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  • Choolera Outbreak In Haiti

    Odisha, India.2 II. Body of Paper A. The emergence of cholera in Haiti was initiated by a number of existing problems. There where two national disasters that struck Haiti between 2010 and 2012 that where instrumental to starting the cholera outbreak. The first was the 2010 earthquake that rocked the small island nation. On January 12, 2010 a 7.0 earthquake struck the region of Port-au-Prince Haiti.3 This disaster claimed the lives of 200,000 people and caused an estimated 8 billion dollars in damages.3 This was nearly equivalent to Haiti’s yearly gross domestic product.3 Haiti, which is located on the island of Hispaniola, does not see large earthquakes like this very often which, and because of this the country was totally unprepared. The last recorded major earthquakes in that region occurred in 1953 when an 8.1 earthquake was recorded northeast of Hispaniola.3 In order to find an earthquake that affected the mainland of Haiti one would have to go back to the 1700 where three large earthquakes where recorded near Port-au-Prince, two being in 1751 and one in 1770. 3 The lack of major earthquakes affecting the island had severely affected the quality of housing, buildings, and other structures in Haiti. This disaster forced many of the Haitian population to dwell in temporary shelters; these shelters were set up around the country. These new dwellings where tent like and most of the new tent dwellers shared from the same water source. Tens of thousands of displaced…

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  • Haiti Health Care Essay

    health care infrastructure. The country needs trained professionals and medical devices to better help the future generations in living a healthier and happier life. A lot of Haiti’s healthcare problems are related to the fact that there aren’t many health care professionals to guide the people into a healthier lifestyle due to lack of funding. The ultimate responsibility for Haiti is to create a system in which all are assessed for their needs and are provided with the resources they need in…

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  • Hispaniola Essay

    Founded on December 5, 1492 by Christopher Columbus, the island of Hispaniola was originally inhabited by the Taíno Arawak people. Ayiti, which means “mountainous land,” is a name used by its early inhabitants; the Taino-Arawak people, who also called it Bohio, which denotes “rich villages,” and Quisqueya, which signifies “high land.” The said Taínos were South American Arawaks, with Taíno meaning “the good” or “noble” in their language. Many of the Taíno-Arawak people are extinct but, there are…

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  • The Role Of Geography In The Dominican Republic

    How would life be in the Dominican Republic? Would the Geography affect you? The Dominican Republic may seem inconsiderable compared to the United States, but it contains extraordinary significant landforms. The geography of the Dominican Republic; the different climatic zones, its location, and mountains along with water sources that surround it are important to its country. The Dominican Republic, mainly known for its gorgeous beaches and lavish resorts, is an island nation in the Caribbean.…

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  • Between Pool And The Gardenias Analysis

    Escape Based on the novel Between Pool and the Gardenias by Edwidge Danticat. “We live and we die and anything else is just a delusion.” – Chuck As human being we tend to repress everything that cause us pain, lock it away in the deepest side of our minds, burying all the impulses to escape the reality. Published in 1996, “Between Pool and the Gardenias” the story brings up the situation of the population in Haiti, which was surrounded by poverty, suffering and, critical social, political…

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  • The Importance Of Climate Changes In The Dominican Republic

    rest of the risks inside the countries boundaries (2016, p. 1). Other natural disasters that were noted in the report are considered secondary effects of a major cyclone or earthquake. These items included, “Exposure to tsunami (5.3)” and “Exposure to flood (4.7)” (2016, p. 1). These natural disasters can have large impacts on the economy and cause varying levels of devastation to the country. The Dominican Republic has had their fair share of devastation in the past. Hurricane George. If a…

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  • Hispaniola Research Paper

    Revolution is when a group of people try to overthrow those in power. One instance occurred on the Island of Hispaniola, which is present day Haiti, when a group of slaves led a revolt against their French leaders. Another instance occurred in Iran, when Islamic nationalists in Iran tried to overthrow the Iran leaders known as the Shah. The last instance occurred in Northern Nigeria, where the Fulani people revolted against the local Hausa rulers to try and set up an Islamic state.…

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  • Cuba Living In The Caribbean

    Cuba has a very tropical energy to it because it is part of the Caribbean. It is hot all year round and literally has untouched nature because of political sanctions. Cuba is only 90 miles from Key West, Florida and it is surrounded by Haiti and Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Bahamas, Turks and Caicos Islands, and Cayman Islands. Cuba is the largest island in the Caribbean. Currently, people can legally travel to Cuba if it is educational, religious, volunteer work, etc. Plane tickets to Cuba from…

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  • Personal Narrative: My First Experience At The Melia Caribe Tropical Resort

    As I looked out at the gorgeous light blue Caribbean Sea I saw a large white boat in the distance with a rope connected to a parachute sailing over it with multiple people in the boat. My family and I were standing on the pure white Dominican Republic sand waiting for our turn to take the dinghy out and meet the parasail boat for our first experience parasailing ever. The sky was as clear and blue as could be, with absolutely no clouds and the sun beaming on each and every one of the vacationers…

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  • Antigua And Barbuda Essay

    ASSIGNMENT 1: INVESTMENT IN ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA SUBMITTED TO: PROF. NAKUL SINGH CHAUHAN ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA Antigua and Barbuda is a twin-island country in the Americas, lying between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. It consists of two major inhabited islands, Antigua and Barbuda, and a number of smaller islands (including Great Bird, Green, Guinea, Long, Maiden and York Islands and further south, the island of Redonda). The permanent…

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