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Caribbean Journal’s Holiday Gift Guide

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor ‘Tis the season for giving. And in that spirit we’re sharing 10 things – all either Caribbean-made or simply Caribbean cool – that will make perfect presents for island travelers. So go ahead: make that …

In Jacmel, Haiti, Making Schools Accessible For the Disabled

 Above: Gerald Oriol, Jr., Haiti’s Secretary of State for the Integration of Persons with Disabilities (Photo: James English) By James EnglishCJ Contributor LATE LAST month, the Haitian government and USAID inaugurated Ecole Nationale Edèze Gousse and Lycée Célie Lamour, existing …

Jacmel, Haiti Makes Bid to Join UNESCO Creative Cities Initiative

 Above: Jacmel By the Caribbean Journal staff The city of Jacmel, Haiti has officially applied to join the UNESCO Creative Cities initiative, according to the Ministry of Tourism and the Mayor of Jacmel. There are currently 41 cities around the …

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 Above: Dominican Republic Minister of the Presidency Gustavo Montalvo (Photo: DICOM) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti and the Dominican Republic will be resuming their bilateral negotiations this month in the Haitian city of Jacmel. The talks, which will take …

 Above: preparing for Carnival (MINUSTAH Photo/Jeffrey Clark Lochard) By the Caribbean Journal staff The city of Jacmel, Haiti celebrated its 2014 edition of carnival, an annual party that is among the Caribbean’s most famous fetes. This year’s carnival was being …

 Above: the new sports complex in Jacmel (Photo: OP Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s cultural capital, Jacmel, now has a new addition — a sporting complex. The new “Sporting Complex Jacmel” was inaugurated by Haiti President Michel Martelly on …

 Above: Jacmel By the Caribbean Journal staff A new exhibition in Trinidad presents a new way to look at the city of Jacmel, Haiti. The exhibition, “How the light enters,” draws on Trinidad-based artist Kwynn Johnson’s experience living and working …

 Haiti has one of the Caribbean’s most interesting cultures and centuries of fascinating history. While its leisure tourism industry is very much in the early stages, there are a great deal of cultural and historic sites ready to receive intrepid …

 Above: Jacmel (Photo: MT Haiti) By Alexander Britell Haiti Tourism Minister Stephanie Villedrouin has unveiled a series of priority projects on which her ministry plans to work in 2013. Highlighting the list are potential agreements with Delta, Air France and …

 Above: Jose Andres talks gastronomy in Haiti with Michel Gehy in Marigot (Photo: MT Haiti)   By Alexander Britell World-renowned chef Jose Andres has arrived in Haiti to begin filming a project that will highlight the country’s gastronomy. The project …

 Above: Promenade, Manuel Mathieu, Acrylic on Canvas (Photos by CJ)   By Alexander Britell MIAMI — A new generation of artists is turning traditional notions of Haitian art on their heads. And this week, as much of the art world descended …

 Above: Jacmel By the Caribbean Journal staff In June, Haiti Tourism Minister Stephanie Villedrouin unveiled a new logo for Haiti, featuring a hibiscus, the country’s national flower, and a sun. That was the beginning of what Haiti hopes is a …

 Above: the Carnival of Flowers in Haiti ({Photos: OP and MT Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti is celebrating its summertime “Carnival of Flowers,” a three-day celebration marked by a two-day national holiday. The celebration is aimed at showcasing …

 Above: Jacmel’s Cap Lamandou Waterview Hotel By the Caribbean Journal staff The Cap Lamandou Hotel in Jacmel, Haiti is among several recipients of $2.59 million in new funding announced by the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund. Jacmel’s Cap Lamandou has obtained …

 By Alexander Britell Haiti’s tourism sector is beginning again. Two years since the earthquake, new hotels are beginning to pop up, new hospitality students are being trained and destinations like Jacmel are entering the consciousness of international travelers. While it’s …

 Above: Jacmel, Haiti By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s plan to decentralize power from the capital in Port-au-Prince is moving forward, as residents of the cities of Jacmel, Port de Paix and Leogane have participated in the Ministry of Interior’s …

 Above: Jacmel By the Caribbean Journal Staff A new initiative launched in the Haitian city of Jacmel aims for a conversation on the process of the country’s decentralization. The Cafe Community series recently began its first meeting in Jacmel, with …

 Above: Carnival in Jacmel (Photo: OP) By the Caribbean Journal staff Following last week’s carnival celebrations in Jacmel, Haiti is readying for its national carnival Sunday in the city of Les Cayes. The carnival celebration, which draws Haitians from around …