Category Archive: Haiti

Oct 09

Haiti's cholera epidemic still emergency: UN envoy

Washington (AFP) – Haiti’s cholera epidemic is still an emergency and a let up in response based on the decreasing number of cases could have “tragic consequences,” a UN special envoy said.

Oct 08

Divided Haiti prepares national farewell to 'Baby Doc'

Port-au-Prince (AFP) – Haiti is preparing an appropriate send-off for former dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier, but controversy over his funeral arrangements has stirred simmering political tensions.

Oct 08

Haiti's long-delayed election likely postponed again

Port-au-Prince (AFP) – As Haiti prepared Tuesday to bury a former dictator who had little use for elections, it seemed all but certain that a long-delayed legislative vote due later this month will again be postponed.

Oct 07

Divided Haiti prepares national farewell to 'Baby Doc'

Port-au-Prince (AFP) – Haiti is preparing an appropriate send-off for former dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier, but controversy over his funeral arrangements has stirred simmering political tensions.

Oct 06

Haiti wreck 'not Columbus's ship'

Experts examining a shipwreck off Haiti have ruled out the possibility that it is Christopher Columbus’s flagship, the Santa Maria, which sank in 1492.

Oct 05

Ex-Haiti dictator 'Baby Doc' Duvalier dead at 63

Port-au-Prince (AFP) – Haiti’s former dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier, who ruled the impoverished Caribbean nation with an iron fist from 1971 until his ouster in 1986, died of a heart attack. He was 63.

Oct 04

Haiti bans its citizens from UN mission against Ebola

By Amelie Baron PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) – Haitian volunteers have been banned from departing for African countries hit by the Ebola virus, the government said on Friday, citing other diseases that have devastated the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. A statement signed by the Ministers of Health, Interior and Defense was released after news appeared …

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Oct 01

Sustainable tourism is raising living standards on Haiti's Ile a Vache Island

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The following statement is from Stephanie Balmier-Villedrouin, Minister of Tourism, Republic of Haiti: The government of Haiti is moving closer to fulfilling its vision of transforming Ile a Vache into one of the most beautiful tourism destinations in the Caribbean.  At the same time, it is raising …

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Oct 01

Large crowds mark 1991 coup anniversary in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A large crowd of supporters of former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide marched Tuesday through the capital on the anniversary of a 1991 military coup that ousted the country’s first democratically elected leader.

Sep 28

Police posted at home of former Haiti president

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Supporters of former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide rallied outside his home Saturday after a new unit of police officers was abruptly posted outside the walled compound in the capital amid fears that the ex-leader faces arrest for failing to heed a court summons.

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