Haitian President Jovenel Moise, and his wife Martine Moise pay a visit to the Iron Market, Tuesday, February 13, 2018, following a devastating fire which destroyed half of the Iron Market. The Iron Market was rebuilt following the devastating 2010 earthquake, and was financed by Denis O'Brien, chairman of Digicel Group, one of the largest privately owned telecommunications companies in the world. Photo by Patrice Dougé for the Haitian Times.

Haiti president calls for investigation into Iron Market fire

On Tuesday afternoon, President Jovenel Moise called for an investigation into the fire that destroyed the historic Iron Market. Moise visited the market where he addressed vendors who lost their merchandise in the fire and promised a commission to help those impacted by the fire. READ MORE

Timberland is helping rebuild Haiti’s cotton industry

Haiti hasn’t grown cotton in decades. Its once-abundant industry collapsed in the 1970s due to government corruption, economic mismanagement, and U.S. embargoes. But now, thanks to a project involving thousands of smallholder farmers, apparel brands like Timberland, and a blockchain network, it could be set for a comeback. READ MORE

El Salvador urges Haiti and Honduras to accept new TPS initiative

El Salvador is looking to Haiti and Honduras to help develop a position to convince the United States Congress on the need to approve a means of permanent residence for all people currently benefiting from Temporary Protection Status (TPS). READ MORE

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