French Ministry to Bring Haitian Delegates to France

March 28, 2012
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French Ministry to Bring Haitian Delegates to France

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Following a series of meetings between Haiti’s Minister of the Interior, Thierry Mayard-Paul and Jean Dussourd, Prefet Referent on Haiti to the French Ministry of the Interior, Mr. Dussourd will be organizing visits to France by Haitian delegations as a way to increase collaboration and information exchange. “The proposal to...
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US$16-m ‘Fibralink’ extension to reconnect Haiti with the world

March 28, 2012
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US$16-m ‘Fibralink’ extension to reconnect Haiti with the world

JUST over two years after Haiti was devastated by a powerful magnitude-7 earthquake, the impoverished country is set to receive a major boost with the delivery of a US$16m 200km undersea cable that will link the country to the world via internet connectivity, thanks to Digicel. The project is being undertaken in conjunction with...
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Haiti Is Too Black For Obama VIDEO

March 27, 2012
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Haiti Is Too Black For Obama VIDEO


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Haiti, UN make urgent appeal for aid as rainy season nears

March 27, 2012
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Haiti, UN make urgent appeal for aid as rainy season nears

The United Nations and Haitian government make an urgent appeal for $60 million in aid as a lack of funding hampers efforts rebuilding efforts at the onset of the rainy season. By Jacqueline Charles Efforts to help almost a half-million Haitians living in sprawling tent cities more than two years after a devastating earthquake...
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UN official pleas for funds before Haiti’s rains

March 27, 2012
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UN official pleas for funds before Haiti’s rains

March 27, 2012 16:52 GMT PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The United Nations mission in Haiti is worried that a scarcity of resources will prompt a further scale back on services to Haitians who were made homeless after the 2010 earthquake. U.N. official Nigel Fisher said in a statement Tuesday that a request last year...
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In Haiti, Bureaucratic Delays Stall Mass Cholera Vaccinations

March 27, 2012
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In Haiti, Bureaucratic Delays Stall Mass Cholera Vaccinations

Credit: John W. Poole / NPR A hundred thousand people in Haiti are ready and waiting to get vaccinated against cholera. The vaccine is sitting in coolers. Vaccination teams are all trained. Willing recipients are registered and entered into databases. The impending mass vaccination project aims to show that vaccinating against cholera is feasible...
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Red Cross in Haiti considers building hotel, conference center in Caribbean nation-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

March 27, 2012
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Red Cross in Haiti considers building hotel, conference center in Caribbean nation-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Washington Post: By Associated Press, PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is considering building a hotel and conference center in Haiti on part of a $10.5 million property that it bought after the 2010 earthquake. The hope is that profits could sustain the work of Haiti’s local...
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Haiti: Former Rebel Leader Guy Philippe Defends Aristide-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

March 27, 2012
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Haiti: Former Rebel Leader Guy Philippe Defends Aristide-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Monday, 26 March 2012 19:21 PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) – The former rebel leader Guy Philippe said he was ready to “go down the streets” to prevent the extradition of the former head of state Jean-Bertrand Aristide that he helped to overthrow by force in 2004. The former soldier, speaking on the airwaves of a...
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Hurricane experts eye 2012 season

March 26, 2012
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Hurricane experts eye 2012 season

Despite an unprecedented early spring heat-wave that helped break records across the country last week, it’s the warming waters halfway across the world that have the attention of scientists and storm chasers as they begin the annual National Hurricane Convention this week in Orlando. That warmth in the waters of the Equatorial eastern Pacific...
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Sean Penn turned to alcohol in Haiti-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

March 26, 2012
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Sean Penn turned to alcohol in Haiti-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Actor and activist Sean Penn is keen to cut back on his alcohol intake after turning to booze at night during the ongoing relief effort in Haiti. The “Milk” star has worked tirelessly to raise awareness and money for the impoverished nation since it was struck by a devastating earthquake in 2010, even setting...
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Watch Footage from Arcade Fire’s Trips to Haiti

March 26, 2012
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Watch Footage from Arcade Fire’s Trips to Haiti

Arcade Fire released video footage yesterday from their March 2011 and February 2012 visits to Haiti. The footage was recorded by the band and Bec Rollins from the organization Partners in Health. The video also includes a short performance by Ti Zwazo, a gardener for Partners in Health and artist who opened for Arcade...
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Quand un ancien Premier ministre Lavalas défend Martelly

March 26, 2012
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Quand un ancien Premier ministre Lavalas défend Martelly

Le Nouveliste: Haïti: L’ancien Premier ministre Jean Marie Chérestal est catégorique. Sans langue de bois. « Contrairement à ceux qui le critiquent, je dis que Michel Martelly a droit à son comportement. Mais il doit l’ajuster à sa fonction de président », vite précisé Jean-Marie Chérestal, en direct sur Magik 9, jeudi matin. L’ancien...
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24 March 2012 | PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haïti 7 raisons pour lesquelles je peux aider Haïti.

