Haiti government fears quake toll could rise to 300,000

The confirmed death toll was raised to 150,000 on Sunday, but that was only the count of bodies so far found and collected in the capital Port-au-Prince. It did not include those recovered in other areas like the shattered city of Leogane, near the earthquake epicentre, and Jacmel on the southern coast. “Nobody knows how […]

An elderly Lebanese lady died in Haiti due to earthquake

Lebanon’s ambassador to Caracas has informed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that an elderly Lebanese lady died from the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti . Many Lebanese have reportedly suffered material losses due to the earthquake and looting In an expression of solidarity with the victims of earthquake in Haiti, the Lebanese community in Santo […]

Lebanese aid plane to leave to Haiti Tuesday

An official Lebanese delegation is expected to head to Haiti Tuesday on board MEA flight no, 9004 from Beirut airport along with 35 tons of medical aid , food and other items to the Lebanese community. The delegation includes Commission Yahya Raad, secretary general of the Higher Relief Commission , Fadi Fawwaz consultant to Prime […]

70,000 buried in mass graves in Haiti

An estimated 70,000 bodies have been buried in mass graves in Haiti since the devastating earthquake, the government has announced. Minister Carol Joseph declared a state of emergency until the end of January and said the country would observe a month-long period of mourning. It is feared the death toll from the Haitian earthquake could […]

Police arrests the man behind the JFK security breach

Police have arrested the man they say was behind a security breach Saturday at JFK Airport that forced the evacuation of a busy terminal. The Associated Press cites a Port Authority spokesman, identifying the man as Jules Paul Bouloute of Brooklyn. They say the Haitian man was returning to the city from Haiti. He’s charged […]

Raushenbush: ‘Go to Hell, Pat Robertson’

Paul Raushenbush, Religion Editor for the Huffington Post wrote “Haiti is suffering, and the only response from Christians and other decent human beings is compassion, love, and all the concrete support we can supply. This disaster has to become front and center in the hearts and minds of Americans. We should all be thinking of […]