Haiti (i/ˈheɪti/; French:Haïti[a.iti]; Haitian Creole:Ayiti[ajiti]), officially the Republic of Haiti (French: République d'Haïti; Haitian Creole:Repiblik Ayiti), is a country in the western hemisphere, and is located on the island of Hispaniola, in the Greater Antilles archipelago of the Caribbean. It occupies the western three-eighths of the island which it shares with the Dominican Republic. Haiti is 27,750 square kilometres (10,714sqmi) in size and has an estimated 10.6 million people, making it the most populous country in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the third-most populous country in the Caribbean as a whole.
Originally inhabited by the indigenous Taíno people, Europeans first became aware of the island on December 5, 1492 during the first voyage of Christopher Columbus across the Atlantic. When Columbus first landed in Haiti, he had thought he had found India or Asia. Deciding to establish the first settlement in the area, a contingent of men were left at an outpost christened La Navidad because of the wreck to their sunken flagship, the Santa Maria, that occurred at Christmas, north of what is now Limonade. The island was named Hispaniola and claimed by Spain, which ruled until the early 17th century. Competing claims and settlements by the French led to the western portion of the island being ceded to France, which named it Saint-Domingue. The development of sugarcaneplantations, worked by slaves brought from Africa, led to the colony being among the most lucrative in the world.
"Haiti I am Sorry", or simply "Haiti", is a calypso song written and composed by David Rudder, and first recorded in 1988 for the album Haiti by David Rudder and Charlie's Roots. The song is about the serious trouble in Haiti.
It is the site of the first European settlement in the Americas founded by Christopher Columbus on his voyages in 1492 and 1493.
The island was called by various names by its native people, the TaínoAmerindians. When Columbus took possession of the island in 1492, he named it Insula Hispana, meaning "the Spanish Island" in Latin and La Isla Española, meaning "the Spanish Island", in Spanish.Bartolomé de las Casas shortened the name to "Española", and when Pietro Martyr d‘Anghiera detailed his account of the island in Latin, he rendered its name as Hispaniola.
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved $60 million of non-reimbursable financing to improve the food security of rural households, including farmers, fishers, seafood merchants, and rural workers of Haiti, by promoting rural productivity and connectivity to rural markets.
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The FIG said its membership would also discuss ethics, good governance and safeguarding following numerous scandals in the sport, as well as finances and gender representation. Seven Federations - Congo, Guam, Haiti, Lesotho, Rwanda, Sierra Leone and Togo - are set to be granted ...
Titanyen, Haiti, Oct 30 (EFE).- Two weeks have passed since the kidnapping in Haiti of 17 foreign missionaries by an armed gang on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince, with chances for their release still uncertain ... Members of the Ohio, United States-based mission in Haiti told Efe ...
made “protectorates” of Cuba, Panama, the Dominican Republic, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Haiti, taking control of their finances, limiting their sovereignty, and periodically sending in troops ... occupations in Haiti and the Dominican Republic sparked guerrilla wars that took the lives of 290 U.S ... In Haiti, however, the U.S.
It’s been four years since retired Catholic PriestStephenBlum has been to Haiti... Such things are not unusual in Haiti ... It’s been said that when a person dies, if he or she doesn’t go to heaven, they’re sent to Haiti — a true hell on earth ... He’s financing a young student through medical school in the Dominican.
People protest for the release of kidnapped missionaries near the missionaries’ headquarters in Titanyen, north of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, Oct ... missionaries including children was kidnapped by a gang in Haiti on Saturday, Oct ... The work stoppage was a new blow to Haiti’s anemic economy ... citizens not to visit Haiti.
Security forces patrol the streets of Croix-des-Bouquets, near Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Oct ... The work stoppage was a new blow to Haiti's anemic economy ... citizens who they assume have the resources and finances to pay ransoms, even if that is not the case,'' she added, noting that the government has urged citizens not to visit Haiti.
citizens who they assume have the resources and finances to pay ransoms, even if that is not the case,” she added, noting that the government has urged citizens not to visit Haiti... officials have been in constant contact with Haiti’s National Police, the missionary group and the victims’ relatives ... They arrived in Haiti earlier this month, he said.
People protest for the release of the kidnapped missionaries near the missionaries' headquarters in Titanyen, north of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday ... citizens who they assume have the resources and finances to pay ransoms, even if that is not the case,” she added, noting that the government has urged citizens not to visit Haiti.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A gang that ... The work stoppage was a new blow to Haiti’s anemic economy ... citizens who they assume have the resources and finances to pay ransoms, even if that is not the case,” she added, noting that the government has urged citizens not to visit Haiti.