Month: February 2013

Barbados Announces New Cabinet

 Above: Parliament in Barbados (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has announced his new Cabinet, following his Democratic Labour Party’s 16-14 election victory last week. The Cabinet includes 16 Ministers, excluding Stuart, with some …

US Virgin Islands Moves Forward on Broadband Internet Project

 Above: work on the broadband project (Photo: OG) By the Caribbean Journal staff The US Virgin Islands is moving into the next phase of construction on its broadband internet development plan, according to Lawrence Kupfer, president of the Virgin Islands …

Four Seasons Nevis Names Sven Wiedenhaupt New General Manager

 Above: the Four Seasons Resort in Nevis (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell The Four Seasons Resort Nevis has named Sven Wiedenhaupt as the property’s new general manager. Wiedenhaupt, a 23-year veteran of luxury hotel management, has already arrived on the …

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 Above: Ron Barceló Imperial at CJ headquarters in Miami THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC is one of the major production centres of global rum production — from boutique producers like Atlantico to larger outlets like Brugal. Among those is Ron Barceló, which …

 Above: the Bolongo Bay Resort in St Thomas By Alexander Britell On Thursday, the long-awaited redesign of caribbeantravel.com officially launched. The new site, viewed as a new kind of portal for the Caribbean travel market, comes as the region faces …

 GUYANA IS the southernmost country in the Caribbean Community, and just one of two CARICOM Member States that are not actually islands. But its Demerara region long produced the best sugar in the Caribbean, and Guyana has one of the …

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Hayden Owando Pirela Sanchez is Venezuela’s new Ambassador to Dominica. The Venezuelan envoy presented his letters of credence to Dominica President Eliud Williams this week, saying he wants to “further deepen …

 Above: US Ambassador Larry Palmer and St Kitts and Nevis Foreign Minister Patrice Nisbett (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Kitts and Nevis Foreign Minister Patrice Nisbett met Tuesday with Larry Palmer, the United States’ Ambassador to Barbados …

 Above: UN peacekeepers in Port-au-Prince (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti has presented its national plan to eliminate cholera on the island of Hispaniola. The government said the $2.2 billion plan, which was officially launched Wednesday, is “national …

 Above: Haiti Communication Minister Regine Godefroy (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell MIAMI — At a forum at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government Tuesday night, actor and Haiti Goodwill Ambassador Sean Penn mentioned the sometimes problematic way in which Haiti …

 By David RoweOp-Ed Contributor LAST WEEK, for the first time in its history, Haiti hosted the CARICOM Heads of Government Summit in Port-au-Prince. Michael Martelly the President of Haiti, with a great deal of pomp and circumstance, opened the conference, …

 Above: the IFC’s headquarters By the Caribbean Journal staff The IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has named Haiti native Jean Philippe Prosper its new vice president for Latin America and the Caribbean. Prosper, whose portfolio will also …

 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 …

 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, …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …