Month: February 2013


Auberge Resorts to Manage, Rebrand Anguilla's Malliouhana Hotel

Above: the Malliouhana Hotel in Anguilla By the Caribbean Journal staff Auberge Resorts has been tapped to manage and rebrand the Malliouhana Hotel & Spa in Anguilla. The 55-room property, which shuttered in May 2011, was acquired by Chicago-based Adventurous […]


Privatization of Puerto Rico's Luis Muñoz Marìn Airport Moves Forward

Above: Luis Muñoz Marìn Airport By the Caribbean Journal staff A plan to privatize Puerto Rico’s Luis Muñoz Marìn International Airport is moving forward, following approval by federal regulators. United States Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood approved the plan, […]


Litigation Experts to Discuss Hedge Fund Industry in Grand Cayman

Above: the Westin Grand Cayman (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Attorneys and experts from the United States will meet in Grand Cayman Thursday for a conference covering issues facing the hedge fund industry. The conference, “Litigation Updates for […]


Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird Concludes Visit to Haiti

Above: the talks in Haiti (Photo: OP Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Canada Foreign Minister John Baird and Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Diane Ablonczy concluded a visit to Haiti on Monday. The purpose of the trip was […]

Martinique Pushes Agro-Tourism Sector at Paris Exhibition

Above: Martinique’s Paris display (Photo: Region Martinique) By the Caribbean Journal staff Martinique’s agro-tourism sector is on display in Paris this week, as the French department pushes the “richness and diversity” of its agricultural product. The Martinique Tourism Committee, in […]

Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic Shaken by 5.0-Magnitude Earthquake

Above: a map of the quake (USGS) By Alexander Britell Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic were lightly shaken by a 5.0-magnitude earthquake on Tuesday afternoon, according to the United States Geological Survey. The quake, which occurred 61 miles northeast […]


Haiti, US Open Pair of Public Health Buildings in Port-au-Prince

Above: Port-au-Prince (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti and the United States have officially inaugurated a pair of new public health buildings in Port-au-Prince. US Ambassador to Haiti Pamela White and CDC Director Tom Frieden led the opening […]

Jamaica Swears in New Contractor General

Above: Governor General Sir Patrick Allen and Contractor General Dirk Harrison (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica has sworn in Dirk Harrison as the country’s fifth Contractor General. Harrison succeeds Greg Christie, whose tenure concluded Dec. 1, 2012. […]

Construction at Bahamas' Baha Mar Resort Project Reaches Midpoint

Above: a rendering of the Baha Mar project (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell The Baha Mar resort project, the largest in the Caribbean, has reached its construction midpoint. The $3.5 billion development on New Providence’s Cable Beach has completed the […]


UK Decides Not to Implement VAT in Turks and Caicos Islands

Above: Minister Mark Simmonds By the Caribbean Journal staff Following widespread opposition in the Turks and Caicos, the United Kingdom has agreed not to implement a value-added tax in the territory. The decision, announced in a letter by Mark Simmonds, […]

New Opposition Leader in Barbados

Above: Mia Mottley with BLP MPs (Photo: Sandy Pitt) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Opposition Barbados Labour Party has chosen a new leader, following its narrow defeat in Barbados’ election last Thursday. Mia Mottley is replacing former Prime Minister […]

Haiti: US Government to Launch Mortgage Finance Project

Above: Port-au-Prince (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The United States government’s Overseas Private Investment Corporation will launch a new mortgage finance project in Haiti this week. The project, which was developed in partnership with the US Agency for […]


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