The Haitian Times
Bridging the gap
A prominent physician and close friend of mine once tried to import Beck’s, the German beer, into Haiti. He failed miserably.
Another wanted to bring low-cost batteries made in China to Haiti for sale. He was never able to get the batteries shipment out of Customs, let alone to sell a single one.
And another man invested his life savings into a boutique resort hotel. It was set ablaze.
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Garry Pierre-Pierre is a Pulitzer-prize winning, multimedia and entrepreneurial journalist. In 1999, he left the New York Times to launch the Haitian Times, a New York-based English-language publication serving the Haitian Diaspora. He is also the co-founder of the City University Graduate School of Journalism‘s Center for Community and Ethnic Media and a senior producer at CUNY TV.