Earthquake/CHOLERA

Articles and image gallery from the 2010 earthquakes in Haiti

8th Meeting of the Inter-American Commission of Ports

September 16, 2013
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8th Meeting of the Inter-American Commission of Ports

From 10 to 13 September 2013, in Cartagena, Colombia, the Engineer Alix Célestin, the Director General of the National Port Authority (APN) accompanied by Mrs. Ginelle Lambert Noël, attended the 8th Meeting of the Inter-American Committee on Ports (CIP), an international forum, which brought together all those responsible for ports of regions Caribbean and...
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La jeune Roodeline Louis, 18 ans, serait violée par un agent de la MINUSTAH à Léogâne KDH Danuskha, un agent du contingent srilankais de la MINUSTAH, affecté à Léogane est accusé de viol sur une jeune femme de 18 ans.-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

September 16, 2013
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La jeune Roodeline Louis, 18 ans, serait  violée par un agent de la MINUSTAH à  Léogâne  KDH Danuskha, un agent du contingent   srilankais de la MINUSTAH, affecté à  Léogane est accusé de viol sur une jeune femme de 18 ans.-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

KDH Danuskha, un agent du contingent srilankais de la MINUSTAH, affecté à Léogâne est accusé de viol sur une jeune femme de 18 ans. Le crime s’est produit samedi dernier aux abords de la base sri-lankaise dans la cité Anacaona. « Roodline Louis passait près de la base lorsqu’elle a été attaquée par son...
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The Haiti Reconstruction Fund approves $44.7MM-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

September 15, 2013
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The Haiti Reconstruction Fund approves $44.7MM-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

The Steering Committee of the Haiti Reconstruction Fund (HRF), under the chairmanship of Wilson Laleau, Minister of Economy and Finance, has approved a total funding of $44.7MM for projects in the areas of energy, education and budget support, aligned with the priorities of the development policy of the Haitian Government. Priority projects beneficiaries :...
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Haiti, OAS to Hold “Major” Investment Conference in Washington

September 13, 2013
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Haiti, OAS to Hold “Major” Investment Conference in Washington

Above: OAS Headquarters in Washington (OAS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The OAS and Haiti are also working to facilitate a “major conference” in Washington next year. The aim of the conference is for Haiti to present its Investment Master Plan to potential foreign investors and international stakeholders, according to the OAS. The...
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DUMB, DUMB, DUMB HAS ANYONE TRIED TO BOOK A TICKET FROM HERE TO THE COTE-D-IVOIRE AND BACK???? TOURISM SHOULD CONCENTRATE ON THE POSSIBLE – WE HAVE 5 STAR HOTELS WITHOUT 24 HOUR ROOM SERVICE-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

September 12, 2013
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DUMB, DUMB, DUMB HAS ANYONE TRIED TO BOOK A TICKET FROM HERE TO THE COTE-D-IVOIRE  AND BACK???? TOURISM SHOULD CONCENTRATE ON THE POSSIBLE – WE HAVE 5 STAR HOTELS WITHOUT 24 HOUR ROOM SERVICE-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

HaitiLibre Tuesday, Stéphanie Balmir Villedrouin, the Minister of Tourism met at the Royal Oasis, Nicolas Djibo, President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Côte d’Ivoire (CCI/CI), accompanied by Yao Kouakou Germain Director of Studies and economic Information of the CCI/Cl and Michel Loukou, Kouadio economic and Social Counsel, and members of the...
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Preparing Haiti for the next hurricane

September 12, 2013
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Preparing Haiti for the next hurricane

Every year, cyclones sweep across the Caribbean, causing huge destruction. People in Haiti, the Western Hemisphere’s poorest nation, are hardly prepared. NGOs are trying to change that using a system of maps and flags. Haiti’s hilly hinterland is especially vulnerable to storms It’s early June of this year, in the hinterland of southwest Haiti,...
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Win Butler says Arcade Fire’s Reflektor is “Studio 54 and Haitian voodoo”

September 12, 2013
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Win Butler says Arcade Fire’s Reflektor is “Studio 54 and Haitian voodoo”

Today, BBC Radio 1′s Zane Lowe aired his full interview with Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler. Yesterday Lowe previewed the interview in which Butler confirmed Reflektor will be a double album, with several songs exceeding the seven-minute mark, “refined” down from the band’s original collection of 50 to 60 tracks. According to Butler, the...
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A glittering industrial park in Haiti falls short-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

September 10, 2013
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A glittering industrial park in Haiti falls short-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

A cornerstone of post-earthquake ‘reconstruction€™’, the Caracol park is not living up to its backers’ lofty promises- aljazeera.com Factory workers sew garments at the Caracol Industrial Park complex. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton presided over the $300 million park’s opening in 2012Swoan Parker/Reuters/Landov CARACOL, Haiti — The young men playing dominoes in this...
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The Fault Lines Blog Aug 21 Haiti in a Time of Cholera: Background Reading

September 9, 2013
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The Fault Lines Blog Aug 21 Haiti in a Time of Cholera: Background Reading

by Kristen Taylor Today at 5:30p ET, our new Fault Lines “Haiti in the Time of Cholera” airs on Al Jazeera America. This episode, correspondent Sebastian Walker travels to Haiti and to the UN headquarters in New York to ask questions of accountability of Haiti’s Cholera epidemic.Here’s some background reading for the episode airs,...
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The Fault Lines Blog Aug 21 Haiti, The UN and Cholera: A Timeline

