Barbados Looks to “Recapture” Canadian Tourism Market

November 23, 2014 | 11:18 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Barbados (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados is looking to take back the Canadian tourism market, according to Prime Minister Freundel Stuart. The Prime Minister was speaking during a reception for Canadians at Ilaro Court, his residence, last week. "There was a time when Canada was Barbados’ principal source market for tourists. You more...

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The New Caribbean in Condado

November 22, 2014 | 8:23 pm | 0 Comment


Above: The Condado neighbourhood of Puerto Rico (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell SAN JUAN — I didn't plan on being here, with the Buddha and the duck croquetas. I'm having dinner joined by a small Buddha statue, eating duck croquettes on a sleek black bartop on the second floor of a modern commercial building on Ashford Avenue. This isn't a full meal —I'm more...

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At One Tortola Coffee Shop, The Old Is New Again

November 22, 2014 | 4:13 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the entrance to Island Roots (all photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell ROAD TOWN — The Virgin Gorda ferry was leaving soon, which meant about 15 minutes to spare on the narrow back streets of Road Town. So it was hard to ignore the small opening in a low-slung grey building that promised fresh coffee. For decades, this structure had served as the more...

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Dominican Republic to Receive $250M Loan to Boost Productivity

November 21, 2014 | 9:11 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the Dominican Republic (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic will be receiving a $250 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank to boost productivity and improve the country's business climate. The loan will target the "Programme to Improve Productivity," addressing what the IDB called the "urgent need to promote more...

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Cayman Islands Tourism Sector Continues Strong Year

November 21, 2014 | 9:04 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the Tamarind Bay condos on Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman By the Caribbean Journal staff The Cayman Islands is continuing a very strong year for tourism. The British Overseas Territory received 293,652 tourist arrivals in the first nine months of 2014, a 12.3 percent increase over the first three quarters of 2013, according to new data from the more...

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Marc Anthony Wins Latin Grammy for Best Salsa Album

November 21, 2014 | 8:53 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Marc Anthony By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the brightest stars in Caribbean music took home the Latin Grammy on Thursday. Marc Anthony, who is of Puerto Rican heritage, won the Latin Grammy award for the Best Salsa Album for his album titled "3.0." He beat out a group of strong contenders, including Tito NIeves, Aymee Nuviola, Maite Hontele and more...

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The Caribbean’s Largest Greenhouse

November 21, 2014 | 7:16 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the new greenhouse at the St Kitts Eco-Park By the Caribbean Journal staff St Kitts and Nevis has officially opened what is believed to be the largest greenhouse in the Caribbean. The 24-metre-tall, 14,000-square-foot greenhouse is part of the long-anticipated St Kitts Eco Park, which debuted on Friday. The Eco-Park is a cooperation project between the more...

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St Lucia, Mauritius Form Diplomatic Ties

November 20, 2014 | 6:00 pm | 0 Comment


Above: St Lucia (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia has officially established diplomatic ties with Mauritius. The agreement between the two countries aims to "promote cooperation and is in line with Saint Lucia’s goal of deepening relations with developing countries," St Lucia's government said in a statement. The ties were made official in more...

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Marley Family Launches Marijuana Brand

November 20, 2014 | 5:58 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Bob Marley By the Caribbean Journal staff Seeking to capitalize on the growing legalization of marijuana and medicinal marijuana around the world, the Marley family has launched its own marijuana brand. It's called Marley Natural, and will reportedly initially be sold in areas of the US market where marijuana is legal either medicinally or for recreational more...

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New Boutique Resort to Open in Nevis

November 19, 2014 | 9:34 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Paradise Beach By the Caribbean Journal staff A new boutique villa resort is coming to the island of Nevis. It's called Paradise Beach Nevis, and it represents a transformation of the former Villa Paradiso property. The property, which includes seven three and four-bedroom villas, is slated to open in January 2015 after a series of more...

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