Housekeeping lessons in Haitian Creole – Part II

by Rashmee

Posted on February 9, 2013


The week’s tutorial, courtesy Mme Josette, began (where else) but with the dustbin, homemaker’s pride …

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Eye-catching? Haiti’s tourism minister just as much as her plans

by Rashmee

Posted on February 7, 2013


Talk to Haiti’s tourism minister, Stephanie B Villedrouin, and it’s hard not to consider one …

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Who owns the land? The real issue in housing Haiti’s homeless

by Rashmee

Posted on February 6, 2013


Housing Haiti’s homeless goes much beyond the issue of who can build better, faster, cheaper…

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From India with love: ‘Nano’ houses for Haiti

by Rashmee

Posted on February 5, 2013


Here’s a sunny, unreported addition to the well-worn but well worth repeating story about Haiti’s …

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Jacmel carnival – fools become wise, kings become beggars, opposites mingle

by Rashmee

Posted on February 4, 2013


All is colour, chaos, exuberance, ecstasy. As they say, the carnival overturns social hierarchies and …

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Carnival time across the Caribbean

by Rashmee

Posted on February 3, 2013


Carnival season is in full swing across the Caribbean Basin and Latin America – Rio’s …

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Housekeeping lessons in Haitian Creole – Part I

by Rashmee

Posted on February 2, 2013


I wish it were possible to follow the Erma Bombeck school of housework, namely to …

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Drones and UN peacekeeping?

by Rashmee

Posted on January 16, 2013


The excellent Baobab offers prescient insight into the way things might change in the United …

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Don’t ask where best to be born but where best to live?

by Rashmee

Posted on January 2, 2013


One cannot but be struck by title of The Economist blog “Where to be born …

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Buy a gun at Walmart but not a bottle of wine

by Rashmee

Posted on December 16, 2012


Here, for what it’s worth, is my America-and-guns story. Arriving in this country from the …

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK