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Haiti : Which Strategy to Reduce Poverty ?

Posted on mercredi 25 avril 2007

Analysis
By Wooldy Edson Louidor
Translate from French by Menno Ernst
P-au-P., 25 Apr. 07 [AlterPresse] --- On Thursday 12th April, the Haitian minister of Planning and External Cooperation, Jean Max Bellerive, has launched the preparation of the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP).
The context of this initiative is characterized by high costs of living, the increase or instability of prices from primary goods, the skepticism towards promises of international donors and the desperation among Haitians. The result is that more and more Haitians are willing to put their lives at (...)

Haitian sculptors are a big hit with English audiences

Posted on jeudi 5 avril 2007

By Charles Arthur
London, 5 Apr. 07 [AlterPresse] --- Three artists from the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince, have been making a big impact during a month-long visit to England. Jean Hérald Celeur, André Eugène, and Frantz Jacques Guyodo - known collectively as the ’Sculptors of Grand Rue’ - have thrilled audiences with their dramatic creations assembled from rusted vehicle chassis, car tyres, steering wheels, oil filters, brake drums, and other discarded items, AlterPresse observed.
The Sculptors of Grand Rue (a street that runs through the centre of downtown Port-au-Prince) were originally (...)

Haiti : Miragoâne citizens doing it for themselves !

Posted on samedi 30 décembre 2006

First published by AlterPresse on Tuesday 18 July 2006
By Fleurival Ladenson
Miragoâne, 18 july 06 [AlterPresse] --- In Miragoâne, around 100 kilometres south-west of the capital, Port-au-Prince, groups of gallant men and women have decided not to wait any longer for the Haitian State to act - they have taken education, health and sanitation into their own hands.
Two times a week, on Tuesdays and Saturdays, twenty or so women, assisted by several men, clear up the rubbish that blocks the streets of Miragoâne. In the communal sections of Fonds Jean Simon, Carrefour Desruisseaux and (...)

Haiti - Elections : “How the international community can best help ?”

Posted on vendredi 29 décembre 2006

First published by AlterPresse on Wednesday 8 February 2006
By Charles Arthur
London, 8 Feb. 06 [AlterPresse] --- In a new briefing paper entitled, "Hope against the odds - What elections promise for Haiti", the British development organisation, Christian Aid, has made a number of recommendations on how the international community can best help Haiti move forward.
With regard to the election process that began yesterday (February 7, 2006) with the first round voting for the Presidency and the Parliament, Christian Aid says the international community, including the United Kingdom (UK), (...)

Haiti : Minister of Commerce expects new Free Trade Zones to open

Posted on mardi 19 décembre 2006

By Charles Arthur
Vienna, 19 dec. 06 [AlterPresse] --- Haiti’s Minister of Commerce and Industry expects recently passed US legislation to create thousands of new jobs and lead to the opening of at least two new Free Trade Zones.
In an interview with AlterPresse while attending meetings at the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in Vienna, Austria, at the end of last month, Maguy Durcé said if the legislation was passed, new investment in Haiti’s textile assembly sector would follow.
The Haitian Hemispheric Opportunity through Partnership Encouragement (HOPE) Act of (...)

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