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Kidnapping attempt on the children of Stephanie Villedrouin

No one is safe in Haiti. We just learned that there was an attempt to kidnapp the children of former Minister of Tourism in Haiti, Stéphanie Villedrouin.

Several armed men took possession of the family car that was in direction to Lycee Francais of Port-au-Prince in an attempt to kidnap her children. There was gun shots between the bandits and a police officer not in uniform. Result; two of the bandits were shot to death

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Stephanie Villedrouin wants Three Year Plan to Promote Tourism

The government of Haiti (GOH) has been pushing hard to develop its tourism sector, which ground to a virtual halt after the 2010 earthquake. Recently the GOH doubled the amount of its tourism budget in an effort to take on more projects to attract tourist dollars.

Ambitious plans are being made by the Departmental Directorates of Tourism South (DDTS) and Southeast (DDTSE). Both directorates advanced strategies for promoting tourism in their regions at a strategy session held in October. Minister of Tourism, Stephanie Villedrouin, was present. She emphasized to both directorates that their action plans must account for tourism development for 2013 through 2016.

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Stephanie Villedrouin wants a Caribbean airline for Quick Tourism exchange

Minister Stéphanie Villedrouin continues her 2013 push to free Haiti from international aid through tourism. Remembering president Martelly's opening speech at the Caribbean Community's (Caricom) 24th Intersessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of State and Government, in which he called the tourism industry a key sector and stressed its potential and importance in driving the country's economic growth, Villedrouin spoke of the need for a Caribbean airline.

She highlighted that travel would be easier to destinations other than Haiti or Jamaica, citing the Dominican Republic, with whom the government wishes to create a multi-destination package, as one such country to benefit. While this plan may seem counter-productive to driving tourism to Haiti, it would make it easier for visitors to neighbouring islands to take sojourns to the country that may have been too cumbersome before.

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Haiti Tourism Advisory Council Seeks Public - Private Partnerships

The Ministry of Tourism in Haiti has succeeded in forming a Tourism Advisory Council (TAC), approved by an official government order issued on December 5, 2012. The tourism board, made up of public- and private-sector agencies and other tourism-related organizations, met for the first time on January 15, 2013.

Haiti Minister of Tourism (MOT) Stephanie Villedrouin is the chairwoman of the newly-conceived TAC. She presented TAC's mission with a wide-ranging agenda of goals, responsibilities, areas of interest, contracts, and application of a Master Plan.

The first agenda item of TAC aims at getting the government of Haiti (GOH) to allow MOT the opportunity to form partnerships with public and private tourist organizations to share knowledge and resources. TAC, Villedrouin explained, will bear responsibility for initiating proposals to overcome challenges while developing Haiti's tourism industry. This will involve creating policies and programs to make Haiti's history, cultural roots, and art-making sectors marketing tools in courting the tourist trade.

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Did you see the last visit of Michel Martelly at the Citadelle Laferriere?

Did you see the show that President Michel Martelly when he visited the Citadelle Laferrière this year?

The staff that was present at the time was blamed for the state of disrepair of our National pride Citadelle Laferrière.

Michel Martelly was not willing to either listen to or accept any justification provided by the employees or representatives from ISPAN.

Present during the encounter at Citadelle Laferriere were: the Minister of Culture, Mario Dupuy, officials of the Institute for the Protection of National Heritage (ISPAN), responsible for the restoration of the citadel, Minister of Tourism, Stephanie Balmir Villedrouin, Gregory Mayard-Paul and other journalists.

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Stephanie Villedrouin to Re-Shape the Image of Haiti

Minister of Tourism in Haiti, Stephanie Villedrouin, is on a whirl-wind tour of the U.S. and Canada in an effort to promote more tourism in Haiti. At the 14th Haitian Compas Festival in Miami, Florida, The Minister took the opportunity to showcase the Ministry of Tourism's (MOT) re-designed logo and tagline, emblazoned on T-shirts and sports caps, worn by the MOT representatives.

Accompanying Minister Stephanie Villedrouin was her Cabinet and the Regional Directors of MOT, who used iPads to show the tourist attractions being readied for an anticipated influx of tourism to Haiti. More promotional tools to motivate the festival-goers included banners displayed inside MOT tents, showing montages of Haiti travel destinations and landmarks. Between musical acts on stage, MOT displayed the new logo on a huge screen to a crowd numbering more than 20,000.

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Air Caraibes launches tourist destination, a Discovery Pack "Haiti Cherie"

Air Caraibes has noticed that Haiti hides a number of potential tourist destinations. It is home to the most scenic views and the most breath-taking beaches n the Carribean. That is why Haiti's Ministry of Tourism has recently joined forces with the public and private tourism institutions in Guadeloupe and Martinique, as well as the commercial airline Air Caraïbes, to inform the rest of the world of Haiti's potential as a major tourist spot in the South Americas. Through the efforts of current Haiti Minister of Tourism Stéphanie Balmir Villedrouin in arranging several negotiations with the public-private sectors, Haiti's economy is expected to improve as the planned tourism strategies are being expected to attract thousands of tourists from the United States, Canada, France, and even several Asian countries.

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Ministry of Tourism Budgets for Tourist Police in Haiti

Stéphanie Balmir Villedrouin, Haiti's Minister of Tourism, has been promoting Haiti as a popular tourist destination in the U.S. and Canada lately. Now in another effort to make Haiti a comfortable travel destination, she is proposing a Tourist Police force to monitor streets and sidewalks, adjacent to restaurants, hotels, and other tourist spots in Haiti. Recently, she held meetings with airport o¬fficials to deploy an escort service to deliver travelers from the airport to the front steps of their hotels.

Villedrouin wants the Tourist Police to keep panhandlers at bay, when tourists are visiting any tourist spot. Why she asks, should tourists be asked to subsidize our homeless on Haiti's streets? The begging for money has got to stop, she insists.

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Stephanie Villedrouin new Tourism logo in Haiti Haitian Compas Festival

Stephanie Villedrouin is the tourism minister of Haiti and has created a new logo and slogan for a promotional campaign just in time for the Haitian Compas Festival. She was really determined to change the reputation of Haiti's tourism industry. She felt people abroad do not know of Haiti's tourism. There was an international tour of promotion organized by 14th Haitian Compas Festival which was taking place in Miami. Stephanie thought of this tour as an opportunity to market tourism in Haiti.

She wanted to make people aware of the new slogan and new logo of the ministry of tourism. Minister Stephanie Villedrouin had T-shirts and caps written the new logo and slogan. She then looked for people to wear those T-shirts and caps in the festival. It was ironic that she showed out the logo and slogan before the official release on 1st June.

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The ministerial cabinet of the government Laurent Lamothe

The new Ministerial cabined for Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe is out and we have the names. Many of the same individuals were kept in their positions. Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe presented his general policy before the Haitian Senators and it was approved before midnight on May 8, 2012

The ministerial cabinet of the government Martelly-Lamothe is composed of 16 Ministers. Here they are:

Ronsard St-Cyr, Minister of Social Affairs and Labor

Thomas Jacques, Minister of Agriculture Natural Resources and Rural Development

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Religious Affairs - Laurent Lamothe

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