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Preparations ramp up as Haiti braces for Hurricane Matthew

October 2, 2016
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Preparations ramp up as Haiti braces for Hurricane Matthew

By Jacqueline Charles jcharles@miamiherald.com PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI Haitian interim President Jocelerme Privert warned Haitians Sunday to make preparations for Hurricane Matthew, which no longer threatened just the southern peninsula, but all of Haiti. The heavily deforested nation is not only at risk of mudslides, but also serious flooding that could lead to the loss of...
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55,107 persons in camps in Haiti without protection- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

October 2, 2016
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55,107 persons in camps in Haiti without protection- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

While category 4 hurricane, Matthew approaches and threatens Haiti, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) through its Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) implemented since July 2010, reveals in its latest report dated 30 September 2016, that 14,593 household or 55,107 people (Internally Displaced persons (IDPs)) are still living in camps and/or hosting sites in Haiti....
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Caribbean braces for hit from fierce Hurricane Matthew

October 2, 2016
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Caribbean braces for hit from fierce Hurricane Matthew

By Makini Brice and Gabriel Stargardter PORT-AU-PRINCE/KINGSTON (Reuters) – Haiti and Jamaica implored residents in vulnerable coastal areas to evacuate and Cuba suspended flights on Sunday as Hurricane Matthew, the strongest storm to menace the Caribbean islands since 2007, spun slowly toward the region. Matthew is expected to scrape western Haiti on Monday as...
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Here is what I am being told by the experts and please share with your local friends. It is better to evacuate and not need to than wash away out to sea.

October 2, 2016
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Here is what I am being told by the experts and please share with your local friends. It is better to evacuate and not need to than wash away out to sea.

The DPC is spreading word on the importance of evacuation. It is getting out slowly, incomplete and people aren’t listening. Basically anyone within a few miles of the coast needs to evacuate before this hits. This will hit the hardest after dark on Monday most likely, making it even more dangerous. Threat is extremely...
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La candidature de Moise Jovenel vise essentiellement à moderniser l’agriculture d’Haïti.-

October 2, 2016
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La candidature de Moise Jovenel vise essentiellement à moderniser l’agriculture d’Haïti.-

OCT 2, 2016 *La candidature de Jovenel Moise s’inscrit dans le cadre d’une volonté inébranlable de moderniser l’agriculture d’Haïti. Car, si dans le temps Haïti était la Perle des Antilles, c’était grâce à sa capacité de production. De plus, l’agriculture est le secteur économique qui a payé la dette de l’indépendance. Sur ce, nous...
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Matthew, Haiti in alert phase 1

October 2, 2016
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Matthew, Haiti in alert phase 1

The National Hurricane Center of NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), informs that the category 4 hurricane Matthew, is located 615 km south of Port-au-Prince, with maximum sustained winds of 220 km/h, and is now moving south at 4 km/h. “A faster motion toward the west should resume later today, followed by a turn...
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Hurricane Matthew churns toward Jamaica, Haiti

October 1, 2016
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Hurricane Matthew churns toward Jamaica, Haiti

(CNN)Jamaicans and Haitians braced for Hurricane Matthew as the powerful Category 4 storm slowed to a crawl in the Caribbean on Saturday night, forecasters said. While packing maximum sustained winds of 155 mph (250 kilometers per hour), the storm was “barely moving” at 8 p.m. ET Saturday, the National Hurricane Center reported. But a...
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Sixième Conseil d’administration de la Fondation Dr Louis G. Lamothe.

September 24, 2016
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Sixième Conseil d’administration de la Fondation Dr Louis G. Lamothe.

Pétion-ville, vendredi 23 Septembre 2016 : La Fondation Dr Louis G. Lamothe a eu, ce jeudi 22 septembre 2016, son sixième  Conseil d’administration au siège de l’institution à Pétion-ville en présence des principaux responsables de la fondation, des dirigeants de la Fondation RAPINO, de Mme Élizabeth Borno,  de Wicky Frisch et de M. Laurent...
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Helping small scale farms thrive is the key to feeding our booming world

September 23, 2016
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Helping small scale farms thrive is the key to feeding our booming world

The Smallholder Farmers Alliance (SFA) added the voice of thousands of small-scale farmers throughout Haiti to deliberations at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) which were focused on global food production. The SFA was honored to join with four global food and beverage companies–Heineken, Unilever, Hershey and Sodexo–in providing input to a CGI report that...
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How Your Choice of Chocolate Can Help Reforest Haiti

July 16, 2016
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How Your Choice of Chocolate Can Help Reforest Haiti

