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Haiti Continues Shift to Mobile Money

 Above: the launch of the “Ti Manman Cheri” initiative (FP) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti is continuing its drive to use mobile phones to bridge the banking gap. A mobile money initiative funded in part by the Bill & …

Digicel Acquires Haitian Firm Voila

 Above: a Digicel stand in Haiti during Carnival By the Caribbean Journal staff Digicel Group has acquired Haitian mobile phone operator Voila from parent company Trilogy International Partners. Voila, formerly known as Communication Cellulaire d’Haiti, launched in Haiti in 1998. …

In Haiti, Mobile Money Transfers Fund New Homes, With Help from Digicel

 Above: construction in Haiti (UNDP Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff In Haiti, while two-thirds of the population has access to mobile phones, just 10 percent have bank accounts. A new UNDP initiative looks to use mobile money transfer technology …

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 Above: Cayes-Jacmel (Photo: HTO) By Maura R. O’ConnorCJ Contributor When Dominican business entrepreneur Frank Ranieri wanted to get involved in tourism in the 1970s, he crossed the border into Haiti to see how it was done. “[Haiti’s tourism] was bigger …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Digicel Group will build a $45 million, 173-room hotel in Port-au-Prince operating under the Marriott brand the company announced. Port-au-Prince has roughly 500 hotel rooms currently in operation, and the hotel, which would target …

 By James EnglishAll photos by James English PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Sainte Marie is a neighborhood located on the side of a steep hill in southern Port-au-Prince.  The area was heavily damaged during the earthquake of January 12, 2010, and since …

 By Alexander Britell Colm Delves has been Digicel Group CEO since 2005, after joining the company as Group Chief Financial Officer in 2004. Delves has overseen a fourfold increase in the number of markets the company reaches, helping to bring …