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World Bank: Mining Can Help Haiti Reduce Poverty

August 5, 2013
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World Bank: Mining Can Help Haiti Reduce Poverty

Mining is one way to reduce poverty and promote economic growth in Haiti. This is according to the World Bank that states that while mining is a “complex sector,” when managed in a transparent and sustainable fashion, it could be beneficial to the nation. According to go-jamaica.com: “The World Bank said this is one of...
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Smart Water: Tech guarding our most precious resource

August 3, 2013
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Smart Water: Tech guarding our most precious resource

By Matthew Wall Business reporter, BBC News Constant craving: Global water demand is projected to increase by 55% between 2000 and 2050 – without new technology, drought-ravaged fields of crops like this one in Colorado will become more common Ever since Archimedes invented his screw for drawing water uphill and the Romans built their...
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NGO warns upcoming mining law in Haiti will leave $20bn of mineral wealth in foreign hands

August 3, 2013
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NGO warns upcoming mining law in Haiti will leave $20bn of mineral wealth in foreign hands

Over three years after an earthquake devastated Haiti, killing more than 300,000, the country is banking on its mineral wealth to help take it off the poorest countries in the world list. Since earlier this year, the country has been working on updating its old mining legislation with the assistance of The World Bank....
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Travel Diary | Aaron Sanchez and John Besh Discover Haiti’s Evolving Food Culture

August 3, 2013
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Travel Diary | Aaron Sanchez and John Besh Discover Haiti’s Evolving Food Culture

Shiloh Strong/OxfamAn urban farmer in Haiti. Earlier this week, the TV personalities and James Beard Award-winning chefs Aarón Sánchez and John Besh headed to Haiti on behalf of Oxfam’s GROW program, which seeks to promote sustainable practices for food production around the world. While there, they checked out urban gardens in Port-au-Prince, and new...
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Huge crowds for Haitian Project sale in Portland

August 3, 2013
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Huge crowds for Haitian Project sale in Portland

Posted on August 2, 2013 at 3:14 PM Updated yesterday at 7:15 PM PORTLAND – People lined up all the way around the block Friday for the Haitian Project Garage Sale at Northeast Portland’s Madeleine Parish and School. It’s the 13th year the Madeleine has held the fundraiser, which supports a special boarding school...
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Alba alliance ambitions lay bare Latin trade confusion

August 3, 2013
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Alba alliance ambitions lay bare Latin trade confusion

By Robert Plummer Business reporter, BBC News The Alba group of nations has ambitious economic plans that it may find hard to fulfill. In the bewildering array of Latin American and Caribbean trade alliances, the left-of-centre Alba group is probably the one that attracts the least attention outside the region. A search for it...
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Haiti Tourism Ministry, Royal Caribbean Hold Working Meeting

July 25, 2013
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Haiti Tourism Ministry, Royal Caribbean Hold Working Meeting

Above: Labadee By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s Tourism Ministry held a working meeting Tuesday with officials from Royal Caribbean about the operation of the latter’s resort in the town of Labadee. The talks focused on access to the site, increased integration of the villagers of Labadee in tourist activities and the general development...
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Tropical Storm Dorian to Approach Leewards Sunday

July 25, 2013
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Tropical Storm Dorian to Approach Leewards Sunday

Dorian could bring tropical storm conditions to the Leeward Islands Sunday and may approach the southeastern U.S. late next week. A tropical system that moved off the coast of Africa last weekend became a tropical storm Wednesday and strengthened a bit Wednesday night into Thursday morning over the central Atlantic. A slightly north of...
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Haiti inspired by the Mexican producers and exporters of mangoes

July 20, 2013
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Haiti inspired by the Mexican producers and exporters of mangoes

19/07/2013 11:01:02 Recently, the Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Rural Development (MARNDR), in collaboration with the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) and the National Institute of Forestry, Agricultural, and Livestock Research (INIFAP) of Mexico, organized a technical visit in mango producing region of the state of Nayarit , in order to...
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Predatory lionfish now a confirmed invader in the deep Atlantic

July 16, 2013
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Predatory lionfish now a confirmed invader in the deep Atlantic

Scientists have confirmed that the hardy, Indo-Pacific fish that has invaded waters off the US East Coast and the Caribbean is now living deep in the Atlantic, possibly imperiling smaller fish there. By Elizabeth Barber, Contributor / July 12, 2013 A saltwater volitan lionfish displays its huge number of venomous spines in Amherst, Ohio, in 2010. Nate Parsons/The...
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