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  1. Earthquake in Haiti: The humanitarian mission of White Helmets began to provide health assistance

    The White Helmets Commission, which reports to the Argentine Foreign Ministry, has begun to provide healthcare assistance in the Corail commune, Grand’Anse Department, Haiti, where it set up a Type-1 Hospital to increase local healthcare capacity, which was seriously affected by the massive earthquake. The Hospital, which deals with a high level of demand and […]

    September 3, 2021NatureNo comments
  2. CCRIF issues US$40 Million Payout to Haiti following Devastating August 14th Earthquake

    CCRIF SPC will make a payout of approximately US$40 million to the Government of Haiti following the devastating magnitude 7.2 earthquake that struck Haiti on August 14th, 2021, significantly impacting the city of Les Cayes. This payout represents the full coverage limit under the country’s parametric insurance policy for earthquakes for the 2021/22 policy year. […]

    August 22, 2021NatureNo comments

    CARICOM is deeply saddened at reports of loss of life and significant damage in Haiti following a major earthquake this Saturday, 14th August. Chairman of CARICOM, Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda has held discussions with the Prime Minister of Haiti, Ariel Henry and has assured him that CARICOM stands ready to assist. […]

    August 16, 2021Featured, NatureNo comments
  4. European Union provides support for the Caribbean to cope with drought

    The impact of natural disasters is increasing, despite countries’ efforts to reduce it. Over the past year, drought has affected more than 6.2 million people in the Caribbean, especially in Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Cuba. Irregular and insufficient rainfall throughout 2015 has caused loss of crop and livestock in the region. For the third […]

    June 19, 2016NatureNo comments
  5. Earthquake West of Trinidad: 5.7 magnitude

    Trinidadians at 8:22 this morning experienced an earthquake on the Paria peninsula, west of Trinidad. chatted via Facebook with a few Trinidadians who not only confirmed but said the shaking was very light and much closer to Venezuela – it was also felt in Grenada.

    April 7, 2016NatureNo comments
  6. Earthquakes felt across Eastern Caribbean

    Several of the CDEMA Participating States were shaken Thursday by a burst of earthquakes north-east of Barbados. The Seismic Research Centre at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad, reported that the first earthquake occurred around 7.01 a.m. and registered a magnitude of 5.9. This was followed by a 6.4 magnitude earthquake at 11.16 […]

    July 17, 2015NatureNo comments
  7. EU Gives 20 Million for Disaster Management in the Caribbean

    Disaster Management in the Caribbean region is getting a boost with a 20 million euro grant from the European Union. The funding has been secured under the ACP-EU CARIFORUM Natural Disaster Risk Management Programme, which will be implemented over a five year period (2014-2019) by the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), the Caribbean Development […]

    November 2, 2014Nature, PoliticalNo comments
  8. Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) pays Haiti’s disaster coverage

    The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) will once again ensure that Haiti has insurance coverage to limit the impact of catastrophic hurricanes and or earthquakes. CDB is providing a grant of USD $2.57 million to cover Haiti’s premium to the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) for the period June 1, 2014 to May 31, 2015. […]

    October 25, 2014NatureNo comments
  9. Haitian President Martelly visits The UWI, outlines sweeping educational reforms

    “Education is a public right and our Governments have the obligation to increase their quality for the well-being of our people.” These were the words of His Excellency, Michel Joseph Martelly, President of the Republic of Haiti recently at The University of the West Indies (UWI) St. Augustine Campus. In a small gathering at the Main […]

    October 13, 2014EducationNo comments
  10. CDB Inviting Community-based Groups to Apply for a Grant for Disaster Risk Reduction Projects

    The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is issuing a call to eligible organisations to apply for funding to support community based disaster risk reduction efforts and climate change adaptation projects. The selected projects will be financed from the Bank’s Community Disaster Risk Reduction Fund (CDRRF) with a grant which may range from USD400,000 to USD650,000. The […]

    July 10, 2014Business, NatureNo comments
  11. Montserrat to present on use of ICT in Disaster Management at UN ECLAC workshop

    Montserrat is to present a case study on how Information Communication Technology (ICT) is being used on island in Disaster Risk Management (DRM) situations at the ICT for DRM workshop taking place in Trinidad & Tobago this week. On Wednesday morning, National ICT Council Members Nerissa Golden and Dr. Samuel Joseph are to discuss with […]

    September 18, 2013Nature, TravelNo comments
  12. St Kitts Marriott Resorts Celebrates 10 Years of Community

    Since opening its doors in early 2003, the St. Kitts Marriott Resort & the Royal Beach Casino has enjoyed a decade of supporting and giving back to the Community and is just getting started. The St Kitts Marriott hotel supports the following St. Kitts businesses and organizations: • The Ripple Institute is an operational arm […]

    May 25, 2013Events, TravelNo comments
  13. Sinkhole swallows car & house in Dominican Republic district

    As of Monday 11 February, the Dominican Republic’s ground continued to swallow a house on Font Bernard Street in the middle class Santo Domingo neighborhood of Los Prados, where a car fell into the hole last Friday, 8 February. Local residents and traders are worried this sinkhole will continue to expand. One case involves the […]

    February 13, 2013Controversy, NatureNo comments
  14. Haiti Readies for 2013 Tourism Push By Alexander Britell

    Haiti Tourism Minister Stephanie Villedrouin has unveiled a series of priority projects on which her ministry plans to work in 2013. Highlighting the list are potential agreements with Delta, Air France and Air Transat for the promotion of tourism packages. In fact, Canada’s Transat, has already announced plans to offer vacation packages to Haiti. Haiti […]

