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

Spain’s Queen Sofia tours aid projects in Haiti

Spain’s Queen Sofia laughs out loud while visiting with children during her visit to a Sisters of Charity’s center in the Cite Soleil slum, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Saturday Oct. 8, 2011. Spain and Haiti have not traditionally had strong diplomatic ties but Spain is among the countries that have made the biggest pledges to Haiti after … Read more

Queen Sofía will inaugurate the Salesian College in Gressier

Haiti Libre, 8/10/2011 09:54:13 The Queen Doña Sofía of Spain arrived in Haiti yesterday afternoon, upon arrival at the Toussaint Louverture International Airport, she was greeted by the President of Haiti, Michel Martelly, the First Lady, Sophia Martelly and dozens of young schoolgirls. “Haiti is a special country for me”, “Haitians come from the heart”, … Read more

Minister Oda Travels to Haiti

Marketwire, 10/7/2011 6:36:14 PM ET2011-10-07T22:36:14 OTTAWA, ONTARIO — The Honourable Beverley J. Oda, Minister of International Cooperation, is travelling to Haiti next week to meet with government officials and aid groups working to rebuild after last year’s devastating earthquake. Minister Oda will meet with President Martelly and other government officials to reiterate Canada’s support for the … Read more

Michel Martelly launches housing plan in Haiti

JACQUELINE CHARLES / Miami Herald, October 6, 2011 A photo of former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide dots the play field in Zorange, a community not far from the Port-au-Prince airport. The area is now home to 65 prototype homes that builders hope will grab the attention of President Michel Martelly’s goverment and foreign donors.  The first … Read more

Haiti’s long wait for PM ends with 3rd pick

Oct 5, 12:20 AM EDT, By TRENTON DANIEL, Associated Press PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The long wait for Haiti to find a prime minister ended Tuesday after its Senate approved Garry Conille to run the government, hopefully jump-starting stalled earthquake reconstruction efforts. President Michel Martelly’s two previous nominees for the post had been rejected by lawmakers … Read more