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Haiti: Daylight saving time

"We have now joined our friends and family in the Central Time Zone," write Troy & Tara & Tribe, US missionaries based in La Digue, Haiti, thinking that Haiti does not observe Daylight Saving Time. Then "a teacher in Port-au-Prince" e-mails, informing them that they'd better turn their clocks forward. "No one in LaDigue seems to think we are springing forward. . . .," says Troy & Tara & Tribe. "No one knows what time it is, and no one cares. So Haitian. We are off to church soon, not sure when it starts, not sure what time it is now. As soon as we hear the singing we'll know it is time."

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  • ken brown

    I live in melbourne aust. and wish we did’t have to have daylight saving time. I still don’t know whats wrong with seting an alarm clock 1AH. or so earlyer in the summer. Allso lots of media & others want 1/2 dst! They refuse to except the fact that as well as making sunrise&sunset 1AH. later time, daylight savings allso moves “noon”,”midday”&”midnight” from 12 o’clock to 1 o’clock. “Noon”,”midday”&”midnight” is when the sun is at it’s highest or loest, & 1/2 way betwen sunset&sunrise,-the names say it all-“high noon”&”midle of the day/night-NOT 12 o’clock D.S.T.-(1 o’clock)! Lots of media etc. still say “12 noon”,”12 midday”&”12 midnight”d.s.t.&”arfter noon”befor noon,-this is false,&most anoying, & it’s rampent! To say it’s “noon”,”midday”or”midnight”at 12 o’clock d.s.t. is like saying it’s “dawn”,”sunrise”or”sunset”1 AH. befor the sun comes up or goes down! D.S.T. moves “midday”/”midnight” like “sunrise”/”sunset”! They can change time. but can’t change the sun and “noon”,”midday”&”midnight” relates to the sun not the clock! They can’t have it both ways!

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