Tag Archives: Creole

Franco-American population diversity

book jacket The People of New France

A concluding chapter in a book by Allan Greer titled, “The People of New France“, discussed the diversity of the French-Canadians. I’ve written about this subject in the past. Therefore, I appreciated reading Greer’s point of view. Although French-Canadians, and the Franco-Americans, who descended from this special population of people, may appear to have similar […]

Bateyes are where Haitian sugar cane workers live

William Blount of Portland Maine Rotary

PORTLAND, Me- A Rotarian with the Rotary Club of Portland, reported about the bateyes, near La Romana, in the Dominican Republic. Rotarian David Small reported that 140 new, lighter and easier to install water filters were provided to Haitian residents living in the bateyes. Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Portland have traveled to the […]