The statuette for the first annual Plezi Kanaval Awards was designed by Tisaksuk, an artisanal boutique located in Tabarre, Haiti inside of Valerio Canez. Tisaksuk is a gift shop in Port-au-Prince Haiti focusing on designing, promoting and selling artisanal products made in Haiti. 
Tisaksuk’s aim is to encourage the use of Made in Haiti products more locally and abroad. She works with various local artisans to help design and create wonderful pieces whether it be home decor, jewelry, handbags and sandals. 
Tisaksuk also received an award for supporting the award show. (via Plezi Kanaval Awards Statuette Designed by Tisaksuk | SawPanse)
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Haiti is reporting a significant increase in tourist arrivals, according to data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization.
The country welcomed 299,646 stopover arrivals in the first nine months of 2013, a 17.9 percent year-over-year increase compared to the same period in 2012.
The data did not include a breakdown of travelers’ geographic origin, or a business/leisure breakdown.
Those numbers do not include cruise stopovers. On the cruise tourism side, Haiti saw a 5.5 percent increase in cruise visitors from January to December, with a total of 643,634, up from a reported 609,930 in 2012.
That was buoyed by particularly strong growth in the summer months, which saw a 23.9 percent improvement in stopover numbers.
If the improvement held up over the last three months of 2013, Haiti’s growth would be the largest in the region of any country with more than 100,000 visitors.

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