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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 …

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 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 …

 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 …

 Above: a Six Senses spa in the Dominican Republic By the Caribbean Journal staff Could Six Senses one day open a resort in Haiti? The company recently held a working visit to Haiti led by Chairman Wolf Hengst, according to …

 Above: a Sunrise Airways plane By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s Sunrise Airways is continuing its Caribbean expansion. The carrier will soon be launching flights from its hub in Port-au-Prince to Santiago de Cuba in Cuba. The flights will begin …

 Above: United Nations peacekeepers in Haiti (UN Photo/Jesus Serrano Redondo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The United Nations Security Council has extended the MINUSTAH peacekeeping mission in Haiti for one year, the world body announced Tuesday. The mission’s mandate was …

 Above: New York Rangers winger Anthony Duclair By the Caribbean Journal staff 19-year-old New York Rangers winger Anthony Duclair is quickly becoming the NHL’s “Haitian sensation.” The Haitian-Canadian forward, whose parents both came to Canada from Haiti, forced his way …

 Above: Jean-Claude Duvalier By the Caribbean Journal staff Former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier has died at the age of 63. Duvalier ruled Haiti with an iron fist for 15 years following the 14-year dictatorship of his father, Francois …

 Above: the American Airlines flight landing in Cap-Haitien By the Caribbean Journal staff American Airlines has officially begun its first-ever service to Cap-Haitien, Haiti. The carrier’s first daily flight touched down in Cap-Haitien on Thursday morning, with Haiti President Michel …

 Above: the IMF’s headquarters By the Caribbean Journal staff The International Monetary Fund’s Executive Board has approved the extension of its agreement with Haiti under an Extended Credit Facility. The agreement was extended to Dec. 28, and was taken without …

 Above: expansion work at the Karibe Hotel By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s Karibe Hotel in Petion-Ville is currently undergoing an expansion project. The hotel is Haiti’s leading business hotel, located in the Petion-Ville suburb of Port-au-Prince. The Karibe is …

 Above: Joy Olasunmibo Ogunmakin in Murder in Pacot By the Caribbean Journal staff Haitian filmmaker Raoul Peck’s latest work is a murder mystery set in Port-au-Prince. The film, Murder in Pacot, is a joint Haitan, French and Norwegian production, examining …

 Above: Haiti’s new Permanent Representative to the OAS, Bocchit Edmond presents his credentials (OAS Photo/Maria Patricia Leiva) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti has appointed its new Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States. New envoy Bocchit Edmond presented …

 Above: Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe in Colombia (Photo: OPM Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe departed the country Wednesday for an official visit to Colombia. The purpose of Lamothe’s visit was to attend the …

 Above: the Bahamas (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff A delegation of nine Bahamian officials recently visited Haiti for high-level talks on agriculture. The delegation, led by Bahamas Agriculture Minister Alfred Gray, spent three days on an official visit …

 Above: Apple Leisure Group CEO Alex Zozaya on Fox Business By the Caribbean Journal staff Could Haiti be the next Bali? Speaking on Fox Business Network last week, Apple Leisure Group CEO Alex Zozaya said Haiti could be a new …