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.
Dan Danford choked up as he spoke the words of a text message he recently sent to 23-year-old Raven Weaver, who was born in Haiti but has lived in Northern Michigan most of her life ... At one point in the evening, the pair struck up a conversation and Weaver told Danford how she was adopted at 10 months old from an orphanage in Haiti.
SANMARCOS, Texas (KXAN) — A Texas State University student is in the process of adopting a baby he found in a trash can while visiting his family in Haiti... "I'm really glad the fact that I had the opportunity to transform his life from being abandoned in the trash into a wonderful treasure," Amisial said.
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Haiti remains a nation in turmoil ... Karavensh said they are in and out of Haiti twice a week from the TreasureCoast bringing in about 3,000-4,000 people a year doing short-term mission projects as well as a quarter-million pounds of baggage and cargo to help with churches, hospitals, clinics, schools and more.
In order for the children of Haiti's Grand Sud to be able to return to school as quickly as possible, the members of the CSQ, in collaboration with the NationalConfederation of Educators of Haiti, have decided to commit to this major project," said Luc Beauregard, secretary-treasurer of the CSQ.
JoyceBarnes was looking for ways to improve her health. She had tried various forms of exercise, but couldn’t find anything that seemed to work for her ... In 2011, she saw a commercial on TV about Zumba, and she was intrigued ... “It’s just a blast ... It's a treasure on adventure. We have music from Columbia, Haiti, India, it’s just incredible ... 540 Road ... .
CULP) today announced that the company’s sewn mattress cover production facilities located in Ouanaminthe, Haiti, were not affected by the recent magnitude-7.2 earthquake that occurred in southwestern Haiti, with the epicenter more than 275 miles from Culp’s operations ... and Treasurer ... CARIBBEAN UNITED STATES HAITI NORTH AMERICA NORTH CAROLINA.
Frantz Bourget’s mother arrived in the United States in March to visit family and see her doctors, with plans to return to Haiti at the beginning of June ... “This is Haiti ... Frantz Bourget, an Atlanta businessman and treasurer for the United Front of the HaitianDiaspora, is keeping an eye on Haiti since the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse.
— Mission Flights International's DC 3 taxied on a runway at TreasureCoastInternational Airport. The flight arrived from Haiti and the airplane eventually comes to a stop ... What has happened is that the president of Haiti has been assassinated ... By 6.45 they're lifting off from Treasure Coast International Airport for Haiti.
"They wanted to get married and we researched it and we talked to the people over there."Relationship with Haiti and humanitarianism ... Trips to Haiti, as well as consistent ... In addition, she participated in several Swim for Haiti events in partnership with the Portsmouth indoor pool.