Haiti’s government is betting foreign investors from Lazard Ltd. (LAZ) to Carnival Corp. (CCL) will help supplant foreign aid as it seeks to expand its tourism, mining and energy industries, Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe said.
A US judge on Thursday deferred a decision on whether the United Nations can be sued over a deadly cholera epidemic in Haiti after hearing arguments for and against its immunity. Federal Judge Paul Oetken presided over a hearing in New York that focused on technical interpretations of provisions in the 1946 Convention on the …View full post
“Piti, piti, zwazo fe nich li.” It’s an oft-repeated proverb in Haiti, roughly translating to “Little by little a bird makes its nest.” It’s also an apt description for how the St. Luke Foundation for Haiti has empowered native Haitians to care for their community in the shadow of natural disasters, epidemics, and political unrest.View full post
Haiti’s once-flourishing coffee trade has been badly battered. The latest threat: climate change. Locals who still rely on coffee for their livelihood must learn to grow it in changing climes.View full post
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti’s culture minister says a shipwreck off the country’s north coast probably isn’t a lost flagship of Christopher Columbus as a U.S. explorer has claimed.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – ”It is hard to rein in the use of superlatives when describing the benefits of the Moringa oleifera tree, long known to rural Haitians for its …
NEW YORK (AP) — Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe said Tuesday that his country will hold long-overdue elections no later than early next year if several opposition lawmakers don’t stand in the way of the vote before their mandates expire in January.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Five inmates escaped from a prison in Haiti early Saturday, the country’s second jail breakout reported in less than two months.
Scott Bonnell’s of Tallahasse first trip to Haiti was in 2007. “I was just so moved by the plight of the Haitian children,” Bonnell said. So moved that he took his 401k and started the non-profit organization Hope to Haiti.
CROIX-DES-BOUQUETS, Haiti (AP) — A construction company based in Maryland has received a U.S. government contract to build a prison in northern Haiti.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti has received a large shipment of treatment packets to help it deal with an outbreak of the mosquito-borne virus known as chikungunya amid a rainy season expected to result in a surge of new cases in the country, officials said Wednesday.
CROIX-DES-BOUQUETS, Haiti (AP) — Sudden gunfire rattled the morning routine outside the Croix-des-Bouquets Civil Prison and soon inmates, many barefoot and shirtless, dashed frantically from the maximum-security facility, startling street vendors as they looted their wares and fled through the unpaved streets.
The sudden gunfire rattled the morning routine outside the Croix-des-Bouquets Civil Prison and soon inmates, many barefoot and shirtless, dashed frantically from the maximum-security facility, startling street vendors as they looted their wares and fled through the unpaved streets.