By Meg Wilcox ECO Watch Read any article about Haiti’s environment and you’ll encounter the same grim statistic, that 98 percent of the country is deforested. That’s hard to fathom. How could a country possibly have only two percent tree cover? Death by a Thousand Cuts, a 2012 film that tells the tale of...
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Health experts: Zika threat is serious – and getting bigger

July 14, 2016
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7 microcephalic infants have been born in the United States CDC head says health agency diverting funds from other needs to fight Zika. Three senior U.S. government experts testify before a Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee to urge Congress to pass a $1.1 billion Zika prevention bill stalled by partisan politics. The bill stalled after...
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UN calls for the fight against desertification in Haiti

June 18, 2016
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UN calls for the fight against desertification in Haiti

Haiti Libre: Friday, June 17, on the occasion of the World Day to Combat Desertification which was held on the theme “Protect Earth. Restore Land. Engage People”, the United Nations in Haiti acknowledged the efforts of Haitian institutions to increase protected areas and called to the search of sustainable alternatives for stopping practices that...
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Dominican exports to Haiti plunge by US$400 million

June 17, 2016
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Dominican exports to Haiti plunge by US$400 million

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, Jun 16, CMC – Haiti’s ban on the entry of products from the neighbouring Dominican Republic, continues to have an impact on the economy of the Spanish speaking country. He said the decline occurred last year and the situation has increased smuggling.On Wednesday, Dominica’s Minister of Industry and Commerce Jose...
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CDC: map Zika in states to prepare for outbreaks

June 12, 2016
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CDC: map Zika in states to prepare for outbreaks

By Tom Howell Jr. – The Washington Times – Sunday, June 12, 2016 The Obama administration says it doesn’t expect the Zika virus to blanket whole states if and when mosquitoes begin to spread the virus on the U.S. mainland, though it wants state officials to map outbreaks so locals can protect themselves. The...
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UN supports Government in potable water campaign reaching 30,000 residents

June 12, 2016
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UN supports Government in potable water campaign reaching 30,000 residents

A woman along with her son, fills her containers at a water distribution point in Las Palmas, Haiti. Logan Abassi/UN/MINUSTAH 10 June 2016 – Some 30,000 residents of three localities in Haiti now have access to potable water, thanks to a sanitation campaign launched by the Government and supported by the United Nations following...
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Jamaica Broilers making strides in Haiti

June 12, 2016
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Jamaica Broilers making strides in Haiti

The Haitian equivalent of Jamaica’s Best Dressed Chicken which is marketed under the brand Le Chic Poulet. Six years after an earthquake devastated Haiti, the country’s agriculture sector is bouncing back and a Jamaican company has been very instrumental in that aspect of its recovery. “Having gone into production for four years now and...
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Haiti – USA : $11M donation for WFP emergency operation in Haiti

June 8, 2016
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Haiti – USA : $11M donation for WFP emergency operation in Haiti

Haiti Libre: The World Food Programme (WFP) Tuesday welcomed a contribution of US$11 million from the Government of the United States of America through the US Agency for International Development (USAID). The donation will be used to assist about 170,000 Haitians for three months, as part of an emergency drought operation. Some 1.5 million...
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TREES THAT FEED FOUNDATION EXPANDING BREADFRUIT CAPACITY IN HAITI

June 8, 2016
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TREES THAT FEED FOUNDATION EXPANDING BREADFRUIT CAPACITY IN HAITI

The breadfruit tree is one of the world’s highest yielding food plants. Photo: Trees That Feed Foundation PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI, June 7, 2016 – In response to sharply increased demand for breadfruit in Haiti, the Trees That Feed Foundation (TTFF) announced today that it is partnering with the local Smallholder Farmers Alliance (SFA) to grow...
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One killed, others injured from heavy rain in Haiti

May 29, 2016
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One killed, others injured from heavy rain in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) – One man is confirmed dead and three others injured during heavy rain that battered the country between Thursday and Friday. According to weather reports, the combination of a tropical wave over the Caribbean Sea in the vicinity of The Bahamas and an altitude trough influenced weather conditions over the French...
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AGRITRANS

May 29, 2016
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AGRITRANS

Mai 29, 2016 Agritrans (élément de langage au cas où nos détracteurs veulent en parler) – envoyé à la Cellule de communication Ø  Position générale o  Agritrans se yon Sosyete Anonyme nan NodEs ki ap devlope pi gwo pwoje agrikol oganik ki gen nan tout karayib la o  Agritrans se konpayi ki posede pi...
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