Archive for November, 2011

Hundreds of investors in Haiti for two-day forum

November 29, 2011
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Hundreds of investors in Haiti for two-day forum

Haiti kicked off a two-day investment forum Monday with the inauguration of a major road, a new industrial park and announcement by hotel chain Marriott that it is coming to the country. By JACQUELINE CHARLES jcharles@MiamiHerald.com CARACOL, Haiti — Haiti backers heralded some good news Monday for the earthquake ravaged Haiti: 44 miles of...
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Marriott announces first hotel in Haiti

November 29, 2011
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Marriott announces first hotel in Haiti

USA Today: Marriott International announced Monday that in 2014, it will open its first-ever hotel in Haiti in Port-au-Prince. The announcement was made in Haiti during a ceremony with former President Bill Clinton, Marriott International president Arne Sorenson and other VIPs. “This hotel is one more signal that Haiti is open for business,” Sorenson...
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Ex-Omahan is Penn’s man in Haiti

November 29, 2011
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Ex-Omahan is Penn’s man in Haiti

Omaha.com A warning to parents of teenagers who want to serve the poor. They might wind up like 1999 Creighton Prep grad Benjamin Krause, who is actor Sean Penn’s point man in Haiti for Penn’s respected post-quake organization, J/P Haitian Relief Organization. Krause landed in Haiti after a dozen years of mostly international service...
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South Korean garment manufacturer moves forward on building factory in northern Haiti

November 29, 2011
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South Korean garment manufacturer moves forward on building factory in northern Haiti

CARACOL, Haiti — The biggest international project aimed at helping Haiti rebound from the 2010 earthquake eased closer to reality at a ceremony Monday. Former U.S. President Bill Clinton and Haitian President Michel Martelly broke ground for an ambitious $224 million industrial park in northern Haiti that they hope will generate tens of thousands...
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Des scandales éclatent autour de la famille présidentielle

November 29, 2011
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Des scandales éclatent autour de la famille présidentielle

Par Léo Joseph Haiti Observateur: 23-30 Novembre 2011 SOURCES COMBINÉES, 22 novembre — Bien que la vie de la famille présidentielle soit riche en secrets d’alcôve qui finiront par surgir très prochainement, des scandales financiers et administratifs éclatent déjà en série, et qui risquent de provoquer la division au sein de l’équipe actuellement au...
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Wyclef Jean Defends Haitian Charity in the Wake of Embezzlement Allegations-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

November 28, 2011
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Wyclef Jean Defends Haitian Charity in the Wake of Embezzlement Allegations-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

‘We made decisions that enabled us to provide emergency assistance in the midst of chaos and we stand by those decisions,’ says Jean in response to an article about Yele Haiti’s questionable spending.’ Wyclef Jean has responded to a report by the New York Post that his charity, Yele Haiti Foundation, used only a...
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Haitians to U.N.: Please Leave

November 28, 2011
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Haitians to U.N.: Please Leave

On October 14, the U.N. Security Council voted to renew the mandate of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), paving the way for the peacekeeping force’s eighth year of operations in the Caribbean nation. The unanimous decision was made with little discussion of allegations that peacekeepers in Haiti have committed serious abuses,...
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Questions Raised Over Allotment of Wyclef Jean’s Haiti Fund

November 27, 2011
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Questions Raised Over Allotment of Wyclef Jean’s Haiti Fund

FoxNews:In the months following the devastating earthquake in Haiti, a charity run by hip-hop star Wyclef Jean spent a pittance of the money it took in on disaster relief and doled out millions in questionable contracts. Yele Haiti’s coffers swelled to $16 million in 2010, the most the charity had ever received. But less...
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Wyclef Jean His Haitian Charity Accused of Funny Money Business

November 27, 2011
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Wyclef Jean His Haitian Charity Accused of Funny Money Business

tmz.com/Wyclef Jean and his former charity, Yele Haiti, are facing new allegations that the bulk of the money they raised for the people of Haiti after the earthquake was misappropriated … and some went right into his family’s pocket … allegedly. Yele Haiti took in $16 million in 2010, according to records obtained by...
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La police interpelle des écoliers en pleine débauche dans un night-club

November 26, 2011
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La police interpelle des écoliers en pleine débauche dans un night-club

November 25, 2011 Musique, sexe et drogue étaient ce vendredi au menu du programme « After School » au Club Stanley dont le propriétaire a été placé en garde à vue ; la police annonce la fermeture du dancing qui serait un lieu d’orgies sexuelles accessible aux mineurs Publié le vendredi 25 novembre 2011 Une vingtaine de...
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