Haiti's President-elect back home after two days visit in Dominican Republic

January 19, 2017
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The president-elect of Haiti Jovenel Moise returned to Haiti Wednesday, following a successful two days official visit to the Dominican Republic, where he was received at the Dominican national palace by his counterpart Danilo Medina.

Jovenel Moise made a very good use of his first bilateral meeting by touring many important projects in the Dominican republic. The president elect wanted to know "what our Dominican brothers were doing," to learn and maybe replicate back home some of their realizations. The President-elect was particularly impressed and very interested with the Dominican's republic green energy industry. Moise stressed that Haiti has the urgent needs to improve its energy production, which is the lowest in the Caribbean.

He visited three of the largest energy projects in the neighboring country: The Punta Calina; a thermoelectric plant  that will have a capacity of 720 megawatts net, divided into two units. Each will generate energy from the burning of pulverized mineral coal. The construction of the Punta Calina is 70% done. Jovenel also visited the Monte Plata Solar power plant. The first photovoltaic power plant in the Dominican Republic and the largest in the region.

The tour also included AES Dominicana's liquefied natural gas plant. Located in Punta Caucedo. There he was accompanied by the president of the company, Edwin de los Santos.

AES Dominicana currently supplies 40% of the energy consumed by the country. According to their estimates in the last 10 years they managed to reduce dependence on oil by 60%.

Haiti's President-elect Jovenel Moise met with Dominican counterpart in Santo Domingo

January 17, 2017
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Haiti's President-elect Jovenel Moise, met with his homologue Danilo Medina at the Dominican republic's National Palace in Santo Domingo, where they had a State dinner with business leaders of both countries. 

Speaking to the press at the airport Monday night, Jovenel Moise affirms that his decision to visit Haiti's only land neighbor even before he takes office is to show the "evidence of close brotherhood" between both nations.

Main topics of discussion were around trade, tourism, energy, but...

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Breaking News: Guy Philippe pleads not guilty in US Federal court

January 13, 2017
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Haitian Senator-elect Guy Philippe, whom last week was arrested and extradited to the United States on a number of drug trafficking and money laundering charges, pleaded not guilty this morning in a Miami Federal Court House.

Many people showed up at the brief hearing, in support of the man charged with three counts of conspiracy to smuggle cocaine into the US as well as money laundering.

His supporters say that the arrest of the former rebel, who successfully overthrew the democratically elect...

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7 years after catastrophic earthquake, Haiti remembers

January 13, 2017
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Yesterday, in a somber atmosphere, as the country is still reeling from hurricane Matthew last October, Haiti marked the 7th anniversary of the devastating January 2010 earthquake, that had destroyed much of the capital city Port-au-Prince, killed over 200.000 thousands, rendered an equal number of injured and made homeless some 1.5 millions. 

January 12th has since been declared a "national day of reflection and awareness on the vulnerability of Haiti to risks and disasters."

Haiti's interim P...

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Wilson Laleau, former Minister of Finance with connection to Panama Papers may be picked as Haiti's next Prime minister

January 12, 2017
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Today, the President elect of Haiti, Jovenel Moise, has met with the country's interim president Jocelerme Privert, and Prime Minister Enex Jean Charles, to essentially launch the transition process leading up to the installation of the businessman as the legitimate president of the country on February, 7, 2017.

The soon to be President introduced Jocelerme Privert and Prime minister Enex to his transition team, which has Wilson Laleau, former Minister of finance during the Michel Martelly adm...

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India will assume costs of vaccinating its troops in Haiti against cholera

January 11, 2017
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Peacekeeping personnel from India sent to Haiti without cholera vaccinations, a serious lapse on India as well as the United Nations, will soon receive this essential medication that they were required to take prior their deployment to the Caribbean nation. 

New Delhi would foot the bill, as they were required to vaccine all peacekeepers sent to Haiti.

"The peacekeeping personnel who had not received vaccination prior to deployment would be vaccinated and the costs of inoculating them in the fi...

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US Coat Guard rescued 7 Haitian abroad boat in distress at sea[video]

January 11, 2017

A Coast Guard helicopter crew hoisted seven boaters from a disabled sailing vessel Monday approximately 14 miles west of Anse-Rouge, Haiti.

Watchstanders with the Coast Guard 7th District command center received a request for assistance from the Haitian Coast Guard at 3 p.m. Monday for the sailing vessel Journey which was disabled and adrift with seven people aboard. The watchstanders launched a Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew forward deployed to Great Inagu...

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New Haitian parliament sworn in amid unprecedented scandal in the Senate

January 10, 2017
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Today a new Parliament was sworn in in Haiti, recently elected deputies and senators officially took up their seats, as the scandal over the arrest and deportation of Senator-elect Guy Philippe to the United States, on drug and money laundering charges, continues to make waves and causing unrests in many parts of the country.

The arrest and delivery of Guy Philippe was a very ugly affair for the country." Said Sorel Jacinte one of a coalition of nine senators who have made the reviewing of the...

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UN is investigating Indian peacekeepers arrived in Haiti without mandatory cholera vaccination

January 9, 2017
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The United Nations has ordered an investigation on Indian peacekeepers in Haiti for arriving in the Caribbean country without the mandatory cholera vaccination.

According to a recent report, more than 100 men of Assam Rifles, India’s oldest paramilitary force, landed in Haiti in July-August 2016 after they were certified by the home ministry as having taken the vaccine. 

The United Nations has sought an official clarification from the Indian government as to why it confirmed that these troops...

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20 dead in Haiti after passenger bus and truck collided

January 9, 2017
At least 20 people were killed Sunday in Haiti when a crowded bus collided with a truck.

The horrible accident occurred in the remote north-west department near the town of Port-de-Paix.  Eleven people died on the spot while the other nine died from their injuries shortly after being transported to nearby hospitals in Gros Morne and Gonaives. .

Videos of the accident circulating on Haitian social media shows numerous lifeless bodies laying on the dirt road, as lucky passengers who survived the ...

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