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Prime Minister: “Investment Is Slowly Returning” to St Lucia

July 25, 2014 | 4:26 pm | 0 Comment

Prime Minister: “Investment Is Slowly Returning” to St Lucia

Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia Prime Minister is "optimistic" on the outlook for the country's economy. "Investment is slowly returning to [St Lucia]," Anthony said this week. The Prime Minister was speaking at the opening of the 16th Biennial Convention of the Union of Saint Lucian Overseas Associations in St Lucia earlier this more...

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Tobago Wants “Separate Airline” to Service Trinidad-Tobago Route

July 25, 2014 | 3:53 pm | 0 Comment

Tobago Wants “Separate Airline” to Service Trinidad-Tobago Route

Above: Tobago (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Tobago House of Assembly says it wants a "separate airline" to service the Trinidad-Tobago airbridge. THA Chief Secretary Orville London raised the issue during a 2015 budget consultation last week. "I think that one of the issues we did get traction from the Minister of Finance was the delinking of more...

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Bahamas, Dominican Republic Sign Technical Cooperation Agreement

July 25, 2014 | 1:44 pm | 0 Comment

Bahamas, Dominican Republic Sign Technical Cooperation Agreement

Above: Bahamas Foreign Minister Frederick Mitchell and and Dominican Republic Deputy Foreign Minister Cesar Dargam Espaillat, respectively (BIS Photo/Eric Rose) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas and the Dominican Republic have signed a technical cooperation agreement, the two sides announced Friday. The pact covers areas including trade and commercial more...

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Brazilian Officials Visit Antigua

July 25, 2014 | 5:01 am | 0 Comment

Brazilian Officials Visit Antigua

Above: Brazilian military officials in Antigua (Photo: ABG) By the Caribbean Journal staff A delegation of military officials from Brazil visited Antigua and Barbuda this week. The seven-member delegation came after a series of pledges by Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff during Antigua Prime Minister Gaston Browne's recent visit to Brazil, the government more...

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“Haiti Provides a Great Opportunity”

July 24, 2014 | 11:13 pm | 0 Comment

“Haiti Provides a Great Opportunity”

Above: Apple Leisure Group CEO Alex Zozaya on Fox Business By the Caribbean Journal staff Could Haiti be the next Bali? Speaking on Fox Business Network last week, Apple Leisure Group CEO Alex Zozaya said Haiti could be a new growth area for Caribbean tourism. "When they asked me about what is the next opportunity, the next place I see that is really going to more...

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China President Visits Cuba

July 24, 2014 | 5:03 pm | 0 Comment

China President Visits Cuba

Above: Cuba's Raul Castro and China's Xi Jinping in Cuba By the Caribbean Journal staff China President Xi Jinping made an official visit to Cuba this week. The visit came a week after Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin made another high-profile visit to the Caribbean island. This week's trip was Xi's first major trip to the Caribbean this year; a more...

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New Zealand Developer Investing $30 Million in Grenada Project

July 24, 2014 | 3:03 pm | 0 Comment

New Zealand Developer Investing $30 Million in Grenada Project

Above: Clarkes Court Bay By the Caribbean Journal staff A New Zealand-based developer is investing $30 million in the expansion of the Clarkes Court Bay Marina in Grenada. Developer Kelly Glass was on hand for the groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, marking the start of official work on the project. "The expansion and further development of the Clarkes Court more...

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Haiti to Launch Cholera Vaccination Push

July 23, 2014 | 12:31 pm | 0 Comment

Haiti to Launch Cholera Vaccination Push

Above: a cholera treatment centre in Haiti after the earthquake (UN Photo/Marco Dormino) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti will be launching a major push to vaccinate citizens against cholera. The programme will target 200,000 people in three departments, starting in August. It will be supported by the Pan American Health Organization and the World Health more...

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Curacao Sees Drop in US Tourists, Big Jump From Canada

July 23, 2014 | 12:10 pm | 0 Comment

Curacao Sees Drop in US Tourists, Big Jump From Canada

Above: Curacao (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Curacao experienced a 17.1 percent drop in tourist arrivals from the US in the first five months of 2014, according to data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. But that number was offset slightly by a significant jump in tourism from Canada. The Dutch Caribbean island received 7,955 tourists from more...

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Air Canada Launching Nonstop Service to Panama City

July 23, 2014 | 6:01 am | 0 Comment

Air Canada Launching Nonstop Service to Panama City

Above: an Air Canada flight By the Caribbean Journal staff Air Canada is launching service to Panama City, Panama, the carrier announced. The new thrice-weekly service will launch Dec. 17, 2014. Air Canada will become the only Canadian carrier operating between Canada and Panama. "Air Canada is very pleased to become the only Canadian network carrier offering more...

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