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Haiti is a country that relies heavily on help from other countries. We need to maintain a good relationship with the international world. Haiti and the Dominican Republic are two countries that shares the island. Conflicts usually arise almost daily between Haitians and Dominicans. many people believe that the conflict between the two nations has its root from the occupation of the Dominican Republic by Haiti

World Humanitarian Day also World Photography Day

World Humanitarian Day

World Humanitarian Day is one of the 148 international days currently observed by the United Nations. By a coincidence, August 19th is also observed as World Photography Day, because on August 19, 1839, the French Government announced the Invention of Photography as a gift "Free to the World." Since 2009, every year, this day is commemorated on different themes. The theme of 2010 was "We are Humanitarian Workers" which was based on the actual work and achievements of humanitarian workers in the field. Similarly, the 2011 campaign, "People Helping People" was about inspiring the spirit of aid work in everyone. The theme of 2014 was 'The World Needs More' and in 2015, it was about "Inspiring the World's Humanity".

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Friday, August 19, 2016 is World Humanitarian Day

World Humanitarian Day

World Humanitarian Day is a time to recognize those humanitarian personnel who have lost their lives working for humanitarian causes.

The United Nations' (UN) World Humanitarian Day is held on August 19 each year. It is a day dedicated to humanitarians worldwide, as well as to increase public understanding of humanitarian assistance activities. On December 2008, at the 63rd session of the UN General Assembly, it was decided to designate 19 August as World Humanitarian Day and it was first observed on August 2009. Because, 5 years ago, on 19th August, 2003, a brutal terrorist attack on UN headquarters in Baghdad killed 22 people, including UN envoy Sergio Vieira de Mello. Sergio was a Brazilian United Nations diplomat who worked for the UN for more than 34 years. It is a day of global observance and not a public holiday. World Humanitarian Day does not have a logo; neither has it belonged to the UN or any other agency or organization. Notable humanitarians who provide life-saving assistance to millions of people worldwide, often risking their own lives in conflict zones and areas of natural hazards are honored every year on this day for their contribution towards mankind. It is a time when we recognize those heroic aid workers and the millions of people who count on them for their very survival.

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Kenneth Merten in Haiti to discuss urgent need for election

US Ambassador Kenneth Merten to support PNH and judiciary

The Special Coordinator to Haiti, Kenneth Merten, came for a visit in Haiti Thursday, 21 July 2016 to meet members of the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) and other Haitian officials in an objective to provide some support to insure that upcoming elections are credible and fair. He will discuss the urgent need for Haiti to have elected representatives at all levels of the government. The presidential election is scheduled for October, with twenty-seven candidates registered to run.

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Congresswoman Wilson voiced concerns about Haiti to Merten

Congresswoman Frederica Wilson Visited Haiti

Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson who represents Florida's 24th Congressional District, telephoned the Special Coordinator for Haiti in the State Departlent, Mr. Kenneth Merten, on Friday to raise her concerns on several issues regarding Haiti.

Since March 28, 2016, three major hospitals have been providing only limited services to the population due to an ongoing strike by doctors. The Congresswoman expressed her concerns about some vulnerable people in the Haitian population who are unable to access healt care as a result.

Congresswoman Wilson, also addressed the current political crisis with the Special Coordinator for Haiti in the State Department, but in a diplomatic fashion. She called on the United states to support the current leaders in determining the future of the actual Provisional President and to be involved in the plan to complete the long delayed election process.

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Haitian-American Gary Eugene new police chief of North Miami

Gary Eugene new police chief of North Miami Police Department

Gary Eugene was sworn in Tuesday as North Miami new chief of Police. The Haitian-American Police chief has a tgotal of 30 years of law enforcement experience. He has been with the North Miami Police Department for three years or since 2013. Gary Eugene started law enforcement as a detective with the city of Miami Police Department in 1985. In 1996 he became very engaged with the Little Haiti community as he was promoted lieutenant within the City of Miami Police department.

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What should the Caribbean nations expect from BREXIT?

How Brexit will affect the Caribbean countries

The recent decision for the United kingdom to remove itself from the European Union (EU) will likely have far reaching effect than predicted. The Caribbean nations are not immune from this new period of uncertainty, thanks to the BREXIT people who felt their country is being invaded by foreign workers and they must get out of the EU in order to protect themselves.

The long term effect in the Caribbean as a result of the British withdrawal from the European Union include:
1) A possible negative impact on Caribbean immigration into Europe, trade, UK's overseas territories,
2) A long period of uncertainty as Britain is Figuring out its foreign trade and development policy,
3) Implication for CARICOM going forward.

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What is Brexit or British withdrawal from the European Union?

UK has voted to leave the European Union

The English dictionary has an new work. It is called Brexit or a shortened from "British exit" to Brexit. British withdrawal from the European Union was a political goal that has been pursued by various individuals, advocacy groups, and political parties since the United Kingdom joined the European Union (EU) in 1973.

The European Union or the EU is an economic and political partnership involving 28 European countries. It has grown to become a "single market" in Europe, allowing goods and people to move freely around. A single currency, the euro, is in use in 19 of the member countries. The European Union has its own parliament responsible to create rules in a wide range of areas

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Gin yo pon istorik nan Florida Keys ki plis ke 35, 862 pye

The history of the Seven Mile Bridge in the Florida Keys

Èske w te konnen pa lwen Miami, gen yon pon ke yo considerede kom youn nan pon ki pi long nan ègzistans jodi a. Se yon pon ki plis ke 11 km ki sitiye nan Florida Keys yo. Gen de pon kòt a kòt, yon nouvo ak youn ki ansyen. Aktyèl nouvo Pon an wout modèn te konstwi soti nan 1978 pou 1982 epi li se ouvè a trafik machin. Longè a manm pon nouvo an se 35, 862 pye ( 10,931 m) oswa 6.79 mil ( 10.93 km)

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The Seven Mile Historic Bridge in the Florida Keys

Did you know that right here, not far from Miami, there is a bridge that is one of the longest in existence today. The Seven Mile Bridge is a famous bridge located in the Florida Keys. It is listed among the longest bridges in existence. There are two bridges in this location. The current modern road bridge was constructed from 1978 to 1982 and it is open to vehicle traffic. The total length of the new bridge is 35,862 ft (10,931 m) or 6.79 miles (10.93 km)

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American Red Cross pocketed close to $125 million of Haiti earthquake fund

American Red Cross pocketed $125 million of Haiti earthquake fund

According to a report released Thursday by Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, The American Red Cross Spent almost $125 million or 25 Percent of donated fund after the 2010 Haiti earthquake on its own internal expenses. This is far more than the organization had previously disclosed. Red Cross had reported in the past that only 9 percent of donated money were used to cover international expenses. The following is a partial list of some of the abuses reported by the report released by Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley:

In 2010, the American Red Cross issued a check for $4.3 million to its sister organization the International Federation of the Red Cross. The purpose is disaster preparedness.

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Amnesty International, Haitians and Dominicans are deported to Haiti

Haitians trying to avoid deportation from Dominican Republic

In the recent wave of deportations, the Dominican authorities have manage to deport both Haitians and Dominicans to Haiti. According to Amnesty International, the Dominican Republic has expelled more than 100,000 people to Haiti; many of which being carried out illegally. The agency was able to verify close to 1,600 of those who were deported to Haiti as being entitled to Dominican nationality.

In addition, Amnesty International reported that many of the deportations are carried out without leaving any records. Information gathered suggested that some of these people were arrested in the street and taken straight to the border if they were unable to produce identification documents on the spot. Legal services were not offered to them.

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