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Deals Signed To Tackle Haiti Migration

July 30, 2014
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Deals Signed To Tackle Haiti Migration

Prime Minister Perry Christie pictured with Haitian president Michel Martelly yesterday. Photo: Peter Ramsay/BIS As of Wednesday, July 30, 2014 #By AVA TURNQUEST #Tribune Staff Reporter #aturnquest@tribunemedia.net #GOVERNMENT leaders yesterday declared historic progress on combatting irregular migration with the signing of three agreements with the Republic of Haiti. #Prime Minister Perry Christie and Haitian...
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Haiti surfers aim to turn tourism tide

July 30, 2014
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Haiti surfers aim to turn tourism tide

Young surfers launch initiative to attract tourists to impoverished country’s pristine beaches. Haiti, a country known for having one of the highest poverty rates in the world, is still struggling to recover from a massive earthquake in 2010 that killed more than 100,000 people, destroyed much of the Carribean country and sparked a deadly...
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Nasty chikungunya virus gaining traction in U.S.

July 30, 2014
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Nasty chikungunya virus gaining traction in U.S.

At least 20 New Jersey residents have tested positive for chikungunya, a mosquito-borne virus that has spread through the Caribbean. (July 30) AP (Photo: James Gathany, CDC) Chikungunya, a mosquito-borne virus that has swept through the Caribbean in recent months, is making gains in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
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A Helping of Raspberry Pi (and Other News)

July 30, 2014
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A Helping of Raspberry Pi (and Other News)

Image: Jared Smith / CC BY-SA The Raspberry Pi is a tiny, easy-to-use, and incredibly low-cost computer. Nonprofits, schools, and libraries are using them to teach (and learn!) computer programming, electronics, hardware skills, and more. See what the Raspberry Pi buzz is all about. Can’t keep up with all the latest tech news? We’ve...
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TIME FOR A CHANGE OF SOCKS – MINISTER OF EDUCATION MANIGAT MUST GO!!

July 30, 2014
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TIME FOR A CHANGE OF SOCKS – MINISTER OF EDUCATION MANIGAT MUST GO!!

July 30, 2014 President Martelly promised a free education – for all children in Haiti. He really means this but some, close to him, work to make this an impossibility. Greed is good! The loss of Vanneur Pierre, as Minister of Education, was a loss to the children of Haiti. His replacement, by N....
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CARNAVAL DES FLEURS 2014 – SPONSORED BY HAITIAN BUSINESS COMMUNITY- A HUGE SUCCESS

July 29, 2014
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CARNAVAL DES FLEURS 2014 – SPONSORED BY HAITIAN BUSINESS COMMUNITY-  A HUGE SUCCESS

July 29, 2014 The Carnival des Fleurs has seen a three day success as hundreds of thousands packed downtown Port-au-Prince for the festivities. Aristide had planned to disrupt this event with a team of agitators, creating an event that could have swept the scene with panic.  Foreknowledge of Aristide’s plan effectively defused what could...
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‘Milestone’ for child malaria vaccine

July 29, 2014
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‘Milestone’ for child malaria vaccine

By Smitha Mundasad Health reporter, BBC News Making malaria vaccine available for routine use will be a major milestone, researchers say Experts say the world’s first malaria vaccine could be approved for use in 2015. Reporting in PLOS Medicine, researchers found that for every 1,000 children who received the vaccine, an average of 800...
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Inauguration of 7 new schools Digicel in 3 weeks

July 28, 2014
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Inauguration of 7 new schools Digicel in 3 weeks

Haiti Libre: Resolutely focused towards its commitment to build 150 schools in Haiti by September 2014, the Digicel Haiti Foundation is accelerating its efforts to get there. Digicel Foundation has announced that, in three weeks, it has opened 7 new schools in the department of the Center, the North and the North-east. With the...
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Democracy Lab Why Haiti Needs a National Dialogue

July 28, 2014
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Democracy Lab Why Haiti Needs a National Dialogue

Four years after a devastating earthquake, Haiti remains a mess. It’s time to bring Haitians from all walks of life into a national conversation about the country’s future. BY Clare Lockhart , Johanna Mendelson Forman JULY 28, 2014 Note: This article is an abridged version of a longer report, “Escaping the Crisis Trap: New...
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Leadership lessons in Haiti

July 28, 2014
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Leadership lessons in Haiti

Emma Boyd: ©Franck RimpelIn search of positive change: Deborah Ancona (left), Laurent Lamothe and Michel DeGraff The poverty-stricken Caribbean country of Haiti faces intense challenges. A World Bank report in 2014 states that Haiti remains the poorest country in the Americas and one of the poorest in the world. Its problems were exacerbated by...
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