PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The issue of the flu, which is debated on both sides of the island of Quisqueya does not affect diplomatic relations between the Republic of Haiti and the Dominican Republic, which remain "cordial", said the Minister of Foreign Affairs during a press conference Wednesday.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The Prime Minister continued his meetings towards organizing the next elections in Haiti, past due since November 2011. On Monday he held an audience at the Ministry of Planning and External Cooperation that included the Special Representative o fthe United Nations Secretary General and the director of the UN Development Program.
ANSE-A-PITRE, Haiti (defend.ht) - In the South-East border town of Anse-à-Pitre, laboratory tests have confirmed that five individuals contracted the H1N1 influenza that first appeared in the Dominican Republic where 15 have died in the past two weeks. As well, the ban on Dominican poultry products was partially lifted.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - A meeting on elections that were due to be held in November 2011, was held on Monday with electoral council members and the international community, at the behest of the Haitian Prime Minister, who received an assessment of 300 million HTG ($6.8 million [US]) in operating costs for election officials to administrate Haiti's next contests.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The Prime Minister continues to multiply his meetings to assist the organization of Haiti's two-year overdue elections. For the second time in less than a week, the Head of the Government met with the electoral council where its president announced the soon completion of the electoral law.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - On Saturday, the Prime Minister met with members of the electoral council to hear of the challenges of holding elections and to put at their disposal a multi-institutional task force, to assist in organizing elections, overdue since November 2011, "as soon as possible."
The 8th Summit of Heads of States and Government of the Petrocaribe Energy Agreement begins this weekend with the first Working Session of the PetroCaribe Economic Zone on Friday in the Nicaraguan capital of Managua. Nearly two dozen presidents, prime ministers and other dignitaries will descend into the central american nation to continue to evolve the legacy of regional cooperation.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Imagine a real solution to Haiti's agriculture problem. Imagine billions in real investments to industrialize the full organic Haitian local production sector without the genetically-modified seeds imposed with the assistance of many international institutions. This is the hope of Venezuela's newest agreement, the Petrocaribe Economic Zone, launching this weekend in Nicaragua.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - "No. The bans on meat products from the Dominican Republic are not yet lifted. But the meats that are not chickens can cross the Haitian-Dominican border," said the Minister of Economy and Finance and Commerce and Industry on Tuesday at hearing in the Lower House of Parliament.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The Haitian Prime Minister said previous governments abandoned farmers and agriculture and today Haiti is in a difficult situation of hunger and malnutrition. To respond to the problems the government established an array of short, medium and long term programs to restore Haitian agriculture and food sovereignty.