Haiti turns to Taiwan

April 22, 2014
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Haiti turns to Taiwan

Haiti’s President Michel Martelly TAIPEI, Taiwan (CMC) — Haitian President Michel Martelly arrived here yesterday for a four-day state visit. Martelly, accompanied by his wife, Sophia, met yesterday with his Taiwanese counterpart David YL Lin A and signed a technical assistance agreement to increase rice production in the French-speaking Caribbean Community country. Martelly’s 30-member...
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POT CALLS THE KETTLE BLACK –SENATE PRESIDENT DESRAS ATTACKS MARTELLY OVER ONA FIASCO – SAYS MARTELLY GOVERNMENT DOOMED IF NO ELECTIONS IN OCTOBER

April 21, 2014
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POT CALLS THE KETTLE BLACK  –SENATE PRESIDENT DESRAS  ATTACKS MARTELLY OVER ONA FIASCO – SAYS MARTELLY GOVERNMENT DOOMED IF NO ELECTIONS IN OCTOBER

April 21, 2014 Senate President Desras makes statement from Fermath home allegedly purchased with $330,000 bribe as he accuses Martelly government of illegal activity with regard to ONA. Seems as though government, short of cash, borrowed from ONA and public pension funds. BRH then tried to cover this by offering bonds on the local...
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Venezuela unrest: Fresh violence erupts in Caracas

April 21, 2014
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Venezuela unrest: Fresh violence erupts in Caracas

BBC NEWS Tear gas and water cannon were used to disperse the protesters Fresh violence has erupted in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, between police and opponents of President Nicolas Maduro. Masked protesters burned effigies of the president after a rally called “Resurrection of Democracy”. Police responded to petrol bombs in the Chacao district with...
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U.N. Struggles to Stem Haiti Cholera Epidemic

April 20, 2014
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U.N. Struggles to Stem Haiti Cholera Epidemic

By RANDAL C. ARCHIBOLD and SOMINI SENGUPTA A young Haitian fishing in the Latem River, known to be contaminated. The country is still struggling to stem a cholera epidemic. Ian Willms for The New York TimeCHAPOTEAU, Haiti — For three years, the United Nations has refused to address whether its peacekeepers brought a deadly...
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Haiti’s 128-room Royal Oasis Hotel Opens Nearly Three Years After Being Hammered by Disaster and with a Project Cost Growing from $19 Million to $35 Million-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

April 19, 2014
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Haiti’s 128-room Royal Oasis Hotel Opens Nearly Three Years After Being Hammered by Disaster and with a Project Cost Growing from $19 Million to $35 Million-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

By jacqueline charles, The Miami HeraldMcClatchy-Tribune Regional NewsDec. 14, 2012–PETIONVILLE — The long-awaited soiree in the middle of the week attracted an invitation-only crowd of 800, including foreign diplomats, local celebrities and Haiti’s well-heeled and politically connected — all of whom had been waiting years for the final reveal. As they munched on passed...
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Les agriculteurs du haut Artibonite s’alarment face à la secheresse-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

April 19, 2014
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Les agriculteurs du haut Artibonite s’alarment face à la secheresse-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Le Nouvelliste | Publié le : 16 avril 2014 Les autorités agricoles sont dans la ligne de mire des planteurs de la plaine des Gonaïves et de plusieurs autres communes du haut Artibonite. Selon les protestataires, ces responsables n’ont rien fait pour les aider à mener à bien leurs activités. Aux Gonaïves, l’agriculture se...
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Wendi C. Thomas: Symphony chair, doctor give gift of music to Haitian teen

April 19, 2014
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Wendi C. Thomas: Symphony chair, doctor give gift of music to Haitian teen

Dr. Susan Nelson, a volunteer physician with the West Tennessee Haiti Partnership, delivers a flute donated by Memphis Symphony Orchestra board chair Gayle Rose to Myrielle Julian, 15, outside Holy Trinity Cathedral in Port au Prince, Haiti. Myrielle’s father, Moliere Julian, asked Nelson if she could find a flute for his daughter, who recently...
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Haiti President Martelly to visit Taiwan next week

April 19, 2014
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Haiti President Martelly to visit Taiwan next week

2014/04/19 09:59:10 President Ma Ying-jeou chatted with President Michel Joseph Martelly during a visit to Haiti in August 2013. Taipei, April 19 (CNA) President of Haiti Michel Joseph Martelly is scheduled to arrive in Taiwan April 21 on a four-day state visit, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced Saturday. Martelly, who assumed office in...
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Audit Finds US Housing Aid Program in Haiti Falls Short -Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

April 19, 2014
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Audit Finds US Housing Aid Program in Haiti Falls Short -Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

