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Fire guts textile market in Haitian capital

Fire guts textile market in Haitian capital

A fire gutted a textiles market in Haiti's capital on Sunday, less than a week after a blaze partially destroyed a historic market, underscoring authorities` failure to ensure public safety.

Feb 19, 2018, 09:36 AM IST

UN ending 13-year military peacekeeping mission in Haiti

A UN peacekeeping mission has helped maintain order in Haiti through 13 years of political turmoil and catastrophe is coming to an end.

Oct 05, 2017, 22:42 PM IST

Runaway bus in Haiti kills 34, injures 15: Officials

A runaway bus plowed into a crowd of people in the Haitian city of Gonaives early today, killing 34 people and injuring 15 others, officials said.

Mar 12, 2017, 22:15 PM IST

Hurricane Matthew death toll rises to 23 in Haiti: official

Hurricane Matthew has left 23 dead and three missing in Haiti, an official said, warning the toll could rise as communications were re-established with the hardest-hit part of the country.

Oct 06, 2016, 13:25 PM IST

Slow start as Haiti votes for new president

Haitians began voting on Sunday for a new president -- with a choice of 54 candidates -- as the poorest country in the Americas seeks to shed chronic political instability and get back on its feet.

Oct 25, 2015, 23:43 PM IST

US hospital ship brings care, hope to poor Haitians

 The huge white hospital ship anchored in the Port-au-Prince bay is impossible to miss, drawing Haitians from all over in hopes of a chance to see a doctor and get medical treatment.

Sep 13, 2015, 08:05 AM IST

Breaking a vicious circle in once-lush Haiti

Every day, come rain or shine, Yvon Elie checks on the tens of thousands of seedlings that hope to herald a greener future for Haiti, a once-verdant land stripped bare by deforestation. 

Sep 10, 2015, 09:47 AM IST

Disorder, delays mar Haiti`s long-awaited election

Sporadic violence, including the ransacking of polling stations in the capital, forced dozens of voting centers to close Sunday during Haiti`s long-delayed legislative elections.

Aug 10, 2015, 02:45 AM IST

Hollande promises to pay ''moral debt'' to former colony Haiti

French President Francois Hollande pledged to pay back a "moral debt" to Haiti during a visit on Tuesday to the impoverished Caribbean nation founded by former French slaves who declared independence in 1804.

May 13, 2015, 03:51 AM IST

Hollande in Haiti to promise help from resented France

 President Francois Hollande arrived in Haiti on Tuesday to boost France`s role in what was once its richest Caribbean possession but is now a desperately poor nation with a bitter colonial legacy.

May 13, 2015, 00:13 AM IST

Five years after quake, Haiti hospital clings to hope

 In the five years since Port-au-Prince was devastated by an earthquake, staff at Haiti`s largest hospital have had to resort to examining patients in shipping containers.

May 09, 2015, 10:57 AM IST

Haiti floods kill six, damage thousands of homes

The first heavy rains of the wet season flooded parts of the Haitian capital Port-au-Price over the weekend, leaving at least six dead and damaging 8,000 homes, authorities said Monday.

Apr 07, 2015, 00:29 AM IST
Haiti Carnival turns into tragedy as power cable accident kills 16

Haiti Carnival turns into tragedy as power cable accident kills 16

 Haiti was plunged into mourning and Carnival festivities were canceled Tuesday after at least 16 people died when a high-voltage cable hit a parade float in the capital Port-au-Prince.

Feb 18, 2015, 10:16 AM IST

Haiti unveils cabinet to fill political vacuum

Haiti`s leaders unveiled the line-up Monday of a unity government supposed to bridge a dangerous political void and put the fragile Caribbean nation back on the road to elected government.

Jan 19, 2015, 23:42 PM IST

Haiti leader installs new prime minister

Haiti's President Michel Martelly swore in as the country's new prime minister Evans Paul, a political opponent who was chosen after last month's resignation of Laurent Lamothe.

Jan 17, 2015, 14:42 PM IST

Haiti prime minister resigns amid political crisis

Haiti`s Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe announced his resignation early Sunday, following repeated calls for him to step down amid anti-government protests and a political crisis in the impoverished Caribbean nation.

Dec 15, 2014, 05:57 AM IST

Haiti Prime Minister 'ready to resign', says President

Haiti`s Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe is ready to resign to help end the country`s political impasse, President Michel Martelly said Friday in the face of widespread government protests.

Dec 13, 2014, 08:19 AM IST

Rains kill 7 in Haiti, cause flooding elsewhere

Port-Au-Prince: Heavy rains caused by a cluster of storms in the northern Caribbean killed at least seven people in Haiti and caused major flooding today in the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, authorities said.

Nov 05, 2014, 03:16 AM IST

Haiti postpones legislative, municipal elections: Official

Haiti`s government announced it was postponing long-delayed legislative and municipal elections that had been due to be held Sunday, triggering protests by thousands of angry would-be voters.

Oct 27, 2014, 00:56 AM IST

23 killed in Haiti bus crash

As many as 23 people were killed and about 40 injured on Friday when a bus crashed in Haiti, authorities said.

Oct 11, 2014, 09:06 AM IST