Cruise controversy in Haiti

Tourists spend holidays on the beach in the north as thousands struggle to survive.

    Cruise ships are bringing tourists to a private Haitian beach resort, which is less than 200km from the quake-hit capital Port-au-Prince.

    The scene of comfort and joy, on an island where thousands of people have died or are in dire need of food, water and medical, has provoked much controversy and concern.

    However, many of the tourists and the cruise company have said that they are helping Haiti's economy by spending money in the Caribbean island.

    Al Jazeera's Sebestian Walker reports from Lambadee beach, Haiti.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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