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Haitian Pastor arrested for his role in deadly fire in New York

Haitian Pastor arrested for his role in deadly fire in New York

Here is a picture of Luckner Lorient, a Haitian Pastor who was arrested in Miami for his role in a deadly fire in New York

Brooklyn pastor, once honored by N.Y. State Senate, arrested for role in deadly 2014 fire
Luckner Lorient (78), a longtime pastor at Eglise Baptist Clarte Celeste in Flatbush once honored by the New York State Senate and commended by the state senate for his ministry, was arrested at Miami International Airport on Tuesday (July 26, 2016) for his role in a 2014 (November 19, 2014) fire that killed one man and injured 14 others. He was arrested on charges of second-degree manslaughter, second-degree reckless endangerment, criminally negligent homicide, third-degree assault and endangering the welfare of a child. Lorient owned a building at 1434 Flatbush Avenue, that housed his church on the ground floor and cramped apartments above which was basically a single resident occupancy apartment. Lorient, had illegally subdivided the floors into 11 multiple cramped, dangerous living spaces for 23 people, according to city records, but at that time Lorient argued his ignorance and blamed the tenants. The fire started with an overheated water cooler and the faulty electrical system, erupted into flames on the second floor. Tenants on the third floor were trapped. The fire killed resident Jeff Frederic, 24.

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NY Cop Arnous Morin, issued most traffic violation in 2015

NY Cop Arnous Morin, issued most traffic violation in 2015

Haitian-American Arnous Morin, New York top Cop issued most traffic violations.

Arnous Morin (53), a Haitian and New York City's top traffic agent has eclipsed his basic pay ($36,000) by over 33 times with the fines he has generated for the city coffers! During the 2015 fiscal year, he wrote 18,953 parking tickets at an astonishing rate- one in every 9 minutes, 45 seconds, amounting to $1.2 million. The most prolific parking N.Y cop says, I'm a traffic agent in my blood." He is courteous to motorists, but 'the law is hard, but it's the law'. In fact, more than half of his citations were made when the drivers did not move their vehicles during the street cleaning hours. Morin earned a civil-engineering degree in Port-Au-Prince. He used to teach mathematics and Spanish since he was only 19 years old and then became the principal of a Catholic school in Haiti. Scared by the aftermath of violent coup ousting President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, he moved his wife and four kids to Brooklyn in 2005 and arrived there himself next year. Since he could not find a teaching job in the U.S., became a parking attendant instead. He is very hardworking, works 12 hours a day on occasion, sometimes six or seven days in a week.

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Pierry, Haitian immigrants from Queens in Republican Ad

Pierry, Haitian immigrants from Queens in Republican Ad

Here is a picture of Pierry, a Haitian immigrants from Queens in Republican Ad.

The Republican National Committee (RNC) has decided to run a series of advertisement campaign to showcase how diversified group of Republicans actively support and belong to their party. They have released a series of five advertisements on air (at a cost of $300,000) during the Fox Business Republican Debate in South Carolina on Thursday, January 14, 2016. The ads feature Mario, a Latino, first-generation college graduate from Pueblo; Katherine, mother of an autistic child from Tampa, Florida; Vallerie, a community leader from Sarasota, Florida; Mike, a small business owner and 9/11 firefighter from the Bronx, New York; and Pierry, the son of Haitian immigrants from Queens. This is an effort of RNC to win back the White House after realizing how poorly they fared in the 2012 election with 6% of the African-American vote and 27% of the Hispanic vote. Recent comments by their candidate Donald Trump about immigrants has made the situation worse.

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Haitians living in New York City

Haitians living in New York City

The Haitian Diaspora in New York City

Government-backed, PHTK candidate, Jovenel Moise, is being paid out of the Haitian Treasury to travel to New York City (NYC) and Brooklyn. U.S. taxpayers are also paying his way. When Moise touched down at JFK Airport he was greeted by Haitian General Consul Representatives. But Haitian-Americans gave him the cold shoulder.

At Brooklyn's intimate meet-and-greets, Haitian-Americans protested his appearance, saying Moise was ". . . a thief and a fraud for participating in . . . an electoral coup d'etat." Back in Haiti many thousands of demonstrators rail nearly every day about what they perceive as fraudulent election results. Although a mere 6% of voters selected Moise, according to exit polls; the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) claimed he received 33% of the vote, placing him first. The 27% discrepancy is what has Haitians in an uproar. Their calm protestations turned violent when they came into contact with the opposition, who hurled rocks at them. One protestor was gunned down resulting in his death. Another was seriously wounded by a machete gash to his head.

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Brooklyn Democrat Samuel Pierre dropping out of election

Brooklyn Democrat Samuel Pierre dropping out of election

Here is a picture of Brooklyn Democrat Samuel Pierre who has made the decision to remove his candidacy for the November's special election,

Samuel Pierre, onetime Brooklyn Borough Director in the Community Affairs Unit, Office of the Mayor of New York City and more recently, a candidate in the November election for ex-state Sen. John Sampson Senate seat, has decided to withdraw himself from the upcoming election. Pierre was accused by the Kings County Democratic Party of a 2013 misdemeanor conviction for which he had pleaded guilty for accepting bribe over $50. In 2008, Pierre received two designer t-shirts and free dinners from a family friend, Kenol Janvier for helping him with his green card issues. Pierre, now 30, says that although he was too young then (22), but he never asked anything in exchange of his service. Had it been now, in 2015, his approach would be totally different.

