What’s a CLO and What Does It Do?

I recently started a new job as the *Mission's Community Liaison Office Coordinator, or CLO for short.  What does that mean? For my first few weeks, it means that I'm planning parties and activities to boost morale among the community. Also, I have no idea what I'm doing. Normally, one of the main things that …

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Finding and Hiring Household Help

There's no Craigslist. No Monster.com, no hiring fairs, no hiring agencies. So how the heck do you find household help in Haiti? There's only one way: personal recommendations. The blessing and curse of personal recommendations is that often the same people cycle through Embassy families for years on end. The blessing of this is that …

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Another Authorized Departure

A lot has happened since the last Authorized Departure (i.e. "voluntary evacuation"); I'll try to make time to lay those things out in a few posts spread out over the next few weeks. But for now, we're on another Authorized Departure, which you can read about here: https://ht.usembassy.gov/updated-travel-advisory/ We are planning to stay here for …

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