Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe Officially Assumes Planning Portfolio

August 14, 2012
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Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe Officially Assumes Planning Portfolio

Above: Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe on his first day as Planning and External Cooperation Minister (Photo: OPM Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe officially assumed his role as Planning Minister Monday, following a cabinet reshuffle last week. Lamothe, who had been serving as Haiti’s foreign minister since before...
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Haiti: Senator Benoit Open Letter to President Martelly on Electoral Crisis

August 13, 2012
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Haiti: Senator Benoit Open Letter to President Martelly on Electoral Crisis

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) – Senator Steven Benoit (Ouest/Alternative) wrote to President Michel Martelly a letter to suggest a way out of the electoral crisis facing Haiti since November 2011. Benoit changes his stance and proposes a provisional council to renew the Senate, which will then vote members to a Permanent Electoral Council to hold...
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Feeding Texas longhorns? Canada farmers cash in on U.S. drought

August 13, 2012
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Feeding Texas longhorns? Canada farmers cash in on U.S. drought

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) – After spring floods drowned his seeding plans two years straight, Canadian farmer Walter Finlay is harvesting what looks to be an average or slightly better crop of wheat and canola. Average will do just fine this year. The worst drought in a half century in the U.S. Midwest has scorched...
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Donor fatigue hampers Haiti’s recovery

August 13, 2012
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Donor fatigue hampers Haiti’s recovery

Published on Sunday August 12, 2012 Dieu Nalio Chery/AP Photo In this June 13, 2012 photo, a boy plays near a camp for people displaced by the 2010 earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. International donors pledged billions of dollars to help Haiti “build back better,” breaking its cycle of dependency. Yet 2 1/2 years later,...
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Le Cspj s’effrite et perd deux membres

August 13, 2012
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Le Cspj s’effrite et perd deux membres

11 Aout 2012 P-au-P, 11 août 2012 — La représentante des organisations de défense des droits humains au sein du Conseil supérieur du pouvoir judiciaire (Cspj), Me. Dilia Lemaire, annonce avoir envoyé sa lettre de démission aux organisations qui l’ont désignée, dans une interview à AlterPresse. « J’ai fait savoir ma position aux associations :...
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US corn price forecast to rise sharply

August 12, 2012
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US corn price forecast to rise sharply

There are widespread concerns about the impact of the dry weather in the US The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has slashed its forecasts for corn production and predicted sharp price rises, due to a drought and heatwave destroying much of the country’s crop. It now thinks that this year’s corn yield – the...
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Digicel starts Haiti fraud probe

August 12, 2012
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Digicel starts Haiti fraud probe

By Liam Collins and Tom Lyons Sunday August 12 2012 DIGICEL, the Caribbean and Pacific mobile phones group owned by businessman Denis O’Brien, has launched an investigation into a fraud in Haiti, one of its biggest markets. In response to a query, the company made a brief statement last night, saying: “Like all multinational...
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New Appointments to Presidential Adviser, Environment Minister and CFI-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

August 12, 2012
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New Appointments to Presidential Adviser, Environment Minister and CFI-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Friday, 10 August 2012 16:28 Written by The Office of the Prime Minister PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) – The Office of the Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe announced on Friday, new appointments in the ranks of Advisers to the President, the Ministry of Environment and Center for the Facilitation of Investments. One notable appointment is the...
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Haiti’s $500 question: Canada offers rent subsidy to Haiti’s homeless

August 12, 2012
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Haiti’s $500 question: Canada offers rent subsidy to Haiti’s homeless

Published on Saturday August 11, 2012 Catherine Porter/Toronto Star Luvica Pierre, 2, was born inside a tent in Port-au-Prince’s teeming Champs de Mars. Her family has since moved to this dark, two-room apartment in the bidonville of Fort National. By Catherine Porter Columnist PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI—Samuel Jean Bazile sits on a broken plastic chair by...
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TARA AUGUSTE KIDNAPPED IN PETION-VILLE FRIDAY EVENING

August 11, 2012
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TARA AUGUSTE KIDNAPPED IN PETION-VILLE FRIDAY EVENING

August 10, 2012 A young lady, Tara Auguste was kidnapped in Petion-Ville Friday, August 10. The last trace of her phone was in Correfour. Her car was found in Cite Soleir. There has been no call for ransom as her husband and family await news.
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NEPTUNE, ONE OF 3 MARTELLY RECOMMENDED FOR POLICE CHIEF, WAS INVOLVED WITH MURDER OF FIVE TEEN AGERS JULY 26, 1991 WHILE WORKING FOR ARISTIDE

August 11, 2012
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NEPTUNE, ONE OF 3 MARTELLY RECOMMENDED FOR POLICE CHIEF, WAS INVOLVED WITH MURDER OF FIVE TEEN AGERS JULY 26, 1991 WHILE WORKING FOR ARISTIDE

