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February 2011 Blog Posts (67)

Wyclef Jean - Jean And Penn Unite For Haiti

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Caption: Wyclef Jean (Picture) Hot 97's presents the On Da Reggae Tip 2010 concert at the Hammerstein Ballroom New York City, USA ....

 



WYCLEF JEAN and SEAN…

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Added by Haitian All-Starz on February 14, 2011 at 10:01am — No Comments

INTERVIEW WITH SHADINE MENARD, FOUNDER OF HIP MAGAZINE‏

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Shadine Menard is founder and editor-in-chief of Haitian International Pulse Magazine (HIP), a lifestyle magazine that brings together entertainment, fashion, beauty, music, social and political issues that speak to the Haitian-American community was needed. Menard graduated from Drexel University in Philadelphia and Fashion Institute of Technology (F.I.T.) in New York. Her…

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Added by Haitian All-Starz on February 11, 2011 at 4:28pm — 1 Comment

WHY COMPAS MUSICIANS WILL ALWAYS DIE POOR?

The question I am asked most frequently is: WHY COMPAS MUSICIANS WILL ALWAYS DIE POOR? This is a difficult thing for people to understand, especially for compas direct musicians playing compas music in a country as rich as the United States. There are some very obvious conditions to note in compas music's case: the long history of political oppression in Haiti during the Duvalier regime, lack of music business knowledge and financial literacy from Nemours… Continue

Added by Haitian All-Starz on February 11, 2011 at 4:14pm — No Comments

Haiti - Social : In Jacmel, René Préval is not anymore President...

Haiti - Social : In Jacmel, René Préval is not anymore President...
The arrest of René Préval and Senator Joseph Lambert, coordinator of the presidential platform INITE, the departure of the Minustah and the release of militants of the organization "Tèt Kole" that have been illegally arrested on February 7, 2011 during an anti-government demonstration in Port-au-Prince, are the main claims of more than a dozen political parties and… Continue

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Haiti - Training : The good side of the Minustah

Haiti - Training : The good side of the Minustah
Some 120 young people between 18 and 25 of Cap-Haitien, mostly from poor neighborhoods like Cité Lescot, La Violette, Bel Air, La Fosette, Ste Philomène / San Rezon, Vertières Barriere Bouteilles and the Downtown, are currently involved in a vocational training program for a period of six months, financed at a cost of $ 200,000 by the UN Mission for Stabilization in Haiti… Continue

Added by Haitian All-Starz on February 11, 2011 at 3:05pm — No Comments

Haiti - Reconstruction : A vocational school of the reconstruction

Haiti - Reconstruction : A vocational school of the reconstruction
A few days after the earthquake of January 2010, the Construction Association of Quebec (Association de la Construction du Québec ACQ) has sought a development project to help the people of Haiti. "Over the past year we have brought together many partners of the construction industry and we are very pleased to officially launch the "Projet Haïti" [...] I am announcing that… Continue

Added by Haitian All-Starz on February 11, 2011 at 1:45pm — No Comments

Haiti - Elections : Michel Martelly poses his conditions...

Haiti - Elections : Michel Martelly poses his conditions...
The candidate for the Presidency in the second round, Michel Joseph Martelly demands that a number of immediate steps be taken by the Government to give credibility to the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) and reassure the voters and all those involved in the second round of elections:























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Added by Haitian All-Starz on February 10, 2011 at 5:13pm — 1 Comment

Haiti - Sports : Modernization of Haitian football

Haiti - Sports : Modernization of Haitian football
Haitian Football Federation (FHF) is on track to have its first Headquarter. Depressed after the destruction of its headquarters in the Avenue Christophe, by the earthquake of January 2010 that killed 33 of its family, the football family has regained hope with the concretization of the steps taken to build the new infrastructures that will allow to the Haitian Football, to… Continue

Added by Haitian All-Starz on February 10, 2011 at 5:05pm — No Comments

Haiti - Economy: The Korean project of the Industrial Park of North

Haiti - Economy: The Korean project of the Industrial Park of North
With the passage of the law HELP (Haiti Economic Lift Program) in the U.S. Congress, the companies of the textile industry have expressed their interest to Haiti, for benefit of an access to the U.S. market. The passage of this Law in May 2010 has increased significantly the attractiveness of Haiti through its preferential tariff on textile products, for assembly operations… Continue

Added by Haitian All-Starz on February 10, 2011 at 4:56pm — No Comments

Haiti - Ski : "Rasta Piquet" in preparation for the World Ski Championships 2011

Haiti - Ski :
Jean-Pierre Roy aka "Rasta Piquett" the first Haitian to participate in in the World Ski Championships, and President of the Haitian Federation of Ski, is arrived in Bavaria [Germany] Sunday, February 6 with his coach, Christophe Montillet , a friend of the club, that he had hired for hus qualification in fall 2010.



