haiti news


Haiti’s Martelly Visits Ile a Vache

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, […]

What Happened to Democracy in Haiti?

By Ilio Durandis CJ 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 […]


Air Transat Commercializes Regular Flights to Haiti

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” […]


Haiti Continues Strong Tourism Growth

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 […]

Haiti Names Interim Prime Minister

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 […]

InterCaribbean Airways Launching New Jamaica-Haiti Flights

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 […]


Caribbean Art: A Solo Exhibition in Miami on Contemporary Haitian Art

Above: Amour a Soweto by Charles Philippe Jean-Pierre By the Caribbean Journal staff Miami’s Haitian Heritage Museum is launching the fourth edition of its popular Les Jacmeliens art exhibit timed for the city’s famous Art Basel cultural week. This year’s […]

Does Marriott Have More Plans in Haiti?

Above: a rendering of the planned Marriott in Haiti By the Caribbean Journal staff Marriott has a new hotel on the way in Haiti — its first-ever property in the country slated to open in Port-au-Prince in February. But does […]

South American Hotel Firm Scouts Haiti

Above: Decameron executives with Haiti Tourism Minister Stephanie Villedrouin Haiti (Photo: MT Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Increasingly, it looks as though Haiti could find a partner to build an all-inclusive resort in the country. The latest hotel company […]


Haiti Hosts Turks and Caicos Delegation

Above: TCI By the Caribbean Journal staff Turks and Caicos Governor Peter Beckingham led a delegation to Haiti last week at the invitation of the Haitian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The purpose of the visit to Port-au-Prince was to finalize […]

UN: "Haiti Cannot Wait Two Generations" to Eliminate Cholera

Above: combating cholera in Haiti by providing clean water (UN Photo/Logan Abassi) By the Caribbean Journal staff Support for initiatives to combat cholera in Haiti have been “disappointing,” according to Pedro Medrano Rojas, the senior United Nations Coordinator for the […]

Caribbean Art: A New Look at the Contemporary Art of Haiti

Above: one of the works by Joseph Eddy Pierre (courtesy of Kolektif 509) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s Kolektif 509 will be holding its third exhibition of contemporary Haitian art beginning Friday, Nov. 7. This year’s exhibition is being […]


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