David McFadden
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Haitians pause to remember dead on 7th anniversary of quake
by David McFadden - January 13, 2017 - 6:49am
Many Haitians lit candles and offered prayers yesterday to remember relatives and neighbors who died in a catastrophic earthquake that struck near the Caribbean nation's capital seven years ago.
Powerful Hurricane Matthew threatens Haiti, Jamaica, Cuba
by David McFadden - October 3, 2016 - 8:07am
An extremely dangerous Hurricane Matthew moved slowly over the Caribbean on Sunday following a track that authorities warned could trigger devastating floods in parts of Haiti.
Cholera quietly still kills dozens a month in Haiti
by David McFadden - March 2, 2016 - 11:53pm
For this month, more than 6,000 are sick and an average of 27 people a month are killed because of Cholera in Haiti.
As drought hammers countryside, many in Haiti go hungry
by David McFadden - February 24, 2016 - 1:44pm
Only shriveled carrots and potatoes grow in Carole Joseph's small vegetable plot. The family's chickens are long gone. She sold her only tools to buy food, then the wooden bed she shared with her children. The family...
Haiti lawmakers elect Senate chief as provisional president
by David McFadden - February 14, 2016 - 2:05pm
Haitian lawmakers on yesterday chose the country's Senate chief to lead a caretaker government that will fill the void left by last week's departure of former President Michel Martelly and perhaps ease lingering...
Deal reached on provisional Haiti government
by David McFadden - February 7, 2016 - 2:02pm
Top Haitian leaders negotiated an agreement to install a short-term provisional government less than 24 hours before President Michel Martelly was scheduled to step down, an official with the Organization of American...
OAS mission chief hopeful Haiti can settle political crisis
by David McFadden - February 3, 2016 - 5:00pm
After three days of meetings, the chief of a regional mission is hopeful but not necessarily confident that Haiti's political crisis can be resolved before the scheduled end of the president's term this weekend...
Haiti delays presidential runoff again in electoral dispute
by David McFadden - January 22, 2016 - 9:13pm
A presidential runoff that had already been delayed once and faced deep public skepticism was put on hold indefinitely Friday, as Haiti's leaders sought to negotiate a resolution to what threatens to become a constitutional...
In Haiti, only 1 presidential candidate campaigning
by David McFadden - January 9, 2016 - 12:51pm
Campaigning for Haiti's presidential runoff election kicked off Friday, though it appears there is only one candidate who will actively participate.
Haiti officials postpone vote set for this weekend
by David McFadden - December 21, 2015 - 6:09pm
Less than a week before balloting was scheduled, Haitian authorities postponed the country's presidential and legislative runoffs because they said they needed to wait for recommendations from a special commission...
Advocates: Haiti needs debate about risks of gold mining
by David McFadden - December 7, 2015 - 3:13pm
Haiti risks human rights violations and increased environmental degradation if gold mining proceeds in the impoverished country without an informed population and a strong system of safeguards in place, according...
Haiti opposition says transitional gov't may be needed
by David McFadden - November 30, 2015 - 4:05pm
Eight candidates in last month's disputed presidential vote are demanding changes in Haiti's electoral council and national police department.
Stinking mats of seaweed piling up on Caribbean beaches
by David McFadden - August 10, 2015 - 12:57am
Some tourists in hard-hit areas are trying to prevent their summer vacations from being ruined by the stinking algae.
Jamaica aims to revive economy with port hub
by David McFadden - February 18, 2014 - 6:44am
This hardscrabble harbor town on Jamaica's southern coast seems an unlikely contender in an emerging regional competition over the shipping routes that carry global trade.
Over 500 fall ill in Caribbean cruise liner
by David McFadden - January 28, 2014 - 9:05am
A Royal Caribbean cruise ship headed back to its home port in the U.S. on Monday after hundreds of passengers and crew members fell ill with vomiting and diarrhea during what was supposed to be a 10-day getaway...
US officials probe illnesses on Caribbean cruise
by David McFadden - January 27, 2014 - 10:42am
U.S. health officials on Sunday boarded a cruise ship docked in the U.S. Virgin Islands to investigate an illness outbreak that has stricken at least 300 people with gastrointestinal symptoms including vomiting and...
Jamaica scientist launches medical marijuana firm
by David McFadden - December 7, 2013 - 5:00am
A prominent Jamaican scientist and entrepreneur is launching a company that aims to capitalize on medical marijuana, a growing global industry that he asserted Wednesday could be a boon for the island's chronically...
Crocodiles disappearing as dinner in Jamaica
by David McFadden - October 7, 2013 - 4:00am
Crocodiles were once so abundant along the salty rim of southern Jamaica that images of their toothy jaws and spiny armor crown the tropical island's coat of arms and are stenciled on the bumpers of military ve...
In Jamaica, transgender teen killed by mob
by David McFadden - August 12, 2013 - 6:33am
Dwayne Jones was relentlessly teased in high school for being effeminate until he dropped out. His father not only kicked him out of the house at the age of 14 but also helped jeering neighbors push the youngster...
Sea turtle comeback in a corner of the Caribbean
by David McFadden - May 19, 2013 - 4:27am
Giant leatherback turtles, some weighing half as much as a small car, drag themselves out of the ocean and up the sloping shore on the northeastern coast of Trinidad while villagers await wearing dimmed headlamps...
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