After the Haitian earthquake last year, Jeanpierre Augustin welcomed three family members into his family’s Lawrence home – survivors of the earthquake that killed 13 other relatives of the Augustin family. Jean-Pierre knew he had wanted to box for the past five years, but, after the quake, he knew for sure that he wanted to box for Haiti … in the Olympics.
The 25-year-old light heavyweight boxer, originally from Boston, is on the track to an Olympic appearance in London next…
A photo session during the Solidar’IT web-journalism training at RSF Operational Media Centre in Bourdon. By Frederick Alexis
Haitian media have an essential role to ensure that Haiti and its reconstruction stay in the news -- now that international attention has faded away while problems remain unresolved. Many media turned to the…
The 22nd promotion of the National Police of Haiti (PNH) has graduated yesterday Friday, to the Direction des Ecoles et de la Formation Permanente (DEFP), 877 new officers, after more than eight months of training. Modules such as managing the crime scene, police ethics and the fight against corruption, the concepts of gender and violence against women have been taught…
Six trailers containing modular photovoltaic generating systems are about to be shipped from Long Island, N.Y., to Haiti. These solar arrays are the product of an IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) humanitarian initiative, in which volunteer work by a handful of dedicated and visionary engineers has been key.
At a press briefing yesterday Thursday, May 5, 2011, to the premises of the transition, to Bourdon, the President-elect Michel Martelly, has spoken about the crisis resulting from the publication of final results of parliamentary elections by the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) last April 20.
The mobile phone company Digicel launches a special promotion to mark its 5th anniversary. To thank its customers, Digicel offers more than 130 million gourds of call credit on the basis of 50 gourds per active customer ; that is to say, customers who have placed at least one call during the month of April until May 7, 2011. The recipients will receive 10 Gourdes… Continue
Without doubt, the most important event that took place in the diaspora for the Labour Day, was held in Ranchadero, Guayubin rural area, about 60 km from the border Dajabon / Ouanaminthe where more than 2,000 Haitian farm workers have welcomed, this Sunday, May 1, the Minister Edwin Parison, holder of the Ministry of Haitians Living Abroad (MHAVE), for a revealing… Continue
The U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), kicked-off Haiti's National Agriculture and Labor Day on May 1 by inaugurating a cutting-edge agricultural training center.
The Sustainable Rural Development Center will help modernize Haiti's agricultural sector by training farmers to use innovative agriculture techniques that… Continue
It's spring, and signs of Haiti's economic recovery are popping up in surprising ways: handcrafted quilts from Port-au-Prince, papier-mâché vases from Jacmel, and jewelry from Croix des Bouquets -- all on store shelves throughout the United States, said a statement from the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund.
More than 350 Haitian families are now able to provide food and… Continue
Sign of the importance of relationship with the United States, the new President of Haiti, Michel Martelly left his country on Tuesday for a three-day visit to Washington DC, before the proclamation of the final results which credits it with 67.57% of the votes [preliminary results of the second round, uncontested].
The Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, chief… Continue
Michel Martelly is visiting Washington for a three-day visit with a busy schedule. Here in detail, his first day of work.
"...we began to establish contacts with partners of Haiti, we are left with a delegation representing the team that will work with the Presidency Martelly [...] we have made meetings with different institutions, institutions that in the…Continue