Pots of gold: Why is Myanmar a better bet than Haiti?

by Rashmee

Posted on February 17, 2013


Haiti is not open for business, says Nigel Fisher, the United Nations’ voice – …

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Housekeeping in Haitian Creole – Part III

by Rashmee

Posted on February 16, 2013


Bleach, furniture wax, starch. The little things in the housekeeper’s arsenal, which work well when …

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Psst, know a lo-fi getaway off the beaten track?

by Rashmee

Posted on February 15, 2013


Anyone lamenting how much harder it’s getting to go off the beaten track might want …

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Haiti’s heart beats for another Pope

by Rashmee

Posted on February 12, 2013


Apparently, one of the jokes doing the rounds at Haiti’s national carnival up in Cap …

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French vs kreyol: Haitian hurricane in a coffee cup?

by Rashmee

Posted on February 10, 2013


The kreyol vs French controversy may be a Haitian hurricane in a tas kafe (coffee …

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