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The fight against fatal childhood diseases in Haiti gets a boost

August 12, 2017
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The fight against fatal childhood diseases in Haiti gets a boost

By Jacqueline Charles jcharles@miamiherald.com August 11, 2017 4:54 PM In Haiti, 69 children out of every 1,000 born alive still die before their fifth birthday. And many of those deaths are from diseases that are preventable by vaccination. Still, the country has one of the lowest immunization rates — 58 percent — in the...
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2016 weather report: Extreme and anything but normal

August 11, 2017
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2016 weather report: Extreme and anything but normal

Evan Vucci / AP In this June 17, 2016, photo, a fisherman drives a boat during then-Secretary of State John Kerry’s tour of the Jakobshavn Glacier and the Ilulissat Icefjord, located near the Arctic Circle in Ilulissat, Greenland. By Seth Borenstein, Associated Press Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 | 3:32 p.m. WASHINGTON — Last year’s global...
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Haitian Choir kicks off U.S. tour in Madison

August 10, 2017
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Haitian Choir kicks off U.S. tour in Madison

By Tia Lynn Ivey managing editor The Haitian Orphan Choir took the stage at Madison Baptist Church last Friday, kicking off a U.S. tour across the Southeast. Members of the church volunteered to host the orphans and ministry leaders at their own homes while the choir passed through town. Before singing their hearts out...
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People are sneaking into Canada because we’ve basically told them to

August 10, 2017
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People are sneaking into Canada because we’ve basically told them to

William Watson: We need an immigration system that is open, fair and generous. But also one that doesn’t create incentives to immigrate here illegally Mayor Denis Coderre, right, greets a busload of asylum seekers at Olympic Stadium on Aug. 3, 2017 in Montreal.The stadium is being used as temporary housing to deal with the...
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Why a visit from the Haitian government has Quebec immigration lawyers worried

August 10, 2017
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Why a visit from the Haitian government has Quebec immigration lawyers worried

‘We want to make sure if they are sent back, that they won’t be facing problems,’ lawyer says A visit by Haitian government representatives to Montreal as thousands of people from the country seek asylum here is raising alarm among Quebec immigration lawyers. Haiti’s Foreign Affairs Minister Antonio Rodrigue and Stéphanie Auguste, the minister for nationals living abroad, met...
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This Hurricane Season May Generate as Many as 19 Atlantic Storms

August 10, 2017
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This Hurricane Season May Generate as Many as 19 Atlantic Storms

The Atlantic hurricane season will probably end with an above-average 14 to 19 named storms that can rattle energy and agriculture markets now that it is almost certain a system-deterring Pacific El Nino won’t arrive. At least 5 to 9 will become hurricanes with 2 to 5 becoming major systems with winds of 111...
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China Extends Her Silk Road To Haiti

August 9, 2017
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China Extends Her Silk Road To Haiti

Georgianne Nienaber China plans to build markets in Port-au-Prince under the new initiative. China plans to invest $30 billion in Haiti’s infrastructure according to the Haitian Press Agency (AHP). This week the Mayor of Port-au-Prince, Youri Chevry, hosted the signing of an agreement between the Haitian company Bati Ayiti (Build Haiti), headed by former...
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Inauguration of the first Chinese factory in Haiti

August 9, 2017
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Inauguration of the first Chinese factory in Haiti

Haiti Libre: Past week, he Dominican group “M” directed by Fernando Capellan that manages the free zone of the Industrial Development Company SA (CODEVI), located in Ouanaminthe on over 600,000 m2, has inaugurated the first factory of People’s Republic of China “Everbright Headwear”, specialized in the manufacture of caps of all types for different...
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L’inauguration de la première usine chinoise apporte un millier d’emplois à CODEVI

August 8, 2017
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L’inauguration de la première usine chinoise apporte un millier d’emplois à CODEVI

Rien ne semble arrêter le Grupo M qui, ces derniers temps, a le vent en poupe. Le groupe vient de procéder à l’inauguration le mercredi 2 août 2017 de « Everbright Headwear », première usine chinoise de casquettes en dehors de la Chine continentale, à la zone franche de la Compagnie de développement industriel...
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Laurent Lamothe vs. “Groupe Blackout”

August 7, 2017
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Laurent Lamothe vs. “Groupe Blackout”

Laurent Lamothe vs. “Groupe Blackout” Ceux qui cherchent à ridiculiser @LaurentLamothe sur sa promesse “Courant électrique 24/24” ne vous diront pas si l’annonce du Premier Ministre était basée sur une possible coopération avec la République Dominicaine. En ce temps là, tous ces opposants avaient rejeté sa stratégie de coopération énergétique avec la République voisine...
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Accusé de corruption aux USA, il veut collecter $5 millions pour Haïti

August 7, 2017
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Accusé de corruption aux USA, il veut collecter $5 millions pour Haïti

Une page GoFundMe a été ouverte pour recueillir 5 millions de dollars pour construire des écoles en Haïti, dans le Bibb County, comté de l’État de Georgie, aux Etats-Unis, dont la ville principale est Macon. L’initiative semble être a priori inspirée d’une bonne volonté en attente d’une grande générosité. Il y a cependant un hic. Le nom...
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NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD – A NIGHTMARE REVIVED – POLITICAL ZOMBIS UNITE – AGAIN!!

