Archive for March, 2012

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 Is Too Black For Obama VIDEO


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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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