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Haiti trade mission a success

August 19, 2013
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Haiti trade mission a success

DELEGATES from the recent trade mission to Haiti have touted it a success and have promised to explore options for trade and investment in the country. The team headed by Minister of Education, Akierra Missick, included members from the Investment Unit, Tourism Board, Chamber of Commerce, Haitian consulate in the TCI and approximately 16...
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Aqua-based gardening method to help Haiti

August 17, 2013
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Aqua-based gardening method to help Haiti

TODD SUMLIN Out of the soil Instructor Gregg Alford works in the greenhouse at the Stonewall Jackson Training School in Concord, North Carolina, on August 2, 2013. The garden is part of a project to build 100 gardens — 67 in North Carolina, paired with 33 in Haiti — using a soilless growing technique...
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Haiti police raid warehouses in plastics ban crackdown-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

August 15, 2013
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Haiti police raid warehouses in plastics ban crackdown-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Rashmee Roshan Lall in Port-au-Prince theguardian.com, Thursday 15 August 2013 15.09 EDT A boy searches through plastic rubbish in a sewage canal for items to sell in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Photograph: Brennan Linsley/AP id=”article-body-blocks”>Police in Haiti have raided three warehouses in the capital in the first clear indication that the government is serious about enforcing...
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Two USAID awards for innovative projects in Haiti

August 15, 2013
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Two USAID awards for innovative projects in Haiti

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) recently announced the granting of two Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) awards in Haiti. USAID’s DIV is an investment program that supports innovative and cost-effective solutions to pressing development challenges in Haiti and around the world. The first award will support the University of Maryland (UMD) to test...
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Way Clear for Dominincan Poultry Exports to Haiti-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

August 12, 2013
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Way Clear for Dominincan Poultry Exports to Haiti-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

HAITI – The ban on the import of Dominican poultry products looks likely soon to be lifted. Michel Chancy, Secretary of State of Haiti to animal production indicated that the Dominican authorities has finally accepted the recommendations made by the experts of the veterinary services of the two countries during the working meeting of...
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Ron Morgan’s quest to feed Haiti

August 11, 2013
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Ron Morgan’s quest to feed Haiti

By Elizabeth Leland eleland@charlotteobserver.com Posted: Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013 TODD SUMLIN – tsumlin@charlotteobserver.com Ron Morgan works outside the greenhouse at the Stonewall Jackson Training School in Concord. TODD SUMLIN – tsumlin@charlotteobserver.com More Information Ron Morgan Personal: Born in Berkeley, Calif. Wife, Jane, three children, five grandchildren. Professional: Moved to Charlotte to teach architecture at...
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How should the US deliver food aid?

August 9, 2013
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How should the US deliver food aid?

By David Loyn International development correspondent, BBC News BBC News: Food shipped from America has saved the lives of millions of people since the Food for Peace programme was set up in 1954, but the strict rules demanding almost all of the food has to be sourced in the US and sent on American...
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Malaria vaccine shows early promise in clinical trials

August 8, 2013
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Malaria vaccine shows early promise in clinical trials

By Rebecca Morelle Science reporter, BBC World Service Living but weakened forms of the parasites were used in the new vaccine A malaria vaccine has shown promising results in early stage clinical trials, according to researchers. Researchers found the vaccine, which is being developed in the US, protected 12 out of 15 patients from...
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PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN FOCUS ON HAITI’S TREASURE-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

August 8, 2013
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PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN  FOCUS ON HAITI’S TREASURE-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

globalresearch.ca As the government works on preparing “an attractive law that will entice investors,” Haitian popular organizations are mobilizing and forming networks to resist mining in their country. Already one-third of the north of Haiti is under research, exploration, or exploitation license to foreign companies. Some 2,400 square kilometers have been parceled out to...
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CNN Coverage of Tree Planting With Farmers in Haiti

August 6, 2013
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CNN Coverage of Tree Planting With Farmers in Haiti

Watch CNN International’s recent coverage of our work in Haiti on YouTube. It includes some truly amazing images of hope for our country! The broadcast follows the Smallholder Farmers Alliance (SFA) as we transform small-scale farmers here in Haiti into self-financing and self-managed social businesses with a triple bottom line: planting trees (one million a year) increasing food...
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