Archive for December, 2013

Country singer Paul Brandt inspired to give back in Haiti

December 31, 2013
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Country singer Paul Brandt inspired to give back in Haiti

By Paula Worthington, Calgary Herald Paul Brandt plays for kids in Repatriote. Photograph by: Photo courtesy Paula Worthingto , Handout HAITI — The narrow streets of Port-au-Prince are an array of sights, sounds and contrasts. Bunches of bold-coloured “tap tap” buses rattle past muted grey cinder walls, and a dusty haze hangs over Haiti’s...
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Should where you live determine whether you live or die from a preventable disease?-We DON’T Think So

December 31, 2013
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Should where you live determine whether you live or die from a preventable disease?-We DON’T Think So

Should where you live determine whether you live or die from a preventable disease? We don’t think so, which is why we work with 41 partners in the Americas and Caribbean to save lives every day! Elba Luz Villalobos Navarro is an older woman from El Salvador with long, gray hair and a kind...
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Haiti minimum wage increase ignites competition row in textile industry-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

December 31, 2013
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Haiti minimum wage increase ignites competition row in textile industry-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Protest over small salary increase inflames workforce conflict with an industry concerned about being uncompetitive A clothing and shoe factory at Caracol industrial park in Ouanaminthe on the outskirts of Cap Haïtien, Haiti. Photograph: Dieu Nalio Chery/AP The issue of the minimum wage is inflaming employment relations in Haiti, as garment factory owners and...
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Haiti AIDS research clinic wins top global health prize

December 30, 2013
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Haiti AIDS research clinic wins top global health prize

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) – A world-renowned clinic in Haiti that has become a leader in global health leading the fight against HIV/AIDS has won a top global health prize. The Haitian Group for the Study of Kaposi’s Sarcoma and Opportunistic Infections (GHESKIO) has been named a recipient of the 2013 World Health Organization’s (WHO)...
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Lessons learned: growing rice in Haiti and Vietnam

December 30, 2013
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Lessons learned: growing rice in Haiti and Vietnam

A new method for coaxing more rice from the land with less water and fertilizer is beginning to take root in Haiti–as it has in Vietnam. Six months after visiting their counterparts in Vietnam to compare rice-growing methods, an Oxfam-America-led delegation of Haitian farmers and agronomists reports that one of those methods used in...
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5 Haitian migrant women drown, among men, as smuggler’s boat capsizes

December 30, 2013
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5 Haitian migrant women drown, among men, as smuggler’s boat capsizes

http://womennewsnetwork.net The islands where migrant Haitians navigate on smugglers boats can be seen here. From Haiti many migrants hope to reach the coast of Florida in the U.S. or Turks and Caicos Islands or the Bahamas where they hope they will be able to find jobs and adequate income for their families. (WNN) Port-au-Prince,...
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Bound by the sounds of Haiti

December 30, 2013
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Bound by the sounds of Haiti

“I always wanted to make a difference in the area of music,” says former Montrealer Milena Sandler, general director of the Port-au-Prince International Jazz Festival, with festival president Joel Widmaier. Photograph by: Coralie Deluen By Bernard Perusse, Special to THE GAZETTE December 30, 2013 MONTREAL – Milena Sandler had lived in Montreal for 15...
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What we learn from Haiti, the Republic of NGOs

December 30, 2013
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What we learn from Haiti, the Republic of NGOs

philstar.com “The problem is I don’t know who is receiving aid, what they are doing with it and where it goes.” That was a statement made by Haitian Prime Minister Jean Max Bellerive, according to reports from the BBC. Three years on from Haiti’s devastating earthquake, the country’s UN deputy special envoy, Dr. Paul...
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Humanitarian assistance mission provides help to Haiti

December 30, 2013
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Humanitarian assistance mission provides help to Haiti

By Airman 1st Class Klynne Pearl Serrano, 97th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs / Published December 30, 2013 Tech. Sgt. William Hyde and Staff Sgt. Doug Tadevich help a Haitian citizen offload a pallet onto a forklift Dec. 19, 2013, at Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Airmen assigned to the 97th Air Mobility Wing delivered 136,000 pounds...
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Rival tablet manufacturers launch in Haiti

December 30, 2013
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Rival tablet manufacturers launch in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) Two tech companies have launched rival ventures to build Android tablets in Haiti, a country with little recent experience in electronics manufacturing. Startups Surtab SA and Handxom SA began production last month and plan to sell the 7-inch touchscreen devices to phone stores nationwide and markets overseas. Surtab says it has...
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Distribution of educational toys at the Accommodation Centre of Delmas

December 30, 2013
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Distribution of educational toys at the Accommodation Centre of Delmas

