The Haitian Times

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The Haitian Times
TypeOnline newspaper
Founder(s)Garry Pierre-Pierre
Yves Colon
FoundedOctober 1999 (1999-10)
HeadquartersBrooklyn, New York
CountryUnited States

The Haitian Times is an online newspaper based in Brooklyn for the Haitian diaspora living in the wider area of New York City.[1]


The Haitian Times was founded in 1999 in Brooklyn, New York as a daily newspaper printed in English, as opposed to French or Haitian Creole. It had published its first issue on 27 October 1999.[2] The newspaper's launch was also put into the Congressional records when Representative Carrie Meek (D-FL) paid tribute to its founders.[3]

It circulated 30,000 newspapers per week, 18,000 circulating in Brooklyn, 6,000 in Queens, 4,000 in Long Island, 1,000 in New Jersey, and 1,000 beyond the greater metropolitan New York City area. The newspaper also covered news out of Haiti in the tradition of mainstream American journalism.[4]

Garry Pierre-Pierre, a reporter with the New York Times and Miami Herald reporter Yves Colon founded The Haitian Times. Colon, who served as an editor, left the publication after two months. Pierre-Pierre assumed the editorship in addition to his role as publisher.[5]

From 1999 to 2012, most Haitian churches in the city subscribed to the paper, providing stacks of copies to its congregations at the doors.[6]

Patrick Dorismond[edit]

The Haitian Times covered the Patrick Dorismond shooting, a Haitian-American security guard who was shot by an undercover police officer near Madison Square Garden. The story put the paper at the forefront and its reporting was quoted and followed by mainstream news publications from the Los Angeles Times[7] to the New York Times.[8]

2010 Haiti Earthquake[edit]

The newspaper again commanded center stage when the Haiti earthquake devastated much of Port-au-Prince and towns miles away. The staff was one of the earliest set of journalists to arrive in Haiti. Reporters and photographers spent months on the ground, chronicling the destruction and the rescue, clean up and eventual rebuilding.[9]


New York Press Association award; New York Community Media Alliance award

See also[edit]


  1. ^ The Haitian Times NPR Morning Edition
  2. ^ Jackson, Kenneth T.; Keller, Lisa; Flood, Nancy, eds. (2010). The Encyclopedia of New York City: Second Edition. ISBN 978-0300182576. Retrieved 7 June 2016.
  3. ^ Congressional Record, V. 145, Pt. 18, October 14, 1999 to October 25, 1999
  4. ^ Haitian Times - About
  5. ^ Garry Pierre-Pierre
  7. ^ Haitians Feel 'Under Siege' in Brooklyn
  8. ^ Shooting Resonates Among Haitians
  9. ^ Haitians Wonder What Happens Now

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