· January, 2007

Stories about Haiti from January, 2007

Haiti: Pre-Carnival Festivities A Blast for All

  31 January 2007

Due to regained security in the capital, pre-carnival festivities in Port-au-Prince have been about as well attended as carnival itself, says (Fr) HaitiXchange. Adds the site: “Marching bands and the better known DJs were all part of the festivities. People came from everywhere: Petion Ville, Delmas, Cite Soleil, Martissant…in order...

Haiti, France: Creole Language Catholic Mass in Marseilles

  31 January 2007

Collectif Haiti de Provence reports (Kr) on a Creole language mass that took place last Sunday in Marseilles, France for the Haitian community there: “More than 120 people showed up in their Sunday best. Restless young men weren't very excited about the music and hymns but they still showed up…...

Haiti: Caribbean Soccer Cup Champion

  24 January 2007

Says Collectif Haiti de Provence (Fr): “The national soccer team won the Caribbean Cup by defeating Trinidad in the final 2-1. A deserved victory for the Haitians… In Port-au-Prince the victory was celebrated in the streets. Thousands of fans assembled on the Champ de Mars exploded with joy when the...

Haiti: Reflecting on National Soccer

  18 January 2007

Reflecting on Haiti's recent defeat at the hands of the Trinidad & Tobago soccer/football team, Collectif Haiti de Provence writes (Fr): “Yes, formerly our regional rivals had names like Mexico. Today we align with difficulty with nations where soccer/football has no popularity and hence no budget: Cuba, Martinique, Dominican Republic....

Haiti: President of the Caribbean

  18 January 2007

Inspired by Barack Obama's recent announcement that he was exploring the idea of running for the US presidency, and Wyclef Jean's appointment as roving ambassador for Haiti, The Nightshift Chronicler announces his intention to run for President of the Caribbean. . . .

Haiti: 10 essential writers

  16 January 2007

Baturrico posts a photo of a street side bookseller in Haiti and a list (ES) and a hyperlinked list of the “10 essential figures of Haitian literature”.

French Speaking Blogs of the Caribbean, Africa and Oceania in 2006

  14 January 2007

Logo of the Madagascar Blogger's Meeting that took place January 5-6, 2007 in Antananarivo. By and large French speaking blogs and bloggers of the world have reason to envy English, Spanish and Brazilian speaking counterparts in volume and in interaction with each other. Very few bloggers (Madagascar and Reunion being...

Haiti: Commemorating Novelist Jaques Roumain

  12 January 2007

Reacting to news that this year will be the 100th anniversary of novelist Jacques Roumain‘s birth, Collectif Haiti de Provence asks (Fr): “Will Haitians do the comemoration of the author of Gouverneurs de la Rosee [Masters of the Dew] justice?”

Haiti: Petion-Ville Market Burnt Down

  12 January 2007

On Jan.9, HaitiXchange wrote (Fr): “The market in Pétionville went up in flames this morning. It was in horror that we watched all of our merchandise go up in smoke. The merchants complained, since their means of making a living, and their very survival, the education of their 10 and...

Haiti: 203rd Year of Independence

  11 January 2007

Reflecting on the festivities for the 203rd anniversary of Haitian independence and the clan-like disputes that colored them, Ailleurs Vu d'Ici writes (Fr): “Everyone knows that our society's disease is the unlimited thirst for power. And this pathology … has adopted recurrent forms along our history. It is definitely one...

Haitian “Netizenry” Speaks Up on Insecurity

  3 January 2007

After showcasing the phenomenon of online citizenship in the USA and France, Haiti-based Haitian blogger Roody Edme relates (Fr) an example of Haitian “netizenry” (Fr): “In Haiti too … recently our email accounts were flooded with a protest note by “citizens concerned” by insecurity, a new way to proselytize on...