29/12/2013 10:16:02 Friday, one month after the inauguration of the Accommodation Centre of Delmas (CAD) http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-9859-haiti-social-inauguration-of-the-first-transit-center-for-street-children.html , Charles Jean-Jacques, the Minister of Social Affairs and Labour, on the occasion of the holiday season and new year, proceeded to the distribution of educational toys to some 200 residents of this center for street children supported...
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Mission of Hope develops holistic model for rebuilding Haiti

December 30, 2013
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Mission of Hope develops holistic model for rebuilding Haiti

With the four-year anniversary of Haiti’s devastating, 7.0 magnitude earthquake just two weeks away, Mission of Hope (MOH) a Christian nonprofit headquartered in Haiti, has developed a holistic model for long-term development and rebuilding that works and is sustainable. “The earthquake didn’t just affect people physically, but it affected the lives of millions of...
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Martelly Visits the infrastructure built in the neighborhoods of Nerette and Morne Hercule

December 29, 2013
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Martelly Visits the infrastructure built in the neighborhoods of Nerette and Morne Hercule

Friday, President Michel Martelly, accompanied by the Mayor of Petion-ville, Ms. Jolicoeur Yvanca Brutus, officials of the Unit of Housing Construction and of Public Buildings (UCLBP) and representatives of UN agencies went in Nerette and Morne Hercule (Petion-ville), two of the first neighborhoods rehabilitated after the earthquake of January 2010, under the 16/6 project....
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At least 17 migrants from Haiti die after boat capsizes during tow to Turks and Caicos

December 29, 2013
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At least 17 migrants from Haiti die after boat capsizes during tow to Turks and Caicos

A marine unit of Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force intercepted the overloaded boat and was escorting it when it suddenly overturned. Scene off the Turks and Caicos Islands after a boat capsized on Christmas Day leaving 18 Haitian migrants dead, authorities say. MIAMI (AP) — At least 17 migrants from Haiti died...
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Two tablet companies launch manufacturing in Haiti

December 29, 2013
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Two tablet companies launch manufacturing in Haiti

The Verge.com A new pair of tablet companies are setting up in an unexpected place: Haiti. Surtab and Handxom SA both began production last month on a new brand of seven-inch Android tablets which are being sold direct to various Haitian government ministries and made available for retail through Digicel. Both founded by europeans...
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IF IT’S NOT BROKE – DON’T FIX IT!!!! LIKE FATHER LIKE DAUGHTER?? – RUMOR SEES EDUCATION MINISTER VANNEUR PIERRE REPLACED BY DAUGHTER OF GERARD GOURGUE WITHIN THE NEXT FEW DAYS.

December 29, 2013
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IF IT’S NOT BROKE – DON’T FIX IT!!!! LIKE FATHER LIKE DAUGHTER?? – RUMOR SEES EDUCATION MINISTER VANNEUR PIERRE REPLACED BY DAUGHTER OF GERARD GOURGUE WITHIN THE NEXT FEW DAYS.

December 29, 2013 MICHAEL COLLINS Years ago, Gerard Gourgue, as head of his school, took funds set aside for poor childrens’ scholarships and paid his daughter’s tuition. He was not poor and, by doing this, he denied some poor children chance at a better life. As a member of the CNG, immediately after Jean-Claude...
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Spare a thought for Haiti this Christmas

December 24, 2013
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Spare a thought for Haiti this Christmas

Marie Matte Mayan, 26, sleeps on the floor with her twins, Maudeline and Maudena Pierre, at a shelter Sunday in Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti, after being deported by Dominican Republic authorities. (PHOTOS: AP) AT this time of year, as most people celebrate Christmas, the poor and less fortune suffer the psychological pangs of material deprivation. It...
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Haiti faults orphanage run by well-off US church

December 24, 2013
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Haiti faults orphanage run by well-off US church

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — At the Olde Good Things antique store on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, a French crystal chandelier can go for tens of thousands of dollars. A marble mantel sells for more than $20,000 and hand-carved dinner tables are priced even higher. The store’s Christian missionary owners offer their well-heeled customers a heart-warming...
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Rehabilitation of the Champ-de-Mars

December 23, 2013
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Rehabilitation of the Champ-de-Mars

The rehabilitation of the Champ-de-Mars, the largest public square in Port-au-Prince, will begin in January and should be completed in June 2014, if there is no setback. According to the engineer Clément Bélizaire of the Unit for Housing Construction and of Public Buildings (ULCBP), the main monuments and elements of Champ-de-Mars, will keep their...
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Solar Micro-Grid Aims to Boost Power and Food in Haiti

December 23, 2013
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Solar Micro-Grid Aims to Boost Power and Food in Haiti

EarthSpark, the project’s leader, won a Powering Agriculture grant for clean energy development. A little girl reads by the light of a solar home system in Les Anglais, Haiti. The nonprofit EarthSpark is working to connect more Haitians to electricity via micro-grids. PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY EARTHSPARK Josie Garthwaite for National Geographic Published December 23, 2013...
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