PORT-AU-PRINCE — A post-earthquake housing program in Haiti funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has delivered only a quarter of the planned number of homes at nearly twice the budgeted cost, according to a government audit. The project was part of reconstruction efforts in Haiti, where a devastating earthquake in January...
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Growing Protests in Haiti: Thousands Demonstrate to Demand the Departure of President Martelly and MINUSTAH

April 18, 2014
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Growing Protests in Haiti: Thousands Demonstrate to Demand the Departure of President Martelly and MINUSTAH

By kim ives Thousands marched in the streets of Port-au-Prince on Apr. 15 to demand that President Michel Martelly step down. The day before, 50 protestors picketed outside the military headquarters of the 9,000-soldier occupation force, the United Nations Mission to Stabilize Haiti or MINUSTAH, demanding that the troops leave Haiti by the May...
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Can ‘upcycling’ give Haiti’s fashion industry a boost?

April 16, 2014
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Can ‘upcycling’ give Haiti’s fashion industry a boost?

Discarded clothing often ends up in Haiti, fueling a booming secondhand market. A new recycling trend could help the country’s hard-hit tailors and seamstresses Amy DuFault theguardian.com, Wednesday 16 April 2014 16.14 EDT Haitians waste little of available textiles, unlike major US cities. Photograph: Dieu Nalio Chery/AP As companies such as Eileen Fisher, H&M...
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ANDRE MICHEL MANAGES TO MANIPULATE HIS ARREST IN MIREBALAIS WHILE DRIVING A STOLEN CAR

April 16, 2014
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ANDRE MICHEL MANAGES TO MANIPULATE HIS ARREST IN MIREBALAIS WHILE DRIVING A STOLEN CAR

April 16, 2014 No, it isn’t April Fools’ Day but Andre Michel travelled to Mirebalais in company with some educational syndicalists – in a stolen car – hopeful that the PNH might notice this small character flaw and arrest him.  When nothing happened, Andre Michel managed to draw attention to the stolen car and...
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Haiti, Turkey Hold Talks in Port-au-Prince

April 16, 2014
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Haiti, Turkey Hold Talks in Port-au-Prince

Above: Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe By the Caribbean Journal staff Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu continued his trip to Hispaniola on Tuesday with a visit to Port-au-Prince. Davutoglu held talks with Haitian officials including Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe, new Foreign Minister Duly Brutus and Trade Minister Wilson...
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Coast Guard seizes $350 million of cocaine in the Caribbean

April 16, 2014
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Coast Guard seizes $350 million of cocaine in the Caribbean

The U.S. Coast Guard is showing off the fruits of a successful drug-seizing tour in Miami. Crew members aboard the USCGC Legare unloaded more than 3.5 tons of cocaine from the Caribbean on Tuesday afternoon. It was the culmination of the ship’s seven-week deployment patrolling Caribbean waters, reported CBS News correspondent Vicente Arenas. The...
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isite du premier ministre Laurent Lamothe chez Barbancourt en guise de support à la production local

April 16, 2014
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isite du premier ministre Laurent Lamothe chez Barbancourt en guise de support à la production local


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U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince Chikungunya Fever Health Alert

April 16, 2014
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U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince Chikungunya Fever Health Alert

U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince Health Message for U.S. Citizens April 16, 2014 Chikungunya Fever Health Alert The U.S. Embassy has received reports that chikungunya fever has been detected in the Dominican Republic; spread to Haiti is considered likely.  We are issuing this message to inform Americans about the disease and to provide tips on how...
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OAS Permanent Council Bids Farewell to the Permanent Representative of Haiti

April 16, 2014
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OAS Permanent Council Bids Farewell to the Permanent Representative of Haiti

OAS Permanent Council Bids Farewell to the Permanent Representative of Haiti April 9, 2014 Photo: OAS The Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) today bid farewell to the Ambassador of Haiti to the hemispheric Organization, Duly Brutus, who will leave the post after ten years to become Minister of Foreign Affairs...
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Visite d’encouragement et de félicitations à Tropic S.A

April 16, 2014
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Visite d’encouragement et de félicitations à Tropic S.A


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New taxis and Politour in Toussaint Louverture International Airport

April 16, 2014
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New taxis and Politour in Toussaint Louverture International Airport

Haiti Libre: Tuesday, two months after the launch of the accompanying program for the ssociations of Tourist Taxi drivers, theMinistry of Tourism has proceeded, to the symbolic delivery of keys and to the presentation of the first 15 vehicles to drivers guides. Recall that this program is a lending arrangement with a fund of...
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USDA Helps Haiti Measure Agricultural Production

April 16, 2014
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USDA Helps Haiti Measure Agricultural Production

Posted by Victoria Calderon, International Programs Office, National Agricultural Statistics Service, on April 15, 2014 at 11:00 AM Haitian farmer taking produce to the market. USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service helped Haiti produce that country’s first-ever Statistical Agricultural Production Report, to be released tomorrow. This post is part of the Science Tuesday feature series...
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