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Move Over, Doctors—Plumbers Without Borders Are Coming to the Rescue
For Florida plumber Frederick Schilling Jr, the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, which killed at least 45,000 people, was a pivotal moment in his life, transforming how he looks at the world. Soon after their meeting, DiGregorio asked him to take a look at the students’ designs for water purification systems and see whether he could install them in Haiti. Following the trip, Schilling enlisted ...
Haiti celebrates completion of hotel
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, AP - A second international-branded hotel has opened in the Haitian capital in what backers of the project and officials hope will be a spur to further economic development in the impoverished country. The 175-room Marriott Port-au-Prince is a four-star hotel geared primarily toward travellers looking to do business in Haiti, said Denis O'Brien, chairman of Digicel, the ...
New Marriott heralded as boost to beleaguered Haiti hotel market
By Amelie Baron PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - Haiti's meager hotel offerings got a major boost on Tuesday with the inauguration of a brand new Marriott in the heart of the capital, the latest in a series of modern additions to the impoverished Caribbean island's hospitality sector. The 175-room hotel was officially opened to great fanfare, with former U.S. President Bill Clinton attending as well ...
Officials in Haiti celebrate completion of Marriott hotel
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A second international-branded hotel opened Tuesday in the Haitian capital in what backers of the project and officials hope will be a spur to further economic development in the impoverished country.
Haiti in mourning after Carnival accident kills 16
Port-au-Prince (AFP) - Haiti was plunged into mourning and Carnival festivities were canceled Tuesday after at least 16 people died when a high-voltage cable hit a parade float in the capital Port-au-Prince. Several thousand people including President Michel Martelly and cabinet chief Evans Paul participated in a silent march along the carnival route to pay hommage to the victims. The group's ...
In Haiti, a Marriott’s opening is the latest milestone in quake recovery
The country remains mired in poverty but is showing signs of rebirth after the catastrophic January 2010 quake.
Haiti holds official funeral for victims of Carnival tragedy
By Amelie Baron PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - Haiti's president and prime minister attended a rare official funeral on Saturday for the victims of a Carnival stampede that killed 17 people earlier this week, accompanying relatives of the dead and hundreds of other mourners at the open air ceremony on a main city avenue. A red and blue national flag was draped over the coffins, each bearing a photo ...
In Haiti, a library with no books transforms the way kids learn
A library of digital books could eventually bring thousands of titles to millions of students around the world.