CARIFESTA Comes to Haiti

 The Caribbean’s top cultural festival begins Friday By the Caribbean Journal staff CARIFESTA, the Caribbean’s top regional cultural event, officially begins on Friday. The 12th edition of the festival, which last took place in Suriname in 2013, is being held ... [ 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 ]


The Caribbean’s Largest Cultural Festival is Set to Launch in Haiti

 Major festival coming this month to Haiti By Dana NilandCJ Contributor CARIFESTA, the largest cultural and artistic event in the Caribbean, is launching next week and will run from August 21-30. This is the 12th edition of the festival, which ... [ Read More ]



 Chelsea Clinton, Donna Shalala visit Haiti By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Clinton Foundation Vice Chair Chelsea Clinton and Clinton Foundation President Donna Shalala traveled to Haiti this week to visit the foundation’s initiatives that are supporting Haitian agriculture, health and women’s entrepreneurship. ... [ Read More ]


 A partnership to regain Haiti’s lost forest cover By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Haiti has lost as much as 98 percent of its forest cover over the decades, but the country has slowly been taking steps to regrow trees. Now, JetBlue ... [ Read More ]


 By Michael W EdghillCJ Contributor The 1st Latin American to lead the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis of Argentina, may well be considered the 1st pope of Latin America and the Caribbean. Within a few years, the leader of the ... [ Read More ]


 Renewed tourism push continues to pay off By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti is showing continued growth in stayover tourist arrivals, according to recently released data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The Caribbean country reported 166,029 stayover arrivals in the first ... [ Read More ]


 Haiti’s hotel product continues to grow By the Caribbean Journal staff Another new hotel has opened its doors in Haiti. The Hotel L’Ermitage de Pandiassou, a boutique property near the area of Hinche, is now officially open. The property includes 28 ... [ Read More ]


 Above: Port Lafito By Dana NilandCJ Contributor A major new port is now operational in Haiti. Port Lafito, the brainchild of the GB Group, is the country’s first Panamax Port. It was inaugurated in a ceremony last Thursday. It is ... [ 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 ]


 Above: Club Indigo By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s Club Indigo resort has closed in order to begin a large renovation project ahead of its debut as an all-inclusive property. The hotel will be rebranded as the Royal Club Decameron Indigo ... [ 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 ]