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Bus carrying Haitians collided with tractor-trailer, killing five

Bus carrying Haitians collided  with tractor-trailer, killing five

Major car accident in Florida involving Haitians. A Haitian farm worker collided with tractor-trailer, killing five

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Major road accident at Coupe a Limbe, North

Major road accident at Coupe a Limbe, North

Here is a picture of a Major road accident at Coupe à Limbé, in the North of the country.

On Friday night, May 6, 2016, in a major road accident in Coupe à Limbé (North) involving two trucks, resulted 12 deaths and many critically injured. According to the Directorate of Civil Protection (DPC) report, an overloaded truck carrying mostly "madan sara" and their merchandise, got overturned when it tried to avoid another truck broken down in the middle of the road. Ten people died on the spot. According to an assessment of the National Ambulance Centre (CAN), the number of deaths might be more, because some of the injured transported to the hospitals in Quartier Morin and Milot, were in critical conditions. Immediate rescue operation could not be started because of heavy rain.

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Manifestation preventing Royal Caribbean from going to Labadee

Manifestation preventing Royal Caribbean from going to Labadee

Here is a icture of the protest taking place in Labadee. in January, 2016. preventing Guests aboard Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas from visiting the cruise line's private destination of Labadee

On January 19, 2016, a political protest on the upcoming political election prevented the guest aboard the ship "Freedom of the Seas" from going to Labadee. The ship captain decided not to let passengers off the ship on safety reason, because several groups of protesters staged a demonstration in small boats. As per Royal Caribbean's statement, although the protest was peaceful in nature, it was evident that if the protest had continued, it would have a significant impact on the ability of the tourists to enjoy Labadee. The cruise company cancelling the trip, travelled to Falmouth, Jamaica as per its plan. 'Labadee' is a 260-acre peninsula on the northern coast of Haiti, known as a vacationer's paradise; it has been leased to Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. until 2050. A private beach resort leased to Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd features pristine beaches, coral reefs and lagoon-like bays surrounded by forested mountains.

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Royal Caribbean ship in Labadee, Haiti

Royal Caribbean ship in Labadee, Haiti

Here is a picture of Royal Caribbean ship in Labadee, Haiti.

'Labadee' is a tourist oriented resort on the northern coast of Haiti leased to Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. until 2050. It is located some six miles from Cape Haitian. The place is very nice, as are its beaches. They are pleasant, relaxing with lots of beach chairs. Since 1986, when RC Cruise made its deal with Baby Doc Duvalier in 1986, Royal Caribbean Cruises has been contributing a larger portion of their revenue to Haiti. Royal Caribbean does not pay any rent of any kind for the 260 acres of waterfront property, but its passengers pay a $12 head tax (it was $10 till February 2015). This private beach resort features pristine beaches, coral reefs and lagoon-like bays surrounded by forested mountains. The location is named after its first French settler marquis de La Badie, who came here in the 17th century. A typical day in Labadee may include snorkeling, filling up your plate at the buffet BBQ, zipping across the water on the 2,600 ft long Dragon's Breath Flight Line or snoozing in a beach chair on a private beach of 25 people.

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Duty Free Americas (DFA) store at Toussaint Louverture International Airport

Duty Free Americas (DFA) store at Toussaint Louverture International Airport

Here is a picture of the Duty Free Americas (DFA) store located at Toussaint Louverture International Airport.

On June 2, 2015, Duty Free America (DFA) has opened a 400 square meters duty free shop at the Toussaint Louverture International Airport. A week before the inauguration, they invited the Haitian Tourism Minister, Stephanie Villedrouin Balmir to personally check out this as one of the beautiful stores in Haiti. To build this store, DFA has rebuilt half of the airport so that the tourists and the local consumers can get a new experience. It is a shop that caters everybody equally. The new store is more focused on liquor, sunglasses, watches, fragrance and other accessories plus edibles. Duty Free Americas (DFA) opened its first duty free store in Haiti on December 18, 2012, at the Toussaint Louverture International Airport arrival lounge near the capital city Port-au-Prince. It was followed by another at the departure lounge in the next year.

