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Marriott Port-au-Prince Names New Executive Chef

 The Marriott Port-au-Prince hotel in Haiti has appointed Chef Karem Khater as its new Executive Chef. A native of Egypt with more than 14 years of experience in the culinary arts, Chef Khater most recently served as the Executive Sous …

JetBlue, Marriott Port-au-Prince Partnering to Help Reforestation in Haiti

 A partnership to regain Haiti’s lost forest cover By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Haiti has lost as much as 98 percent of its forest cover over the decades, but the country has slowly been taking steps to regrow trees. Now, JetBlue …

Pope Francis and the Caribbean

 By Michael W EdghillCJ Contributor The 1st Latin American to lead the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis of Argentina, may well be considered the 1st pope of Latin America and the Caribbean. Within a few years, the leader of the …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: a JetBlue plane By the Caribbean Journal staff A little more than a year after launching its first-ever flight to Haiti, JetBlue is adding another. The New York City-based carrier announced Wednesday that it would be operating a new …

 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 …

 Above: students in Port-au-Prince (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti will be receiving a $24 million donation from the Inter-American Development Bank, following approval this week. The funding will target the expansion of access to education; it is …

 Above: a map of the quake (graphic: United States Geological survey) By the Caribbean Journal staff Cuba’s year of heightened seismic activity is continuing. Another earthquake struck near Cuba early Sunday morning, with a 4.4 magnitude quake occurring southeast of …

 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 …

 Above: expansion work at the Karibe Hotel By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s Karibe Hotel in Petion-Ville is currently undergoing an expansion project. The hotel is Haiti’s leading business hotel, located in the Petion-Ville suburb of Port-au-Prince. The Karibe is …

 Above: the Kinam Hotel in Port-au-Prince By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s hotel boom hasn’t left the existing hotels behind. Port-au-Prince’s Kinam Hotel has a new look, thanks to an ongoing expansion project that includes the addition of 85 rooms. …

 Above: Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe By the Caribbean Journal staff Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu continued his trip to Hispaniola on Tuesday with a visit to Port-au-Prince. Davutoglu held talks with Haitian officials …

 Above: a Sunrise Airways Jetstream 32 By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s Sunrise Airways will be launching new service from Port-au-Prince to Santo Domingo on Friday. The new carrier has received approval from Haiti’s Civil Aviation Authority and the Dominican …

 This week’s Caribbean Photo of the Week comes from reader Jennie Bauduy. It’s a reminder that the brilliance of Lionel Messi simply knows no bounds. Do you have a great snapshot of the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com and it …

 Above: the talks in Haiti (Photo: OP Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti President Michel Martelly held talks with Turks and Caicos Islands Governor Ric Todd during the latter’s visit to Haiti this week. The meeting, described in a …

 Above: Port-au-Prince (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti is set to receive $35.5 million in grant funding for a programme aimed at improving drinking water services in Port-au-Prince. The grant was approved by the Inter-American Development Bank, which …

 Above: Belo (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haitian singer Belo has released a new music video, “Banm Nouvel Ou.” The video, which was officially launched on Thursday, examines the the “lack of support of female musicians” and their …

 Above: Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe at the conference (Photo: OPM Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti held its first-ever mining forum on Monday at the Hotel Montana in Port-au-Prince. The forum was organized by Haiti’s Council for Economic …

 Above: a JetBlue plane By Alexander Britell Continuing its Caribbean expansion, New York City-based air carrier JetBlue announced Thursday that it would begin service to Haiti’s Port-au-Prince. The flights, which will include one daily nonstop flight between New York’s John …