Fat or thin, people in poor megacities are beset by disease. Here’s why

by Rashmee

Posted on June 7, 2014


Speaking of Haiti’s burden of disease, as the medical jargon goes, the Journal of Urban …

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Port au Prince, Haiti and its pre-Victorian notions of dirt and disease

by Rashmee

Posted on June 2, 2014


Unfortunately, The Guardian’s ‘Sick Cities’ series makes me think of Port au Prince, which is …

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Haiti’s attempts to tackle Chikungunya: Ham-handed or the only way?

by Rashmee

Posted on May 30, 2014


On Tuesday night, I witnessed, at first hand, some of the Haitian government’s attempts to …

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Imagine a new Caribbean tradition of Flamboyant tree viewing picnics

by Rashmee

Posted on May 11, 2014


This lyrical piece on Sakura, Japan’s short, intensely beautiful spring season of cherry-tree flowering, the…

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Tres bon gout: A feast for all the senses in Milot, northern Haiti

by Rashmee

Posted on April 4, 2014


It’s hard to forget the virtues of the cashew nut if you’ve had Madame Maurice…

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World’s most expensive cities? Curiously, Harare and Port au Prince too

by Rashmee

Posted on March 8, 2014


Now that Singapore has been anointed the world’s most expensive city by the Economist Intelligence …

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Port au Prince: Bad roads, worse driving,appalling arrogant UN vehicles

by Rashmee

Posted on February 27, 2014


Yesterday, we drove to the supermarket near our house and unusually, were back home in …

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If it’s mere colour that’s the criteria for a vibrant city, try Port au Prince, Haiti

by Rashmee

Posted on February 24, 2014


  This is a simply magical list of the 10 most vibrant, most colourful cities …

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Nearly 3,000 Haitians tell the UN what it takes to have a better life

by Rashmee

Posted on February 21, 2014


As of Thursday, February 20, UN data says, 2,950 Haitians took part in its …

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Here’s how and why Port au Prince, Haiti, uses its head – of broccoli

by Rashmee

Posted on January 28, 2014


It was this recipe that reminded me I might have to wait awhile to roast …

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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