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Haiti Gets $45 Million Tourism Development Grant From World Bank

 Above: Haiti’s National History Park By the Caribbean Journal staff The World Bank’s Board of Directors has approved a $45 million grant to develop tourism in Haiti. The grant from the International Development Association aims to improve access, conservation and …

Haiti’s Michel Martelly, Cuba’s Raul Castro Meet in Havana

 Above: the meeting between Haiti President Michel Martelly and Cuban President Raul Castro in Havana, Cuba (Photo: OP Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti President Michel Martelly and Cuban President Raul Castro held talks on Tuesday in Havana. In …

Haiti: World Bank Approves $58 Million Grant For Agriculture

 Above: the World Bank’s headquarters in Washington By the Caribbean Journal staff The World Bank has approved a $58 million grant targeting improved access to local markets and services for agriculture in Haiti. The grant from the International Development Association …

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 Above: Haiti Tourism Minister Stephanie Villedrouin and FONATUR Director General Hector Martin Gomez Barraza sign the Memorandum of Understanding (Photo: MT Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s Ministry of Tourism and Mexico’s National Fund for Tourism Development have signed a …

 Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly and Trinidad Ambassador Iva Gloudon By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti President Michel Martelly accepted the credentials Friday of three new Ambassadors to the country from India, Nigeria and Trinidad and Tobago. Dr Iva Camille …

 Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly (Photo: OP Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti President Michel Martelly continued his visit to Chile this week vowing Haiti’s commitment to regional integration. The Haitian leader is in Santiago this week for the …

 Above: the Caracol Industrial Park (Photo: OP Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff The United States has disbursed more than $2.5 billion in Haiti since the earthquake in January 2010, according to a State Department release issued Wednesday. That number …

 Above: Haiti (Photo: MT Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti will lead the Caribbean in economic growth in 2013, according to a forecast in the World Bank’s Global Economic Prospects report released Tuesday. That matches a projection by the …

 Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly in Ecuador in 2012 (Photo: OP Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff A group of 30 students in Haiti departed for Ecuador Monday for a series of training programmes in that country, according to Haiti’s …

 Above: Carnival in Haiti By the Caribbean Journal staff The US State Department has issued a travel warning to US citizens on traveling to or living on Haiti, citing the current security situation. The warning replaces the previous travel warning …

 Above: a beach in Jacmel, Haiti (Photo: MT Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s Ministry of Tourism has begun talks with the Antigua and Barbuda Hospitality Training Institute on potential areas of cooperation, following a recent visit by Calvin …

 Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly and Chilean Ambassador Raul Fernandez Daza (Photo: OP Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti President Michel Martelly has received the credentials of incoming Chilean Ambassador Raul Fernandez Daza. Daza, the former Consul General of …

 Above: flooding in Haiti lowered the country’s GDP estimate for 2012, but it is projected to grow 6 percent in 2013 (UN Photo/Logan Abassi)   By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti is projected to lead the Caribbean in GDP growth …

 Above: Cocoye Anglade in Haiti (Photo: MT Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Canadian travel company Transat will begin offering vacation packages to Haiti out of Montreal starting Jan. 23, the company announced Thursday. The packages will combine stays in …

 Above: workers load supplies for distribution to cholera victims (FP/UN Photo/Marco Dormino) By the Caribbean Journal staff A new United Nations initiative aims to eliminate cholera in Haiti and in the neighbouring Dominican Republic, the world body announced Tuesday. The …

 Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly and First Lady Sophia Martelly (Photo: OP Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti President Michel Martelly has returned to the country following trips to Japan and South Florida. The Japan trip, which was billed …

 Above: Bill Clinton in Haiti (Photo: Clinton Foundation) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Clinton Bush Haiti Fund is no longer accepting donations or new project proposals, and will wind down operations on Dec. 31, the fund announced Friday. The …

 Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly By the Caribbean Journal Haiti President Michel Martelly arrived in Tokyo Wednesday, leading a delegation to Japan including First Lady Sophia Martelly and several Cabinet Ministers. The visit began with a dinner and reception in …