Barbados Tourism Marketing Names Director for US Market

March 2, 2015 | 6:07 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Barbados (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados Tourism Marketing, Inc has named Petra Roach as its new head of for the United States market. Roach, a veteran of the island’s tourism industry, had previously held the position of vice president in the United Kingdom market for 12 years. She had led the organization as interim CEO during its more...

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How Many Tourists Visited Barbados in 2014

February 24, 2015 | 6:39 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Babados (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff A total of 519,639 stayover visitors came to Barbados last year, according to government data released on Tuesday. That represented a 2.2 percent increase over 2013, the first time the island saw positive growth in two years. “This is admirable considering that our destination is one of the more mature more...

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Cyprus Eyes Tourism, Green Energy Cooperation With Barbados

February 19, 2015 | 10:19 am | 0 Comment


Above: Barbados (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of Cyprus is keen on sharing its “best practices” with Barbados in the area of tourism. Cyprus’ High Commissioner to the country, Georgios Chacalli, recently paid a visit on Minister of Foreign Affairs Senator Maxine McClean in Bridgetown, to further discuss the idea. “We could more...

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Caribbean Photo of the Week: Sunset in Barbados

February 14, 2015 | 7:00 pm | 0 Comment


The latest Caribbean Photo comes from a Caribbean Journal reader who took this snapshot at Rockley Beach in Christ Church, Barbados. Do you have a great photo of the Caribbean? Send it to [email protected] with CPOTW in the subject line. It could be the next one! — more...

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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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