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A “Huge Difference” in Haiti, United Nations Development Chief Says

 Above: Haitian President Michel Martelly with UNDP Chief Helen Clark (UN Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti has made progress in rebuilding the country following the January 2010 earthquake, according to United Nations Development Chief Helen Clark. Clark was …

Haiti Turns Quake Debris into New Homes

 Above: Haitian workers recycling earthquake rubble (Photo: UNDP) By the Caribbean Journal staff A large portion of the total rubble from Haiti’s earthquake is being recycled into materials for building new homes as part of a pilot project by the …

UN Shifts Haiti Focus to Job Creation

 A Haitian supervisor for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)’s “Cash for Work” initiative, who relies heavily on her job to feed an extended family, is seen performing her duties. (UN Photo/Sophia Paris) By the Caribbean Journal staff The allocation …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The portion of energy Jamaica derives from renewable energy almost doubled in the last three years, from 5 percent to nine percent in 2010. That has been led by projects like the Wigton wind farm …

 Above: Dr Heather Johnson By the Caribbean Journal staff Young people who are constantly exposed to violence invariably develop complex psychosomatic illnesses, which very often lead to other chronic non-communicable diseases, according to CARICOM’s Dr Heather Johnson. Dr Johnson, who …

 Above: Ranguana Caye, Belize Belize is projected to have a 2 percent annual population growth rate for the first half of this decade, the fastest pace in CARICOM, according to the United Nations Development Programme. Belize, which has a population …

 Eric Calais By the Caribbean Journal staff Minimizing the risk of future earthquakes must a focus of any Haitian development plans, according to Eric Calais, a seismologist with the United Nations Development Programme. “When the next earthquake hits Haiti we …