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Thriving OKAP: A Conversation on Entrepreneurship, Collaboration and Female Empowerment
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Thriving OKAP: A Conversation on Entrepreneurship, Collaboration and Female Empowerment

Photo credit: Yves Mary  By Francesca Andre Thriving Okap was successfully launched on Aug. 14, as one of the first initiatives centered on local entrepreneurship by native capoise, Maritza Boudoir. Hosted in Downtown Okap, the event kicked off with an invigorating panel discussion on female entrepreneurship and empowerment, which was followed by a collaborative exploration…

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President Announces New Prime Minister in Haiti
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President Announces New Prime Minister in Haiti

Haitian President Jovenel Moise announced on Sunday that Jean-Henry Céant will be the nation’s new prime minister. “Following consultations with the Presidents of the two branches of Parliament, I made the choice of the citizen Jean-Henry Céant as the new prime Minister,” President Moise said in an official tweet. The announcement comes three weeks after…

United Nations to Distribute $11 Million to Haiti Farmers
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United Nations to Distribute $11 Million to Haiti Farmers

With many rural areas in Haiti still recovering from the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew in 2016, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) announced on Thursday that it is investing $10.8 million help restore agricultural productivity in some the worst affected areas of the island nation. The funds will be distributed through the Agricultural…

Analysis: Workings Behind Haiti Gas Increase Revolt
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Analysis: Workings Behind Haiti Gas Increase Revolt

Editorial note: This article was originally published on Haiti: Relief and Reconstruction Watch By Jake Johnston It was 2:15 on Friday afternoon, July 6, when I got the first WhatsApp message. The Haitian government was going to announce that fuel prices would increase the following day by up to 50 percent. It was also somewhere…

IMF Still Pushes for Gas Increase in Haiti
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IMF Still Pushes for Gas Increase in Haiti

While Haiti is returning to calm after the government reversed a sharp hike in fuel prices that triggered days of violent civil unrest, the International Monetary Fund is not backing down from its insistence that Haiti needs to raise prices. The Washington-based IMF, which helps countries stabilize their finances, said Thursday that the Haitian government’s current…

3 Things You Should Know About Haiti Gas Protests
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3 Things You Should Know About Haiti Gas Protests

Major protests erupted on July 6  in Haiti as the government announced a sharp increase in gasoline prices, with demonstrators using burning tires and barricades to block major streets across the capital and in the northern city of Cap-Haitien. One week after the protests erupted, former Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant resigned from his post….

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BREAKING NEWS: Haiti’s government falls one week after unpopular fuel price hike led to riots

Haiti Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant abruptly resigned Saturday, avoiding being forcibly ousted in a no-confidence vote by the country’s Lower Chamber of Deputies. “Before coming here, I presented my resignation to the president of the republic,” Lafontant said about 10 minutes into his speech to the chamber in which he defended his tenure, shirked…

Fuel Price Rise in Haiti Has Its Roots in IMF Deal
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Fuel Price Rise in Haiti Has Its Roots in IMF Deal

The hike in prices which was withdrawn after massive protests is part of the agenda dictated by international finance institutions Soon after the Haitian government announced its decision to raise fuel prices by up to 50 percent on Friday last week, demonstrations broke out across the country. Angry Haitians blocked roads and set vehicles on…

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