Archive for April, 2017

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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Vote on the law on aid to Haitian artists

April 23, 2017
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Vote on the law on aid to Haitian artists

The Ministry of Culture and Communication welcomed the unanimous vote in the Senate this week of the proposed legislation on the promotion of culture and assistance to artists and artisans, an initiative of Senator Gracia Delva, already passed in the House of Representatives in 2013. In his installation speech on 22 March, Limond Toussaint,...
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The United States may be about to inflict a massive hardship on Haiti

April 23, 2017
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The United States may be about to inflict a massive hardship on Haiti

Roosevelt Dume, 37, left, sits in a hospital in Port-a-Piment, Haiti, after hiking out of the town of Randel with his 3-year-old son, Roodley, right foreground, who was suffering from cholera in October. (Joshua Partlow/The Washington Post) By Editorial Board April 22 at 7:19 PM POVERTY IN Haiti, by far the most destitute country...
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IN AMERICA A PLEA BARGAIN DOES NOT ALWAYS REFLECT GUILT – USUALLY REFLECTS LACK OF $300,000 NEEDED TO DEFEND INNOCENCE – Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

April 22, 2017
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IN AMERICA A PLEA BARGAIN  DOES NOT ALWAYS REFLECT GUILT – USUALLY REFLECTS LACK OF $300,000 NEEDED TO DEFEND INNOCENCE – Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

By Jay Weaver and Jacqueline Charles jweaver@miamiherald.com Guy Philippe has apparently run out of moves in his quest to outfox the U.S. government. After eluding the feds for a decade in Haiti, Guy Philippe plans to plead guilty in Miami The former Haitian national police commander who led a revolt against his nation’s president...
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Trump Thinks This Is Pro-Life?

April 22, 2017
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Trump Thinks This Is Pro-Life?

Some Haitians had never been examined by a doctor or nurse before this one-day clinic. It was supported by a United Nations agency that is now losing all U.S. funds. Credit Nicholas Kristof/The New York Times PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — When President Trump and his (male) aides sit at a conference table deciding to cut...
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Let them stay: U.S. must show compassion to threatened Haitians

April 22, 2017
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Let them stay: U.S. must show compassion to threatened Haitians

Haiti has suffered one catastrophe after another (HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images) NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Saturday, April 22, 2017, 4:10 AM When an earthquake devastated Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010, killing a quarter million people, the United States channeled its better angels and let 50,000 Haitian nationals residing here stay until the catastrophe on the...
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NATIONAL PALACE GROUNDS COULD HOST ANOTHER GUNFIGHT AT THE OK CORRAL!!

April 22, 2017
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NATIONAL PALACE GROUNDS COULD HOST ANOTHER GUNFIGHT AT THE OK CORRAL!!

April 23, 2017 First impressions, when visiting the National Palace, are generated by the number of armed people wandering around. There does not seem to be a coherent plan of security.  Just a bunch of cool dudes, and some not so cool dudes will all sorts of weapons.  Perhaps the belief that a lot...
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DHS John Kelly may Stop Visas, Work Permits for 50,000 Haitians

April 22, 2017
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DHS John Kelly may Stop Visas, Work Permits for 50,000 Haitians

AP by Neil Munro21 Apr 2017 Homeland Security John Kelly will soon decide whether to send home roughly 50,000 Haitians who have been living in the United States on temporary visas since 2010. The foreign citizens will be required to go back home if Kelly agrees with an internal recommendation against renewing the Haitians’ temporary...
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LAMOTHE FOUNDATION: Solar energy arrives in houses of Panyol

April 21, 2017
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LAMOTHE FOUNDATION: Solar energy arrives in houses of Panyol

The Dr. Louis G. Lamothe Foundation (FLGL) and Digicel’s RE-Volt company install a solar kit in some fifty households in Panyol (Kenscoff). Energy is the fourth priority of action put forward by the Panyol actors on the road to the social transformation of the community. People do not have access to electricity to get...
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The U.N. isn’t Haiti’s biggest problem

April 21, 2017
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The U.N. isn’t Haiti’s biggest problem

Haitian national police officers watch residents protesting in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Feb. 15 to demand the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti to pay for the cholera outbreak in 2010. (Andres Martinez Casares/Reuters) April 21 at 6:03 PM The Post was right to stress in the April 17 editorial “The U.N.’s debt to Haiti”...
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Flash!!! Trump agency wants to end temporary protection for 50,000 Haitians in U.S.

April 21, 2017
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Flash!!! Trump agency wants to end temporary protection for 50,000 Haitians in U.S.

President Trump’s immigration agency is recommending that the U.S. end temporary protections by next January for 50,000 Haitians allowed to remain in the United States following a series of natural disasters that have crippled the poverty-stricken Caribbean nation. James McCament, acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, concluded in a letter last week...
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WOW!!!

April 20, 2017
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WOW!!!

The Interior Minister has just requested 100,000,000 gourdes for Presidential Security over the period May1 – May 18. That comes out to 20,000,000 and roughly $1,500,000 USD divided by 18 gives us roughly $85,000 USD per day.WOW!! As an economy move, President Jovenel should sit home and watch TV for a few days, and...
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Moïse announces the reconstruction of the National Palace

April 20, 2017
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Moïse announces the reconstruction of the National Palace

Haiti Libre: On Wednesday at the National Palace, President Jovenel Moïse, accompanied by Prime Minister, Dr. Jack Guy Lafontant, proceeded to the installation of the Working Group and Reflection on the Reconstruction of the historic building of the National Palace. This group, with a 90-day mandate, will be composed of: Clément Bélizaire (Coordinator), Georges...
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Strengthening the capacity of women mayors in Haiti

April 20, 2017
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Strengthening the capacity of women mayors in Haiti

Haiti Libre: The Embassy of the United States in Port-au-Prince and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID – Haiti) have mutually financed the project “Fanm Majistra nan No Ini pou Devlopman Komin yo” that aims to reinforce elected women’s capacity to work collaboratively with their male counterparts to bring about important changes...
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Crisis at ENGA, the Ministry proposes solutions

April 20, 2017
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Crisis at ENGA, the Ministry proposes solutions

Haiti Libre: Deeply concerned about the problems affecting the operation of the National School of Applied Geology (ENGA), following the demonstrations and demands of the students (need for a new premises and an operating budget…) , the Ministry of National Education informs the general public that several working sessions have been held with ENGA...
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