InselAir Increasing Flights to Haiti, Jamaica, Suriname

June 24, 2015 | 6:08 pm | 0 Comment


Above: an InselAir plane By Dana Niland CJ Contributor In response to what it said was rising demand, Dutch Caribbean air carrier InselAir is increasing the frequency of its flights from Curacao to several locations around the Caribbean. Beginning June 2, InselAir began offering daily flights to Santo Domingo be adding two extra direct flights to its prior more...

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A New Look at Haiti’s Top Museum

June 19, 2015 | 6:39 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the new interior garden at MUPANAH By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s Musée du Panthéon National Haïtien, one of the Caribbean’s leading museums, has gotten a makeover. This week, the museum has completed the first phase of an extension project. The first phase includes a new interior “garden,” along with a gift more...

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JetBlue’s Newest Haiti Flight

June 17, 2015 | 11:12 am | 0 Comment

Above: JetBlue crew holding a Haitian flag in Boston By the Caribbean Journal staff JetBlue officially launched its newest flight to Haiti on Wednesday. The new service comes in the form of seasonal flights between Boston’s Logan Airport and Port-au-Prince’s Toussaint Louverture International Airport. The flights will operate through Sept. 5, 2015 on more...

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How the Red Cross Failed Haiti

June 12, 2015 | 5:43 pm | 0 Comment

A solar panel installed by the American Red Cross in Campeche, part of the Carrefour Feuilles neighborhood.

Above: The Red Cross promised to build hundreds of new homes in Campeche but none have been built. Many residents still live in crude shacks. (Marie Arago, special to ProPublica) By Justin Elliott, ProPublica, and Laura Sullivan, NPR THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF CAMPECHE sprawls up a steep hillside in Haiti’s capital city, Port-au-Prince. Goats rustle in trash that goes more...

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Haiti to Receive $50 Million Grant for Clean Water, Sanitation Projects

May 27, 2015 | 5:28 pm | 0 Comment

UNICEF workers set up a Cholera Treatment Center (CTC) in the medical center located in L'Estere, north of Port au Prince. UNICEF, in coordination with the Haitian Government and International agencies and NGOs, responds to the cholera outbreak that killed approximately 330 people, with thousands hospitalized in the Artobonite Region.

Above: a cholera treatment centre in Haiti after the earthquake in 2010 (UN Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti is slated to receive a $50 million grant from the International Development Association, following approval from the World Bank’s Board of Directors. The grant will target more than 300,000 people in rural areas of Haiti hit hard by the more...

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Haiti’s Sunrise Airways Approved For Regular Dominican Republic Flights

May 27, 2015 | 11:00 am | 0 Comment


Above: a Sunrise Airways plane By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s Sunrise Airways has been awarded a “Part 129” operating permit from the Dominican Republic’s Institute of Civil Aviation, enabling the company to begin regularly-scheduled flights between Port-au-Prince and Santo Domingo. The move also helps pave the way for additional expansion to more...

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Haiti Getting $27 Million for Transportation Improvements

May 21, 2015 | 12:16 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Port-au-Prince, Haiti (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti is getting a $27 million grant to improve transportation infrastructure, following approval from the Inter-American Development Bank. The grant will help modernize and improve the management of Haiti’s roads and ports, the IDB said. It is the first in a series of three policy-based more...

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New Life for a Cinema in Haiti

May 20, 2015 | 12:06 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the Ciné Triomphe By the Caribbean Journal staff It had been closed since 1988. But now a famous Haitian cinema has new life following a long renovation project. The Ciné Triomphe is slated to open this month following rehabilitation and renovation work that first began in 2012. The cinema will also serve as a theatre and production more...

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Beyoncé Visits Haiti

May 17, 2015 | 12:35 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Beyoncé in Haiti (Photo: Beyonce Knowles on Instagram) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti is not unaccustomed to high-profile visitors, from the Clintons to NBA stars like Dwyane Wade, particularly as it has raised its tourism profile in recent years. This weekend, though, perhaps an even higher-wattage star traveled to the island: singer Beyoncé, more...

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France’s Francois Hollande Visits Haiti

May 12, 2015 | 6:30 pm | 0 Comment


Above: France President Francois Hollande and Haiti Preisdent Michel Martelly By the Caribbean Journal staff France President Francois Hollande made an official visit Haiti on Tuesday, part of a wider tour that included stops in St Barth, St Martin, Martinique, Guadeloupe and Cuba. Hollande became only the second sitting French President to visit the country’s more...

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