Earthquake/CHOLERA

Articles and image gallery from the 2010 earthquakes in Haiti

Haiti, Digicel National Fund for Education smells fishy

December 19, 2012
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Haiti, Digicel National Fund for Education smells fishy

President Michel Martelly decorates Digicel CEO Denis O’Brien one month in office. June 22, 2011 MIAMI, USA (defend.ht) – President Michel Martelly told the Haitian Diaspora community in Miami that the National Fund for Education, established in May 2011, had accumulated $16 million and not a penny of it had been touched, although...
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Thursday, December 13, 2012 Reframing Haiti’s Foreign Policy Strategy By Stanley Lucas

December 19, 2012
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Thursday, December 13, 2012 Reframing Haiti’s Foreign Policy Strategy By Stanley Lucas

The Martelly Administration has broken from the past 40 years of corrupt governance in many important ways.  Reassessing Haiti’s standing in the world, particularly in light of the global response to the 2010 earthquake, was critical to addressing Haiti’s challenges.  Mismanagement of the country for decades has plunged Haiti into crushing poverty resulting in...
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Transat Holidays returns vacationers to Haiti after 23 years-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

December 18, 2012
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Transat Holidays returns vacationers to Haiti after 23 years-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

The Star: FRED CHARTRAND/CANADIAN PRESS FILE PHOTO Michaelle Jean, then Canada’s Governor General, overlooking the city of Port-au-Prince in May of 2006. Jean and her family are vacationing in Haiti this Christmas. By Catherine Porter Columnist I have been to Haiti 13 times and have never once met a tourist there. I have met...
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I LOVE IT!! THERE IS GOING TO BE “FOOD INSECURITY” IN HAITI – A NICE WAY TO SAY PEOPLE WILL STARVE – STARVE – STARVE!!!

December 18, 2012
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I LOVE IT!! THERE IS GOING TO BE “FOOD INSECURITY” IN HAITI – A NICE WAY TO SAY PEOPLE WILL STARVE – STARVE – STARVE!!!

By Associated Press,December 07, 2012 In this Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, a man returns empty-handed after early morning… (Dieu Nalio Chery/Associated…) PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Haitians have suffered widespread hunger following an unusually active storm season this year and are likely to experience more, according to a study released Friday. The report, backed by a...
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UN seeks $144 million in additional humanitarian aid for Haiti

December 18, 2012
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UN seeks $144 million in additional humanitarian aid for Haiti

Two local boys watch as the team from Doctors Without Borders plans its next move on during an operation to counter cholera in Bois Carre, Haiti. | PATRICK FARRELL/MCT/Miami Herald PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The United Nations on Tuesday will launch a $144 million appeal to fund humanitarian programs that aid officials here say is...
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Laurent Lamothe invite Vietnamese companies to invest in Haiti

December 17, 2012
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Laurent Lamothe invite Vietnamese companies to invest in Haiti

HaitiLibre: 17/12/2012 08:58:27 Sunday, the Prime Minister, Laurent Lamothe, arrived in Vietnam, at the head of a delegation composed among others of Ministers Marie Carmelle Jean Marie (Economics and Finance), Thomas Jacques (Agriculture), the Director of the Office of Program of Development Assistance (BMPAD) in order to discuss of relations of cooperation between the...
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$120 Million US Emergency Funds, PM Lamothe has no report

December 14, 2012
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$120 Million US Emergency Funds, PM Lamothe has no report

Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) – Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe could not explain the use of 5 billion gourdes ($120 million ) of Hurricane Sandy and Tropical Storm Isaac emergency funding from the public treasury. Despite more than a weeks time of preparation, the Head of the Haitian government and four...
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Haiti win Group A

December 13, 2012
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Haiti win Group A

By Ian Prescott Story Created: Dec 13, 2012 at 12:37 AM ECT Story Updated: Dec 13, 2012 at 12:37 AM ECT Antigua and Barbuda fans were boasting that Trinidad and Tobago would be back home today, following their 2-0 defeat of the Soca Warriors on Sunday night. However, it was instead hosts Antigua-Barbuda who...
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LITTLE WONDER AFTER THEIR TROOPS RAPED JOHNNY JEAN: Uruguay gay marriage bill approved in lower house

December 13, 2012
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LITTLE WONDER AFTER THEIR TROOPS RAPED JOHNNY JEAN: Uruguay gay marriage bill approved in lower house

