Paving the Way for Economic Recovery in Haiti

By Bryan Schaaf on Saturday, June 6, 2009.

Dialogue concerning Haiti's development is changing.  First, there is more discussion than ever before about Haiti's private sector, and a sense that trade will do more for Haiti in the long run than aid.  Second, there is a growing emphasis on integrating Haiti economically and socially with the rest of the Caribbean and Latin America.  Finally, donors are increasingly helping the Haitian government to address its own priorities.  There are many challenges but also many possibilities.  As Haitian say, little by little birds make their nests... Read more »

CARICOM Prepared to Help Haiti Integrate in 2009

By Bryan Schaaf on Wednesday, December 10, 2008.

Caribbean 360 carried an announcement that, by early next year, Haiti will have taken a step toward closer integration into the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Single Market and Economy.  As part of this deal, CARICOM will carry out public education campaigns to educate Haitains about CARICOM and to educate other Caribbean countries about Haiti. The expansion of Digicel, the largest company in Haiti, shows the potential of the private sector in Haiti.  Haiti needs trade more than it needs aid and I hope regional integration will help create much needed employment.   Read more »

Germany Announces Increased Support for CARICOM Regional HIV/AIDS Program

By Bryan Schaaf on Saturday, March 1, 2008.

Germany recently announced that it would contribute an additional eight million Euros to CARICOM in support of its efforts to fight HIV/AIDS in the Carribean - broadly known as the  Pan Caribbean Partnership Against HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean or PANCAP for short.  These funds will support HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment programs throughout the Caribbean, including Haiti.  Read more »

CARICOM, Haiti Needs You

By Anonymous on Monday, November 21, 2005.
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Beyond doubt, elections need to be held in Haiti and they need to be held soon. During this period of uncertainty and interim everything [for one, a government that the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has rejected resoundingly] it has never been more important that Haiti move forward and have a participatory democracy. Read more »