Raquel Pelissier, the Haitian beauty queen who was steps away from being crowned Miss Universe 2017, returns to Miami to host a fashion show to raise funds for Prodev Haiti Schools. This organization provides approximately 10,000 children with access to education and sponsors an annual Christmas toy distribution.
In a dining room in a wealthy district in the hills above Haiti’s capital, waiters in black outfits whisk plates of crunchy malanga fritters and creamy polenta to well-off locals and tourists. In the kitchen, the chef ladles glistening, fresh conch into a pot as his staff dice tomatoes and watercress.
The vision of a Haitian destination in South Florida, where Haitian immigrants could live, work, worship and do business was dreamed up by Viter Juste.
My dad asked me to go to Haiti with him many times, but I never did. He’d usually go for two weeks in the summer, but there was always some conflict that kept me from going with him — usually preseason or a practice when I was at LSU. And my schedule only got crazier after I made it to the NFL.
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Elvis Dumervil took his first trip to Haiti not only to see where his mother and ancestors came from, but also to see first-hand how his rebuilding effort is helping a nation that is struggling six years removed from a catastrophic earthquake.
May is Haitian Heritage Cultural Month. And for fans of konpa music, also spelled Compas, it means overloading on Haiti’s homegrown soundtrack as the island-nation’s biggest bands make their way to South Florida for the weekend long partying from Thursday to Monday.
Monday, former Minister of Justice and Public Security under Presidents Boniface Alexandre and Jean Bertrand Aristide, Me Louis Gary Lissade died in a hospital in Miami following a long illness.
“It is with dismay that I learned the passing of the former Minister of Justice and Public Security, Me Louis Gary Lissade I deplore the loss,” declared Me Camille Edouard Jr. Minister of Justice and Public Security.
“A mapou has fallen ! Rest in peace Gary !” declared Me Michel Brunache.
The Bar of Port-au-Prince decreed from Tuesday 10 May, three days of mourning. According to the barrister Stanley Gaston the disappearance of this illustrious lawyer is a huge loss for the legal fraternity and announced that the Order intended to organize activities to honor the memory of the deceased, when the date of his funeral will be known.
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Me Louis Gary Lissade was born in Port-au-Prince on December 31, 1947. Law degree from the State University of Haiti in 1976 and a Master of Law from the University of San Diego, California he was admitted to the Bar of Port au Prince in 1977.
He was particularly barrister of lawyers of Port-au-Prince (1990-1994) and Minister of Justice and Public Security under the administrations of Jean Bertrand Aristide and Boniface Alexandre. Me Lissade is the author of the book entitled “Recherche d’une législation Règlementant la distribution des médicaments en Haïti” and was elevated to the rank of Knight of the Bar of Port-au-Prince.