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Haiti passes order to protect mangroves

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - At the last Council of Ministers meeting on Wednesday, a resolution was adopted to protect Haiti's mangroves.

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Haiti: Prime Minister Lamothe visits border town of Belladere

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BELLADERE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The Prime Minister's office informed the public of the Head of Government's visit to Belladère on Tuesday where he took an assessment on customs institutions and efforts to combat smuggling.

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Haiti Carnival of Flowers, dates and theme announced

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - On Monday, the Ministry of Culture formally announced dates and theme for the 2013 Carnival of Flowers in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

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Tourism Investors Expressions of Interest for Natural Ile-a-Vache, Haiti

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - After the presentation to the Council of the Government of the Tourism Development Plan for Ile-a-Vache by the Minister of Tourism, Stéphanie Balmir Villedrouin, the Government is launching an open appeal to the public for Expressions of Interest for Ile-a-Vache investors.

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The VIII Summit of the PetroCaribe Agreement, Managua, Nicaragua

Written by Samuel Maxime .

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.

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Petrocaribe Economic Zone, Industrialization of Haiti Agriculture says PM

Written by Samuel Maxime .

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.

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Haiti: Minister of Sports wants to accompany the National Team

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The Haitian Men's National Team is not by itself. The authorities want to take their responsibilities and support the team and therefore arranged for thank you reception on Tuesday evening at the Royal Oasis hotel.

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Haiti strengthens ban on plastics and foam

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Following a meeting of the Council of Ministers on Wednesday it was resolved that the government would strengthen the ban on certain plastics and stryofoam containers even including their private use. The Administration said it would take steps to assist importer in obtaining biodegradable paper and cardboard containers.

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Haiti PM and Top Lawmakers Meet on Priority Legislative Agenda

Written by Samuel Maxime .

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The Haitian Parliament has, at this very moment, and has had for nearly a year, a series of laws on the table of which some, if not voted on, would mean a global economic and political crises for Haiti, and others, if voted on, would mean an incredible modernization and improvement in efficiency of Haiti's institutions.

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PetroCaribe EZ: Haiti heads Cultural and Social Services Committees

Written by Samuel Maxime .

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (defend.ht) - Nearly two dozen countries agreed to a framework to mutually increase relations in the areas of agriculture, tourism, transportation, communication and social service projects. Of the committees established on Saturday in Managua, Nicaragua, Haiti will head two, the Cultural Committee and the Social Services Committee of the PetroCaribe Economic Zone.

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Sources: Miami Consul Guillaume tops short list for Diaspora Minister

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MIAMI, USA (defend.ht) - Reliable but unofficial sources say that the Consul General of Haiti in Miami would be leading the short list of individuals who will fill the vacant seat of Minister of Haitians Living Abroad.

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Haiti Defense Minister says army reinstatement in due time

Written by Horldring Velcy .

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The Minister of Defense declared with firm conviction that Haiti will soon form its own armed forces. He predicts that it will happen before the end of President Michel Martelly’s term.

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Haiti, D.R. working on regulatory reform for poultry imports

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SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (defend.ht) - A committee of local and international organizations, including state institutions concerned with animal health and production, was established to develop standards for exporting Dominican poultry products into Haiti.

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Haiti, Dominican Republic relations remain cordial, says Foreign Minister

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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.

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Haiti: Tourism Ministry and OAS sign agreement to promote importance of tourism

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The Ministry of Tourism and the Organization of American States (OAS) signed an agreement on Wednesday to organize an awareness campaign on the importance of tourism in Haiti.

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Haiti PM Lamothe delivers speech on 4th of July with U.S. Ambassador

Written by Samuel Maxime .

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The Prime Minister of the Republic participated in a United States Independence Day commemoration ceremony on Wednesday at the residence of the U.S. Ambassador to Port-au-Prince where he delivered a speech for the occasion.

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Haiti expresses solidarity with Nelson Mandela

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MANAGUA, Nicaragua (defend.ht) - From the site of the VIII PetroCaribe Summit, the Head of the Haitian government sent well wishes to the anti-apartheid leader and former President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela.

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Haiti: 2013-14 Budget submitted to House with time to spare

Written by Samuel Maxime .


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - On Thursday, in a rare instance, the interim-Minister of Finance submitted to the Chamber of Deputies that Draft Budget for 2013-14, on time, in fact, in this case, early by 4 days.

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Haiti: PM, Electoral Councillors and UN officials meet on overdue elections

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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.

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Haiti PM lauded for efforts to organize elections

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The efforts of the Prime Minister to organize Haiti's overdue elections is bringing satisfaction to different sectors of Haitian society who regard the Head of Government's accompaniment of the provisional electoral council as positive.

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Haiti Prime Minister: 2nd meeting in one week with Electoral Council

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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.