December 3, 2020

Former coup leader wanted by US, wins Haiti senate seat

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From Caribbean News Service PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Dec 06 2016 – A former coup leader wanted by the US Drug Enforcement Administration for alleged cocaine trafficking and money laundering has won election to Haiti’s senate, according to preliminary results released by the electoral council. Guy Philippe defeated all other candidates in the second round of elections, […]

Boy killed in Haiti amid protest over delay in hurricane aid

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From Caribbean News Service LES CAYES, Haiti, Nov 02 2016 — A teenage boy was fatally shot in Haiti on Tuesday amid protests over delays in aid distribution after a Category 4 hurricane pummeled the Caribbean country last month. It is the second such death reported in the past week. Journalists with The Associated Press […]

Weeks after hurricane, Haitians struggle for clean water

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By David McFadden From Caribbean Life News COTEAUX, Haiti (AP) _ It’s been nearly a month since Hurricane Matthew tore through southern Haiti and people like Kettley Rosier and many of her neighbors still have to spend their meager savings to buy drinking water. Reservoirs and pipe networks that people depend on for water across […]

UN Chief in Haiti gets glimpse of Matthew’s destruction

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By Associated Press From The New York Times PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived Saturday in Haiti to see firsthand a sliver of the extensive destruction left by Hurricane Matthew as storm victims continued to express frustration at delays in aid more than a week-and-a-half since the Category 4 storm hit. Stepping out […]

Synthetic biology could open a whole new can of worms

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By Desmond Brown From Caribbean360 PYEONGCHANG, Republic of Korea, Wednesday October 8, 2014, IPS – Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, is the world’s leading producer of vetiver. In the southwest of the country, vetiver production is hard to ignore. Driving into Les Cayes, the largest town in the south, one is greeted […]