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As of July 1st every visitor to Haiti will have to pay at the point of entry a 10-dollar, 10-euro, or 10-Canadian dollar tourism fee, announced the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Industries. According to the Ministry, this measure is aimed at "strengthening the promotion of tourism in Haiti". Thi...
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Beginning with July 1st, Haiti will open the first tourism promotion office in the Dominican Republic. The announcement was made by Haiti's Minister of Tourism Stephanie Villedrouin during the "V Cumbre Prensa y Turismo" tourism summit that took place in Puerto Plata, DR.   According to Ville...
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The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) announced that in a few months it will send a mission to the site of an underwater shipwreck near Cap-Haitian, which may be that of the Santa Maria, the flagship of Christopher Columbus’s first voyage to America. &n...
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A grant of US$45 million from the International Development Association (IDA) was approved by the Board of Directors of the World Bank. The project aims at improving access, conservation and management of the World Heritage Site of the National Historic Park and the historic center of Cap Haitien; a...
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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 5, 2014. Haitian Airline Tortug'Air, in partnership with U.S. operator Aerodynamics, Inc. (ADI), will fly daily flights between Fort Lauderdale, Florida, direct to Cap-Haitien, Haiti. ADI will operate a 50 seat Embraer ERJ-145 aircraft on the route.   "There is a n...
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For the National Diaspora Day reception held on April 23rd in Petion-Ville, François Guillaume II, the new Minister of Haitians Living Abroad (MHAVE), has expressed the Government's vision and priorities regarding the Haitian Diaspora.   According to Minister Guillaume, the Government'...
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Amcham Haiti is organizing the 1st Haitian American Business Forum on May 8th at Karibe Convention Center. The event aims to link Haitian institutional organizations in the US with the institutional organizations in Haiti to better direct investments, obtain information, and create partnerships. &n...
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The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Industries has started its own rating of tourism establishments in Haiti. Out of the 457 total hotels and tourism facilities identified, 60% have already been rated with 1-5 hibiscus based on amenities and other criteria. Beginning with June each tourism establis...
The new minimum wage established by presidential degree and effective May 1st is now between 125 Gourdes for an 8-hour workday to 300 gourdes, based on each sector. The exact amount of the minimum wage for each sector was announced on April 16th, only 2 weeks before it becomes effective. This may d...
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With a poverty rate of 78% and 56% of the population, about 7 million people, living in extreme poverty (World Bank 2011), the Haitian Government announced that eradication of extreme poverty is its highest priority. It elaborated a Plan of Action (called PAARP) to address this issue. Below are the ...