Kanye claims the president of Haiti gave him an island. Not so fast, says a guy in Texas
MIAMI — Kanye West, the eccentric rapper and producer who jetted off to Haiti in the middle of a global pandemic last month, is claiming that the president of Haiti gave him an island to develop. Unfortunately for West, Haiti doesn’t own the development rights — a lawyer in Texas does.“That’s just outrageous,” said Grey Pierson, whose father negotiated a 99-year lease with the Haitian government of Île de la Tortue, the former pirate’s lair that West visited on Sept. 25. “The president is just giving away stuff?”So how did a guy in Texas come to own the development rights to an island off the ...
There is no mystery about the charm of the real 'Three Pines'
KNOWLTON, Quebec — Louise Penny adores her adopted village of Knowlton in Quebec’s Eastern Townships. And she’s delighted that her Three Pines mystery series has inspired fans to make the trek southeast from Montreal, searching for sites mentioned in her books and hoping, magically, to stumble into the real Three Pines.In reality, Knowlton and surrounding towns seem more than happy to embrace the celebrity status gained via their most famous resident. “Bienvenue a Three Pines,” welcome signs on business doors say. Brome Lake Books, owned by Danny McAuley and Lucy Hoblyn, Penny’s close friends,...
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