Much of Haiti’s capital destroyed by earthquake-tremors still happening

January 13, 2010
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Much of Haiti’s capital destroyed by earthquake-tremors still happening

By Jonathan M. Katz The Associated Press Posted: 01/13/2010 01:00:00 AM MST The presidential palace in Port-au- Prince was reduced to ruins in the earthquake. (Lisandro Suero, AFP/Getty Images) PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The capital largely has been destroyed in the most powerful earthquake to hit the country in about 240 years. Associated Press journalists described...
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Haiti: Earthquake Situation Report #1 Fresh quakes in the early hours of the 13th

January 13, 2010
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Haiti: Earthquake Situation Report #1 Fresh quakes in the early hours of the 13th

This report was issued by the Office of the Coordination for Humanitarian Affairs in New York. The next report will be issued on or around 13 January 2010. I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES - A powerful earthquake of 7.0 magnitude (USGS) on the Richter Scale affected Haiti on 12 January, at 16.53hrs local time (GMT 21.53hrs)....
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Entire Hospital Collapses In 7.3 Magnitude Haiti Earthquake

January 12, 2010
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Entire Hospital Collapses In 7.3 Magnitude Haiti Earthquake

A very powerful earthquake, with a magnitude of 7.3, hit the country of Haiti on Tuesday. It has been reported that a hospital has collapsed and other buildings have been damaged. Casualties have not yet been reported. A tsunami watch was posted for Haiti and parts of Cuba, the Dominican Republic and the Bahamas....
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Viettel spends $59 million to buy Haiti’s Teleco

January 12, 2010
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Viettel spends $59 million to buy Haiti’s Teleco

06:38′ 12/01/2010 (GMT+7) This affair is scheduled to complete in April 2010, marking the overseas expansion of Viettel, after it arrived in Laos and Cambodia. VietNamNet Bridge – Viettel, one of the three largest mobile operators in Vietnam, has proposed to buy 70 percent of Teleco, a state-owned telecommunication company, in the Republic of...
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La communauté internationale rechigne à délier les cordons de la bourse !

January 11, 2010
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La communauté internationale rechigne à délier les cordons de la bourse !

Le Conseil électoral provisoire (CEP) s’impatiente de la lenteur de la communauté internationale à honorer ses promesses d’aide financière. Dans une interview au Matin ce week-end, le directeur général de l’organisme électoral, Pierre-Louis Opont, informe que si d’ici la fin de cette semaine, les bailleurs n’ont pas tenu leurs promesses, le CEP s’adressera au...
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The Western Union Company and Multi-Platinum Grammy-Award Winning Recording Artist Wyclef Jean Announce Strategic Alliance

January 11, 2010
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The Western Union Company and Multi-Platinum Grammy-Award Winning Recording Artist Wyclef Jean Announce Strategic Alliance

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Nov 09, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) — The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU), a leader in the money transfer segment of global payments, officially began its holiday season today by announcing a strategic alliance with multi-platinum Grammy-Award winning international recording artist Wyclef Jean to promote Western Union Money Transfer(R) and prepaid services to...
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Haitian extradited in French consul’s death

January 11, 2010
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Haitian extradited in French consul’s death

Associated Press 2010-01-09 05:50 AM Haitian gang leader Amaral Duclona has been extradited to France. Dominican anti-drug agency spokesman Roberto Lebron says Duclona left from the Dominican Republic aboard an Air France flight to Paris on Thursday night. Duclona was guarded by three French police officers. The 31-year-old Haitian is accused of killing French...
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Entreprises publiques : quoi faire finalement ?

January 11, 2010
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Entreprises publiques : quoi faire finalement ?

Les positions diffèrent grandement sur la privatisation des entreprises publiques haïtiennes. Pour certains, c’est le plus grand mal qui pourrait arriver au pays, tandis que, pour d’autres, c’est la seule solution. Avec l’offre d’acquisition de 70 % des actions des Télécommunications d’Haïti (Téléco) par la compagnie vietnamienne Viettel, le débat sur la privatisation des...
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Police: 3-year-old American abducted in Haiti

January 9, 2010
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Police: 3-year-old American abducted in Haiti

Associated Press January 9, 2010 2010-01-09 08:09 AM Authorities are searching for a 3-year-old U.S. citizen abducted last month from a church yard in Port-au-Prince. Police say Grady Mardy was taken while playing outside a Latter-day Saints church in the neighborhood of Carrefour on Dec. 6. Anti-kidnapping investigator Francois Dossous of the Haitian National...
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Comfort Inn plans Haiti hotel in tourism revival

January 9, 2010
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Comfort Inn plans Haiti hotel in tourism revival

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti Choice Hotels is opening the first chain hotels to serve Haiti in almost a decade. A spokesman for the Maryland-based company said Thursday that a Comfort Inn will open in the Caribbean coastal city of Jacmel this May. The 32-room motel will be owned by a New York-based group of Haitian-American investors....
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Haitian extradited in French consul’s death

