Fatal boat trip highlights Haitians fleeing violence

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Haitians are fleeing in greater numbers to the neighboring Dominican Republic, where they board rickety wooden boats painted sky blue to blend with the ocean to try to reach Puerto Rico — a trip in which 11 Haitian women drowned this week, with dozens of other migrants believed to … Read more

Haitians struggle to find food, shelter amid new gang battle

Heavy gunfire is echoing in an eleven quiet neighborhood in Haiti’s capital that has become ground zero in a gang fight that has killed at least 20 people, injured more than a dozen and forced thousands to flee their homes this week By PIERRE-RICHARD LUXAMA and EVENS SANON Associated Press April 29, 2022, 12:41 AM … Read more

Haiti, Jamaica changing COVID travel protocols for visitors

Haiti and Jamaica are joining a growing list of countries that are once again revising their COVID-19 travel protocols in hopes of making it easier for visitors, and to boost revenues and vaccination rates. Effective Saturday, international visitors to Jamaica will no longer be required to present a negative result from a COVID-19 antigen or … Read more