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IMF says Haiti staff-monitored program may lead to loan deal

Reuters 30 Jun 2022
The monitoring program is aimed at improving governance in Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, and strengthening its public finances and anti-corruption measures, the IMF said. It added fuel subsidies have been absorbing at least one-third of Haiti's domestic revenues, crowding out spending on investment, health and education.

The Haitian Revolution Today and the Limits of Token Solidarity

Scheerpost 26 Jun 2022
Instead, the Haitian people were “represented” by the ruling Haitian Tet Kale Party (PHTK party), a neocolonial dictatorship installed, financed, and weaponized by the US government during the UN occupation of Haiti which followed the US-orchestrated 2004 coup against President Jean-Bertrand Aristide and the Fanmi Lavalas Political Organization.

World Bank approves funds to strengthen primary health care in Haiti

Jamaica Observer 19 Jun 2022
PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — The World Bank’s board of directors has approved additional financing of US$20 million for the Strengthening of Primary Health Care and Surveillance in Haiti Project (PROSYS), which aims to increase utilisation of primary health care services in ...

The new owner of the ice cream shop Cravins in Pittsfield, Ludwig Jean-Louis, is caring ...

The Berkshire Eagle 09 Jun 2022
After his mother, Roselie, died at age 51 in March 2021, Jean-Louis became in charge of the finances for his four younger siblings ... "But the finance part is really me.". Born in Haiti, Jean-Louis came to Pittsfield in December 2004 from East Orange, N.J., five years after his family had come to the United States ... "I was like 9," he said ... on Sunday ... ....

‘The Haitian story is the Black story.’ Haiti through the eyes of Haitian-Americans

Finger Lakes Times 02 Jun 2022
The restitution had a lasting, crippling effect on Haiti’’s finances ... In 1914, marines raided $500,000 in gold from Haiti’s national bank, the harbinger of the following year’s military invasion that began a near-two decade occupation where America controlled the country’s finances, amended its Constitution and ran its government.

World Bank approves funds to improve Haiti’s infrastructure, resilience to disaster

Jamaica Observer 27 May 2022
WASHINGTON, CMCThe World Bank has approved a grant financing of US$120 million for the Haiti Resilient Connectivity and Urban Transport Accessibility Project. The Bank also approved additional financing of US$11 million for the Haiti strengthening Disaster Risk Management and Climate Resilience Project.

'Like living in a concentration camp': Haitian prisons run out of food and water

Finger Lakes Times 25 May 2022
Prison inmates in Haiti were already facing horrendous conditions ... Hédouville blames the food shortage on government bureaucracy and the lack of financial autonomy by the prison administration, which depends on the Haiti National Police for requisitions from the finance ministry.

Debt, Coups & Colonialism in Haiti: France & U.S. Urged to Pay Reparations for Destroying Nation

Democracy Now 24 May 2022
We speak with historians Westenley Alcenat and Gerald Horne on the story of Haiti’s finances and how Haitian demands for reparations have been repeatedly shut down ... Haiti.

How a French bank captured Haiti

Indian Express 22 May 2022
“It is not from the Bank of Haiti, as it functions, that Haitians can expect their recovery,” Haiti’s finance secretary, Frédéric Marcelin, wrote at the time ... It was one of the longest military occupations in American history, enabling the United States to seize control over Haiti’s finances and shape its future for decades to come.

World Bank Pledges to Supporting a Resilient Recovery for Haiti

Reliefweb 06 May 2022
WASHINGTON, May 5th, 2022 —World Bank Regional Vice President for Latin America and Caribbean Carlos Felipe Jaramillo completed a four-day visit to Haiti on Wednesday May 4, 2022 ... Lilia Burunciuc and International Finance Corporation (IFC) Resident Representative for Dominican Republic and Haiti Carolina Cardenas, met with H.E.

Sanitation Private Sector and Market Development Lead for USAID/Haiti SANIFIN

Reliefweb 06 May 2022
CARE seeks a Private Sector and Market Development Lead for the anticipated USAID-funded Financing Climate Resilient Sanitation Systems and Services (SANIFIN) award in Haiti ... increased availability and sustainable management of safe sanitation for underserved households in Haiti.

EMTECH and HaitiPay Unveil The First CBDC Proof Of Concept for the Haitian Market, Leveraging ...

Eagle-Tribune 05 May 2022
WASHINGTON & PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 5, 2022-- ... Central Bank Digital Currency Proof of Concept with Haiti (Graphic ... The Central Bank of The Republic of Haiti is making progress on their efforts to usher in a new age of digital finance by welcoming fintech innovation and CBDC.

Sanitation Financial Inclusion Lead for USAID/Haiti SANIFIN

Reliefweb 28 Apr 2022
CARE seeks a Sanitation Financial Inclusion Lead for the anticipated USAID-funded Financing Climate Resilient Sanitation Systems and Services (SANIFIN) award in Haiti ... Work in close coordination with informal financing networks, banks and micro-finance institutions and networks, local utilities, and service providers in Haiti.

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