We saw how Hurricane Sandy caused carousels to flood and wiped out much of the Jersey Shore last year, but in Haiti, the damage was much, much worse. Not only did 54 Haitians die and 21,000 people lose their homes in the storm, but the impoverished country, still reeling from devastation of the ... More >>
Following one of the most unusual federal rulings in recent history, which barred a Haitian-American journalist from publishing the Haitian prime minister's name, District Judge Ursula Ungaro lifted her judgment in Miami court yesterday, granting Leo Joseph his First Amendment rights. Which means ... More >>
As expected, Hurricane Sandy has left a big honking mess of things with wind and rain and rain and SO. MUCH. RAIN.Fortunately, there have been no widespread power outages or any serious emergencies caused by the storm Today's 8 a.m. update from the National Hurricane Center says that she has weaken ... More >>
On January 11, 2010, 12 students and two teachers from Boca Raton's Lynn University traveled on a service trip to Port-au-Prince, Haiti. On January 12, six of them were killed in the massive earthquake that hit the island, in what the school calls "the darkest day in the university's history ... More >>
He's a kompas king, a diaper-dancer and a firebrand, and he just may be Haiti's best hope for a president with more efficacy than an ingrown hair. Votes are being counted, and it's between former first lady Mirlande Manigat and our boy, Michel "Sweet Micky" Martelly. Why ours, exactly? Well, he's a ... More >>
Courtesy Viola Semxant-ZuckerGregoire-Ronald Chery on an earlier, happier trip to Haiti.Our feature story this week tells the harrowing tale of Gregoire-Ronald Chery, who was murdered in Haiti when kidnappers came for a young girl in his family. Chery was a 17-year federal agent who worked in the ... More >>
twitter.com/CharlesHBakerSweet Micky, Charlie Baker, and Wyclef Jean.Imagine Al Gore and George W. Bush riding hand-in-hand down Okeechobee Boulevard in November 2000 to protest hanging chads. Something in that vein happened in yesterday's Haitian election, which went just about as badl ... More >>
via Christmasforhaiti.orgSouth Florida veteran Charles Buford is seeking donations for people in Haiti, and his act of charity is both a nod to his days in the service and an effective, though vintage, means of spreading supplies -- an airdrop. If all goes as planned, sometime in December, toys a ... More >>
Photo by Orly OlivierThe subject of this week's cover story in New Times is Dr. Patricia Wolff, who's trying to cure malnutrition in Haiti with use of a vitamin-enriched peanut butter. Her efforts are nothing new to South Florida's own Aaron Jackson, who built an international charitable organiza ... More >>
Here's what's happening in South Florida this Monday morning:With its pilots on strike, Miramar-based discount airline Spirit has canceled flights through Tuesday, forcing local air travelers to scramble for another way to get to their destinations. [CBS4]In a much more uplifting story about air ... More >>
Flickr: kintodIt looks like the holy water sprinkling was the least of the legal problems of two Blanche Ely High School teachers. Leslie Rainier and Djuna Robinson are accused of ordering Haitian students to stand by the trash can to signify the inferiority of Haitian people.The complaint, which ... More >>
courtesy Jon BougherEven after weeks of media coverage and national attention, two graduate film students at the University of Florida might not be able to graduate in a few weeks because of a documentary they are making about Haiti. School officials have ruled that the film made by Roman Safiull ... More >>
courtesy of Jon BougherJon Bougher (left) and Roman SafiullinEven after weeks of media coverage and national attention, two graduate film students at the University of Florida might not be able to graduate in a few weeks because of a documentary they are making about Haiti. School officials have ... More >>
Mid-March Drake concert turns out to be a fake.
Flickr: BurningQuestionThe Palm Beach PrincessDocked at the Port of Palm Beach, the Princess is just a rundown, financially strapped gambling barge. But when it arrives in earthquake-ravaged Port-au-Prince, the Palm Beach Princess will look positively luxurious by comparison."If" it arrives, that ... More >>
As of last Friday, the Broward County School District had 587 new Haitian students -- an increase of 85 since the Sun-Sentinel published its last article a few days earlier. That's far more students than Miami-Dade or Palm Beach County, but then the Broward schools have plenty of room, thanks to ... More >>
Here's what's happening in Broward and Palm Beach this morning:Ronald Owens, accused of handling $900,000 in dirty money on behalf of former Broward County Commission Joe Eggelletion, will plead guilty today in federal court, according to his lawyer. It appears that Owens was flipped by authoriti ... More >>
photo of Haiti courtesy of Living Water MinistriesIn one respect, Living Water Ministries was lucky when it came to helping Haitian victims of last week's earthquake: They already had a large network of employees and contacts in Port-au-Prince and many others in outlying villages in the far North ... More >>
Flickr: British Red CrossOne week after an earthquake that devastated the Haitian capital, the Floridians for Immigration Enforcement (FLIMEN) are trying to pull off a very delicate public relations maneuver: stating their sympathy for the Haitian people, while also communicating in no uncertain ... More >>
Last night, South Florida's two top weekly newspapers (said modestly), New Times Broward*Palm Beach and Miami New Times, donated $5,000 to Partners in Health, perhaps the most important charity in returning Haiti to normalcy after this week's monstrous earthquake.Photo by Flickr user Pan-African N ... More >>
Flickr: PfoertnersThe Presidential Palace in Haiti, before this week's earthquake; a photo of its current condition, here.
Planting PeaceIn times of crisis, Aaron Jackson delivers.We just got word that all of the Haitian orphanages run by the South Florida-based non-profit Planting Peace are upright and the children are, as Planting Peace founder Aaron Jackson put it, "OK." In addition, the two University of Florida ... More >>
A scene from LW's "Women helping women" programJon Pace, a boardmember of local charity Living Water Ministries of the Palm Beaches told us by phone this morning that Executive Director Pastor Etienne Jacklin's house in the Bon-Repos area north of Port au Prince was destroyed, and his wife' ... More >>
One of the Haitian clinics run by Living Water MinistriesFred Chalker says a turning point in his understanding of the needs of the Haitian people came five years ago, when he was visiting one of his clinics on the Northwest coast of Haiti. A mother had brought her 18-year-old son in to the modes ... More >>
John LinnChef Ron in the kitchen at Whole Foods' Lifestyle Center.He was running a few minutes late, but once Chef Ron Duprat arrived at Whole Foods' Lifestyle Center on Saturday night, he got right to business. Scuttling through the door in his bright red Birkenstocks, Duprat introduced himself ... More >>
The godfather of punk will appear at a benefit for the Miami record shop.
As you can read in the cover story of this week's "print product," Rainn Wilson - Dwight Schrute from The Office - threw a party last month for Aaron Jackson, a local 27-year-old rich kid living as pauper, giving everything he has to orphanages in Haiti. Aaron's charity, Planting Peace, has she ... More >>
Tap Tap's house band. It’s sort of a shame that the most popular Haitian restaurant in Miami is in South Beach rather than, say, Little Haiti. But Moped Whitey’s fear of an unknown ‘hood isn’t the only reason -- although it probably helps -- for Tap Tap’s (819 Fifth Street, Miami Beach; 3 ... More >>
On her radio show and in her personal life, Beverly Kennedy spreads her gospel across Broward
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The Miami Book Fair proves yet again that we really do love us some book
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Capsule reviews of current area art exhibitions.
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