Barbados’ Tamarind Hotel Names New General Manager

January 19, 2015 | 5:28 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Tamarind By the Caribbean Journal staff Elegant Hotels Group has named Adrian Grant the new general manager of its Tamarind hotel on the west coast of Barbados. Grant comes to the property after serving as the general manager of The Club Barbados. He previously served as general manager of Tamarind from 2003 to 2004, along with similar roles at Crystal more...

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The Newest Sandals Resort Is Opening Soon in Barbados

January 6, 2015 | 5:39 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the beach at the Sandals Barbados resort By the Caribbean Journal staff Sandals has announced its planned opening date for the company’s newest Caribbean resort: Sandals Barbados. The all-inclusive property will open on Jan. 28 following an extensive renovation project of the former Couples Barbados near the St Lawrence Gap. The resort will more...

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Rum Journal: A Barbados Rum Distillery You Need To Visit

December 27, 2014 | 6:13 pm | 0 Comment


Above: tasting rums at Foursquare (all photos by CJ) BARBADOS — IT’S A place where the rum flows like water. On every block, at every street corner, there’s a rum shop or a rum bar or a place to find an almost sinfully affordable glass of Mount Gay rum, or so it seems. Indeed, Barbados is one of the great rum destinations in the Caribbean, and we’ve more...

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Barbados Central Bank Challenges Standard and Poor’s Downgrade

December 24, 2014 | 12:19 am | 0 Comment


Above: Barbados (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Central Bank of Barbados is challenging Standard and Poor’s recent downgrade of the island’s sovereign credit rating. In a statement released this week, the bank said the downgrade was “without justification.” “The current performance of the Barbados economy is better than a year ago in more...

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Puma Names Rihanna Creative Director

December 23, 2014 | 11:42 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Rihanna By the Caribbean Journal staff Puma has named Barbadian music superstar Rihanna its new “global ambassador” for women’s training and the brand’s new women’s creative director. Rihanna has signed a multi-year partnership with the brand, which is no stranger to the Caribbean, having partnered with Jamaica’s Usain Bolt for some more...

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Barbados Credit Rating Cut Again

December 19, 2014 | 11:47 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Barbados (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados has seen its sovereign credit rating lowered again. New York-based Standard & Poor's lowered the country's long-term sovereign credit ratings to "B" from "BB-", the ratings firm announced Friday. The country's outlook is negative, according to S&P. S&P lowered the country's more...

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Delta Launches New Barbados Flights From New York, Atlanta

December 9, 2014 | 6:18 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Barbados (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Delta Airlines is ramping up its service to Barbados. The carrier officially launched new nonstop flights to the island last week from both New York and Atlanta. The flights will operate on Thursdays and Saturdays out of New York's John F Kennedy International Airport and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta more...

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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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Eric Holder, Outgoing US Attorney General, to Visit Barbados

November 17, 2014 | 12:01 am | 0 Comment


Above: Eric Holder By the Caribbean Journal staff Outgoing United States Attorney General Eric Holder will be visiting Barbados this week, the country's government announced. Holder is a son of Barbados; his father was born on the island and his mother's grandparents were immigrants from the country. Holder's visit will include a meeting with Barbados Attorney more...

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Rum Journal: Cockspur Old Gold

November 11, 2014 | 5:12 pm | 0 Comment


THE NAME was immediately intriguing. "Old Gold." How can you turn down a taste of that? Old Gold Special Reserve Rum comes from Cockspur, which calls the venerable Barbados' West Indies Rum Distillery home. Cockspur is one of the most popular brands on an island that rather legitimately claims to have invented the stuff. On to the tasting of this more...

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