January 12, 2013The Phnom Penh Post
By May Kunmakara
An assistant to former US president Bill Clinton said Cambodia has many potential areas for foreign direct investment (FDI) from many countries, including the US. More…
September 25, 2012
Reposted from The Daily Beast
“Dear friends of Haiti, we are indeed on the right track,” said newly minted Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe to a standing ovation at Monday’s Clinton Global Initiative session on Haiti’s future. “Slowly but surely we are rising from the ashes.”
Two years after the disastrous earthquake that left thousands dead and millions homeless, the country is slowly building itself back up. The next four years, Lamothe said, will witness massive reconstruction of infrastructure, from roads to schools to government buildings that were destroyed in 2010. Some progress has already been made in Haiti: 1.25 million children are now enrolled in More…
September 19, 2012
Reposted from Haiti Libre
Monday at the National Palace, the Prime Minister, Laurent Lamothe, attended a private meeting with the President Michel Martelly and former U.S. President Bill Clinton on the capacity building of investment in Haiti.
The former Head of State American, who heads the Clinton Global Initiative and also Co-Chair of the Presidential Advisory Council for Economic Development and investment, promised his participation in the development of the country and said he was open to working with the Haitian Government, on the best way to attract investment, while reaffirming its commitment to support Haiti in its modernization process. The development of an effective strategy of energy development, constitutes also one of the best avenues to explore, mentioned Mr. Clinton.
July 2, 2012
Reposted from Canada.com
Bill Clinton has wrapped up a two-day trip to Haiti aimed at luring first-time travellers and investors. The former U.S. president brought with him more than a dozen executives who run businesses that range from a major U.S. hotel chain to an independent travel organizer. More…
March 11, 2012
The former President Bill Clinton, announced four new commitments to provide solar energy to Haiti by Clinton Foundation partners. The announcement came after a three-day trip to Haiti to visit project sites featuring solar energy installations. He was accompanied by senior executives of large energy corporations from around the world, including China, Israel, and Ireland, as well as directors of large foundations interested in supporting projects in the energy sector. More…
March 9, 2012
Since an earthquake devastated the island nation of Haiti in 2010, many non-government organisations and companies have stepped in to rebuild in different ways. A deal between NRG Energy and the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) – founded by former U.S. President Bill Clinton – is playing a part in helping to build a clean energy future for Haiti by installing solar power systems at several sites on the island. More…
January 30, 2012
Reposted from ft.com
By Bill Clinton
Charity alone will not solve the world’s problems. Capitalism can help and at the same time put people back to work. More…
November 29, 2011
(CNN) — Two years after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake leveled Haiti’s capital, a deal brokered by former President Bill Clinton’s charitable foundation will add new lodging for aid workers and other travellers to Port-au-Prince — in the form of a $45 million hotel. With only about 500 operable hotel rooms, the city has limited space to house aid workers, potential investors and other visitors, according to a news release Monday by the future hotel’s owner and its operator.
Caribbean cell phone provider Digicel will own the hotel, which will have 173 new rooms and create 175 new jobs. Marriott Hotels and Resorts will operate the hotel upon completion in 2014. Construction is set to begin in 2012.
Clinton praised the project for creating jobs and attracting visitors in a statement from the William J. Clinton Foundation. “My foundation has worked with both Marriott and Digicel, and encouraged them to form this partnership,” the president said.
The Clinton Foundation “visited proposed construction sites with the parties and facilitated introductions to the Haitian government and the Haitian Tourism Association,” according to Digicel and Marriott.
Digicel claims to be Haiti’s largest private investor and cell phone provider and touts its charitable contributions to the Clinton Global Initiative. Clinton has been involved in helping Haiti since soon after the January 12, 2010, quake. At the time, he was named a U.N. special envoy to Haiti. President Barack Obama asked Clinton and former President George W. Bush to raise money for relief and recovery in Haiti. In response, the two former commanders-in-chief established the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund.
The 7.0-magnitude earthquake killed about 316,000 people and affected about 3 million of Haiti’s 9 million residents, according to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
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September 19, 2011
Former U.S. president Bill Clinton says Haiti has the potential for sparking competition in the Caribbean that would transform the island nation into a regional leader. He made the prediction in New York City at the yearly Clinton Global Initiative, or CGI, a leadership forum that tackles some of the world’s most pressing problems.
Speaking at a CGI Haiti Investment Workshop on the eve of the forum’s official start, Clinton said Haiti’s advantage as a source of cheap labor is offset by the country’s energy costs. More…