March 25, 2012
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24 March 2012 | PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haïti 7 raisons pour lesquelles je peux aider Haïti.

LAURENT LAMOTHE -CLICK NAME TO SEE HIS BLOG 1. Je comprends parfaitement les processus politiques contemporains ainsi que les rapports de pouvoirs nationaux et transnationaux. Mon expérience en tant que ministre des Affaires étrangères et mes études en sciences politiques me permettront d’impulser le développement réel du pays en le repositionnant dans les sphères...
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UN urges Haiti to revive reconstruction panel

March 24, 2012
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UN urges Haiti to revive reconstruction panel

The Associated Press via MiamiHerald PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — A United Nations official is urging Haitian authorities to revive a panel to coordinate reconstruction efforts following the 2010 earthquake. Helen Clark of the U.N. Development Program says the absence of the commission is blocking debris removal, housing projects and other attempts to rebuild Haiti. The...
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Money-laudering case in Miami federal court sends signal to Haiti

March 24, 2012
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Money-laudering case in Miami federal court sends signal to Haiti

Miami Herald: BY ANGEL CASTILLO JR. acastillo@floridavoices.com When Patrick Joseph, the former head of Haiti’s state-owned telephone company, steps into a federal courtroom in downtown Miami on April 17, the future of Haiti’s former president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, may take a decisive turn toward an American prison cell. Security will be tight, especially since Joseph’s...
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Position de l’ancien Premier ministre Bellerive sur un document, non signé, publié dans les médias

March 23, 2012
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Position de l’ancien Premier ministre Bellerive sur un document, non signé, publié dans les médias

La Nouvelliste: Haïti: Une campagne de presse, de toute évidence commanditée, menée tambour battant autour de contrats de travaux publics ou de services engageant ma signature avec des firmes dominicaines et haïtiennes est en cours. Pour les tenants de cette opération de lynchage médiatique, ces contrats auraient été conclus dans des conditions irrégulières par...
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Audit, contrats, dénonciation, protestation

March 23, 2012
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Audit, contrats, dénonciation, protestation

La Nouvelliste: Le processus de révision des contrats passés sous le gouvernement de Préval/Bellerive pendant la période de l’urgence continue de faire des vagues. L’ancien Premier ministre Jean Max Bellerive dénonce ce qu’il appelle un lynchage médiatique contre sa personne dans cette affaire. Le ministre de la Planification déclare, pour sa part, qu’il n’a...
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Solar Lights Haiti Schools, Powers Businesses

March 22, 2012
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Solar Lights Haiti Schools, Powers Businesses

When a devastating 7.0 earthquake hit Haiti in January 2010 and killed more than 316,000 people, countries around the world sent humanitarian aid and rescue teams. But with much of the impoverished nation left without power, energy companies were busy finding ways to send what they could as well. Soon after the quake, New...
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Haiti government orders former soldiers to clear old bases

March 22, 2012
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Haiti government orders former soldiers to clear old bases

By Associated Press, Published: March 20 PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Haitian authorities are ordering some army veterans and would-be soldiers to clear out of several old barracks they have taken over in recent weeks in hopes the disbanded army will be revived, the Interior Ministry said Tuesday. The government office ordered individuals carrying illegal weapons and...
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Seeking a Sustainable Path for Coffee, and Coffee Farmers, in Haiti

March 22, 2012
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Seeking a Sustainable Path for Coffee, and Coffee Farmers, in Haiti

By ANDREW C. REVKIN La Colombe TorrefactionTodd Carmichael, a founder of La Colombe Torrefaction, in Haiti. Todd Carmichael, a founder of the coffee roaster La Colombe Torrefaction, is an interesting mix of entrepreneur, adventurer (Antarctic speed trekker), showman (a reality TV show on coffee hunting is coming) and philanthropist. His latest venture combining all...
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