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Barbados hosts ICT training programme

March 31, 2015
Barbados hosts ICT training programme BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) in collaboration with the Organization of American States (OAS) partnered with the Information and Communication Technology (CTIC) for the implementation of a training programme for ICT advisors.

Agribusiness and handicraft firms in Haiti and Dominican Republic awarded 700,000 euros

March 30, 2015
Agribusiness and handicraft firms in Haiti and Dominican Republic awarded 700,000 euros BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) has awarded €700,000 to 31 firms and business support organizations (BSOs) in Haiti and the Dominican Republic via the Binational Grants Programme, as part of the Haiti/Dominican Republic...

Haiti tourism re-positioned at ITB Berlin

March 28, 2015
Haiti tourism re-positioned at ITB Berlin BERLIN, Germany -- Haiti’s tourism product has been re-positioned to international tourism service providers at ITB Berlin 2015. A delegation from Haiti’s ministry of tourism and creative industries led by Minister Stephanie Villedrouin participated at ITB Berlin 2015, one of the world’s largest...

Commentary: Singapore has lost a loving and effective founding father

March 28, 2015
Commentary: Singapore has lost a loving and effective founding father It is very rare that a founding father could have lived long enough to document the realizations of his struggle to bring his people not only to statehood but also to the actualization of well-being for the majority of the population of his country. In a world where national heroes are often assassinated...

Expedia reports major developments for Haiti

March 27, 2015
Expedia reports major developments for Haiti PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- The Expedia group, one of the world's largest online travel companies, has reported significant expansion in the Haiti market in 2014, including increased travel demand, hotel partner acquisitions and a surge in mobile and package bookings for the burgeoning destination.

Commentary: An unprecedented catastrophe is looming on the horizon in Haiti

March 25, 2015
Commentary: An unprecedented catastrophe is looming on the horizon in Haiti We are preparing for CARIFESTA! We are preparing for the elections! We are preparing for the Flower Carnival! We are preparing for the Copa de Oro! But how many of us Haitians see these dark, heavy and violent clouds accumulated along the east of the island and which are threatening us...

Secretary general pledges continued OAS support on conclusion of visit to Haiti

March 24, 2015
Secretary general pledges continued OAS support on conclusion of visit to Haiti PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti -- The secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, on Monday concluded a visit to Haiti, during which he met with the country’s President Michel Martelly, and Prime Minister Evans Paul, to discuss the challenge facing the government.

Continued US concern over Bahamas aviation sector, drug activity

March 23, 2015
Continued US concern over Bahamas aviation sector, drug activity NASSAU, Bahamas -- The US State Department says Haitian and Haitian-Bahamian drug trafficking organizations continue to play a major role in movement of cocaine and those organizations are “increasingly networked between Haiti and the significant Haitian diaspora in The Bahamas”.

Human rights allegations against Bahamas denounced as 'false, baseless and malicious'

March 21, 2015
Human rights allegations against Bahamas denounced as 'false, baseless and malicious' WASHINGTON, USA -- Denouncing allegations made against The Bahamas by the Grand Bahama Human Rights Association (GBHRA) as ”false, baseless and malicious,” minister of state for legal affairs Damian Gomez told members of the Infer-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) on Friday...

Commentary: The significance of Selma in the grand march from Vertieres

March 21, 2015
Commentary: The significance of Selma in the grand march from Vertieres On Saturday, March 7, 2015, the United States united as one celebrated the 50th anniversary of the March from Selma to Montgomery passing through the Edmond Pettus Bridge, where on a bloody Sunday of March 7, 1965, some 600 marchers were met with clubs and tear gas by the state police.

Haiti making 'measurable gains' towards 2015 elections

March 20, 2015
Haiti making 'measurable gains' towards 2015 elections NEW YORK, USA -- The government of Haiti has made progress towards the holding of elections critical for the country’s stability and development, the top United Nations official in the Caribbean nation told the Security Council on Wednesday. Presenting the secretary-general’s report...

Haiti worries about election security as UN plans to withdraw from six regions

March 18, 2015
Haiti worries about election security as UN plans to withdraw from six regions PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (HCNN) -- Haitian government and election authorities on Monday expressed concern about the security of the upcoming elections as UN peacekeepers plan to pull out of six of the Caribbean country's ten regions as part of a withdrawal plan voted over the past couple of years.

Haitian president calls on population to participate in upcoming election

March 17, 2015
Haitian president calls on population to participate in upcoming election PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (HCNN) - The General Secretariat of the Haitian presidency announced on Sunday that President Michel Martelly called on the population to participate in the upcoming election, through an executive order dated March 13, endorsing the electoral timetable.

Clintons in spotlight over Haiti gold mining deal

March 16, 2015
Clintons in spotlight over Haiti gold mining deal PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti -- A new book, which goes on sale May 5, reveals that Tony Rodham, brother of former US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, sat on the board of a company that landed a sweetheart gold mining deal in Haiti after Bill and Hillary Clinton directed millions...

