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Haiti ranked 163rd out of 177 studied countries in the corruption perception index for 2013 by Transparency International. However, it improved by two positions comparing to last year when it occupied 165th place.   Dominican Republic ranked 123rd this year. The countries that ranked best in ...
Haiti will improve the efficiency and safety of its road transportation system and advance regional integration with a $50 million grant from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) with a disbursement period of five years.   The objective of the program is to make road transport in Haiti m...
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More than 250 professionals attended the 2nd annual conference on Haitian Diaspora Engagement and Innovation held at Columbia University on November 1-2, 2013, and came up with possible solutions for the development of Haiti. The two-day conference themed, “3Ms: Models, Methods, and Mechani...
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 In 2014 the Haiti Renewal Alliance expands its 5th Business Investment Expo & Conference to Port-au-Prince, in addition to the annual gathering in Washington, DC.   The two events will take place on January 17-18, 2014, at Karibe Hotel & Convention Center, Port-au-Prince, Haiti; and Jun...
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The Center for Facilitation of Investment (CFI) has published new brochures describing Haiti's advantages for investors in the Manufacturing and Tourism industries.   In the Manufacturing sector, CFI presents some data on the cost of labor, electricity, and construction in Haiti.   Acc...
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The Doing Business 2014 study by the World Bank released this week has published among other things the procedures it takes to start a business in 189 studied economies.Haiti ranked 187th in the world for ease of business start-up. It takes 12 procedures, 97 days and it costs 264% of income per capi...
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Haiti retains the 177th position out of 189 studied economies in the “Doing Business 2014” report elaborated by the World Bank. Best in the region by position are: Puerto Rico (US) - 40th; Mexico - 53rd; Jamaica - 94th; Guyana - 115th, and Dominican Republic - 117th.   Haiti lost ...
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The Four Seasons Hotel will serve Haitian coffee in two locations beginning this fall in support of the Haitian coffee sector.   Four Seasons Hotel New York and Four Seasons Hotel Toronto will serve Haitian coffee, featuring an heirloom typica variety, grown semi-wild in the mountains surroun...
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Blue Marlin (Haiti) and Holmes International Development (USA) are the two companies whose tourism projects were accepted by the Haitian government to be carried on in Ile-a-Vache, an island in the South of Haiti that is considered a strategic tourism destination. The two companies will invest over ...
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TOMS, a US-based shoe company, announced that it will start manufacturing shoes in Haiti beginning in January 2014. The announcement was made by TOMS Founder and Chief Shoe Giver, Blake Mycoskie, during the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI, a philanthropic venture launched by former President Bill Cli...