UN: Haiti Taking “Resolute” Steps Toward Renewal of Democracy

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 […]

Op-Ed: Education in Haiti

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


Sean Penn Helps Launch New Climate Change Initiative in Haiti

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 […]

Caribbean Photo of the Week: The Sea in Ile a Vache

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’s Growth Improve?

How can Haiti grow — and grow in a different way? By Dana Niland CJ 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 […]

Helping Haitian Futures

A focus on health By Kenny Moise Op-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 […]


A Look at CARIFESTA in Haiti, in Photos

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 […]

A Letter to Haiti

To the Motherland By Ilio Durandis CJ 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 […]

A Barbancourt Cocktail from Haiti’s Marriott Port-au-Prince

Haiti’s classic rum in a fresh fruit cocktail By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ 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 […]


CARIFESTA Comes to Haiti

The Caribbean’s top cultural festival begins Friday By the Caribbean Journal staff CARIFESTA, the Caribbean’s top regional cultural event, officially begins on Friday. The 12th edition of the festival, which last took place in Suriname in 2013, is being held […]

Why This US Presidential Candidate Is Visiting Haiti

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 […]

The Caribbean's Largest Cultural Festival is Set to Launch in Haiti

Major festival coming this month to Haiti By Dana Niland CJ Contributor CARIFESTA, the largest cultural and artistic event in the Caribbean, is launching next week and will run from August 21-30. This is the 12th edition of the festival, […]


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