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On the "To go or not to go Places" Haiti is now on "To Go" List

Based on a study done annually, publishes an annual list of countries to go to enjoy or or to avoid, last year Haiti was listed among the countries in the world to avoid. Guess what! this year Haiti is on the "To Go" list.

What are the reasons for Haiti to move from the list of the countries to avoid to the countries to go to within just one year?

The main reason is that Haiti has become a country with the capacity to welcome foreign visitors

The recent efforts in the area of tourism start paying dividend for Haiti and its economy

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Petit-Goave as a Tourist destination

Petit-Goâve, one of the first cities to be established in Haiti, was inhabited by the Amerindians, who named it Goâve. It became Aguava when the Spanish colonists settled it. Eventually the French acquired and divided it, re-naming it Grand-Goâve and Petit Goâve. Petit Goâve, served as the temporary capital of Saint-Domingue, a wealthy colony.

Petit-Goâve was seriously damaged in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake when a strong 5.9 aftershock struck at the epicenter of which Petit-Goâve lay close to. A week later the U.S. Marines arrived in Petit- and Grand-Goâve to bring aid supplies.

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Moulin Sur Mer Resort

Moulin Sur Mer Resort is a magnificent colonial style beach resort in a large sprawling property located in Montrouis-- one of the best beach tourism destinations in Haiti. The resort is situated by the side of a vast beach along the clear turquoise waters of La Cote des Arcadins. It offers 68 comfortable rooms with superb views, decorated in Haitian art and crafts, modern bathrooms, wardrobe, safe deposit box, free Wi-Fi, well groomed gardens, sandy beach coves, water fountain, children playground, enormous outdoor swimming pool, bars and restaurant.

The restaurant serves local and international cuisine all along the day. Some of the rooms are equipped with television and mini-bar. The sunset over a nice sand beach is really awesome. You can experience free Kayaks ride offered by the resort and enjoy the ride all up and down the coast for a couple hours. If you want to explore beautiful coral reefs, relax, the management hires cool scuba diving equipments to its guests. There is a museum in the area that worth a visit.

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Strategic Development Plan of Mole Saint-Nicolas

On the site where, in 1492, Christopher Columbus landed, a new frontier of strategic development will take place in a plan mapped out by the IBI-DAA group for the Nord-Ouest department's Môle-Saint-Nicolas.

The town, home to just over 4,000 people will benefit from the plan, set out earlier in November by the group's Vice-President, Rene Hubert, to Mr. Wilson Laleau, Minister of Economy and Finance, as well as deputies, senior officials and senators. Technological progress has been steadily trickling into the area, with them having received cellular phone capability six years ago when Digicel erected a network tower in the area. Môle-Saint-Nicolas is also one of the only places in the country where the roads are fit for sturdy vehicles.

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North Department First to Receive Tourist Police Unit

As part of a master plan to build up the tourism industry in Haiti, the government of Haiti (GOH) has established the Tourist Police, POLITOUR. POLITOUR is a special unit of the Haitian National Police (HNP), created to insure the safety and security of visiting tourists.

Commissioner and POLITOUR Director, Carl Boucher, made a presentation on POLITOUR. On hand for the presentation were North Regional Director of the Ministry of Tourism, Etienne; Cap-Haitien Municipal Association; North Vice-Delegate; Ministry Director of Planning and External Cooperation; and a rep of the North HNP. Boucher discussed formation of the special unit, and how it will be developed into an effective policing body. Its first assignment is the North Department. After testing, POLITOUR will be rolled out in well-populated tourist areas across the island.

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On Friday, November 29, 2013 the Dominican government, President Danilo Medina, called their intelligence agencies and state security and ordered them to do whatever is in their power to avoid any confrontation at the border between Haiti and Dominican Republic.

Danilo Medina further instructed the Dominican Armed Forces to avoid excess force.

According to the Dominican authority, he does not want their action to affect the image of the of the Dominican Republic in the world.

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Caribbean leaders to impose sanction on Dominican Republic

The Caribbean community (Caricom) should be commended for taking its first action against a cancer that is growing and spreading in the Dominican Republic. Declaring that it can no longer be business as usual, they suspended the Dominican Republic's application to join its regional economic bloc, following the court decision in Dominican Republic to remove the citizenship of many Dominicans with Haitian background.

The Dominican Republic must really have a huge problem with Black people, Haitians in particular since not only they are black, they are also poor.

After the Haitians, will they ask that only white people comes to visit the country?

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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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China wants medical disinfection on people from countries with cholera

Are you planning for a trip to China anytime soon? if so, beside the usual screening for things you are not supposed to carry, you might have to undergo additional screening if you come from either Haiti, Mexico, Dominica, Cuba or any country where the Cholera virus was recently found.

China's quality watchdog wants authorities there to implement medical inspections and disinfection routines on any person or vehicles from countries with cholera.

The targeted countries include Mexico, Haiti, Dominica and Cuba.

According to General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ), anyone who have been to the countries and have Cholera like symptoms should inform local AQSIQ bureaus ASAP

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Annual Festival Creole promoting tourism to the Creole World

As the Haitian Government still runs with the goal of making Haiti a bigger, better tourist country, they've embraced marketing strategies and hosted events aimed at luring people from America, Europe and other far away countries. Also, they have thought up a way to garner interest in Haiti from those a bit closer to home.

The Festival Creole, held in the Seychelles for the past 28 years, is by far, the most patronized event in the Creole-speaking world. It is, in fact, the only one of its kind within the Creole Community of Nations. Showing the best in Creole talent offered in the various countries home to people of that characteristic, the festival highlights the best on offer from the more well-known as Creole countries such as: Mauritius, the Seychelles--a group of islands in the Indian Ocean, and La Reunion, as well as those in the Caribbean and North America including the Creole found in Louisiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Guyana and Haiti.

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