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Josue Pierre Louis not allowed to leave Haiti

Justice Minister Josue Pierre-Louis resigns following findings of Commission

Wow, Mr. Josue Pierre-Louis has to stay in Haiti whether he likes it or not.

According to information obtained by Haiti Observer, the President of the Permanent Electoral Council, Mr. Josue Pierre-Louis, who has been accused by Danielle Marie Bernardin for raping her is not allowed to leave the country.

"Me Josué Pierre-Louis frappé d'interdiction de départ"
"Nom Lan Paka Pati"

This decision has been taken by Haitian justice to make sure that he's available to to respond to his accusations.

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Why It Costs More To Travel To Haiti Than Other Places

The prices of airline tickets vary depending on different factors. However, it can be noticed that airlines tickets to Haiti are quite more expensive than in other places. Many people wonder why going to Haiti costs them more than flying to other countries.

There are people who say that the reason behind higher airline ticket prices to Haiti is the fact that not every airline has direct flights to the Caribbean nation. Flights to Haiti are fewer than to other countries, making the cost of tickets higher. Other factors such as airport and international taxes also affect the ticket price, which tend to become more expensive.

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Tips On Dealing With Disaster While Travelling

Diasater in Haiti

The weather can be unpredictable. Disasters can occur anytime, anywhere, even if you are on a trip. Being in a different place when disaster hits can be confusing and difficult, especially if you are in another country. Given this, you have to be prepared all the time so that you can deal with disasters while you are travelling.

First of all, it is necessary for you to read every document and policy given to you by your travel agent. This would inform you of rules and regulations involving bad weather during trips and other related circumstances. You should also do the same with your travel insurance so that you can know if you can get a refund should you have to cancel your flight due to a calamity.

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Cancelling Flights Due To Natural Disasters

Diasater in Haiti

Disasters are a valid reason for cancelling your flight. However, not every airline is willing to give you a full refund. Sometimes, airlines only give back a certain amount or a voucher for future use. This is why it would be better if you know some tips on cancelling flights during a disaster.

One thing to be aware of is buying tickets from third-party discounters. There are several third-party discount agencies that sell more affordable airline tickets. However, they are also unlikely to give refunds should you decide to cancel your flight. Your option when it comes to this is to buy tickets with a cancellation policy or to pay additional charge to avail of such a policy.

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Cholera Prevention Tips when Traveling to Haiti

The 2010 earthquake that demolished Haiti's infrastructure robbed the poorest Haitians of what little they had, homes that were nothing more than hovels. Thrown into the streets of Port-au-Prince with no access to toilets, sanitation virtually did not exist. Having no clean potable water added to the misery.

Nine months following the January earthquake, in October 2010, a cholera epidemic took hold of Port-au-Prince, largely affecting those living in tent cities. These cities are still filled today with earthquake survivors, and cholera cases have increased noticeably since early 2012.

The United States Department of State has kept a travel advisory in place since the earthquake, cautioning American citizens to stay away from Haiti. With the exception of necessary business travel or humanitarian work, Americans are advised not to visit Haiti.
But others claim the majority of travelers to Haiti are not likely to contract cholera. However, they recommend a cholera prevention kit as a precautionary measure:

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Moise Jean-Charles - Michel Martelly per diem expenses $20,000 a day fo travel

President Michel Martelly's administration has been faced with a series of controversies recently. One of the most recent issues is an allegation made by a Haitian senator from the country's North department, Moise Jean-Charles, regarding the President's lavish travel expenses.

Earlier this month, Senator Jean-Charles gave a speech in a Lavalas family party's rally in Brooklyn, New York and an interview to a Haitian newspaper, claiming that Martelly, his family and his staff were wrongly and excessively spending Haiti's money when traveling to other countries that amounted to millions of dollars. This included expensive aircraft rentals, vehicle buying, and unreasonably big withdrawals from the country's central bank for questionable purposes.

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How to protect your property while you are away

There are several reasons that may require you spend time away from your home. You can be away for business matters, home renovations or holiday. For whatever reason, it is important to ensure that your property is secure while you are away. Here are some tips to help you have some peace while you are far from home.

Ensure that you discourage trespassing in your area. You can put up noticeable 'No Trespassing' signs. Having a guard on duty will also help a big deal. You can also set up Beware and/or the Fierce Dog signs.

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Haiti Back in Tourism industry with big billboard on I-95 Interstate in Miami

Tourism

Can you believe this? People in Miami are talking about Haiti but not mentioning problem of post-quake recovery effort, tents or cholera. They are not talking about Haiti's government still being disorganized or involved in the latest corruption in date either. Haiti is advertizing its beautiful beaches and sun, inviting tourists to come and "Live the experience. Seize the Opportunities"

The imposing billboard is located east of Interstate 95 and 79th Street. The Haiti's Ministry of Tourism and Haiti consulate in Miami put up this billboard to bring tourism and business back to the country.

The target audience for now is the Haitian Diaspora living in South Florida.

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Haitian passengers feel American Airlines exhibit patterns of disrespect toward them

American Airlines Cancelled Flights To Port-au-Prince

What's going on with American Airlines and Haitian passengers at Toussaint L'Ouverture Airport after Isaac last weekend?

From what I heard, it was not a pretty picture at the Haitian airport in Port-au-Prince. I was told that many of our brothers and sisters who were scheduled to come to the US were unable to.

Hey, it happens all the times and every airport! so what is the big deal?

From what I understand, it was a problem of attitude and lack of respect for Haitian customers. Several people reported that after American Airlines had its flights cancelled to and from Haiti due to Tropical Storm Isaac, many passengers were left without any information about their options. Many people who live and work in the United States were not able to determine when they would be able to comeback to work. They also have the impression that American Airlines was not making any efforts to accommodate them as they were stranded at the Haitian airport.

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How to Create a Memorable Souvenir of Your Travels

Souvenirs remind the receiver that we have been thinking about them while on holiday. It's the equivalent of a "wish you were here" postcard.

Be thoughtful when considering a souvenir gift for someone. Avoid the tourist trap souvenir shops that produce a lot of meaningless junk. If you are a talented photographer, take pictures of interesting landmarks, historical spots, and architecture. Take photos of the local citizens you've enjoyed sharing an experience with. Take shots of local parks, beaches, bays. Snap shots of the colorful and lively neighborhoods you visit.

Is there a local or national holiday being celebrated? An annual festival, a food stand selling local fare, like knishes in New York City? Is there a special or exciting event happening, like the Blue Angels Exposition Show? Is the local population celebrating St. Patrick's Day, Columbus Day, or Bastille Day with parades and pageantry?

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