Haiti Prime Minister nominee made official Thursday

BY JACQUELINE CHARLES, Miami Herald, Thu, Mar. 01, 2012 Haitian President Michel Martelly has tapped Laurent Lamothe, the country’s foreign minister, to become its next prime minister. The letter designating the 39-year-old businessman-turned-politician arrived in the Senate Thursday afternoon, Senate President Simon Desras said. Lamothe, 39, is one of the Martelly’s closest advisers. The two … Read more

Haiti cuts ribbon for 400-house community for quake victims

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Mar 1, 2012 For 400 families who lost their homes in the 2010 earthquake, the inauguration of the Les Orangers housing development north of Port-au-Prince will mark a major milestone in Haiti’s reconstruction. The 400-house community was inaugurated on Monday, February 27 by Haitian President Michel Martelly, who had launched the … Read more

Positive visit of 5 U.S. Congressmen

Haiti Libre, 02/27/2012 The President Michel Martelly, received Friday, February 24, at the National Palace, a U.S. congressional delegation composed of honorable Senators Patrick Leahy (Democrat – Vermont), Richard Shelby (Republican – Alabama), Chris Coons (Democrat – Delaware), and and the honorable Congressmen Xavier Becerra (Democrat – California) and Peter Welch Democrat – Vermont) visiting … Read more

Martelly promises to act quickly after Haiti PM resigns

President Michel Martelly promises to institute reforms as the international community expresses regret and concerns over Friday’s resignation of Prime Minister Garry Conille. By Jacqueline Charles, Miami Herald, Fri, Feb. 24, 2012 (Photo:  Copy of Haitian President Michel Martelly’s letter informing Prime Minister Garry Conille that he has received his resignation letter and has accepted … Read more

Haiti’s prime minister resigns after four months

By Joseph Guyler Delva, PORT-AU-PRINCE | Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:58pm EST (Reuters) – Haitian Prime Minister Garry Conille resigned on Friday after just four months in office, plunging the country into political paralysis in the midst of rebuilding efforts two years after a devastating earthquake. Conille submitted his resignation in a letter to President Michel … Read more

Haiti’s homeless face housing lottery

Source: alertnet // Anastasia Moloney,  23 Feb 2012 20:39 PORT-AU-PRINCE (AlertNet) – For the past month, Yvenna Calixte has been searching for a room and a way out of the Champ de Mars camp, where she lives with thousands of other Haitians left homeless by the 2010 earthquake. Champ de Mars in Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince … Read more

First training seminar in university management

Haiti Libre, 02/15/2012 The first training seminar organized as part of Training Program in University Management for Haitian institutions of higher education will be held at The Plaza Hotel (Room Therese II) in Port-au-Prince, on February 16, 17 and 18, 2012. Established by the Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP) and the consortium of universities … Read more