WELCOME TO THE FRANCOPHONIE CULTURAL FESTIVAL 2014

  Dear Friends of the Embassy of Haiti, Join us and take a tour of the French-speaking and French-inspired world! Celebrating the creative artistry of the French-speaking world, the Francophonie Cultural Festival is a voyage of exploration, discovery, and cultural sharing that emphasizes the diversity of the French language and cultures. Events include literary salons,…

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Official Visit of the President of the Republic of Haiti, Michel Joseph Martelly, to Washington, D.C.

  President Martelly accompanied by First Lady Sophia Martelly and members of his Cabinet arrived in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, February 4, 2014. Members of the President’s delegation included: Mr. Pierre-Richard Casimir, Minister of Foreign Affairs; Mrs Ann Valerie Timothee, Chief of the President Cabinet; Mr. Wilson Laleau, Minister of Economy and Finance; Mrs Danielle…

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President Michel Martelly visits Washington

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 4, 2014 CONTACT: Communication Department: amb.washington@diplomatie.ht President Michel Martelly to Meet with President Barack Obama & Attend National Prayer Breakfast This Week As the U.S. kicks off its annual commemoration of Black History Month, the Embassy of Haiti today announced that President Michel Martelly will travel to the United States to…

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The Embassy of Haiti hosts the members of ColorComm

  On January 16, Ambassador Altidor welcomed the members of ColorComm, Women of Color in Communications, to the Embassy for their New Year reception. In his welcome remarks, the Ambassador highlighted that although many people associate Haiti with a need for charity, Haiti is an open field of endless opportunities. He invited the guests to…

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Haiti: Remembering 1/12/10 and Looking Ahead

  It takes time to heal a wound or to heal a heart. But to heal a nation it takes the joining of all hands in unity. Four years ago today one of the most devastating natural disasters in recorded history struck the nation of Haiti. The earthquake of January 12, 2010 will never be…

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Celebration of Haiti’s 210th year of independence

  On January 1, 2014, Ambassador Paul Altidor kicked off the New Year celebrating Haiti’s 210th year of Independence with nearly 200 guests at the Embassy. It was an occasion to celebrate freedom and a taste of Haitian cuisine with Soup Joumou. Serving and eating Soup Joumou on Haiti’s Independence Day is an integral part…

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Inaugural nonstop JetBlue flight landed at Toussaint Louverture Airport, Haiti

  On December 5, 2013, JetBlue Airways launched its first nonstop flights to Haiti from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL). The first outgoing flight departed at 6:30am from NYC with a full load of passengers and was welcomed by Haiti’s Minister of Tourism, Stéphanie Balmir Villedrouin,…

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Annual DC Haitian Ladies Brunch

  On November 17, Ambassador Paul Altidor hosted the 8th Annual DC Haitian Ladies Brunch. From the outside looking in, the Embassy swirled with conviviality and congeniality. From the inside, the image unfolded to reveal over one hundred Haitian and Haitian-American women of all ages throughout the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area, socializing and experiencing…

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