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Haiti: United Nations Security Council Makes Three-Day Visit

January 25, 2015 | 2:47 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: the legislative palace in Haiti (UN Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The United Nations Security Council began a three-day visit to Haiti this weekend. The trip, which began on Saturday, was co-led by the permanent representatives of the missions of Chile and the United States. It was set to conclude on Monday. In a statement, the Security Council more...

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The New List: New Caribbean Hotels to Visit in 2015

January 21, 2015 | 7:19 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: the Marriott Port-au-Prince in Haiti Last year was full of great new hotel openings in the Caribbean, and 2015 should be more of the same. There are new hotels slated to open across the region, some large, some small, along with some cool properties that just opened at the tail end of 2015. Here are favourites, from those that just debuted to those whose doors more...

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United States’ Joe Biden, Haiti’s Michel Martelly Hold Phone Dialogue

January 18, 2015 | 11:00 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly By the Caribbean Journal staff United States Vice President Joe Biden held a phone conversation with Haiti President Michel Martelly on Friday, according to a statement from the White House. The call continued the pair’s “dialogue on the United States’ long-term support for Haiti’s reconstruction, development, and more...

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Haiti Set for Jazz Festival

January 16, 2015 | 3:03 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: last year’s festival By the Caribbean Journal staff The ninth edition of the Port-au-Prince International Jazz Festival begins Saturday in Haiti’s capital. The weeklong festival includes artists from Haiti, the wider Caribbean and the world, including legendary Haitian group Boukman Esperyans, Trinidad and Tobago’s Etienne Charles, Switzerland’s more...

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Haiti Says Deal Reached to Pave Way for New Elections

January 12, 2015 | 6:00 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s long-delayed legislative and municipal elections could be back on track. The office of Haiti President Michel Martelly issued a statement on Monday announcing an agreement reached between the opposition and major political parties for the realization of elections this year. The more...

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Haitian Leaders Reach Agreement Aimed at Averting Political Crisis

December 31, 2014 | 5:41 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s political leaders have reached a tentative agreement aimed at averting a political crisis in the country. It comes after the nomination of Evans Paul as the country’s new Prime Minister, and seeks to pave the way for Evans’ approval in the role. Evans was named following the more...

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Haiti’s Martelly Nominates Evans Paul as New Prime Minister

December 26, 2014 | 6:07 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Prime Minister-designate Evans Paul By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti President Michel Martelly has nominated politician Evans Paul as the country’s next Prime Minister. Paul has been tapped to succeed former Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe following the latter’s resignation earlier this month. Paul, the former mayor of Port-au-Prince, needs to be more...

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Haiti Names Interim Prime Minister

December 22, 2014 | 12:26 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Haiti’s new Interim Prime Minister, Florence Guillaume By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti President Michel Martelly has named Florence Duperval Guillaume the country’s new Prime Minister. Guillaume has been appointed on an interim basis to replace former Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe, who stepped down last week in a bid to ease growing tensions more...

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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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