Archive for April, 2010

Resolution would recognize GA effort in Haiti relief

April 30, 2010
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Resolution would recognize GA effort in Haiti relief

By AOPA ePublishing staff Co-chairs of the House and Senate General Aviation Caucuses, Reps. Vernon Ehlers (R-Mich.) and Allen Boyd (D-Fla.) and Sens. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) and Mike Johanns (R-Neb.), along with co-sponsors introduced a concurrent resolution this week that recognizes GA’s contributions to the Haiti relief effort in the wake of the devastating...
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Haiti to Football Heaven: Vladimir Ducasse’s Journey Begins

April 30, 2010
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Haiti to Football Heaven: Vladimir Ducasse’s Journey Begins

The drive down from Stamford, Conn., to the Jets‘ Florham, Park, N.J., facility took about an hour and a half on Thursday. With a driver doing the navigating, Vladimir Ducasse — all 6-foot-4 and 332 pounds of him — was able to relax in the backseat and chat on his phone to old friends...
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Coast Guard: Haiti migration not rising from quake

April 30, 2010
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Coast Guard: Haiti migration not rising from quake

By SARAH LARIMER Associated Press Writer The Coast Guard has yet to see a noticeable change in migration trends from Haiti following a deadly earthquake in the Caribbean nation earlier this year, officials said Wednesday.Coast Guard commandant Adm. Thad Allen said authorities have monitored the displaced population of Port-au-Prince and the areas affected by...
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FLASH-FLASH-FLASH PREVAL NEGOTIATING DEAL WITH WASHINGTON TO STEP DOWN

April 29, 2010
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FLASH-FLASH-FLASH  PREVAL NEGOTIATING DEAL WITH WASHINGTON TO STEP DOWN

President Rene Preval is – at this very moment –      involved with a convoluted series of negotiations that he hopes will see him step down from power while retaining the hundreds of millions he has stolen from Haiti’s treasury.  He is  also requesting immunity for his wife Elizabeth Delatour, from prosecution for...
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Food Aid Hurts Haiti’s Farmers Helping in a crisis can pose dilemma for local farmers and merchants-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

April 29, 2010
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Food Aid Hurts Haiti’s Farmers  Helping in a crisis can pose dilemma for local farmers and merchants-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Food Aid Hurts Haiti’s Farmers Helping in a crisis can pose dilemma for local farmers and merchants Steve Baragona | Artibonite Valley, Haiti29 April 2010 Photo: VOA – S. Baragona Rice farmers can be adversely affected by food aid. About three hours north of Port-au-Prince, the Artibonite Valley is the center of Haiti’s rice...
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Clarksville dentist detours to jail on way to aid Haiti

April 29, 2010
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Clarksville dentist detours to jail on way to aid Haiti

Dr. Jeannie Beauchamp, left, performs dental work on a patient during her visit to Haiti last week. The doctor faces three to six years in jail for trying to take medication out of the country without the proper documents. Clarksville dentist Karyl Jean Beauchamp thought she was going to Haiti on April 18 to...
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Tensions rise over Haiti tent camps Three months after the earthquake, schools and businesses want their land back-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

April 29, 2010
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By Ken Ellingwood, Los Angeles Times April 29, 2010 Reporting from Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti Displaced and homeless, the 10,000 earthquake victims crowding the school grounds of the Lycee Jean Jacques are feeling the sting of a new label: unwanted guests. Administrators and students at the private high school are eager to resume classes after a...
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PREVAL INITIATES THE CHARADE Haiti: Int’l aid needed to hold elections-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

April 29, 2010
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BRASILIA, Brazil — Haiti’s leader on Monday called for an influx of international aid to organize elections this year as the impoverished Caribbean country rebuilds from the January earthquake that devastated the capital. President Rene Preval made the comments after meeting with Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva at the close of a...
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New law to ease return of illicit funds-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

April 29, 2010
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The government has moved a step closer to making it easier to return illicitly acquired funds deposited in Switzerland to their country of origin. A news release from the Swiss foreign ministry on Wednesday said a draft law has been drawn up that will make it possible to use ill-gotten gains for public benefit...
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NGOs assail Haiti relief effort

April 29, 2010
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By Henry Brier Editor April 29, 2010, 12 a.m. - The U.S.-led relief effort in earthquake-torn Haiti fell under sharp criticism Wednesday eve as two non-government organizations drew down the largest stakeholder’s help, saving their praise for aid contributed by Cuba and Venezuela. Manager-less refugee camps, sexual violence against women, spreading disease, and lack...
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The Haitian Dilemma