September 8, 2013
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The Fault Lines Blog Aug 21 Haiti, The UN and Cholera: A Timeline

January 12, 2010 — January 24, 2010 A Catastrophic 7.0Mw Earthquake Hits Haiti On Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 16:53 local time, a catastrophic magnitude 7.0 Mw earthquake shook Haiti. The earthquake had an epicenter near the town of Léogâne (Ouest Department), approximately 25 km (16 miles) west of Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s capital. By January...
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Doctor known for work in Haiti branches off in Guyana

September 8, 2013
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Doctor known for work in Haiti branches off in Guyana

by Barbara Miller Staff Writer bmiller@observer-reporter.com A gaudy vendor festooned with hundreds of strands of beads around his arms, shoulders and neck drew the eye of a visitor departing Haiti by way of the Port-au-Prince airport. The beads – dyed magenta, aqua, purple, white and olive green, randomly strung – were some sort of...
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La reconstruction? Beaucoup de patience..

September 8, 2013
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La reconstruction? Beaucoup de patience..

Le Nouvelliste Pierre-Raymond Dumas Après le président Préval, après le séisme du 12 janvier 2010, une date de sinistre mémoire dans notre histoire, les Blancs et nos compatriotes ont spéculé sur du rien mais aussi sur tout, avec une ferveur plus que délirante – j’allais dire “démoniaque”, faute de résultats ultérieurs. A grand renfort...
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MCJM balise l’arrivée de fonds chinois en Haïti

September 7, 2013
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MCJM balise l’arrivée de fonds chinois en Haïti

MCJM balise l’arrivée de fonds chinois en Haïti Le Nouvelliste | Publi le :06 septembre 2013 Roberson Alphonse Sur les cinq ans à venir, la Chine investira 500 milliards de dollars en Amérique latine et dans les Caraïbes. Marie Carmelle Jean Marie (MCJM), à une réunion de Think Thank en Chine, attire l’attention sur les potentiels...
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Day One: Unleashing Kids and Teachers in Haiti

September 7, 2013
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Day One: Unleashing Kids and Teachers in Haiti

by buildingaschool On August 29th I left Canada for Miami to catch a flight to Port au Prince, Haiti, to meet my son and a wonderful group of dedicated volunteers, each with distinct areas of expertise. Our plan was to work with teachers and school children in Haiti. In Miami I met up with...
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With post-quake aid under review, minister presses Haiti on rule of law

September 5, 2013
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With post-quake aid under review, minister presses Haiti on rule of law

KIM MACKRAEL OTTAWA — The Globe and Mail Canada’s International Development Minister is asking Haiti’s government to improve transparency and rule of law as Canada reviews its long-term funding plans for the Caribbean country. Christian Paradis travelled to Haiti last week to meet with government officials and see the results of Canadian aid more than three...
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International Haiti Says Team Got Military Training in Ecuador

September 5, 2013
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International Haiti Says Team Got Military Training in Ecuador

AP News:The Haitian government has welcomed home 41 engineers and technicians who underwent 10 months of military training in Ecuador. The team is intended to be part of a soon-to-be-created quasi-military force that Haitian officials want to monitor the country’s coasts and its border with the Dominican Republic, fight drug trafficking, raise environmental awareness...
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With less aid, a stronger Haiti will emerge -Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

September 5, 2013
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With less aid, a stronger Haiti will emerge -Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Tate Watkins Contributed to The Globe and Mail Earlier this year, Haitian filmmaker Raoul Peck released Fatal Assistance, a documentary that eviscerated the international response to the January, 2010, earthquake that struck his home country. The gist of Mr. Peck’s argument is that most of the $11-billion in pledged aid went to foreign contractors...
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Ottawa seeks to dial down post-quake aid to Haiti, documents show

September 5, 2013
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Ottawa seeks to dial down post-quake aid to Haiti, documents show

KIM MACKRAEL OTTAWA — The Globe and Mail Published Wednesday, Sep. 04 2013, 6:00 AM EDT The federal government is looking to significantly reduce the amount of aid it sends to Haiti, according to internal documents, saying it has fulfilled its post-earthquake commitments to a country that has long played a key role in Canada’s development...
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Helping Haiti to Rebuild After the 2010 Port-au-Prince Earthquake

September 5, 2013
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Helping Haiti to Rebuild After the 2010 Port-au-Prince Earthquake

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 5, 2013) — A University of Kentucky College of Engineering professor and a graduate student visited Haiti over the summer to work on a project that will help engineers there develop more earthquake-resistant building designs. Michael Kalinski, associate professor of civil engineering, and Melinda Jean-Louis, a 2012 graduate of the college...
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Embry-Riddle students bring clean water to Haiti children

September 5, 2013
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Embry-Riddle students bring clean water to Haiti children

A girl named Tracy from the Ryan Epps Home for Children in Haiti gets a drink of clean water from a water purification system designed and installed by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University students. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University photos By Deborah Circelli deborah.circelli@news-jrnl.com Published: Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 7:58 p.m. Last Modified: Wednesday, September 4, 2013...
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