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Haiti commerce ministry dismayed by fire at essential oil factory

February 12, 2014
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Haiti commerce ministry dismayed by fire at essential oil factory

By Jacqueline Charles jcharles@MiamiHerald.com Haitian authorities are investigating a fire at a factory that produces essential oil for some of Europe’s top fragrance houses. The fire occurred Tuesday morning and created “significant” damage to part of Agri-Supply Company, S.A. in the city of Les Cayes in southwest Haiti. The company is one of the...
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Haiti owes $1,276,929,359.32 to Venezuela-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

February 10, 2014
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Haiti owes $1,276,929,359.32 to Venezuela-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

PI/ HaitiLibre- According to the Bureau of Monetization of Programs of Development Assistance (BMPAD) within the framework of Petrocaribe agreement, Haiti had a long-term debt with the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela for an amount of 1,276,929,359.32 U.S. dollars as of December 31, 2013 (In March 2013 the amount of the Petrocaribe debt was 938...
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Virus Advances Through East Caribbean

February 9, 2014
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Virus Advances Through East Caribbean

The Aedes aegypti mosquito carries Chikungunya fever. James Gathany/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, via Associated Press nytimes.com By FRANCES ROBLES MIAMI — A painful mosquito-borne virus common in Africa and Asia has advanced quickly throughout the eastern Caribbean in the past two months, raising the prospect that a once-distant illness will become entrenched...
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Ice cream adds sweet taste for peasant farmers in Haiti

February 7, 2014
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Ice cream adds sweet taste for peasant farmers in Haiti

By Verna Gates (Reuters) – Entrepreneurs from one of the grittiest cities in the United States have joined forces with peasant farmers in Haiti to help transform the country’s bitter poverty into delicious and life-sustaining ice cream. A white former human sexuality professor from Alabama and a black Baltimore gourmet ice cream maker are...
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Le FAES visite le système d’irrigation de Léogâne

February 7, 2014
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Le FAES visite le système d’irrigation de Léogâne

Une délégation du #FAES a réalisé une visite à Léogâne le mercredi 5 février 2014. Lors de cette visite qui s’inscrit dans le cadre du Programme d’Appui à la Reconstruction de Léogâne (RELEO), les membres de cette délégation ont supervisé la réhabilitation du système d’irrigation de la zone. La réhabilitation de ce système d’irrigation...
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Deadly voyages devastate Haitian island

January 28, 2014
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Deadly voyages devastate Haitian island

Desperation trumps risks in offshore Haiti island as illegal migration spikes and dozens die. By jacqueline charles jcharles@MiamiHerald.com ILE DE LA TORTUE, Haiti — Three times James Major tried to make it off this rustic island, where skeletons of wooden sailboats litter the rocky shoreline. Three times he failed, turned back by U.S. and...
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What can 1 million trees do?

January 17, 2014
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What can 1 million trees do?

UPS is working with organizations to plant 1 million trees on five continents as part of its forestry initiative this year. As part of its global forestry initiative, UPS is working with organizations like The Nature Conservancy, Earth Day Network, Arbor Day Foundation, and the National Park Foundation this year to plant 1 million...
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Haiti Ends Ban on Imported Dominican Poultry, Eggs

January 17, 2014
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Haiti Ends Ban on Imported Dominican Poultry, Eggs

The Dominican Republic says Haiti has lifted a ban on imports of Dominican poultry and eggs — an issue that set off tensions between the neighboring nations when it was imposed last year. Dominican Agriculture Minister Luis Ramon Rodriguez said Thursday he received notice of the move from his counterpart in Haiti, Jacques Thomas....
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Mosquito-borne virus spreading in Caribbean

January 15, 2014
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Mosquito-borne virus spreading in Caribbean

By DAVID McFADDEN Associated Press AP Photo/James Gathany KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — A mosquito-borne virus appears to be spreading quickly in the Caribbean during the winter tourism season just weeks after epidemiologists first found local transmission occurring in the French dependency of St. Martin. Scientists said Tuesday that St. Martin now has as many...
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Haiti to plant millions of trees to boost forests and help tackle poverty

January 11, 2014
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Haiti to plant millions of trees to boost forests and help tackle poverty

The Guardian.com Government-backed campaign aims to double Caribbean country’s forest cover by 2016 Haiti was once covered in verdant forests but land clearance for colonial plantations was followed by tree felling for cooking fuel. Photograph: Olivier Coret/Corbis Haiti aims to plant 50m trees a year in a pioneering reforestation campaign to address one of...
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