Archive for May, 2017

Leonardo DiCaprio Goes Incognito as He Supports Friend Sean Penn at Haiti Benefit

May 7, 2017
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Leonardo DiCaprio Goes Incognito as He Supports Friend Sean Penn at Haiti Benefit

Theo Wargo/Getty Images Leonardo DiCaprio was spotted at a benefit for Haiti Takes Root — a 10-year long initiative dedicated to the reforestation and development of Haiti — alongside Sean Penn, who co-hosted the event at Sotheby’s New York on Friday. Penn, 56, is the Founder and Chairman of the Board of J/P Haitian...
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PRIVERT COUP DE GRACE

May 6, 2017
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PRIVERT COUP DE GRACE

Mai 6, 2017 Presque tous les ministères et institutions autonomes du pays sont endettés. Lors d’une conférence de presse tenue le jeudi 4 mai à la Primature, le Premier ministre, Jack Guy Lafontant, en a fait le point. Le chef du gouvernement a dressé l’état des lieux de l’administration publique du pays tout en...
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Haiti – Politics : DR asks UN to help Haiti with «more actions than words»

May 6, 2017
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Haiti – Politics : DR asks UN to help Haiti with «more actions than words»

Friday, Dominican Minister of Foreign Affairs Miguel Vargas Maldonado asked Antonio Guterres, the new Secretary General of the United Nations, that international solidarity with Haiti is expressed with “more actions than words”. According to a note from the Dominican Chancellery, Vargas also explained to Guterres the process of regularization of foreigners residing illegally in...
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Costs and Benefits of Improving Rice Yields for Farmers in Haiti

May 6, 2017
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Costs and Benefits of Improving Rice Yields for Farmers in Haiti

By Alex Russell At one time, rice farmers in Haiti could meet demand for all Haitians. Today, national rice production accounts for less than one-fifth of consumption. Increasing the amount of rice farmers can grow could be key to reducing poverty and improving food security in Haiti, especially among the 1.6 million people who...
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Towards cost-effective projects in Haiti

May 5, 2017
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Towards cost-effective projects in Haiti

Wednesday, as part of the presentation of the first results of the project “Haiti Priorise” Aviol Fleurant, Minister of Planning and External Cooperation and Bjorn Lomborg, the founding President of Copenhagen Consensus Center (CCC), accompanied by experts in economics, Haitians and foreigners including Ketleen Florestal, P. Raymond Magloire, Kesner Pharel and Dr. Vernon Smith,...
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Report Proposes Offering Legal Aid to Curtail Prison Overcrowding in Haiti-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

May 5, 2017
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Report Proposes Offering Legal Aid to Curtail Prison Overcrowding in Haiti-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Haiti’s prisons are the most overcrowded in the world A recent report advocates increasing legal assistance for Haiti’s prisoners awaiting trial, an initiative that could lessen some of the human and financial losses incurred by the island nation’s broken justice system. The research, published by the Copenhagen Consensus Center’s Haiti Priorise project, argues that...
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Candidate Trump told Haitians he was ‘your greatest champion.’ Now he wants to deport them

May 4, 2017
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Candidate Trump told Haitians he was ‘your greatest champion.’ Now he wants to deport them

By Fabiola Santiago For a fanatically anti-immigrant presidential candidate, Donald Trump’s campaign stop to hobnob with members of Miami’s Haitian community and make campaign promises many of us suspected he wouldn’t keep was, at best, bizarre. But a hopeful crowd of voters welcomed Trump at a marketplace and visitor center in the heart of...
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Haiti’s main international airport flooded by downpour

May 4, 2017
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Haiti’s main international airport flooded by downpour

The terminal at the Haitian capital’s international airport has been flooded after a sustained downpour transformed some low-lying Port-au-Prince streets into brown rivers. Videos circulating on social media show passengers up to their ankles in water inside Toussaint Louverture International Airport in Port-au-Prince. Irving Mehu is director general of Haiti’s airports authority. He says...
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