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Suffering within America’s Third Border and in its “Backyard”

Suffering within America’s Third Border and in its “Backyard” Ambassador Curtis A. Ward (01 October 2021) — It is difficult, perhaps imprudent, to point accusatory fingers at all those who bear some level of culpability and responsibility for the suffering of the people of Haiti without being accused of bias, or of pursuing an anti-‘whomever’ campaign. I choose instead to focus on those with the power to ameliorate the suffering and deprivation which is a perpetual Haitian...

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Haiti: The Decline after 1861

Haiti: The Decline after 1861 Franklin W. Knight, PhD (Editor’s Note: This is Part IV of IV of a four-part series recognizing Haiti and honoring this Caribbean country’s history-changing role in the hemisphere and the world. This series is written by noted historian Dr. Franklin W. Knight for The Ward Post) (22 June 2021) — Four inter-related factors explain the dramatic political and economic decline of Haiti during the later nineteenth century, a decline from which it never...

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Haiti: The Period of Strife, 1790-1860

  Haiti: The Period of Strife, 1790-1860 Franklin W. Knight, PhD (Editor’s Note: This is Part III of IV of a four-part series recognizing Haiti and honoring this Caribbean country’s history-changing role in the hemisphere and the world. This series is written by noted historian Dr. Franklin W. Knight for The Ward Post) (14 June 2021) — War in Saint-Domingue began in 1790 when the petits-blancs who controlled the Assembly of West Province independently wrote a constitution for the...

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Haiti: The Glory Years, 1760-1794

Haiti: The Glory Years, 1760-1794 Franklin W. Knight, PhD (Editor’s Note: This is Part II of IV of a four-part series recognizing Haiti and honoring this Caribbean country’s history-changing role in the hemisphere and the world. This series is written by noted historian Dr. Franklin W. Knight for The Ward Post) (12 June 2021) — Between 1760 and 1861, Haiti experienced a most remarkable history. This history can be divided into three distinct phases. The first phase was the French...

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Remembering Haiti during Caribbean History Month

Remembering Haiti during Caribbean History Month Franklin W. Knight, PhD (Editor’s Note: This is Part I of IV of a four-part series recognizing Haiti and honoring this Caribbean country’s history-changing role in the hemisphere and the world. This series is written by noted historian Dr. Franklin W. Knight for The Ward Post) (05 June 2021) — In many parts of the USA the Caribbean is especially remembered during the month of June. Aspects of the intrinsic Caribbean contributions to...

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CARICOM fiddles while Haiti explodes

CARICOM fiddles while Haiti explodes Ambassador Curtis A. Ward (11 January 2020) — Approximately 20 years since its last hearing on Haiti, the U.S. Congress is now paying  attention to this troubled Caribbean country. This long overdue attention to the plight of the Haitian people must not be a one-off attempt. It should be the beginning of a concerted effort to help find ways to restore and strengthen Haiti’s fledgling democracy, build the country’s rule of law and justice capacity...

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HAITI : Caribbean Dignity Unbowed.

The Ward Post takes pleasure in reproducing in full this Statement issued in a Press Release from the Office of the Vice Chancellor,  University of the West Indies which provides a historical learning experience for the President of the United States and those who support or are silent on his imprudent, crass and uncouth depiction of Haiti. HAITI : Caribbean Dignity Unbowed The democratic, nation-building debt the American nation owes the Caribbean, and the Haitian nation in particular that...