Haiti

Haiti Says Deal Reached to Pave Way for New Elections

 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 …

Haitian Leaders Reach Agreement Aimed at Averting Political Crisis

 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 …

Haiti’s Martelly Nominates Evans Paul as New Prime Minister

 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 …

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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 …

 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 …

 By Ilio DurandisCJ 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 …

 Above: Laurent Lamothe By Alexander Britell Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe resigned from office on Saturday night, announcing the move in a televised address. The announcement came after Lamothe was effectively forced out of office following the recommendation of a …

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Fernand Sajous, who took this beautiful snapshot of a local fisherman in front of the Abaka Bay Resort on the island of Ile a Vache in Haiti. Do you have a great photo of …

 Above: a power plant at the Caracol Industrial Park By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti will be receiving $70 million in grant funding to expand its business facilities at the Caracol Industrial Park in the north of the country. The …

 Above: the new Asu rootfop lounge at the Karibe Hotel in Haiti By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean has a brand-new, sleek rooftop lounge — at the Karibe Hotel in Petion-Ville Haiti. The new lounge, called Asu, is located at …

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Tony Marcelli, who sent in this beautiful shot of the Rivière Petite Bourg which flows into the Atlantic Ocean at the town of Le Borgne on Haiti’s north coast. Did you …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …