Samedi 29 août 2015








Carifesta is here!

In the lobby of the Marriott Hotel in Turgeau, minutes before the opening ceremony of this major event, excitement is in the air. Several foreign delegations are housed at the hotel. Also present was Irwin LaRocque, Secretary General of CARICOM, accompanied by his wife and children. It is 5: 55 pm, and the parade of countries has probably already started, as the opening ceremony is scheduled for 6 pm. At the Hotel Montana, the atmosphere is different. This is the calm in that space which nevertheless…
Lakay Weekly of 27 August 2015

Carifesta: Rain of happiness

The Occide Jeanty kiosk at the Champ de Mars was packed on August 21st for the opening of the twelfth edition of the Caribbean Festival of Arts (Carifesta). The audience,…

Carifesta XII: for the memory of Caribbean people

Designed as part of Carifesta XII, "Memoires en partage" (Shared memory) was inaugurated on August 22nd in the presence of the First Lady, Sophia Martelly, the Secretary…

Haiti, Antigua, and the Bahamas: superb concert under the rain

Carifesta brings a breath of fresh air in the country. On the Place Boyer in Pétion-ville, on August 22nd, the Steel Band from Antigua provided an outstanding performance…

Carifesta: A real whirlwind of fun

Carifesta is a real whirlwind of sensations of pleasure. At the Triomphe Theater, groups from Trinidad, St. Lucia and Barbados view the Patrick Delatour film about the years…

Haiti: land of all beginnings

The Embassy of Haiti in the Republic of China, Taiwan, in partnership with the National Bureau of Ethnology (BNE in French) and the World Religions Museum in Taiwan (Museum…

MTIC signs an agreement with NATCOM to promote Haiti on billboards and street signs in the Western and southern Department

The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Industries (MTIC) and National Telecom (NATCOM) signed a partnership agreement to promote Haiti through images of the destination. Stephanie…

Calypso Saint Lucia Style at the Municipal Palace of Delmas

"It’s decided, I am packing my bags and I am moving to St. Lucia!" The way the Saint Lucian women moved their hips clearly impressed my friend who made that statement.…

A breath of fresh air at Théâtre National

"Today, we have a true center of the arts," he proclaimed. According to him, Carifesta, in addition to being a platform for exchanges between several countries of the region,…

Carifesta XII: The party begins

" Let the party begin! " said President Michel Martelly at the Occide Jeanty kiosk, to officially open the twelfth edition of the Caribbean Arts Festival. The president thanked…

Design highlighted at Carifesta

The large market on the Place Petion at Champ de Mars, is the stronghold of the artisanal creativity, fashion and culinary arts. On August 22nd, Haiti and Antigua were honored…

Haiti-Guyana art exposition at Villa Therese

While the attention is focused on the Occide Jeanty kiosk, Ciné Triomphe and the general market, several other sites outside of Port-au-Prince are home to engaging activities…

Tabou Mania!

Yes, the mythical Tabou Combo! Forty-nine years of passion in good music, success worldwide, pride for Haiti. Me, with my 26 years of existence, I think I'm one of the only young person to be a fan of this group!! Albert Chancy, Hermann Nau, Yves Joseph, Fanfan Tibòt, immensely talented musicians, tell about their debut in 1968 in Petionville, list a few tracks from their discography of over forty albums. I know now that they were Los Incognitos two years before being Taboo, that's why they have 49 years. And also there was a real stop two or three years after the formation of the group since almost all members had to continue their studies abroad activities in different countries. Oh, I also…

Artists pay tribute to Yole Derose

On August 14th, many Haitian artists joined together to pay tribute to singer Yole Dérose. Members of the public, including Prime Minister Évans Pau,l gathered to say thank…

MUPANAH will host a special exhibit during Carifesta

The Directorate General of Haitian National Pantheon Museum informs the public that from the 21st to 30th of August, during the Caribbean Festival of Arts (Carifesta XII),…

