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Broilers touts ethanol, Haiti as growth areas after flat year

August 1, 2012
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Broilers touts ethanol, Haiti as growth areas after flat year

Food and ethanol producer, Jamaica Broilers Group (JBG), expects an energised financial year having secured a market for its ethanol production. Concurrently, JBG expects to break even on its ‘US$10 million’Haiti investment by November. It follows on a two per cent reduction in annual profit at J$936.2 million for the period ending April 2012...
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Le salami toujours en vente libre à Dajabón

July 28, 2012
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Le salami toujours en vente libre à Dajabón

Le Nouvelliste | Publié le : vendredi 27 juillet 2012 Joseph Mike Élizias 48 heures après l’annonce faite par les autorités haïtiennes d’interdire la commercialisation du salami, le produit continue de circuler librement au marché frontalier de Dajabón. Le salami dominicain en vente libre au marché frontalier de Dajabón 5 L’interdiction de la commercialisation de certains...
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Colombia coca crops on rise for first time in 5 years

July 27, 2012
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Colombia coca crops on rise for first time in 5 years

Colombia’s coca crops increased 3 percent in 2011, the first annual uptick since 2007. Y JIM WYSS jwyss@MiamiHerald.com BOGOTA — Colombia’s coca-eradication efforts have stalled for the first time since 2007, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime reported Tuesday. The nation’s coca crops increased 3 percent from 2010-2011 to cover 247 square...
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New approach to fighting malaria targets parasite, not mosquitoes

July 21, 2012
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New approach to fighting malaria targets parasite, not mosquitoes

Modifying bacteria that live in a mosquito’s gut so they kill the malaria parasite bypasses some problems with insecticides and genetically engineered bugs. Scientists look to attacking the malaria parasite in a mosquito’s gut to combat the disease. Pictured is an Anopheles mosquito with malaria. (CDC / July 21, 2012) By Jon Bardin, Los...
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Haiti’s Martelly Visits Caracol Park

July 19, 2012
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Haiti’s Martelly Visits Caracol Park

Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly at the park By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti President Michel Martelly visited the the town of Caracol in northern Haiti on Tuesday. The visit was highlighted by a trip to the construction site housing for employees of companies in Caracol’s high-profile Industrial Park. Martelly was joined on the...
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Haitian company added to US-backed assembly park

July 19, 2012
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Haitian company added to US-backed assembly park

By The Associated Press  TRENTON DANIEL (Associated Press) CARACOL, Haiti – (AP) — The Haitian government agreed Tuesday to allow a local painting manufacturing company become the second tenant at a major U.S.-backed industrial park under construction in the northern end of the country. The agreement came after President Michel Martelly and Cheryl Mills...
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Haiti’s Gold Rush-Added COMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

July 17, 2012
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Haiti’s Gold Rush-Added COMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

____________________________________________ COMMENT: HAITIAN-TRUTH.ORG No one to control the government. Foreigners and a few Haitians will benefit. Once again, the Haitian people will be screwed. But what’s new??
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Blue Marble Biomaterials and Non-Profit Wood for Haiti Partner to Help Rebuild Haiti’s Economy

July 7, 2012
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Blue Marble Biomaterials and Non-Profit Wood for Haiti Partner to Help Rebuild Haiti’s Economy

Photo: PRWeb / SF Blue Marble Biomaterials and Wood For Haiti have established a partnership to launch a sustainable development initiative in Haiti. The initiative will support Haitian efforts to rebuild both infrastructure and local agricultural economies in the wake of 2010’s devastating earthquake. Missoula, MT (PRWEB) July 06, 2012 Blue Marble Biomaterials and Wood...
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Gold rush in Haiti brings foreign companies to rural communities-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

June 20, 2012
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Gold rush in Haiti brings foreign companies to rural communities-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

As delegates and activists from around the world gather this week in Brazil for the RIO+20 conference on sustainable development, they’ll be discussing a broad range of issues, including food security, urban growth, jobs and disaster response. Advocates are also drawing attention to the corporate influence at the UN-backed conference and calling for an...
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NRG Installs 52 Kilowatt Solar Array at Haiti Children’s Home

June 18, 2012
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NRG Installs 52 Kilowatt Solar Array at Haiti Children’s Home

–Partners donate components, volunteer labor to Zanmi Beni Home for Children– PRINCETON, N.J., Jun 18, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — NRG Energy Inc. NRG +1.26% volunteer employees just returned from Haiti where they helped install a 52 kilowatt solar array on the rooftops of the Zanmi Beni Home for Children, an organization located north of...
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Rio: Imagineering the future

