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Haiti Continues Growth in Tourist Arrivals

July 30, 2014 | 1:50 pm | 0 Comment

Haiti Continues Growth in Tourist Arrivals

Above: the Abaka Bay Resort in Haiti By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti's renewed focus on tourism seems to be paying off so far in 2014. After a 2013 that saw a 20.2 percent improvement in arrivals compared to the previous year, Haiti's numbers continue to grow. The Caribbean nation experienced a 14.9 percent increase in tourist arrivals in the first more...

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Grenada Sees Surge in Tourist Arrivals

July 30, 2014 | 1:36 pm | 0 Comment

Grenada Sees Surge in Tourist Arrivals

Above: the Sandals LaSource Grenada Resort (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Tourism to Grenada is surging, according to new data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. Tourism stopover arrivals to the island increased by 18.6 percent in the first half of 2014, compared to the first six months of 2013, according to the CTO data. The island received a more...

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JetBlue to Launch Service to Curaçao

July 30, 2014 | 12:22 pm | 0 Comment

JetBlue to Launch Service to Curaçao

Above: Willemstad, Curacao (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell JetBlue's Caribbean push shows no signs of slowing down. The New York City-based carrier announced Wednesday that it would be launching service to another new Caribbean destination, beginning service from New York to Curaçao on Dec. 2. The service would become the only nonstop service from New York to more...

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Colombia, Panama Presidents Hold Talks

July 30, 2014 | 12:05 pm | 0 Comment

Colombia, Panama Presidents Hold Talks

Above: Panama President Juan Carlos Varela and Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos (Photo: OP Panama) By the Caribbean Journal staff Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos and Panama President Juan Carlos Varela met this week for high-level talks in Panama City. The two sides agreed to relaunch a proposed Electrical Interconnection Project between the two more...

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How Caribbean Hotels Are Faring in 2014

July 30, 2014 | 7:01 am | 0 Comment

How Caribbean Hotels Are Faring in 2014

By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean hotel occupancy is up just 0.2 percent for the first half of 2014, compared to the first six months of 2013, according to newly released data from STR. Hotel occupancy in the region stood at 72 percent at the end of June, a 0.2 percent increase over the first half of last year. That came after a June that saw a regional more...

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Trinidad, Haiti Sign Energy Pact

July 30, 2014 | 2:33 am | 0 Comment

Trinidad, Haiti Sign Energy Pact

Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly and Trinidad Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti and Trinidad and Tobago have signed a memorandum of understanding on energy cooperation. The MoU provides for "cooperative initiatives in energy, energy security and energy exploration," according to Trinidad's Ministry of Energy and more...

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In Dominica, Helping Small Businesses Go Green

July 30, 2014 | 2:11 am | 0 Comment

In Dominica, Helping Small Businesses Go Green

Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica's Agricultural Industrial and Development Bank will soon be implementing a pilot project to finance energy efficiency investments by micro, small and medium-sized enterprises in the country. The project is being supported by the Caribbean Development Bank in the amount of $500,000, the CDB more...

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VIDEO: How to Make The Caribbean’s Easiest Rum Punch Recipe

July 30, 2014 | 1:56 am | 0 Comment

VIDEO: How to Make The Caribbean’s Easiest Rum Punch Recipe

By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor I spent a week in Nevis recently, a magical trip that revolved around two resorts and imbibing at least that many tumblers of rum punch a day. After all, every hotel seemed to have their signature libation, and it would have been rude to refuse them, no? While they were all amazingly good (and amazingly strong), the version more...

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British Virgin Islands: New Arbitration Act Set to Come into Force

July 29, 2014 | 5:31 am | 0 Comment

British Virgin Islands: New Arbitration Act Set to Come into Force

Above: the British Virgin Islands By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands' new Arbitration Act is set to come into force in October. In a statement, the territory's government said it would "usher in a modern era for the British Virgin Islands in domestic and international arbitration." According to Arliene Penn, director of communications, more...

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Haiti to Receive $14 Million Grant For Agricultural Health Efforts

July 29, 2014 | 5:01 am | 0 Comment

Haiti to Receive $14 Million Grant For Agricultural Health Efforts

Above: the Inter-American Development Bank's headquarters By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti will soon receive a $14 million grant to help the country's government reduce plant and livestock losses and increase exports. The grant, which was approved by the Inter-American Development Bank's board of directors, is being matched by $2 million in funding from the more...

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