The Battle for Haiti

September 22, 2014 | 3:27 pm | 0 Comment


By Ilio Durandis CJ Contributor Maybe it is true that no one will ever fully understand Haiti. From being the very first nation of the modern era to abolish slavery out of a bloody revolution to being the least prosperous and advanced country in the western hemisphere, Haiti continues to mesmerize its citizens and foreigners alike. Those who fought and won its more...

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Haiti Eyes Another Island For New Development Projects

September 15, 2014 | 12:36 am | 0 Comment


Above: Haiti's Prime Minister (above) in Gonave (Photo: OPM Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti's development plans are expanding to another new island. As the country has looked to develop tourism projects on the island of Ile a Vache and signed a major deal with Carnival Cruise Lines for a project on the island of Ile de la Tortue, it's looking to more...

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Haiti: UN Warns of “Institutional Vacuum” Without Elections Soon

September 12, 2014 | 8:02 pm | 0 Comment


Above: UN Special Representative Sandra Honore (UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe) By the Caribbean Journal staff The United Nations is continuing its call for Haiti to hold long-delayed elections before the end of the year. Speaking to the Security Council this week, UN Special Representative and MINUSTAH Chief Sandra Honore said that, due to political deadlock, no more...

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LIAT’s New Caribbean Destination

September 11, 2014 | 4:55 pm | 0 Comment


Above: a LIAT plane By the Caribbean Journal staff LIAT is launching flights to Haiti, the company announced this week. The new service to Haiti's, capital, Port-au-Prince, will launch on Dec. 5. The flights will operate every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, with service from Santo Domingo. "The new route will meet customer demand and provide more...

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IMF Announces Extension of Haiti’s Extended Credit Facility

September 3, 2014 | 10:35 am | 0 Comment


Above: the IMF's headquarters By the Caribbean Journal staff The International Monetary Fund's Executive Board has approved the extension of its agreement with Haiti under an Extended Credit Facility. The agreement was extended to Dec. 28, and was taken without a board meeting, the IMF said. Haiti's government requested the extension to "provide them with more...

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Haiti Opens Tourism Promotion Office in Dominican Republic

September 2, 2014 | 10:54 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Dominican and Haitian officials at the opening event in Santo Domingo (Photo: MT Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff While attracting visitors from the United States and Canada will be crucial for Haiti's tourism hopes, the country is also looking for travelers closer to home. Haiti's government has officially inaugurated its first-ever tourism promotion more...

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Haiti Planning to Develop 1,000 Hotel Rooms on Ile a Vache

August 30, 2014 | 9:39 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Ile a Vache By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti's recently-revived tourism push has a major focus: developing the island of Ile a Vache. The government said this week that it's projects on the island had already launched, with plans for 1,000 luxury hotel rooms, an archaeology museum, nightclubs, art galleries and craft boutiques. The government has more...

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OAS Urges Haiti to Hold Elections

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


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


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

"Projet Pilote de Conservation de la Biodiveriste et le Renforcement de l'Economie Locale A Ile A Vache, Haiti"  O.J.P.A.

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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