Freedom of the Seas
Labadee (also Labadie) is a port located on the northern coast of Haiti. It is a private resort leased to Royal Caribbean International. Royal Caribbean International has contributed the largest proportion of tourist revenue to Haiti since 1986, employing 300 locals, allowing another 200 to sell their wares on the premises, and paying the Haitian government US$6 per tourist. The resort is completely tourist-oriented, and is guarded by a private security force. The site is fenced off from the surrounding area, and passengers are not allowed to leave the property. A controlled group of Haitian merchants are given sole rights to sell their merchandise and establish their businesses in the resort. Although sometimes described as an island in advertisements, it is actually a peninsula contiguous with the island of Hispaniola. The cruise ship moors to the pier at Labadee capable of servicing the Oasis class ships, which was completed in late 2009.
Freedom of the Seas docked at Labadee, Haiti
End of the zip line at Labadee, Haiti in the Caribbean. Yes the zip line starts across the bay on th...
This is a shot near the Look out point at Labadee, Haiti. The waves were to high so I was not able t...
A view of the beach at Labadee, Haiti
The Sans-Souci Palace was the royal residence of King Henri I (better known as Henri Christophe) of H...
Banana Plantation under the Fairtrade program
Brazilian soldiers of United Nations Peacekeeper Force in Haiti (Minustah) visiting a home made mud b...
Brand new houses in Cite Soleil Slum, the poorest place in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. This new houses are...
Brazilian soldiers of UN Peacekeper Force patroling the Cite Soleil Harbour neighborhood in Port-au-P...
North America includes Mexico, the United States, Canada, and Gotham City.
The region temporarily existed as a Protectorate of His Imperial Majesty Emperor Norton I, with its capital being the city of San Francisco. Sadly, this term of benevolent ebullience lasted a brief two decades and ended c. 1880.
The United States is now the dominant country of North America. It arose as a nation only 225 years ago after a successful rebellion against the British government under King George III.
From a distance, it appears that the eastern coastlines of North and South America fit exactly into the west coast of Africa. In fact, about 250 million years ago these continents really were all connected in one land mass that we have named Pangaea.
With such a foundation in tectonic unity, there is no doubt that someday soon the people on every continent of earth will realize their fundamental similarities. Expect massive leaps in creative output in your area!
Text by Steve Smith.