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Spirit Launching New Jamaica Flights

 By the Caribbean journal staff Spirit Airlines is expanding its route network in the Caribbean with new service between Baltimore/Washington and Montego Bay, Jamaica. The new service, which will begin March 22, will operate daily, year round, according to the …

Bahamasair Launches New Cap-Haitien Flights

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Bahamian national carrier Bahamasair has officially launched its new weekly service between Nassau and the Haitian city of Cap-Haitien. The flights were inaugurated with a ceremony at Cap Haitien’s Hugo Chavez International Airport. Haiti Tourism …

American Airlines Officially Begins Flights to Cap-Haitien, Haiti

 Above: the American Airlines flight landing in Cap-Haitien By the Caribbean Journal staff American Airlines has officially begun its first-ever service to Cap-Haitien, Haiti. The carrier’s first daily flight touched down in Cap-Haitien on Thursday morning, with Haiti President Michel …

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 Above: an American Airlines plane in Miami (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff American Airlines is launching its first-ever flights to Cap-Haitien, Haiti, the carrier announced Monday. The service will begin Oct. 2, 2014, pending government approval. “We have …

 Above: a Tortug’Air plane (Photo: Tortug’Air) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti-based airline Tortug’Air has officially launched service between Fort Lauderdale and Cap-Haitien. The Port-au-Prince-based carrier made its inaugural flight from Fort Lauderdale on Thursday. It had been previously only …

 Above: Haiti’s National History Park in Milot By the Caribbean Journal staff Montreal-based Transat has introduced a second travel package to Haiti that includes a stay in Cap-Haitien, the company announced. The new package, called “Discover Cap Haitien,” includes two …

 This week’s Caribbean Photo comes from CJ reader Cindy Fung, who took this snapshot of the city of Cap-Haitien in Haiti. Do you have a great photo of the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com and it might be the next …

 Above: Haiti Tourism Minister Stephanie Villedrouin at a meeting in Turks and Caicos By the Caribbean Journal staff While the development of Haiti’s tourism sector is very much in its early stages, there could be a way to jumpstart it …

 Above: a Sunrise Airways plane By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s Sunrise Airways will begin regularly-schedule passenger service from Cap Haitien to Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos Islands. The service will begin on Aug. 26, the company said, the …

 Above: Cap-Haitien By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s Tourism Ministry is continuing its plan to change the way tourism establishments are classified in the country. The latest endeavour is the launch of the “Hibiscus” initiative in Haiti’s North and Northeast …

 Above: Hillary Clinton at the airport last year (USAID/Kendra Helmer) By Alexander Britell Haiti’s Cap-Haitien airport will be renamed after late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, according to Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe. The Prime Minister’s spokesman, Gary Bodeau, confirmed the …

 Above: participants in the latest hotel training session in Cap-Haitien (Photo: MT Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s Tourism Ministry continued its push to improve the quality of hotel service in the country with a 10-day training session for …

 Above: the inauguration ceremony (Photo: MT Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti has inaugurated a tourism project aimed at restoring the facades of a series of properties on Cap Haitien’s Rue 19. The project, which targets 29 houses on …

 Above: the USCGC Bear (Photo: USCG) By the Caribbean Journal staff The United States Coast Guard Cutter Bear repatriated 14 migrants from Haiti to Cap Haitien this week, the government announced in a release. The Coast Guard Sector Miami received …

 Above: flooding in Haiti during Sandy (FP) By the Caribbean Journal staff Heavy rains and flooding at the end of the week in Haiti led to the deaths of at least 11 people near Cap-Haitien, according to Haiti’s Office of …

 Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly in Brooklyn this week (Photo: OP Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Aid to Haiti should primarily be focused on a goal of long-term development, Haiti President Michel Martelly said this week. The comment came …

 Above: Haiti Tourism Minister Stephanie Villedrouin (second from right) visiting the under-construction Best Western hotel in Petion-Ville (Photo: MT Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti launches its Tourism Week beginning Sunday as part of a series of activities to …

 Above: King Henri-Christophe’s Sans-Souci Palace near Cap Haitien (UN Photo/Victoria Hazou) By the Caribbean Journal staff Nearly 30 years after it was first classified as a World Heritage Site by the United Nation Scientific, Educational and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Haiti’s …