Haiti’s Tourism Ministry has unveiled its first tourism marketing commercial. The video, mostly in Creole with English subtitles, stars a group of Haitians describing the country’s history, culture, cuisine and beaches. “You’ve […]
According to the office of the Acting Humanitarian Coordinator for Haiti, Sophie de Caen, last week, between 120 and 150 families displaced by the 2010 earthquake were victims of “illegal forced eviction” […]
“The partnership agreement with USAID is a testimony to the commitment of the State of Qatar through the Qatar Haiti Fund to helping the Haitian people recover after the devastating earthquake of […]
The solar-powered Hôpital Universitaire de Mirebalais in Haiti has officially opened its doors. The development of the property was a joint project between US-based Partners in Health and its sister group, Zanmi […]
The first is a $70 million grant from the International Development Association that will cover maternal and basic child health services. The bank said it could benefit “about 1.8 million women and […]
Haiti Marks Flag Day .
Haitian cuisine was on full display Saturday at the first annual Taste of Haiti at the Museum of Contemporary Art Plaza in North Miami on Saturday. The event, which was presented by […]
Haiti led the Caribbean in expected hotel room supply growth through March, according to a new report from STR. Haiti’s expected hotel room supply growth was 58.2 percent, if all 560 rooms […]
Haiti’s Interministerial Commission on Investment has approved a $9 million hotel project in Tabarre. The 84-unit Monte Cristo Hotel & Suites, which is the brainchild of developer-investor Donald Max Guillaume, will be […]
Haiti’s economy is projected to grow by 6.5 percent in 2013, according to the International Monetary Fund’s latest World Economic Outlook. That number is in line with a projection made by the […]
Godefroy issued a letter to Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe explaining her resignation on Thursday; a source familiar with the situation told Caribbean Journal that the Minister had been “asked to leave” […]
Haiti will be the host country for the Caribbean’s regional CARIFESTA cultural festival in 2015, the country’s Ministries of Culture and Tourism said on Tuesday. CARIFESTA, the Caribbean Festival of the Arts, […]
Recent threats by North Korea have gotten the attention of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro. In a statement released Friday, Castro warned that if war breaks out in the Korean peninsula, “people […]
Wolfgang Senatus, who was born in Port-au-Prince and was brought to Miami at the age of 2, has taken his brush to walls across the Little Haiti neighbourhood and Miami’s Wynwood area, […]
Haiti remains a transit point for cocaine from South America and marijuana from Jamaica for transshipment to the US, Canada, Europe and the Caribbean region, the report said, with traffickers “taking advantage […]
The Petion-Ville hotel is now slated to open April 3, according to Tom Osborn, regional director for Best Western, told Caribbean Journal the move was the result of delays in receiving materials. […]
Haiti’s government has been trying to develop a tourism sector in a country where it has traditionally contributed only a small fraction of the gross domestic product. According to the most recent […]
The Clinton Foundation, Virgin Unite and Yunus Social Business have announced the launch of “Haiti Forest,” a new initiative aimed at solving social and environmental issues in Haiti through reforestation. As part […]
“I want to challenge you all — I challenge you to reexamine your perception of Haiti,” Lamothe said in his speech Saturday. “I challenge you to bypass sensationalist headlines, and come see […]
Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez Dies .
“The impact is not only having a good orchestra — this is the least you can do. The big impact is changing minds.” It could be an arpeggio, a chord, or even […]
Op-Ed: When Will the United Nations Pay for Its Actions in Haiti? .
