Over 50 and tired of rejection, I moved to Haiti to volunteer-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

June 27, 2017
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Over 50 and tired of rejection, I moved to Haiti to volunteer-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

After hundreds of job applications, I decided to bring my skills elsewhere Mon, Jun 26, 2017, 14:00 Anne Heffernan in Haiti ‘The children come by foot, for many miles, on rocky, stony and often mucky surfaces with older children taking responsibility for younger ones, who give piggy-backs for speed or to cross the river.’...
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Several textile companies do not exclude leaving Haiti if- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

June 27, 2017
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Several textile companies do not exclude leaving Haiti if- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Haiti Libre: The numerous demonstrations and illegal strikes (not following the procedures of the Labor Code) of workers in the textile sector who demand a rise of more than 200% of the minimum wage (from 350 to 800 Gourdes per day) have paralyzed since mid-May most of the textile factories in Haiti, the losses...
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UN is breaking its promise to people of Haiti

June 25, 2017
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UN is breaking its promise to people of Haiti

CNN: Stephen Lewis is the former deputy executive director of UNICEF and the former Canadian ambassador to the United Nations. He co-directs AIDS-Free World, a global advocacy organization working to address the underlying causes of HIV and AIDS. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his own. (CNN)For years the United Nations denied bringing...
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5 Tiny Island Nations Helping Keep Venezuela’s Dictator in Power- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

June 24, 2017
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5 Tiny Island Nations Helping Keep Venezuela’s Dictator in Power- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

At a meeting of the Organization of American States (OAS) this week, international diplomats had the chance to send a clear message to Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro that his authoritarian rule must end. However, despite a proposal urging Maduro to scrap his plans to re-write the Venezuelan constitution receiving the support of 20 major countries,...
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The rectorate of UEH denies and calls for decency and moderation

June 24, 2017
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The rectorate of UEH denies and calls for decency and moderation

Haiti Libre: Following the incidents of 12 June at the Faculty of Ethnology, where a student was overthrown by a vehicle driven by Dean Yves Blot, the Rectorate of the State University of Haiti (UEH), is urgently calling for decency and restraint around the state of health of the victim John Rock Gourgueder Jean,...
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The U.N. owes Haiti relief from cholera epidemic it introduced- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

June 24, 2017
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The U.N. owes Haiti relief from cholera epidemic it introduced- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

BY ADOLFO PÉREZ ESQUIVEL, JODY WILLIAMS, SHIRIN EBADI, RIGOBERTA MENCHÚ TUM, AND BETTY WILLIAMS Seven years after its soldiers sparked the world’s worst cholera epidemic in Haiti, the United Nations is finally preparing to close its MINUSTAH peacekeeping mission there. As Nobel Peace laureates committed to the U.N.’s ideal of universal human rights, we...
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What does Derek Carr plan to do with the money from his massive new contract? ‘help a lot of people’

June 24, 2017
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What does Derek Carr plan to do with the money from his massive new contract? ‘help a lot of people’

Derek Carr is an all-around good guy and $125 million isn’t going to change that. The 26-year-old quarterback discussed his plans to use his newfound fortune to help others during the press conference Friday announcing his recent extension. “The exciting thing for me, money-wise, honestly, is this money is going to help a lot...
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Moïse promises 9 rice processing plants in Artibonite

June 24, 2017
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Moïse promises 9 rice processing plants in Artibonite

riday, President Jovenel Moïse, in the presence of Carmel André Belliard, the Minister of Agriculture, parliamentarians of the Artibonite, the departmental delegate, entrepreneurs and notables met at Pont Sondé, the owners and representatives of mills of the Artibonite. This meeting was to ascertain from the mill owners that the amount of rice production, likely...
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In visit to Haiti, Security Council delegation to reaffirm support for country’s stability and development

June 24, 2017
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In visit to Haiti, Security Council delegation to reaffirm support for country’s stability and development

The Permanent Representative of Bolivia to the United Nations Sacha Sergio Llorenty Soliz holds a joint press conference at the Haitian National Palace with the Haitian Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs Aviol Fleurant. Photo: UN Photo/ Logan Abassi ` 23 June 2017 – The United Nations Security Council on Thursday began a three-day visit...
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Hugo Plus, a new variety of maize seeds in Hait

June 24, 2017
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Hugo Plus, a new variety of maize seeds in Hait

On Thursday, a new variety of maize seed called “Hugo Plus” was introduced at the Bas Boën Rural Development Center (Latremblay 17, Route de Malpasse Ganthier). With the support of the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), the “Feed the Future Haiti Chanje Lavi Plant” project has launched the distribution of 30 metric...
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Brutal and degrading arrest of two rapists – Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

