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2014-03-05 10:49:02

New research from the University of Toronto shows that a little training can go a long way in a desperate situation. Carmen Logie, assistant professor in the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, demonstrated that marginalized and displaced women in Leogane, Haiti, can measurably impact mental and sexual health behaviours in their village. Leogane was at the epicentre of a 2010 earthquake that displaced entire populations and led to the collapse of business, social and health...

2013-03-28 08:25:50

$15 Million Haiti Luxury Hotel Opens with Vibrant Modern Design with Haitian Flair PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dallas-based Aimbridge Hospitality and Haiti-based corporation Carabimmo SA in partnership with U.S.-based Best Western International, are pleased to announce the opening today of the luxury Best Western Premier Petion-Ville, Haiti (http://www.BestWesternPremierHaiti.com). Located within close proximity to the international airport in Port au...

2013-02-08 23:03:33

Nashville-based Live Beyond has initiated construction of a base of operation in the community of Thomazeau, just outside of Port-au-Prince Haiti. The base will house a surgical hospital, orphanage, secondary school, demonstration farm, worship center, and mission housing facility to support the needs of this region of 200,000 residents. Brentwood, Tennessee (PRWEB) February 08, 2013 Live Beyond (formerly Mobile Medical Disaster Relief) has been mobilized in Haiti since the 2010 earthquake...

2012-11-05 16:28:39

BOSTON, Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Haiti's premier hotelier Richard Buteau has commissioned J/Brice Design International to design a new wing for The Karibe Hotel & Spa that will include 100 luxury guestrooms, as well as an upscale eatery and entertainment venue with rooftop terraces and commanding sea views. Though a portion of The Karibe (http://www.karibehotel.com) was damaged by the earthquake, the Port au Prince property quickly reopened after being retrofit by Miyamoto...

2012-06-28 23:01:11

The Alliance for Children Foundation's founder, Filis Casey, was featured on the front page of the Boston Globe, in a story detailing the Foundation's aid to Haitian orphans. The foundation has contributed $150,000 for an orphanage and continues to raise funds to provide shelter and critical services to orphaned children in Haiti. Without help, the prospects are grim for orphans who numbered an estimated 380,000 before the earthquake. Needham, MA (PRWEB) June 28, 2012 The Alliance for...

2012-02-20 09:04:00

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Feb. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A cruise ship may soon call at Port-Au-Prince, the first such visit in Haiti after a quarter of a century, a milestone that Minister of the Interior Thierry Mayard-Paul welcomed Friday at a gathering in Tuscaloosa, Alabama with the organizers of the cruise that combines tourism with volunteer work, seeing this as another instance of sustainable development for the Caribbean nation's economy, "breathing new life" into the tourism sector....

2012-01-12 06:00:00

SEATTLE, Jan. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the anniversary eve of Haiti's devastating earthquake, hundreds of Haitian students are celebrating. That's because two new schools supporting 490 students have opened their doors, and three more are slated to open later this spring. The Haiti School Initiative, managed by Architecture for Humanity's Haiti Rebuilding Center awarded funds to the five schools for reconstruction. The youth-powered Students Rebuild program supported the...

2011-11-23 08:00:00

VISTA, Calif., Nov. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Eco Building(TM) Products, Inc., (OTCBB: ECOB) announced today the company has received an order from Northern Arizona Volunteer Medical Team to supply a school structure in Port au Prince, Haiti. The company is planning to ship building components for this order coupled with the current order from "Healing the Children" to construct their medical clinic also destined for Carrefour, Haiti. ECOB is planning to ship all...

2011-10-20 07:30:00

Brings message of hope, resilience, optimism and thanks WASHINGTON, Oct. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The "Haitian Inspiration Tour," featuring a group of amputee soccer players from Haiti known as Team Zaryen, comes to the New York City area this Thursday and Friday, following three days in Washington, D.C., where the team held clinics for wounded American service members at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and at the facilities of Washington's professional soccer...

2011-01-06 10:26:00

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the one year anniversary of the devastating Haitian earthquake approaches, every child who lost an arm or leg in that calamity has the hope for a more normal life thanks to a program sponsored by the Knights of Columbus and run by Project Medishare. Representatives from Project Medishare and the Knights of Columbus - as well as child amputees who have benefited from the program - will be available on January 10 from 11:00 AM...