Make no mistake, the ‘servant’ problem still exists

by Rashmee

Posted on March 15, 2013


As I read The Spectator’s spiffing review of Lucy Lethbridge’s new book, ‘Servants: A Downstairs …

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Duvalier hearing continues: It won’t make the tabloids

by Rashmee

Posted on March 14, 2013


The lack of media interest in today’s Duvalier hearing reminded me of Oscar Wilde. Ever …

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Think Chris Huhne, when you talk Baby Doc, Modi

by Rashmee

Posted on March 12, 2013


Pay attention to the Chris Huhne story playing itself out in Britain, all those who …

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Bill Clinton & Haiti’s crop of bad news rice stories

by Rashmee

Posted on March 11, 2013


Bill Clinton has come and gone, having announced a basket of goodies for Haitian coffee …

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Gongs for the girls – from the Americans

by Rashmee

Posted on March 8, 2013


One can only imagine what the US Department of State is thinking (if anything at …

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Too much righteous rage: Slave style necklaces, British Raj soup

by Rashmee

Posted on March 4, 2013


If you object to ‘slave style’ jewellery (a steal at 24.99 euros in Mango), would …

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The mad dogs & Englishmen link to Haiti’s tourism hopes

by Rashmee

Posted on March 1, 2013


I met Paul Clammer in Port au Prince tonight and it would be fair to …

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Kerry’s right-to-be-stupid speech will be remembered

by Rashmee

Posted on February 26, 2013


John Kerry has celebrated Americans’ right to be stupid even as Foreign Policy celebrates his …

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Haitian dollar. Haiti’s Oscar. Raoul Peck?

by Rashmee

Posted on February 24, 2013


All eyes on the Oscars tonight but many might want to look sideways, away from …

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Al Jazeera, the Agronomist and messages of change

by Rashmee

Posted on February 22, 2013


Al-Jazeera was in the Haitian capital, watching the court hearing that wasn’t, ie when ‘Baby …

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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