IT’S NOT OVER ‘TILL THE FAT LADY SINGS: Haiti to redo legislative elections in 25 constituencies – Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

August 22, 2015
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IT’S NOT OVER ‘TILL THE FAT LADY SINGS: Haiti to redo legislative elections in 25 constituencies – Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

August 20, 2015 In this Aug. 9, 2015 file photo, election officials count votes during parliamentary elections in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Dieu Nalio Chery AP By Jacqueline Charles PORT-AU-PRINCE Balloting in Haiti’s recent violent, chaotic legislative elections will be rerun in 25 constituencies nationwide, including in the Artibonite Valley where the vote for several seats...
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Puerto Rico, USVI prepare for weakening Hurricane Danny

August 22, 2015
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Puerto Rico, USVI prepare for weakening Hurricane Danny

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A weakening Hurricane Danny approached Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands on Saturday, but was expected to bring little relief to residents of the drought-stricken northern Caribbean. The Category 1 hurricane was located 600 miles (1,060 kilometers) east of the Leeward Islands late Saturday morning, with maximum...
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Refugees set up camp on the Haiti-Dominican border

August 22, 2015
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Refugees set up camp on the Haiti-Dominican border

The Haitian government is calling on its neighbour the Dominican Republic to delay plans for thousands of Haitians to be deported to the country as they try and make arrangements for their return. Along the border, many people have already decided to leave and are living in makeshift camps that experts fear could develop...
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FIFA presidential candidate defends Haiti donations

August 20, 2015
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FIFA presidential candidate defends Haiti donations

Dr Chung Mong-joon, one of the candidates for president of FIFA, is defending payments he made to Haiti, claiming them to be charitable donations following the 2010 earthquake that rocked the country, leaving more than 200,000 dead and even more homeless in the wake of its destruction. The presidential candidate is allegedly being investigated...
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The Embassy of Haiti in DR, finally delivered identification documents…

August 20, 2015
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The Embassy of Haiti in DR, finally delivered identification documents…

Monday, two months after the expiration of the National Plan for the Regularization of Foreigners, which expired on 17 June, hundreds of sugar cane workers and other of our compatriots part of a group convened of 1,390 people have finally received their birth certificates and extracts of State Civil Acts, after having registered several...
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Hurricane Danny strengthens slightly but poses no threat

August 20, 2015
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Hurricane Danny strengthens slightly but poses no threat

By Associated Press August 20 at 5:12 PM MIAMI — Hurricane Danny, the first hurricane of the Atlantic season, has strengthened a little more. Danny’s maximum sustained winds Thursday morning have increased to near 85 mph (120 kph) and additional strengthening is forecast during the next 24 hours but it will begin to weaken...
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FRIGHTENED CEP DELAYS REPORTING ELECTION RESULTS – HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO COUNT VOTES FOR 1% TURN OUT???

August 20, 2015
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FRIGHTENED CEP DELAYS REPORTING ELECTION RESULTS  – HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO COUNT VOTES FOR 1% TURN OUT???

August 20, 2015 Opont’s criminal CEP was supposed to announce the results of Haiti’s most recent electoral charade in which fewer than 1% – YES THAT IS ONE PERCENT – of the electorate voted. Opont planned to announce results that would show Martelly’s PHTK, VERITE and BOUCLIER parties, these  winning by something like 67%...
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Carifesta XII, the official program 19/08/2015 12:05:06

August 19, 2015
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Carifesta XII, the official program 19/08/2015 12:05:06

Haiti Libre: Tuesday to 4 days of the opening of Caribbean Festival of Arts (Carifesta XII), the largest cultural event in the Caribbean, with the participation of 22 countries from 21 to 30 August 2015, the organizing committee has unveiled the official program of activities, or nearly 150 events and performances, to be held...
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Cholera, Climate Change Fuel Haiti’s Humanitarian Crisis: UN

August 19, 2015
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Cholera, Climate Change Fuel Haiti’s Humanitarian Crisis: UN

File photo of United Nations flag. Port-au-Prince: Climate change, cholera and the return of thousands of emigrants from the neighboring Dominican Republican are fueling a humanitarian crisis in Haiti, the UN warned Tuesday. The impoverished Caribbean nation is facing a deluge of problems, pushing an already vulnerable population closer to the edge, said Enzo...
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Haiti triggers travel alert over medical and crime concerns

August 19, 2015
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Haiti triggers travel alert over medical and crime concerns

For travlers thinking about going to Haiti, the State Department warns about difficulties obtaining emergency medical care and a high rate of robberies. (Hector Retamal / AFP/Getty Images) By Catharine Hamm contact the reporter Travel Caribbean Ecuador Thailand U.S. Department of State World Bank Group John Key Haiti pops up on the U.S. State...
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In Haiti, Rand Paul’s patients are happy. A potential donor, less so.

August 19, 2015
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In Haiti, Rand Paul’s patients are happy. A potential donor, less so.

By David Weigel August 19 at 5:49 PM CAP HAITIEN, Haiti — Eighteen hours earlier, Maitre Rose’s world was black with useless, blurry flashes of light. She was 75, blinded since 70 by a dime-sized cataract, unable to make any more money as a seamstress. Then she learned about the free eye surgeries at...
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A DEATH SENTENCE FOR KETANT? AS ARISTIDE AND OTHERS, BETRAYED BY HIM, SEEK VENGENCE??

