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Haiti : Alternative Means to Improve Peasant Production Methods

Posted on jeudi 14 juin 2007

Wednesday 13th June 2007
By Menno Ernst
Gressier (Haiti), June 13 th 2007 [AlterPresse] --- At Ti Boukan, a locality of Gressier (at about 30 kilometers south of Port-au-Prince), on an undulating terrain with a surface of more than 8 Ha, is at the end of the 1970’s an experimental farm established, under the auspices of the non governmental organization named Institute of Technology and Animation (Iteca) (1), notices the online agency AlterPresse during a visit to the site.
The objectif of the production at the experimental farm of Ti Boukan is not, in the first place, animalizing the (...)

Haiti : Strike of Public Transport against price increase of petrol products

Posted on mercredi 13 juin 2007

Translated from French by Menno Ernst
Tuesday 12th June 2007
P-au-P, June 12th, 2007 [AlterPresse] --- Hundreds of people, students, young girls and young boys, women and men, are walking around by foot or are waiting, at different crossroads in the metropolitan area of the capital, to find some kind of transport vehicle together during the first ours of this Tuesday 12th of June, notifies the online agency AlterPresse.
Taxis, vans and other tap tap (name given to public transport vehicles) are very rare in various streets of Port-au-Prince, in the north and in the south, from the east (...)

Haiti : Worrying Oil Price Escalation on the National Market

Posted on mardi 5 juin 2007

Translated from French by Menno Ernst
Monday 4th June 2007
P-au-P, June 4, 2007 [AlterPresse] --- Since the first weekend of June 2007, the oil products (91- and 95-octane gasoline) have undergone a new considerable increase on the Haitian national market, therefore worrying the Haitian population who is already facing all kinds of socioeconomic problems, notices the online agency AlterPresse.
The price of gasoline 95, which is sold at gas stations for 173 gourdes (36,7553 gourdes=1 American dollar), has risen to 209 gourdes. Also gasoline 91 experiences a new augment at the pump, from (...)

Haiti/Education : Importance of school feeding in the sustained national formation

Posted on jeudi 17 mai 2007

The application of school canteen programmes in primary education forms a relief for certain Haitian parents who have difficulties to make a living in, sometimes, degrading conditions.
Translated by Menno Ernst
P-au-P, Tuesday 15th May 2007 [AlterPresse] --- In Carrefour-Feuilles, in the south-east of Port-au-Prince, the expenses of heads of households on feeding the children progressively reduce during the years in school, notably because of a school canteen program established in this area, according to testimonies collected by the on-line press agency AlterPresse.
At the parish (...)

Haiti : Strong points and difficulties during one year of Presidency

Posted on mardi 15 mai 2007

Translated by Menno Ernst
P-au-P, Sunday, May 13th 2007 [AlterPresse] --- The political stability, the security efforts of the country by dialogue and by force, macroeconomic performances, of which the reduction of inflation (dropped from 46% in 2004 to 8.5% in 2007), represent the strong points during the first year of management of the presidency, between 14th May 2006 and 14th May 2007, in spite of the administrative difficulties within the executive, affirms Haitian’s head of state, René Garcia Préval, in an attempt at assessment, this 13th May 2007, in front of the national press.
“We (...)

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