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Haiti occupies the western third of the island of Hispaniola, situated between Cuba and Puerto Rico, which it shares with the Dominican Republic. The Atlantic Ocean borders Haiti’s northern shores, while the Caribbean Sea is to the west and south. The Windward Passage separates Haiti from Cuba, which lies about 80 kilometers to the northwest. Haiti has an area of 27,750 sq. km. (10,714 sq. mi.), slightly smaller than Maryland. Because of its horseshoe shape, Haiti has a disproportionately long coastline. In all, Haiti’s coastline stretches 1,771 km. (1,100 mi.), with prominent peninsulas in both the north and the south. Its capital and largest city is Port-au-Prince, on the country’s southwestern coast.

Haiti occupies the mountainous portion of the island of Hispaniola. Five mountain ranges dominate Haiti’s landscape and divide the country into three regions : northern, central, and southern. The terrain is comprised of rugged mountains with small coastal plains and river valleys, and a large east-central elevated plateau. The highest peak, the Morne de la Selle, is located in the south and reaches an altitude of 2,715 meters. There are no navigable rivers in Haiti. The largest lake is Etang Saumâtre, a salt-water body located in the southern region. Ile de la Gonave, Ile de la Tortue, and Ile a Vaches comprise Haiti’s principal offshore territories. The country’s climate is warm and semiarid, with high humidity in many coastal areas.

Although Haiti averages about 325 people per square kilometer, its population is concentrated most heavily in urban areas, coastal plains, and valleys. About 95% of Haitians are of African descent. The rest of the population is mostly of mixed Caucasian-African ancestry. French is one of two official languages, but it is spoken fluently by only about 10% of the people. All Haitians speak Creole, the country’s other official language. English and Spanish are increasingly used as second languages among the young and in the business sector.

The dominant religion is Roman Catholicism. Increasing numbers of Haitians have converted to Protestantism through the work of missionaries active throughout the country. Much of the population also practices voudou (voodoo), recognized by the government as a religion in April 2003. Haitians tend to see no conflict in these African-rooted beliefs coexisting with Christian faith.

Haiti gained independence from France on January 1, 1804. Haiti was the first modern state governed by people of African descent and the second nation in the Western Hemisphere to achieve independence. René Préval, a Belgian-educated agronomist, was elected president of Haiti in 2006.

Large-scale emigration, principally to the U.S.—but also to Canada, the Dominican Republic, The Bahamas and other Caribbean neighbors, and France—has created what Haitians refer to as the Eleventh Department or the Diaspora. About one of every eight Haitians lives abroad.

Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere with 80% of the population living under the poverty line and 54% in abject poverty. Two-thirds of all Haitians depend on the agricultural sector, mainly small-scale subsistence farming, and remain vulnerable to damage from frequent natural disasters, exacerbated by the country’s widespread deforestation. While the economy has recovered in recent years, registering positive growth since 2005, four tropical storms in 2008 severely damaged the transportation infrastructure and agricultural sector.

On January 12, 2010, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck the capital of Port-au-Prince, the nation’s worst earthquake in more than 200 years. Additional information (maps and imagery) can be found from the following resources:

National Geo-Spatial Intelligence Agency

United States Army Corps of Engineers, Army Geospatial Center

United States Geological Survey Earthquake Hazard Program

United States Department of State

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (ReliefWeb)

CIA World Factbook;U. S. State Dept. Background Notes; LC Country Studies, 11/2009; 09/2009; 05/2006

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State of emergency declared in the USA due to snowfalls in three states

A state of emergency was declared last Friday in the states of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Tennessee due to ongoing snowfalls there and in other central states. According to representatives of local authorities, 175 thousand ( in Haiti x 200 thousand dead) residential buildings and office buildings remain without electricity. It will take at least a week to restore power supply. A state of emergency has also been declared in some areas of the states of Virginia, Alabama and others. Schools and government offices are closed there. nine0003

Snow storms in central US have been going on for several days now. Bad weather covers vast territories from New Mexico to North Carolina. Over the past day alone, about 40 centimeters of snow fell in a number of areas. In all states affected by the disaster, icing of power lines was recorded. In some areas, the thickness of the ice formed on the wires is more than six centimeters, which leads to breaks in power lines.

