Is This Country a New Player in the Caribbean Cruise Sector?

August 27, 2014 | 7:01 am | 0 Comment


Above: Guatemala's Santo Tomas de Castilla Port By the Caribbean Journal staff Quietly, a new player has begun to emerge in the Caribbean cruise industry: Guatemala. The Central American country has received almost 220,000 cruise passengers in the last few years, focused at the country's Santo Tomas de Castilla Port on the Caribbean coast. The country is more...

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Antigua and Barbuda, Caribbean Economic Powerhouse?

August 16, 2014 | 4:05 pm | 0 Comment


Above: St John's Harbour in Antigua (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell Can Antigua be the Caribbean's version of Singapore? That's the stated goal of the new government of Prime Minister Gaston Browne, whose Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party won the country's mid-June elections. Antigua and Barbuda's government says its objective is to turn the country into an more...

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This Caribbean City Is Booming

July 28, 2014 | 7:01 am | 0 Comment


Above: Cartagena's historic centre (Caribbean Journal photo: KU) By Alexander Britell Santo Domingo. Havana. Kingston. Port-au-Prince. San Juan. These are the cities that are typically mentioned in conversations about the largest Caribbean cities. But there's another city on the Caribbean Sea that's among the biggest in the region, one that has heretofore more...

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St Kitts’ Hotel Development Boom

July 9, 2014 | 7:01 am | 0 Comment


Above: construction at the Kittitian Hill project in St Kitts (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell ST KITTS — This may be a relatively small island, but it seems hard to go anywhere here without seeing a new hotel or condominium project popping up. That's because the Caribbean's smallest sovereign country is undergoing a hotel development boom. Indeed, the more...

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9 Wind Farms in the Caribbean

April 24, 2014 | 8:24 am | 0 Comment


Continuing our Earth Week coverage, we wanted to highlight some of the work being done across the Caribbean in the field of green energy. With the Dutch Caribbean leading the way, more and more wind farms are popping up all over the Caribbean as part of a much-needed green energy push. Here is a list of some of the wind farms operating in the region more...

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The Rebirth of Montserrat

March 13, 2014 | 8:34 am | 0 Comment


Above: MDC CEO Ivan Browne at Caribbean Journal's headquarters in Miami (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell MIAMI — The Eastern Caribbean island of Montserrat is eyeing a renaissance. Almost 19 years after the volcano that devastated half the island and destroyed its capital city, Plymouth, the British Overseas Territory has big plans: a new capital, a new port and more...

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13 Potential Caribbean Tech Hubs

February 24, 2014 | 8:16 am | 0 Comment


COULD a Caribbean city develop into a Silicon Beach? As the Caribbean seeks to develop, it will need to be creative — and part of that means both attracting creative people and companies to its shores and supporting creative people and companies at home. One way, we think, could be to cultivate a tech hub somewhere in the region. It wouldn't be easy, but when you more...

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Caribbean Islands Commit to Branson-Led Green Energy Challenge

February 10, 2014 | 5:00 am | 0 Comment


Above: Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands By the Caribbean Journal staff Seven countries and territories in the Caribbean have signed on to a regional challenge aimed at transitioning the Caribbean to green energy. The agreements were signed at the Creating Climate Wealth event on Sir Richard Branson's Necker Island last week. Branson arranged the more...

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Jamaica: IDB Approves $60 Million Loan to Improve “Competitiveness”

February 10, 2014 | 4:30 am | 0 Comment


Above: Kingston (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Inter-American Development Bank has approved a $60 million loan aimed at improving "competitiveness" in Jamaica, the bank announced last week. The loan will "promote tax and land titling reforms and improve access to credit," the bank said. The loan is part of the third phase of an IDB programme more...

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Jamaica to Receive $80 Million IDB Loan for “Fiscal Sustainability”

February 8, 2014 | 6:00 am | 0 Comment


Above: Kingston (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica will be receiving an $80 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank aimed at improving the "effectiveness and efficiency" of the country's tax system. The loan will target "fiscal sustainability," according to the IDB, with the goal of reducing tax distortions, strengthening revenue more...

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