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2012-06-19 06:28:39

NEW YORK, June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The largest grade school in Haiti, called Ecole du Bel-Air, is currently under construction in the country's capital, Port-au-Prince, thanks to The Edeyo Foundation and the support of The Jeffrey Epstein VI Foundation, amongst others. Education in Haiti is desperately needed. According to the Haitian National Ministry of Education and The World Bank, 50% of Haitian children do not attend school and 80% of those that do, go to private schools...

2012-05-08 23:03:50

International Electric Power, LLC (IEP) is pleased to announce, in partnership with the Government of Haiti, the signing of an agreement between the parties to form a Public-Private Venture in a power generating facility that will remove waste from the streets of Port au Prince, decrease Haiti´s dependence on imported fuel, create approximately 1,800 high-quality, skilled jobs and provide 30MW of reliable, green, base-load electric power fueled by municipal solid waste. Port au Prince,...

2012-04-04 02:28:21

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, April 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At the invitation of hundreds of Haiti's churches, the Luis Palau Association joined with local company Haiti Broilers to host the Fun in the Son Festival, an evangelistic outreach in and around Port-au-Prince. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120404/DC81930) Nearly 1,000 local churches collaborated with the Palau Association to reach thousands in Haiti with the Good News of Jesus Christ. Following months of hard...

2012-03-06 18:00:00

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- International civilian and military teams aboard the U.S. naval vessel HSV SWIFT have completed their three-week mission of knowledge-sharing and capacity building in Northern Haiti, significantly strengthening the nation in key priority sectors and advancing the Martelly administration's strategy for decentralization. Presiding over a ceremony marking the departure of the vessel and crew, Haiti's Minister of the Interior, Thierry...

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....

2012-01-11 14:59:00

Lions Inaugurate Haiti's Only Nursing School, Complete Homes in Port-au-Prince's Toughest Neighborhood OAK BROOK, Ill., Jan. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) will mark the 2nd anniversary of the devastating Haiti earthquake with several unique redevelopment projects, including opening Haiti's only nursing school and completing housing in Port-au-Prince's toughest neighborhoods, Cite Soleil. (Photo:...

2012-01-10 12:23:00

$5.5 million committed to facility built by Partners in Health and Haitian Ministry WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross has committed $5.5 million to support construction and initial operating costs of Mirebalais National Teaching Hospital, a facility built by Partners In Health in collaboration with Haiti's Ministry of Public Health and Population. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) Mirebalais, located...

2012-01-06 11:36:00

American Red Cross Extends Funding of Critical Medical Care in Haiti Additional $3.6 million given to support Project Medishare program in Port-au-Prince WASHINGTON, Jan. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross has committed an additional $3.6 million to underwrite operating expenses at Hospital Bernard Mevs Project Medishare Critical Care Trauma and Rehabilitation Program in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. This increases the total funding of the hospital to $8.6 million...

2012-01-06 08:09:00

World-Leading Expert To Discuss Lessons Learned From 2010 Port-au-Prince Earthquake for Post-Disaster Humanitarian Logistics TROY, N.Y., Jan. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- DATE:Monday, Jan. 9, 2012 TIME:11 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. -- Commentary from Professor Jose Holguin-Veras11:20 a.m. to 11:40 a.m. -- Q&A CALL INFO:U.S. Toll-Free Number: 877-366-0711International Number: 1-302-709-8446Participant Code: 93028833# Download slides at: http://www.rpi.edu/news/haiti (available...

2012-01-05 15:00:00

Weekly non-profit market provides fresh, affordable food, health screenings, and entertainment. Miami, FL (PRWEB) January 05, 2012 A new non-profit farmers market, the Little Haiti Farmers Market will open for the season on Saturday January 7, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m at Touissant Louverture Elementary School in Little Haiti (120 Northeast 59th Street), providing neighborhood residents with fresh local produce, specialized products, free health screenings, and entertainment. “The...