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Electricite d'Haiti to Implement Pre-Pay Requirements

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Electricite d'Haiti will require customers to pay for power before using it through a pre-pay requirement, announced the new director of the state electricity company during a press conference on Thursday.

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InselAir Director Hans Allan Theophile Found Dead

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - The bloody and nearly headless body of Businessman Hans Allan Theophile, 75, Director of InselAir Haiti, was found early Tuesday morning at his office located at Dantes Destouches (Rue Pavee) in Port-au-Prince.

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A Fruit and Vegetable Center Opens in Kenskoff, Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - The community of Kenscoff received a center for fruit and vegetable packaging on Saturday that will help in after-harvest preservation of perishable goods. The center is a product of a partnership between Afè Nèg Combite and the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

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Haiti to hold first Job Fair for Disabled Persons

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Haiti will hold its first Job Fair for People with Disabilities, announced the Office of the Secretary of State for the Integration of Persons with Disabilities (BSEIPH) last Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013. Also announced was the launching of the institution's new website www.andikapab.com.

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Andress Appolon n'est plus Director of Electricite d'Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - New changes were made in the administration of public enterprises on Wednesday that included the dismissal of Andress Appolon as Director of Electricite d'Haiti.

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In Haiti, Investors Plant Strategic Fuel and Storage Hub in Bay of Port-au-Prince

TIROBU, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - "Today is an example for foreign direct investment in Haiti. It is an example of a local Haitian company and foreign company, coming together with the state to accomplish wonders." With these words, the Prime Minister of the Republic cut the ceremonial ribbon of what will be the Western Hemisphere's premiere feuling and natural gas storage terminal located in the Bay of Port-au-Prince.

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Dominican Industries protest Haiti ban on plastic, styrofoam

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (defend.ht) - The Dominican Republic Association of Industries (AIRD) protested Thursday against the Haitian government for its "extreme" decision to ban, from August 1st, the production, import, marketing and any commercial use of polyethylene bags or styrofoam containers.

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New Haitian Air Carrier Plans Port-au-Prince Hub

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Sunrise Airways, a new start-up airline based in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, plans to expand its route network in 2013, launching new services to Kingston, Jamaica, and Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands, as first steps toward establishing a hub in Port-au-Prince to better serve air travel needs within the Western Caribbean.

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World Bank gives Haiti $20M to tidy public records

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The Haitian Government received on Thursday a budgetary support of $ 20 million from the World Bank with the aim, among others, to improve the efficiency of public spending in Haiti, especially in the system of accountability and making them more transparent.

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Electricité d'Haiti is $ 60 million in debt, says Director General

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The Director General of Electricity d'Haiti (EDH), Andress Apollon said earlier this week that EDH is $ 60 million in debt and the Ministries of Finance and Public Works launched the process for the creation of an inter-ministerial commission to renegotiate contracts with three suppliers Haytrac, Sogener and E Power.

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Electricité d’Haïti "deplores and rejects" Dominican Republic deal rumors

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - In a press note, Electricite d'Haiti (EDH) vehemently "deplored and rejected" information emanating from certain media regarding the circumstance of the energy sector and business dealings with the Dominican Republic.

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Haiti-DR border markets and traffic in paralysis

DAJABON, Dominican Republic (defend.ht) - A private bus with passengers is stranded on the Haiti side of the border unable to enter. On strike, Federation of Carriers President said "the Dominican people have the ability to paralyze this market and get respect" faced with what he considered an affront, the ban on Dominican poultry products in Haiti.

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SAETA signs $1 Million contract to dress Haiti National Teams

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - A week before the two-test matches of Les Grenadier respectively against Spain in Miami and Italy in Brazil, the Haitian Football Federation (FHF) announced through Robert Yves Jean-Bart, a $1 Million contract with the Colombian supplier SAETA, a sponsorship deal to dress all different national teams in the country.

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IMF reduces by 50% projections of economic growth for Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The International Monetary Fund lowered the projected economic growth of Haiti from 6.5% to 3.4% on Wednesday after a 9 day mission to the nation.

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JetBlue tickets to Haiti on sale Now for as low as $134.00

NEW YORK, USA (defend.ht) - JetBlue has announced its prices for non-stop flights from New York's JFK Airport or the Fort Lauderdale Airport to Toussaint Louverture International Airport in Port-au-Prince. These tickets that are on sale now are $159 one way from New York and $134 one way from Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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Caribbean Community launches "Aid for Trade" strategy

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The "Aid for Trade" proposal of the Haitian delegation at the Council for Trade and Economic Development Meeting in Montego Bay, July 2010 was launched on Tuesday at the Royal Oasis hotel.

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Haiti: Bankers warn money laundering, terrorism financing law deadline approaches

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The President of the Professional Association of Bankers (APB) on Saturday warned that the moratorium to pass an anti money laundering and terrorism financing law would end on June 15, and if the deadline is not met a cataclysmic collapse of the Haitian economy would ensue.

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Global Index: Peace grows in Haiti despite a World in Conflict

SYDNEY, Australia (defend.ht) - Although the world has become a less peaceful place in the past year, with levels of peace falling 5%, a yearly trend since 2008, the opposite is true for Haiti, resulting with a global ranking improvement of 15 slots; from 107 to 92 in the world.

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Electricité d’Haïti inaugurates power plant and administration in Fort Liberté

FORT LIBERTE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Electricite d'Haiti (EDH) inaugurated a new power plant and announced the opening of a new Commercial and Administrative Building of the Northeast in Fort Liberté. Along with supplying the area with 5 MW of electricity, now customers in Fort-Liberté, Derac, Ferrier, Ouanaminthe, Terrier Rouge, Trou du Nord and surrounding areas can obtain service from the electric company.

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Haiti: Explosion sets Government Building and Marche du Port on Fire

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - An explosion at the Maritime and Navigation Service of Haiti building set off a fire that overtook the two-story government structure and the Marche du Port next door.

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