to a metropolehaiti.com article explaining the hurdles that parents and children alike faced today in going back to school. Namely, according to the Minister of Education Gabriel Bien-Aime, only 10% of schoolchildren will be able to start school this week, a number lower than...

Caribbean: West Indian Day Parade

  6 September 2006

TrinidadJunction attends the annual West Indian Day Parade in Brooklyn, New York on Labor Day: “every single island in the Caribbean is represented. Each island typically has their own truck and/or band and can choose to ‘parade’ anyway they see fit. Some islands, like Trinidad and Barbados, choose to bring...

Haiti: Cell towers and perceptions

  4 September 2006

Nightshift reports on his visit to Haiti, where he notices an abundance of cellular service antennas and where family members tell him to “tell my family members in the states that Haiti is not as nightmarish. . . as they think.”