February 3, 2013
THE BEST WAY TO PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI From LAX, Spirit, American, Delta, United and Copa offer connecting service (change of plane) to Port-au-Prince. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $708, including all taxes and fees. Have connections lined up in advance, preferably with someone who will meet you at the airport. Public transportation is confusing, subject to change and often conducted in overcrowded pickup trucks and on undersize motorcycles. There are buses and taxis from the airport, and the prices are alluringly low (about $1 per ride in one of the colorful little trucks called Tap-Taps)
March 22, 2011 |
A day after Haiti's runoff election for president, the candidates kept a low profile Monday while they and the voters were left to wait at least a week and a half for official results. The scene in Port-au-Prince was calm, as it had been Sunday during balloting in the race between popular singer Michel Martelly and university administrator Mirlande Manigat. Preliminary results are due March 31. A final tally is to be announced April 16, almost a month after the balloting, to give the candidates a chance to lodge legal challenges.
April 23, 1991 |
The United States routed Trinidad and Tobago, 10-0, at Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, to win its qualifying group in the first world women's soccer championship. The U.S., which outscored opponents, 34-0, in three games, will play Haiti Thursday in the semifinals of qualifying from the North and Central American and Caribbean region.
August 25, 1990 |
Social Affairs Minister Claudette Werleigh, Education Minister Charles Tardiug and Agriculture Minister Lionel Richard resigned from the Cabinet in the caretaker government of President Ertha Pascal-Trouillot in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. There was no immediate reaction from the government, which has been criticized as being too weak to stand up to the powerful army and incapable of leading this crime-racked Caribbean nation to democracy.
October 4, 1988
Three Haitian soldiers were charged with air piracy and ordered held without bail for forcing their way onto a New York-bound American Airlines jet over the weekend while brandishing automatic weapons. The soldiers, Nicolas Normil, 23, Jean Charleston Bienaime, 23, and Edouine Noel, 24, pleaded innocent before U.S. Magistrate Allyne Ross in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn. The three boarded the A-300 Airbus at Port-au-Prince, Haiti, just before its scheduled flight to New York.
April 23, 2004 |
A rebel commander convicted of killing supporters of ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide surrendered to justice officials but proclaimed his innocence and predicted that he would be vindicated. Louis-Jodel Chamblain said his conviction in absentia in 2000 was politically motivated. Under Haitian law, those convicted in absentia are entitled to another trial when they return. Chamblain surrendered as a conference for international donors opened in Port-au-Prince.