“Our countries live in a very paradoxical situation — so close, but still very far away,” he said. “Among many other factors, the lack of a dedicated transportation system is a big […]
“That this country has been able to rise beyond the monumental challenges of its recent past and take over the leadership of CARICOM is a testimony to the strength and resilience of […]
In June 2012, Caribbean Journal spoke to Haiti Tourism Minister Stephanie Villedrouin about her plans to grow Haiti’s largely undeveloped tourism sector into something far bigger. At the time, few had considered […]
“Accountability requires oversight in Congress and in the donor community,” she said. “It also requires effective political institutions and stable, just and democratic governance in Haiti. Reconstruction and development require organization, planning, […]
The signing ceremony was attended by United States Ambassador Pamela White, Haiti Tourism Minister Stephanie Villedrouin and Senate President Simon Dieuseul Desras. The project follows a trip by Haiti President Michel Martelly […]
Jean-Francois, a Miami native, helped drive fundraising for relief efforts in Haiti following the the earthquake in January 2010. (In fact, Baltimore Ravens special teamer Brendon Ayanbadejo also helped persuade his teammates […]
Haiti’s new tourism push is still in its early stages — but one niche the country seeks to develop is the adventure market. On that front, Haiti took a big step forward […]
Haiti has begun the admission process for the new Hotel and Tourism Training Institute in Les Cayes, according to the departmental directorate of tourism in Haiti’s South department. The new school is […]
“This project will not only improve the aesthetics of the street, that leads directly to the public square in front of the Cathedral and the city of Cap Haitien; it also will […]
The United Nations Children’s Fund is launching an appeal for $11.5 million in Haiti as part of a wider $1.4 billion it is seeking to meet “immediate and essential needs” of children […]
Haiti has “strong potential just waiting to be uncovered,” in areas like agriculture, tourism and construction, President Michel Martelly told attendees this weekend at the CELAC-EU Summit in Chile. Martelly was in […]
Lured by ruins of Sans Souci at Milot and the Citadel Fortress, tourists flock to the city of Cap-Haitien, on Haiti’s north coast. They make the trek past mountainous scenic landscapes to […]
“My presence here demonstrates the willingness to integrate the region, to strengthen cooperation and to participate in debates on key decisions and on the adoption of resolutions that promote the development of […]
Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe arrived in Davos, Switzerland Thursday to participate in the World Economic Forum. Lamothe will address one of the conference sessions under the theme of “A New Vision […]
It was a small group of 25 that arrived in Port-au-Prince on Wednesday, but it could be the start of something far bigger for Haiti’s inchoate tourism sector. The group of tourists […]
The hotel, in the Petion-Ville neighbourhood of Port-au-Prince, had originally targeted an opening date before 2013, but delays brought the project to March. The property’s grand opening will occur sometime in April, […]
Lamothe said he believed the inauguration of Obama would “help strengthen ties of cooperation between Haiti and the United States,” according to a statement. Lamothe said he reaffirmed “the commitment of [Haiti’s] […]
Haiti officially opened the rehabilitated health centre in the northern border town of Ouanaminthe on Friday. United States Ambassador Pamela White was on hand for the inauguration ceremony, joined by Haiti Ministry […]
Achieving just 46 percent vaccination coverage in Haiti could contain transmission of cholera in the country, according to a new report from University of Florida researchers. Cholera, which first appeared in Haiti […]
Haiti will lead the Caribbean in economic growth in 2013, according to a forecast in the World Bank’s Global Economic Prospects report released Tuesday. That matches a projection by the United Nations […]
The Haitian community in Mexico took time Saturday to remember the victims of the earthquake in Haiti in January 2010. Haiti’s Embassy in Mexico City helped put together a ceremony in the neighbourhood […]
Durandis: Haiti’s Uphill Battle.
On Saturday, three years later, memorials were led by a ceremony near the National Palace site, which itself was severely damaged by the quake. It was later demolished by Sean Penn’s J/P […]
Haiti will mark the three-year anniversary of the Jan. 12, 2010 earthquake that killed almost 320,000 people and forever changed the country. Saturday is an official day of reflection dedicated to the […]
Durandis: Rethinking Education in Haiti .
Michel Martelly, in Miami, Vows to “Change the Way Haiti is Perceived” .
Interview with Haiti PM Laurent Lamothe .
Haiti and Education in the Digital Age .