Posts Tagged ‘Haiti’

Health officials identify another case of chikungunya virus

JACKSON — The Mississippi State Department of Health is confirming one new human case of chikungunya (chih-kihn-GUHN’-yuh) virus. Health officials say in a news release the newest case occurred in a resident who recently returned from the Dominican Republic. This is the fourth human case reported in a Mississippi. The three cases previously reported occurred […] [...]

Stan Buckley is building hope in Haiti

Stan Buckley is the former senior pastor at First Baptist Church in Jackson. Before he left the church, he started But God Ministries, which seeks to help Haiti recover from the 2010 earthquake by building sustainable communities. Q — But God Ministries has its beginning in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. How […] [...]

Read October 1 issue of MBJ

>> TRANSPORTATION Transportation commissioner Dick Hall on lonely campaign for better road maintenance— by Ted Carter Also in this week’s paper: >> MDOT Road commissioner open to options other than increasing pump prices— by Ted Carter >>RETAIL Whole Foods set to break ground in November— by Clay Chandler >> HEALTHCARE Analysis of Medicaid expansion under […] [...]

NVision releases Haitian mapbook

by Published: February 16,2010

Tags: disaster recovery, earthquake, Haiti

HANCOCK COUNTY — NVision Solutions Inc. has partnered with LeadDog Consulting to release a series of Haiti map products designed to assist relief workers and generate funds for relief organizations providing support to earthquake victims. The “Haitian Relief Mapbook: Port-au-Prince and Surrounding Areas” is the first in a series of paper map products made for […] [...]

Spraggins lending hand in Haiti

by Published: February 15,2010

Tags: disaster recovery, earthquake, Haiti, Hurricane Katrina

The man who managed Harrison County’s emergency operations for Hurricane Katrina is now in Haiti, where he says the struggle is “heartbreaking.” In a telephone interview with The Sun-Herald, Joe Spraggins says earthquake survivors are making a tent out of just about anything, or sleeping on the streets. Spraggins is working for DRC Haiti, a […] [...]

New 6.1-quake hits Haiti, people flee into streets

by Published: January 20,2010

Tags: earthquake, Haiti, tragedy

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The most powerful aftershock yet struck Haiti on Wednesday, shaking more rubble from damaged buildings and sending screaming people running into the streets eight days after the country’s capital was devastated by an apocalyptic quake. The magnitude-6.1 temblor was the largest of more than 40 significant aftershocks that have followed the Jan. […] [...]

Thousands feared lost following Haiti quake

by Published: January 13,2010

Tags: earthquake, Haiti

The president of Haiti says that thousands may be dead after a magnitude-7 earthquake slammed the small Caribbean country on Tuesday. Reports from the Associated Press place early death tolls between 100 and 500 thousand. The White House has promised rescue and humanitarian efforts in response to the “cruel and incomprehensible” tragedy. [...]

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