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Haiti Getting $41 Million Grant for Final Phase of Industrial Park

 More funding for final phase of project By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Inter-American Development Bank has approved a $41 million grant for the fifth and final phase of the Caracol Industrial Park, which has become the main manufacturing hub in northern …

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Sean Penn Has a New Plan to Reforest Haiti

 It’s no secret that Haiti’s forest cover has been decimated in recent years. But a new coalition is looking to reforest the country with an initiative called “Haiti Takes Root.” Spearheaded by Sean Penn and his J/P Haitian Relief Organization, …

A Big New Hotel Opens in Haiti

 Haiti has its first major all-inclusive resort in decades. In what could provide a significant boost to the country’s inchoate tourism sector, the onetime Club Med property on Haiti’s Cote des Arcadins has been transformed into the new Royal Decameron …

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 Haiti Tourism Minister Stephanie Villedrouin recently held a working meeting with officials from Panama-based Copa Airlines. The meeting this week focused on the potential increase of flights between Haiti and Panama and on the proposed creation of tourism packages in …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff In a major boost to Haiti’s burgeoning tourism sector, Marriott International has announced that its Autograph Collection is expanding to Haiti. The Habitation Jouissant boutique hotel in Cap Haitien will join the Autograph Collection in …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A major new all inclusive resort is opening soon in Haiti. The opening of the Royal Decameron could prove to be a major boost to Haiti’s nascent tourism sector. The property is slated to debut …

 Above: electoral materials arrive at Haiti’s airport (UN Photo/Srdan Slavkovic) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti held its first round of presidential elections on Sunday, although it will likely be some time before the leading vote-getters are announced. The country …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The United Nations Security Council has voted to extend the mandate of the world body’s peacekeeping force in Haiti. The Security Council renewed the mandate for one year until Oct. 16, 2016 at force levels …

 We’ve always said that the best beach in the Caribbean is the one you’re on right now. But some beaches are that much more special — the ones that repay great journeys. But what makes a great beach? Is it the …

 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 …

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

 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 …

 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 grow — and grow in a different way? By Dana NilandCJ 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 nation’s …

 A focus on health By Kenny MoiseOp-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 Syria. …

 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 …

  To the Motherland By Ilio DurandisCJ 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 …

 Haiti’s classic rum in a fresh fruit cocktail By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ 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 the …