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2014-01-13 20:21:06

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HCNN -- During his annual speech to parliament on Monday, Haiti's Prime minister said the government has made tangible progress in reconstruction, agriculture, security, macroeconomic management, investment, tourism infrastructure and the fight against corruption and extreme poverty, among many other areas of improvement, four years after the earthquake that killed several hundred thousand people. He applauded the efforts of the...

2010-10-22 17:26:00

Humanitarian Community Mobilized to Prevent Spread NEW YORK, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This morning, Haitian President Rene Preval confirmed an outbreak of cholera in the rural Artibonite region of the country, with 142 deaths reported and an estimated 1,000 people infected. Artibonite, approximately 60 miles from Port-au-Prince, was affected by the devastating January 12th earthquake, and currently hosts thousands of displaced people who lost their homes in the quake. The...

2010-08-17 15:27:00

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The Interim Haiti Recovery Commission (IHRC), co-chaired by Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive and President Bill Clinton, today reaffirmed its goals and priorities and announced a set of projects at its second Board meeting in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. To date, the Commission has received more than $1.6 billion in new project proposals that span across all aspects of Haiti's recovery and development, from agriculture and education, to water and...

2010-01-25 10:38:00

MINISTERS MUST ENSURE POOR AREAS DO NOT MISS OUT ON RECONSTRUCTION WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Foreign ministers meeting in Montreal today should agree to cancel Haiti's $890 million international debt in the wake of the devastating earthquake, international relief and development organization Oxfam said. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080221/DC14723LOGO) Debt cancellation is one of Oxfam's five priorities for Haitian reconstruction. The other elements...

2009-05-15 15:20:00

WASHINGTON, May 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The president of a Miami-Dade County, Fla.,-based intermediary and the former controller of a Miami-Dade County-based telecommunications company both have pleaded guilty in connection with their roles in a conspiracy to pay and conceal more than $1 million in bribes to former Haitian government officials, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney R. Alexander Acosta of the Southern District of...

2005-10-18 20:55:30

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States urged Haiti on Tuesday to accelerate its organization of general elections, now delayed until mid-December, saying preparations so far had been insufficient. U.S. Undersecretary of State Nicholas Burns told reporters that "the message from my government to the Haitian government is that they need to work with much greater speed and much greater efficiency in organizing these elections." Burns was speaking after meeting...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'