June 17, 2012
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Rio: Imagineering the future

BBC In recent years the Technology, Education and Design (TED) gatherings have attempted to position themselves as the modern world’s imaginarium, giving people a view of what’s possible when you unleash creativity. So given the huge issues facing humanity in terms of sustainability, I was interested to see what thoughts the TEDx event on...
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Haïti-Sécurité alimentaire : Vers la diminution de la production agricole en 2012

June 17, 2012
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Haïti-Sécurité alimentaire : Vers la diminution de la production agricole en 2012

Après la chute de 20 % de la production agricole l’année dernière, le secteur agricole est sous la menace d’une réduction plus drastique de l’offre alimentaire vu que de nombreuses régions du pays font face à une sécheresse prolongée sans précédent. Cette situation risque d’accentuer l’insécurité alimentaire chez les ménages les plus vulnérables. Les...
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PM Lamothe: Venezuela will Build 5,000 Homes in Haiti

June 14, 2012
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PM Lamothe: Venezuela will Build 5,000 Homes in Haiti

Wednesday, 13 June 2012 19:16 PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) – Venezuela will construct 5,000 homes in Haiti and join in with Cuba to build a $70,000 hospital announced Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe before the Parliament on Tuesday. Lamothe said 2,500 homes will be constructed in Port-au-Prince and another 280 homes in each of the 9...
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Haitian Migrants Must Get Dominican Work Permits

June 14, 2012
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Haitian Migrants Must Get Dominican Work Permits

By EZEQUIEL ABIU LOPEZ Associated Press SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic June 11, 2012 (AP) For a dozen years, Romain Renelus has made his life in the Dominican Republic as a migrant laborer, working 12 hours a day to earn $235 monthly as caretaker at a condominium complex. A night job as a guard at...
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40 millions pour Jacmel

June 9, 2012
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40 millions pour Jacmel

Si l’initiative du gouvernement visant à investir 40 millions de dollars à Jacmel pour faire de cette ville l’une des destinations touristiques phares du pays est louable pour certains, pour d’autres elle laisse planer des doutes quant à sa rentabilité financière, économique et sociale. Le professeur Labossière, quant à lui, pense que les bénéfices...
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Haiti Tourism Minister Stephanie Villedrouin on Remaking Haiti’s Brand

June 8, 2012
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Haiti Tourism Minister Stephanie Villedrouin on Remaking Haiti’s Brand

By Alexander Britell Haiti’s tourism sector is beginning again. Two years since the earthquake, new hotels are beginning to pop up, new hospitality students are being trained and destinations like Jacmel are entering the consciousness of international travelers. While it’s a long road ahead for Haiti as it seeks to remake its image abroad,...
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Iowa grain silos become homes for Haitian quake refugees

June 8, 2012
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Iowa grain silos become homes for Haitian quake refugees

June 7, 2012 By Matt Kelley An Iowa project to convert grain bins into small houses for Haitian earthquake refugees is seeing greater-than-expected success. The effort was launched in December and aimed to send dozens of corrugated metal homes to Haiti in addition to thousands of soybean-based meals. Iowa’s Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds is...
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Dream of gold

June 6, 2012
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Dream of gold

By Swoan Parker Gold in Haiti should no longer be just a dream. Even before prospective mining begins in the country’s northern hills, the realization of it all could be little more than one month away. Without investing millions and weighing only 52 kg (114 pounds), 21-year-old Linouse Desravines, the country’s only judoka to...
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New industrial park in northern Haiti sparks controversy

June 6, 2012
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New industrial park in northern Haiti sparks controversy

Nearly $1 billion in investments in Haiti’s northern corridor is creating fears that the jobs will lead to the creation of slums. By Jacqueline Charles jcharles@MiamiHerald.com CARACOL, Haiti — Braving the heat, Fanilia Prospère took a break from pushing her wheelbarrow of imported used clothing to look around. Then she smiled. In Haiti, where...
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Haiti Hopes Gold Find Means Boom Times Ahead-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

June 3, 2012
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Haiti Hopes Gold Find Means Boom Times Ahead-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Skanner: Many are hoping the discovery of precious metals will be an economic boon for the country, still reeling from the 2010 earthquake. A significant discovery of gold and other precious metals in Haiti’s Northeastern mountain range has given residents hope that once mining gets under way in about five years, the revenues will...
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