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Haiti Names New Tourism Minister

 Haiti’s renewed tourism hopes are now in new hands. The country has named a new Tourism Minister to succeed former Tourism Minister Stephanie Villedrouin, who went a long way in reviving the country’s long-dormant tourism sector. The new minister is …

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New Nonstop Flights From Miami to Haiti

 There’s a new way to fly to Haiti. Dutch Caribbean carrier InselAir has returned with its nonstop flights from Miami to Haiti. The flights will be operated on a McDonnell Douglas aircraft four times each week on Sundays, Mondays, Thursdays …

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From Haiti to Cuba, One CEO’s Big Plans For Caribbean Aviation

 By Simons ChaseCuba Journal HAITI — On a bright February morning amid a mild westerly breeze, a newly painted plane sticks out like a fresh blade of grass as it parks and prepares to load passengers on the tarmac of …

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 Sunrise Airways has expanded its service to Cuba with the launch of its first-ever flights to Camaguey, Cuba. The new route is the first to feature the carrier’s new 46-seat ATR 42-320 aircraft, which was added to the Sunrise fleet last week. “These new flights …

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 Haiti’s Sunrise Airways has announced the expansion of its fleet with a new ATR 42-320 aircraft. The company said it would accept delivery in late February 2016. “Bringing an ATR into the Sunrise fold represents a bright new beginning for our …

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 Haiti’s efforts to boost tourism appear to be paying off. The Caribbean country reported a 10.9 percent increase in stayover visitors in 2015, according to the latest numbers from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. That was the fourth-best increase of any …

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 Haiti has reached a deal for a transitional government after President Michel Martelly’s term expired without an elected successor. Under the terms of the agreement, which was reached 22 hours before Martelly’s term expired, Haiti’s Parliament will elect an interim …

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 The constitution question By Ilio DurandisCJ Contributor How should Haiti proceed as the mandate of the current president comes to term on Feb. 7th and with no president-elect to assume power? Is the answer in the Haitian constitution, political consensus, through the …

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 Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas cruise ship canceled its planned visit to the Haitian cruise port of Labadee this week, citing “political protests in the area.” The cruise line pointed to a video on Facebook that showed the ship …

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 The problem with politics in Haiti By Ilio DurandisCJ Contributor I have had some time to think and analyze Haitian politics, especially since the Fall of Duvalier. And one theme that keeps coming up is that of a pyramid scheme. …

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 It’s been more than two months since Haiti held its first round of presidential elections on Oct. 25, and the country still has no president-elect. Jovenel Moise and Jude Celestin, who got the most votes in the first round of …

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 A 4.5-magnitude earthquake caused weak to light shaking in the Dominican Republic on Saturday, according to the United States Geological Survey. The quake, which occurred at around 11:25 AM local time, struck at a depth of 12 kilometres. Its epicentre …

Voting in the recent presidential elections (UN Photo)

 United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says he is “concerned” over the political situation in Haiti. In a statement this week, Ban said he was concerned about the “growing political uncertainty in Haiti, following the publication of the results of …

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 More funding for final phase of project By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Inter-American Development Bank has approved a $41 million grant for the fifth and final phase of the Caracol Industrial Park, which has become the main manufacturing hub in northern …

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 It’s no secret that Haiti’s forest cover has been decimated in recent years. But a new coalition is looking to reforest the country with an initiative called “Haiti Takes Root.” Spearheaded by Sean Penn and his J/P Haitian Relief Organization, …

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 Haiti has its first major all-inclusive resort in decades. In what could provide a significant boost to the country’s inchoate tourism sector, the onetime Club Med property on Haiti’s Cote des Arcadins has been transformed into the new Royal Decameron …

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 Haiti Tourism Minister Stephanie Villedrouin recently held a working meeting with officials from Panama-based Copa Airlines. The meeting this week focused on the potential increase of flights between Haiti and Panama and on the proposed creation of tourism packages in …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff In a major boost to Haiti’s burgeoning tourism sector, Marriott International has announced that its Autograph Collection is expanding to Haiti. The Habitation Jouissant boutique hotel in Cap Haitien will join the Autograph Collection in …