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The Haitian Company D&E Green Enterprise, which produces more ecological cooking stoves, was awarded the 2013 Small Island Developing States Award, one of the five categories, at the 13th edition of the Ashden Awards taking place in London.   Every year during the Award ceremony taking place ...
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A new project meant to boost farmer incomes and promote local organizations in Northern Haiti was launched by USAID on June 20th.   The new Feed the Future North is a five-year, $88 million project that will focus on expanding farmers’ yields of primarily five key crops – corn, be...
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For the first time since 1966, the United Kingdom has a diplomatic mission in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. On June 12, the UK Foreign Minister Hugo Swire has officially inaugurated the Embassy, which will be co-located within the the Canadian Embassy in Haiti.   The British government has noted tha...
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Haiti will receive US$35.5 million grant to improve its drinking water services in Port-au-Prince. The grant was approved by the IDB and will go towards supporting CTE-RMPP, the capital region’s utility. At present, about 70 percent of the 3 million people in the metropolitan region consume wa...
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Located 30 km from Port-au-Prince, in an area where the flow of electricity is intermittent, the University Hospital in Mirebalais is one of the world's largest solar powered hospital. The new 200,000-square-foot hospital holds on its roof 1,800 solar panels that in sunny days are able to produce mo...
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The World Bank has approved a $20 million grant for the "Business Development and Investment Project" that aims to foster economy-wide business environment reforms, in order to spur local and foreign private investment and job creation in light manufacturing, apparel, tourism and agribusiness, among...
Haiti Reconstruction Fund and The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will fund a $3 million technical cooperation project to help the government of Haiti test different renewable energy solutions with the goal of expanding rural electrification.   Haiti has the lowest level of electrificat...
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Columbia, Maryland USA, 18 May 2013 – Haiti Business Week (HBW) launches the Haiti Is Bright campaign on May 18th 2013, which coincides with the Haitian National Flag Day. To commemorate this historical event, HBW decided to return to the spirit that founded May 18th into a national celeb...
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The Ministry of Tourism has redesigned its old website www.tourisme.gouv.ht, and is using it now to post information about the Ministry, its projects, and legal information.   It also launched a brand new website, www.haititourisme.gouv.ht, to promote Haiti as a tourism destination. The ...
On May 6th, President Martelly inaugurated the Institut de Formation Hôtelière et Touristique (IFORHT), the first tourism school outside of the capital city.   Through this school, located in Les Cayes, the Government aims to give people from the region an opportunity to train an...