Saturday May 30, 2020

An island in the sun

There’s so much you can learn about a country through its food. I’ve never been to Haiti, but over the past three years I have connected with this troubled country by getting to know its cuisine, and through this, finding out about its customs, flavo

21st January, 2015

In 2011, I became an ambassador for Haven, an Irish-based NGO headed up by Leslie and Carmel Buckley which is working in Haiti to rebuild communities in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake.

One of the stand-out projects has been the training of boat makers as part of a livelihoods scheme in Gonaives. The country didn’t turn its back on the sea that did so much damage; instead it looked to the ocean for solutions.


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