Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:40 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:40:29 GMT
(WMC-TV) - The Memphis Police Department issued a city watch for a 12-year-old boy Wednesday night. Robert McBride II was last seen leaving his residence on foot on Jamaica Avenue. He has a mohawk, andMore >>
The Memphis Police Department canceled a city watch for a 12-year-old boy Wednesday night.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:24 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:24:43 GMT
(WMC-TV) - A Memphis skateboard shop was going under until the Grizzlies' big wins, that is when owner Hunter Demster started selling T-shirts. The "Grind City" shirts saved his Midtown business whichMore >>
A Memphis skateboard shop was going under until the Grizzlies' big wins, that is when owner Hunter Demster started selling T-shirts.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:11 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:11:49 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Cleanup has begun amid the rubble Oklahoma City Wednesday where an EF-5 tornado devastated the Moore community. More than 13,000 homes were damaged or destroyed, causing possibly $2 billionMore >>
Cleanup has begun amid the rubble Oklahoma City Wednesday where an EF-5 tornado devastated the Moore community.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:00 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:00:22 GMT
(WMC-TV) - A Memphis mother defends her teenage son who is charged with murdering someone at a graduation party. Rebecca Miller and her son are anything but strangers to Action News 5. Our station helpedMore >>
A Memphis mother defends her teenage son who is charged with murdering someone at a graduation party.More >>
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SOURCE Primature Haiti
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- There's a brand new Haiti underway, and everyone can participate in the renaissance. Speaking in Miami, Florida at the first ever Philanthropy Summit held on March 9 at the Hotel Ritz Carton, Haiti's Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe invited members of the National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) and other attendees to create a for-profit investment mechanism and participate in the vision for Haiti as an emerging nation by 2030--- "The Brand New Haiti".
Lamothe highlighted the progress already achieved by Haiti, less than 37 months after the 2010 earthquake, and enthusiastically shared his administration's vision for emerging nation status for Haiti. "In laying the foundation for that goal," Lamothe explained, "the Martelly-Lamothe administration is building ambitious programs around five key priorities, the '5 Es': Education, Environment, Etat de droit or rule of law, Energy and Employment. "
According to the prime minister, the 5-E initiative has significantly advanced the national agenda. "In the area of education, Haiti has enrolled 1,3 million children through its PSUGO program," he said. "According to the latest UNICEF LEMUS study, Haiti is the country in the world, which has seen the greatest increase in primary school attendance over the last years."
On the environmental front, the Martelly-Lamothe administration is aggressively initiating reform, including planting more trees and helping the country shift from charcoal combustion to propane. "On May 1, government officials, in partnership with local students will plant one million trees in a single day," he said, adding that a $10 million, 22,000 acre agro-forestry investment is underway, spearheaded by senior representatives of Nobel Peace Laureate Mohammad Yunus, and British magnate Sir Richard Branson.
The Martelly-Lamothe administration is making it more attractive for investors in this sector by defining a new legal framework. Investments in excess of 300MM$ in renewable energies like hydro and solar are currently pending.
The administration is also aggressively creating tens of thousands of immediate jobs by rebuilding roads, airports, government buildings, housing projects,
To make Haiti more attractive to foreign investors, the government has introduced new legislation to reduce the timeframe for incorporating a company from 150 days to 24 hours. Further enhancing Haiti's appeal to investors, the World Bank has recognized the significant progress in the nation's online promotion, by changing the CFI website ranking from poor to best practice. "You can log on at www.cfihaiti.net, and soon our portal www.investinhaiti.com will be available as your gateway to investment in Haiti," announced Lamothe.
"Investment opportunities abound in Haiti and I invite you to discover those for yourselves. The great thing about Haiti is that it will always exceed your expectations."
Inspired by the prime minister's speech, president and CEO of the NBRPA, Arnie D. Fielkow formally committed himself and the NBRPA to three courses of action: affirmatively responding to the prime minister's invitation to visit Haiti; pledging to help Haiti establish a youth basketball program; and, to be available for youth basketball mentorships. Underscoring that commitment, several retired basketball players expressed individually their will to follow through on this initial meeting and explore where they could be engaged to participate.
Wednesday, May 22 2013 10:32 AM EDT2013-05-22 14:32:03 GMT
(WMC-TV) - It is a tiny pest with a big bite that can do major damage. One Germantown family said it only took one infected tick to change their entire lifestyle – something they have been dealing withMore >>
It is a tiny pest with a big bite that can do major damage.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 4:46 PM EDT2013-05-22 20:46:13 GMT
(WMC-TV) - The man accused of killing a police officer walked out of jail a free man Wednesday afternoon. Action News 5's Nick Kenney was there as Timothy McKinney was released. McKinney was accused ofMore >>
The man who pleaded guilty to killing a police officer walked out of jail a free man Wednesday afternoon.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 2:33 PM EDT2013-05-22 18:33:03 GMT
(WMC-TV) - The City of Memphis is saying "goodbye and good riddance" to blight. A derelict apartment complex, formerly called Park Place Apartments, sat vacant for four years breeding crime. It is nowMore >>
A derelict apartment complex, formerly called Park Place Apartments, sat vacant for four years breeding crime. It is now being demolished.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 5:48 PM EDT2013-05-22 21:48:12 GMT
(WMC-TV) - More jobs are coming to Memphis and city leaders are rolling out the red carpet to celebrate. Kruger Products is a leading nationwide towel and tissue manufacturer. The company announced theyMore >>
A Canadian company announced that are adding hundreds of jobs to its North Memphis office. Kruger Products rolled out the red carpet Wednesday afternoon to celebrate the expansion.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-22 16:48:44 GMT
(WMC-TV) - A Mid-South mom is convinced that one of her children was murdered. Frances Chambers has spent the past four years and a lot of money investigating the death of her son Demond. Police in herMore >>
A Mid-South mom is convinced that one of her children was murdered, despite the medical examiner's report. More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:10 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:10:09 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Wednesday is the very last day of school for students and also the last day of the Memphis City Schools system. Action News 5's Justin Hanson is speaking to longtime MCS teachers and volunteersMore >>
Wednesday is the very last day of school for students and also the last day of the Memphis City Schools system.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:22 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:22:48 GMT
(WMC-TV) - The Memphis Police Department fired two of its officers Wednesday. Marc Henderson, 32, and Parker Culver, 29, were terminated for personal conduct and violate regulation. In February, thereMore >>
Marc Henderson, 32, and Parker Culver, 29, were terminated for personal conduct and aid to violate regulation.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:21 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:21:12 GMT
(RNN) - British officials are saying one man is dead and two others were injured in a possible terrorist attack in London on Wednesday.According to BBC News, eyewitnesses said man was attacked in a streetMore >>
One man is dead after two men attacked him in broad daylight with knives and meat cleavers. More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 12:49 AM EDT2013-05-22 04:49:28 GMT
(WMC-TV) - A flood frustrated resident in a Southaven neighborhood called her backyard an ocean after severe weather Tuesday. Inside Louise Rinhart's home is not much better. "Carpet and I got hardwoodMore >>
A flood frustrated resident in a Southaven neighborhood called her backyard an ocean after severe weather Tuesday.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:13 AM EDT2013-05-22 13:13:44 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Firefighters escorted several families from their flooded homes in Horn Lake after a rain-swollen creek rose beyond its banks Tuesday. The firefighters offered piggyback rides to children toMore >>
Firefighters escorted several families from their flooded homes in Horn Lake after a rain-swollen creek rose beyond its banks Tuesday.More >>