The Haitian theatrical conservatory is waiting

Carifesta is in our midst with a slew of artists from 18 countries of the Caribbean. Haiti is prepared to host them. During this major event, the Haitian Conservatory of Dramatic Art (CHAD in French) intends to be a theatrical hub. Under the guidance of John Kelly Damis, known for his original touch in the Haitian drama, seven young actors will present a show called “Port au Prince,” on August 29th in the auditorium of the National Theatre. Frederick "Fred" Esperant, Gethro Erney, Stanley Ovil, Kerby Sommervil, Jephthah Pierre, William Augustin, Jean-Marc Edouard are the actors who, in a mixture of text and songs, are preparing to perform a show that puts spotlight on the situation in the…

Haitian voices at the Femmes d’ici et d’ailleurs festival

From August 14-16, 2015, musical rhythms of a dozen countries, including Haiti, echoed in Montreal for the fourth edition of the World Music Festival of Women from here and…

Pamela White: progress made in the areas of health, agriculture, and subcontracting

According to US Ambassador Pamela Ann White, serious progress has been made in the areas of health, justice, and agriculture during her mission in Haiti. “When I arrived…

Awareness campaigns on climate change in Haiti

A group of media workers responded to the invitation of the Ministry of Environment and UNDP at Hotel Montana on August 21st. The causes and consequences of climate change…

Panel discussion on mining in Limonade

Under the leadership of OXAM, a panel discussion was held on August 20, 2015 at the Universite de Limonade, on the economic, socio-political, legal and environmental issue of mining in Haiti. On the agenda, two discussion panels were planned: the first dealt with the economic growth and mining in Haiti and the other on the political, social and legal aspects of mining in Haiti. Foreign and local stakeholders participated during this conference, including the economist Fritz Jean and Professor Camille Chalmers. Article by Patrick Saint-Pre Translated from Le Nouvelliste By Kristine Belizaire

Carline Joseph: first female CCIH president

Carline Joseph is the one that always ends up in the forefront of projects to help enhance the splendor of her country. Thus, in 2007, she found herself in the front row…

Burger Week is back in Port-au-Prince September 1st to 7th!

First, Heineken has agreed to support this gastronomic event which will probably make your stop at each restaurant more enjoyable. Every time you buy a burger you will get…

Agenda

Thursday August 27 From August 21st to the 30th, everyone is invited to Carifesta, the Carribean Festival of the Arts. For more information on the various events, visit www.carifesta.net Thursday August 27 As part of Carifesta, guests are invited to Marché Caribbéen / Grand Market at the Champs de Mars, starting at 10:00 a.m. Champs de Mars Thursday August 27 Le Plaza Hotel invites you to their international buffet, a gastronomic voyage featuring dishes from countries all over the world, starting at 12:00 p.m. Champs de Mars Thursday August 27 El Rancho presents Gin and Sushi, featuring an open sushi bar and a gin and tonic upon arrival. Doors open at 8:00 p.m. Admission 25 USD Avenue Panamericaine,…

Natcom launches “Vin chanje viw”

Natcom clients were thrilled. "I am so happy,” said Dieuvy Augustin from Cap Haitain, Lanot Letourneau, Natcom Marketing DIrctor, explained the merits of this latest promotion…

Universite d’Etat d’Haiti involved in the development process

"University, a place of research and experimentation" was the theme that took place editing of scientific weekend of 2015. In an atmosphere of intense debate, students, teachers…

Institut audiovisuel d’Haïti is invited to an international conference in Belgium

Created in 2014 by Eddy Jazil, a young Haitian journalist who has received an audiovisual materials restoration and digitization training in Lithuania and Latvia, l’Institut…

Digicel wants to restore the image of Jeremie

On August 18th, Digicel donated wheelbarrows, shovels, picks and brushes, jerseys, boots and gloves to the city of Jeremie, one week before the city’s patron saint holiday.…

Tropical Storm Erika approaching Haiti

While the country is still under the influence of residues of Tropical Storm Danny, the passage of a new tropical storm named Erika is expected Thursday and Friday on Haiti.…

Fatima vying for Miss United Continent

At 21, Fatima Altieri Genise Durand seems to have everything. Singer, model, and head of an organization for children, she is poised to represent Haiti in an international…

Kenneth H. Merten, new Special Coordinator for Haiti

Merten, according to a note from the US Embassy in Port-au-Prince, has served as Special Coordinator for Haiti and as Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Affairs…

ATH highlights the benefits of the Investment Code

"How to benefit from the advantages of the investment incentives code? " was the theme of the first of a series of panel discussions initiated on August 11th at Le Plaza…