At Friday's Haiti Flag Day celebration in Little Haiti, activists plan to protest a performance by former Haitian President Michel Martelly, who goes by the stage name 'Sweet Micky,' at the Little Haiti Cultural Center.
A group of small business owners will gather to protest what they claim to be displacement by a developer who recently bought two shopping centers in Little Haiti and wants to develop condominiums there.
A group of long-standing businesses in Little Haiti on NE 82nd Street and Second Avenue in Miami are being evicted by developer Thomas Conway, who bought the properties in March. The business owners say they are the victims of gentrification. They paid their rent on time, but the new landlord refused to accept it.
Haiti loses about $400 million a year in uncollected custom duties and taxes illegal goods brought across the border from neighboring Dominican Republic. Some U.S. lawmakers are asking the Trump administration to stop the illicit flow.
Spirit Airlines is flying to Cap-Haïtien, Haiti, where American Airlines has held a monopoly for the past four years. The move is part of the low-cost carrier’s Caribbean expansion and comes amid several recent investments in Haiti tourism.
Haiti police are investigating the mangled remains of a corpse to see if they belong to a missing freelance photojournalist, Vladjimir Legagneur, who went missing March 14. He was last seen near a gang-controlled area of Port-au-Prince called Grand Ravine.
Grand Ravine, a Port-au-Prince slum that was the scene of a deadly police raid in November, is back in the spotlight after a freelance Haitian journalist went missing on March 14 during a reporting assignment.