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Haiti Holds First Mining Forum

 Above: Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe at the conference (Photo: OPM Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti held its first-ever mining forum on Monday at the Hotel Montana in Port-au-Prince. The forum was organized by Haiti’s Council for Economic …

JetBlue to Launch Service to Haiti

 Above: a JetBlue plane By Alexander Britell Continuing its Caribbean expansion, New York City-based air carrier JetBlue announced Thursday that it would begin service to Haiti’s Port-au-Prince. The flights, which will include one daily nonstop flight between New York’s John …

NFL Players Heading to Haiti For Soccer Exhibition in Port-au-Prince

 Above: Drayton Florence By the Caribbean Journal staff A group of National Football League Players will tackle a different sport when they participate in a soccer exhibition in Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince. NFL players Ronnie Cameron, Drayton Florence, Jr, Akin Ayodele, …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: Port-au-Prince (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Fifth Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Association of Caribbean States began in Haiti on Tuesday. The summit officially began Tuesday at the Karibe Hotel in …

 Above: tent housing in Port-au-Prince (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The number of people still living in tent camps in Haiti as a result of the 2010 earthquake has fallen 79 percent since a 2010 high of 1.5 …

 Above: Port-au-Prince (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti is mourning the loss of historian Georges Corvington, considered one of the country’s greatest historians. Corvington, who was best known for his work on the history of Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince. …

 Above: Port-au-Prince, Haiti (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff South Korean firm Willbes Co, Ltd will be expanding its facility in Haiti’s Port-au-Prince with up to $4 million in loans approved by the Inter-American Development Bank. The facility at …

 Above: Port-au-Prince (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti and the United States have officially inaugurated a pair of new public health buildings in Port-au-Prince. US Ambassador to Haiti Pamela White and CDC Director Tom Frieden led the opening …

 Above: Port-au-Prince (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The United States government’s Overseas Private Investment Corporation will launch a new mortgage finance project in Haiti this week. The project, which was developed in partnership with the US Agency for …

 Above: Petion-Ville, Haiti (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI — Political leaders from across the Caribbean Community have begun arriving in Haiti for the 24th Intersessional CARICOM Meeting of the Heads of Government summit that begins here tomorrow. It …

 Above: the council’s first meeting (Photo: MT Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s new Tourism Advisory Council held its first meeting Tuesday since being established in early December. The board was established by a government decree on Dec. 5. …

 Above: an atelier By the Caribbean Journal staff The Inter-American Development Bank has approved a loan of up to $1 million to support a new manufacturing company in Haiti. The firm, Industrial Revolution II LP (IRII), will be able to …

 Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti President Michel Martelly met with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff during his trip to the Ibero-American Summit in Cadiz, Spain this week. The two sides …

 Above: treatment for cholera in Haiti in 2010 (UN Photo/Marco Dormino) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti has seen a surge in suspected cholera cases since Hurricane Sandy, according to the United Nations International Organization for Migration. The number of …

 Above: the under-construction El Rancho hotel By the Caribbean Journal staff The renovated NH El Rancho hotel in Haiti’s Petion-Ville is scheduled to open in February 2013. The project is the third major hotel coming to Haiti in the next …

 Above: an outer region of Haiti’s Port-au-Prince (Photo: KC) By the Caribbean Journal staff The foundation of US designer Kenneth Cole has opened the Kenneth Cole Haiti Health Centre at St Mary’s Hospital in the Port-au-Prince neighbourhood of Cite Soleil. …

 Above: the National Palace in Port-au-Prince (FP) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s government is condemning the murder of Serge Luc Bernard, the president of the University of Port-au-Prince. Bernard was killed in a shooting on Friday, the government said. …

 By Irwin StotzkyOp-Ed Contributor The earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, 2010, more than nineteen months ago, left a huge trail of destruction.  Approximately 350,000 people died, 500,000 were injured, almost half of them children, an estimated two million …