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New Nonstop Flights From Miami to Haiti

 There’s a new way to fly to Haiti. Dutch Caribbean carrier InselAir has returned with its nonstop flights from Miami to Haiti. The flights will be operated on a McDonnell Douglas aircraft four times each week on Sundays, Mondays, Thursdays ... [ Read More ]

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From Haiti to Cuba, One CEO’s Big Plans For Caribbean Aviation

 By Simons ChaseCuba Journal HAITI — On a bright February morning amid a mild westerly breeze, a newly painted plane sticks out like a fresh blade of grass as it parks and prepares to load passengers on the tarmac of ... [ Read More ]

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Haiti’s Sunrise Airways Adds New Plane

 Haiti’s Sunrise Airways has announced the expansion of its fleet with a new ATR 42-320 aircraft. The company said it would accept delivery in late February 2016. “Bringing an ATR into the Sunrise fold represents a bright new beginning for our ... [ Read More ]

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 Haiti’s efforts to boost tourism appear to be paying off. The Caribbean country reported a 10.9 percent increase in stayover visitors in 2015, according to the latest numbers from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. That was the fourth-best increase of any ... [ Read More ]

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 Haiti has reached a deal for a transitional government after President Michel Martelly’s term expired without an elected successor. Under the terms of the agreement, which was reached 22 hours before Martelly’s term expired, Haiti’s Parliament will elect an interim ... [ Read More ]

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 The constitution question By Ilio DurandisCJ Contributor How should Haiti proceed as the mandate of the current president comes to term on Feb. 7th and with no president-elect to assume power? Is the answer in the Haitian constitution, political consensus, through the ... [ Read More ]

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 Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas cruise ship canceled its planned visit to the Haitian cruise port of Labadee this week, citing “political protests in the area.” The cruise line pointed to a video on Facebook that showed the ship ... [ Read More ]

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 The problem with politics in Haiti By Ilio DurandisCJ Contributor I have had some time to think and analyze Haitian politics, especially since the Fall of Duvalier. And one theme that keeps coming up is that of a pyramid scheme. ... [ Read More ]

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 It’s been more than two months since Haiti held its first round of presidential elections on Oct. 25, and the country still has no president-elect. Jovenel Moise and Jude Celestin, who got the most votes in the first round of ... [ Read More ]

Voting in the recent presidential elections (UN Photo)

 United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says he is “concerned” over the political situation in Haiti. In a statement this week, Ban said he was concerned about the “growing political uncertainty in Haiti, following the publication of the results of ... [ Read More ]

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 More funding for final phase of project By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Inter-American Development Bank has approved a $41 million grant for the fifth and final phase of the Caracol Industrial Park, which has become the main manufacturing hub in northern ... [ Read More ]

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 It’s no secret that Haiti’s forest cover has been decimated in recent years. But a new coalition is looking to reforest the country with an initiative called “Haiti Takes Root.” Spearheaded by Sean Penn and his J/P Haitian Relief Organization, ... [ Read More ]

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 Haiti has its first major all-inclusive resort in decades. In what could provide a significant boost to the country’s inchoate tourism sector, the onetime Club Med property on Haiti’s Cote des Arcadins has been transformed into the new Royal Decameron ... [ Read More ]

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 Haiti Tourism Minister Stephanie Villedrouin recently held a working meeting with officials from Panama-based Copa Airlines. The meeting this week focused on the potential increase of flights between Haiti and Panama and on the proposed creation of tourism packages in ... [ Read More ]

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff In a major boost to Haiti’s burgeoning tourism sector, Marriott International has announced that its Autograph Collection is expanding to Haiti. The Habitation Jouissant boutique hotel in Cap Haitien will join the Autograph Collection in ... [ Read More ]

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff A major new all-inclusive resort is opening soon in Haiti. The opening of the Royal Decameron could prove to be a major boost to Haiti’s nascent tourism sector. The property is slated to debut Dec. ... [ Read More ]

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 Above: electoral materials arrive at Haiti’s airport (UN Photo/Srdan Slavkovic) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti held its first round of presidential elections on Sunday, although it will likely be some time before the leading vote-getters are announced. The country ... [ Read More ]

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The United Nations Security Council has voted to extend the mandate of the world body’s peacekeeping force in Haiti. The Security Council renewed the mandate for one year until Oct. 16, 2016 at force levels ... [ Read More ]