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OAS Urges Haiti to Hold Elections

August 28, 2014 | 5:10 pm | 0 Comment

OAS Urges Haiti to Hold Elections

Above: the OAS Permanent Council in session (OAS Photo/Juan Manuel Herrera) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Organization of American States' Permanent Council has adopted a declaration urging Haiti's government to hold long-delayed legislative and municipal elections by the end of this year. The OAS declaration called on Haiti's three branches of government to more...

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Haiti, Dominican Republic Private Sectors Look to Deepen Ties

August 25, 2014 | 5:26 pm | 0 Comment

Haiti, Dominican Republic Private Sectors Look to Deepen Ties

Above: Juan Dolio By the Caribbean Journal staff The private sectors of Haiti and the Dominican Republic are working to promote greater cooperation. Dominican Business leaders participating in the Quisqueya Business Initiative recently met with Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina to monitor the progress of that work. The Quisqueya initiative, named for more...

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The Conservation Opportunity in Haiti

August 25, 2014 | 10:31 am | 0 Comment

The Conservation Opportunity in Haiti

Above: a biodiversity project in Ile a Vache, Haiti (Photo: Tim Calver for The Nature Conservancy) By Maxene Atis CJ Contributor HAITI is a crossroad where conservation, health, and livelihoods meet. There is no other place in the Caribbean where conservation and restoration offer so much hope for the revival of the economy. Conservation is key to restoring more...

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Haiti’s Karibe Hotel Expanding

August 22, 2014 | 11:40 am | 0 Comment

Haiti’s Karibe Hotel Expanding

Above: expansion work at the Karibe Hotel By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti's Karibe Hotel in Petion-Ville is currently undergoing an expansion project. The hotel is Haiti's leading business hotel, located in the Petion-Ville suburb of Port-au-Prince. The Karibe is currently adding 10 new units to the property, which already has 87 rooms. In the last few more...

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Raoul Peck’s Newest Film, “Murder in Pacot,” Is a Mystery Set in Haiti

August 19, 2014 | 10:04 pm | 0 Comment

Raoul Peck’s Newest Film, “Murder in Pacot,” Is a Mystery Set in Haiti

Above: Joy Olasunmibo Ogunmakin in Murder in Pacot By the Caribbean Journal staff Haitian filmmaker Raoul Peck's latest work is a murder mystery set in Port-au-Prince. The film, Murder in Pacot, is a joint Haitan, French and Norwegian production, examining a well-off couple's life in the wake of the January 2010 earthquake. The film, which is set in a villa more...

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Haiti Names New Permanent Representative to OAS

August 14, 2014 | 5:49 am | 0 Comment

Haiti Names New Permanent Representative to OAS

Above: Haiti's new Permanent Representative to the OAS, Bocchit Edmond presents his credentials (OAS Photo/Maria Patricia Leiva) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti has appointed its new Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States. New envoy Bocchit Edmond presented his credentials last week to OAS Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza in a more...

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Haiti Launches Rehabilitation Project at Sans-Souci Palace

August 13, 2014 | 12:47 pm | 0 Comment

Haiti Launches Rehabilitation Project at Sans-Souci Palace

Above: the Sans-Souci Palace By the Caribbean Journal One of the Caribbean's most famous historical sites is getting a boost. Haiti's government announced that it had begun a project to rehabilitate the Sans-Souci Palace near the town of Milot in the north of the country. The plan includes several preservation projects, including the reconstruction of a more...

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Caribbean, Latin American Culture Ministers Begin Summit in Haiti

August 13, 2014 | 6:01 am | 0 Comment

Caribbean, Latin American Culture Ministers Begin Summit in Haiti

Above: Port-au-Prince (Caribbean Journal photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Ministers of Culture from across the Latin America and Caribbean region have begun a major conference in Port-au-Prince. The sixth Inter-American Meeting of Minister of Culture and Highest Appropriate Authorities began Tuesday in Haiti's capital, with a ceremony including Haiti more...

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Haiti Prime Minister Visits Colombia

August 7, 2014 | 1:07 pm | 0 Comment

Haiti Prime Minister Visits Colombia

Above: Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe in Colombia (Photo: OPM Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe departed the country Wednesday for an official visit to Colombia. The purpose of Lamothe's visit was to attend the inauguration ceremony of incoming Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos. On Thursday, Lamothe met with more...

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Carnival to Develop $70 Million Cruise Port Project in Haiti

August 3, 2014 | 1:41 pm | 0 Comment

Carnival to Develop $70 Million Cruise Port Project in Haiti

Above: a Carnival cruise ship By Alexander Britell MIAMI — The Caribbean's newest port project is coming to Haiti. In a statement provided to Caribbean Journal, Carnival Corporation announced that it had signed a memorandum of understanding to develop a $70 million destination cruise project in Tortuga (Ile de la Tortue), an island off the northern coast of more...

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