Spot the difference: Haitians believe God kills, not germs. For Americans, it’s God not guns

by Rashmee

Posted on October 4, 2017


Before I went to Haiti, my Kreyol instructor gave our class a valuable lesson in …

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Humanity vs Impunity. Will the UN now compensate Haiti’s cholera victims?

by Rashmee

Posted on August 20, 2016


I was in Haiti in February 2013, when the United Nations took the unusual decision …

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Happy birthday America: Fond 4th of July memories of Port au Prince, Haiti

by Rashmee

Posted on July 4, 2015


Today is the first 4th of July in a while that I won’t be …

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Key lessons for Nepal from post-quake Haiti, but will anyone listen?

by Rashmee

Posted on April 29, 2015


“The Interim Haiti Recovery Commission needed to be swift and nimble,” writes American anthropologist, physician, …

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Creole diplomacy: ‘We glad yu cum visit. Nuff respect and walk good’

by Rashmee

Posted on March 20, 2015


“Korea and Jamaica a frien from long long time,” says the South Korean charge to …

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If it took the digital high road, life in Haiti would improve dramatically

by Rashmee

Posted on January 30, 2015


Least developed countries (LDCs) like Haiti (even more than India and Afghanistan) can potentially be …

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5 years after quake, Haiti has some hotels but too few hospitals and schools

by Rashmee

Posted on January 18, 2015


Whatever happened to all that aid for Haiti, Emily Troutman asked on the fifth …

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In 1900, Britain and the Netherlands had as little forest cover as Haiti

by Rashmee

Posted on December 8, 2014


Europe’s forests have grown by a third over the last 100 years. It’s a greener …

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Ferguson through Edwidge Danticat’s eyes is a sign of all that must be feared

by Rashmee

Posted on December 4, 2014


A white New York City police officer accused of killing a black Staten Island man …

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Piers Morgan, the N-word & Haitian Creole’s cheerful use of ‘bon neg’

by Rashmee

Posted on November 15, 2014


The rather intemperate debate over Piers Morgan’s insistence that the onus of ending use of …

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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