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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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Haiti to rebuild National Palace smashed in 2010 earthquak

April 19, 2017
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Haiti to rebuild National Palace smashed in 2010 earthquak

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitian authorities say they will rebuild the country’s National Palace to resemble the iconic 90-year-old structure that was smashed during the country’s 2010 earthquake. The collapse of the ornate domed building became a twin symbol of the quake’s devastation and of the shattered government’s dysfunction. President Jovenel Moise on Wednesday...
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CHILD MOLESTATION ON RUE RIGAUD – PETION-VILLE – WHO CARES – OBVIOUSLY NO ONE!!

April 19, 2017
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CHILD MOLESTATION ON RUE RIGAUD – PETION-VILLE  – WHO CARES – OBVIOUSLY NO ONE!!

Michael Collins: April 18, 2017 There are many complaints about the incompetence of government and inefficiency of the PNH. Of course, this does not take into effect those agendas that may benefit these two groups, but not necessarily the public at large. We have a lot of human rights groups, Senators and Deputies talking...
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Haitian SLS Hotel employees called ‘slaves,’ fired based on race, lawsuit claims

April 18, 2017
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Haitian SLS Hotel employees called ‘slaves,’ fired based on race, lawsuit claims

Employees replaced with ‘light-skinned Hispanics,’ lawsuit says By Paradise Afshar – Digital Editor Posted: 5:35 PM, April 18, 2017 Updated: 11:11 PM, April 18, 2017 MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – The SLS Hotel in Miami Beach terminated Haitian employees based on their race and skin color, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday by the U.S....
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D-13, at CNE Cuban mechanics working tirelessly

April 18, 2017
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D-13, at CNE Cuban mechanics working tirelessly

Haiti Libre: A few days after the visit of President Moïse,  to less than two weeks from the beginning of the Caravan of Change (May 1, 2017) tour, Carmel André Béliard, Minister of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Rural Development, accompanied by the Cuban Ambassador accredited in Haiti, Luis Castillo Campos and Frantz Yves Joseph,...
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Analysis: What the UN Could’ve Done to Protect Vulnerable Haitians Against Sexually Abusive Peacekeepers

April 18, 2017
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Analysis: What the UN Could’ve Done to Protect Vulnerable Haitians Against Sexually Abusive Peacekeepers

An investigation by the AP revealed that 134 Sri Lankan peacekeepers sexually abused nine Haitian youths in a sex ring spanning three years. (Photo by Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty Images) Following the overthrow of Haitian President Bertrand Aristide in February 2004, the United Nations deployed nearly 900 “peacekeepers” to the tiny island nation in hopes of...
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