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Major New Haiti All-Inclusive Getting Close to Debut

 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 ]


Haiti Holds First Round of Presidential Elections

 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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Haiti: UN Renews Mandate, Force Levels of Peacekeepers

 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 ]



 Is Haiti’s political process moving forward? By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti is taking “resolute” steps toward renewing its democratic institutions, according to MINUSTAH Chief Sandra Honore. The United Nations’ top official in Haiti pointed to the first-round elections in ... [ Read More ]

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 “Let’s raise a new generation of Haitians that is scientifically and technologically literate.” By Eric Rolex JosephOp-Ed Contributor Education is the best way for a country to reduce poverty, become competitive on the international stage and strengthen democracy and good ... [ Read More ]


 Penn, Hollande meet on initiative By Dana Niland CJ Contributor A major new climate initiative is coming to Haiti, led by Sean Penn and French officials. Representatives of the French and Haitian Governments including French President François Hollande met this ... [ Read More ]


 How can Haiti grow — and grow in a different way? By Dana NilandCJ Contributor A new report from the World Bank Group has outlined key opportunities and constraints to faster sustainable and inclusive growth in Haiti. The report cites the nation’s ... [ Read More ]


 A focus on health By Kenny MoiseOp-Ed Contributor Across the globe, the number of migrants has risen in the recent years. This phenomenon is exacerbated by the growing poverty in regions like Sub-Saharan Africa and wars in others like Syria. ... [ Read More ]


 A cultural celebration in Haiti By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s just the 12th time the regional CARIFESTA festival has been held, but this year’s edition is finally in one of the region’s cultural capitals: Haiti. The festival, which officially ... [ Read More ]


  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.

 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 ]


 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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 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 ]


 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 ]