Haiti Celebrates Carnival of Flowers

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 […]


Jacmel Hotel Among Recipients of New Clinton Bush Haiti Funding

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 […]

CJ Interviews

Interview with Haiti Tourism Minister Stephanie Villedrouin on Remaking Haiti's Brand

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 […]


Haiti Continues Decentralization Plan in Jacmel, Leogane and Port de Paix

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 […]

Haiti's Jacmel Talks Decentralization

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 […]

Haiti Readies for Carnival in Les Cayes

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 […]


Haiti's Jacmel Celebrates Carnival

Above: Carnival in Jacmel (Photo: OP) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Haitian city of Jacmel celebrated Carnival today, two years after its plans for similar celebrations were derailed by the earthquake. The carnival highlighted Jacmel, a city that is […]

Jacmel, Haiti Prepares for Carnival

Above: preparations underway for Sunday’s Carnival (Photo: OP) By the Caribbean Journal staff The city of Jacmel is busy preparing for the National Carnival of Jacmel, which will be held on Sunday. The festivities come two years after Jacmel’s celebrations […]

Haiti Has Five Hotels, 763 Hotel Rooms in Development Pipeline: Report

Above: the Oasis hotel, which is under construction (Photo: Oasis) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti has a total of five hotels and 763 hotel rooms in the development pipeline as of the end of December, according to data from […]


Interview with Philippe Saint-Cyr of the American Chamber of Commerce in Haiti

By Alexander Britell Investors and stakeholders met yesterday in Miami for the Inter-American Development Bank’s Haiti Reconstruction Investment Forum to take a look at the range of economic opportunities and the progress of rebuilding in Haiti. One area seen as […]

Mark Gilbert on Designing Jacmel and How Haiti Can Learn from New Orleans

Above: one of the firm’s designs for housing in Jacmel By Alexander Britell The team at Vienna-based architecture firm trans_city_architecture is doing its part in redesigning and reconstructing the city of Jacmel, Haiti. Together, Mark Gilbert, Christian Aulinger and Georg […]

Designing the Jacmel, Haiti of the Future

Jacmel, Haiti has seen some progress since the earthquake in 2010 that ravaged the city and much of the island, especially as a potential tourism center. Over the last 18 months, trans_city_architecture and urbanism’s Christian Aulinger, Mark Gilbert and Georg […]


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