Earthquake/CHOLERA

Articles and image gallery from the 2010 earthquakes in Haiti

Wyclef Jean’s Yele Haiti charity is kaput, went out in a blaze of impropriety

October 13, 2012
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Wyclef Jean’s Yele Haiti charity is kaput, went out in a blaze of impropriety

by Kyle Anderson In the wake of the massive earthquake that tore an already-troubled Haiti apart in 2010, Wyclef Jean—one of the island’s most successful sons—sprang into action to assist via his Yele Haiti charity. But what we learned later was that the charity was run disastrously, and was the subject of a huge...
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Cuba and Haiti Look at Cooperation Prospects

October 13, 2012
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Cuba and Haiti Look at Cooperation Prospects

Cubasi.cu: Haitian and Cuban officials addressed in the Capital Port au Prince current bilateral cooperation links and their prospects in different sectors. Current cooperation programs include the areas of education, agriculture, fishing, the metal industry and public health, PL news agency reported. According to official statistics, since Cuba started medical cooperation with Haiti in...
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Wyclef Jean faces criminal probe over Haiti charity

October 13, 2012
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Wyclef Jean faces criminal probe over Haiti charity

Rapper will have to explain how fund backed by celebrities managed to burn through $16m in two years. Wyclef Jean, the hip-hop artist and former candidate for the presidency of Haiti, said yesterday he was “committed to ensuring that things are made right” amid news of a criminal investigation into the finances of his...
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INTERVIEW WITH RAY BAYSDEN-Describe the security situation after the earthquake on Jan. 12, 2010. How did it change?

October 13, 2012
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INTERVIEW WITH RAY BAYSDEN-Describe the security situation after the earthquake on Jan. 12, 2010. How did it change?

The day before the quake, there were something on the order of 9,000 policemen in country. The day after, it was down to 4,500. The greater metropolitan Port-au-Prince area had something like 4,500; the day after the quake, those numbers were down to 2,800. “The pervasiveness of criminal activity is so wide, reaches so...
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Bas Artibonite: 33 stations de traitement d’eau

October 12, 2012
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Bas Artibonite: 33 stations de traitement d’eau

Bas Artibonite :Haïti – Eau potable : Inauguration de 33 stations de traitement dans le Bas Artibonite Plus de 800 milles familles disposent désormais d’un meilleur accès à l’eau potable Correspondance Exalus Mergenat Gonaïves, 11 oct. 2012 — Des responsables de la direction nationale de l’eau potable et assainissement (Dinepa), dont le directeur général...
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In rural Haiti, looking for a way to make clean water sustainable

October 12, 2012
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In rural Haiti, looking for a way to make clean water sustainable

Dieu Nalio Chery/AP – Outside Port-au-Prince, Haiti, a woman arrives at Wharf Jeremie in August to fill her two containers with water that she will use to wash her dishes. By David Brown, Published: October 9 CAVAILLON, Haiti — Marc Antoine Castel spends five hours a day, and often weekends and holidays, at the office...
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IDB awards Haiti $53 million to improve key artery

October 12, 2012
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IDB awards Haiti $53 million to improve key artery

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The Inter-American Development Bank is awarding Haiti a $53 million grant to upgrade a stretch of one of the Caribbean nation’s major roads. The bulk of the money will go toward renovating a 16.4-mile (26.2-kilometer) strip of road between the western port city of Gonaives and the town of Ennery....
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Wyclef Jean’s highly-hyped Haiti charity defunct and in debt, surprising approximately…..nobody

October 12, 2012
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Wyclef Jean’s highly-hyped Haiti charity defunct and in debt, surprising approximately…..nobody

Yéle is bust. How bust? So bust that their domain, yele.org, has expired. Deborah Sontag in the NYT, writing about the rockstar who once thought himself a good choice as president of Haiti: “In a new memoir, Wyclef Jean, the Haitian-born hip-hop celebrity, claims he endured a “crucifixion” after the Jan. 12, 2010, earthquake...
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MINUSTAH’s Upcoming Renewal: A Setback for Democracy in Haiti

October 12, 2012
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MINUSTAH’s Upcoming Renewal: A Setback for Democracy in Haiti

Kevin Edmonds The Other Side of Paradise October 11, 2012 Despite widespread opposition from the Haitian people and many of their political representatives in parliament, the renewal of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH)’s  mandate is set to occur on October 15. “Photo Credit: United Nations” Supporters of MINUSTAH, such as the...
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WYCLEF IS, WAS AND ALWAYS WILL BE A BUM WHO STOLE FROM HIS PEOPLE IN TIMES OF NEED

October 12, 2012
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WYCLEF IS, WAS AND ALWAYS WILL BE A BUM WHO STOLE FROM HIS PEOPLE IN TIMES OF NEED

