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Monday, November 23, 2009

Healthy Reefs Buoy Haitian Hopes for Tourism Revival "There was a time when Haiti was known as the 'Pearl of the Antilles,' a Caribbean vacation destination as famous as Jamaica or Puerto Rico are today.

Haiti's sandy beaches and coral reefs lured tourists by the boatload. Its 1,100 miles of coast offered playgrounds for scuba divers, yachtsmen and cruise ships. And the tourism trade until the early 1990s provided solid incomes for Haitians."