Earthquake/CHOLERA

Articles and image gallery from the 2010 earthquakes in Haiti

First stone of the international airport of Les Cayes

February 1, 2013
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First stone of the international airport of Les Cayes

The Prime Minister, Laurent Lamothe will proceed officially on Friday 1 February 2013, at the laying of the first stone of the international airport of Les Cayes. The ceremony, which will take place at the airport Antoine Simon of Les Cayes, is part of efforts made by the Government to build new infrastructure in...
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Bright spots in Haiti’s health care 3 years after quake

February 1, 2013
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Bright spots in Haiti’s health care 3 years after quake

Dr. James Macdonald, here with a young patient in Haiti, runs a health clinic in Port-au-Prince that focuses on wound care (CNN) — Three years after Haiti’s devastating earthquake, more than a third of the country’s hospitals are still not functional. A cholera outbreak has killed more than 7,000 people and overwhelmed the already-reeling health care...
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Laurent Lamothe back from Davos with projects

February 1, 2013
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Laurent Lamothe back from Davos with projects

Haiti Libre: Wednesday, the Prime Minister, Laurent Lamothe visibly satisfied of his mission, returned to the country after participated to he 43rd World Economic Forum in Davos (Switzerland), which brought together nearly 2,500 participants, 50 Heads of State and leaders of nearly 200 companies, among the largest in the world. During his stay in...
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Haiti Launches Micro-Finance Catastrophe Insurance Program

January 31, 2013
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Haiti Launches Micro-Finance Catastrophe Insurance Program

By Susana Ferreira | January 30, 2013 When Hurricane Sandy struck Haiti late last year, the home Guerda Pierre shares with her three children and mother in Cabaret, north of Port-au-Prince, was flooded – and so was the merchandise she sold to make a living. “The books, the food, everything was wet after Sandy,”...
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MORE SMOKE & MIRRORS FROM THE RED CROSS as Haiti marks earthquake’s three-year anniversary-Added COMMENTARY BY Haitian-Truth

January 31, 2013
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MORE SMOKE & MIRRORS FROM THE RED CROSS as Haiti marks earthquake’s three-year anniversary-Added COMMENTARY BY Haitian-Truth

The American Red Cross has released a three-year update on its response to the 2010 Haiti earthquake. The report, which can be found at redcross.org/haiti, shows that hundreds of thousands of people are living in safer homes and have improved access to water and health services thanks to the generous donations following the earthquake....
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Haiti Bills Itself As The Next Caribbean Vacation Hotspot

January 31, 2013
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Haiti Bills Itself As The Next Caribbean Vacation Hotspot

by Reena Ganga on Jan 30th 2013 at 5:00PM The Caribbean nation of Haiti is launching an ambitious campaign to market the country as a vacation hotspot. Unlike other islands in the region, which draw huge numbers of leisure travelers seeking sun and surf, Haiti is largely overlooked by tourists. The country is one...
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World Bank and IMF Forecasts Follow Predictable Pattern for Haiti, Venezuela

January 31, 2013
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World Bank and IMF Forecasts Follow Predictable Pattern for Haiti, Venezuela

By Arthur Phillips and Stephan Lefebvre- CEPR, January 30th 2013 The World Bank has joined the “doom and gloom” chorus on Venezuela’s economy. And in Haiti, the Washington-based institution again appears overly optimistic. On Tuesday, January 15, the World Bank released its latest global economic forecast, which projects 2013 global GDP growth at 3.4%, up...
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A New Look in Haiti’s Cap-Haitien

January 31, 2013
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A New Look in Haiti’s Cap-Haitien

Above: the inauguration ceremony (Photo: MT Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti has inaugurated a tourism project aimed at restoring the facades of a series of properties on Cap Haitien’s Rue 19. The project, which targets 29 houses on the thoroughfare, is supported by the UN’s MINUSTAH peacekeeping mission in Haiti. “This project...
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Author Amy Wilentz and the Lure of Haiti

January 29, 2013
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Author Amy Wilentz and the Lure of Haiti

PAULA GOLDMAN Amy Wilentz is known as a writer’s writer, creative and courageous in her work for the New Yorker and in The Nation and in her award-winning books. Since 1986, she has devoted much of her career to understanding the politics and culture of Haiti; in the critically acclaimed The Rainy Season, she explored the country...
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Haiti’s prime minister touts untapped gold mines, beaches in pitch for country’s future

January 27, 2013
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Haiti’s prime minister touts untapped gold mines, beaches in pitch for country’s future

