A drought is causing an extreme emergency in northeast Haiti, wiping out sorely needed crops and livestock. Pierre Gary Mathieu of the government’s National Coordination of Food Security told The Associated …
As medics celebrate birth of 800th baby, future looks brighter for island hit by devastating 2010 earthquake Mirebalais is just an hour’s drive north-east of the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince, but in terms of technological distance travelled, the town might as well be on another planet. On moonless nights, much of the capital is dark; its …View full post
MONTREAL – Although its sandy white beaches may rival any country in the Caribbean, Haiti’s troubled past has set the country far behind its neighbours when it comes to tourism. Tourism arrivals to Haiti rose by 20 per cent in 2013, according to new figures from the country’s Tourism Ministry. More than 33,000 of those …View full post
By Amelie Baron PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) – A post-earthquake housing program in Haiti funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has delivered only a quarter of the planned number of homes at nearly twice the budgeted cost, according to a government audit. The project was part of reconstruction efforts in Haiti, where a devastating …View full post
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A drought is causing an extreme emergency in northeast Haiti, wiping out sorely needed crops and livestock, an official said Tuesday.
Better known for producing third-world poverty and political mayhem – as well as a world-class rum – the western hemisphere’s least developed country has made a surprising entry into the high-tech world with its own Android tablet. Sandwiched between textile factories in a Port-au-Prince industrial park next to a slum, a Haitian-founded…
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A U.S. program that seeks to save Haiti’s forests by shifting people away from charcoal stoves has largely failed to reach its goals, according to an audit by the U.S. Agency for International Department.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The lead defense attorney for Haiti’s former dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier has said judges will be responsible for a “civil war” if an appeals court rules against his client.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti’s new Roman Catholic cardinal celebrated his first Mass on Sunday, telling an audience of several thousand people there is a need to show compassion for others.
A New York court should grant the United Nations immunity from legal action brought by victims of a cholera outbreak in post-earthquake Haiti that killed thousands, US officials said Friday. The petition demanding compensation was filed last year on behalf of a sample group of five Haitians and said at least 8,300 people had died from cholera and a further 679,000 others had fallen ill since the …
Rural electrification lags far behind moribund urban electricity supply in the struggling Caribbean nation — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A Haitian official says that two people have died and 102 others have been injured in Carnival festivities that began Sunday.
A UN official breaks ranks with the world body, and calls for compensation for Haitian victims of a cholera outbreak many blame on peacekeepers.