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Haiti’s leader rejects U.S. election proposals-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

9:38pm EDT By Joseph Guyler Delva PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) – President Rene Preval on Wednesday rejected U.S. Senate proposals for upcoming elections in Haiti and said one of them could even sow “anarchy” in the earthquake-shattered Caribbean country. Preval, who earlier this week set November 28 as the date for presidential and legislative elections, was responding to a report issued in…

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Haiti: Ban welcomes setting of date for presidential polls-Added COMMETNARY By Haitian-Truth

René Garcia Préval, President of Haiti 30 June 2010 – Haitian President René Préval has set 28 November as the date for the people of the earthquake-devastated nation to vote for his successor, a move welcomed today by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Presidential decrees issued last Thursday and yesterday have also mandated that the Provisional Electoral Council organize legislative polls on…

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Revived hotel project is latest sign of renewal in Haiti-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Haiti’s long-planned Oasis hotel is slated to receive a $7.5 million financial boost and has set a November 2011 opening date. BY JACQUELINE CHARLES jcharles@MiamiHerald.com PORT-AU-PRINCE — It was supposed to be an oasis in an investment-hungry nation riding a wave of improved security and optimism: a 60-room South Beach-inspired hotel offering upscale shops, a 300-car garage and a helipad….

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Customs stalling aid efforts in Haiti-Added COMMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

As foreign do-gooders try to send humanitarian supplies, they are encountering problems — for a variety of different reasons. BY FRANCES ROBLES, TRENTON DANIEL AND JACQUELINE CHARLES frobles@MiamiHerald.com PORT-AU-PRINCE — The “Wishmobile” is a 36-foot mobile medical unit with full examination and triage rooms, and it’s stuck at a Haitian port, captive to bureaucratic red tape and a daunting Customs…

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Haitian presidential election set for Nov. 28

Haitian presidential election set for Nov. 28 By JONATHAN M. KATZ (AP) – 1 hour ago PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Haitian President Rene Preval set Nov. 28 as the date voters will choose his successor as leader of the earthquake-shattered Caribbean nation. The much-anticipated decree setting the election date was signed Tuesday beside Port-au-Prince’s collapsed national palace, bearing the signatures of…

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FLASH – FLASH – FLASH JUNE 28, 2010 THE ENEMY WITHIN EDMUND MULET/MINUSTAH PREPARE TO BETRAY THE HAITIAN PEOPLE – AGAIN MULET – “THERE WILL BE NO ELECTIONS.”

Edmund Mulet, Special representative of the UN Secretary General in Haiti appears to be cooperating with the concept of Haitian elections this coming November 28. In reality, the game seems to be something else. Two days ago Mulet spoke to a friend. In  a tape recording of that conversation Mulet comments… “I have to go along with this….but there will…

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Graffiti depicts frustration, hope

BY TRENTON DANIEL tdaniel@MiamiHerald.com PETIONVILLE, Haiti — On a soggy Friday night, the graffiti artist known as “Jerry” scooped up a half-dozen aerosol cans from the back of his Toyota RAV4, placed them at the base of a cinder block wall in this Port-au-Prince suburb and proceeded to spray. Four minutes later, the work was finished — a map of…

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Voila of Haiti Selects Comverse to Upgrade, Expand Mobile Network

Comverse ONE BSS Solution Links With Comverse HUB Value-Added Services to Support All Voila Subscribers WAKEFIELD, Mass., Jun 29, 2010 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) — Comverse today announced that Voilà, one of Haiti’s leading wireless providers, will upgrade and expand its Business Support System (BSS) solution and text messaging (SMS) capabilities to enhance service features and better accommodate the increased texting…

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In Haiti, World Cup games a short respite from misery

BY FRED GRIMM fgrimm@MiamiHerald.com PORT-AU-PRINCE — It was Rio for a day, this shattered city. Brazilian flags hung from the windows of broken buildings. Sidewalk vendors along the ruins sold yellow scarves trimmed in green, and jerseys and pennants that professed allegiance to the beautiful game. Yellow and green soda bottles hung from lines stretched across the busiest roads. Each…

