Archive for April, 2011

Construction underway at Mirebalais hospital in Haiti

April 13, 2011
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Construction underway at Mirebalais hospital in Haiti

The hospital is being built in cooperation with Boston-based aid organisation Partners in Health (PIH). The 320-bed hospital will replace an old hospital which is virtually nonfunctional and was in the process of being closed down in January 2009. The original plan of PIH was to build a 108-bed regional hospital, which was later...
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Telecoms billionaire Denis O’Brien’s rules for success

April 13, 2011
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Telecoms billionaire Denis O’Brien’s rules for success

Investors in places like Ivory Coast and Libya need thick skins and level heads, for when conflict rages and governments fall, they run the risk of all being ruined. But Irish telecoms billionaire Denis O’Brien specialises in investing in difficult and sometimes unstable developing countries. His company Digicel is the biggest investor in Haiti,...
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Le palais national en voie de restauration

April 13, 2011
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Le palais national en voie de restauration

Des techniciens du Centre national des Equipements (CNE) sont à pied d’oeuvre au palais national dans des travaux de démolition des parties jugées « irrécupérables » de l’immeuble le plus emblématique de Port-au-Prince fortement endommagé par le séisme. « Le palais ne sera pas démoli mais restauré ». Selon Daniel Elie, directeur de l’ISPAN,...
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RSF demande la réintégration rapide des trois journalistes révoqués à la TNH

April 13, 2011
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RSF demande la réintégration rapide des trois journalistes révoqués à la TNH

La Nouvelliste: Trois journalistes révoqués de la Télévision Nationale d’Haïti sont poursuivis en justice par le directeur général de la chaîne d’Etat. Reporters sans frontières demande la réintégration rapide des trois journalistes. Haïti: Le rédacteur en chef de la Télévision Nationale d’Haïti, Eddy Jackson Alexis, et deux autres journalistes, Josias Pierre et Jacques Innocent,...
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Le choléra rebondit dans l’arrière-pays

April 13, 2011
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Le choléra rebondit dans l’arrière-pays

Haïti: Alors que les autorités sanitaires annonçaient une nette régression de l’épidémie du choléra, 70 personnes ont été infectées en seulement huit jours à la première section de Belle-Fontaine où on a enregistré la mort d’au moins une personne. Dans le département du Centre, où a éclaté la maladie en Haïti, plus d’une centaine...
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En attendant l’arrêt de la cour d’appel…

April 13, 2011
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En attendant l’arrêt de la cour d’appel…

La Nouvelliste Haïti: Les avocats des parties au procès ont développé leurs moyens oraux, le mercredi 6 avril à la cour d’appel de Port-au-Prince. Me Jean-Miguel Fortuné pour la partie civile, dans une intervention, a fait l’historique de l’affaire vieille de 15 ans. Il a entre autres rappelé qu’elle remonte au 11 novembre 1996,...
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Our View: Sweet Micky takes the stage in hard-hit Haiti-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

April 12, 2011
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Our View: Sweet Micky takes the stage in hard-hit Haiti-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

The following editorial appeared in The Washington Post Among Haiti s curses in recent decades is the roster of scoundrels, tyrants, charlatans, opportunists and blowhards who have inhabited the gleaming white presidential palace (now destroyed by earthquake) in downtown Port-au-Prince. This hall of shame includes  an oratorically gifted shantytown populist, the Rev. Jean-Bertrand Aristide,...
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Haiti cholera epidemic could have been blunted with use of mobile stockpile of oral vaccine

April 11, 2011
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Haiti cholera epidemic could have been blunted with use of mobile stockpile of oral vaccine

SEATTLE – Had a large stockpile of oral cholera vaccine been available and deployed to inoculate the majority of Haitians most at risk after the outbreak following last year’s earthquake, the illness and death from the cholera epidemic could have been reduced by about half, according to new research. The findings, by Ira Longini,...
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LETTRE DE YVON NEPTUNE A JEAN-BERTRAND ARISTIDE

April 11, 2011
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LETTRE DE YVON NEPTUNE A JEAN-BERTRAND ARISTIDE

Pétion Ville, le 29 mars 2011 Monsieur Jean-Bertrand Aristide, Représentant National Organisation Fanmi Lavalas En ses bureaux Monsieur le Représentant National Votre retour en Haiti est pour moi une des occasions d’oser espérer que la Nation , l’État et les puissants « amis » se résoudront finalement à se conformer aux exigences qu’imposent les...
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US company in Haiti blames Cuba for loss of barge

April 11, 2011
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US company in Haiti blames Cuba for loss of barge

nBy TRENTON DANIEL Associated Press (AP:PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti) A U.S. housing company is blaming Cuba for the loss of a barge loaded with supplies to build shelters for displaced earthquake survivors in Haiti. Executives with Harbor Homes LLC said late Saturday that the Cuban government denied the U.S. Coast Guard permission to enter its waters...
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Will Haiti Get the Rule of Law? Maybe a pop star is not such a bad choice.

