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Using Kidney Bean Leaves As A Roach Motel For Bedbugs

April 19, 2013
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Using Kidney Bean Leaves As A Roach Motel For Bedbugs

Image Caption: Bedbug on bean leaf (left); bedbug leg trapped by tiny, hair-like trichomes on leaf surface (right). Credit: M. Szyndler and C. Loudon / UC Irvine Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Bedbug infestations have been on the rise in recent years, and a remedy of yore may just be the...
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IMF: Haiti GDP Projected to Grow By 6.5 Percent in 2013

April 18, 2013
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IMF: Haiti GDP Projected to Grow By 6.5 Percent in 2013

Above: Port-au-Prince (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s economy is projected to grow by 6.5 percent in 2013, according to the International Monetary Fund’s latest World Economic Outlook. That number is in line with a projection made by the IMF in late 2012. Haiti’s economy grew 2.8 percent last year, although it...
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Urban Agriculture Project of «Moringa» in precarious neighborhoods

April 16, 2013
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Urban Agriculture Project of «Moringa» in precarious neighborhoods

Rose Anne Auguste, the Minister Delegate in Charge of Human Rights and the Fight against Poverty Extreme, recently met with a delegation from the Lifestyle Ministries (LMI) International and of the Community of British Columbia (Canada). During this meeting, the delegation was able to establish with the Office of the Minister various cooperation frameworks....
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Guatemala and Haiti joined Mexico in offering mangoes to the US

April 13, 2013
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Guatemala and Haiti joined Mexico in offering mangoes to the US

According to figures released by the National Mango Board (NMB) in its latest harvest report, mango shipments to the US in the week ended on March 30, 2013 totalled approximately 2,031,950 boxes, a 15% increase in relation to the previous week. Of the total, about 1,490,148 boxes came from Mexico, 8% more than the...
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Haitian Farmers Under Siege

April 12, 2013
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Haitian Farmers Under Siege

The United Nations and the Government of Haiti both issued warnings last week about a pending food crisis in rural Haiti. The U.N. number is 1.5 million, while the Haitian Government indicated 1.3 million people — mostly farmers and their families — are at risk of serious malnutrition because of crop losses due to...
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ALL OF THESE PEOPLE IGNORE FACT THAT HAITI WAS AN EXPORTER OF RICE UNTIL 1986 WHEN UNITED STATES DUMPED RICE INTO THE ECONOMY AND ARISTIDE’S LIBERATION THEOLOGY PEOPLE DESTROYED RICE INFRASTRUCTURE IN ARTIBONITE. WE NOW IMPORT $1,000,000,000 PER YEAR!!!

April 12, 2013
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ALL OF THESE PEOPLE IGNORE FACT THAT HAITI WAS AN EXPORTER OF RICE UNTIL 1986 WHEN UNITED STATES DUMPED RICE INTO THE ECONOMY AND ARISTIDE’S LIBERATION THEOLOGY PEOPLE DESTROYED RICE INFRASTRUCTURE IN ARTIBONITE. WE NOW IMPORT $1,000,000,000 PER YEAR!!!

Recently several people have written to me about agricultural practices, particularly as regards rice, in Haiti. One person made these particular points: 1) It would be nice for Haitians to have an export crop. 2) They have lots of water (I assume good for growing rice) 3) I hope it’s not GMO rice, and...
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Bonsante experts discover Vetiver an incredible plant they use to can make affordable soap.

April 12, 2013
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Bonsante experts discover Vetiver an incredible plant they use to can make affordable soap.

We know Vetiver’s capable of stopping erosion and cholera from spreading by keeping fecal matter behind hedgerows. Terraces created behind the hedgerows compost dirt with microorganisms that kill cholera in matter of hours keeping it from getting into more water supplies. Watch a video on Vetiver here: http://haitireconstruction.ning.com/ Haiti Reconstruction International combats land desertification with...
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Ambitious Social Programs Underway in Haiti

April 10, 2013
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Ambitious Social Programs Underway in Haiti

Source: Haitian-Caribbean News Network (HCNN) Oxfam program worker in Haiti Apr. 10 — HCNN — From cash transfers to the elderly and disabled, to hot meals and subsidies for students and farmers, the Government of Haiti has launched the largest and most structured social assistance program ever implemented in this impoverished Caribbean country. In...
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2nd Annual HCX | Haiti Film Fest 2013, May 9-12th In NYC

April 10, 2013
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2nd Annual HCX | Haiti Film Fest 2013, May 9-12th In NYC

by Tambay A. Obenson April 9, 2013 1:38 PM For you folks in New York City… HCX | Haiti Film Fest 2013 will include the opening night celebration, an emerging filmmakers event and two full days of free films from contemporary Haitian filmmakers, films about Haiti’s Diaspora, as well as films from the beginning...
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Haitian NEWS: Drought, Tropical Storms Lead to Growing Food Insecurity-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

April 6, 2013
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Haitian NEWS: Drought, Tropical Storms Lead to Growing Food Insecurity-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

By the Caribbean Journal staff Malnutrition rates in some parts of Haiti have increased since last fall as more and more people in the country do not have enough food to eat, according to the United Nations’ Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Food shortages are now affecting seven of 10 departments in...
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