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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Bling bling & bang bang for world’s toughest vehicle

by Rashmee

Posted on February 18, 2013


Prepare to see the drug mafia, gun runners, dictators and oligarchs in every part of …

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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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Bye bye handshake diplomacy, hello namaste

by Rashmee

Posted on February 14, 2013


In the world of diplomacy, a handshake and a high-five can mean too much and …

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So hungry I could eat a horse, just not a Findus lassagne

by Rashmee

Posted on February 8, 2013


Whoa. Horses for courses. Not in England, you don’t, except if you race the noble …

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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