Haiti: October 26, 2014 elections, all but cancelled-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

August 3, 2014
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Haiti: October 26, 2014 elections, all but cancelled-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Electoral Council President Max Mathurin in his office Sentinel.HT May 23, 2014 Brooklyn, New York, USA Without an electoral council or supporting law, in May, Haitian President Michel Martelly (pictured) issued an executive order setting conditions and date for elections on October 26, 2014. Martelly is widely accused of creating conditions not conducive...
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A Creole Solution for Haiti’s Woes

August 2, 2014
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A Creole Solution for Haiti’s Woes

NY Times Opinion By MICHEL DeGRAFF and MOLLY RUGGLES CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — IN a classroom in Port-au-Prince, Chantou, 9, sits silently at her desk. Nervously watching the teacher, she hopes to be invisible. Like most of her 60 classmates, she understands little of the French from the lecture. But if her memorized lesson is...
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Killers of Harvard worker in Haiti may be targeting Americans-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

August 2, 2014
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Killers of Harvard worker in Haiti may be targeting Americans-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Boston Globe.com A Harvard University health worker slain in Haiti last week shortly after landing at the capital city’s airport may have been the latest victim in a string of violent robberies targeting American travelers, authorities said. Haitian leaders announced Friday that a coterie of police and government agencies, under the direction of the...
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The Senator Desras transmits messages to the French Senate President…

August 2, 2014
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The Senator Desras transmits messages to the French Senate President…

HaitiLibre: 01/08/2014 10:26:33 On official visit to Haiti since Tuesday, Jean-Pierre Bel, President of the French Senate, visited Thursday the Senate. Senator Desras, President of the Senate of the National Assembly, after a private meeting with his French counterpart, has issued a speech tinged of opposition by launching a few critical “diplomatic” against the...
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Haiti and Trinidad Sign Accord for Energy Cooperation

August 2, 2014
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Haiti and Trinidad Sign Accord for Energy Cooperation

Source: caribbeannewsnow.com PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — A memorandum of understanding (MOU) on energy cooperation between Trinidad and Tobago and Haiti was signed on Monday in Port of Spain. The MOU, as outlined by the ministry of energy and energy affairs director of legal, Indra Ramkisson, provides for cooperative initiatives in energy, energy security...
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Bahamas denies stateless people from Haiti residing in the country

August 1, 2014
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Bahamas denies stateless people from Haiti residing in the country

NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) – The Bahamas government has denied reports that there are stateless people of Haitian descent in the country. Foreign Affairs and Immigration Minister Fred Mitchell said the Perry Christie government was aware of media reports attributed to the Haitian President Michel Martelly on the matter. Martelly paid a one-day visit to...
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Tempête Tropicale Bertha / Tropical Storm Bertha

August 1, 2014
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Tempête Tropicale Bertha / Tropical Storm Bertha

Message destiné aux canadiens en Haïti ” Dernier Bulletin du Centre National de Météorologie en date du 31 juillet 2014 : Un centre de basse pression bien organisé est localisé à environ 1046 km au Sud-est des petites Antilles ce matin  et suit une trajectoire Ouest-Nord-Ouest. Il ya une  forte probabilité pour que ce...
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Harvard health aide killed in visit to Haiti-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

July 31, 2014
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Harvard health aide killed in visit to Haiti-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

By Faiz Siddiqui | Globe Correspondent   July 31, 2014 A Harvard University health worker was killed last week as she was just starting a visit to her native Haiti, friends and colleagues said Wednesday. A US State Department spokesman confirmed the death of Myriam SaintGermain but was unable to provide details. Friends and relatives...
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Btc Eyes Haiti Mobile Market

July 31, 2014
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Btc Eyes Haiti Mobile Market

By NATARIO McKENZIE #Tribune Business Reporter #nmckenzie@tribunemedia.net #The Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) is still aiming to enter Haiti’s cellular market, its chief executive confirmed yesterday, arguing that the carrier would effectively be “dead in the water” if it did not expand outside this jurisdiction. #Speaking at a private sector luncheon to host Haitian president...
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Vers le renforcement de la coopération entre Haïti et les Bahamas

July 31, 2014
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Vers le renforcement de la coopération entre Haïti et les Bahamas

Vers le renforcement de la coopération entre Haïti et les Bahamas Le président Martelly, a rencontré le mardi, à Nassau, le premier ministre des Bahamas, Perry Christie, dans le cadre d’une visite officielle en vue de raffermir les relations entre les deux pays. Le chef de l’Etat a plaidé en faveur d’une meilleure compréhension...
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Deals Signed To Tackle Haiti Migration