Yesterday Monday, in the morning, Jean-Pierre… Continue

Added by Haitian All-Starz on February 9, 2011 at 11:44am — No Comments

Yéle Haiti: Cholera Training Saves a Life



GONAIVES, January 18, 2011: Yéle’s contribution to stemming the spread of cholera has saved many lives, but you don’t often get a chance to put a face to those who have been helped. Until now. The face in question is that of Florvil Sony, a 15-year-old boy who lives with his parents and two brothers in the small farming community of Morancy, about 45 minutes from the outskirts of Gonaives. He recently contracted cholera. As his symptoms quickly became critical, his parents…

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Added by Haitian All-Starz on February 8, 2011 at 10:47am — No Comments

Haiti - Jacmel : When the reflection becomes a demonstration...

Haiti - Jacmel : When the reflection becomes a demonstration...
A day of reflection was held this morning, about the date of 7 February, at the Concorde Night, in Jacmel, at the initiative of more than a dozen organizations, including the Alternative Movement for Decentralization and Reconstruction (MADRE), the Regional Coordination of Organizations of the South-East (CROSE), UFSUDH, JAD, KOREKOB, COCCAJ, Fanm Deside, PLASOJ. REFOJ,… Continue

Added by Haitian All-Starz on February 8, 2011 at 10:32am — No Comments

Open Source DIY waste-to-power technology for disaster areas

When you have a major disaster like the one in Haiti, whether it comes from an earthquake, flood, tsunami, hurricane, or some other calamity, two of the biggest challenges are cleaning up and providing power.



Enter the DIY gasifier. Gasification is an old technology that is coming back into vogue again thanks to high energy prices. The simplest explanation is that a gasifier takes any dry, carbon-based material (usually wood chips, but often things like walnut shells, dried… Continue

Added by Haitian All-Starz on February 7, 2011 at 1:34pm — No Comments

NetHope, Accenture, Microsoft and Cisco support Haitian computer science students and grads

 

Over the past 30 years, the Haitian government and the international community have largely failed in Haiti. Poverty, corruption, illness are all part of the story. Rebuilding (or should I say building?) the country will require new approaches.

At NetHope, we have seen the innovative use of…

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Added by Haitian All-Starz on February 7, 2011 at 12:55pm — No Comments

Haiti - Politic : The February 7, a day like any other or not ?

Haiti - Politic : The February 7, a day like any other or not ?
Some opposition parties have called for demonstrations this Monday February 7, to demand the resignation of President Préval. The question is to know, if the people will follow this call for mobilization.



"Only a legitimately elected president can replace the president at the end of his mandate", has… Continue

Added by Haitian All-Starz on February 7, 2011 at 11:44am — No Comments

Haiti - Reconstruction : Ecuador has already invested $12MM

Haiti - Reconstruction : Ecuador has already invested $12MM
Ecuador has spent $12MM to Haiti's reconstruction since the earthquake of January 2010 said Carlos Lopez Damm, Ambassador of Ecuador in Haiti.



After the earthquake, which killed about 316.000 people (1), and made 300,000 injured and 1.5 million people disaster, the countries of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) have pledged to support Haiti and… Continue

Added by Haitian All-Starz on February 7, 2011 at 11:12am — No Comments

Haiti - Spain : Education and rehabilitation of blind persons

Haiti - Spain : Education and rehabilitation of blind persons
The Spanish organization ONCE (Organización Nacional de Españoles Ciegos) and its Foundation will spend nearly 134,000 euros to a project of education and rehabilitation of persons with a complete or partial visual impairments in Haiti. Most of its funding comes from contributions collected after the earthquake that struck Haiti in January 2010, from the employees of the… Continue

Added by Haitian All-Starz on February 7, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

Haiti - Argentina : Food self-sufficiency soon a reality in Haiti

Haiti - Argentina : Food self-sufficiency soon a reality in Haiti
José María Vázquez, the Argentina Ambassador in Haiti, announced that the program of cooperation "Pro Huerta", conceived by the National Institute of Agricultural Technology (INTA) and the Ministry of Social Development, included 120,000 people. The program will now expand to 1 million people over 3 years and 4 million people over 7 years, so the entire population living in… Continue

Added by Haitian All-Starz on February 7, 2011 at 10:56am — No Comments

Haiti - Carnival 2011 : 90 million gourds to party !

Haiti - Carnival 2011 : 90 million gourds to party !
At the national level, the costs for the organization of the the various Carnivals [from March 6 to 8] is estimated to 90 million gourds (+/- $2.2MM ). The Government is expected to contribute 45% of this amount (40 million gourds) the remainder must be financed by sponsors.



The distribution of this budget between the various cities (Port-au-Prince, Jacmel, Cap… Continue

Added by Haitian All-Starz on February 7, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Haiti - Elections : The CEP has not delivered the expected results on February 2

Haiti - Elections : The CEP has not delivered the expected results on February 2
Half past midnight... the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) which was to publish the final results of the first round yesterday February 2, 2011, as written on its schedule, has not kept its commitments.



We are February 3 and still no time for the publication. Some journalists have fallen asleep, others left the scene. The only "generous" information… Continue

Added by Haitian All-Starz on February 3, 2011 at 10:25am — No Comments

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