Earthquake/CHOLERA

Articles and image gallery from the 2010 earthquakes in Haiti

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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World Bank Group : A New World Bank Special Envoy in Haiti to Focus on Inclusive Growth

July 25, 2013
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World Bank Group : A New World Bank Special Envoy in Haiti to Focus on Inclusive Growth

Port-au-Prince, July 25, 2013 – Mary A. Barton-Dock, who started her career 25 years ago in Bolivia, became the second World bank Special Envoy to Haiti on July 1st, 2013. She replaces Mr. Alexandre Abrantes who assumed this position over the last three years.  Ms. Barton-Dock spent her first week in Haiti in the...
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Tropical Storm DORIAN

July 25, 2013
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Tropical Storm DORIAN

Coastal Watches/Warnings and 5-Day Forecast Cone for Storm Center Click image to zoom in – Download GIS data Other images: 5-Day track on – 3-Day track on – 3-Day track off – Interactive Click Here for a Printer Friendly Graphic Note: If a storm is expected to dissipate within 5 days, its track will...
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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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Trinidad and Tobago diplomat appointed head of UN mission in Haiti

July 24, 2013
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Trinidad and Tobago diplomat appointed head of UN mission in Haiti

NEW YORK, USA — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed career diplomat Sandra Honoré of Trinidad and Tobago as the new head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti. The new head of the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), Sandra Honoré of Trinidad and Tobago Honoré, who will take up her functions in...
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Visite du Président à Plaisance

July 24, 2013
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Visite du Président à Plaisance

le Président Martelly à son arrivée à Plaisance en compagnie des ministres des Affaires Sociales, M. Charles Jean-Jacques et et de l’Intérieur, M.David Bazile Des membres du comité d’accueil à Plaisance Une vue de la foule dans les rues de Plaisance Le Président Martelly posant avec le personnel du restaurant communautaire de Plaisance Des...
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Leaders from United Nations, Caricom, discuss Haiti, development, drugs at meeting

July 23, 2013
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Leaders from United Nations, Caricom, discuss Haiti, development, drugs at meeting

By AARON MORRISON Special to the Miami Herald UNITED NATIONS — Officials from the United Nations and the Caribbean said at a biannual meeting on Tuesday that they had made progress on a number of issues of regional interest, including drug trafficking and the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Haiti. More than 30 representatives of...
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Haiti sees big money reviving flagging tourism

July 23, 2013
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Haiti sees big money reviving flagging tourism

By TRENTON DANIEL Associated Press MONTROUIS, Haiti — The Club Indigo beach resort north of the Haiti capital was crowded with U.N. peacekeepers, aid workers, diplomats and missionaries on a recent Sunday. But the only real, live tourists seemed to be Anne Fournier and her husband. The young couple from Montreal is a rarity...
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AFP Haiti photographer Thony Belizaire dead at 54

July 23, 2013
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AFP Haiti photographer Thony Belizaire dead at 54

PORT-AU-PRINCE (AFP) –  Thony Belizaire, who won numerous awards while working as Agence France-Presse’s photographer in his native Haiti for more than 25 years, died on Sunday. He was 54. Belizaire, who joined AFP in May 1987, died at a hospital in Petion-Ville from complications related to respiratory difficulties. Belizaire was AFP’s eyes in...
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20,000 people in Haiti camps given £7m lifeline from Britain

July 22, 2013
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20,000 people in Haiti camps given £7m lifeline from Britain

At risk: children at a camp in Haiti. Up to £4.7 million will be spent relocating 17,500 of the most vulnerable to rented accommodation Joseph Watts: Standard.co.uk Britain will rescue almost 20,000 vulnerable people living in squalid emergency camps in Haiti since the disastrous earthquake of 2010. The UK is to launch the plan, costing...
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Towards a concession in the 1,900 Mhz band

July 21, 2013
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Towards a concession in the 1,900 Mhz band

According to the National Council of Telecommunications (CONATEL), the market of mobile cellular communications has changed significantly in recent years. From a competitive environment dominated by four operators, the mobile landscape is now run by 2 operators following the bankruptcy of HAITEL S.A. : NATCOM (Former TELECO) of the Vietnamese company VIETTEL and DIGICEL...
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NY food stamp recipients are shipping welfare-funded groceries to relatives in Jamaica, Dominican Republic and Haiti

