Month: March 2013

Paraguay, St Kitts and Nevis Establish Diplomatic Ties

 Above: the signing ceremony in Washington (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Paraguay and St Kitts and Nevis have established formal diplomatic relations, the government of St Kitts and Nevis announced Wednesday. The relevant documents were signed last week …

Kerzner International Completes $145 Million Debt Refinancing

 Above: the Atlantis on Paradise Island By the Caribbean Journal staff Kerzner International has completed the refinancing of $145 million of the company’s debt, it announced this week. The company, which operates properties including the One & Only Ocean Club …

Ritz-Carlton Aruba to Open in November

 Above: a rendering of the Ritz-Carlton Aruba By the Caribbean Journal staff The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba is planning to open in November, the company announced this week. The property will include 320 oceanfront rooms and suites and a 15,000-square-foot spa, a …

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 By David RoweOp-Ed Contributor WITH THE RIGHT economic environment Jamaica should benefit enormously from technological investment. So why hasn’t the government of Jamaica been able to attract more technology-related investment? Almost every Jamaican commentator records the passion of Jamaicans for …

 Above: the meeting house of the Nevis Island Assembly By the Caribbean Journal staff The Nevis Island Assembly has named Farrel Smithen its new president, the body announced this week. Smithen, who had previously served as Clerk of the House, …

 Above: a rendering of the final project By the Caribbean Journal staff St Kitts and Nevis will officially complete the first phase of its agro-tourism farm project on Thursday. The first phase, called “flora appreciation,” is a 16,956-square-foot green house …

 Above: Antigua PM Baldwin Spencer at the OECS Assembly By the Caribbean Journal staff The Organization of Eastern Caribbean States held its first-ever session on Tuesday in Antigua. The assembly is made up of appointed members from both the governments …

 Above: the Reggae Boyz (file photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz followed up their 1-1 draw with Panama with a 2-0 loss to Costa Rica on Tuesday evening in a FIFA World Cup qualifying match at the …

 Above: the Caracol Industrial Parks By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti President Michel Martelly has named businessman Bernard Schettini as the new director general of Haiti’s National Society of Industrial Parks, the National Palace announced in a statement Tuesday. That …

 Above: the Sandals LaSource Grenada Resort By the Caribbean Journal staff Sandals LaSource Grenada Resort & Spa has begun taking bookings ahead of its planned December opening. The property, which is currently being renovated, is the former LaSource Resort. Sandals …

 Above: Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe departed Tuesday for a three-day trip to Cote d’Ivoire, his office announced. The trip to Abidjan will include meetings with Ivorian Prime Minister Daniel …

 Above: Jamaica Foreign Minister AJ Nicholson By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica is likely to be graduated from receiving grant funding from the World Global Fund and other funding agencies, due to its status as a “middle-income” country. But the …

 Above: the Now Onyx Punta Cana By the Caribbean Journal staff AMResorts will be opening a new property in the Dominican Republic’s Punta Cana this year. The 750-room Now Onyx Punta Cana is slated to open in November, according to …

 Above: the Bath Hotel office in Nevis (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Nevis Premier Vance Amory hosted Brazilian Ambassador Antonio Jose Rezende de Castro last week for a meeting aimed at strengthening cooperation. “The Ambassador and I, we …

 Above: Delmas (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Georges Henry Honorat, an aide to Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe, was killed on Saturday at his home in Delmas 31, according to a statement from Lamothe’s office. Honorat, a longtime …

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association has launched its search for a new Chief Executive Officer, the organization announced Monday. The CEO is the top position in the CHTA, with responsibilities …

 Above: a sea turtle (Sea Turtle Conservancy) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad’s government says it is making “every effort” to protect endangered nesting sea turtles in the country’s waters. Trinidad and Tobago supports one of the largest populations of …

 The “Rum That Invented Rum,” Barbados’ Mount Gay, has invented a new rum for its portfolio. The new product is Mount Gay Black Barrel, which slots in between the company’s Eclipse and its Extra Old varieties. Black Barrel uses what …