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Epidemiological Update - Diphtheria - 15 December 2017

Download PDF (125.87 KB) Diphtheria in the Americas - Summary of the situation Between epidemiological week (EW) 1 and EW 49 of 2017, Brazil, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela reported confirmed diphtheria cases. The following is a summary for each country. In B


Miami bids farewell to folk singer Manno Charlemagne, the Bob Marley of Haiti

They came one last time to pay homage to the firebrand folk singer whose politically charged lyrics set to acoustic guitar melodies put corrupt politicians on notice and inspired a generation of Haitians. Joseph Emmanuel "Manno" Charlemagne was their Bob Dylan, their Bob Marley - and his stirring ly


A world of beauty: Annual market provides gift-giving ideas, help across globe

The sixth annual Beautifully Made Artisan Market to support mission work in Haiti and Africa has a new location this year and extended dates. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 15-16, on the third floor at Vienna Coffee House, 212 College St. Maryville. The market


Haiti Rolls Out its First Census Survey Since the 2010 Earthquake

For the first time since the 2003, the Haiti Statistics and Informatics Institute is rolling out a new general population and housing census, with the support of a US$10 million grant from the World Bank and additional financing from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and Canada, and technic


A Return to Haiti, and Broadway via Edmonton: The Canada Letter

Many of you may know that Catherine Porter, our Toronto bureau chief, was in Haiti immediately after the 2010 earthquake and returned there several times afterward. She has gone back to produce a moving, richly reported look at the people who bring dignity to the dead in a country where even death o


US sentences nephews of Venezuelan first lady to 18 years

New York (AFP) - A US judge on Thursday sentenced two nephews of Venezuela's first lady to 18 years in prison for conspiring to smuggle cocaine into the United States. Efrain Antonio Campo Flores, 31, and Francisco Flores de Freitas, 32, were convicted by a New York jury in November 2016 after being


Antigua: The island showing that the Caribbean is open for business post-hurricane Irma

It's a scorching hot day in December and Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue from UB40 are at Mary's Shack - a ramshackle hut that looks out over a sweeping white beach and turquoise sea, and one of Antigua's most famous drinking spots. You'd assume they're settling in for an afternoon of rum punc


JetBlue offers direct flights from Orlando to Haiti

ORLANDO, Fla. - JetBlue Airways on Thursday began offering non-stop flights from Orlando International Airport to Port-au-Prince's Toussaint Louverture International Airport, the airline said. The new route, which was announced in April, is JetBlue's first non-stop service between Central Florida an


In Haiti, tracing a paradise lost

Haiti is a fixture in my mind, as permanent as memories of high school graduation or the weekend I met my wife. I lived there twice as a U.S. diplomat for a total of four years since 2000, but its hold on me is not a function of time. Of all the countries I lived and worked in, Haiti stood out as t


Mathew 25: Ministries Is a Disaster Relief Powerhouse

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Will case of Venezuela's 'narco-nephews' affect the fate of U.S. man in Caracas jail?

The decision by a New York federal court on Thursday to sentence the nephews of Venezuelan President Nicols Maduro to 18 years in jail on drug charges could have a ripple effect on another high-profile case in Caracas. The legal team of Josh Holt, the Utah man who has been in custody in Venezuela


Double-fried chicken and sausage in sushi? It's happening at this Little Haiti restaurant

Sushi with sausage or double-fried chicken? You'll find these and more at House of Food Porn, where the sushi is made with cooked fillings served on wood boards. The space is raw industrial in Little Haiti with black walls and a counter where you sit facing the open kitchen. Or have the food catered


JetBlue begins nonstop flights from Orlando to Haiti

ORLANDO, Fla. - JetBlue is flying passengers from Orlando to Haiti. Flights will travel from Orlando International Airport to Port-au-Prince's Toussaint Louverture International Airport starting Thursday. The route is the airline's first-ever nonstop flight between Central Florida and Haiti. JetBl


Nephews of Venezuela's First Lady Sentenced to 18 Years in U.S. Drug Case

NEW YORK - Two nephews of Venezuela's first lady were sentenced to 18 years in prison on Thursday following their convictions in New York on U.S. drug trafficking charges. U.S. District Judge Paul Crotty sentenced the two men, Franqui Francisco Flores de Freitas, 32, and Efrain Antonio Campo Flores,


What It's Like to Evacuate a Museum in a Natural Disaster

The journalist was not having it. He tailed the museum director out the door. "Are you looting the museum for your own personal means?" he demanded. "I totally saw you slip something into your car earlier today." Obviously, the emergency evacuation of the state museum of "Smithsonia" was not going a


CDB announces USD100 million country strategy for Haiti

December 14, 2017, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados - The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is supporting the Government of Haiti in reducing poverty, building resilience, and achieving sustained economic growth for all. A new Country Strategy, approved by CDB's Board of Directors today, proposes a programme of


Dominican Republic: Hurricane Irma (MDRDO010) DREF Operation Update (14 December 2017)

Hurricane Irma impacted the Dominican Republic from Wednesday, 6 September 2017 through Thursday, 7 September. The eye of the storm passed north-east of the coastline of the country, creating storm surge along the country's northern coast and causing wind and flood damage to vulnerable communities,


Both Ends Believing Symposium Marks Turning Point for Organization

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- This November, Both Ends Believing (BEB) hosted its third Global Child Protector Conference and Symposium in Washington, D.C. The sold-out event was attended by delegates from 30 countries, including 16 of the BEB Global Working Group's member countries. The


Auction Preview: Sale of Jan Grarup for Dignity at Bruun Rasmussen, Copenhangen, December 16

The sale of important Jan Grarup for Dignity at Brunn Rasmussen will showcase 12 photographs sketched by Danish photographer Jan Grarup on behalf of Dignity - The Danish Institute Against Torture. The entire proceedings of the sale will be given away as charity! Top Lots of the Sale - Jan Grarup: "A


The Haitian arts community just lost two icons. Little Haiti will honor them this weekend.

Sounds of Little Haiti, the monthly series at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex that celebrates the music, food and culture of Haiti, will have a more reverent mood this month. Last Sunday, Miami's Haitian community lost two of its beloved creators - visual artist Joseph Wilfrid Daleus and folk sing