An extremely difficult situation has developed on the country’s roads. Due to the icing of significant areas, traffic was completely stopped on a number of federal highways. Harvesting equipment can not cope with the huge amount of snow that has fallen. As expected, in some areas of the states of Tennessee, Kansas, Arkansas, Missouri and some other states, up to half a meter of snow will fall in the next day. nine0003

Hundreds of flights have been canceled due to bad weather, including at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Little Rock, Arkansas, and some airports in Texas. This is mainly due to the danger of severe icing of aircraft, as well as the fact that the equipment can not cope with clearing the runways.

According to weather forecasters, heavy snow will fall in the region for several more days, after which the snowfalls will move to the east of the United States, ITAR-TASS reports.

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Express delivery to Haiti from Russia, Express mail delivery to Haiti

Where can I get the packaging?

When placing a request for delivery, tell the manager that you need packaging. The courier will arrive with envelopes and safe packages. If sending abroad will be through an office in Moscow, then a specialist on site will reliably and compactly pack the contents of the parcel, in accordance with international rules.

If I call TSM next time, will I have to tell you again about what and where to deliver?

From the first contact with the TSM international courier express delivery service, a personal manager is assigned, who maintains a customer card. On the next call, the client gets to the assigned manager of the TSM company. nine0003

Is TSM open on weekends?

On weekends and holidays there is always a manager on duty who is ready to advise on delivery issues, fill out an application, set a date and time for pickup on a weekday, but couriers do not work on weekends. If the client has a deadline, then we connect an air courier who is ready to urgently deliver the shipment to the addressee.

Do you have branches/offices abroad?

Time Saving Machine is an aggregator to which 128 Russian and international courier services and logistics companies are connected, so TSM has representative offices even in corners of the planet remote from megacities. nine0003

How can I track my shipment?

After the courier picks up the parcel, cargo or documents, the personal manager sends the carrier’s website and a tracking number, thanks to which each stage of delivery is visible in real time.

Is it possible to send a bank card abroad by courier service?

TSM sends bank cards from Russia to abroad every day. In order for the envelope to pass customs control without hindrance, the sender or addressee must be the owner of the payment card. The bank statement with a blue seal must be attached to the card. nine0003

Are envelopes and parcels opened at customs?

Items are not opened, but X-rays are used during inspection. If the customs service finds undeclared contents, the parcel can be opened, arrested, destroyed, or, at best, returned to the sender.

Do you have delivery within 24 hours in Russia?

If you need urgent delivery between cities in Russia, then TSM has a solution. Within 30 minutes after the application is made, the courier picks up the shipment and, bypassing warehouses and sorting centers, goes to the airport to transfer documents or a parcel on the next flight, thus saving the client’s precious time. In the city of destination, a local courier hands over the shipment to the addressee, that is, you do not need to go to the airport and meet the desired flight. Thus, the delivery cycle usually takes up to 12 hours, depending on the distance of settlements from airports and the availability of flights. nine0200

Tell us more about the air courier service

The air courier service is the fastest way to deliver from Russia to abroad and from abroad to Russia within 24-48 hours, depending on the distance of the countries and the availability of flights. The team has a staff of proven reliable air couriers who have visas to all international destinations. Delivery of items is carried out by one person from hand to hand without sorting centers, warehouses and points of issue of orders.

When will the courier arrive?

The manager appoints a courier at a date and time convenient for the client after signing the contract and paying for delivery services. The courier calls 30 minutes before arrival, please do not ignore the calls, otherwise the collection of the departure will have to be rescheduled for another day.