Uruguay gay marriage bill approved in lower house.BBC- Gay rights campaigners now hope the bill will pass in the Senate Continue reading the main story Related Stories Argentina legalises gay marriage Changing times in Chile? Brazil gay couples get new rights Uruguay has moved closer to legalising gay marriage after the lower house of...
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More pressure needed to get clean water

December 13, 2012
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More pressure needed to get clean water

In March 2012, Bill Clinton, UN Special Envoy to Haiti, admitted that the UN military mission was responsible for the deadly cholera outbreak, but the organisation maintains its denial More than two years and nearly 7,800 deaths after UN troops brought the dread disease of cholera to Haiti, a plan has finally been...
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Sean Penn Compares Port-au-Prince, Haiti To Detroit In January Esquire Interview

December 12, 2012
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Sean Penn Compares Port-au-Prince, Haiti To Detroit In January Esquire Interview

Huffington Post: NEW YORK — As the three-year mark approaches of the devastating earthquake in Haiti that killed, injured and displaced hundreds of thousands of people, actor- activist Sean Penn describes life in the country’s capital city. In the January issue of Esquire magazine, Penn compares Port-au-Prince to Detroit, saying, “It’s not more dangerous,...
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Architect for Port-au-Prince cathedral announced

December 12, 2012
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Architect for Port-au-Prince cathedral announced

The Episcopal Church and the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti announce the selection of Kerns Group Architects, P.C., of Arlington, Virginia, as architect of the new Holy Trinity Cathedral in Port-au-Prince, Haiti (Diocese of Haiti). On Jan. 12, 2010, a massive earthquake struck Haiti, killing more than 300,000 people,...
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U.N.’s Ban launches bid to stamp out cholera in Haiti

December 12, 2012
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U.N.’s Ban launches bid to stamp out cholera in Haiti

UNITED NATIONS | Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:20pm GMT (Reuters) – U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launched a $2.2 billion initiative on Tuesday to stamp out cholera over the next decade in impoverished Haiti, where an epidemic has killed thousands of people and been blamed on U.N. peacekeepers. Cholera – an infection causing severe diarrhea...
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IMF: GDP growth in Haiti less than expected because of drought, a hurricane

December 12, 2012
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IMF: GDP growth in Haiti less than expected because of drought, a hurricane

 PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – The International Monetary Fund says new data shows that Haiti’s gross domestic product grew 2.5 per cent, much less than initially expected for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30. The IMF said in a Tuesday statement that the GDP growth rate for the 12-month period initially had been projected to...
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Five Ministers Called before the Senate-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

December 12, 2012
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Five Ministers Called before the Senate-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

State of Emergency, President Michel Martelly, PM and delegation return from 12 days abroad. PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) – Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe and 4 other ministers will appear before the Senate on Tuesday to explain relief activities accomplished since declaring Haiti in a state of emergency in October; after Hurricane Sandy passed through Jamaica...
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UN launches appeal to fight Haiti cholera epidemic

December 11, 2012
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UN launches appeal to fight Haiti cholera epidemic

Two years after the outbreak began, Haitians are still being infected by the disease The United Nations is launching a $2bn (£1.3bn) appeal to fight a cholera epidemic in Haiti that has killed almost 8,000 people. It is currently the worst outbreak in the world and there is growing evidence the disease was introduced...
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Haitian government urged to halt evictions from quake displacement camps

December 11, 2012
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Haitian government urged to halt evictions from quake displacement camps

CAMP Dieu Nalio Chery/The Associated Press A man bathes at a camp set up for people displaced by the 2010 earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday. 1 of 3 PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI The international aid group Oxfam urged the Haitian government on Monday to halt evictions from encampments that still are home to more than 357,000...
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Haiti Ramps Up Hotel Development

December 11, 2012
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Haiti Ramps Up Hotel Development

Above: a rendering of the Best Western Haiti project By the Caribbean Journal staff Over the last 12 months, Haiti’s Interministerial Commission on Investment has approved 11 hotel projects totaling $161 million, according to Haiti’s Ministry of Tourism. According to data from the Ministry, the total includes 11 hotels in Haiti, and 474 rooms....
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Haitian Authorities Must Decrease Dependence on Foreign Assistance, says IMF -Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

December 10, 2012
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Haitian Authorities Must Decrease Dependence on Foreign Assistance, says IMF -Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

International Monetary Fund PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) – On Thursday, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) called on Haitian authorities to make efforts to reduce the country’s dependence on external assistance while adding that current GDP growth will not allow the country to be an emerging economy in 30 years. The IMF representative in Haiti, Boileau...
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