The Fifth “E”: Is Energy Becoming a Presidential Priority in Haiti?

Revolt – The Worldwatch Institute’s Climate and Energy Blog, Xing Fu-Bertaux, 2011-11-07 November 6-12 is Energy Week in the Caribbean.  The winds of change are blowing in Haiti’s energy sector. President Joseph Martelly identified four priorities for his term: education, employment, environment and rule of law (Education, Emploi, Environnement, Etat de Droit – four “E”s … Read more

Carter: Haiti needs help

By Erin Grace, Omaha World-Herald, November 7, 2011, (photo – Reuters) LÉOGÂNE, Haiti — For 28 straight years, former President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn have spent a week building homes for the poor in needy parts of the world, including the U.S. Haiti, the president said Monday, is the most important weeklong blitz the … Read more

U.S. and Haitian Governments Work Together to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis

U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti Press Release – Together with Haitian Minister of Public Health and Population (MSPP) Dr. Florence Duperval Guillaume, and former President Jimmy Carter, U.S. Ambassador to Haiti Kenneth Merten inaugurated a $1.5 million campaign to administer medication to eliminate lymphatic filariasis (LF) in the Port-au-Prince region. Lymphatic filariasis is a mosquito-borne … Read more

Haiti looks to Asia, own diaspora, for investment

Reuters, By Joseph Guyler Delva, PORT-AU-PRINCE | Thu Oct 27, 2011 6:28pm EDT (Reuters) – Haiti is wooing Asian manufacturers, and its own diaspora, to inject investments and funds into the economy and create jobs to drive a recovery from last year’s earthquake, the foreign minister said on Thursday. “Our focus right now is two things: … Read more

Video: Haitian president on rebuilding Haiti

CNN, October 26th, 2011 Five months into his administration, Haiti’s president, Michel Martelly, is looking to turn his country around. He also wants to reinstitute the country’s army, which was disbanded in 1995. But with an estimated half a million Haitians still living in makeshift tents, following the January 2010 earthquake, and Haiti’s new government … Read more

Haiti Quake Panel’s Mandate Ends

Associated Press (AP), PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, October 22, 2011 (AP) The mandate is ending for a Haiti reconstruction panel that was set up to coordinate donor aid after last year’s earthquake. Former U.S. President Bill Clinton and former Haitian Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive served as co-chairmen. The panel was in charge of coordinating billions of dollars … Read more

New Haiti government begins work

A day after being sworn-in at the broken presidential palace, Prime Minister Garry Conille sets about tackling myriad priorities. By Jacqueline Charles, Miami Herald, October 19, 2011 Haiti Prime Minister Garry Conille began his first official day on the job Wednesday with a meetings-packed agenda that included sitting with President Michel Martelly and the 18 … Read more