Archive for July, 2014

Harvard health aide killed in visit to Haiti-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

July 31, 2014
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Harvard health aide killed in visit to Haiti-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

By Faiz Siddiqui | Globe Correspondent   July 31, 2014 A Harvard University health worker was killed last week as she was just starting a visit to her native Haiti, friends and colleagues said Wednesday. A US State Department spokesman confirmed the death of Myriam SaintGermain but was unable to provide details. Friends and relatives...
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Btc Eyes Haiti Mobile Market

July 31, 2014
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Btc Eyes Haiti Mobile Market

By NATARIO McKENZIE #Tribune Business Reporter #nmckenzie@tribunemedia.net #The Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) is still aiming to enter Haiti’s cellular market, its chief executive confirmed yesterday, arguing that the carrier would effectively be “dead in the water” if it did not expand outside this jurisdiction. #Speaking at a private sector luncheon to host Haitian president...
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Vers le renforcement de la coopération entre Haïti et les Bahamas

July 31, 2014
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Vers le renforcement de la coopération entre Haïti et les Bahamas

Vers le renforcement de la coopération entre Haïti et les Bahamas Le président Martelly, a rencontré le mardi, à Nassau, le premier ministre des Bahamas, Perry Christie, dans le cadre d’une visite officielle en vue de raffermir les relations entre les deux pays. Le chef de l’Etat a plaidé en faveur d’une meilleure compréhension...
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Deals Signed To Tackle Haiti Migration

July 30, 2014
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Deals Signed To Tackle Haiti Migration

Prime Minister Perry Christie pictured with Haitian president Michel Martelly yesterday. Photo: Peter Ramsay/BIS As of Wednesday, July 30, 2014 #By AVA TURNQUEST #Tribune Staff Reporter #aturnquest@tribunemedia.net #GOVERNMENT leaders yesterday declared historic progress on combatting irregular migration with the signing of three agreements with the Republic of Haiti. #Prime Minister Perry Christie and Haitian...
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Haiti surfers aim to turn tourism tide

July 30, 2014
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Haiti surfers aim to turn tourism tide

Young surfers launch initiative to attract tourists to impoverished country’s pristine beaches. Haiti, a country known for having one of the highest poverty rates in the world, is still struggling to recover from a massive earthquake in 2010 that killed more than 100,000 people, destroyed much of the Carribean country and sparked a deadly...
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Nasty chikungunya virus gaining traction in U.S.

July 30, 2014
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Nasty chikungunya virus gaining traction in U.S.

At least 20 New Jersey residents have tested positive for chikungunya, a mosquito-borne virus that has spread through the Caribbean. (July 30) AP (Photo: James Gathany, CDC) Chikungunya, a mosquito-borne virus that has swept through the Caribbean in recent months, is making gains in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
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A Helping of Raspberry Pi (and Other News)

July 30, 2014
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A Helping of Raspberry Pi (and Other News)

Image: Jared Smith / CC BY-SA The Raspberry Pi is a tiny, easy-to-use, and incredibly low-cost computer. Nonprofits, schools, and libraries are using them to teach (and learn!) computer programming, electronics, hardware skills, and more. See what the Raspberry Pi buzz is all about. Can’t keep up with all the latest tech news? We’ve...
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TIME FOR A CHANGE OF SOCKS – MINISTER OF EDUCATION MANIGAT MUST GO!!

July 30, 2014
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TIME FOR A CHANGE OF SOCKS – MINISTER OF EDUCATION MANIGAT MUST GO!!

July 30, 2014 President Martelly promised a free education – for all children in Haiti. He really means this but some, close to him, work to make this an impossibility. Greed is good! The loss of Vanneur Pierre, as Minister of Education, was a loss to the children of Haiti. His replacement, by N....
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CARNAVAL DES FLEURS 2014 – SPONSORED BY HAITIAN BUSINESS COMMUNITY- A HUGE SUCCESS

July 29, 2014
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CARNAVAL DES FLEURS 2014 – SPONSORED BY HAITIAN BUSINESS COMMUNITY-  A HUGE SUCCESS

July 29, 2014 The Carnival des Fleurs has seen a three day success as hundreds of thousands packed downtown Port-au-Prince for the festivities. Aristide had planned to disrupt this event with a team of agitators, creating an event that could have swept the scene with panic.  Foreknowledge of Aristide’s plan effectively defused what could...
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‘Milestone’ for child malaria vaccine

July 29, 2014
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‘Milestone’ for child malaria vaccine

