Archive for April 24th, 2017

Haiti’s Philippe pleads guilty to accepting millions from drug smugglers

April 24, 2017
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Haiti’s Philippe pleads guilty to accepting millions from drug smugglers

By Jay Weaver and Jacqueline Charles jweaver@miamiherald.com Guy Philippe, an elected Haitian senator and former police commander who eluded capture in Haiti for more than a decade, pleaded guilty Monday in Miami federal court to a drug-related, money-laundering conspiracy charge that could send him to prison for at least nine years. Philippe, arrested in...
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Haiti PM’s motorcade hits 2, killing 1 near flooded zone- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

April 24, 2017
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Haiti PM’s motorcade hits 2, killing 1 near flooded zone- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A motorcade carrying Haiti’s prime minister struck two teenage boys, killing one, as officials drove into the country’s third largest city on Monday to see flood damage left by heavy rains. Serge Daniel, a government delegate who was traveling in Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant’s motorcade, said one of the...
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Renew protected status for Haitians

April 24, 2017
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Renew protected status for Haitians

Boston Globe- There was at least one immigrant group that President Trump didn’t demonize relentlessly while he was campaigning for the White House. “Whether you vote for me or not, I really want to be your biggest champion,” he said to a group of Haitian-Americans in Miami’s Little Haiti last fall. Now the Haitian...
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Haiti/Intempéries: les autorités appellent la population à la vigilance

April 24, 2017
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Haiti/Intempéries: les autorités appellent la population à la vigilance

Des pluies diluviennes s’abattent sur plusieurs régions du pays depuis plusieurs jours, notamment dans le Sud. Face aux risques d’inondations et de déboulonnement de terrains qui persistent, les autorités appellent la population à la vigilance. Selon le centre National de Météorologie (CNM), « un creux de surface qui se déplace vers l’Est dans le Canal...
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Vaccination campaign necessary to stop the spread of cholera in Haiti, says UF researcher

April 24, 2017
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Vaccination campaign necessary to stop the spread of cholera in Haiti, says UF researcher

UF News A mathematical model of cholera transmission in Haiti following the 2010 earthquake suggests that current approaches to cholera control and elimination, which focus primarily on improving sanitation, are not likely to solve the problem.  However, eradication of cholera is possible with use of oral cholera vaccine. “We need to focus on routine...
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Official: U.S. Government Can Resume Deporting Haitian Migrants in January

April 24, 2017
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Official: U.S. Government Can Resume Deporting Haitian Migrants in January

The Trump administration could resume deporting Haitian immigrants in January, a move made possible by the Obama administration. In a letter obtained by USA Today, James McCament, acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), wrote that conditions in Haiti have improved enough to end Haitian immigrants’ temporary protected status (TPS). Advocates argue otherwise. “The provision...
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How Agricultural Priorities Could Help Haiti

April 24, 2017
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How Agricultural Priorities Could Help Haiti

Agriculture is the lifeblood of the Haitian economy, and one of the most important priorities for the new president. Millions of Haitians depend on the land, so it makes sense to examine how to expand the rural economy. The research project Haiti Priorise is releasing new research papers on agricultural priorities. Along with a...
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Situation unfavorable for employment and foreign investment (BRH)

April 24, 2017
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Situation unfavorable for employment and foreign investment (BRH)

The Bank of the Republic of Haiti’s Note on Monetary Policy (BRH) analyzes recent developments in the Haitian economy. Its objective is to provide information on the direction of monetary policy and the latest decisions taken by the authorities in order to identify short-term prospects for the national economy. Excerpts from the BRH Report...
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