Haiti’s Independence Day

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE DECEMBER 31, 2020 On behalf of the Government of the United States and the American people, I send greetings to the people of Haiti as you celebrate the 217th anniversary of Haiti’s independence. Haiti’s long history as a nation demonstrates the resolve of the Haitian people in ...
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Coast Guard searching for an overdue vessel near Bahamas

MIAMI — The Coast Guard is searching for an overdue vessel with approximately 20 people aboard, Wednesday, between the Bahamas and south Florida. Coast Guard District Seven watchstanders received a report on Tuesday that a blue and white 29-foot Mako Cuddy Cabin vessel, last known to be departing Bimini, Bahamas, Monday, did not arrive as expected. The ...
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Haitian Schoolchildren Gear Up for Safety and Learning with USAID Support

[Port-au-Prince] – The U.S. government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is helping Haitian students get back to school safely and to be better prepared to learn for the 2020-2021 academic year through the distribution of books and essential sanitation and hygiene materials.  USAID partnered with the United Nations Office for Project ...
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On the Occasion of International Anticorruption Day and International Human Rights Day

FACT SHEET OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON DECEMBER 10, 2020 On the occasion of International Anticorruption Day and International Human Rights Day, the Department of State and the Department of the Treasury announced sanctions designations and visa restrictions on perpetrators of corruption and serious human rights abuse.  Below is a summary of  these actions taken pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) ...
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Treasury Sanctions Serious Human Rights Abusers on International Human Rights Day

PRESS RELEASES December 10, 2020   Designations target human rights abusers in Haiti, Yemen, and Russia  WASHINGTON– Today, on International Human Rights Day, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is targeting perpetrators of serious human rights abuse across several countries in the Western Hemisphere, Middle East, and Eurasia. Today’s ...
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The United States Condemns Venezuela’s Fraudulent Legislative Elections

On December 6, the illegitimate Maduro regime in Venezuela staged a political farce intended to look like legislative elections. Fortunately, few were fooled. The United States, along with numerous other democracies around the world, condemns this charade which failed to meet any minimum standard of credibility. Maduro brazenly rigged these elections in his favor through ...
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Health Entrepreneurs Fight Malnutrition in Their Communities with USAID Support

[Port-au-Prince] – Entrepreneurs in rural Haiti are taking action to end malnutrition in their communities, with the support of USAID and Fondasyon Kole Zepòl (Fonkoze) through the Aksyon Kominotè nan Sante pou Ogmante Nitrisyon (AKSYON or Community Health Action to Improve Nutrition) Program.  This year alone, the Program has screened nearly 75,000 children for malnutrition ...
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With USAID Haiti-INVEST Technical Assistance, Delphin Investments Launches the Caribbean Resilience Investment Fund to Help Local Businesses Grow

The launch of the Caribbean Resilience Fund (CRF) created an investment fund that will help grow small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Haiti by finding local and foreign investors, including among the Haitian diaspora. Such investment will create jobs and accelerate Haiti’s economic growth. The United States, through USAID, funded the Haiti-INVEST project and partnered ...
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Joint Statement on Haiti-Dominican Republic Private Sector Border Initiative

On November 16, representatives of private sector associations from Haiti and the Dominican Republic met virtually for the fifth time over the past 17 months to advance a number of cross-border cooperation initiatives. The United States convened the meeting, which included both U.S. Ambassadors, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Haiti, Canada, and the ...
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Under Secretary Hale’s Call with Haitian President Moise

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON NOVEMBER 2, 2020 The below is attributable to Principal Deputy Spokesperson Cale Brown: Under Secretary David Hale spoke by phone on October 29 with Haitian President Jovenel Moise. Under Secretary Hale emphasized the need for Haiti to hold overdue legislative elections as soon as possible and for Haiti’s democratic institutions ...
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USAID Helps Deliver Financial Services to Micro-Business Owners in Rural Locations across Haiti’s North and Artibonite Departments

Port-au-Prince] – The U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is helping bring savings and loan services to the Haitian people in some of the country’s most remote regions.  With USAID’s support, the Accessible Finance Project worked with Le Levier, a national credit union network serving over 850,000 members, to develop the ...
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Ambassador Robert Lighthizer Issues Statement Concerning the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act

10/13/2020 Washington, D.C. – Ambassador Robert Lighthizer issued the following statement today concerning the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act: “President Trump’s October 10 action to reauthorize certain provisions of the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act (CBERA) will help to preserve well-paying jobs in the U.S. textile industry while also strengthening our trade ties with Caribbean ...
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United States Commits an Additional $24.4 Million for Assistance to Haiti

[Port-au-Prince] – On September 18, the American people provided an additional $24.4 million in development assistance to Haiti.  The agreement between the U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Government of Haiti, through the Ministry of Planning and External Cooperation, will improve development outcomes throughout Haiti in the health, education, ...
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Haiti Tech Summit : 4th Annual Startup Lab Competition

