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Haiti Tourism Is Booming

 Haiti’s efforts to boost tourism appear to be paying off. The Caribbean country reported a 10.9 percent increase in stayover visitors in 2015, according to the latest numbers from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. That was the fourth-best increase of any …

Haiti Reaches Deal for Transitional Government

 Haiti has reached a deal for a transitional government after President Michel Martelly’s term expired without an elected successor. Under the terms of the agreement, which was reached 22 hours before Martelly’s term expired, Haiti’s Parliament will elect an interim …

Haiti’s Constitutional Crisis

 The constitution question By Ilio DurandisCJ Contributor How should Haiti proceed as the mandate of the current president comes to term on Feb. 7th and with no president-elect to assume power? Is the answer in the Haitian constitution, political consensus, through the …

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 United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says he is “concerned” over the political situation in Haiti. In a statement this week, Ban said he was concerned about the “growing political uncertainty in Haiti, following the publication of the results of …

 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 …

sean penn

 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, …

haiti copa airlines

 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 …

 Haiti’s hotel product continues to grow By the Caribbean Journal staff Another new hotel has opened its doors in Haiti. The Hotel L’Ermitage de Pandiassou, a boutique property near the area of Hinche, is now officially open. The property includes 28 …

 Above: The Red Cross promised to build hundreds of new homes in Campeche but none have been built. Many residents still live in crude shacks. (Marie Arago, special to ProPublica) By Justin Elliott, ProPublica, and Laura Sullivan, NPR THE NEIGHBORHOOD …

 Above: a Sunrise Airways plane By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s Sunrise Airways has been awarded a “Part 129” operating permit from the Dominican Republic’s Institute of Civil Aviation, enabling the company to begin regularly-scheduled flights between Port-au-Prince and Santo …

 Above: Port-au-Prince (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Two top United States officials are visiting Haiti and the Dominican Republic this week. Counselor Thomas A Shannon and Special Coordinator for Haiti Thomas C Adams are traveling to the two …

 Above: the Moulin Sur Mer Hotel, one of Expedia’s partners in Haiti By the Caribbean Journal staff Travel giant Expedia is making big moves in Haiti. The company reported this week that it had been making a “significant” expansion in …

 Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly in Ile a Vache By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s perhaps the keystone of Haiti’s renewed tourism hopes: Ile a Vache. And the beach-laden island, which is the site of a major new development project, …

 By Ilio DurandisCJ Contributor In the absence of the constitution, democracy is dead. On Jan. 13th of this year, Haitians woke up with a dysfunctional parliament, where only 10 out of 30 Senators remained in office, and effectively the total …

 Above: Haiti By the Caribbean Journal staff Canada’s Air Transat is expanding its service to Haiti. The carrier announced this week that it would be commercializing “regular aviation activities” to the country. That means the flights from Montreal will now be “commercialized” …

 Above: Haiti By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s strong tourism growth continued in 2014, according to new data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The country, which has been developing a long-dormant sector in recent years, received a total of 465,174 …

 Above: Haiti’s new Interim Prime Minister, Florence Guillaume By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti President Michel Martelly has named Florence Duperval Guillaume the country’s new Prime Minister. Guillaume has been appointed on an interim basis to replace former Prime Minister …

 Above: an InterCaribbean Airways plane By the Caribbean Journal staff Turks and Caicos-based InterCaribbean Airways is set to launch a group of new flights around the region, the regional carrier announced. The company has launched nonstop flights between Kingston and …