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REPORT HIGHLIGHTS KILLINGS OF STUDENTS AND ACADEMICS WORLDWIDE OVER FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND CONSCIENCE



Universities in Afghanistan, Iraq, Haiti, Madagascar, Nigeria and Yemen have been highlighted as institutions where academics or students were killed because of their beliefs or activism in the past academic year, though a report from campaign group Scholars at Risk (SAR).…

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GANGS TARGET, TERRORISE HAITI'S BOOMING APPAREL SECTOR



Factory owners and stakeholders in Haiti’s billion-dollar apparel and textile industry fear that without serious political and security intervention, the industry could buckle under pressures imposed by the country’s powerful and violent gangs.

That fear is growing after two garment manufacturing factories, H4H and Palm Apparel, located southwest of Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince, in Carrefour, were forced to close their doors in early September leaving an estimated 5,000 workers on the breadline. …

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HAITI’S CLOTHING INDUSTRY HOPES FOR THE BEST AS COUNTRY COPE WITH SHOOTING OF PRESIDENT AND EARTHQUAKE



A wait and see approach is being adopted by officials in Haiti’s apparel and textile industry following the July 7 assassination of President Jovenel Moïse, which came as the country struggled to cope with the continuing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.…

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EU MEMBER STATE MALTA PLACED UNDER FATF MONITORING AS CONCERN GROWS OVER ITS AML WEAKNESSES



THE EUROPEAN Union (EU) member state of Malta – along with Haiti, the Philippines, and South Sudan – have been added to FATF’s increased monitoring watch list, with all four countries promising to work with the global AML body to improve their dirty money controls.…

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HOME-GROWN CARIBBEAN BEAUTY PRODUCT MANUFACTURERS GROW INTO DOMESTIC MARKETS AND EYE EXPORT TRADES



Entrepreneurship abounds across the diverse island nations of the Caribbean where small, independently-owned beauty product businesses thrive and have been successfully vying for space alongside major international brands in pharmacies, boutiques and family-owned stores alike.

What many manufacturers lack in start-up capital, they make up for in innovation and close proximity to a wealth of organic, raw materials that are finding new favour with modern, discerning consumers at home, with an eye to developing export sales.…

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PROTESTS EXPECTED OVER NEW MINIMUM WAGE LEVELS FOR HAITIAN GARMENT WORKERS



MORE than 52,000 Haitian garment sector workers are likely to be demonstrating on the streets of the island’s capital city, Port-au-Prince, next week after trades unions representatives rejected the increase in the minimum wage proposed by the government.

The Haitian government published a decree on the minimum wage increase for various industry sectors on October 1st, in its official newspaper, Le Moniteur, Presses Nationales d’Haiti.…

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ASIAN-OWNED GARMENT FACTORIES HELP GROW HAITI’S CLOTHING SECTOR



BY this time next year, there could be as many as 30 garment manufacturing factories that are owned and operated by Asia-based companies in Haiti, according to Georges Sassine, president of the Association des Industries d’Haïti (ADIH).

The Caribbean country has seen an influx of Asian-owned businesses since early 2017 and Sassine said there are presently almost 20 such garment factories in Haiti.…

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DOMINICAN REPUBLIC LEADERS HOPE CLOTHING EXPORTS CAN GROW, DESPITE END OF USA ALLOWANCE



THE IMPENDING December 1 expiration of the Dominican Republic Earned Import Allowance Program (DR 2-for-1 or EIAP) has been met with equanimity by the Caribbean country and its manufacturers who hope the trading relationships created by the system can expand.

With the CAFTA-DR (Central America-Dominican Republic-United States Free Trade Agreement) continuing, the Dominican deputy minister of foreign trade Yahaira Sosa said in a recent speech: “Although not everything has gone as planned, regarding… exports and attraction of foreign direct investment (FDI), there are points that deserve to be highlighted.”…

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HAITI GARMENT MANUFACTURERS SAY THEY CAN DELIVER EXPANSION, IF THEIR GOVERNMENT DELIVERS STABILITY



GARMENT manufacturing industry insiders in Haiti are optimistic that their sector can continue expanding in size, as long as the Caribbean country’s government delivers economic and social stability. This is not a given in Haiti, which has suffered from serious political instability since the dictatorial regime of former President Jean-Claude Duvalier (called ‘Baby Doc) was overthrown in 1986.…

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KNITWEAR PRODUCTION GROWS IN THE CARIBBEAN – BUT STARTING FROM A LOW BASE



KNITWEAR is a key part of the growth in clothing manufacturing that is becoming an important part of the economies of several Caribbean countries, providing thousands of jobs and producing apparel worn not only in the region but in the USA, Canada, Europe and elsewhere.…

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