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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Saudi, Norway gov’ts give tens of millions to Clinton

January 1, 2010
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Saudi, Norway gov’ts give tens of millions to Clinton

Jan 1, 12:02 PM (ET) By SHARON THEIMER WASHINGTON (AP) – Foreign countries including Saudi Arabia and Norway gave millions of dollars to former President Bill Clinton’s charity as Hillary Rodham Clinton served her first year as President Barack Obama’s secretary of state. A donor list released on New Year’s Day by the William...
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Haïti: La machine électorale toujours en marche

December 31, 2009
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Haïti: La machine électorale toujours en marche

National 30 Décembre 2009 Haïti: La machine électorale toujours en marche 4,3 millions d’électeurs inscrits sur la liste électorale auront à remplir leur devoir civique le 28 février 2010 lors des prochaines joutes. A cet effet, 10.000 bureaux de vote seront installés, a déclaré ce mercredi le porte-parole du Conseil électoral provisoire, Richardson Dumel,...
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Incendie Marché Hyppolite / L’état des marchés publics fait craindre d’autres tragédies

December 31, 2009
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Incendie Marché Hyppolite / L’état des marchés publics fait craindre d’autres tragédies

Une semaine après l’incendie d’une section du marché Hyppolite, les marchands victimes sont aux abois. Pour la plupart, ils ont tout perdu. Désormais, livrés à eux-mêmes, ils attendent la concrétisation des promesses des autorités en place.

L’incendie qui a ravagé, le lundi 21 décembre dernier, une partie du marché Hyppolite est encore dans tous les...
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Child slavery in Haiti no surprise

December 31, 2009
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Child slavery in Haiti no surprise

December 31, 2009 Re:Poor Haitian kids forced into slavery, Dec. 23 The reality of child slavery in Haiti cannot be separated from the economic and political priorities favoured by local elites, global institutions like the IMF and the World Bank and powerful countries such as the United States, Canada and France. There is a...
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Haïti: Viettel: possible acquéreur de la Téléco

December 30, 2009
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Haïti: Viettel: possible acquéreur de la Téléco

L’offre technique de la compagnie Viettel Corporation du Vietnam a été la seule retenue par le Comité d’Évaluation des Offres constitué par le CMEP dans le processus de modernisation de la Téléco aux dépens de DIGICEL et Voilà,disqualifiées. Côté financier, il y a un hic, les descendants de Ho Chi Minh ont proposé 59...
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Le troisième mariage de René Préval marque 200 ans d’omniprésence des « Latchamimis » au pouvoir.

December 26, 2009
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Le troisième mariage de René Préval marque 200 ans d’omniprésence des « Latchamimis » au pouvoir.

Par Leslie PERPIGNANT Introduction Le mariage du Président René Préval et d’Elisabeth Débrosse Delatour, le 6 décembre dernier, est un acte politique. Ce mariage a été l’objet de beaucoup de commentaires dans la presse haïtienne, mais il est triste de constater le caractère superficiel de la plupart de ces commentaires dont très peu sont...
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OAS shies away from Haitian elections

December 23, 2009
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OAS shies away from Haitian elections

Thursday, 17 December 2009 The Organisation of American States (OAS) has said that it will not be involved in the organisation or implementation of next year’s elections in Haiti, as has been the case in the past. An OAS statement said the hemispheric body will simply observe the development of the elections. It said...
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US lawmaker criticizes Haiti election exclusions

December 23, 2009
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By EVENS SANON and JONATHAN M. KATZ Associated Press 2009-12-24 06:56 AM U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters is criticizing a decision by Haiti’s electoral council to exclude more than a dozen political parties from next year’s legislative elections. In a letter sent Wednesday to President Rene Preval, she called on the president to ensure the...
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