Call for Entrepreneurs from throughout Haiti for the 4th Annual Startup Lab Competition Sponsored by U.S. Embassy   Port Au Prince, Haiti- October 1, 2020:  Entrepreneurs interested in learning how to incorporate technology into their business model and marketing strategies are encouraged to apply now through October 2, 2020 here: www.haititechsummit.com/startuplab As part of the U.S. ...
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USAID to Help 30,000 Small Local Businesses Grow and Create Jobs

[Port-au-Prince] The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announces its new, four-year, $12 million Atteindre (Attain) project to help small local businesses in Haiti access support to develop business plans, access bank loans, become formalized, and acquire the skilled labor they need to become profitable businesses.  The United States government, via the U.S. Agency for ...
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USAID’s Konbit Empowers Local Haitian Organizations to Lead Development

[Port-au-Prince, Haiti] – On September 15, the development community commemorated International Democracy Day, and we believe it is not possible for Haiti or any country to rise to its full potential without locally-led governance.  Since 2015, USAID Haiti’s Democracy and Governance Konbit project, which in Creole means teamwork and coming together for a common goal, ...
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The United States Hands Over 37 Ventilators to the Haitian Government to Respond to COVID-19

[Port-au-Prince] – The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has officially transferred ownership to the Haitian government of the 37 brand-new ventilators in a handover ceremony held at St. Luke’s Hospital in Tabarre. The handover makes caring for critically ill COVID-19 patients with the U.S.-made, state-of-the-art ventilators immediately possible. The ...
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International Day of Democracy

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE SEPTEMBER 14, 2020 In recognition of the International Day of Democracy on September 15, we reaffirm the right of every citizen to take part in the processes of democratic self-governance.  Democracies are accountable to their citizens.  They respect the Rule of Law, protect lives and property, and ...
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USAID Donates More Than $2.6 Million to UNICEF to Fight COVID-19 in Haiti

The United States government, via the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), donated $2,676,900 to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to help Haiti respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Through this project, UNICEF will support COVID-19 response activities in line with the Haitian government’s nationwide plan. The main goal of this project is to contribute ...
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The United States Provides 37 Ventilators to Haiti to Respond to COVID-19

[Port au Prince] – The United States government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has donated a shipment of 37 brand-new, state-of-the-art ventilators to Haiti to assist in its fight against COVID-19.  The donation delivers on President Trump’s generous offer of these critically needed supplies and supports Haiti’s urgent response to the pandemic.  These ventilators will ...
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USAID Improves Health in Haiti through Food Enrichment

[Port-au-Prince] – A healthy and productive life begins with healthy nutrition. Pregnant and breastfeeding women are more at risk, and children need a good diet filled with vitamins to ensure a long life.  Since 2017, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), through its Ranfòse Abitid Nitrisyon pou Fè Ogmante Sante (RANFOSE) project, has ...
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United States Support for Haitian National Police Strategic Priorities

Port-au-Prince, Haiti 11 August 2020 – The Embassy’s Director for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL), David Mosby met with the Director General of the Haitian National Police (HNP) Rameau Normil to discuss the Haitian National Police’s strategic priorities, including combatting gang violence and kidnapping, strengthening the rule of law and protection of human rights, ...
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USAID Improves Haitian Farmers’ Livelihoods and the Health of Their Livestock in Northern Haiti to Protect Natural Resources

[Port-au-Prince] – Gary is a farmer residing in Terrier Rouge, Haiti, and last year he had a lot of problems finding food for his cows, as well as his other livestock.  Because of the 2019 drought, thousands of farmers lost their crops, and over 3,000 heads of cattle died from a lack of food and ...
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U.S. Embassy Statement on Increase in Gang Violence

The United States is deeply concerned by the loss of life in marginalized communities as a result of gang-related violence.  We note that armed gangs systematically violate the human rights of residents of communities such as Cité Soleil, La Saline, Bel Air, Martissant, and Village de Dieu. The United States urges the Haitian government to ...
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USAID Improves Access to Safe Drinking Water in Haiti

[Port-au-Prince] Since 2018, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has focused its assistance to Haiti’s water management on helping Haitian communities gain access to safe water.  As a result of USAID’s support, more than 50,000 Haitian women, children, and men have greater access to safe water.  USAID’s Water and Sanitation Project aims to ...
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USAID Provides Food and Cash Assistance for Haitians Households During COVID-19

[Port-au-Prince] – Flaure Erna ALCY, a 27-year old mother of three small kids living near Coteaux in Southern Haiti, was getting desperate as her husband became handicapped and unable to work after a motorcycle accident. As an entrepreneur, her small food supply business was failing, and she had no money to feed her kids or ...
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The Security Cooperation Office Donation Aimed At Curbing the COVID 19 Pandemic in Haiti

Port Au Prince Haiti, 9 July 2020 – The Security Cooperation Office from the United States Embassy in Port Au Prince donated $30,000 in humanitarian assistance aimed at curbing the COVID 19 pandemic in Haiti.  The sanitation products including Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), hand sanitizer, masks and bleach were provided to the city of Cap ...
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USAID Responds to the COVID-19 Outbreak in Haiti