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US issues Haiti travel advisory after 4 Americans killed in separate muggings-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The U.S. Embassy is advising travellers to exercise caution in Haiti after four U.S. citizens were killed in separate robberies near Port-au-Prince’s airport. All those killed were visiting relatives in Haiti, embassy officials told The Associated Press on Monday. The attacks occurred over three months and in three different locations. The warning comes as scores of Americans…

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Conseil Electoral : position officielle du PLAPH

La Plateforme des Patriotes Haïtiens constate que le président de la République a choisi de confier, de manière insidieuse, par arrêté, l’organisation d’élections générales au CEP dans sa composition actuelle et au travers d’une mécanique électorale reconnue partisane. La Plateforme des Patriotes Haïtiens est convaincue que, par cette décision, l’Exécutif haïtien a choisi la voie de la confrontation assimilable à une déclaration…

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Travel Warning U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Bureau of Consular Affairs

June 24, 2010 The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the situation in Haiti in the aftermath of the January 12 earthquake that struck near Port-au-Prince.  This replaces the Travel Warning for Haiti dated March 15, 2010, and provides updated information for U.S. citizens in Haiti. The Department of State strongly urges U.S. citizens to avoid travel to Haiti….

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FLASH-FLASH-FLASH 21,347 hits per day. Haitian-Truth.org reaches new plateau for visitors per day.

Over the past month 1 June – 28 June – we averaged 21,347 hits per day  with viewers coming from many nations around the world. For example, daily averages… 7669 from the USA, 2318 from Canada, 1947 from Haiti, 789 from the Dominican Republic…and even 13 from South Africa. Top story which received 17,401 hits with an average of 4.23…

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UN chief sends SOS to rich nations for help with poverty, climate, Haitian relief-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

By John Heilprin (CP) – 7 hours ago Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon cautioned rich nations Monday upon his return from the G-20 summit in Toronto against balancing their budget shortfalls “on the backs of the world’s poorest people.” The U.N. chief’s appeal to step up efforts on poverty, climate aid, Haitian recovery and other development followed the weekend summit where the…

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Haiti’s president picks date for elections- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Haiti’s president, Rene Preval, waves a Haitian flag as he takes part in the celebration of Flag Day in the historic town of Arcahaie, Haiti. C.W. GRIFFIN / MIAMI HERALD STAFF BY JACQUELINE CHARLES jcharles@MiamiHerald.com PORT-AU-PRINCE — Haitian President René Préval has issued two presidential decrees, each designating Nov. 28 as the official date for Haiti’s presidential and postponed legislative…

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Haiti to have November vote????-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Austin News.Net Monday 28th June, 2010 Haiti’s president Rene Preval has issued orders that the country’s nine-member provisional electoral council should organise elections for November 28th. The presidential and legislative elections to be held on the day will signal the end of Preval’s five-year presidential term, which actually ends on February 7th. The Haitian parliament has voted to allow him…

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End the dithering in Haiti OUR OPINION: More urgency needed to move country forward-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

After an earthquake of apocalyptic dimensions struck Haiti on Jan. 12, the international community mounted an extraordinary campaign to prevent further loss of life and ease the suffering of millions of survivors. Thanks to a generous outpouring of international aid and assistance, along with the sweat and perseverance of Haiti’s tireless people, the rescue effort has been a major success….

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President Obama could rapidly aid Haitian immigration seekers

THE U.S. CONFERENCE of Mayors, meeting at its annual convention this month in Oklahoma City, did something extraordinary. With no dissent, the mayors called on President Obama and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to “promptly” grant entry to 55,000 Haitian visa candidates with relatives in the United States, a measure that would result in tens or hundreds of millions of…

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Viettel coughs up for struggling Haitian telco-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

HA NOI — Military-owned mobile phone service provider Viettel will invest US$300 million in Haiti’s telecommunications market, following a market survey that has already neared completion, said Viettel deputy general director Tong Viet Trung. Viettel would invest in the construction of network infrastructure as well as an improved fixed-line network in Haiti, Trung said, with construction to begin in October…

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Haïti – Élection – FLASH : Préval aurait officialisé le CEP-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

25/06/2010 14:20:42 Selon RFI et sa correspondante en Haïti, le président de la République René Préval aurait officialisé, jeudi 24 juin 2010, la tenue des prochaines élections. Le décret présidentiel était attendu depuis plusieurs semaines. Le scrutin aura donc lieu le 28 novembre et ce serait le Conseil Électoral Provisoire (CEP) actuellement en place qui sera en charge de son…

