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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Caribbean Photo of the Week: On the Sand in Barbados

November 8, 2014 | 2:00 pm | 0 Comment


The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Alexandra Burggraf, who sent in this photo of the beach in 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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Ranking the Caribbean on Gender Equality

November 4, 2014 | 2:25 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Barbados (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Which Caribbean countries have the highest level of gender equality? The World Economic Forum has released its latest Global Gender Gap Report, looking at how countries around the world fare when it comes to gender equality. The report examines a host of factors, including health and survival, more...

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Barbados Tourism Marketing Names New Chief Executive Officer

November 3, 2014 | 5:35 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Barbados (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The newly-formed Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc has named William Griffith its new chief executive officer. The BTMI is one of two newly-created divisions of tourism, along with the Barbados Tourism Product Authority. Griffith, who commenced his role Oct. 13, most recently served as the Bermuda more...

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Caribbean Room With a View: Turtle Beach in Barbados

October 22, 2014 | 2:27 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the view from a junior suite at Turtle Beach, Barbados (All photos by CJ) SET AT the far corner of the St Lawrence Gap, Barbados' liveliest thoroughfare, is Turtle Beach. The beach gets its name from the many sea turtles who nest there — and you can't blame them. This turquoise stunner has pure white sand and soft waves — a classic Bajan more...

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Suite Spot: The House, Barbados

October 9, 2014 | 1:04 pm | 0 Comment


THERE'S NO reception desk at The House, Elegant Hotels' hip, adults-only boutique in St James, Barbados. Instead, there are "ambassadors," a versatile crew who are ready to tend to every request, from helping you check in right in your room to delivering the hotel's house champagne (Moët & Chandon) to your beach chair. They're basically your personal more...

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Beach Collector: Foul Bay, Barbados

October 9, 2014 | 12:00 pm | 0 Comment


"There's really fowl here," my guide says, pointing to the crowing rooster, a play on words of course. This is Foul Bay, an under-the-radar Atlantic coast beach not too far from the far more famous Crane Beach on the southeastern portion of the island. It's a wide, stunning thing, flanked by a pair of cliffs, with just a honeymooning couple under an umbrella more...

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Afternoon in Martin’s Bay, Barbados

October 8, 2014 | 11:08 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Martin's Bay, Barbados (all photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell BARBADOS — Thursdays are the big days at Martin's Bay. That's when the returning nationals and the locals and the retirees and the rum lovers (well they're all rum lovers) show up. Above: the Bay Tavern This is Wednesday in Martin's Bay, a corner of Barbados' St John more...

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Rum Journal: In Barbados, a New Take on the Rum Punch Welcome

October 7, 2014 | 3:40 pm | 0 Comment


It's become something of a staple of Caribbean hotels and resorts: the welcome rum punch. It's a nice way of reminding guests they're in the Caribbean and immediately impacting their stay. The Colony Club in Barbados, however, has a new spin on the custom, one that we rather like. This luxurious Barbados boutique hotel does offer a welcome rum punch, among other more...

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