Should U.N. peacekeepers leave Haiti?

September 15th, 2011

Haiti has been in a state of unrest for some time now, following reports of an alleged sexual assault of an 18-year-old Haitian man by Uruguayan soldiers, who are members of the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission. There are Haitians who believe that the UN Peacekeeping Mission is just another occupying force. In addition to this, [...]


Phillips versus the Wikileaks claims

August 1st, 2011

According to a WikiLeaks cable released on July 8, 2008, Dr Phillips discussed with certain US Embassy officials that Jamaica was in danger of becoming a replica of Haiti if Portia Simpson-Miller returned to power. Additionally, the cable quoted Dr Phillips as telling US Embassy officials that it was an amazing possibility that the People’s [...]


Could the Cholera epidemic hit Jamaica?

October 29th, 2010

If you have been keeping abreast of current news, you would have already heard about the cholera outbreak that has been causing numerous deaths in Haiti. As of Tuesday October 26, 2010 there have been more than 3000 cases of cholera reported, and over 250 confirmed deaths as a result of the deadly epidemic. Although [...]


Haitian President says No More Food Aid

March 16th, 2010

Tragedy hit Haiti in the form of a magnitude 7.0 Mw earthquake on Tuesday January 12, 2010. In the Aftermath, the Haitian Government reported that between 217,000 and 300,000 people were dead, approximately 300,000 injured, and an estimated 1,000,000 homeless. Additionally, numerous residences and commercial buildings were completely destroyed or severely damaged. In short, the [...]