 DAVOS, Switzerland –  Haiti’s young prime minister made a whirlwind visit to the World Economic Forum in Davos to try to drum up support for his country, where 52 percent of the population lives on less than one dollar a day, and where average per capita income, he says, is $750 a year....
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Why New Jersey should care about Haiti

January 27, 2013
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Why New Jersey should care about Haiti

Three years after Haiti was devastated by a massive earthquake, hundreds of thousands of homeless people are still at risk from crime, disease and the elements in crowded makeshift camps. THONY BELIZAIRE/AFP/Getty Images By James P. Morgan The three-year anniversary of the Haitian earthquake has just passed, and Haiti still matters. Our Caribbean neighbor,...
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Spotlight thrown on opportunities in Haiti

January 27, 2013
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Spotlight thrown on opportunities in Haiti

Doing business with Haiti can generate big returns for Irish business, as well as helping the Caribbean nation’s efforts to develop by attracting foreign direct investment, a high- powered business forum was told in Dublin. ‘Opportunities in Haiti Forum’, hosted by AIB yesterday, was organised by non-governmental organisation Haven as part of its Haiti...
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Haiti’s road to reconstruction blocked by land tenure disputes

January 26, 2013
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Haiti’s road to reconstruction blocked by land tenure disputes

By Susana Ferreira JEREMIE, Haiti | Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:21am EST (Reuters) – The smooth black asphalt of National Road No. 7 stretches for about five miles beyond Camp Perrin, a town in fertile southwest Haiti. It abruptly stops before reaching farmer Liphete Denis’ front door, replaced by a rocky dirt path that...
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USAID Office of Inspector General and La Fondation Heritage pour Haiti Launch Anti-Corruption Hotline

January 26, 2013
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USAID Office of Inspector General and La Fondation Heritage pour Haiti Launch Anti-Corruption Hotline

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2013 — /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The U.S. Agency for International Development, Office of Inspector General (USAID OIG) and La Fondation Heritage pour Haiti (LFHH), the Haitian chapter of Transparency International (TI), have begun operating an anti-corruption hotline in Haiti. The hotline will help fight corruption and promote accountability in aid programs in...
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Haiti’s Lamothe Arrives in Davos for World Economic Forum

January 26, 2013
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Haiti’s Lamothe Arrives in Davos for World Economic Forum

Above: Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe (Photo: OPM Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe arrived in Davos, Switzerland Thursday to participate in the World Economic Forum. Lamothe will address one of the conference sessions under the theme of “A New Vision for Agriculture” on food security, something which has...
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Laurent Lamothe at the 43rd World Economic Forum of Davos

January 25, 2013
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Laurent Lamothe at the 43rd World Economic Forum of Davos

The Prime Minister, Laurent Lamothe, left the country on Wednesday to take part on 25 and 26 January, in the 43rd World Economic Forum of Davos (Switzerland). This Forum 2013 brought together more than 2,500 participants and 50 Heads of State. The Prime Minister has been invited to speak at a conference entitled “Building...
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Haiti: Rebuilding education

January 25, 2013
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Haiti: Rebuilding education

According to the UN, the earthquake in Haiti killed around 230,000 people, made a million people homeless and leveled many schools. The response to one of history’s worst humanitarian disasters was huge. But was it enough? We assess how education is recovering in Haiti. Universities picking up the pieces Three years ago, in just...
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Haiti Opens Centre for Rural Sustainable Development in Kenscoff

January 25, 2013
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Haiti Opens Centre for Rural Sustainable Development in Kenscoff

Above: the new Kenscoff Centre for Rural Sustainable Development By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti has officially opened the new Centre for Rural Sustainable Development in Kenscoff in Haiti’s Ouest department. The facility, which is managed by the help of specialists from the University of Florida, is a demonstrating and training centre that will...
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The President Martelly in 2nd Summit of CELAC (Chile)

January 24, 2013
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The President Martelly in 2nd Summit of CELAC (Chile)

President Michel Martelly, left the country Tuesday, January 22, to Florida where he will, first undergo, a complete medical check, before going to Chile tomorrow, Thursday, to attend the second Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean (CELAC), 27 and 28 January 2013. Multilateral political forum,...
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Haiti’s Best Western Premier Targets March 15 Opening

January 23, 2013
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Haiti’s Best Western Premier Targets March 15 Opening

Caribbean Journal.com Above: a rendering of Haiti’s Best Western Premier By Alexander Britell PARADISE ISLAND — The Best Western Premier Haiti will open its doors March 15, according to Best Western Regional Director Tom Osborn. The hotel, in the Petion-Ville neighbourhood of Port-au-Prince, had originally targeted an opening date before 2013, but delays brought...
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