August 19, 2015
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A DEATH SENTENCE FOR KETANT? AS ARISTIDE AND OTHERS, BETRAYED BY HIM, SEEK VENGENCE??

browardpalmbeach.com It was supposed to be easy. Edouard Rene Joseph was a combat vet, Desert Storm, so he had trimmed the situation down to simple mission objectives: Get into the country, pick up the kids, leave the country. One day, tops. No big deal. “It’s not,” he would muse years later, “like you’re trying...
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Cocaine kingpin Jacques Ketant back in Haiti

August 19, 2015
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Cocaine kingpin Jacques Ketant back in Haiti

Cocaine kingpin Jacques Ketant back in Haiti By Jacqueline Charles and Jay Weaver jcharles@MiamiHerald.com Beaudouin “Jacques” Ketant, a convicted Haitian cocaine trafficker who accused former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide of turning a blind eye to the cocaine coming through what he called a “narco-state,” has been deported to Haiti. Ketant arrived in Port-au-Prince Tuesday along...
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Cholera, climate change fuel Haiti’s humanitarian crisis: UN – Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

August 19, 2015
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Cholera, climate change fuel Haiti’s humanitarian crisis: UN – Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

By Amelie Baron 10 hours ago Port-au-Prince (AFP) – Climate change, cholera and the return of thousands of emigrants from the neighboring Dominican Republican are fueling a humanitarian crisis in Haiti, the UN warned. The impoverished Caribbean nation is facing a deluge of problems, pushing an already vulnerable population closer to the edge, said...
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Telecom relaunches mobile money product in Haiti, where most people don’t have bank accounts

August 19, 2015
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Telecom relaunches mobile money product in Haiti, where most people don’t have bank accounts

AP News: PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — A mobile phone network provider has relaunched a money transfer system in Haiti designed to let people get easier access to cash through their cellphones. Digicel said Tuesday that its rebranded “Mon Cash” service offers promise in impoverished Haiti, a country where only about 16 percent of the people...
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College French Class Creates Custom Children’s Books To Fill Shelves Of Haiti School

August 18, 2015
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College French Class Creates Custom Children’s Books To Fill Shelves Of Haiti School

Cameron Keady Associate Editor, Good News, The Huffington Post Posted: 08/18/2015 08:16 AM EDT | Edited: 08/18/2015 08:17 AM EDT Never underestimate the power of storytelling. Students in a college French class have helped fill the empty shelves of an underprivileged Haiti school by writing and illustrating 90 custom books, USA Today reports. The...
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Haiti disqualifies 9 candidates for election violence, chaos-PHOTO GALLERY Showing many crimes

August 18, 2015
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Haiti disqualifies 9 candidates for election violence, chaos-PHOTO GALLERY Showing many crimes

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Electoral officials in Haiti have disqualified nine candidates for engaging in violence or inciting chaos during parliamentary elections. Voters in the Aug. 9 election were filling two-thirds of the 30-member Senate and the entire 119-member Chamber of Deputies. It’s not clear if those disqualified won. Results haven’t been announced. The...
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OPONT MAKES COSMETIC EFFORT IN FACE OF MASSIVE DISASTER. FEWER THAN 1% VOTED IN ELECTION FIASCO – DISQUALIFIES CANDIDATES FROM MANY PARTIES TO APPEAR BALANCED- ONLY SOLUTION – OPONT RESIGNATION – NEW CEP – RETURN OF EXCLUDED CANDIDATES – HOLD ALL ELECTIONS IN DECEMBER.

August 18, 2015
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OPONT MAKES COSMETIC EFFORT IN FACE OF MASSIVE DISASTER. FEWER THAN 1% VOTED IN ELECTION FIASCO – DISQUALIFIES  CANDIDATES FROM MANY PARTIES TO APPEAR BALANCED- ONLY SOLUTION – OPONT RESIGNATION – NEW CEP – RETURN OF EXCLUDED CANDIDATES – HOLD ALL ELECTIONS IN DECEMBER.

August 18, 2015 Here we are, one day before the CEP is scheduled to release the election results, from August 9. Those, inside the CEP, and observers of the electoral process, say that fewer than 1 % – yes, that is one percent – voted in the disastrous August 9th ballot. However, in line...
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Haitian Migrants Detained After Coming Ashore in Florida

August 18, 2015
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Haitian Migrants Detained After Coming Ashore in Florida

Map shows locations of Palm Beach, Florida and Haiti. Reuters August 17, 2015 5:50 PM MIAMI—A group of 32 people, mostly Haitian migrants, were detained early Monday about 12 miles (19 km) north of Palm Beach, Florida, after state law enforcement officials spotted a boat stolen in the Bahamas floating about two miles offshore....
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Putting the spotlight on children’s lives in Haiti

August 18, 2015
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Putting the spotlight on children’s lives in Haiti

11-year-old Djolanda sits outside her home. (c) UNICEF Haiti/2015/Walther http://blogs.unicef.org Jacmel, in Haiti’s South East and its surroundings are a picture of Caribbean beauty, with white beaches, azure-blue ocean, and dazzling sunshine. On the other hand and in the midst of this tropical treasure, children and their families struggle every single day to make...
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