Archive for March, 2012

Dominican Senator Under Pressure to Explain No-Bid Contracts with Haiti-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

March 31, 2012
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Dominican Senator Under Pressure to Explain No-Bid Contracts with Haiti-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Friday, 30 March 2012 09:53 Written by S. Maxime SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (defend.ht/Dominican Today) – Pressure mounts on the Dominican ruling party Senator Felix Bautista (PLD-San Juan), when on Tuesday his party and congressional colleagues urged him to clearly explain his contracts reported worth $385.0 million US with the Haitian Government for the...
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6 in Haiti die in early rainy season mudslide

March 31, 2012
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6 in Haiti die in early rainy season mudslide

By Associated Press, PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — A Haitian official says that six people have died in strong rains that destroyed their hillside homes. Nadia Lochard of Haiti’s Civil Protection Office said Friday the five adults and one boy were killed when a mudslide crashed through their homes in the Morne Calvaire district above the...
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En route vers le festival « Fun in the son »

March 30, 2012
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En route vers le festival « Fun in the son »

Les terrains de football de la « Sun Auto» à Tabarre s’apprêtent à accueillir, le samedi 31 mars 2012, le festival « Fun in the son ». Cet événement spirituel, qui se tiendra sur le thème « Amusez-vous en Jésus-Christ, le fils de Dieu », devra réunir beaucoup d’artistes et de groupes évangéliques étrangers...
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EDITO : Est-ce la fin de la saga sur l’amendement constitutionnel ?

March 30, 2012
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EDITO : Est-ce la fin de la saga sur l’amendement constitutionnel ?

LeNouvelliste:Haïti: Le débat sur la publication ou non de l’amendement constitutionnel refait surface à l’occasion du 25e anniversaire de la Constitution de 1987. Juristes, parlementaires, anciens constituants et d’autres intellectuels sont encore divisés sur la procédure à adopter par le président de la République dans le cadre des discussions sur le premier amendement de...
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French village Pince to hand out chickens to cut waste

March 30, 2012
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French village Pince to hand out chickens to cut waste

BBC:A French village has proposed giving two chickens to each household in order to cut down on organic waste. Officials in the village of Pince in north-western France say the chickens should each consume 150kg (330lb) of rubbish per year. It is hoped that as well as reducing waste, the chickens will help families...
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Mobile firms bleed billions to fraud and bill errors

March 29, 2012
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Mobile firms bleed billions to fraud and bill errors

BBC: Mobile phone firms are losing $58bn (£36bn) a year worldwide to billing errors and fraud, a report says. Juniper Research found operators were “leaking” revenue because the complexity of networks made fraud and errors harder to spot. The problem is worst in Africa and the Middle East, where 15% of revenue is lost...
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Entre Martelly et Andrésol, ça roule

March 29, 2012
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Entre Martelly et Andrésol, ça roule

LeNouvelliste:Mario Andrésol et le président Michel Martelly se sont entretenus pendant plus d’une heure au téléphone, moins de 24 heures avant la proposition de démission faite par le ministre de la Justice au chef de la police. « Le chef de l’Etat ne lui avait rien dit en ce sens. C’est une situation de...
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L’enfer des déplacés du parc Ste-Thérèse

March 29, 2012
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L’enfer des déplacés du parc Ste-Thérèse

LeNouvelliste:Les averses qui s’abattent sur la capitale depuis la semaine dernière sont de plus en plus inquiétantes, vu la situation alarmante qu’elles engendrent notamment dans des zones vulnérables où plusieurs maisons sont inondées. Avec la saison pluvieuse qui s’annonce déjà et la saison cyclonique qui débute en juin prochain, la vie de nombreux sinistrés...
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Sécurité : L’ex-Colonel Himmler Rébu parle d’un État Major fantôme

March 29, 2012
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Sécurité : L’ex-Colonel Himmler Rébu parle d’un État Major fantôme

Haïti – Sécurité : L’ex-Colonel Himmler Rébu parle d’un État Major fantôme… 29/03/2012 11:27:55 Face à la situation que confronte le Gouvernement suite à l’occupation d’anciennes bases des FAd’H, par des hommes en treillis et armé se disant ex-militaires démobilisés, l’ex-Colonel Himmler Rébu, Dirigeant du Grand Rassemblement pour l’Evolution d’Haïti (GREH) a déclaré «…...
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To Mireille Durocher Bertin. ( The killing of a great lady and obstruction of Justice by Bill Clinton ! ) The American people should know

