Durandis: Haiti's Aid-Industrial Complex

Above: a home in Leogane By Ilio Durandis Even before the disastrous earthquake that rocked Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010, the country suffered immensely from the symptoms of its Aid Industrial Complex (AIC). The term Republic of NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations) […]

Series of Earthquakes in Caribbean

By the Caribbean Journal staff There was an earthquake early this morning with an epicentre in the Saint Martin region of the Leeward Islands felt across the area, including Anguilla, Puerto Rico, Guadeloupe and Sint Maarten. The quake, which registered […]


Professor Guerda Nicolas on “Social Networks” and the Haitian Support System

By Alexander Britell University of Miami Professor Guerda Nicolas’ new book, Social Networks and the Mental Health of Haitian Immigrants, takes a look at the mental and psychological issues Haitians face in entering new communities in the United States – […]


Spain Aids CARICOM in Haiti

Above: Haiti’s 200-year-old Citadelle Laferriere (UN Photo: Victoria Hazou) By the Caribbean Journal staff Spain’s government has enhanced its cooperation with CARICOM’s office in Haiti, committing to sustain the Caribbean Community’s regional office in the country. The funding, which is […]

UN: Haiti Refugees Extremely Vulnerable

Above: UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos on her visit to Haiti this week (UN Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The estimated 600,000 people still in camps after last year’s earthquake in Haiti are “extremely vulnerable,” UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie […]

Report: Haiti Death Toll Far Smaller than Government Claimed

U.N. Photo/Logan Abassi The death toll from last year’s Haiti earthquake was between 46,000 and 85,000, a number that is far smaller than the official figure of 316,000, according to a report commissioned by the U.S. government. The report, which […]


Jamaican Quake Began in Blue Mountains

The 4.2-magnitude earthquake this morning in Jamaica originated in Chestervale, St. Andrew in the country’s Blue Mountains, according to the University of the West Indies – Mona Earthquake Unit. The quake was felt in St. Thomas, Kingston and St. Andrew. […]

Slight Earthquake in Bermuda

An earthquake measuring 4.4 on the Richter Scale occurred 50 miles off the coast of Bermuda today, and was felt in businesses in Hamilton, along with residential households in Warwick. According to Mark Guishard of the Bermuda Weather Service, there […]


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