Jovenel Moise Meets With US Agency to Discuss Investment and Job Creation in Haiti
President Jovenel Moise met with representatives from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) to discuss opportunities for investment and support fo the private sector to spur job creation in Haiti.
“The president (Jovenel Moïse) has revealed his priorities in sectors such as agriculture, tourism, energy, among others. These are buoyant sectors,” said David Bohigian, chairman of OPIC. “These meetings will allow us to see how to help attract investment in these sectors.” Continue reading
National Brewery of Haiti Announces Partnership to Fight Pollution
The National Brewery of Haiti (BRANA SA), one of the largest producers of plastic bottles in Haiti, announced a partnership with Environmental Cleaning Solutions SA (ECSSA) to “fight against the pollution of plastic waste in Haiti.”
While it is difficult to accurately specify the amount of plastic used in Haiti, ECSSA alone manages to collect one million plastic bottles a day across the country, according to Edouard Carrié, executive director of the company. Continue reading
Preparations for Haiti State Examinations Going Well According to Education Ministry
The Ministry of National Education and Vocational Training (MENFP) announced Tuesday that the preparations for upcoming exams that will be held in June are underway. The exams will focus on three subjects-mathematics, experimental and social sciences and will be available in French and Creole. Continue reading
Without Venezuela’s oil, Haiti struggles to keep lights on
When her daughter was 4 years old, Jennifer Jean started a small catering business in Bourdon, a lower middle-class district of the Haitian capital.
Starting with the occasional wedding or corporate meeting, she grew the business into a venture that earned her as much as $1,000 a month, enough to pay bills and send her now-teenage daughter and her 7-year-old son to a good private school. Continue reading
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Residents of Haiti’s main hospital strike against lack of resources, payment
With no oxygen in intensive care or gloves in the emergency room, residents at Haiti’s largest hospital have gone on strike to protest the filthy environment and demand six months of back pay.
“We have almost nothing when we talk about emergency services,” said Emmanuel Desrosiers, 24, one of the doctors-in-training at the State University of Haiti Hospital (HUEH) that began the work stoppage Monday. Continue reading