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Liaison in Haiti needed - $40 us dollar a Month

Mr. Hubert Seaton needs a liaison in Haiti. Preferably a young female student that speaks English. I will pay her 40 us dollars a month to make contacts for me. To talk to people and send information via teleconferences. This will increase as I do business in Haiti.

If interested, please contact: "Hubert Seaton" at: seatonhubert@gmail.com

This was a free Community service provided by HaitiObserver.com

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Workshop - How to open and manage a restaurant - 2/14/18 - Boston, Mass

The Haitian American Business Expo, Inc. / U.S. Haitian Chamber of Commerce, Inc. is pleased to partner with the Mayor's Office of Economic Development Boston to host this workshop on how to open and manage a restaurant. Please join us on Monday, February 26th at the Mattapan Branch of the Boston Public Library.

Workshop Overview:
A panel of experts will walk you through a crash course in opening and managing a restaurant. This class will help you explore the different things to consider, from choosing the right location and finding financing, to selecting the right name and marketing your business.

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Small Business Course in Little Haiti by Miami Bayside Foundation

Doing business in Haiti, an investor's guide

Miami Bayside Foundation presents Small business training at no charge. Sharpen your entrepreneurial skills while learning how to prepare to acess capitals. Attend a minimum of 8 out of 10 classes to receive a Certificate of Completion.

Session 1: Understanding your business

Session 2: Establishing your Business

Session 3: Developing your Business Plan

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Grant To Small-Scale Sorghum Farmers Supply Local Markets In Haiti

There are many good news for the Haitian sorghum producers. Two companies, the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), a member of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Papyrus, a project management firm with experience in agribusiness have come forward to their assistance. MIF has recently approved $2.4 million grant to help the small-scale sorghum farmers under a 4-year project named "Smallholder Alliance for Sorghum in Haiti (SMASH)" which would be implemented under supervision of 'Papyrus'. The objective of the project is to enhance the skills for about the 18,000 sorghum farmers in five Haitian departments (North and North East, West, South, Artibonite, and Plateau Central) and support their marketability. SMASH also addresses issues like poor soil quality and efficient harvest yields.

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Government Decree to increase minimum wage to 375 gourdes $6.05 a Day

Increase of 6.7% of minimum wage in textile sector in Haiti

The Decree to increase the minimum wage finally issued by President Jocelerme Privert. Effective May 1, 2016, An employee who works an eight-hour working day for the highest sector will receive a minimum salary of 375 gourdes ($6.05). Previously, it was 240 gourdes ($3.87). The salaries for workers in different sectors such as the industrial, private and service sectors will receive varying increases.

This Decreed was issued following pressure from various workers demanding an increase in the minimum wage to deal with high inflation. Few weeks ago, hundreds of protesters marched through the streets of Port-au-Prince, demanding an increase of 500 gourdes in the minimum wage. In addition, an ongoing strike by various State hospitals has left the population without any access to health care.

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Over 200,000 jobs expected at Haiti-Dominican Border in 10 years

The Quisqueya Economic Binational Council, CEBQ

Here is a name that most Haitians need to get familiar with, the Bi-national Economic Council Quisqueya or (CEBQ). Last Friday (April 15, 2016) CEBQ unveiled its development project for the Haitian-Dominican border at the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and it is very promising. it is one of the largest global development institution which will be devoted exclusively to the private sector.

The border development project expects to take advantage of the Hope-Help legislation and expects to create over 200,000 jobs at Haiti-Dominican Border in 10 years.

What do you think?

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Economic Forum of the private sector wants Pierre-Louis Opont out of the CEP

Gregory Brandt

It appears that not only some of the members of the CEP are on shaky ground but also its president as well. The Economic Forum of the private sector made it public that it wants to see Mr. Pierre Louis Opont out of the CEP. According to the coordinator of the Economic Forum, Gregory Brandt, the Forum took notes that the CEP was unable to accomplish its task which is to conduct the election process in order to have a new president in the country on February 7th, and requests that Mr. Pierre-Louis Opont be relieved of his duties to allow the country to find a solution to the current crisis

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Christine Souffrant listed among best entrepreneurs by Forbes Magazine

Christine Souffrant and Vendedy Street vandor site

Forbes Magazine has established a list of 30 young people who have influenced the industries in which they have been performing in. Christine Souffrant is the founder of "Vendedy", a site allowing street vandors to sell their products on line. She has been listed in Forbes Magazine as one of the best entrepreneurs.

Kreyol:

Christine Souffrant se yonn nanpi gwo antreprenè, pa Forbes magazine

Forbes magazine te etabli yon lis de 30 jèn moun ki te enfliyanse endistri kote yo ape evolye a. Christine Souffrant se fondatè "Vendedy", yon sit ki pèmèt moun ki ap vann pwodwi yo sou liy mete pwodwi sa yo nan intènèt. Li te liste nan Forbes magazine kòm youn nan pi gwo antreprenè .

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IDB approved $41M for Caracol Industrial Park

Caracol Industrial Park Workforce

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved $41 million in grant to complete the construction of Caracol Industrial Park (CIP). IDB will be disbursing $41M for the fifth and last phase of work. Since 2011, IDB has contributed a total of $200.5 million to the project. The $41 million will finance infrastructure within the park and construction of factories. This fund also includes provision to support to SONAPI to monitor and enforce environmental, social, health, and safety rules. The objective of this project is to create 20,000 jobs by 2020.

Kreyol:

BID apwouve $ 41m pou Park Endistriyèl Caracol

Bank Devlopman Entè-Ameriken (BID) te apwouve $ 41 milyon dola nan sibvansyon pou fini konstriksyon nan Park Endistriyèl Caracol (CIP). BID pral debouse $ 41m pou senkyèm ak dènye faz nan travay yo. Depi 2011, BID te kontribye yon total de $ 200.5 milyon dola nan pwojè a. $ 41 milyon dola sa pral finanse enfrastrikti nan pak la ak konstriksyon nan faktori yo. Fon sa a gen ladan tou dispozisyon pou sipòte SONAPI kontwole e fè respekte règ nan anviwònman an, sosyal, sante, ak sekirite. Objektif la nan pwojè sa a se kreye 20,000 djòb avan 2020.

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First Haiti Dominican Republic Bilateral Investment

On Tuesday, December 15, 2015, in the presence of the Dominican entrepreneur Juan Vicini Lluberes and the members of the Quisqueya Binational Economic Council (CEBQ), Marc Antoine Acra and Jean Lucien Ligonde, the first pilot project of CEBQ in Zone 1 has been launched. The project has been funded with an initial investment of $31 million to build 600 housing units for the textile plant workers and 400 housing units for the workers of the finished product plant. This economic development program near the frontier of Haiti with the Dominican Republic was initiated in 2013 in Miami by the presidents of the two countries, Michel Martelly and Danilo Medina. The objective of this joint effort was the creation of 100,000 direct jobs in the textile sector by 2030.

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