July 21, 2013
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NY food stamp recipients are shipping welfare-funded groceries to relatives in Jamaica, Dominican Republic and Haiti

By KATE BRIQUELET and ISABEL VINCENT Last Updated: 11:35 AM, July 21, 2013 Posted: 12:34 AM, July 21, 2013 J.C. Rice BIN OVER THEIR HEADS: Pioneer Supermarket in Brooklyn sells plastic barrels that customers use to ship food to family members in the Caribbean. Food stamps are paying for trans-Atlantic takeout — with New...
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A MESSAGE FROM BISHOP WALLACE TURNBULL AND THE BAPTIST MISSION

July 17, 2013
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A MESSAGE FROM BISHOP WALLACE TURNBULL AND THE BAPTIST MISSION

Dear Friend,                                                                        Lynchburg , July 11, 2013 Proverbs 25:25 says “Like cold water to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country.” We have received news from Haiti of efforts of faithful workers, ‘our boys’. In 2012, Pastor Lucner paid a young motorcycle taxi man to take him into a backwoods...
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Conatel launches an auction for a third mobile licence-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

July 16, 2013
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Conatel launches an auction for a third mobile licence-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Haiti’s telecoms regulator Conseil National des Telecommunications (Conatel) has announced the launch of a tender for a licence to operate a 3G/4G mobile network in the 1900MHz spectrum band, previously operated by Haitel. No further details regarding the auction have been released. As previously reported by TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate, authorities in Haiti announced in April...
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Cholera in Haiti The UN strain

July 16, 2013
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Cholera in Haiti The UN strain

The Economist.com Jul 15th 2013, 11:36 by P.B. | NEW YORK ON JULY 5th the United Nations refused, again, to countenance the claims of 5,000 cholera-affected Haitians against it. The Haitians contend that grossly inadequate sanitation at a UN peacekeeping base introduced and spread the disease through the country’s waterways. The great weight of...
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Our shortcuts help keep Haiti poor

July 16, 2013
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Our shortcuts help keep Haiti poor

Posted: Sunday, July 14, 2013 12:00 am | Updated: 11:57 pm, Sun Jul 14, 2013. Zachary Reid Two centuries of supposed independence, long periods of guidance from more sophisticated allies, billions of dollars in foreign aid and the world’s second-oldest democracy comes down to this: a cute kid smiling and asking that her photograph...
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From slums to soccer fields; Team Haiti arrives in Blaine

July 14, 2013
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From slums to soccer fields; Team Haiti arrives in Blaine

BLAINE, Minn. – A team from Haiti is kicking off an opportunity of a lifetime in Blaine at the Schwan’s USA Cup. “Haiti is the poorest country in the world and they live in the poorest slums there,” said Minnesota-native and former soccer professional Tony Sanneh. “It’s amazing seeing this all come to fruition.”...
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No One Knows Exactly Why the Canadian Military Is in Haiti-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

July 14, 2013
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No One Knows Exactly Why the Canadian Military Is in Haiti-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Canadian infantry on a military exercise. Image via Perhaps understandably, the Canadian media has been having a hard time covering any news that doesn’t have to do with one of the following: the mayor of Toronto maybe smoking crack with a murdered drug dealer; the mayor of Montreal being charged with cavorting with the...
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Cholera in Haiti: Action incumbent on us all-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

July 13, 2013
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Cholera in Haiti: Action incumbent on us all-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

The cholera epidemic that has claimed so many lives in Haiti remains a public health crisis, and it demands action  ̶  from all of us. Action is exactly what 19 Members of Congress are reasonably asking of the United Nations, and it is what UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is working to deliver. In a...
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Made in Haiti, Dumped in Haiti: Slave Labor and the Garment Industry

July 12, 2013
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Made in Haiti, Dumped in Haiti: Slave Labor and the Garment Industry

PORT-AU-PRINCE—In Haiti, people wear T-shirts bearing unlikely English messages: “We’re the 2% who don’t care,” says one; a respectable-looking grandmother dons a T-shirt emblazoned with “Crack is Whack!”; a little boy without shoes or pants wears a “Save Darfur” T-shirt; while training an illegal militia, a tough former army lieutenant sports a “Varsity Cheerleader”...
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