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Haiti Reporting 21 Percent Jump in Tourist Arrivals in 2014

December 16, 2014 | 4:24 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Ile a Vache in Haiti By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti is reporting a 21.1 percent increase in tourist arrivals in 2014, according to third-quarter numbers reported by the country's Ministry of Tourism. Haiti welcomed 362,890 stayover arrivals in the first nine months of 2014, according to the Ministry, up from 299,686 for the same period. The rate more...

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Haiti’s Current Crisis

December 15, 2014 | 6:55 pm | 0 Comment

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By Ilio Durandis CJ Contributor AFTER THE earthquake in Haiti in 2010, former US president Bill Clinton championed the term “build back better” to emphasize that the post-earthquake Haiti should be better than the one that Haitians experienced before. Haiti was probably the most unstable country in the region during the 20 years post-dictatorship more...

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Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe Resigns From Office

December 14, 2014 | 10:53 am | 0 Comment

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Above: Laurent Lamothe By Alexander Britell Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe resigned from office on Saturday night, announcing the move in a televised address. The announcement came after Lamothe was effectively forced out of office following the recommendation of a commission appointed by Haiti President Michel Martelly and growing anti-government protests more...

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Caribbean Photo of the Week: On the Sea in Ile a Vache, Haiti

December 13, 2014 | 2:29 pm | 0 Comment

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The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Fernand Sajous, who took this beautiful snapshot of a local fisherman in front of the Abaka Bay Resort on the island of Ile a Vache in Haiti. Do you have a great photo of the Caribbean? Send it to [email protected] with CPOTW in the subject line. It could be the next one! — more...

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Haiti to Receive $70 Million Grant to Expand Caracol Industrial Park

December 12, 2014 | 6:21 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: a power plant at the Caracol Industrial Park By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti will be receiving $70 million in grant funding to expand its business facilities at the Caracol Industrial Park in the north of the country. The funding is coming in the amount of $55 million from the Inter-American Development Bank, co-financed by the US government to the more...

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The Caribbean’s Newest Rooftop Lounge

December 2, 2014 | 7:01 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: the new Asu rootfop lounge at the Karibe Hotel in Haiti By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean has a brand-new, sleek rooftop lounge — at the Karibe Hotel in Petion-Ville Haiti. The new lounge, called Asu, is located at the top of what is Haiti's leading conference hotel. It's also the highlight of a recently-completed expansion project at the more...

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Caribbean Photo of the Week: The North Coast of Haiti

November 29, 2014 | 7:00 pm | 0 Comment

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The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Tony Marcelli, who sent in this beautiful shot of the Rivière Petite Bourg which flows into the Atlantic Ocean at the town of Le Borgne on Haiti's north coast. Did you take a great photo of the Caribbean? Send it to [email protected] with CPOTW in the subject line and it could be the next more...

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What Are the Best Hotels in Haiti?

November 26, 2014 | 6:29 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: a room at the Royal Oasis in Petion-Ville By the Caribbean Journal staff Last year, Haiti's Tourism Ministry announced it would be introducing a new way of classifying its hotels. Instead of using the traditional "star" rating system, the Ministry announced that it would be using the country's national flower (and face of its tourism logo), the more...

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Does Marriott Have More Plans in Haiti?

November 23, 2014 | 11:40 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: a rendering of the planned Marriott in Haiti By the Caribbean Journal staff Marriott has a new hotel on the way in Haiti — its first-ever property in the country slated to open in Port-au-Prince in February. But does it have more plans in the country? A team of Marriott executives visited the country last week, according to a statement from Haiti's more...

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All-Inclusive Resort Brand Scouts Haiti

November 19, 2014 | 3:05 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Decameron executives with Haiti Tourism Minister Stephanie Villedrouin Haiti (Photo: MT Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Increasingly, it looks as though Haiti could find a partner to build an all-inclusive resort in the country. The latest hotel company to scout Haiti for a potential resort was Decameron, which has all-inclusive hotels in 11 more...

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