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“Haiti Provides a Great Opportunity”

July 24, 2014 | 11:13 pm | 0 Comment

“Haiti Provides a Great Opportunity”

Above: Apple Leisure Group CEO Alex Zozaya on Fox Business By the Caribbean Journal staff Could Haiti be the next Bali? Speaking on Fox Business Network last week, Apple Leisure Group CEO Alex Zozaya said Haiti could be a new growth area for Caribbean tourism. "When they asked me about what is the next opportunity, the next place I see that is really going to more...

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China President Visits Cuba

July 24, 2014 | 5:03 pm | 0 Comment

China President Visits Cuba

Above: Cuba's Raul Castro and China's Xi Jinping in Cuba By the Caribbean Journal staff China President Xi Jinping made an official visit to Cuba this week. The visit came a week after Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin made another high-profile visit to the Caribbean island. This week's trip was Xi's first major trip to the Caribbean this year; a more...

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St Croix Solar Facility Sold

July 24, 2014 | 4:51 pm | 0 Comment

St Croix Solar Facility Sold

Above: Spanish Town Estate Solar Project By the Caribbean Journal staff Toshiba International Corporation has sold its four-megawatt Spanish Town Estate Solar Project in St Croix to NRG Energy. The facility, which began construction in April, will eventually power 1,500 homes in St Croix wiht solar energy and create around 100 jobs in construction and operations, more...

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New Zealand Developer Investing $30 Million in Grenada Project

July 24, 2014 | 3:03 pm | 0 Comment

New Zealand Developer Investing $30 Million in Grenada Project

Above: Clarkes Court Bay By the Caribbean Journal staff A New Zealand-based developer is investing $30 million in the expansion of the Clarkes Court Bay Marina in Grenada. Developer Kelly Glass was on hand for the groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, marking the start of official work on the project. "The expansion and further development of the Clarkes Court more...

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The Best Caribbean Stand-Up Paddleboarding Destinations

July 23, 2014 | 7:39 pm | 0 Comment

The Best Caribbean Stand-Up Paddleboarding Destinations

Crystal-clear, turquoise, tranquil waters, a soft, sandy beach, a Caribbean sun, all best surveyed from atop a paddleboard. It's true — you can find great places for the increasingly popular water sport across the Caribbean, but some Caribbean destinations are just that much better for it. Here are our favourite spots for SUP in the region. Turks and Caicos more...

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Melia to Open Hotel in Cartagena

July 23, 2014 | 5:50 pm | 0 Comment

Melia to Open Hotel in Cartagena

Above: a rendering of a room at the Melia Cartagena de Indias By the Caribbean Journal staff Melia is the latest international brand looking toward Cartagena on Colombia's Caribbean coast. The company announced Wednesday that it would be opening a new hotel in Cartagena, the Melia Cartagena de Indias. The property would be the company's fourth hotel in more...

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St Kitts Reports Increase in Air Traffic

July 23, 2014 | 12:55 pm | 0 Comment

St Kitts Reports Increase in Air Traffic

Above: Robert L Bradshaw International Airport in St Kitts (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Kitts saw an increase in air arrivals last month, according to new data from the St Christopher Air and Sea Ports Authority. Figures from the SCASPA's Department of Finance showed that 11,398 passengers arrived in June, up 9.1 percent compared to the same more...

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Haiti to Launch Cholera Vaccination Push

July 23, 2014 | 12:31 pm | 0 Comment

Haiti to Launch Cholera Vaccination Push

Above: a cholera treatment centre in Haiti after the earthquake (UN Photo/Marco Dormino) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti will be launching a major push to vaccinate citizens against cholera. The programme will target 200,000 people in three departments, starting in August. It will be supported by the Pan American Health Organization and the World Health more...

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Curacao Sees Drop in US Tourists, Big Jump From Canada

July 23, 2014 | 12:10 pm | 0 Comment

Curacao Sees Drop in US Tourists, Big Jump From Canada

Above: Curacao (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Curacao experienced a 17.1 percent drop in tourist arrivals from the US in the first five months of 2014, according to data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. But that number was offset slightly by a significant jump in tourism from Canada. The Dutch Caribbean island received 7,955 tourists from more...

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St Maarten Mulls Membership in Caribbean Development Bank

July 23, 2014 | 6:32 am | 0 Comment

St Maarten Mulls Membership in Caribbean Development Bank

Above: talks between St Maarten and CDB officials By the Caribbean Journal staff St Maarten is considering an application to become a member of the Caribbean Development Bank. A delegation led by CDB President Dr Warren Smith arrived in Philipsburg on Monday to hold talks with St Maarten's Council of Ministers about the country's considerations for more...

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