Category Archives: Impressions of Haiti

Green along the coast

A few more photos of the countryside, this time along the coast (but no photos of the gorgeous sea, unforgivable I know!) These were taken in October on my way to Petit-Goâve, 75 km from Port-au-Prince, where I visited a … Continue reading

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In the Central Plateau

I am back in The Netherlands, but there are a few things I still want to share, so before I conclude this blog, a few posts are coming up this month. Something that I really wanted to do while in … Continue reading

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Elections and protests update

What you can read in the news Tuesday evening the Conseil Electoral Provisoire announced the preliminary results of the national elections which took place last week. In the presidential race, Mirlande Manigat was announced to be in the lead with 31.37% (336,378 votes), … Continue reading

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Must-read

A friend of mine sent me this article: http://archive.truthout.org/how-rumors-rule-cholera-torn-haiti65656. It is a must-read! (*if you are interested in Haiti and/or development…) Some thoughts: It might be the best article I have read about Haiti so far. Maybe because it expresses and reinforces … Continue reading

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On the walls: it’s Jerry!

I’m not the only one whose eye was caught by graffiti – thanks to a colleague I discovered the graffiti artist from earlier posts signs ‘Jerry’ and not ‘Jezz’, and has definitely been noticed by the media. There are YouTube videos of … Continue reading

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On the walls: part 3

A few more, I took these this week.    Digicel is one of the two main telecom providers here, and an extreme practitioner of marketing. Basically, it’s everywhere: on the walls, on the radio, as a sponsor of most big events.. What … Continue reading

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On the walls: part 2

My mom was here last month, and she is in general a better photographer, with a better camera, and less shy about taking pictures than me – so the next few posts will include her photos, as these three below to continue … Continue reading

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On the walls: part 1

There is a lot of life on the walls in Port-au-Prince: (election) graffiti, election posters, graffiti art, the label from the Ministry of Public Works and Construction to say whether the building is safe to live in or not after … Continue reading

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Cholera outbreak

For everything that has not improved since the earthquake, one positive thing had so far been no major disease outbreaks. Now: “Government officials confirmed a cholera outbreak in the Département Artibonite. The Ministry of Health reported the worst-affected areas were … Continue reading

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In the mountains to Ka-Blain

On Saturday I went to visit ‘Ecole Soleil d’Hollande’, a school of Stichting Naar School in Haiti. After about one and a half hour driving up, down and around mountains (but for a total of only about 20 or 25 km), Bastien … Continue reading

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