March 29, 2012
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To Mireille Durocher Bertin. ( The killing of a great lady and obstruction of Justice by Bill Clinton ! ) The American people should know

To Mireille Durocher Bertin Mireille, I will never forget you! You were a sister to me. As a matter of fact you were the sister I never had! Such great Memories of our struggle to keep the country free from being occupied again by the forces of Destruction and backward men that were only...
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Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez returns to Cuba for radiotherapy

March 29, 2012
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Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez returns to Cuba for radiotherapy

BBC: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says he has started radiotherapy treatment for cancer in Cuba. Mr Chavez, 57, had surgery in Cuba last month to remove a tumour in his pelvic area after a recurrence of cancer first treated last year. The Venezuelan leader’s illness has cast doubt on his ability to campaign for...
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OH…I DIDN’T KNOW YOU WERE STILL HERE: CONILLE SAYS HE WILL STEP DOWN EARLY

March 29, 2012
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OH…I DIDN’T KNOW YOU WERE STILL HERE: CONILLE SAYS HE WILL STEP DOWN EARLY

March 29, 2012 Garry Conille thought that his move to surprise everyone, with a resignation, would see a tsunami of local and international support that would see him remain in power. He expected to remain as Prime Minister for the next few years. Instead, his resignation resulted in ZERO reaction from the local or...
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PRIORITIES SEE MARTELLY PAYING MILLIONS TO SENATORS AND DEPUTIES IN EFFORT TO GET LAURENT LAMOTHE ACCEPTED AS PRIME MINISTER

March 28, 2012
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PRIORITIES SEE MARTELLY PAYING MILLIONS TO SENATORS AND DEPUTIES IN EFFORT TO GET LAURENT LAMOTHE ACCEPTED AS PRIME MINISTER

March 28, 2012 With many things requiring a financial input, the Martelly team is focused on paying millions to Senators and Deputies  to guarantee Laurent Lamothe’s acceptance as Prime Minister even though he does not meet the Constitutional residency requirements. The Constitution demands 5 years continuous residence immediately prior to taking office. We believe...
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Haiti: Senators Delay Report on Prime Minister for after Easter-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

March 28, 2012
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Haiti: Senators Delay Report on Prime Minister for after Easter-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) – Contrary to what was announced, the Prime Minister appointed Laurent Lamothe will not know his fate in the Senate this week and could even wait until after the Easter period. Several senators on the committee to analyze parts of the current Minister of Foreign Affairs informed on Tuesday, that it...
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Morse: Rambling in Haiti

March 28, 2012
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Morse: Rambling in Haiti

Tuesday, 27 March 2012 18:19 Written by Richard A. Morse Defend HT: It sure has been a long time since I sat down and wrote one of these rambling pieces. I decided a year and a half ago, shortly after I had joined my cousin’s bid to become President of Haiti, that it might...
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UN says Haiti quake victims at risk over donor deficit

March 28, 2012
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UN says Haiti quake victims at risk over donor deficit

BBC: The United Nations in Haiti has warned that hundreds of thousands of quake victims are at risk due to an aid shortfall. The UN humanitarian coordinator, Nigel Fisher, says the lack of money has led to reduced services in camps for those displaced by the earthquake in 2010. Mr Fisher said donors had...
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Caracol, au delà du Parc industriel

March 28, 2012
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Caracol, au delà du Parc industriel

LeNouvelliste: La construction du parc industriel est loin de faire oublier aux Caracolois qu’ils vivent sans électricité, sans eau potable, sans voie d’accès… dans le dénuement. L’économie de la zone serait réduite à néant sans la pratique intensive de la pêche, l’exploitation des marais salants et l’agriculture. Haïti: En partant du Cap-Haïtien par la...
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Des affaires courantes très difficiles pour Garry Conille

March 28, 2012
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Des affaires courantes très difficiles pour Garry Conille

Le Nouvelliste: Difficile de gérer les affaires courantes lorsqu’on a été contraint à la démission. C’est le cas de le dire pour le Premier ministre démissionnaire, Garry Conille. De retour d’un voyage à New York où il a été opéré à l’oeil droit, le chef du gouvernement en disgrâce et isolé attend impatiemment la...
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Latortue, le prolifique sénateur de l’Artibonite

March 28, 2012
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Latortue, le prolifique sénateur de l’Artibonite

LeNouvelliste: Le troisième sénateur de l’Artibonite, Youri Latortue, traîne derrière lui un bilan positif pour ses six ans passés au Grand Corps en termes de nombre de lois proposées. Seize au total, selon le parlementaire. Une performance, pas étonnante, pour celui qui brille partout où il passe. Portrait de celui qu’on a tendance à...
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Digicel to build Haiti submarine cable link; leaving BTC treading water?

