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Retired Boston police detective dies in Haiti, investigation launched

August 31, 2015
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Retired Boston police detective dies in Haiti, investigation launched

Detective Yves Dambreville retired in 2012 Yves Dambreville, a U.S citizen of Haitian origin and a 33-year-veteran of the department who retired in 2012, was killed Wednesday. Former Boston Mayor Ray Flynn remembered the 66-year-old Dambreville as “not only my dear friend, but my liaison to those minority communities.” Dambreville served in a similar...
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Dominican truckers end 32-day strike against Haiti

August 31, 2015
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Dominican truckers end 32-day strike against Haiti

Passengers hop a ride along the road connecting the border towns of Malpasse on the Haitian side and Jimani in the Dominican Republic aboard a Haitian National Police truck. Haitian authorities sent additional police officers to the border recently to ensure safe passage for Dominican truckers. Jacqueline Charles Miami Herald By Jacqueline Charles and...
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A Look at CARIFESTA in Haiti, in Photos

August 31, 2015
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A Look at CARIFESTA in Haiti, in Photos

A cultural celebration in Haiti By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s just the 12th time the regional CARIFESTA festival has been held, but this year’s edition is finally in one of the region’s cultural capitals: Haiti. The festival, which officially began on Aug. 21, has been running in cities across Haiti. The festival is...
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18 months added to Haiti’s protected status

August 31, 2015
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18 months added to Haiti’s protected status

United States Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson has extended Haiti’s designation for Temporary Protected Status for an additional 18 months, Citizenship and Immigration Services reports. The agency said on Tuesday that the extended designation is effective Jan. 23, 2016, through Jul. 22, 2017. The U.S. urged current Haiti beneficiaries seeking to extend their...
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