The government intends to develop an integrated plan for Île-à-Vache

Prime Minister Lamothe is very pleased with the progress made as part of the special development plan for Île-à-Vache. He invited the entities concerned to effectuate the work for the realization of different projects on the island. "The Île-à-Vache project is a fight against poverty and social inequality through investment and wealth creation," said the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister also announced at this meeting that the Cuban Embassy will provide a brand new hospital –on the island,…

Hilton Worldwide announces a new hotel in Haiti

lHilton Garden Inn had its eyes set on Haiti, mirroring a other internationally renowned hotels who also have found homes on the island. Scheduled to open in 2016, the 26…

Prime Minister Lamothe visits Barbancourt and Tropic S.A.

Founded in 1862 by Dupré Barbancourt, a native of Charente, France, the company Rhum Barbancourt provides over 400 direct jobs in the country and finances more than 2,000…

Femmes, Creations & Production: Supporting Haitian Women Entrepreneurs

llMore than 60 female Haitian artisans will showcase their work at this trade fair, organized by Femmes en Démocratie, a Haitian nonprofit organization established in 2000.…

"Doing a lot with very little," Prime Minister Lamothe is committed

"The government’s fight against poverty" is what the Prime Minister and the government has stressed. "Think and act against inequality, social exclusion, and hunger through…

"Digicel will improve its services"

Maarten Boute is back at the head of Digicel Group Haiti. "When Mr. O'Brien asked me to replace Ms. Botte, I did not hesitate for a second. With two years of hindsight, I…

ENAPP, a school at the heart of public administrative reform in Haiti

Created pursuant to Article 38 of the Decree of May 17, 2005, amending the general status of Public Service, the National School of Public Administration and Public Policies…

Early flood warning system

On Thursday, April 10th, the “Feed the Future West / WINNER” project inaugurated an early flood warning system in Croix-des-Bouquets. The Cul-de-Sac is one of most significant…

The Dr. Leon Audain prize awarded to Dr. Gerard D. Pierre

Dr. Gérard Dieudonné Pierre became the second person to receive the prestigious Leon Audain Prize on Tuesday, April 8th, 18 years after its creation in 1996, by the late…

Henry Robert Sterlin takes office at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The Haitian Chancellor who presided over the ceremony, spoke on about the skills and experience of Dr. Henry Robert Sterli , who has had a long and distinguished career in…

"Military engineers" at work in the Artibonite

Some would say that Martelly’s army slowly took shape. At Petite Rivière of the Artibonite, all of the military personnel welcomed the new Minister of Defense to their…

Strengthening the capacity of local authorities

This project aims to strengthen the capacity of local authorities and populations in Marigot and ensure the implementation of the municipality’s development. Marigot located…

Turkey intends to strengthen its relations with Haiti

During the interview that followed the presentation of credentials, President Martelly congratulated the Turkish Ambassador on his appointment as his country's representative…

Japan supports the National Identification Office

Following recent commitments by the Japanese Government for the implementation of the "Modernization and integration of civil registration in Haiti,” project, Katsuyoshi…

President Martelly visits the South

Accompanied by U.S. General John Kelly, President Michel Martelly visited the South on Wednesday, April 9, 2014. During this tour, President Martelly visited the Center for…

Renovation and expansion of the sisters school in Port-Salut

The recently renovated building located on the premises of the Congregational Saint-Dominique School, was rebuilt on an area of 300 square meters. The national school has…

“FINANCIAL STATEMENTS: Know how to read them"

My overall approach when viewing financial statements is to remember the famous quote attributed to Benjamin Disraeli — “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics.” I bring that level of skepticism to financial statement analysis. My first step in reviewing financial statements is to put them into a relevant context by obtaining a company’s or individual’s financial history over multiple or sequential fiscal periods.…

ZEP countries go to war against poverty

The Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of America - Peoples' Trade Treaty of the PetroCaribe Economic Zone (ALBA-TCP, PetroCaribe) wants to double their efforts in the fight…

Fonkoze back in Original Office

llHaiti’s largest micro lender has returned to 119 Avenue Christophe in downtown Port-au-Prince. The company’s headquarters’ was damaged beyond repair in the 2010 earthquake,…

For the revival of Haiti’s coffee sector

The Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Rural Development (MARNDR in French), through the National Institute of Haitian Coffee (INCAH in French) organized, a…

Maarten Boute resumes role of Chief Executive Officer of Digicel Haiti

Boute, held the position for two years before leaving the job in 2012. He remained as a consultant with the company, focusing on Digicel Haiti’s new services including…

Grand Anse: local milk to balance meals

Inside, spotlessly clean, utensils are installed and used for the purification of milk. Around the vessels, stands the young Manouchecar Francois, assisted by a much older…

Young people organize to revitalize their community

Founded in November 2012 the Lavaud Youth Union wants to be a social group that promotes cultural and social events in their community. This organization was founded to revitalize…

The Vagina Monologues will soon reach the provinces

After its great successes in Port -au- Prince and in various other countries, ''The Vagina Monologues,” written by Eve Ensler but adapted in Creole and French by l’Atelier…

Truth behind popular diets

Paleo Diet This diet which consists of eating like paleolithic humans is based on several controversial premises, like the fact that human genetics have barely evolved since…

Mireille Mérové Pierre and Charles Clermont distinguished at the Finance Summit

Mireille Mérové Pierre received her degree in accounting in 1974 at George Washington University. Since then she has had 40 years of experience. She has provided audit…

Fritz Robert Saint Paul elected President of the Superior Court of Auditors

After two days of discussions and negotiations, Saint Paul was elected President of the Superior Court of Auditors and Administrative Disputes. This election came forty-eight…

In the pursuit of Haitian Vetiver

The question was: "Do you have Haitian Vetiver?" I was disappointed. I have been to three airports in European capitals; every one of them gave me the same polite response.…

New Ministerial Cabinet

By the order dated April 2, 2014, a new Cabinet of Ministers was formed: llCitizen: Laurent Salvador Lamothe was appointed Minister of Planning and External Cooperation;…

Three giants in Haitian medicine honored by President Martelly

Pape and Hudicourt received badges, awards, and were promoted to the rank of Commander. Dr. Antoine Augustin, was knighted posthumously, and was represented by Dr. Yvette…

Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe visits BRANA’s new production line

This visit to BRANA, according to the Prime Minister, is part of the Martelly/Lamothe administration’s goal of making investment a priority in Haiti’s development. "We…
Lakay Weekly of 17 April 2014