Jose Andres, chef and owner of a fleet of chic restaurants including The Bazaar at the SLS Hotel in Miami, and a nonprofit documentary film team are in the early stages of shooting a Travel Channel-like showing off Haiti's food and cooking.
Andres has visited the country more than a dozen times si ... More >>
Jahfe is the greatest reggae band in South Florida.
When the group's in show mode, it gigs about 17 nights a month at venues throughout the tri-county area. The crew also tours internationally, playing some of the biggest festivals around the world. And Jahfe takes the sound of Miami everywhere it ... More >>
Riptide's Crack Weather Team has just issued this update on Tropical Storm Isaac: 9:45 AM EST/ Wind shear and disorganized flow have hampered Isaac's development, but a dip in low pressure means by that this afternoon Isaac will begin inexorably raging with the blind, horrible fury of a pack of muta ... More >>
Michael E. MillerHaitian president Michel "Sweet Micky" MartellyHurricane season starts tomorrow. And while South Florida is again bracing for the big one, nearby Haiti is still dangerously behind schedule after last year's devastating earthquake.Last summer the still-grieving country escaped the ... More >>
Video still by Jennifer WeissArcade Fire's Win Butler in Haiti on March 29.On March 29, Arcade Fire lit up the Hotel Oloffson in Port-au-Prince with covers from Cyndi Lauper ("Girls Just Want to Have Fun"), the Rolling Stones ("The Last Time") and Creedence Clearwater Revival ("Who'll Stop the Ra ... More >>
Unlike their Cuban neighbors, Haitians are once again subject to deportation -- at least those with criminal records.They are all but nameless, at least for now. Of the 27 Haitians deported to Port-au-Prince late last month by the Obama administration, only one's name has been publicly released - ... More >>
Wyclef's first campaign pledge: Annoying World Cup horns for all.Wyclef Jean is still waiting to find out whether he's actually eligible to run for president in Haiti, a nation that doesn't recognize dual citizenship. But that doesn't mean his campaign isn't already in full swing.Jean has release ... More >>
adanbouzoua via flickrStrumming his way to the presidency?His heart seems to be in the right place, but Wyclef Jean's political aptitude is tone deaf. Don't get us wrong, welcoming President Jean to office would be pretty cool, but he might not exactly know how to help a nation that lost 22 ... More >>
Lee KleinWhen Gary Sanon-Jules was growing up in Port au Prince, he and his classmates would stream out of school at 3 p.m. and run towards the fresco tap-tap -- better known here as a snow cone cart.This past Friday, Gary wheeled out a fresco tap-tap in front of Tap Tap Haitian Restaurant, ... More >>
unattributedFact checked with bougerolle.net10. Pee Cola from Ghana - At first we thought it was just an internet joke, but we found two seemingly legitimate sources that back it up.So.... Drink Pee Cola.
Frustrations came near a boiling point in Haiti this weekend, as Gov. Charlie Crist and President Obama bickered over who was to blame for a suspension of flights bringing injured Haitians to Florida hospitals.The USS Bataan has 74 severely injured victims aboard its floating hospital off Haiti's co ... More >>
In 2001, a start-up phone company set up shop in a Miramar office park, looking to corner the market on international calls from Little Haiti to Port-au-Prince.It was a great business plan in Miami. Unfortunately, according to the feds, the company's execs decided there was only one way to make i ... More >>