According to French scientist Daniel Mathurin, “The Central Plateau, including the region of Thomond, the plain of the cul-de-sac and the bay of Port-au-Prince are filled with oil”. He added that “Haiti’s oil reserves are larger than those of Venezuela . An Olympic pool compared to a glass of water that is the comparison to […]Read More
Posts tagged economy in Haiti
GOLD RUSH IN HAITI?
Canadian and U.S. corporations now confirm they have permits to mine gold in more than 1,000 square miles in northern Haiti. Haiti’s new prime minister says the estimated $20 billion worth of minerals in Haiti’s hills could help liberate it from dependency on foreign aid and rebuild from the devastating 2010 earthquake. But many worry […]Read More
The Emir of Dubai has flown $366,000 of emergency supplies to Haiti on his private jet.
He sent 90 tons of emergency supplies in his Boeing 747 to the Caribbean island in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. According to the Dubai government, the Sheikh’s wife, Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, personally oversaw the relief mission which included tents, mosquito nets, medical supplies and water purification units. Haitians are urging people not […]Read More
Haiti / Ayiti 1804 Tattoos
The only slave uprising in history to end with the foundation of a new country—went on to inspire countless other revolts throughout the United States and the Caribbean. English translation from Haitian Creole : “What doesn’t kill you strengthens you” A bloody, thirteen-year revolution ensued, a complex web of wars among and between slaves, whites, […]Read More
Recommended Book To Read: From Columbus to Castro The History of the Caribbean
Unknown, Forgotten or Accidentally left out of your history books by mistake. This book is about 30 million people scattered across an arc of islands — Jamaica, Haiti, Barbados, Antigua, Martinique, Trinidad, among others-separated by the languages and cultures of their colonizers, but joined together, nevertheless, by a common heritage. For whether French, English, Dutch, […]Read More
Global Impact Economy Forum
Actor and activist Maria Bello talks about how investing in women is creating a more inclusive economy in Haiti at the Global Impact Economy Forum in Washington, DC. U.S. Department of State’s Ambassador-at-Large Melanne Verveer and U.S. Agency for International Development’s Dr. Maura O’Neill provides opening remarks.Read More