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Let the voices of the Haitian people be heard“International interests in Haiti, in addition to checking off an ‘elections done’ box, are largely defined by controlling emigration, maintaining stability, and managing poverty.  The latter is approached either through the creation of low wage factory jobs or by channelling toward Haiti vast sums of international aid most of which are captured by national or international elites, with next to nothing ‘trickling down’ to those who really need it.

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The ills of IMF, Keith and NNPBy Grenadian Class Keith Mitchell has been Prime Minister of Grenada for almost 20 years. He has acted as Minister of Finance for many years. In his capacity as Prime Minister he has ultimate responsibility for all the plans, programs and initiatives of his government. Mitchell and the NNP on two occasions have had total control of the nation's parliament. He has been given all the power by the electorate to advance the agenda of his party for the benefit of the people.

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Haiti: No moving out and moving onThere is a certain illogic in the reaction of both the UN Secretary-General and the US State Department over the findings of a Haitian Verification Commission that evaluated the 25 October 2015 first round general elections. The Verification Commission (Cieve) presented a report on 30 May calling for the first round elections to be scrapped and the elections redone because of what it concluded were widespread fraud and irregularities.

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World Environment DayBy Joseph Antoine Friends of the Earth – Grenada was established twenty five years ago for the purpose of protection of the environment. We at FOE – G have been at the forefront of lobbying for the protection, conservation and sustainability of the environment for 25 years. We are committed to continue for the foreseeable future and in the context of 2016, we want to highlight some of the issues that are of concern to us in the present moment.

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