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American Airlines Inaugural Non-Stop Service to Cap-Haitien

American Airlines Inaugural Non-Stop Service to Cap-Haitien

American Airlines (AA) is opening up a new route in 2014, providing non-stop service from Miami to Cap-Haitien. Travelers flying out of Cap-Haitien can then connect to 100-plus destinations world-wide.

Senior VP, Torno, says non-stop flight service to Cap-Haitien will be ". . . an important catalyst to develop the north coast and open up this historically significant destination."

Prime Minister Lamothe adds, it will have a ". . . significant economic impact for our country . . ."

For information about facilities at the airport, visit our Airport Information page. Monday - Friday

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday and Holidays
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

AA Ticket Sales Center
Choucoune Plaza
Angle Rues Lamarre & Chavannes
Chavannes
Petion-Ville, Haiti
Reservations: 509-229-6000

For information about facilities at the airport, visit our Airport Information page. Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Closed Sunday and Holidays

AA Ticket Sales Center
Aéroport International Toussaint Louverture
Boulevard Toussaint Louverture, Route de l'aéroport
Mais Gâté
Port-au-Prince, Haïti
Reservations: 509-229-6000

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Spirit Airlines now serving Haiti

Spirit Airlines now serving Haiti

U.S. carrier, Spirit Airlines (SA), promotes a green technology business model, consuming less fuel per passenger than any other U.S. air carrier.

Providing flight service in the U.S., South America, and the Caribbean, SA offers economy fares, dependable on-time departures and arrivals, and welcoming flight attendants. We have a great flying history in Haiti

Added services for an extra fee include roomy front seating and ample legroom, travel insurance, mini-meals, reserved seating, and carry-ons, as well as luxuriant leather seats.

30, Ave Marie Jeanne - Port-au-Prince, Haiti
509 2940-4421 / 509 2940-4422 / 509 2221-4422

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Jet Blue new non-stop Flights From Boston To Haiti

Jet Blue new non-stop Flights From Boston To Haiti

The sky of Haiti wi become more crowded as Jet Blue will introduce new non-stop Flights From Boston To Haiti.

The new direct flight will begin on Wednesday, June 16, 2015 form Logan airport to Port-au-Prince until September 5. This is the period considered to be very busy travel between Haiti and Boston.

JetBlue adding more flights to Haiti and Cuba

JetBlue Airways, based in New York, has made public it will schedule extra flights to Cuba and Haiti. Now that travel restrictions to Cuba have been lifted JetBlue will run flight service from Tampa to Havana on Fridays.

During the summer months the air carrier will schedule flights from Boston, New York, and Fort Lauderdale to Haiti.

JetBlue partners with ABC Charters, and travelers must contact them to arrange flights to Cuba.

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60,000 Haitian passports now available

60,000 Haitian passports now available

Haitians will be able to travel once again as new passports just arrived. The Minister of Communication thinks that the people who have been waiting to obtain or to renew their passports will not have to wait any longer. 60,000 passports have been delivered to the Haitian authorities and are now available.

After several weeks of disruption in the supply of passport booklets, finally Mr. Rothchild Francois Junior, the Minister of Communication found some good news to announce... "60,000 passport books are now available". As per his statement, the immigration office will work throughout the weekend to clear every backlog because over 35,000 passport applications are pending. The minister has himself admitted that it is a result of "an act of state's irresponsibility". A new order has been placed to make sure this doesn't happen again. However, as per minister's assurance, the people who have been waiting to obtain or to renew their passports will not have to wait any longer.

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Aerogare Guy Malary - Guy Malary Terminal

Aerogare Guy Malary - Guy Malary Terminal

Here is a picture of Aérogare Guy Malary, also known as Guy Malary Terminal

On Wednesday, April 1, 2015, Rothchild François Junior, the Minister of Communication, accompanying Pierre André Laguerre, the Director General of the National Airport Authority (AAN), paid a visit to the Terminal Guy Malary to inquire into the progress on the modernization work of its infrastructure. This 1,700 square meter facility, located at the Toussaint L'Ouverture International Airport, in Tabarre, near Port-au-Prince, is taking a new shape with a federal disbursement of $6 million; it will have a capacity to serve 100 passengers during the peak hours with a flow of 1,200 passengers per day. The Guy Malary Terminal (named after former Haitian Justice Minister Guy Malary), located on the northern outskirts of Port-au-Prince would be used for domestic flights.

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