Archive for April, 2011

Haiti’s Preval to U.N. – We need bulldozers, not tanks-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

April 8, 2011
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Haiti’s Preval to U.N. – We need bulldozers, not tanks-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – It is time for the United Nations to transform its mission in Haiti, which needs engineers and bulldozers more than soldiers and tanks, outgoing Haitian President Rene Preval said on Wednesday. In his final speech at the United Nations as the country’s leader, Preval said that more...
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Some 20,000 jobs to be created at new industrial park in Haiti-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

April 8, 2011
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Some 20,000 jobs to be created at new industrial park in Haiti-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

U.S.  Haiti team up with Korean garment firm to create 20,000 jobs and country’s first fabric mill. By Jacqueline Charles jcharles@MiamiHerald.com CARACOL, Haiti — Standing in the middle of the dirt-poor rural village on a cool afternoon, the neatly dressed Korean garment tycoon surveyed the rugged mountaintops and surrounding bean fields as he tried...
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Haitian prime minister says thousands of foreign charities must register with gov’t

April 7, 2011
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Haitian prime minister says thousands of foreign charities must register with gov’t

By Trenton Daniel, The Associated Press PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Too many foreign charities are working in Haiti without supervision and need to provide more information about their activities so the government can better manage earthquake reconstruction, the prime minister said Thursday. Foreign non-governmental organizations, which piled into Haiti after the devastating January 2010 quake,...
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305 573 votes écartés pour la présidentielle

April 7, 2011
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305 573 votes écartés pour la présidentielle

La Nouvelliste: Après la proclamation des résultats préliminaires du scrutin, Mirlande Manigat a crié aux magouilles en pointant du doigt les responsables du CEP. L’OEA, par contre, rassure que les procès-verbaux écartés n’ont pas été comptabilisés et que le processus s’est déroulé dans la transparence. Elle apporte également des précisions sur les visites de...
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Haiti grassroots groups say they’re being shut out of rebuilding funds-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

April 7, 2011
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Haiti grassroots groups say they’re being shut out of rebuilding funds-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

As the Haiti recovery commission absorbs international criticism that it’s not moving fast enough, grassroots organizations wonder why they’re not being called on. By Jacqueline Charles jcharles@MiamiHerald.com SOURCE CAROSSOLE, Haiti — It took the Valmé family 15 years and $500,000 from donations and recycling bottles to build a two-story yellow school building for youngsters...
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Haiti’s outgoing leader criticizes UN military focus-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

April 7, 2011
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Haiti’s outgoing leader criticizes UN military focus-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

By EDITH M. LEDERER Associated Press UNITED NATIONS—Haiti’s outgoing president criticized the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday for being too slow to switch its peacekeeping mission in the Western hemisphere’s poorest country from military operations to development and peacebuilding. In his last address to the council, Rene Preval urged the U.N.’s most powerful body...
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Fresh outbreak of cholera in Haiti after heavy rains

April 7, 2011
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Fresh outbreak of cholera in Haiti after heavy rains

A woman washes her feet from a makeshift public tap in Port au Prince March 16, 2011. REUTERS/Kena Betancur CHOLERA outbreaks are on the rise again in Haiti following heavy rainfall in late March, warns children’s charity Plan UK. According to Plan staff on the ground, mortality rates in some areas of the country...
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Le président-élu Michel Martelly promet “une ère nouvelle en Haïti”

April 7, 2011
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Le président-élu Michel Martelly promet “une ère nouvelle en Haïti”

Le chanteur populaire Michel Martelly a remporté l’élection présidentielle en Haïti avec 67,57% des suffrages exprimés, selon les résultats préliminaires du Conseil électoral provisoire (CEP), ces résultats donnant lieu à des explosions de joie à Port-au-Prince. Michel Martelly, qui a remporté l’élection présidentielle en Haïti, a promis mardi l’avènement d’une “ère nouvelle” et s’est...
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QUO VADIS ARISTIDE??

April 7, 2011
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QUO VADIS ARISTIDE??

Aristide flew back into Haiti expecting an earth-shaking welcome as tens of thousands swarmed the airport in eager anticipation. Reality was a far cry from this as he was actually greeted by about 100 news people, and 100 airport workers, with a scattering of people who actually went to view his arrival. A couple...
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No challenge to Michel Martelly’s election in Haiti expected

April 6, 2011
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No challenge to Michel Martelly’s election in Haiti expected

An aide for Mirlande Manigat says she will not contest preliminary results that showed popular singer Michel Martelly defeating her by a 2-1 margin to become Haiti’s next president. By Allyn Gaestel, Los Angeles TimesApril 6, 2011 Reporting from Port-au-Prince, Haiti— Michel Martelly, the popular singer turned improbable candidate, was all but assured of...
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