Archive for August 23rd, 2017

Cotton is back in Haiti after a 30-year absence

August 23, 2017
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Cotton is back in Haiti after a 30-year absence

Cotton is back in Haiti after a 30-year absence, having once been the country’s fourth largest agricultural export. Global outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland, the Smallholder Farmers Alliance (SFA) and Haiti’s Minister of Commerce and Industry, Pierre Marie Du Mény, have together announced the reintroduction of cotton as an anchor crop to help revitalize farming, boost the economy and contribute to environmental...
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Mobile clinics deliver essential care to women and girls in remote Haiti

August 23, 2017
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Mobile clinics deliver essential care to women and girls in remote Haiti

BY – Vario Sérant PICHON/BELLE-ANSE, Haiti – Delicate and petite, Nélia is 25 but looks like a teenager. She has already been pregnant three times, and has endured more than her share of tragedy. She lives in Pichon, a remote community in Belle-Anse, where the nearest health centre is a three-hour walk away. Like...
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Haitian energy entrepreneurs call for investment security- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

August 23, 2017
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Haitian energy entrepreneurs call for investment security- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

The first PV systems, such as this 100kW installation on the roof of a children’s hospital, have already been installed in Haiti. Photo: Biohaus Stiftung Haiti’s most important PV entrepreneurs gathered at an international solar conference in Port-au-Prince to call for clear regulations for the liberalization of the Haitian energy market, as well as...
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Canada frets over possible huge surge in asylum-seekers: sources

August 23, 2017
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Canada frets over possible huge surge in asylum-seekers: sources

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada fears a huge surge in asylum seekers crossing the border from the United States, putting political pressure on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ahead of a 2019 election, sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. The number of migrants illegally entering Canada more than tripled in July and August, hitting...
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No guarantee of residence for migrants fleeing US for Canada – Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

August 23, 2017
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No guarantee of residence for migrants fleeing US for Canada – Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

By Patrick Lejtenyi and Rob Gillies | AP August 23 at 12:04 AM MONTREAL — Men and women with furrowed brows sat in pews alongside their children at a Montreal church as volunteers explained what to expect now that they have crossed into Canada from the United States seeking asylum. They would receive temporary housing stipends and access...
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Ambassador to Haiti: Who Is Michele Sison?

August 23, 2017
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Ambassador to Haiti: Who Is Michele Sison?

Michele Sison Michele Sison was nominated to be U.S. ambassador to Haiti by President Donald Trump on July 20, 2017. Sison, who has been deputy permanent representative to the United Nations since December 2014, succeeds Peter Mulrean, who served in Port-au-Prince from October 2015 to February 2017. In her role at the United Nations,...
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