January 9, 2010
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Haitian extradited in French consul’s death

Associated Press 2010-01-09 05:50 AM Haitian gang leader Amaral Duclona has been extradited to France. Dominican anti-drug agency spokesman Roberto Lebron says Duclona left from the Dominican Republic aboard an Air France flight to Paris on Thursday night. Duclona was guarded by three French police officers. The 31-year-old Haitian is accused of killing French...
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UN Rep: Haiti’s Future Depends on Smooth Elections

January 9, 2010
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UN Rep: Haiti’s Future Depends on Smooth Elections

January 7, 2010 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Filed at 7:16 p.m. ET PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti’s democratic and economic development hinge on a pair of legislative and presidential elections planned for this year, the top U.N. representative to the Caribbean nation said Thursday. In a year-opening speech, peacekeeping chief Hedi Annabi said Haiti’s...
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59 MILLIONS DE DOLLARS POUR LA PRIVATISATION DE LA TELECO.

January 9, 2010
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59 MILLIONS DE DOLLARS POUR LA PRIVATISATION DE LA TELECO.

NTS NEWS – NEW YORK DAYBOOK JANUARY 8, 2010 Le Conseil de modernisation des entreprises publiques (CEMEP) a annoncé mercredi que dans le cadre du processus de privatisation de la TELECO, l’opérateur téléphonique vietnamien Vietel Corporation a remporté l’appel d’offres de la Banque Centrale visant à céder 60% des actions de la compagnie téléphonique...
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PREVAL POCKETS $10,000,000 IN TELECO DEAL

January 8, 2010
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PREVAL POCKETS $10,000,000 IN TELECO DEAL

According to the Haiti Press Network, Vietnam’s Viettel Corporation has submitted the sole qualifying bid for 70% of the equity of the state-run telco Telecommunications d’Haiti (Teleco). Viettel has offered USD59 million for the stake. Bids from Central Bank of Haiti and from two Haitian GSM operators – Digicel Haiti and Comcel – were...
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ALL OF THE POO ISN’T IN HAITIAN POLITICS!! Group seeks answers to Haiti’s woes in its toilets

January 5, 2010
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ALL OF THE POO ISN’T IN HAITIAN POLITICS!!  Group seeks answers to Haiti’s woes in its toilets

By Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN STORY HIGHLIGHTS · SOIL facilitates the construction of toilets that compost human waste to be used as fertilizer · Only 30 percent of Haitians have access to clean drinking water, proper sanitation, UNICEF says · Sarah Brownell spurred to help more after friend’s son died of “preventable” illness ·...
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Haiti: UN helps in preparations for legislative elections

January 5, 2010
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Haiti: UN helps in preparations for legislative elections

5 January 2010 –The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) is helping the impoverished Caribbean country prepare for upcoming legislative elections, providing secondary support in logistics, security and raising public awareness while leaving the primary organizing role to the national authorities. “It is the responsibility of the Haitian authorities to organize good elections,”...
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OAS OBSERVER STUNNED BY PREVAL’S CONCEPT OF FREE ELECTION

January 2, 2010
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OAS OBSERVER STUNNED BY PREVAL’S CONCEPT OF FREE ELECTION

Foreign observer reads Preval’s plan for a fair election, utilizing a CEP that includes his ex-mistress. The observer was seen to falter, then slide to the floor. Emergency crews were called to revive him. He was heard to murmur over and over…”I can’t believe this is true!, I can’t believe this is true!…I can’t...
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World’s largest cruise ship

January 2, 2010
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World’s largest cruise ship

By Nelson A. King Published: Saturday, January 2, 2010 5:58 PM EST The world’s largest cruise ship has made Haiti, its first port of call. Officials said Royal Caribbean’s 16-deck, 225,000-ton Oasis of the Seas steamed back to Miami last Friday from the company’s private port in Labadee, northern Haiti, on its maiden voyage....
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Haitian President Marks Independence With Pledge of Fair Elections

January 2, 2010
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Haitian President Marks Independence With Pledge of Fair Elections

VOA News 01 January 2010 Haitian President Rene Preval says the Caribbean country’s upcoming legislative elections will be fair. President Preval made the pledge Friday in the city of Gonaives in a speech marking Haiti’s Independence Day. The first round of voting is scheduled for February 28. Haiti’s electoral council has banned the political...
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Don’t honor tainted election

January 2, 2010
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Don’t honor tainted election

BY BRIAN CONCANNON JR. and IRA KURZBAN ira@kkwtlaw.com Late last month, Haiti’s government took the undemocratic and dangerous step of excluding 15 political parties, including Haiti’s most popular party, Fanmi Lavalas, from parliamentary elections scheduled for February and March 2010. The decision threatens not only Haiti’s democracy and stability, but billions in foreign investments...
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