I was wakened from sleep by a blood-curdling scream. It wasn’t quite a human sound, but in that middle ground, between slumber and consciousness, I couldn’t be too sure. Streaky shafts of pale sunlight were streaming through glassless windows and cracks between the planks of the wall in the room where I had been sleeping.
CAT ISLAND, The Bahamas – Fulfilling a promise to Cat Island native, the late Margaretta Rolle, students of the award winning Indaba Project are working hard to restore Mrs Rolle’s historic detached limestone kitchen in the mystic island. After securing a $6,000 grant from the International Development Bank (IDB), the Indaba Project organized a multi-island project team to help preserve this important part of Bahamian material history.
Lost for half a century, historic photographs of Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara taken by an AFP photographer shortly after his execution have come to light in a small Spanish town, Expatica.com reports. The dark-bearded guerilla leader lies in a stretcher with his dead eyes open, his bare chest stained with blood and dirt, in the eight black and white photographs taken after he was shot by the Bolivian army in October 1967.
Here are just some of the attributes I witnessed that make Cité Soleil Haiti, the most dangerous region of the entire Western Hemisphere and the most entrepreneurial place on earth.
Barkley L. Hendricks is, quite easily, the most outstanding arbiter of understated style there is. With his iconic, large-scale figurative paintings, he presents his subjects in a cool-handed way which provides them with the space to be prominent and in-control, even if their elegantly clothed bodies seems to recede into the canvas.
The exhibition Re-Voir Haiti [Seeing Haiti Anew] opens on November 19, 2014 and will be on view until February 15, 2015, at the Grand Palais des Champs-Élysées, South-East Gallery (entrance on Winston Churchill Avenue), Paris, France.
Virgin Records founder Richard Branson announced Thursday his collaboration with the Clinton Foundation and Yunus Social Business Global Initiatives (YSB) on Haiti Forest, a reforesting iniative designed to replenish Haiti’s woodlands.