Illustration by James Hackett

A bank in your pocket, Haitian style

Ten per cent of Haitians have bank accounts, but eighty per cent have mobile phones. Enter a new mobile banking system.

Netwatch: Caribbean Callaloo

The Caribbean on the net.

Photograph by Leah Gordon

Haiti’s Jacmel: Can’t stop the Kanaval

Haiti’s Jacmel Kanaval is gritty, bold — and alive.

Illustration by Darren Cheewah

Massacre River of blood

James Ferguson recalls the 1937 tragedy of the Massacre River, a bloody day in the histories of Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

Great black hope

Great black hope

Jeremy Taylor on Toussaint Louverture: A Biography, by Madison Smartt Bell.

Apocalypse Now

Apocalypse Now

Jeremy Taylor on Notes from the Last Testament: The Struggle for Haiti, by Michael Deibert .

Edwidge Danticat: Surviving Life

Edwidge Danticat: Surviving Life

Anu Lakhan on The Dew Breaker, by Edwidge Danticat, originally published in the Caribbean Review of Books.

Illustration by Darren Cheewah

Pierre Toussaint: from slavery to sainthood

Born in Haiti, the Venerable Pierre Toussaint is on the way to becoming the first Caribbean saint. James Ferguson tells his story..

Philomé Obin in his studio in 1983. Photo used under Creative Commons License from

Haitian art: rising from the ruins

Priceless works of art were among the casualties of last year’s terrible earthquake in Haiti. But there’s hope that at least one can be restored.

Earthquake damage to the orphanage. Photograph by Erik Feely

Helping Haiti hold on to its honour

A group from T&T is helping to rebuild an orphanage there. Cedriann J Martin on what’s rising out of the rubble after last year’s terrible earthquake.