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Haiti-Based Sunrise Airways Spreads Its Wings To Orlando
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Haiti-Based Sunrise Airways Spreads Its Wings To Orlando

On April 11, Haiti-based Sunrise Airways announced its intent to launch new nonstop service between Port-au-Prince, Haiti and Orlando, Florida beginning in October 2017. The new 3x’s weekly service marks the carrier’s first-ever flights to/from the U.S. and the first-ever nonstop service connecting Orlando and Haiti. “For us, as an airline, and more importantly for…

Celebrities and Environmentalists Make an Impact in Haiti
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Celebrities and Environmentalists Make an Impact in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI- Environmental advocate and lawyer, Heather Leibowitz, joined the Jack Brewer Foundation (“JBF”) and a delegation of nearly 100 Global Ambassadors who traveled to Haiti this week with the aim to better the lives of Haiti’s citizens and educate others. Partnering with various philanthropic organizations and public figures, the foundation prioritized various humanitarian issues,…

Chargé d’Affaires of the United States Embassy Visits Haiti
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Chargé d’Affaires of the United States Embassy Visits Haiti

On April 6, the Chargé d’Affaires of the United States embassy in Haiti, Brian Shukan, visited the south of Haiti to assess how United States Agency for International Development Government Agency (USAID) could support Hurricane Mathew response and recovery missions in Haiti. The United States was the largest emergency relief donor following the passage of Hurricane Matthew six…

Bus Runs Over At Least 34 People In Northern Haiti
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Bus Runs Over At Least 34 People In Northern Haiti

At least 34 people have been killed and 17 injured when a bus ploughed into a crowd outside the northern Haitian city of Gonaives. Marie-Alta Jean Baptiste, head of Haiti’s civil protection office, told AFP news agency on Sunday that first the bus ran over two pedestrians, killing one and injuring the other. Then the…

Former Haitian President Rene Preval Dies At 74
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Former Haitian President Rene Preval Dies At 74

PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) – Former Haitian president Rene Preval has died, the government of the Caribbean nation said on Friday. Preval, 74, was the first democratically elected modern-day leader of Haiti to serve his full term. In 2012, during his second term as president, Haiti was struck by a devastating earthquake. Current President Jovenel Moise said…

U.S. Embassy Holds Visa Info Session In Tabarre, Haiti
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U.S. Embassy Holds Visa Info Session In Tabarre, Haiti

On Feb. 24,  the United States Embassy’s Consular section held an informational session for 20 internet café owners and employees at the U.S. Embassy. The goal of the event was to better explain the visa application process, make applying for visas easier for all involved, and ensure that applications are as well-prepared as possible. Like…

UN Troops to Depart Haiti But Are Haitians Ready
Haiti, Warped Lens

UN Troops to Depart Haiti But Are Haitians Ready

By Garry Pierre-Pierre

I do believe that MINUSTAH should go, and should do so soon. But having said that I remain skeptical that once these blue-helmeted soldiers are out whether or not our institutions are ready to play their role in a democratic society. Can the police handle a protest of 10,000 or more? Can the judiciary uphold the constitution? Can the political parties behave responsibly? Can Haiti feed itself and care of the desperate needs of its people.

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