Archive for May, 2010

No shelter from the storms for Haiti quake victims

May 31, 2010
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No shelter from the storms for Haiti quake victims

By BEN FOX (AP) PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — A hurricane season predicted to be one of the wettest on record opens Tuesday in the Caribbean, where hundreds of thousands of Haitian earthquake victims have only tarps or fraying tents to protect them in a major storm. The Haitian government, which had five months to prepare,...
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Haiti: Protests demand Preval resign

May 31, 2010
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Haiti: Protests demand Preval resign

By Kim Ives Protest in support of ousted Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide on March 22 in Port au Prince. Aristide’s Lavalas party, Haiti’s most popular, was barred from taking part in elections. Photo: coat.ncf.ca The president of Haiti’s Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) announced on May 24 that presidential and parliamentary elections would be held...
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Low Cost Housing-Bamboo may be the answer-

May 29, 2010
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Low Cost Housing-Bamboo may be the answer-

One of Haiti’s needs is low cost housing now in great numbers. Taiwanese experts opened a school in Marmelade, (Beauche) Haiti. Rene Preval, Haiti’s president was born in Marmelade and was instrumental in starting a bamboo (artelier) school there. The Taiwanese experts taught students to make bamboo furniture and three prototype houses. The bamboo processing...
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UN archive captures the horrors and heroism of the Haitian quake

May 29, 2010
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UN archive captures the horrors and heroism of the Haitian quake

28 May 2010 – Amelia Shaw lost colleagues and friends in an instant on 12 January when an earthquake toppled the headquarters of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti. Now she and other UN staffers are completing an ambitious project that they hope will go some way to memorializing the event – both...
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Haiti before and after the quake-A tale of aid gone wrong

May 29, 2010
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Haiti before and after the quake-A tale of aid gone wrong

by Geoff Olson photos by Elaine Briere David Putt, a retired agrologist/geologist from Nelson, BC, stands before a display of artwork from Port-au-Prince. The semi-abstract masks, hammered from oil drums, seem to radiate a comic, defiant spirit. “Arts are alive and well everywhere, and they’re a part of people’s daily lives,” says the grey-haired,...
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Le dernier montage de Rene Preval

May 29, 2010
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Rene Preval avait planifie avec Rene Momplaisir et Jean Philippe Jean Baptiste alias Samba Boukman un montage pour ficeler les membres de l’opposition et maitriser les manifestations. Les deux comperes proches du president Momplaisir et Boukman dans le cadre de ce montage devaient tirer sur la maison du president en vue de provoquer des...
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World Bank cancels Haiti’s debt

May 28, 2010
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World Bank cancels Haiti’s debt

WASHINGTON — The World Bank said Friday it had cancelled Haiti’s remaining debt to help the impoverished country recover from a devastating earthquake four months ago. Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, will not have to repay 36 million dollars owed to the International Development Association (IDA), the bank’s fund for the...
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Helping rebuild Haiti enhances Taiwan’s image

May 28, 2010
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Helping rebuild Haiti enhances Taiwan’s image

Taipei, May 28 (CNA) President Ma Ying-jeou said Friday that helping reconstruct Haiti has effectively enhanced Taiwan’s global image and described it as a major achievement in line with his administration’s policy of “flexible diplomacy.” Taiwan was the quickest Asian country to help Haiti after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake devastated the Caribbean nation in...
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Taiwan announces Haiti debt relief plan

May 28, 2010
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Taiwan announces Haiti debt relief plan

Taipei, May 28 (CNA) Taiwan will pay about US$12-13 million in interest on loans to Haiti and the quake-ravaged country will not have to make any payments on the principal for five years, Taiwan’s foreign minister said Friday ahead of a June 2 global Haiti aid summit in the Dominican Republic. The Haitian government...
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FLASH-FLASH-FLASH Evening – MAY 27, 2010 PREVAL HAS TEAM STAGE PHONY ATTACK ON HIS RESIDENCE

May 28, 2010
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FLASH-FLASH-FLASH Evening – MAY 27, 2010 PREVAL HAS TEAM STAGE PHONY ATTACK ON HIS RESIDENCE

Residents of Tomasin, a suburb above Petionville, heard a short burst of gunfire this evening. There was nothing to worry about. It was just another Preval game to make the International Community believe that the situation in Haiti is so unstable as to preclude any thought of elections to replace him. He has not...
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