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Mosquito Wars-By Bill Gates

August 22, 2017
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Mosquito Wars-By Bill Gates

Fight back against mosquitoes This is a special blog post. Sign up or sign in, read the article, and take the quiz. Then I will give a bed net to a family in need through World Vision. – Bill Gates Learn more about this giveaway. We’ve come a long way since the days of...
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2016 weather report: Extreme and anything but normal

August 11, 2017
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2016 weather report: Extreme and anything but normal

Evan Vucci / AP In this June 17, 2016, photo, a fisherman drives a boat during then-Secretary of State John Kerry’s tour of the Jakobshavn Glacier and the Ilulissat Icefjord, located near the Arctic Circle in Ilulissat, Greenland. By Seth Borenstein, Associated Press Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 | 3:32 p.m. WASHINGTON — Last year’s global...
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This Hurricane Season May Generate as Many as 19 Atlantic Storms

August 10, 2017
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This Hurricane Season May Generate as Many as 19 Atlantic Storms

The Atlantic hurricane season will probably end with an above-average 14 to 19 named storms that can rattle energy and agriculture markets now that it is almost certain a system-deterring Pacific El Nino won’t arrive. At least 5 to 9 will become hurricanes with 2 to 5 becoming major systems with winds of 111...
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China Extends Her Silk Road To Haiti

August 9, 2017
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China Extends Her Silk Road To Haiti

Georgianne Nienaber China plans to build markets in Port-au-Prince under the new initiative. China plans to invest $30 billion in Haiti’s infrastructure according to the Haitian Press Agency (AHP). This week the Mayor of Port-au-Prince, Youri Chevry, hosted the signing of an agreement between the Haitian company Bati Ayiti (Build Haiti), headed by former...
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Inauguration of the first Chinese factory in Haiti

August 9, 2017
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Inauguration of the first Chinese factory in Haiti

Haiti Libre: Past week, he Dominican group “M” directed by Fernando Capellan that manages the free zone of the Industrial Development Company SA (CODEVI), located in Ouanaminthe on over 600,000 m2, has inaugurated the first factory of People’s Republic of China “Everbright Headwear”, specialized in the manufacture of caps of all types for different...
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Voodoo believers bathe in a Haitian waterfall said to have healing powers and celebrate ancient Goddess of Love

August 5, 2017
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Voodoo believers bathe in a Haitian waterfall said to have healing powers and celebrate ancient Goddess of Love

Thousands of Haitians every year flock to the ancient city of Saut d’Eau to bathe in its waterfalls and pay pilgrimage to a Voodoo Goddess of Love. The Saut d’Eau waterfalls, which are located just 68km north of the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince, are believed to have healing powers, which hold significance for both Catholic...
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Study says nixing TPS immigration program would harm economy

July 31, 2017
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Study says nixing TPS immigration program would harm economy

By Rhina Guidos • Catholic News Service • Posted July 27, 2017 WASHINGTON (CNS) — Citing the significant economic contributions of immigrants under a federal program known as Temporary Protected Status, a new study says ending the program — as some in the Trump administration have suggested — would negatively impact the U.S. economy....
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Agricultural Policy Forum analyses strategies in the Caribbean

July 31, 2017
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Agricultural Policy Forum analyses strategies in the Caribbean

PARAMARIBO, Suriname (CMC) — The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) says the ministers of agriculture of Suriname, Guyana, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic, as well as representatives of the ministries of Agriculture of Jamaica, Belize, Barbados, and t he Bahamas have been analysing agricultural policies in the region. In a statement on Thursday, the IDB...
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Haiti – Environment : Towards a disaster announced- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

July 25, 2017
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Haiti – Environment : Towards a disaster announced- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

According to reports by several international experts, climate change is expected to result in more than 50% reduction in rainfall in the coming years and an increase in average temperatures. According to Haitian engineer Claude Prépetit, Coordinator of the Technical Unit of Seismology, Bureau of Mines and Energy, summer temperatures in Haiti by the...
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Le sénateur Carl Murat Cantave, ’initiateur de la proposition de loi interdisant le mariage homosexuel en Haïti.

July 23, 2017
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Le sénateur Carl Murat Cantave, ’initiateur de la proposition de loi interdisant le mariage homosexuel en Haïti.

