Two months of film screenings, performances, pop-up sales and exhibits celebrating Haitian arts and culture kicks off this weekend in the city, according to organizers from the Crown Heights-based non-profit Haiti Cultural Exchange.

I met not one but three remarkable social entrepreneurs here in Haiti. The first is a young woman who is leading a local effort to help other entrepreneurs in Haiti, the second a young man who now runs the larges plastic recycling business and the last, a returned political exile from the Duvalier era that now runs a promising hydroponics business off of his roof!

As Hillary Clinton moves toward a second run for the White House, her family’s global charitable work, mostly through the Clinton Foundation, has come under intense scrutiny. Raising concerns that the Clintons are creating conflicts of interest by blurring the lines between their political, business and charitable interests.

Five years after Haiti's devastating 2010 earthquake, many Haitians feel international efforts to help the country recover from the disaster failed to meet their goals, particularly local ownership of development gains. One of these critics is journalist and public relations consultant Gotson Pierre, whose advice to the global development community is precisely to “go local” and involve the population in all aid programs.

The Core Group commends the efforts undertaken by the President of the Republic to implement the recommendation of the Presidential Advisory Commission and the work he has undertaken, together with the Presidents of the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies, the representatives of political parties and other political stakeholders to forge the necessary consensus for the nomination of a Prime Minister and the formation of a consensus government.

Lawyers argue the U.N. should compensate victims of the disease allegedly spread by its peacekeepers.

As part of the sports diplomacy program, Tony Sanneh and Thomas Rongen, two American football (soccer) coaches arrived in Port Au Prince this week to take part in a sports program for youth in Haiti, from August 3 - 9, 2014 with partnership from the Haitian National Police (PNH) and the Community Policing Unit, Scouts d'Haïti, and the Haitian Ministry of National Education, Youth and Sports.

Stéphanie Balmir Villedrouin, the Minister of Tourism and Creative Industries (MTIC) at the head of a delegation composed of members of the Promotion Department of the Ministry and Maryse Noel, her Director General, participates this week at Caribbean Week taking place in New York from 2 to 8 June 2014 under the auspices of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO).