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Haiti, Dominican Republic Sign Trade Pact

 Above: Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe and Dominican Minister of the Presidency Gustvao Montalvo in Juan Dolio on Thursday (Photo: OPM Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti and the Dominican Republic have signed a new trade agreement, the two …

Haiti: UN Official Urges New Approach on Internally Displaced Persons

 Above: Chaloka Beyani, special rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons for the United Nations (UN Photo/Evan Schneider) By the Caribbean Journal staff It is time to move from a “largely humanitarian approach to a development-based drive in …

A New Haiti-Jamaica Flight?

 Above: a Sunrise Airways plane By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has formally designated Sunrise Airways to operate new flights between Port-au-Prince and Kingston, Jamaica. The Haiti-based Sunrise Airways has been on a rapid expansion push …

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 Above: Haiti (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti is mourning the death of former President Leslie Manigat. Manigat, who died this week at the age of 83, was a teacher by trade who served as President of the …

 Above: Haiti PM Laurent Lamothe during a visit to Vietnam in 2012 (Photo: OPM Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff A delegation of Vietnamese investors is visiting Haiti this week. The group includes a group of businessmen from Vietnam and …

 By Ilio DurandisCJ Contributor TWO YEARS ago, as I was contemplating the different ways to contribute to a new Haiti, an idea to bring bioscience education and training to Haiti emerged. In order to move past a simple idea to …

 Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly departing for Washington, DC (Photo: OP Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti President Michel Martelly departed the country on Tuesday for a visit to Washington, DC, the National Palace announced in a statement. The …

 Above: Christopher Columbus on Santa Maria in 1492, Emanuel Leutze, 1855 By the Caribbean Journal staff The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization will be sending a team of experts to provide technical assistance to the site of an …

 By Daniella Bien-Aime Op-Ed Contributor WHEN MOST people think of Haiti, innovation does not come to mind. Yet the country is ripe for innovation because of the need to rebuild every industry. Apple is a leader in innovation. It is …

 Above: the 44th Organization of American States General Assembly (OAS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti will host the General Assembly of the Organization of American States next year, the regional body announced. It will be the latest major …

 By Stephane VincentOp-Ed Contributor THERE IS a bit of irony in the fact that June 5, 2014, World Environment Day, fell on a Thursday. In the social media sphere, there is a popular hashtag, #ThrowbackThursday, also referred to as #TBT, …

 Above: Port-au-Prince (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Preliminary data suggests that economic activity in Haiti has advanced in line with projections, the International Monetary Fund said this week following its staff visit to the country. Data from the …

 Above: the grand opening ceremony at the Chylton featuring a concert by the Orchestre Septentrional By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti has its second new hotel in a week, as the Chylton Hotel has opened its doors in the border …

 Above: the Haitian stand at Mexico’s Fair of Cultures and Friendship By the Caribbean Journal staff For the fifth year in a row, Haiti took part in Mexico City’s annual Fair of Cultures and Friendship. Haiti had a presence as …

 Above: United States Ambassador to Haiti Pamela White at the new exhibit By the Caribbean Journal staff A new exhibition at Haiti’s Musée du Panthéon National Haïtien (MUPANAH) explores the relationship between the US state of Louisiana and Haiti. The …

 Above: the lobby of the new Monte Cristo Hotel and Suites (photos: MT Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff A new boutique hotel has opened its doors in Haiti. The Monte Cristo Hotel and Suites, which is located on the …

 Above: PetroCaribe President Bernardo Alvarez at Surtab in Haiti (Photo: OPM Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff PetroCaribe President Bernardo Alvarez made a 24-hour visit to Haiti on Tuesday to announce a “major order” placed by Venezuela’s government of tablet …

 Above: MINUSTAH Chief Sandra Honore at the first meeting of the Committee (UN Photo/Igor Rugwiza) By the Caribbean Journal staff The newly-formed High-Level Committee for the Elimination of Cholera held its first-ever meeting this week in Haiti. The meeting was …