Le sénateur Carl Murat Cantave, ’initiateur de la proposition de loi interdisant le mariage homosexuel en Haïti. Juillet 24, 2017 Sur proposition du sénateur de l’Artibonite, Carl Murat Cantave, le Sénat de la République a mis au vote la proposition de loi portant interdiction du mariage entre deux personnes de même sexe en Haïti....
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Genetically engineered mosquitoes could wipe out Zika, but some in Dallas County oppose local trials

July 15, 2017
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Genetically engineered mosquitoes could wipe out Zika, but some in Dallas County oppose local trials

The mosquitoes that carry the Zika virus and other mosquito-borne illnesses showed up in 38 new counties in the U.S. in 2016 — and 34 of those counties are in Texas, according to a report in the Journal of Medical Entomology last month. The increase in Aedes aegypti mosquitoes could have serious consequences.  Already...
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Laborde gets seed and tools from the Smallholder Farmers Alliance

July 14, 2017
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Laborde gets seed and tools from the Smallholder Farmers Alliance

It began as a simple question. Would the Smallholder Farmers Alliance (SFA)  like a gift of 4,000 pairs of shoes for our farmer members in Haiti? Farmers in the Laborde area in southern Haiti trying on their new Vans shoes. The gift had special meaning because of how much these farmers lost when Hurricane...
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Moving Haiti’s rustic, rum-like clairin to market

July 13, 2017
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Moving Haiti’s rustic, rum-like clairin to market

LEOGANE, Haiti Haiti’s most famous export is Barbancourt, a delicately flavored, carefully aged rum that’s considered among the best in the world. Then there’s its rustic cousin clairin, a drink that’s much cheaper and relatively rare outside this struggling Caribbean country. Clairin, or kleren as it’s known in Haitian Creole, is less refined than...
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Jamaica Broilers reports $2b profit

July 11, 2017
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Jamaica Broilers reports $2b profit

Poultry company Jamaica Broilers Group grew its bottom line by one-third at year ending April, amid a double-digit spike in revenue. The company reported net profit of made $2.27 billion, up from $1.7 billion a year ago. Sales topped $44 billion, up more than 15 per cent from $38 billion. Vice-president of finance, Ian...
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Mexico Lab Ships Largest GMO Corn Seed Shipment to Haiti- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

July 4, 2017
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Mexico Lab Ships Largest GMO Corn Seed Shipment to Haiti- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

MEXICO CITY, Mexico (sentinel.ht) – A Mexican laboratory having investments from two Clinton confidants, tech billionaire Bill Gates and Mexican business magnate, Carlos Slim, created 150 tons of genetically modified corn seeds that were sent to Haiti. It is the largest seed shipment to any country in the history of the laboratory known as...
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PERUVIAN MATA HARI – KATTIA PAREDES MORENO –RUNNING OAS PARTNERS’ EFFORT TO STEAL HAITIAN TEXTILE INDUSTRY’S ASSEMBLY JOBS FOR PERU – GUATEMALA – HONDURAS

June 30, 2017
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PERUVIAN MATA HARI – KATTIA PAREDES MORENO –RUNNING OAS PARTNERS’ EFFORT TO STEAL HAITIAN TEXTILE INDUSTRY’S ASSEMBLY JOBS FOR  PERU – GUATEMALA – HONDURAS

COLLINS: June 29, 2017 Information for this article comes from a high-level intelligence source in the Washington, D.C. area. It was supplied a week ago. Having invested over $100,000,000 in the electoral process, that should have been completed in the October, 2015 first count,   (JOVENEL GOT MORE THAN 50% IN 2015)   derailed by Jude...
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Moïse promises 9 rice processing plants in Artibonite

June 24, 2017
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Moïse promises 9 rice processing plants in Artibonite

riday, President Jovenel Moïse, in the presence of Carmel André Belliard, the Minister of Agriculture, parliamentarians of the Artibonite, the departmental delegate, entrepreneurs and notables met at Pont Sondé, the owners and representatives of mills of the Artibonite. This meeting was to ascertain from the mill owners that the amount of rice production, likely...
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Hugo Plus, a new variety of maize seeds in Hait

June 24, 2017
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Hugo Plus, a new variety of maize seeds in Hait

On Thursday, a new variety of maize seed called “Hugo Plus” was introduced at the Bas Boën Rural Development Center (Latremblay 17, Route de Malpasse Ganthier). With the support of the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), the “Feed the Future Haiti Chanje Lavi Plant” project has launched the distribution of 30 metric...
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‘Ignored’ hunger crisis unfolds in post-hurricane Haiti

May 24, 2017
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‘Ignored’ hunger crisis unfolds in post-hurricane Haiti

A child is screened for malnutrition in a mobile clinic in Les Anglais, on the western coast of Haiti’s southern peninsula. (Credit: St. Boniface Haiti Foundation) Health experts say the international community has turned a blind eye to widespread food insecurity in Haiti, where communities across nearly every region of the island are approaching risk of famine. In March,...
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Single mosquito bite might be enough to transmit multiple viruses, study finds

May 21, 2017
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Single mosquito bite might be enough to transmit multiple viruses, study finds

Mosquito bites aren’t just a nuisance but can be a serious public health threat as seen during the mosquito-borne Zika outbreak that spread through much of the globe last year. A new study published today in the Nature Communications journal reports that mosquitoes might be even more adept at spreading disease than previously thought....
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