Richard Perry/The New York Times The charity Yéle allotted $230,000 for the revitalization of this Port-au-Prince plaza in the Cité Soleil slum, with no lasting results. More Photos » By DEBORAH SONTAG PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — In a new memoir, Wyclef Jean, the Haitian-born hip-hop celebrity, claims he endured a “crucifixion” after the Jan. 12,...
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Development bank awards Haiti $53 million to upgrade important highway, ports department

October 11, 2012
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Development bank awards Haiti $53 million to upgrade important highway, ports department

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti –  The Inter-American Development Bank is awarding Haiti a $53 million grant to upgrade a stretch of one of the Caribbean nation’s major roads. The bulk of the money will go toward renovating a 16.4-mile (26.2-kilometer) strip of road between the western port city of Gonaives and the town of Ennery. The...
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American prisoner released in Haiti- with a story to tell

October 10, 2012
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American prisoner released in Haiti- with a story to tell

WATCH HER STORY ON VIDEO HERE PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — John Shattuck is a serial entrepreneur, running several successful businesses and proud to say he hasn’t worked for someone else in twenty-three years. “For the most part I work from home, but spend most of my days donating my time to impoverished areas of the...
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SIMPLE MATH FOR SCHOOL FUNDING AS LAMOTHE PUTS SIN TAX ON BOOZE AND CIGARETTES.

October 10, 2012
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SIMPLE MATH FOR SCHOOL FUNDING AS LAMOTHE PUTS SIN TAX ON BOOZE AND CIGARETTES.

ADDS 2% TAX AND NEEDS $40,000,000 TO MEET SHORTFALL IN SCHOOL FUNDING… THEREFORE 1% = $20,000,000 SO WE NEED A TOTAL OF $1,000,000,000 IN BOOZE/TOBACCO SALES TO MAKE $40,000,000 AT 2% TAX. TIME FOR LAMOTHE’S RETURN TO KINDERGARTEN.
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Haiti’s UN mission chief praises progress-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

October 9, 2012
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Haiti’s UN mission chief praises progress-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Xinhua: A chief of a UN mission in Haiti on Monday praised advances made by the Haitian government over the past one and a half years, including constitutional reforms and other achievements. President Michel Martelly was working in an “organized” way with a full cabinet, the Supreme Court and the Superior Council of the...
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IMF: Haiti, Suriname, Dominican Republic Boast Top Regional Growth -Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

October 9, 2012
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IMF: Haiti, Suriname, Dominican Republic Boast Top Regional Growth -Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Print By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti, Suriname and the Dominican Republic will post the Caribbean’s highest GDP growth rates i 2012, according to quarterly projections released Monday in the International Monetary Fund’s World Economic Outlook. Haiti is projected to grow 4.5 percent this year, although that is lower than the 6 percent GDP...
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In rural Haiti, looking for a way to make clean water sustainable

October 9, 2012
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In rural Haiti, looking for a way to make clean water sustainable

Dieu Nalio Chery/AP – A woman arrives at Wharf Jeremie to fill her two containers with water that she will use to wash her dishes, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday Aug. 6, 2012. By David Brown, Updated: Tuesday, October 9, 3:24 AM CAVAILLON, Haiti — Marc Antoine Castel spends five hours a day, and often weekends and...
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Dominican Republic, Haiti in 10-Year Cholera Fight

October 9, 2012
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Dominican Republic, Haiti in 10-Year Cholera Fight

Officials in Haiti and the Dominican Republic are preparing for a long campaign against cholera, the water-borne disease that has sickened tens of thousands of people in the two neighboring Caribbean countries. Dominican Deputy Minister of Public Health Rafael Schiffino says the two governments are working on a project to wipe out the disease...
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Haiti PM Announces Sin Tax to Pay for Education-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

October 9, 2012
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Haiti PM Announces Sin Tax to Pay for Education-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

ABC News: Haiti’s government wants to raise $100 million for a special education fund by putting additional taxes on alcohol, cigarettes and gambling, the Caribbean nation’s prime minister said Monday. In a meeting with The Miami Herald’s editorial board, Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe said the new sin tax would require approval from Parliament. He...
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CLINTON PLAYS HAITI GAME FOR NOBEL PEACE PRIZE

October 8, 2012
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CLINTON PLAYS HAITI GAME FOR NOBEL PEACE PRIZE

AFP 10/7/2012 11:47:52 PM This year’s Nobel prize season kicks off Monday with rumours suggesting the peace prize could go to Egypt’s Maggie Gobran for helping Cairo’s poor, Afghan burka opponent Sima Samar or US scholar Gene Sharp. The first Nobel to be announced this year will be the medicine prize on Monday, when...
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Haiti’s constitutional horror show-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

October 7, 2012
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Haiti’s constitutional horror show-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

by Charlie Hinton Update Sept. 30, 2012: For the past two weeks, massive demonstrations have rocked Haiti, protesting constitutional changes, the corruption of the Martelly government and the outrageous cost of living – a general strike in Les Cayes and demonstrations in Cap Haitien Sept. 21 and 27, in Gonaives Sept. 24 and on...
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