Month: March 2013

Caribbean Room With a View: A Beachfront Villa at Anguilla’s CuisinArt

 Above: the view from a beachfront villa at the CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa THIS ISN’T ON a Greek island, though it might feel that way. The units at the CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa in Anguilla are indeed inspired …

Rum Journal: Tasting Costa Rica’s Ron Centenario 20

 THIS EDITION of Rum Journal travels to the western border of the Caribbean basin, and a rather interesting rum from Costa Rica. This column has featured a number of high-quality rums from Central America – from Guatemala’s Zacapa to Nicaragua’s …

Caribbean Countries Conduct Test of Tsunami Warning System

 Above: Aruba By the Caribbean Journal staff A total of 32 countries in the wider Caribbean basin and beyond conducted a full-scale joint tsunami alert exercise Wednesday. According to the exercise, an 8.5-magnitude earthquake struck 90 kilometres off the coast …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: Grenada Foreign Minister Nickolas Steele and OAS SG Jose Miguel Insulza (OAS Photo/Maria Patricia Leiva) By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada Foreign Minister Nickolas Steele met Thursday in Washington with Jose Miguel Insulza, the Secretary General of the Organization …

 Above: Digicel’s new headquarters in Kingston By the Caribbean Journal staff In what could prove to be a significant lift for Jamaica’s capital, Digicel has officially opened its new regional headquarters in downtown Kingston. The property will house more than …

 Above: the OECS Regional Assembly in Antigua By the Caribbean Journal staff The Organization of Eastern Caribbean States Assembly will hold its first official sitting on Tuesday. The regional assembly, consists of a group of appointed government and opposition Parliamentarians …

 Above: Bridgetown (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Businesses in Barbados need to think beyond their domestic markets in order to generate economic growth for the country, according to Commerce Minister Donville Inniss. The Minister was speaking to stakeholders …

 By Marcia Forbes, PhDCJ Contributor Boys & Girls Champs The air was electric. Everyone brought their A game — not only the thousands of athletes from 238 high schools across the island but also the 70 member television production team …

 Above: Port of Spain By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago has signed a loan agreement in the amount of $280.6 million with China’s EXIM Bank, the government announced this week. The loan, which was announced by Housing, Lands …

 Above: Taiwan Ambassador to St Kitts Miguel Tsao (Photo: SKNIS) By the Caribbean Journal staff Construction is set to begin of a solar farm at Robert Llewellyn Bradshaw International Airport in St Kitts. The project is a collaboration between St …

 Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Kuwait Fund has agreed to lift a suspension imposed on Grenada, the Grenadian government announced Thursday. The agreement, reached following negotiations led by Works Minister Gregory Bowen, paves the way …

 Above: former Cayman Islands Premier McKeeva Bush By Alexander Britell Former Cayman Islands Premier McKeeva Bush has been formally charged with corruption, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service announced in a statement Wednesday. The charges came following police interviews with …

 Above: the Turks and Caicos House of Assembly By the Caribbean Journal staff The Turks and Caicos Islands will be raising its accommodations tax from 11 percent to 12 percent in July, according to a Cabinet statement from Governor Ric …

 Above: the former Sonesta in Bermuda By the Caribbean Journal staff The site of the former Sonesta Hotel in Bermuda has been sold, according to global brokerage Jones Lang LaSalle, which handled the transaction with Bermuda’s Rego Sotheby’s International Realty. …

 Above: Georgetown (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Cayman Islands has signed a tax information exchange agreement with Brazil, its 31st such international agreement. The treaty, which was signed on Tuesday, seeks to build on business relationships already …

 Above: the World Bank’s headquarters in Washington By the Caribbean Journal staff The World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the Inter-American Development Bank have begun talks on their potential commitments for Jamaica’s IMF programme, Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips …

 Above: Nigel Fisher (UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti must overcome its ongoing political stalemate and hold elections, according to Nigel Fisher, the Acting Special Representative of Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in Haiti. Fisher was making his …

 Above: Bay Street in Nassau (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Serious crimes in the Bahamas have fallen by 14 percent over the first two months of 2013, according to Minister of National Security Dr Bernard Nottage. This also …