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January 5, 2017

PHOTO: Recently elected Haitian Senator and former coup leader Guy Philippe, who has been wanted for more than a decade on drug charges in the United States, was arrested Thursday in Haiti and federal agents were bringing him to Miami.

Cherlie and I were in the US for two weeks to visit family and take care of FHH business during the holidays.  We were in Florida yesterday, getting ready to fly back to PAP, when we receive...

January 20, 2011

As many of you may know, we are in the middle of a 3-year project to improve and pave the road between Cayes, on the southern coast and Jérémie, on the northern coast of the southern peninsula of Haiti.  We’ve traveled on the “new” road several times in the past few months and each time has ended up being quite an adventure, due to the varying state of repair of the road as the crews work on it.  In early December, on our...

December 14, 2010

This update refers to my previous blog from December 9th.  Yesterday we met with the local government leader who works in the area where the three murders occurred.  He said that Thursday night, he was called to investigate the situation and he interviewed several people and summoned the commissioner, or highest government lawyer in Jeremie, to investigate.  It seems that the deaths were a payback to the witchdoctor for p...

May 16, 2008

The political situation in Haiti is calm for the moment.  The person who was nominated for the position of Prime Minister, Ericq Pierre, was not confirmed by the Parliament, which was a disappointment to us here in Jeremie.  Mr. Pierre is from the Jeremie area, and, if elected, he would have helped fix our roads and make other improvements in the infrastructure in our area.  We’re waiting to see who will be nominated in h...

April 21, 2008

Things have been pretty quiet here in Jeremie for the past week.  There have been no further political demonstrations, although people are still unhappy about their dismal economic state and the high price of food.

 

The big news last week was that we had torrential rain for several days.  On Thursday morning, the 17th, we were packing the car with our medications and supplies when we got a call from a patient who lives nea...

April 10, 2008

Today, Thursday, we were able to successfully make it up to our clinic in Gatineau without running into any problems or disturbances.  There were about 6-8 places along the road coming out of town where there was black dust on the road and burned steel wires from tires which had been burned there earlier in the week.  These were obviously areas where roadblocks had been created with burning tires and debris, keeping traff...

April 8, 2008

Hello all,

 

Just wanted to write a quick note to let you all know that there has been some political unrest here in Haiti this week.  Protests against inflation, the high cost of goods and lack of food were scheduled for yesterday, Monday, all over the country.  Unfortunately, in many areas, the protests became violent and began even over the weekend.  The town of Aux Cayes (which is the area I used to work in) was particu...

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