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Les Couleurs Charity creative arts

Les Couleurs Charity creative arts

New York non-profit Les Couleurs Charity began a creative arts education program for severely traumatized children in Port-au-Prince this September. Founders Aura Copeland and Raminta Lilaite visited orphanages in the capital area after the earthquake, seeing a need to be filled for deprived children, who lack access to arts programs.

Les Couleurs will roll out the program to orphanages throughout Haitian communities, as well as set up an Art & Creativity Center for Port-au-Prince youth.

New York City - 917-721-1977

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Flatbush’s Ultimate Bakery - Haitian baked goods

Flatbush’s Ultimate Bakery - Haitian baked goods

Flatbush's Ultimate Bakery Sells Rare and Spicy Mamba

Flatbush's Ultimate Bakery, located at 1248 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, offers the usual Haitian bakery items: light and fluffy white breads, cookies, pastries, and cakes. But it also sells a more hard-to-find item, mamba, Creole for peanut butter.

Homemade on the premises, mamba has an extra ingredient added to it, chile. Mamba lovers say the kick the chile adds to the sweet and salty flavors is a sneak attack on the taste buds, not to be missed.

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La Baguette Shop in New York

La Baguette Shop in New York

Family Recipes make La Baguette a Traditional Favorite

La Baguette, an American-Caribbean bakery, is a family-owned and -run full-service bakery and lunch spot. Established more than 20 years ago, many of their breads and pastries are made from generation-old family recipes.

A run-down of offerings include their famous patties (chicken, beef, and cod fish,); croissants, fresh wheat hero and wheat Creole breads; carrot, pound, and butter cream cakes; turnovers, cookies, soups (split pea, minestrone, lentil spinach, chicken), and wheat and oatmeal porridges.
Stop by to experience their attentive service and Haitian hospitality.

La Baguette Shop
191-09 Jamaica Ave
Jamaica, NY 11423
Tel: 718-468-2525

La Baguette Shop
7915 Flatlands Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11236
Tel: (718)676-1790

La Baguette Shop
229-24 Linden Blvd
Cambria Heights, NY 11411
Tel: 718-977-1169

La Baguette Shop
2705 Church Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11226
Tel: 718-282-4221

La Baguette Shop
1836 Rockaway Pkwy
Brooklyn, NY 11236
Tel: 718-758-4330

La Baguette Shop
1028 Nostrand Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11225
Tel: 718-363-0944

La Baguette Shop
191-09 Jamaica Ave
Jamaica, NY 11423
Tel: 718-468-2525
 
La Baguette Shop
2705 Church Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11226
Tel: 718-282-4221
 
La Baguette Shop
1836 Rockaway Pkwy
Brooklyn, NY 11236
Tel: 718-758-4330
 
La Baguette Shop1028 Nostrand Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11225
Tel: 718-363-0944
 
Grand Opening!
La Baguette Shop
1855 Nostrand Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11226
Tel: 347-955-5559

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Le Bon Pain Bakery in Queens Village

Le Bon Pain Bakery in Queens Village

Le Bon Pain's Savory Light Fare is located in Queens Village, features light fare, appetizers and desserts, perfect for office parties and art gallery receptions.

A small-scale catering service, Le Bon Pain features their house specialty, beef patties that are encased within a flaky biscuit. Order a dozen and you'll pay only $6.

Other items include seafood and chicken pies. For sweets, carrot cake with cream cheese frosting is a popular choice. And at a cost of $5 you can feed 10 people.

211-65 Jamaica Ave -
Queens Village, New York 11428
(718) 464-8160

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NY Dominicans Protest Haitian Deportations in Dominican Republic

NY Dominicans Protest Haitian Deportations in Dominican Republic

Here is a picture where several Dominicans in New York City are Protesting Haitian Deportations in Dominican Republic.

On Wednesday, June 17, 2015, the Dominicans living in New York came out in a move of solidarity and protest against a controversial Dominican court ruling supporting a debatable immigration policy which may render thousands of Dominican-Haitians stateless. The demonstrators assembled outside their Dominic consulate near the Time Square to show their stance against the anti-racism policy. A 2013 ruling has retroactively changed the nationality criteria for those born to immigrant parents in Haiti since 1929. The ruling was enacted in May 2014 and it allowed the susceptible Dominicans a time limit to establish their citizenship, which expired on June 17, 2015. One of the demonstrators, when asked, has described this move by the Dominican government as unprecedented because there is no other government in the world which could ever do this and it is more surprising because all the international bodies are mum on this. Some of the New York City's elected leaders and officials came out in support of these Dominican-Haitians. Mayor Bill de Blasio, in a statement, has called on the Dominican government to respect and guarantee basic rights to all.

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