March 28, 2012
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Digicel to build Haiti submarine cable link; leaving BTC treading water?

telegeography.com Jamaica-based Digicel Group yesterday announced a plan to deploy an undersea fibre-optic cable connecting Haiti to an existing route from Jamaica to the US, which it says could be ready to carry voice and data traffic by July this year. The 200km cable will cost around USD16 million and will be built in...
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New investment fund seeks to spur jobs, growth in Haiti

March 28, 2012
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New investment fund seeks to spur jobs, growth in Haiti

By JACQUELINE CHARLES – McClatchy NewspaperMIAMI – The World Bank’s private sector arm is investing up to $10 million in Haiti in hopes of spurring jobs and economic growth in the quake-recovering nation. The investment by the International Finance Corporation is being made into Leopard Capital’s Haiti Fund, a new group that plans to...
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French Ministry to Bring Haitian Delegates to France

March 28, 2012
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French Ministry to Bring Haitian Delegates to France

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Following a series of meetings between Haiti’s Minister of the Interior, Thierry Mayard-Paul and Jean Dussourd, Prefet Referent on Haiti to the French Ministry of the Interior, Mr. Dussourd will be organizing visits to France by Haitian delegations as a way to increase collaboration and information exchange. “The proposal to...
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US$16-m ‘Fibralink’ extension to reconnect Haiti with the world

March 28, 2012
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US$16-m ‘Fibralink’ extension to reconnect Haiti with the world

JUST over two years after Haiti was devastated by a powerful magnitude-7 earthquake, the impoverished country is set to receive a major boost with the delivery of a US$16m 200km undersea cable that will link the country to the world via internet connectivity, thanks to Digicel. The project is being undertaken in conjunction with...
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Haiti Is Too Black For Obama VIDEO

March 27, 2012
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Haiti, UN make urgent appeal for aid as rainy season nears

March 27, 2012
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Haiti, UN make urgent appeal for aid as rainy season nears

The United Nations and Haitian government make an urgent appeal for $60 million in aid as a lack of funding hampers efforts rebuilding efforts at the onset of the rainy season. By Jacqueline Charles Efforts to help almost a half-million Haitians living in sprawling tent cities more than two years after a devastating earthquake...
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UN official pleas for funds before Haiti’s rains

March 27, 2012
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UN official pleas for funds before Haiti’s rains

March 27, 2012 16:52 GMT PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The United Nations mission in Haiti is worried that a scarcity of resources will prompt a further scale back on services to Haitians who were made homeless after the 2010 earthquake. U.N. official Nigel Fisher said in a statement Tuesday that a request last year...
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In Haiti, Bureaucratic Delays Stall Mass Cholera Vaccinations

March 27, 2012
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In Haiti, Bureaucratic Delays Stall Mass Cholera Vaccinations

Credit: John W. Poole / NPR A hundred thousand people in Haiti are ready and waiting to get vaccinated against cholera. The vaccine is sitting in coolers. Vaccination teams are all trained. Willing recipients are registered and entered into databases. The impending mass vaccination project aims to show that vaccinating against cholera is feasible...
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Red Cross in Haiti considers building hotel, conference center in Caribbean nation-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

March 27, 2012
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Red Cross in Haiti considers building hotel, conference center in Caribbean nation-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Washington Post: By Associated Press, PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is considering building a hotel and conference center in Haiti on part of a $10.5 million property that it bought after the 2010 earthquake. The hope is that profits could sustain the work of Haiti’s local...
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Haiti: Former Rebel Leader Guy Philippe Defends Aristide-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

March 27, 2012
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Haiti: Former Rebel Leader Guy Philippe Defends Aristide-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Monday, 26 March 2012 19:21 PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) – The former rebel leader Guy Philippe said he was ready to “go down the streets” to prevent the extradition of the former head of state Jean-Bertrand Aristide that he helped to overthrow by force in 2004. The former soldier, speaking on the airwaves of a...
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Hurricane experts eye 2012 season

March 26, 2012
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Hurricane experts eye 2012 season

Despite an unprecedented early spring heat-wave that helped break records across the country last week, it’s the warming waters halfway across the world that have the attention of scientists and storm chasers as they begin the annual National Hurricane Convention this week in Orlando. That warmth in the waters of the Equatorial eastern Pacific...
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