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Bill Clinton Arrives in Haiti with Grants, Loans for Development

NEW YORK, USA (defend.ht) - The former U.S. President Bill Clinton arrived in Haiti on Thursday to participate in meetings of the Clinton Global Initiative. Clinton's organizations accumulated to bring a number of loans and a grant for development in Haiti.

Digicel CEO Denis O'Brien will also be in the country participating in the dialogue.

A communication from the New York, USA based Clinton Foundation said the former President would travel to Ile a Vache and will visit the Abaka Bay resort.

At the resort, representatives from the Kellogg Foundation and Habitat for Humanity will make a presentation.

On a visit to Jacmel, Clinton will meet with leaders of ISPAN.

On Friday, President Clinton will lead his delegation to the Sans Souci Palace, one of Haiti's historical landmarks and he will visit the airport under construction in Cap Haitien and end his tour in Labadee.

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In Jacmel, a hotel owned by SIMACT Tourism has received $350K for renovations. This hotel is reported to be looking to join Choice Hotels International.

A grant of $460K will go to Regis College nursing schools and $1 million in loans will be made available through the Haitian development bank. About a half million dollars will be loaned to a commercial construction firm.

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