Haiti to test cholera vaccine

AFP, October 19, 2011 Haiti’s health ministry is preparing to test a cholera vaccine on a hundred people, a year after an epidemic killed over 6,500 people, officials said Wednesday. Over a hundred people from a Port-au-Prince shantytown and a rural area in the center of the country, where the disease was first identified in 2010, will be given … Read more

Haiti PM and his govt are installed in ceremony

Associated Press, Published 09:35 p.m., Tuesday, October 18, 2011 PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti’s new prime minister and his Cabinet have taken office with the task of rebuilding the quake-devastated Haiti. Garry Conille and his 16 ministers were inaugurated in a ceremony Tuesday on the grounds of the National Palace. Conille said Haitians have been … Read more

Expert says Haiti has worst cholera

By TRENTON DANIEL, Associated Press, Tuesday, October 18, 2011 (10-18) 17:49 PDT PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti has the highest rate of cholera in the world, according to one of the Caribbean nation’s most prominent health experts. Dr. Paul Farmer told The Associated Press that cholera has sickened more than 450,000 people in a nation … Read more

Haiti says “open for business” with new government

1:33pm EDT, Reuters, By Joseph Guyler Delva, October 15, 2011 PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) – Haiti is “open for business” after its parliament approved a new government’s ambitious plan to relaunch the economy after last year’s catastrophic earthquake, Haitian leaders said on Saturday. After an all-night session, the impoverished Caribbean country’s Chamber of Deputies overwhelmingly endorsed the program … Read more

Muhammad Yunus talks ‘social business’ in Haiti

October 14, 2011 10:24 PM (AP)  PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Economist Mohammad Yunus was the consummate storyteller, a fount of ideas on how to change Haiti. Visiting from his native Bangladesh, the Nobel peace laureate poured out tale after tale Friday of how his concept of “social business” could apply to Haiti, a nation rife with … Read more

UN to reduce Haiti peacekeeping force

BBC, 14 October 2011 Last updated at 12:52 ET The United Nations Security Council has agreed to withdraw about 3,000 troops and police from its mission in Haiti. This brings the force’s size close to 10,500 – what it was before the devastating earthquake in Haiti in January 2010. The UN believes numbers can be cut because … Read more

Cabinet Composition Of Prime Minister Garry Conille

Haiti Observateur, Friday October 14, 2011 09:53 AM ET The composition of the new team is out. Prime Minister Garry Conille has formed his ministerial cabinet.   The official list is as follows: Garry Conille, Prime Minister and Minister of Planning and External Cooperation Me Thierry Mayard Paul, Minister of the Interior, local authorities and national … Read more

Muhammad Yunus brings ‘social business’ to Haiti

October 13, 2011 8:44 PM (AP)  PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Nobel peace laureate Muhammad Yunus is introducing a concept called “social business” to Haiti as it tries to rebuild after last year’s earthquake. The economist says he wants Haiti to have businesses that solve problems. The Bangladesh native is a celebrity of sorts in development circles. … Read more

Haiti president talks reconciliation with ex-leaders

Reuters, PORT-AU-PRINCE | Wed Oct 12, 2011 8:03pm EDT, By Joseph Guyler Delva PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) – Haitian President Michel Martelly sought to rally prominent political figures behind him on Wednesday, meeting with two former presidents in an effort to encourage reconciliation among past rivals. Martelly, who swept to the presidency by winning an election runoff … Read more

Quake debris clean-up at halfway point in Haiti: U.N.

PORT-AU-PRINCE | Wed Oct 12, 2011 3:45pm EDT,  (photo: Reuters/Shannon Stapleton) PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) – Workers have removed about half of the twisted piles of concrete, steel and other debris that have clogged Haiti’s capital and surrounding areas since its huge earthquake in January 2010, the United Nations said on Wednesday. Jessica Faieta, the U.N. Development Program’s … Read more