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Reforestation Project Launched in Haiti by USAID
Haiti, News

Reforestation Project Launched in Haiti by USAID

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI — More than half of the Haitian economy relies on agriculture as a source of revenue. However, years of deforestation have left the country struggling with food insecurities and farmers with limited capabilities to live off of the land. In an effort to reverse the damage done over the years, the US Agency…

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Protesters Demonstrate Against Corruption in Haiti

Demonstrators take to the streets in Port-Au-Prince, December 5, 2017, to demonstrate against corruption.Several civil society organizations took part in a march against corruption Tuesday, December 5, 2017. The initiative was taken by the Collective December 4, a human rights organization. Demonstrators take to the streets in Port-Au-Prince, December 5, 2017, to demonstrate against corruption.Several...
Haiti to Assume Chair of CARICOM Early Next Year
Haiti, News

Haiti to Assume Chair of CARICOM Early Next Year

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary General Irwin LaRocque has held talks with President Jovenel Moise, who becomes the next chairman of the 15-member regional integration movement in February next year. A brief statement posted on the CARICOM Website Friday said that LaRocque met with Moise here on Thursday “to provide…

Hundreds of Haitians Protest Government Corruption
Haiti, News

Hundreds of Haitians Protest Government Corruption

PORT-AU-PRINCE (AFP): Hundreds of Haitian opposition activists took to the streets of Port-au-Prince on Saturday to protest the army’s remobilisation and government corruption. While there were no immediate reports of injuries, protesters burned tires, blocked roads and set fire to a truck carrying refrigerators. Some banged on percussion instruments. “We don’t want this army of…

Haitian Army Set to Make Controversial Return After Two Decades
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Haitian Army Set to Make Controversial Return After Two Decades

CAP-HAITIEN/PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) – Haiti’s president on Saturday heralded the re-establishment of the country’s military after 22 years, a divisive issue in the impoverished Caribbean nation which has a history of bloody coups and political instability. Haiti has been without military forces since 1995, when former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide disbanded the army after returning to power…

First Haitian NYC Councilman Successfully Defends His Seat 
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First Haitian NYC Councilman Successfully Defends His Seat 

By Vania André BROOKLYN, NY — New York City Councilman Mathieu Eugene successfully defended his seat in the 40th Council District against political hopeful Brian Cunningham during the Nov. 7 general election. Eugene, who faced a difficult primary election, beat out Cunningham winning more than 60 percent of the vote. There was speculation that the…

Haiti President Calls For Innovation, Investment In Energy Sector
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Haiti President Calls For Innovation, Investment In Energy Sector

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — The President of Haiti Jovenel Moïse has called for innovation and investment in energy production and distribution in his country. Moïse, who participated in the opening session of the 2017 edition of the CARICOM Energy Month (CEM) earlier this week , declared that he intends to “make universal and reliable access…

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