August 6, 2017
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NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD – A NIGHTMARE REVIVED – POLITICAL ZOMBIS UNITE – AGAIN!!

August 6, 2017 Haiti is the Land of Zombies so it should not be any surprise when a bunch of bodies reappear, resurrected from the cemetery of dead politicians. -. The GROUP OF 8 – representing minimal percentages, in the overall situation, has now reduced to 5 and runs under the INITIATIVE CITOYENNE or...
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False information sends asylum-seeking Haitians to Canada-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

August 6, 2017
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False information sends asylum-seeking Haitians to Canada-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

An exodus of Haitian migrants seeking asylum at the Canadian border is being fuelled by incomplete and false information spreading like wildfire throughout the community. Refugee advocates say many of the 58,000 Haitians living in the United States under temporary protection – which was granted after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti and exempted them...
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Le Président de la République visite les chantiers de construction de la Centrale de production électrique des Irois

August 6, 2017
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Le Président de la République visite les chantiers de construction de la Centrale de production électrique des Irois

*Port-au-Prince, le Jeudi 3 août 2017 Le Président de la République, Son Excellence Monsieur Jovenel Moïse, accompagné de son Conseiller spécial en énergie, M. Evenson Calixte, et du Député de la circonscription Anse-d’Ainault/Les Irois, Honorable Joël Semerzier, s’est rendu, ce jeudi 3 août, dans la commune des Irois, dans le département de la Grand’Anse,...
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Le President Jovenel Moïse lance les travaux de la Caravane à Baradères

August 6, 2017
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Le President Jovenel Moïse lance les travaux de la Caravane à Baradères

Port-au-Prince, le 3 août 2017.- Le Président de la République, Son Excellence Monsieur Jovenel Moise, accompagné, notamment du député Patrick Norzéus, a lancé, le jeudi 3 août 2017, dans la commune des Baradères, les travaux de construction des infrastructures prévues dans le cadre du déploiement de la Caravane du changement dans le département des...
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Le Président Jovenel Moïse visite les infrastructures routières en construction à Camperrin

August 6, 2017
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Le Président Jovenel Moïse visite les infrastructures routières en construction à Camperrin

Port-au-Prince, le jeudi 3 août 2017.- Le chef de l’État, Son Excellence Monsieur Jovenel Moïse, a effectué, ce jeudi 3 août, une visite d’évaluation des travaux d’infrastructures routières en cours de réalisation dans la commune de camperrin devant faciliter une meilleure circulation de la population de la région. Cette visite a été l’occasion pour...
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Stateless girl stranded in Dominican Republic as adoptive dad fights to bring her to Canada

August 6, 2017
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Stateless girl stranded in Dominican Republic as adoptive dad fights to bring her to Canada

Twelve-year-old Widlene loves maple syrup, bacon, playing soccer and watching Edmonton Oilers games on television. She dreams of being a doctor and a model when she grows up, and wants to travel to poor countries and do humanitarian work. But don’t let those hobbies, likes and dreams fool you: Widlene’s childhood has been anything but that...
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Voodoo believers bathe in a Haitian waterfall said to have healing powers and celebrate ancient Goddess of Love

August 5, 2017
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Voodoo believers bathe in a Haitian waterfall said to have healing powers and celebrate ancient Goddess of Love

Thousands of Haitians every year flock to the ancient city of Saut d’Eau to bathe in its waterfalls and pay pilgrimage to a Voodoo Goddess of Love. The Saut d’Eau waterfalls, which are located just 68km north of the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince, are believed to have healing powers, which hold significance for both Catholic...
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Education Ministry faces threat of national strike

August 5, 2017
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Haiti Sentinel: PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) – A new crisis appears on the horizon for Haitian education. All employees of the Ministry of National Education and Vocational Training (MENFP) were called to strike on Monday, August 28, 2017 throughout the national territory. It was the Staff Union of the Ministry of National Education and Training...
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Haitian lawmakers vote to ban same-–sex marriages

August 5, 2017
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Haitian lawmakers vote to ban same-–sex marriages

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — Haitian lawmakers have approved legislation prohibiting same-sex marriages as well as banning all forms of public demonstrations in support of homosexuality. The Senate earlier this week approved the measure that includes sanctions and specifies that perpetrators, co-perpetrators, and accomplices of a homosexual marriage face a penalty of three...
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