[Port-au-Prince] – The United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance, has provided $1 million to Catholic Relief Services to help Haiti respond to the COVID-19 outbreak. The funding will support the Haitian Government’s National COVID-19 Response Plan, led by the Haitian Ministry of Public Health and ...
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Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Situation in Haiti

Ambassador Kelly Craft Permanent Representative U.S. Mission to the United Nations New York, New York June 19, 2020 AS DELIVERED Thank you, Madam President, and thank you, SRSG La Lime and Jacques for shedding the light on the situation in Haiti. As we all know, COVID-19 has placed significant stress on Haiti’s already fragile healthcare ...
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COVID-19 Awareness for All Ages

The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for international Development (USAID) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, is investing more than $16 million to meet  the immediate COVID-19 health needs of Haitians today, while simultaneously working with the Haitian people to build long-term solutions to the chronic health challenges affecting the nation. Through ...
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Haiti: Hurricane Season 2020

[Port-au-Prince] – The U.S. Embassy in Haiti announces the launch of disaster preparedness measures at the start of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season.  The United States Government, through USAID’s Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance’s offices of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) and Food For Peace (FFP), is ramping up disaster preparedness in support of the Directorate ...
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Graduation of the first cohort of 35 Haitian women from the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE)

Kay Tita and community partners Impact Hub Port-au-Prince and Katalyst Konbit – celebrate the graduation of the first cohort of 35 Haitian women from the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) Port-au-Prince Chapter   Join us for a Live roundtable celebrating the winners of the AWE Pitch competition and a discussion about women entrepreneurship in Haiti, ...
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Haitian Singer B.I.C. Leads COVID-19 Public Awareness Campaign

[Port-au-Prince] – In order to disseminate key COVID-19 messages and the importance of hand-washing, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) is partnering with the Pan-American Development Foundation/Organization of American States (PADF/OAS) to produce video and radio messaging featuring popular, socially-committed Haitian songwriter,  B.I.C. The stand-up and dance video ” Lave Men ” will appeal for young ...
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Weather Alert for U.S. Citizens – Hurricane Season 2020

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the Hurricane Season which lasts through November 2020. Hurricane Season in the Atlantic begins June 1 and runs through November 30. The  National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center  expects the 2020 season to be above average.  NOAA predicts that the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season will produce: 13-19 named storms 6-10 expected hurricanes 3-6 expected ...
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NATIONAL CARIBBEAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH, 2020

Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 29, 2020 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION From America’s earliest days, Caribbean Americans have contributed to the success, spirit, and character of our Nation. For generations, their skills, knowledge, innovation, and initiative have enhanced and advanced many aspects of our ...
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Statement from USAID Acting Administrator John Barsa on World Press Freedom Day

UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT Office of Press Relations For Immediate Release May 2, 2020 Statement on World Press Freedom Day from USAID Acting Administrator John Barsa The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) joins the world in celebrating World Press Freedom Day. Free and independent journalism is vital to open and democratic societies. ...
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U.S. Embassy World Press Freedom Day Statement

As we celebrate World Press Freedom Day 2020, the role of a free and independent press is more important than ever.  This year’s theme, “Journalism without Fear or Favor,” sets the tone as the global community unites to fight against COVID-19, and as the press rallies to inform the public about social distancing, handwashing, and other prevention techniques.  ...
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U.S. Provides COVID-19 Assistance to HAITI

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE [Port-au-Prince] – Through the generosity of American taxpayers, the United States Government is providing a total of $16.1 million to help Haiti respond to the COVID-19 outbreak.  The funding will support the Haitian Government’s National COVID-19 Response Plan, led by the Haitian Ministry of Public Health and Population (MSPP) with support from the ...
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The U.S. Government and the Government of Haiti signed an agreement providing $75,500,000

The U.S. Government and the Government of Haiti signed an agreement providing $75,500,000 as part of its ongoing assistance in support of a stable and economically viable Haiti   [Port-au-Prince] –.The U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Government of Haiti, through the Ministry of Planning and External Cooperation, ...
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Illicit Maritime Migration Efforts in the Caribbean

The Turks and Caicos Islands Government and in particular, the Ministry of Immigration, Citizenship, Labour and Employment and Employment Services and the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force, join with the United States Coast Guard, to express serious concerns surrounding ongoing illicit maritime migration efforts and strongly warn against such dangerous travel. Maritime smuggling operations ...
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Inauguration of the MIDAS installation at the Directorate of Immigration and Emigration (DIE) in the official border point in Malpasse

On Wednesday 22nd January 2020 the installation of the Migration Information and Data Analysis System (MIDAS) was inaugurated at the office of the Directorate of Immigration and Emigration (DIE) in Malpasse. Various personalities participated in this event, including the Director of the Ministry of Interior and Territorial Collectivities, the Director of the DIE, the United ...
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