April 10, 2011
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Will Haiti Get the Rule of Law?  Maybe a pop star is not such a bad choice.

By MARY ANASTASIA O’GRADY A 50-year-old pop star with a penchant for provocative stage antics seems, at first, just what Haiti doesn’t need as its next president. But Michel Martelly, who won last month’s runoff election with an estimated 67% of the vote, may have more to offer his country than meets the eye....
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Martelly ferme et ouvert promet un changement de direction

April 10, 2011
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Martelly ferme et ouvert promet un changement de direction

Haïti: Celui qui prêtera serment le 14 mai prochain comme le 56e Président de la République d’Haiti, Michel Martelly, a annoncé cette semaine une chaine de mesures visant à marquer une rupture, qu’il souhaite évidente, avec les pratiques de gestion et d’intervention traditionnelles pour permettre au pays – appauvri par des décennies de corruption,...
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Haitian Reprieve The U.S. needs to help Martelly push back against defeatist forces-Added COMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

April 10, 2011
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Haitian Reprieve  The U.S. needs to help Martelly push back against defeatist forces-Added COMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

OPINION – WALL STREET JOURNAL April 10, 2011 Haiti’s electoral council announced this week that Michel “Sweet Micky” Martelly won the presidential runoff last month with some 67% of the ballots. He’ll take office on May 14. Despite Mr. Martelly’s lack of political experience, his election is good news if only because he is...
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MARTELLY MOVES TO CONSOLIDATE HOLD ON EX-LAVALAS VOTERS ARISTIDE POWER BASE SHRINKS

April 9, 2011
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MARTELLY MOVES TO CONSOLIDATE HOLD ON EX-LAVALAS VOTERS  ARISTIDE POWER BASE SHRINKS

April 9, 2011 President Michel Martelly moved to consolidate his hold on disaffected ex-Lavalas supporters as he visits various elements of Haiti’s society. In a whirlwind visit to TNH The National Television Station, Martelly was mobbed the the staff who hugged and kissed him in an emotional show of support. Even as Martelly got...
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READ THIS AND REMEMBER!! Survival tools in Haiti: Truth and deception

April 9, 2011
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READ THIS AND REMEMBER!! Survival tools in Haiti: Truth and deception

Editor’s note: CNN’s Moni Basu and Jim Spellman traveled to Haiti in December, to report on the one-year anniversary of the earthquake there. Among the stories they covered was the reunion of two survivors. Port-au-Prince, Haiti (CNN) — We found him on a Sunday morning, as an outdoor service came to a close at...
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A GOOD ARTICLE ON HAITEL HAITI’S FIRST CELL PHONE COMPANY

April 9, 2011
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A GOOD ARTICLE ON HAITEL HAITI’S FIRST CELL PHONE COMPANY

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – I seem to have fallen into the Haitian time warp, where everything seems to have gone by so fast at such a slow pace. Because everything takes time here. The traffic moves like molasses, and yet if you’re not quick witted on the roads, you run the risk of collision with any...
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ATTENTION, DANGER SUR HAITI

April 8, 2011
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ATTENTION, DANGER SUR HAITI

La campagne électorale a pris fin, les élections ont eu lieu, l’heure n’est plus a la dissension mais au consensus ! Chers Internautes, Je constate avec amertume que nous gaspillons nos énergies à nous combattre l’un l’autre ou à essayer de détruire un président qui est déjà, élu pour certains, ou, choisi pour d’autres....
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UN: Aid hasn’t reached Haiti yet-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

April 8, 2011
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UN: Aid hasn’t reached Haiti yet-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Hank Flynn, Press TV, New York Haitian president Rene Preval called for more improvements to his shattered country at the UN in New York — while Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos advised the Security Council to focus on the “meager results” achieved there. An earthquake in January of last year brought the country to...
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AFTER HER ATTEMPT TO STEAL ELECTIONS FAILED – MANIGAT NOW BAD MOUTHS MARTELLY: MOO MANIGAT IS A BAD LOSER WITH ONLY 4.5% POPULARITY:Martelly will not face vote challenge for Haiti presidency

April 8, 2011
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AFTER HER ATTEMPT TO STEAL ELECTIONS FAILED – MANIGAT NOW BAD MOUTHS MARTELLY:  MOO MANIGAT IS A BAD LOSER WITH ONLY 4.5% POPULARITY:Martelly will not face vote challenge for Haiti presidency

Miami Herald, April 7, 2011  By Nadege C. Green and Jaqueline Charles ncharles@miamiherald.com JACQUELINE CHARLES/ / MIAMI HERALD STAFF This two-story school building on a mountaintop is located in the rural village of Source Carossole. It is just outside the city of Leogane, the epicenter of the Jan. 12, 2010 earthquake. The school took...
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