A Letter to Haiti

  To the Motherland By Ilio DurandisCJ Contributor I am not sure where to begin, but I have this impulse inside of me that will not go away. My thoughts have been holding me hostage every time I think about ... [ Read More ]

Above: the Marriott Port-au-Prince in Haiti.

A Barbancourt Cocktail from Haiti’s Marriott Port-au-Prince

 Haiti’s classic rum in a fresh fruit cocktail By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor It’s one of the great exports of Haiti — rum. And, more specifically, the country’s famous Rhum Barbancourt. That brings us to the Marriott Port-au-Prince, where the ... [ Read More ]

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Why This US Presidential Candidate Is Visiting Haiti

 Rand Paul, MD makes trip to Haiti By the Caribbean Journal staff One US presidential candidate is taking some time from the campaign trail to visit the Caribbean. Sen. Rand Paul, a Republican candidate for president from Kentucky, is joining ... [ Read More ]



 Above: an InselAir plane By Dana NilandCJ 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, ... [ Read More ]


 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 ... [ Read More ]

 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 ... [ Read More ]

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 ... [ Read More ]

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 ... [ Read More ]


 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 ... [ Read More ]


 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 ... [ Read More ]


 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 ... [ Read More ]


 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 ... [ Read More ]


 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, ... [ Read More ]


 Above: the soon-to-debut Royal Club Decameron Indigo By the Caribbean Journal staff An all-inclusive resort is coming to Haiti. In what could be a big boost for the country’s nascent tourism development, Colombia-based hotel and resort chain Decameron will be ... [ Read More ]


 Above: Port-au-Prince (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Two top United States officials are visiting Haiti and the Dominican Republic this week. Counselor Thomas A Shannon and Special Coordinator for Haiti Thomas C Adams are traveling to the two ... [ Read More ]


 Above: the Moulin Sur Mer Hotel, one of Expedia’s partners in Haiti By the Caribbean Journal staff Travel giant Expedia is making big moves in Haiti. The company reported this week that it had been making a “significant” expansion in ... [ Read More ]


 Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly in Ile a Vache By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s perhaps the keystone of Haiti’s renewed tourism hopes: Ile a Vache. And the beach-laden island, which is the site of a major new development project, ... [ Read More ]


 Above: Haiti’s Moulin sur Mer hotel By the Caribbean Journal staff When Montreal-based Transat debuted its first travel packages to Haiti, it was largely alone in making a bet on Haiti’s still-nascent tourism sector. Now, Haiti is a rising tourism ... [ Read More ]