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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Haiti to vaccinate 200,000 against cholera

July 28, 2014
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Haiti to vaccinate 200,000 against cholera

Jamaica Observer: PORT-OF-PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) – Haiti is set to vaccinate 200,000 people against cholera starting in August, with support from the Pan American Health Organization(PAHO)/World Health Organization. The campaign will be carried out in three areas chosen by Haiti’s Ministry of Public Health and Population because they are considered high-risk zones. “Vaccination is...
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The Rise of Delicious Haitian Chocolate

July 28, 2014
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The Rise of Delicious Haitian Chocolate

In Robillard, a tiny hamlet deep in the Haitian hinterland, Valmir Mamonvil is standing next to a would-be national hero: Maman Pye Cacao, which in Kreyòl means “mother cacao tree.” His father planted it 30 years ago, but for Mamonvil, the tree is more than a family heirloom. It could be his kids’ ticket...
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Laying the First Stone of the Sub-Police Station of Gris Gris

July 28, 2014
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Laying the First Stone of the Sub-Police Station of Gris Gris

Haiti Libre: After 2 year effort the authorities of the city of Côtes-de-fer with officials of the National Police of Haiti in the region, in order to provide this commune of a Sub-Police Station, earlier this week the high command of the PNH South East together with those responsible from the regional office Southeast...
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Funding to Boost Notre Dame Haiti Program

July 28, 2014
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Funding to Boost Notre Dame Haiti Program

July 27, 2014 News Release South Bend, Ind. – The Notre Dame Haiti Program at the University of Notre Dame has received a large, anonymous grant that will support the growth of its salt program, which produces clean, co-fortified salt, intended to eliminate lymphatic filariasis and combat iodine deficiency disorder. The $375,000 grant will...
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American Airlines next stop: Cap-Haïtien, Haiti

July 28, 2014
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American Airlines next stop: Cap-Haïtien, Haiti

American Airlines will become the first U.S. major carrier to offer daily, nonstop service to Cap-Haïtien, Haiti, the country’s second largest city By jacqueline charles jcharles@MiamiHerald.com Haiti’s historical mecca is expanding to the world. After a modified 757 transporting then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in October 2012 became the first large aircraft to...
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Trees May Prevent 670,000 Incidences Of Acute Respiratory Symptoms Annually

July 27, 2014
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Trees May Prevent 670,000 Incidences Of Acute Respiratory Symptoms Annually

By Rebekah Marcarelli r.marcarelli@hngn.com | Jul 26, 2014 10:33 PM EDT Trees save numerous lives every year by cleaning the air. (Photo : Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Archives) Trees are believed to save 870 lives a year and prevent 670,000 incidences of acute respiratory symptoms. The study, conducted by the United States Forest Service...
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UN Secretary General Fails to Come Clean on Haiti’s Cholera Cover Up by Stanley Lucas

July 27, 2014
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UN Secretary General Fails to Come Clean on Haiti’s Cholera Cover Up by Stanley Lucas

Earlier this week, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon traveled to Haiti giving hope to the Haitian people and officials that the UN would issue a long overdue apology for their role in introducing the cholera epidemic in Haiti in the immediate aftermath of the devastating 2010 earthquake that claimed 320,000 lives. After the usual...
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Living Conditions in Haiti’s Capital Improve, but Rural Communities Remain Very Poor

July 26, 2014
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Living Conditions in Haiti’s Capital Improve, but Rural Communities Remain Very Poor

World Bank Managing Director Sri Mulyani Indrawati: Rural poverty is often higher and more difficult to fight than poverty in urban areas. STORY HIGHLIGHTS Extreme poverty declined from 31 to 24% between 2000 and 2012 in Haiti. However, extreme poverty rates have stayed largely the same in rural areas for 12 years. Only 11%...
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ARISTIDE ACTIVISTS PLAN MAJOR VIOLENT OUTRAGE AT CARNIVAL TO DESTABILISE MARTELLY – LAMOTHE GOVERNMENT

July 26, 2014
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ARISTIDE ACTIVISTS PLAN MAJOR VIOLENT OUTRAGE AT CARNIVAL TO DESTABILISE MARTELLY – LAMOTHE GOVERNMENT

July 26, 2014 Over the past week members of the Aristide inner circle have been discussing the possibility of using this week’s Carnival as a focal point for the creation of chaos. Aristide has always depended upon chaos and instability to gain his goals and he requires some action that will change the course...
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D-2, official launch of the Carnival of Flowers 2014

July 26, 2014
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D-2, official launch of the Carnival of Flowers 2014

Haiti LIBRE: Typos are un-edited by Haitian-Truth- Thursday at the National Palace, President Michel Martelly, in the presence among others of Monique Rocourt, Minister of Culture, Stéphanie Balmir Villedrouin, the Minister of Tourism and Creative Industries, Joseph P.R. Duplan, the Mayor of Port-au-Prince, Gonzague Day, Departmental Delegate West, members of the Carnival Committee, designers...
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Cancer Organization Founder Arrested on Multiple Charges

July 26, 2014
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Cancer Organization Founder Arrested on Multiple Charges

Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 • Updated at 7:07 PM EDT Jacques Calixte has been the face of the Haitian American Association Against Cancer, but Thursday he was in a Miami-Dade County Court facing a litany of charges surrounding the organization that he founded. The charges range from grand theft to organized fraud and many...
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