Who completes the supporting documentation?

The logistics department of the international courier service TSM takes over the task of filling in invoices and waybills. Also, if necessary, we help to collect the accompanying documentation for sending parcels abroad. nine0200

Why send photos of the package contents to the manager?

If you plan to send a parcel abroad, it will go through customs control, for which you must provide invoices and waybills filled in English and Russian. Thanks to the photographs, the logistics department will enter the data on the cargo into the accompanying documentation as accurately as possible — this will allow you to freely pass through the customs services.

What do I need to apply for the delivery of a shipment? nine0003

  • Contact the TSM manager in a convenient way — by phone, e-mail, instant messengers;
  • What is the weight and dimensions of the shipment;
  • Specify the urgency of delivery;
  • Please provide addresses, contact numbers, full name of sender and recipient;
  • Send photos of the shipment;
  • To conclude a contract for the provision of delivery services, send a scan of your passport to the manager;
  • Choose the tariff that suits you from those offered by the manager; nine0045
  • Pay for TSM’s delivery service;
  • Provide a convenient date and time for calling a courier;
  • Give the envelope or parcel to the courier.

How to save on parcel delivery?

The cost of courier delivery directly depends on the size and weight of the shipment. By packing the shipment compactly, the client will save a lot of money.
If there is no urgency for the delivery of a parcel or documents, then choose an economy tariff with a delivery time of 21–28 business days. nine0200

Will you make a discount?

The more affordable the cost of international courier delivery services, the more often legal entities will be able to exchange commercial documentation, product samples and goods with foreign partners, therefore, when concluding an agreement, we provide discounts.

For individuals, we provide weekly discounts for the delivery of items to 10 Russian and 10 foreign cities. Keep track of updates weekly, probably in your direction there will be a promotion. nine0003

When sending parcels or documents from 9:00 to 10:00 and from 18:00 to 19:00 from the office located at Moscow, Shukhov 17, building 2, for individuals we give a 10% discount on international delivery services.

Do you sign contracts with customers for delivery services?

For the peace of mind of customers and for the accounting of TSM, it concludes two types of contracts with individuals and legal entities: for a one-time shipment and for the provision of delivery services on an ongoing basis. nine0003

In what currency do you accept payments? Can I pay for delivery services while abroad?

TSM made sure that customers from any country could pay for the services of courier delivery of parcels, documents, cargo, therefore, in March 2022, they opened a foreign currency account abroad, which makes it possible to accept payments in any currency, including dollars and euro.

How do I pay for TSM delivery services?

The following payment methods are available for TSM clients: in cash at the office located in Moscow at ul. Shukhov 17, building 2; through the Internet service for receiving payments Robokassa; to the account of the organization. For foreign clients, TSM has a foreign currency account, so we accept payments in dollars and euros from payment cards issued in Europe, Turkey, the CIS, and the USA. nine0200

Can the recipient pay for TSM delivery services?

Anyone can pay for courier delivery — the manager generates a link for paying for services through the Robokassu online payment service, sends it to the customer, and the customer sends it to the addressee. After payment, Robokassa issues a check, which must be sent to the manager of the TSM company.

When do I pay for TSM delivery services?

We provide courier services on a 100% prepayment basis. For your confidence and security, we draw up a contract, after payment we issue a check. nine0200

How much does door to door delivery cost?

Hand-to-hand courier service is already included in all Time Saving Machine rates. It is enough for the sender to contact the TSM manager in a convenient way, provide information for filling out the application and appoint a courier for a convenient date, time and place. In the country of the recipient, the shipment will be delivered by the courier to the addressee.

What is the cost of TSM’s international delivery of parcels, documents and cargo in 2022? nine0003

Please provide your personal TSM manager with the following information to calculate the cost of delivery:

  • weight and dimensions of the shipment;
  • indices and addresses of sender and recipient;
  • urgent delivery.

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