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Open Registration, English Scholarship Program

February 10, 2017
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Open Registration, English Scholarship Program

The United States Embassy in Haiti in collaboration with “Union School” is launching a new program for the learning of English entitled “English Microscholarship Access Program” (Access). Funded by the US Department of State, this program will allow to 20 girls aged 17 to 20 years, conomically disadvantaged, to take intensive English courses for...
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Haiti’s Revolution Through Silkscreen Prints

February 10, 2017
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Haiti’s Revolution Through Silkscreen Prints

By Daniela Sol A new exhibit just opened this Tuesday, February 7th at The Phillips Collection, a small gallery in downtown D.C., named “The Life of Toussaint L’Ouvertue” by the artist Jacob Lawrence. In his series, Lawrence honors the life of Toussaint L’Ouverture, a famous Haitian political figure. A slave at first, L’Ouverture later...
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Haiti-born, Heiltsuk-raised basketball player still barred from All Native event over ‘blood quantum’ rule

February 10, 2017
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Haiti-born, Heiltsuk-raised basketball player still barred from All Native event over ‘blood quantum’ rule

Human rights complaint filed: ‘This is a discrimination of Indigenous against Indigenous’ By Andrew Kurjata, CBC News Posted: Feb 09, 2017 8:00 PM PT Last Updated: Feb 09, 2017 8:00 PM PT Josiah Wilson continues to be barred from playing in Prince Rupert B.C.’s All-Native Basketball Tournament because he doesn’t have 1/8th First Nations ancestry...
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U.N. considering removing military peacekeepers from Haiti: official

February 10, 2017
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U.N. considering removing military peacekeepers from Haiti: official

By Makini Brice | PORT-AU-PRINCE The United Nations is considering removing military personnel from its peacekeeping mission in Haiti, a U.N. official said on Thursday, indicating a possible scaling back of one of the body’s longest-running and widely-criticized missions. The U.N. mission in Haiti, often locally called by its French acronym MINUSTAH, has been...
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UN Considers Removing Military Peacekeepers from Haiti

February 10, 2017
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UN Considers Removing Military Peacekeepers from Haiti

FILE – Chile’s Army, part of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) march in Cap-Haitien, Jan. 24, 2015. PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI —The United Nations is considering removing military personnel from its peacekeeping mission in Haiti, a U.N. official said Thursday, indicating a possible scaling back of one of the body’s longest-running and widely-criticized...
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IMF Releases Report on Haiti’s Rapid Credit Facility

February 10, 2017
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IMF Releases Report on Haiti’s Rapid Credit Facility

IMF.org The International Monetary Fund (IMF) today released the staff report prepared in connection with the approval of the Rapid Credit Facility (RCF) for Haiti in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. On November 18, 2016, the Board approved Haiti’s request for a disbursement of 30.7125 million SDR (about US$41.6 million) in financial assistance under...
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CARICOM pledges support for Haiti

February 10, 2017
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CARICOM pledges support for Haiti

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, Feb 8, CMC – Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), President David Granger says the regional integration grouping welcomes the transfer of power in Haiti after the French-speaking CARICOM country inaugurated its 58th head of state on Tuesday. Granger, the Guyana head of state, who represented CARICOM at the ceremony, said...
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Canada announces $70M in development aid for Haiti

February 10, 2017
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Canada announces $70M in development aid for Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti –  Canada has announced roughly $70 million in development aid for Haiti a day after the poor country returned to a democratically elected government. The funding is intended to improve conditions for Haitians, particularly for women and children. Wednesday’s announcement came a day after Jovenel Moise was sworn in as the Caribbean...
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Trump should fulfill pledge to be champion for Haiti

February 10, 2017
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Trump should fulfill pledge to be champion for Haiti

Sun Sentinal.com Not always in a good light, Haiti, in her unique peculiar way, has always managed to make headlines in the world’s news cycle. This past U.S. election, for the first time, a Republican president hopeful, now sitting President Donald Trump, visited Little Haiti, promising to be the Haitian-American community’s champion. The Huffington...
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