July 30, 2014
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Deals Signed To Tackle Haiti Migration

Prime Minister Perry Christie pictured with Haitian president Michel Martelly yesterday. Photo: Peter Ramsay/BIS As of Wednesday, July 30, 2014 #By AVA TURNQUEST #Tribune Staff Reporter #aturnquest@tribunemedia.net #GOVERNMENT leaders yesterday declared historic progress on combatting irregular migration with the signing of three agreements with the Republic of Haiti. #Prime Minister Perry Christie and Haitian...
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Haiti surfers aim to turn tourism tide

July 30, 2014
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Haiti surfers aim to turn tourism tide

Young surfers launch initiative to attract tourists to impoverished country’s pristine beaches. Haiti, a country known for having one of the highest poverty rates in the world, is still struggling to recover from a massive earthquake in 2010 that killed more than 100,000 people, destroyed much of the Carribean country and sparked a deadly...
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Nasty chikungunya virus gaining traction in U.S.

July 30, 2014
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Nasty chikungunya virus gaining traction in U.S.

At least 20 New Jersey residents have tested positive for chikungunya, a mosquito-borne virus that has spread through the Caribbean. (July 30) AP (Photo: James Gathany, CDC) Chikungunya, a mosquito-borne virus that has swept through the Caribbean in recent months, is making gains in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
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A Helping of Raspberry Pi (and Other News)

July 30, 2014
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A Helping of Raspberry Pi (and Other News)

Image: Jared Smith / CC BY-SA The Raspberry Pi is a tiny, easy-to-use, and incredibly low-cost computer. Nonprofits, schools, and libraries are using them to teach (and learn!) computer programming, electronics, hardware skills, and more. See what the Raspberry Pi buzz is all about. Can’t keep up with all the latest tech news? We’ve...
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TIME FOR A CHANGE OF SOCKS – MINISTER OF EDUCATION MANIGAT MUST GO!!

July 30, 2014
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TIME FOR A CHANGE OF SOCKS – MINISTER OF EDUCATION MANIGAT MUST GO!!

July 30, 2014 President Martelly promised a free education – for all children in Haiti. He really means this but some, close to him, work to make this an impossibility. Greed is good! The loss of Vanneur Pierre, as Minister of Education, was a loss to the children of Haiti. His replacement, by N....
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CARNAVAL DES FLEURS 2014 – SPONSORED BY HAITIAN BUSINESS COMMUNITY- A HUGE SUCCESS

July 29, 2014
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CARNAVAL DES FLEURS 2014 – SPONSORED BY HAITIAN BUSINESS COMMUNITY-  A HUGE SUCCESS

July 29, 2014 The Carnival des Fleurs has seen a three day success as hundreds of thousands packed downtown Port-au-Prince for the festivities. Aristide had planned to disrupt this event with a team of agitators, creating an event that could have swept the scene with panic.  Foreknowledge of Aristide’s plan effectively defused what could...
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‘Milestone’ for child malaria vaccine

July 29, 2014
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‘Milestone’ for child malaria vaccine

By Smitha Mundasad Health reporter, BBC News Making malaria vaccine available for routine use will be a major milestone, researchers say Experts say the world’s first malaria vaccine could be approved for use in 2015. Reporting in PLOS Medicine, researchers found that for every 1,000 children who received the vaccine, an average of 800...
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Inauguration of 7 new schools Digicel in 3 weeks

July 28, 2014
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Inauguration of 7 new schools Digicel in 3 weeks

Haiti Libre: Resolutely focused towards its commitment to build 150 schools in Haiti by September 2014, the Digicel Haiti Foundation is accelerating its efforts to get there. Digicel Foundation has announced that, in three weeks, it has opened 7 new schools in the department of the Center, the North and the North-east. With the...
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Democracy Lab Why Haiti Needs a National Dialogue

July 28, 2014
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Democracy Lab Why Haiti Needs a National Dialogue

Four years after a devastating earthquake, Haiti remains a mess. It’s time to bring Haitians from all walks of life into a national conversation about the country’s future. BY Clare Lockhart , Johanna Mendelson Forman JULY 28, 2014 Note: This article is an abridged version of a longer report, “Escaping the Crisis Trap: New...
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Leadership lessons in Haiti

July 28, 2014
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Leadership lessons in Haiti

Emma Boyd: ©Franck RimpelIn search of positive change: Deborah Ancona (left), Laurent Lamothe and Michel DeGraff The poverty-stricken Caribbean country of Haiti faces intense challenges. A World Bank report in 2014 states that Haiti remains the poorest country in the Americas and one of the poorest in the world. Its problems were exacerbated by...
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