2018-02-14 / Front Page

Celebrating Haitian Independence

The 214th anniversary of the Independence of the Republic of Haiti, the first independent nation ever established in the Caribbean and Latin America, was commemorated during a January 30 celebration hosted by Queens Borough President Melinda Katz in the Helen Marshall Cultural Center in Queens Borough Hall. Joining the Borough President were three local Haitian American leaders who received Citations of Honor in recognition of their outstanding community service on behalf of the residents of Queens and the people of Haiti. The honorees were Gretha Fievre (l.), Rolaine Frederick Antoine (second from r.) and Solange C. Walker Talleyrand (r.).


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