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Puerto Rico, USVI prepare for weakening Hurricane Danny

August 22, 2015
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Puerto Rico, USVI prepare for weakening Hurricane Danny

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A weakening Hurricane Danny approached Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands on Saturday, but was expected to bring little relief to residents of the drought-stricken northern Caribbean. The Category 1 hurricane was located 600 miles (1,060 kilometers) east of the Leeward Islands late Saturday morning, with maximum...
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Chelsea Clinton Meets Moringa Farmers in Haiti

August 6, 2015
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Chelsea Clinton Meets Moringa Farmers in Haiti

Chelsea Clinton in Haiti last week with two women farmers, Mercillie Romeus (left) and Marie Dorcelus (right), who are leaders in introducing moringa trees (such as the sapling they are holding) as a new export crop there. Photo credit: Sebastian Petion / Smallholder Farmers Alliance. Who would have thought the leaves of one very...
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OAS calls for talks between Haiti, Dominican Republic

August 5, 2015
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OAS calls for talks between Haiti, Dominican Republic

A deported Haitian man holds up his document that confirms he turned in paperwork to apply for legal residency in the Dominican Republic during a march to the prime minister’s office to protest the DR’s deportation of Haitians in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, July 21, 2015. The DR’s deadline for people to apply for legal...
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Self-Sufficiency—The Key to Haiti’s Future

July 27, 2015
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Self-Sufficiency—The Key to Haiti’s Future

Haiti can become more self-sufficient by attracting foreign investment. by Michelet Nestor If the cavern-like walls of the Sodeth Clinique Hospitaliere on Rue Tamarin, situated in Croix-des-Bouquets in the outskirts of Port au Prince could talk, they would surely scream. With over 250,000 consultations per year since the 7.0 magnitude earthquake shook our nation...
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The ketchup sachet-shaped drug saving babies from HIV

July 26, 2015
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The ketchup sachet-shaped drug saving babies from HIV

By Daniel Pardo BBC Mundo Pregnant women who are HIV positive risk passing on the virus to their babies during pregnancy, labour, delivery or breast-feeding Inside a foil sachet, which looks more at home in a fast-food restaurant, an exact dose of antiretroviral medicine is helping to protect newborn babies against the threat of...
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Sssh! Hurricane season forecast to stay quiet

July 26, 2015
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Sssh! Hurricane season forecast to stay quiet

Bo Petersen Reporting-FOLLY BEACH — They’re eyeing the tropics out here and they don’t like what they see. Surfers, that is. The hurricane season has been so quiet they’re hoping for just a bit of a Southeast swell from a storm moving off the coast early in the week. Over the next few weeks,...
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Malaria vaccine gets go-ahead from European regulators

July 24, 2015
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Malaria vaccine gets go-ahead from European regulators

The world’s first malaria vaccine has been given the green light from European drugs regulators who recommend it should be licensed for use in babies in Africa at risk of the mosquito-borne disease. The shot — called RTS,S or Mosquirix — would be the first licensed human vaccine against a parasitic disease and could...
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A Glimpse Of An Everyday Struggle Among Haiti’s Health Care Workers

July 21, 2015
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A Glimpse Of An Everyday Struggle Among Haiti’s Health Care Workers

Peter Mellgard Associate Editor, The WorldPost JEAN DENIS, Haiti — At the health clinic here, three hours northwest of Port-au-Prince, a crowd of mostly women and girls linger in the shade away from the afternoon sun, waiting to see a doctor. This is one of the least developed areas of the poorest country in...
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$4M investment in the garment sector

July 13, 2015
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$4M investment in the garment sector

International Finance Corporation, (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, is investing $4 million to help The Willbes Haitian S.A., a subsidiary of South Korea-based The Willbes & Co., Ltd, expand its apparel manufacturing capacity and create 1,000 new jobs in Port au Prince by the end of 2016. In addition, IFC is...
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ALL IN THE FAMILY AS MARTELLY SENDS KIKO TO CLAUDIA – SOPHIA’S SISTER’S HOUSE – TO COLLECT $9,000,000 FROM MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE. HE ONLY BROUGHT $600,000 AND KIKO ALMOST BEAT HIM TO DEATH!! SOME SAY THEY SKIMMED $20,000,000 FROM CUSTOMS AND PORT FACILITY IN MAY.

July 9, 2015
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ALL IN THE FAMILY AS MARTELLY SENDS KIKO TO CLAUDIA – SOPHIA’S SISTER’S HOUSE – TO COLLECT $9,000,000 FROM MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE. HE ONLY BROUGHT $600,000 AND KIKO ALMOST BEAT HIM TO DEATH!! SOME SAY THEY SKIMMED $20,000,000 FROM CUSTOMS AND PORT FACILITY IN MAY.

July 7, 2015 Martelly brother-in-law meets Minister of Agriculture,  Fresner Dorcin at private residence of Claudia St. Remy-Champagne,  Kiko’s sister. Seems as though President Martelly told him to give Kiko something like $9,000,000 from ministry accounts. The minister only brought $600,000 and Kiko beat him so badly he had to cancel an important government...
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