June 24, 2017
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Brutal and degrading arrest of two rapists – Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

The Commissioner of Petion-ville, Jean Christian Monélus confirmed the arrest early Thursday of 2 individuals wanted for 6 months, identified as Nickenson Remy, aka Sonson” and Jean Wisky Emile, aka “Anbilans” accused of having participated with 3 other accomplices in the gang rape of a 16-year-old minor in January 2017, the two individuals allegedly...
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Incident à la faculté d’Ethnologie, Yves Blot donne sa version des faits

June 24, 2017
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Incident à la faculté d’Ethnologie, Yves Blot donne sa version des faits

Le doyen de la Faculté d’ethnologie (FE), Jean Yves Blot, accompagné du professeur Jhon Picard Byron, a apporté lors d’une conférence de presse au local du rectorat de l’Université d’État d’Haïti (RUEH), ce jeudi, sa version de l’incident qui avait eu lieu dans l’enceinte de cette entité de l’UEH le lundi 12 juin dernier....
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Thousands of Haitian Workers Are on Strike Against Foreign-Owned Sweatshops- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

June 23, 2017
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Thousands of Haitian Workers Are on Strike Against Foreign-Owned Sweatshops- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Thousands of textile workers in Haiti have stopped work in factories and taken to the streets to demand of improved working conditions in the country’s maquiladora export industry. For more than three weeks, workers have mobilized to demand higher wages, an eight-hour workday and protections against increased quotas across the industrial centers of Port-au-Prince,...
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UN: Josette Sheeran to raise funds for Haiti cholera victims

June 22, 2017
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UN: Josette Sheeran to raise funds for Haiti cholera victims

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed Josette Sheeran who formerly led the U.N. World Food Program as his special envoy for Haiti with a mandate to raise money for a trust fund to help victims of a cholera outbreak that has afflicted over 800,000 people. Guterres announced Tuesday that Sheeran, who heads the Asia Society,...
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Haitian minors claim UN peacekeepers fathered their children

June 22, 2017
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Haitian minors claim UN peacekeepers fathered their children

For more than a decade, the United Nations has established a peacekeeping mission in the country, one of the longest-running in the world. In October, that will come to an end. Their presence has been controversial because U.N. peacekeepers face accusations of sexual abuse. Some of those claims come from teenagers who will bear...
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Haiti’s one-time fugitive Guy Philippe gets nine years in U.S. prison – Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

June 22, 2017
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Haiti’s one-time fugitive Guy Philippe gets nine years in U.S. prison – Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Guy Philippe, a former police commander who eluded capture in Haiti for more than a decade even as he won a seat in the Haitian Senate, was sentenced to nine years in prison in Miami federal court Wednesday for accepting bribes to protect cocaine smugglers who used the island to ship drugs to the...
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Former Haiti rebel gets 9 years in prison in US drug case

June 22, 2017
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Former Haiti rebel gets 9 years in prison in US drug case

FILE – In this Aug. 24, 2016 file photo, Guy Philippe laughs during an interview in Pestel, Haiti. Philippe, a former Haitian rebel leader and recently elected member of the Senate in the Caribbean country, was sentenced to nearly a decade in prison Wednesday, June 21, 2017, after accepting a plea deal that spared...
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The End of the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti

June 22, 2017
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The End of the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti

What It Means for the Country’s Future By Michael Deibert Under an ash gray sky threatening rain this past April, dozens of people in the Port-au-Prince neighborhood of Cité Soleil (Sun City) gathered across the street from the local police station to survey a flat patch of earth where goats normally graze. As surveyors...
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UN Security Council visits Haiti ahead of peacekeeper departure

June 22, 2017
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UN Security Council visits Haiti ahead of peacekeeper departure

UN Security Council visits Haiti ahead of peacekeeper departure Port-au-Prince (AFP) – The United Nations Security Council began a visit to Haiti on Thursday to assess the poorest country in the Americas three months before ending its 13-year peacekeeping mission there. The delegation will meet President Jovenel Moise as well as representatives of civil...
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Cliff Avril makes good on sack promise, builds homes and school in Haiti

June 21, 2017
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Cliff Avril makes good on sack promise, builds homes and school in Haiti

RENTON, Wash. — Defensive end Cliff Avril took a seat on the couch outside the Seattle Seahawks‘ locker room, started scrolling through his Instagram account and took a moment to reflect. “This is crazy,” Avril told ESPN.com. “I’ve been to a lot of places since the season ended.” Avril, 31, has been one of...
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