By Smitha Mundasad Health reporter, BBC News Making malaria vaccine available for routine use will be a major milestone, researchers say Experts say the world’s first malaria vaccine could be approved for use in 2015. Reporting in PLOS Medicine, researchers found that for every 1,000 children who received the vaccine, an average of 800...
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Inauguration of 7 new schools Digicel in 3 weeks

July 28, 2014
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Inauguration of 7 new schools Digicel in 3 weeks

Haiti Libre: Resolutely focused towards its commitment to build 150 schools in Haiti by September 2014, the Digicel Haiti Foundation is accelerating its efforts to get there. Digicel Foundation has announced that, in three weeks, it has opened 7 new schools in the department of the Center, the North and the North-east. With the...
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Democracy Lab Why Haiti Needs a National Dialogue

July 28, 2014
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Democracy Lab Why Haiti Needs a National Dialogue

Four years after a devastating earthquake, Haiti remains a mess. It’s time to bring Haitians from all walks of life into a national conversation about the country’s future. BY Clare Lockhart , Johanna Mendelson Forman JULY 28, 2014 Note: This article is an abridged version of a longer report, “Escaping the Crisis Trap: New...
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Leadership lessons in Haiti

July 28, 2014
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Leadership lessons in Haiti

Emma Boyd: ©Franck RimpelIn search of positive change: Deborah Ancona (left), Laurent Lamothe and Michel DeGraff The poverty-stricken Caribbean country of Haiti faces intense challenges. A World Bank report in 2014 states that Haiti remains the poorest country in the Americas and one of the poorest in the world. Its problems were exacerbated by...
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Haiti to vaccinate 200,000 against cholera

July 28, 2014
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Haiti to vaccinate 200,000 against cholera

Jamaica Observer: PORT-OF-PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) – Haiti is set to vaccinate 200,000 people against cholera starting in August, with support from the Pan American Health Organization(PAHO)/World Health Organization. The campaign will be carried out in three areas chosen by Haiti’s Ministry of Public Health and Population because they are considered high-risk zones. “Vaccination is...
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The Rise of Delicious Haitian Chocolate

July 28, 2014
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The Rise of Delicious Haitian Chocolate

In Robillard, a tiny hamlet deep in the Haitian hinterland, Valmir Mamonvil is standing next to a would-be national hero: Maman Pye Cacao, which in Kreyòl means “mother cacao tree.” His father planted it 30 years ago, but for Mamonvil, the tree is more than a family heirloom. It could be his kids’ ticket...
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Laying the First Stone of the Sub-Police Station of Gris Gris

July 28, 2014
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Laying the First Stone of the Sub-Police Station of Gris Gris

Haiti Libre: After 2 year effort the authorities of the city of Côtes-de-fer with officials of the National Police of Haiti in the region, in order to provide this commune of a Sub-Police Station, earlier this week the high command of the PNH South East together with those responsible from the regional office Southeast...
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Funding to Boost Notre Dame Haiti Program

July 28, 2014
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Funding to Boost Notre Dame Haiti Program

July 27, 2014 News Release South Bend, Ind. – The Notre Dame Haiti Program at the University of Notre Dame has received a large, anonymous grant that will support the growth of its salt program, which produces clean, co-fortified salt, intended to eliminate lymphatic filariasis and combat iodine deficiency disorder. The $375,000 grant will...
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American Airlines next stop: Cap-Haïtien, Haiti

July 28, 2014
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American Airlines next stop: Cap-Haïtien, Haiti

American Airlines will become the first U.S. major carrier to offer daily, nonstop service to Cap-Haïtien, Haiti, the country’s second largest city By jacqueline charles jcharles@MiamiHerald.com Haiti’s historical mecca is expanding to the world. After a modified 757 transporting then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in October 2012 became the first large aircraft to...
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Trees May Prevent 670,000 Incidences Of Acute Respiratory Symptoms Annually

July 27, 2014
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Trees May Prevent 670,000 Incidences Of Acute Respiratory Symptoms Annually

By Rebekah Marcarelli r.marcarelli@hngn.com | Jul 26, 2014 10:33 PM EDT Trees save numerous lives every year by cleaning the air. (Photo : Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Archives) Trees are believed to save 870 lives a year and prevent 670,000 incidences of acute respiratory symptoms. The study, conducted by the United States Forest Service...
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UN Secretary General Fails to Come Clean on Haiti’s Cholera Cover Up by Stanley Lucas

July 27, 2014
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UN Secretary General Fails to Come Clean on Haiti’s Cholera Cover Up by Stanley Lucas

Earlier this week, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon traveled to Haiti giving hope to the Haitian people and officials that the UN would issue a long overdue apology for their role in introducing the cholera epidemic in Haiti in the immediate aftermath of the devastating 2010 earthquake that claimed 320,000 lives. After the usual...
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