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A Letter to Haiti

  To the Motherland By Ilio DurandisCJ Contributor I am not sure where to begin, but I have this impulse inside of me that will not go away. My thoughts have been holding me hostage every time I think about …

Haiti’s Current Crisis

 By Ilio DurandisCJ Contributor AFTER THE earthquake in Haiti in 2010, former US president Bill Clinton championed the term “build back better” to emphasize that the post-earthquake Haiti should be better than the one that Haitians experienced before. Haiti was …

The Battle for Haiti

 By Ilio DurandisCJ Contributor Maybe it is true that no one will ever fully understand Haiti. From being the very first nation of the modern era to abolish slavery out of a bloody revolution to being the least prosperous and …

LATEST NEWS

 By Ilio DurandisCJ Contributor TWO YEARS ago, as I was contemplating the different ways to contribute to a new Haiti, an idea to bring bioscience education and training to Haiti emerged. In order to move past a simple idea to …

 By Ilio DurandisCJ Contributor FOR THE third time in less than two years, Prime Minister Lamothe has found it necessary to shake things up within his government. Unlike previous occasions, the decision to replace some ministers and nominate new ones …

 By Ilio DurandisCJ Contributor HAITI AND THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC share the island of Hispaniola. The western third is mostly inhabited by black people of African roots, while the eastern two-thirds is predominantly inhabited by Hispanics with people of a generally …

 By Ilio DurandisCJ Contributor THERE IS nothing more important to Haiti at this moment than new investments and modernization of the business sector. However, talking about investing in Haiti is not the same thing as having direct investment in the …

 By Ilio DurandisCJ Contributor WHAT IS likely one of the most important tariffs on any sector in the Haitian society was imposed on the Haitian Diaspora shortly after the inauguration of Haiti President Michel Martelly in May 2011. The tariffs …

 By Ilio DurandisCJ Contributor The lack of excellent leadership in Haiti over the years is the primary reason why the United Nations is in Haiti. It was after the removal of a democratically-elected government in 2004 and at the request …

 By Ilio DurandisCJ Contributor SOMETIME IN THE 19TH CENTURY, in 1849 to be precise, long after Haiti’s independence from imperial France; there was an American slave, Henry “Box” Brown, who had himself mailed in a box to freedom. Henry Brown …

 By Ilio DurandisCJ Contributor THE BEGINNING OF A NEW YEAR usually brings with it new hope. A country like Haiti, that has been trying very hard to change its image in the international media, simply cannot seem to get a …

 By Ilio DurandisCJ Contributor In Haiti, the future looks so distant, yet it is touchable. It seems so far away, but its scents bring pleasure to the nose. The present is melancholic; the past makes us nostalgic, while the future, …