    January 13, 2013Events, TravelNo comments
  15. IN HAITI, DIGICEL & MARRIOTT BREAK GROUND ON MORE THAN JUST A HOTEL – Property Brings 200 Jobs and Economic Vitality to Haiti Three Years After Quake

    Digicel and Marriott International (NYSE: MAR) just broke ground on the $45 million 175-room Marriott Hotels & Resorts brand hotel in the Turgeau area of Port-au-Prince, with opening expected in early 2015, making it the first four-star branded hotel in Haiti. At a ceremony to mark the occasion, Marriott International’s President and Chief Executive Officer […]

    December 21, 2012Business, TravelNo comments

    Ed’s Note; We hope this organisation is genuine and does good for Port Au Prince since Haiti has had enough hardship, we all know what happened with Wyclef Jean and his erstwhile foundation…

    October 26, 2012Culture, Photo Gallery, Political1 comment
  17. Australian Envoy satisfied with Caricom Assistance: Sydney & Caribbean share concern for Reefs

    While remaining geographically distant, Australia and the nations of the Caribbean have been growing closer in other ways, particularly over the last three years. Since November 2009, Australia and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) have been working together to reduce poverty, enhance sustainable development and build people to people links, according to Australian High Commissioner Philip […]

    October 13, 2012Nature, TravelNo comments

    Yesterday marked the final disbursement to both mobile operators, Digicel and Voila, for having achieved the 5 million transactions milestone as set out by the Haiti Mobile Money Initiative (HMMI), which is a partnership between the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the United States Agency of International Development (USAID). The milestone is a testament […]

    July 12, 2012Technology, TravelNo comments
  19. Haiti’s Disaster Risk Management and Recovery Experience Showcased at Prestigious Global Meeting in Washington, D.C.

    Thierry Mayard-Paul, Haiti’s Chief of Staff and Minister of the Interior, Territorial Collectivities and National Defense, led the Haitian delegation that shared Haiti’s disaster risk management and recovery experience with a cadre of top-level experts from approximately 38 nations, at the highly-regarded Consultative Group meeting of the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR). […]

    April 21, 2012PoliticalNo comments
  20. Haiti’s Novel Decentralization Program Gives a Voice to the Heartland #ayiti #kweyol #haiti #government #community #rebuild #disaster #earthquake

    Hundreds of citizens in the Haitian cities of Jacmel, Leogane and Port de Paix have now participated in the Ministry of the Interior’s innovative Community Cafes, the first phase of a comprehensive community decentralization program called Katye Pam Poze (KPP). In addressing the enthusiastic gathering of more than 100 people at Leogane, President Martelly spoke […]

    April 6, 2012Political, TravelNo comments
  21. French Ministry to Bring Haitian Delegates to Paris #ayiti #earthquake #disaster #haiti #diplomat #envoy

    Following a series of meetings between Haiti’s Minister of the Interior, Thierry Mayard-Paul and Jean Dussourd, Prefet Referent on Haiti to the French Ministry of the Interior, Mr. Dussourd will be organizing visits to France by Haitian delegations as a way to increase collaboration and information exchange. “The proposal to bring Haitian delegates to France […]

    April 2, 2012Political, TravelNo comments
  22. In Historic First for Developing Countries, Haiti Launches “Seismic Risk Reduction” Plan #katyepampoze #ayiti #kweyol #earthquake #disaster #haiti #unitednations #undp #charity

    Haiti’s Minister of the Interior, Thierry Mayard-Paul and United Nation’s Development Program (UNDP) administrator, Helen Clark hosted a landmark validation ceremony in Cap-Haitien, putting into action a precedent-setting “Seismic Risk Reduction Plan for Northern Haiti.” The plan, a flagship project for UNDP and its national partners, is a joint venture between UNDP and Haiti’s National […]

    March 28, 2012Nature, PoliticalNo comments
  23. Haitian Decentralization Plan, Katye Pam Poze, Launched in Jacmel with First Cafe Community Dialogue #ayiti #kweyol #decentralize #haiti #government

    Haiti’s recently-launched community-based decentralization program, Katye Pam Poze (KPP), kicked off its community cafe series in Jacmel with nearly 100 local residents sharing their views on what their neighborhoods need most. According to Minister of the Interior Thierry Mayard-Paul, who is spearheading and coordinating President Michel Martelly’s new program, “every community’s needs are different, so […]

    March 21, 2012PoliticalNo comments
  24. Haitian Gov’t Launches Community-based Decentralisation Programme

    Haiti’s Michel Martelly regime, working through the Ministry of Interior and local communities, today launched Katye Pam Pose (KPP), an innovative, community-based decentralization program. Katye Pam Pose (KPP), which is the cornerstone of the Haitian government’s National Decentralization Agenda, is focused on improving delivery of government services, as well as fostering development and job creation […]

    March 16, 2012PoliticalNo comments
  25. Ground-Breaking for New Disaster Relief and Emergency Operation Center Boosts Haiti’s Civil Protection Network in the Nord-Est Region

    Haiti’s comprehensive disaster preparedness strategy advanced significantly with today’s groundbreaking ceremony for a new emergency operations center, disaster relief warehouse, and fire station in Fort-Liberte. As the first of 10 such emergency operations centers and disaster relief warehouses, eight community clusters and 14 fire stations to be constructed throughout Haiti, the Fort-Liberte facility marks the […]

    March 10, 2012NatureNo comments