August 11, 2012 One is left wondering what the government uses for brains, at times like this! During the evening of July 26, 1991 Captain Neptune arrested 5 teenagers on Lalue. They were celebrating their graduation and had driven to the supermarket to buy some sodas. The supermarket was closed, when they arrived, and,...
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Powering Lights and Progress in Haiti

August 11, 2012
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Powering Lights and Progress in Haiti

Posted by Tate Watkins on August 9, 2012 at 8:00am View Blog Péligre Dam was completed in 1956 as part of a flood control and irrigation project along the Artibonite River. The dam began producing hydroelectric power in 1971. Photo by Arikia Millikan/Wired.com. Electric lighting first came to Haiti in 1896 when a steam factory...
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Report on the 5th Government Council Meeting in Aux Cayes

August 11, 2012
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Report on the 5th Government Council Meeting in Aux Cayes

Friday, 10 August 2012 12:54 PM Laurent Lamothe, 5th Government Council, Aux Cayes LES CAYES, Haiti (defend.ht) – 77,000 jobs could be created in the next six months in agriculture, transportation, waste management and construction was the highlight of discussions at the 5th Government Council meeting held in Les Cayes Wednesday. Other projects for...
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Drought Forces Reductions in U.S. Crop Forecasts

August 11, 2012
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Drought Forces Reductions in U.S. Crop Forecasts

By RON NIXON and ANNIE LOWREY Published: August 10, 2012 WASHINGTON — With the nation’s worst drought in a half-century continuing to decimate crops, the government on Friday slashed its estimate of the soybean yield, made only a month ago, to the lowest level since 2003 and its estimate of the corn yield to...
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Haiti: PM Condemns Reports Former Minister Pursued for Embezzlement 400MHTG

August 11, 2012
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Haiti: PM Condemns Reports Former Minister Pursued for Embezzlement 400MHTG

Friday, 10 August 2012 10:13 PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) – The Secretary General of the Prime Ministry denied and strongly condemned reports coming from some news agencies that PM Laurent Lamothe would be preparing to take action against the former Minister of the Interior, Thierry Mayard Paul, for embezzling 400 million HTG ($10 million )...
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President Martelly decides to select NEW PNH Chief

August 10, 2012
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President Martelly decides to select NEW PNH Chief

President Martelly decides to select new PNH Chief: Has directed Prime Minister Lamothe to prepare dossiers on possibles- Jacky Nau, Godson Orelus, and Cantave Neptune. Andresol’s time expires on August 18th
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CHILD KIDNAPPED FROM KENSCOFF ORPHANAGE FOR ADOPTION – KIDNAPPER ARRESTED AND CONFESSES, BUT IS RELEASED…. NOW INNOCENT PERSON IS LOCKED UP IN PETIONVILLE CASSERNE AND PRAYS FOR JUSTICE – A TRANSIENT THING IN MARTELLY’S HAITI.

August 10, 2012
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CHILD KIDNAPPED FROM KENSCOFF ORPHANAGE FOR ADOPTION – KIDNAPPER ARRESTED AND CONFESSES, BUT IS RELEASED…. NOW INNOCENT PERSON IS LOCKED UP IN PETIONVILLE CASSERNE AND PRAYS FOR JUSTICE – A TRANSIENT THING IN MARTELLY’S HAITI.

August 10, 2012. In an open letter, Sister Dona Bélizaire calls for understanding of such an injustice that she is the subject of. “Dear compatriots, I would be complicit by my silence if do not denouncing chronic abuses within the judiciary system  of my country. Ladies and gentlemen, the scale that represents justice has...
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WWO Soccer Tournament in Kenscoff, Haiti

August 9, 2012
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WWO Soccer Tournament in Kenscoff, Haiti

huffington post: As we stepped out of a red metal door onto the makeshift soccer field, the children were already drilling for the game. These seventy children — orphans from Les Amis de Jesus and Joie Timoun Yo (Joy for all Children) and children from the local community — had been working hard for...
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La porte de sortie pour Marlena Wesh et Moïse Joseph

August 9, 2012
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La porte de sortie pour Marlena Wesh et Moïse Joseph

Le Nouvelliste | Publié le : mardi 07 août 2012 Légupeterson Alexandre /petoo76@aim.com Moïse Joseph assommé pon élimination 1 La belle aventure de notre compatriote, Marlena Wesh, aux championnats d’athlétisme des Jeux Olympiquees de Londres 2012 a pris fin. Elle s’est fait éliminer en ½ finales des 400 mètres dames, samedi 4 août dernier, en prenant...
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Martelly glisse à froid sur des dossiers brûlants

August 9, 2012
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Martelly glisse à froid sur des dossiers brûlants

Le Nouvelliste | Publié le : mercredi 08 août 2012 Roberson Alphonse ralphonse@lenouvelliste.com Il y aura un Conseil électoral permanent au plus vite. C’est un « fait certain et définitif », selon Martelly. Sans heurter cette fois de manière frontale la susceptibilité des sages en guéguerre depuis un certain temps contre Dieuseul Simon Desras, le président...
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