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Name: Joseph, Raymond Alcide
Current Position: Ambassador


Raymond Alcide Joseph became ambassador of Haiti to the United States on Oct. 3, 2005.
Joseph holds a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Wheaton College in Illinois and a master’s degree in social anthropology and linguistics from the University of Chicago. He is also a graduate pastor from the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago.
According to the Washington Diplomat, he established the first print shop and founded “Reyon Limy (Rays of Light),” the first monthly Christian newspaper in Cayes, Haiti, which still exists Joseph, today. He transitioned to radio in the 1960s and founded the first radio broadcast in New York that opposed the Duvalier dictatorship.
In October 1960, Joseph translated the first New Testament and Psalms in Haitian Creole.
In the 1970s and 1980s, he worked at the Wall Street Journal in New York as a financial writer and co-founded, the Haiti-Observateur, with his brother. It was the first crusading commercial Haitian weekly.
In 1990, Joseph was chosen to serve as Haiti’s chargé d’affaires in Washington and his country’s representative at the Organization of American States. After helping with the first democratic elections in December 1990, he returned to the Haiti Observateur, where he remained until returning to Washington, D.C., in March 2004.
Washington Diplomat Profile
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