UN mission welcomes proposed calendar for 2015 elections in Haiti

March 16, 2015
UN mission welcomes proposed calendar for 2015 elections in Haiti NEW YORK, usa -- The United Nations mission in Haiti on Friday welcomed the formal proposal of a calendar for elections that have been delayed since 2011 and are scheduled to take place this year and looked forward to its prompt publication. The mission, known as MINUSTAH...

UN and Haitian partners appeal for aid to reduce vulnerability, build resilience

March 14, 2015
UN and Haitian partners appeal for aid to reduce vulnerability, build resilience PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti -- The United Nations, the Haitian government and its partners have launched a $401 million appeal to reduce extreme vulnerability, while building resilience on the small Caribbean nation. The Transitional Appeal, which covers 2015 and 2016 and is known as TAP...

Commentary: May their souls and their bones rot in hell for eternity!

March 14, 2015
Commentary: May their souls and their bones rot in hell for eternity! Haiti’s age of innocence has been broken by an invisible hand, a group of maroons have been attacking religious institutions, in particular the good nuns of the Catholic Church, pillaging their domains, raping some and sending some to hospital. In total, some 29 institutions have been recently...

Anti-government movement loses momentum in Haiti

March 12, 2015
Anti-government movement loses momentum in Haiti PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (HCNN) -- A movement initiated by radical opposition parties and other groups to demand the early resignation of Haiti's President Michel Martelly as a prerequisite for their participation in the next election, seems to have been losing momentum over the past weeks.

Commentary: Time for cool heads on both sides of the Haitian-Dominican fence

March 7, 2015
Commentary: Time for cool heads on both sides of the Haitian-Dominican fence I have personally experienced the anti-Haitian hysteria in Dominican Republic. I was there recently at the University of Santo Domingo as part of a group to present a lecture on Haiti’s founding founder, Jean Jacques Dessalines, for the Haitian-Dominican Diaspora. We were prevented from speaking by...

Haiti takes decisive step toward holding elections with new decree

March 6, 2015
Haiti takes decisive step toward holding elections with new decree PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (HCNN) -- Haitian Prime Minister Evans Paul has handed over to the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) a decree governing the organization of presidential, legislative and local elections, marking a decisive step toward the holding of the balloting this year.

Former Aristide security chief and key witness assassinated in Haiti

March 4, 2015
Former Aristide security chief and key witness assassinated in Haiti PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (HCNN) -- Oriel Jean, the former security chief of ex-president Jean-Bertrand Aristide and a key witness in murder allegations against him, was assassinated in Haiti on Monday afternoon. Jean had constantly been the subject of death threats.

Commentary: Respect and homage to all who perished on the battlefield during the American occupation of Haiti from 1915 to 1934

March 3, 2015
Commentary: Respect and homage to all who perished on the battlefield during the American occupation of Haiti from 1915 to 1934 Finally I am in Mont Organisé, a small mountainous village located in the northeast of Haiti! It has been over 20 years since I met in Queens (New York) two kind ladies of Mont Organisé. For them, Mont Organisé is a paradise on earth. The weather is fabulous at any time of the year and there is lush vegetation.

Haiti government condemns assault against Dominican Republic consulate by protesters

February 28, 2015
Haiti government condemns assault against Dominican Republic consulate by protesters PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (HCNN) -- The Haitian government condemned on Thursday the violation and attack perpetrated against the Dominican Republic consulate and the Dominican flag the previous day by demonstrators who marched to denounce atrocities committed against Haitians.

Haiti withdraws as host of the OAS general assembly

February 28, 2015
Haiti withdraws as host of the OAS general assembly WASHINGTON, USA -- Haiti’s foreign minister, Duly Brutus, in a letter sent to the secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, has withdrawn its offer to host the 45th General Assembly of the OAS due to “financial and logistical constraints”.

Commentary: A new Marriott with a Haitian touch opens in Port au Prince

February 28, 2015
Commentary: A new Marriott with a Haitian touch opens in Port au Prince I, along with a group of media workers, was invited by the Clinton Foundation to a two-day tour trekking with President Bill Clinton, visiting some sites that were unfamiliar to most of the seasoned Haitian journalists. First, it was a community named Coupe Gorge in the rural village of Sarazin.

New Marriott hotel opens in Haiti

February 26, 2015
New Marriott hotel opens in Haiti PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- The new Marriott Port-au-Prince Hotel on Wednesday checked in its first guests. Among the 200 new Haitian hotel workers who welcomed them were young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, and Haitian-Americans who want to share their hospitality skills.

Haiti buries 17 killed in Carnival parade accident

February 23, 2015
Haiti buries 17 killed in Carnival parade accident PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (HCNN) -- Haiti's highest authorities attended on Saturday the official funeral of the 17 revelers killed following an electrical accident on the carnival parade road earlier last week, prompting the Caribbean country's government to end prematurely the three-day yearly event.

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