Haiti: from the playing fields to the workplace

Thursday, March 24, 2011 - 03:00
A youth job-training program seeks to turn sport skills into employment opportunities Can the abilities and the discipline required to succeed in sports translate into better economic prospects for disadvantaged young people, such as getting a steady job or setting up their own business? Robert “Boby” Duval, president of Fondation L’Athlétique d’Haïti, is betting it can work in his ravaged country.

A roof for Haiti

Tuesday, July 13, 2010 - 03:00
GRAND GOAVE, Haiti – Maryse Auguste says she’s happy with her new home, a tidy, one-room shelter built after the January 12 earthquake by young volunteers of Un Techo Para Mi País (Spanish for A Roof for My Country), a nongovernmental organization specialized in providing temporary housing to the desperately poor in 16 Latin American countries.

Back in business

Thursday, May 27, 2010 - 03:00
This season’s first shipments of organic mangos from the Carifresh fruit packing plant left for the United States the last week of April, almost two months later than usual. But this is not a normal season.

Hope for Haiti

Monday, April 12, 2010 - 03:00
Haiti produces some of the world’s best mangoes but around half of the crop is lost before it reaches markets. Only about 10 percent of the fruit is exported. And, paradoxically for a country with 10 million mango trees, Haiti imports mango juice.