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    Carnival plans to build cruise port in Haiti - seattlepi.com

    KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — A major Florida-based cruise line has signed a letter of intent to develop a new port on an isolated Haitian barrier island that's long been a major launching spot for smugglers, authorities said Monday.



    Carnival Corporation, the parent company of Carnival Cruise Lines, said it signed a memorandum of understanding last week with the Haitian government for a cruise port on Ile de la Tortue off Haiti's north coast.

    In a statement emailed Monday, Carnival said the development would create a "tremendous economic impact" for Haitians while also carving out a new spot for ship itineraries in the Caribbean, the globe's No. 1 cruise destination.

    "The development will create an exciting opportunity for our guests to enjoy a new, secluded and stunning destination," said David Candib, a vice president for Miami-based Carnival.

    In a recent tweet, Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe said the initial investment on Ile de la Tortue will be $70 million.

    Because of its remoteness, the mountainous island has long been a center for smugglers to organize dangerous sea journeys for poor migrants seeking a better life in the United States and elsewhere in the Caribbean. Ile de la Tortue, also known as Tortuga Island, is situated some 11 miles (19 kilometers) across cobalt waters from hardscrabble Baie des Moustiques.

    The cactus-studded area's poverty stands out even in Haiti. Ile de la Tortue, where wooden boats of smugglers and subsistence fishermen line shorelines, has some of the poorest people in the hemisphere's most impoverished country.

    But in February, Lamothe said officials had begun a program to improve opportunities, in part by paving the way for seven restaurants and by creating 1,000 jobs through a sanitation program. Farmers received free seeds and the national police force was to send some 30 officers to crack down on illegal migration.

    Carnival said the company's new port would "directly or indirectly" employ more than 900 people.

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    Great news for Haiti

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    I thought they already had a port? NM I see it's Royal Caribbean that has a port in Labadee. Grant it this is good news, but is it going to also help out the regular folks of Haiti? From what it looks like the place is a stand alone island, and not a part of the main island.

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    First benefit of signing agreement with Trinidad lol... Trinis have the links

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    They have 26000 people living in the island

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aquinhaiti4ever View Post
    They have 26000 people living in the island
    Thank you, just making sure it wasn't just going to assist the powers that be and they would forget about the everyday people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mz_JazE View Post
    Thank you, just making sure it wasn't just going to assist the powers that be and they would forget about the everyday people.
    Not to worry they'll be forgotten about too. Either that or be payed cents to work at these places.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tikreyol View Post
    Not to worry they'll be forgotten about too. Either that or be payed cents to work at these places.
    SMH that's a shame, I know it happens in other ports but they should get some type of deal if they have to relocate for development.

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