Haiti

The Battle for Haiti

 By Ilio DurandisCJ Contributor Maybe it is true that no one will ever fully understand Haiti. From being the very first nation of the modern era to abolish slavery out of a bloody revolution to being the least prosperous and …

Haiti Eyes Another Island For New Development Projects

 Above: Haiti’s Prime Minister (above) in Gonave (Photo: OPM Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s development plans are expanding to another new island. As the country has looked to develop tourism projects on the island of Ile a Vache …

Haiti: UN Warns of “Institutional Vacuum” Without Elections Soon

 Above: UN Special Representative Sandra Honore (UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe) By the Caribbean Journal staff The United Nations is continuing its call for Haiti to hold long-delayed elections before the end of the year. Speaking to the Security Council this week, …

LATEST NEWS

 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: the IMF’s headquarters By the Caribbean Journal staff The International Monetary Fund’s Executive Board has approved the extension of its agreement with Haiti under an Extended Credit Facility. The agreement was extended to Dec. 28, and was taken without …

 Above: Dominican and Haitian officials at the opening event in Santo Domingo (Photo: MT Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff While attracting visitors from the United States and Canada will be crucial for Haiti’s tourism hopes, the country is also …

 Above: Ile a Vache By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s recently-revived tourism push has a major focus: developing the island of Ile a Vache. The government said this week that it’s projects on the island had already launched, with plans …

 Above: the OAS Permanent Council in session (OAS Photo/Juan Manuel Herrera) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Organization of American States’ Permanent Council has adopted a declaration urging Haiti’s government to hold long-delayed legislative and municipal elections by the end …

 Above: Juan Dolio By the Caribbean Journal staff The private sectors of Haiti and the Dominican Republic are working to promote greater cooperation. Dominican Business leaders participating in the Quisqueya Business Initiative recently met with Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina …

 Above: a biodiversity project in Ile a Vache, Haiti (Photo: Tim Calver for The Nature Conservancy) By Maxene AtisCJ Contributor HAITI is a crossroad where conservation, health, and livelihoods meet. There is no other place in the Caribbean where conservation and …

 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: Joy Olasunmibo Ogunmakin in Murder in Pacot By the Caribbean Journal staff Haitian filmmaker Raoul Peck’s latest work is a murder mystery set in Port-au-Prince. The film, Murder in Pacot, is a joint Haitan, French and Norwegian production, examining …

 Above: Haiti’s new Permanent Representative to the OAS, Bocchit Edmond presents his credentials (OAS Photo/Maria Patricia Leiva) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti has appointed its new Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States. New envoy Bocchit Edmond presented …

 Above: the Sans-Souci Palace By the Caribbean Journal One of the Caribbean’s most famous historical sites is getting a boost. Haiti’s government announced that it had begun a project to rehabilitate the Sans-Souci Palace near the town of Milot in …

 Above: Port-au-Prince (Caribbean Journal photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Ministers of Culture from across the Latin America and Caribbean region have begun a major conference in Port-au-Prince. The sixth Inter-American Meeting of Minister of Culture and Highest Appropriate Authorities …

 Above: Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe in Colombia (Photo: OPM Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe departed the country Wednesday for an official visit to Colombia. The purpose of Lamothe’s visit was to attend the …

 Above: a Carnival cruise ship By Alexander Britell MIAMI — The Caribbean’s newest port project is coming to Haiti. In a statement provided to Caribbean Journal, Carnival Corporation announced that it had signed a memorandum of understanding to develop a …

 Above: Labadee, Haiti By the Caribbean Journal staff As Haiti sees growth in stopover visits, the country is also showing strong improvement in the cruise sector. Haiti tallied 368,942 cruise passenger arrivals in the first half of 2014, according to …