Haiti

Haiti’s Royal Decameron Close to Debut

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A major new all inclusive resort is opening soon in Haiti. The opening of the Royal Decameron could prove to be a major boost to Haiti’s nascent tourism sector. The property is slated to debut …

Haiti Holds First Round of Presidential Elections

 Above: electoral materials arrive at Haiti’s airport (UN Photo/Srdan Slavkovic) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti held its first round of presidential elections on Sunday, although it will likely be some time before the leading vote-getters are announced. The country …

Haiti: UN Renews Mandate, Force Levels of Peacekeepers

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The United Nations Security Council has voted to extend the mandate of the world body’s peacekeeping force in Haiti. The Security Council renewed the mandate for one year until Oct. 16, 2016 at force levels …

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 Is Haiti’s political process moving forward? By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti is taking “resolute” steps toward renewing its democratic institutions, according to MINUSTAH Chief Sandra Honore. The United Nations’ top official in Haiti pointed to the first-round elections in …

 “Let’s raise a new generation of Haitians that is scientifically and technologically literate.” By Eric Rolex JosephOp-Ed Contributor Education is the best way for a country to reduce poverty, become competitive on the international stage and strengthen democracy and good …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Marriott International is embarking on a major expansion push in Latin America and the Caribbean, the company said this week. The company said it plans to open 60 new hotels in Latin America and the …

 Penn, Hollande meet on initiative By Dana Niland CJ Contributor A major new climate initiative is coming to Haiti, led by Sean Penn and French officials. Representatives of the French and Haitian Governments including French President François Hollande met this …

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Roomaline Chemaly, who sent in this beautiful shot of the sea off the coast of Ile a Vache in Haiti. Do you have a great photo of the region? Send it …

 How can Haiti grow — and grow in a different way? By Dana NilandCJ Contributor A new report from the World Bank Group has outlined key opportunities and constraints to faster sustainable and inclusive growth in Haiti. The report cites the nation’s …

 A focus on health By Kenny MoiseOp-Ed Contributor Across the globe, the number of migrants has risen in the recent years. This phenomenon is exacerbated by the growing poverty in regions like Sub-Saharan Africa and wars in others like Syria. …

 A cultural celebration in Haiti By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s just the 12th time the regional CARIFESTA festival has been held, but this year’s edition is finally in one of the region’s cultural capitals: Haiti. The festival, which officially …

  To the Motherland By Ilio DurandisCJ Contributor I am not sure where to begin, but I have this impulse inside of me that will not go away. My thoughts have been holding me hostage every time I think about …

 Haiti’s classic rum in a fresh fruit cocktail By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor It’s one of the great exports of Haiti — rum. And, more specifically, the country’s famous Rhum Barbancourt. That brings us to the Marriott Port-au-Prince, where the …

 Rand Paul, MD makes trip to Haiti By the Caribbean Journal staff One US presidential candidate is taking some time from the campaign trail to visit the Caribbean. Sen. Rand Paul, a Republican candidate for president from Kentucky, is joining …

 Above: an InselAir plane By Dana NilandCJ Contributor In response to what it said was rising demand, Dutch Caribbean air carrier InselAir is increasing the frequency of its flights from Curacao to several locations around the Caribbean. Beginning June 2, …

 Above: the new interior garden at MUPANAH By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s Musée du Panthéon National Haïtien, one of the Caribbean’s leading museums, has gotten a makeover. This week, the museum has completed the first phase of an extension …

 Above: JetBlue crew holding a Haitian flag in Boston By the Caribbean Journal staff JetBlue officially launched its newest flight to Haiti on Wednesday. The new service comes in the form of seasonal flights between Boston’s Logan Airport and Port-au-Prince’s Toussaint …

 Above: The Red Cross promised to build hundreds of new homes in Campeche but none have been built. Many residents still live in crude shacks. (Marie Arago, special to ProPublica) By Justin Elliott, ProPublica, and Laura Sullivan, NPR THE NEIGHBORHOOD …