What Are the Best Hotels in Haiti?

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


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


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


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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UN: “Haiti Cannot Wait Two Generations” to Eliminate Cholera

November 17, 2014 | 6:01 am | 0 Comment


Above: combating cholera in Haiti by providing clean water (UN Photo/Logan Abassi) By the Caribbean Journal staff Support for initiatives to combat cholera in Haiti have been "disappointing," according to Pedro Medrano Rojas, the senior United Nations Coordinator for the Cholera Response in Haiti. Rojas was writing in the Greek newspaper To Vima. "We are more...

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Kenneth Cole Opens Store in Haiti

November 10, 2014 | 9:49 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Kenneth Cole and his team wore these shirts to debut the new boutique By the Caribbean Journal staff Designer Kenneth Cole has opened his first-ever boutique in Haiti. The store, located in the recently-expanded Kinam Hotel, is located in the Port-au-Prince suburb of Petion-Ville. It is the first Caribbean boutique which Cole has opened. A portion of more...

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Haiti’s Michel Martelly, Lamothe Meet With President of Ecuador

November 10, 2014 | 9:09 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly with Ecuador President Rafael Correa in Quito (Photo: OP Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti President Michel Martelly and Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe met Monday with Ecuador President Rafael Correa in Quito. The meeting was part of an official visit to the country, which has been steadily deepening its more...

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Rum Journal: A Taste of Abaka Bay, Haiti

November 9, 2014 | 6:01 am | 0 Comment


Above: Abaka Bay in Haiti IT'S ONE of the secret paradises of the Caribbean: the island of Ile a Vache, Haiti. And the island's leading boutique resort, Abaka Bay, has been kind enough to share a taste with us, offering the recipe for one ifs signature rum cocktails. You might call it a Taste of Abaka Bay. Here's the recipe: 4 oz of Rhum (preferably more...

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Mia Love Is the First Haitian-American Elected to the US Congress

November 5, 2014 | 7:23 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Mia Love By the Caribbean Journal staff Utah's Mia Love made history Tuesday night, becoming the first-ever Haitian-American to be elected to the United States House of Representatives. Love, a Republican, defeated Democrat Doug Owens in the race, two years after losing her first bid for Congress in 2012. Love is the first black female Republican more...

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Caribbean Art: A New Look at the Contemporary Art of Haiti

November 3, 2014 | 5:52 pm | 0 Comment


Above: one of the works by Joseph Eddy Pierre (courtesy of Kolektif 509) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti's Kolektif 509 will be holding its third exhibition of contemporary Haitian art beginning Friday, Nov. 7. This year's exhibition is being held under the theme "Invented Realities," featuring work from nine new artists including Martine Brisson, Philippe more...

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Haiti Begins Work on Another New International Airport

November 3, 2014 | 6:01 am | 0 Comment


Above: Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe lays the first stone (Photo: OPM Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Just weeks after debuting its new airport terminal in Cap-Haitien, Haiti has begun work on a brand-new airport in Jeremie. Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe laid the ceremonial first stone at the new Jeremie Interantional Airport, located in the more...

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