April 29, 2010
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BY RICHARD MORSE Manager Hotel Oloffson, Port-au-Prince, Haiti Huffingtonpost.com I don’t mean to dwell on certain issues but until there’s some solid change in Haiti, things are going to remain: Poorest Country in the Western Hemisphere. I was reading this Reuters article and if i didn’t know better, I would think that Haiti was so...
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Bush Pilot Haiti pilots recognized by U.S. senators

April 28, 2010
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Bush Pilot Haiti pilots recognized by U.S. senators

ALASKA DISPATCH Joshua Saul Apr 27, 2010 After the country of Haiti was smashed apart by a mighty earthquake in January, general aviation pilots swooped in to give whatever help they could.General aviation pilots flew over 4,500 flights in the month following the earthquake, according to a press release from Sen. Mark Begich’s office....
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Preval Instigated Fire rips through major Haitian market

April 27, 2010
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Preval Instigated Fire rips through major Haitian market

Tuesday, April 27, 2010 »  08:43pm A large incendiary fire has ripped through the main public market in Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince. The blaze engulfed hundreds of stalls at the Marche du Port markets and two blocks of surrounding shops. Firefighters worked to control the fire with inadequate resources as shopkeepers rushed to save their...
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Judge drops kidnapping charge against U.S. missionary-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

April 26, 2010
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Judge drops kidnapping charge against U.S. missionary-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

ON A MISSION Laura Silsby’s Shady Past Business in shambles, home foreclosed. The Wall Street Journal April 26, 2010 CNN:  American missionary Laura Silsby will stand trial in Haiti on a charge of arranging irregular travel, a judge ruled Monday, but more serious charges against her and nine fellow missionaries were dropped. Judge Bernard...
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Many of Haiti’s most-wanted on the loose after earthquake-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

April 25, 2010
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Many of Haiti’s most-wanted on the loose after earthquake-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

By Manuel Roig-Franzia Wednesday, April 7, 2010; 1:59 PM PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI — Early one morning this month, in the buzz saw that is downtown Port-au-Prince, three men approached a police checkpoint, firing automatic weapons. When the shooting finally stopped, a seven-year veteran of the Haitian National Police force lay dead, his body riddled with...
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HAITI: Meet Another One of President René Préval’s Friends-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

April 25, 2010
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HAITI:  Meet Another One of President René Préval’s Friends-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Joel R Deeb April 24, 2010 His real name is Jean Baptiste Jean Philippe, a name few Haitians recognize. Under his “nom de guerre” Samba Boukman, he has name recognition that is national in scope. Boukman relishes the reputation of being the most brutal killer who has ever walked political gutters of Haiti. Naïve...
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Haiti’s unconstitutional Parliament approves key post-quake reconstruction body-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

April 25, 2010
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Haiti’s unconstitutional Parliament approves key post-quake reconstruction body-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Fri, Apr 16 2010 By Joseph Guyler Delva PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) – Haiti’s parliament has approved the creation of a commission that will allow foreign donors to participate in deciding how to rebuild the poor Caribbean nation after its devastating January 12 earthquake. The bill approving the Interim Haiti Recovery Commission, which was set up...
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Recycled trash to fuel Haiti

April 22, 2010
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Recycled trash to fuel Haiti

Before the recent earthquake, Haiti was no stranger to natural disasters. In recent years, thousands of people have been killed by floods and landslides. To understand why the toll is so high, one need look no further than the country’s bald mountains. Haiti has lost about 97 % of its forests. And the main...
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Haiti Wants Food Aid to Stop? Government Says Generous Public Outpouring Is Interfering with Economy, Drawing Non-Victims to Camps and Enticing Corruption

April 22, 2010
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Haiti Wants Food Aid to Stop? Government Says Generous Public Outpouring Is Interfering with Economy, Drawing Non-Victims to Camps and Enticing Corruption

(CBS) Of all the things you’ve heard about earthquake aid to Haiti, here’s something you probably didn’t know: Haiti’s government wants large-scale food assistance and free health care to stop. If it’s news to you, it was to CBS News too, when Katie Couric recently visited Haiti and spoke to Erin Boyd, a nutrition...
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UN launches website to track Haiti aid use

April 22, 2010
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UN launches website to track Haiti aid use

PORT-AU-PRINCE — The United Nations has launched a new website to track the estimated 9.9 billion dollars in aid pledged to Haiti by the international community in the wake of a devastating January 12 earthquake. The site, a joint project between the UN Development Programme and the Haitian government, will promote efficient spending while...
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