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Tents Aren’t Holding Up in Heavy Haitian Rains-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (June 25) — Hurricane season in Haiti officially began three weeks ago, bringing rain to the region nearly every day. More than 1.5 million Haitians remain in the streets. Yet this week, the United Nations completed a study, revealing that 40 percent of all emergency shelters, including tents and tarps, already need to be replaced or “improved.” It…

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Haiti’s president issues election mandate-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

BY JACQUELINE CHARLES jcharles@MiamiHerald.com PORT-AU-PRINCE — Haitian President René Préval has mandated that the country’s nine-member Provisional Electoral Council plan for presidential elections. The mandate, however, is not the presidential decree that sets the official election date and that the international community has been pressuring Préval to issue. Still, it is an important step toward getting an official date, and…

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Taiwan ships 200 tons of rice to Haiti-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Taipei, June 25 (CNA) Two hundred tons of rice donated by Taiwan’s government and a local non-government organization (NGO) were shipped to Haiti Friday to help people affected by an earthquake that devastated the Caribbean nation early this year. Liu Chi-chun, president of Taiwan Root Medical Peace Corps (TRMPC) , said the Council of Agriculture (COA) agreed to donate 200…

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Preval associate pleads not guilty to drug charges in NY

NEW YORK — Jamaican gang leader Christopher “Dudus” Coke pleaded not guilty Friday to U.S. charges that he ran a massive drug ring in the Eastern U.S. from his Caribbean stronghold. The 42-year-old boss of the Shower Posse gang was sent to New York on Thursday under tight security after waiving extradition. His case had sparked street violence in Kingston…

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United States Government’s Haiti Earthquake Response, June 25, 2010

Friday, 25 June 2010 13:02 White House Press Release –  Haiti and Chile Earthquakes Washington, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–June 25, 2010.  President Obama pledged a swift, coordinated, and aggressive effort in response to the earthquake in Haiti in January and called for sustained commitment to Haiti’s reconstruction.  In light of Haitian President Preval’s attendance at the G8 today, the President reiterated the importance…

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BET founder announces factories in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The founder of the U.S. cable TV company Black Entertainment Television has announced a project for factories that will build construction materials in Haiti. A press release from Robert L. Johnson says the two factories will build earthquake- and hurricane-resistant panels for housing in Haiti’s quake-battered capital and the city of Cap-Haitien. Johnson announced the project Wednesday…

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Haitians still wait for recovery

Real reconstruction has yet to begin, while the people suffer in ramshackle housing in overcrowded camps. Instead of facilitating imports of equipment, leaders have lapsed into a pattern of corruption and delay. Five months after Haiti’s devastating earthquake, the emergency response has finally secured a toehold: No one is lacking essential life-preserving services. But real recovery and reconstruction efforts have…

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GMO Seed Refused in Haiti

While researching on the GMO Alfalfa Story, I found this story which is a little old, but still relevant. It goes like this: GMO Giant Monsanto offered to send 60,000 sacks (475 Tons) of seed to Haiti to help restore their farming practices; but Haiti is refusing the deal. Instead, they are choosing to burn them in protest. Monsanto has…

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Haiti groups welcome GG’s new gig as UN special envoy

JONATHAN MONTPETIT: MONTREAL – Gov. Gen. Michaelle Jean’s appointment as a UN special envoy to Haiti is being praised by Haitian-Canadians who hope her presence will keep international attention focused on reconstruction efforts. As as a representative for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Jean will be helping with efforts to rebuild Haiti’s shattered education system. It is…

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Des organisations de la société civile proposent la formation d’un CEP sur le modèle de celui de 1987 avec en plus un directeur exécutif

Les acteurs politiques invités à prendre en compte une telle proposition mardi 22 juin 2010, Radio Kiskeya Des organisations de la société civile ont mis en circulation lundi le texte d’une proposition de la formation d’un nouveau Conseil Electoral Provisoire (CEP) sur le modèle de l’organisme électoral prévu aux articles transitoires de la Constitution de 1987 longtemps épuisés. Sur la…

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