Quantcast

Latest Index of Haiti-related articles Stories

2010-12-28 16:58:00

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, Dec. 28, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Government of Haiti and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) agreed to strengthen Haiti's institutional capacity by harnessing the full support from the Caribbean Community, the Diaspora and the Private Sector. The agreement was reached in consultation with the President of Haiti, H.E. Rene Preval, Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive and the CARICOM Special Representative, P.J. Patterson. Mr. Patterson travelled to Port-au-Prince on...

2010-10-06 09:08:00

Country's Only Critical Care and Trauma Center Now Open until June 2011 PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross has committed $2.76 million to underwrite operating expenses at Hospital Bernard Mevs Project Medishare Critical Care Trauma and Rehabilitation Program in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, allowing the facility to remain open until the middle of next year. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) (Logo:...

2010-08-13 09:00:00

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- MSC PLUS, SA, the first full-service home improvement and construction supply store of its kind in Haiti, has opened a 30,000 square foot facility stocked with more than 10,000 items. Located on Port-au-Prince's Boulevard du 15 Octobre, less than a kilometer from the new American Embassy, MSC Plus is stocked with a broad range of construction and home improvement supplies to assist with Haiti's vast reconstruction needs. "The country...

2010-08-05 20:57:00

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Wyclef Jean, accompanied by his wife, Claudinette, daughter, Angelina, and other close family members, announced this evening that he will make a bid for the presidency of Haiti in the country's upcoming November election. Jean formally shared his intentions on tonight's "Larry King Live" on CNN, ending weeks of speculation that reached a fever pitch with Jean's resignation early yesterday from Yele Haiti, an NGO he co-founded in 2005. Jean...

2010-06-01 17:28:00

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Southern Command's (Southcom) Joint Task Force Haiti officially completed its mission today marking the end of Operation Unified Response almost five months after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake Jan. 12 devastated the country. However, Southcom's commitment to Haiti continues with engineering projects as part of New Horizons, as well as visits by medical assistance teams. Additionally, the medical staff aboard the U.S. Navy amphibious...

2010-02-25 16:51:00

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International Medical Corps has been awarded $500,000 from the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund for operation of mobile medical units throughout the earthquake-ravaged country. "We are tremendously grateful to the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund for its critical and timely support of our programs in Haiti - support that is saving countless lives every day," said Nancy A. Aossey, President and CEO of International Medical Corps. "As we begin to transition from...

2010-02-09 17:21:00

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The Haitian Economic Development Foundation today announced that Electricite d'Haiti, the government-owned electric utility, has restored electrical power to a section of earthquake ravaged Port Au Prince. The restoration of approximately 10 Megawatts of power from one of the utility's main power plants will service approximately 2,000 homes in the Northeastern part of Port Au Prince. "From a practical, as well as an emotional perspective,...

2010-02-05 12:44:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- BET Networks aligns with music's brightest stars for "SOS Saving Ourselves - Help for Haiti," benefit concert and telethon. Wyclef Jean, Justin Bieber, Keri Hilson, Chris Brown, Jazmine Sullivan, Pitbull, Akon, Ludacris, Mary J Blige, Robin Thicke, Monica, Kirk Franklin, Nas, Damian Marley, Busta Rhymes, India.Arie and Chrisette Michele will captivate audiences while assisting in the efforts of raising donations for the devastated victims of...

2010-01-28 09:21:00

Emergency Relief Fund Established for Haitian Senior Living Workers ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) has established a relief fund to provide financial support to Haitian employees of senior living companies. "The employees of our members devote their working lives to the loving care of frail seniors. Now, in their hour of need, we offer support to them so they can better help their families in Haiti,'' said Richard...

2010-01-13 18:28:00

Humanitarian Group Appeals for Funds, Prepares Food Distribution PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CARE is deploying additional emergency team members to the devastated city of Port-au-Prince in Haiti, where the worst earthquake in 200 years destroyed houses and left thousands homeless. While the exact death toll from the 7.0-magnitude quake is not yet known, it is expected to be catastrophic. CARE has launched an international appeal for funds for Haiti that will...


Word of the Day
maffling
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.