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CJ Interviews

Interview With Grenada Tourism Minister Alexandra Otway-Noel

February 19, 2014 | 1:54 pm | 0 Comment

Interview With Grenada Tourism Minister Alexandra Otway-Noel

Above: Grenada Tourism Minister Alexandra Otway-Noel (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell MONTEGO BAY  — Grenada is continuing its push to promote tourism, with a brand-new marketing campaign and a focus on positioning the country as a kind of high-end, eco-tourism destination. Like the rest of the Caribbean, Grenada is trying to make headway in an increasingly more...

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Talking Puerto Rico Tourism With PRHTA President and CEO Clarisa Jimenez

February 19, 2014 | 6:30 am | 0 Comment

Talking Puerto Rico Tourism With PRHTA President and CEO Clarisa Jimenez

Above: PRHTA President and CEO Clarisa Jimenez at the San Juan Marriott (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell SAN JUAN — What's next for tourism in Puerto Rico? Armed with a new marketing campaign positioning the destination as the “All Star Island,” Puerto Rico is looking to take its tourism sector to the next level in 2014. And it will need to do so, with an more...

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Interview With Micky Arison, Chairman of Carnival Corporation

December 17, 2013 | 8:53 am | 0 Comment

Interview With Micky Arison, Chairman of Carnival Corporation

Above: Micky Arison (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell MIAMI — Cruise tourism accounts for more than $2 billion a year to the Caribbean region, and no one knows more about it than Carnival Corporation Chairman Micky Arison (who also owns the Miami Heat). To learn more about Arison's thoughts on the state of the Caribbean cruise industry, Caribbean Journal caught up more...

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Interview With New Anguilla Governor Christina Scott

October 15, 2013 | 7:00 am | 0 Comment

Interview With New Anguilla Governor Christina Scott

Above: Governor Christine Scott By Alexander Britell Christina Scott began her appointment as Anguilla's 12th Governor over the summer, succeeding Alistair Harrison as the United Kingdom's top official on the island. She came to the British Overseas Territory following a long career in the civil service in the UK, most recently as the Director of Civil Contingencies more...

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Interview With Resorts World Bimini President Dana Leibovitz

October 2, 2013 | 6:30 am | 0 Comment

Interview With Resorts World Bimini President Dana Leibovitz

Above: the Bimini SuperFast (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell BIMINI — When it launched in July, Genting's new Bimini SuperFast cruise ship was a bit of a mystery - what would it mean for the economy of Bimini? What kind of response would it get from travelers in Miami? In the two months since launching, it's brought more than 25,000 tourists to the Bahamas' more...

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Interview With Ric Todd, Governor of the Turks and Caicos Islands

September 10, 2013 | 10:23 am | 0 Comment

Interview With Ric Todd, Governor of the Turks and Caicos Islands

By Alexander Britell Just a few years ago, the Turks and Caicos Islands was in serious trouble. After a UK Commission of Enquiry found evidence of widespread corruption under the government of former Premier Michael Misick, the UK suspended the TCI's constitution and imposed direct rule. In 2011, Ric Todd took over as Governor, inheriting a seriously struggling economy more...

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Interview With Kim Barrow, First Lady of Belize

August 12, 2013 | 12:44 pm | 0 Comment

Interview With Kim Barrow, First Lady of Belize

Above: Belize First Lady Kim Barrow By Alexander Britell After winning her battle with breast cancer, Belize First Lady Kim Barrow is on a mission to improve the welfare of women and young people in her country. Barrow, the wife of Prime Minister Dean Barrow, is the country's Special Envoy for Women and Children, and spearheading several projects aimed at improving more...

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Talking Tourism: Anguilla’s Haydn Hughes

June 17, 2013 | 10:56 am | 0 Comment

Talking Tourism: Anguilla’s Haydn Hughes

Above: Anguilla By Alexander Britell Anguilla is one of the smallest destinations in the Caribbean, but its tourism sector has historically punched above its weight. Today, the island of less than 14,000 people competes in the increasingly tight Caribbean tourism sector, reliant on a high-end product and a largely maritime visitor base. So what's next for Anguilla? more...

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Interview with Trinidad and Tobago Tourism Minister Stephen Cadiz

June 11, 2013 | 10:40 am | 0 Comment

Interview with Trinidad and Tobago Tourism Minister Stephen Cadiz

Above: Port of Spain (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell NEW YORK — Long the commodities hub of the Caribbean, Trinidad is now making a play to enter the region's bread-and-butter market, tourism, in a big way. It's a relatively new venture for a country that has generated one of the largest economies in the Caribbean harnessing oil and gas. Over the last year since more...

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Talking Tourism in Samana With Fabeth Martinez Fernandez

June 10, 2013 | 9:11 am | 0 Comment

Talking Tourism in Samana With Fabeth Martinez Fernandez

Above: Samana By Alexander Britell Last month, we spoke to Ana Garcia Sotoca Pascual about the growth of tourism in La Romana in the Dominican Republic. We continue our look at the Dominican Republic's varied destinations with a conversation about Samana on the country's northeastern coast, which recently received a boost through new service from JetBlue. To learn more...

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