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Bed-Stuy's Own Volunteer Ambulance Corps on the Ground in Haiti

“First on the Scene” is the motto of the Bedford-Stuyvesant Volunteer Ambulance Corps, and they earned it when founders Rocky Robinson and Joe Perez were working without an ambulance running with oxygen tanks strapped to their backs in the organization’s fledgling days in 1988.   And now in response to the Haiti earthquake, “Nobody expected us […]readmore

A Night on Rue Berne:Living on the Streets

by Garry Pierre-Pierre http://www.haitiantimes.com PORT-AU-PRINCE – Dusk had barely set and already, the residents of Rue Berne, were making their beds. These bedrooms were makeshift and arranged neatly on one side of the streets, away from shaky walls and fragile home frames that remain so dangerous. The men erected barricades, leaving enough room for a […]readmore

En Route to Witness what is Perhaps the Worst Natural

by Rachel Pratt and Garry Pierre-Pierre (http://www.haitiantimes.com/) SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – A few days after a disastrous earthquake rocked Haiti to its core, many Haitians in the tri-state area, boarded planes to Santo Domingo in hope of reaching their troubled country through the land border. The team of Haitian Times correspondent ran into about […]readmore

Community Unites in Support of Caribbean Nation

“You are Not Alone” “This is one of the great tragedies to befall any country,” said Mayor Bloomberg of the earthquake registering a magnitude 7.0 on the Richter Scale at 4:39pm local time southwest of Port Au Prince. “And the fact that it happened to a country so close to the United States, and particularly […]readmore