Month: April 2013

Rum Journal: Barcelo, Papa’s Pilar Highlight RumXP Award Winners

 Above: Papa’s Pilar Blonde The results from this year’s RumXP awards are in, with several notable highlights. Taking home the premium rum category’s Best in Class was the Dominican Republic’s Barcelo Imperial Anniversario 30, while the Best in Class in …

An Audience With The King: Elvis’ Beach Bar in Anguilla

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor THURSDAY NIGHT is party night on Anguilla, when what seems like half the population of 16,000 on this 34-square-mile isle converges on the seaside village of Sandy Ground. First stop: the barn-like Pumphouse for live …

CJ Pick: The Taste of Piano in San Juan

 Above: Carli’s Fine Bistro & Piano (CJ Photo) OLD SAN JUAN is a snapshot of a different time — it’s the oldest portion of Puerto Rico’s capital and one of the best representations of colonial architecture in the Caribbean. Today, …

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 Above: Jamaica IT’S A CALM, spring Sunday — a perfect time for a rum cocktail. In this inaugural edition of Sunday Rum Journal, we bring you an easy way to bring paradise to you, whether within the Caribbean or without, …

 Above: the meeting in Haiti (Photo: OP Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic’s government has offered to support a process initiated by Haiti’s government to provide identity documents for its nationals. The offer, which the Dominican Republic …

 Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada has named former Foreign Minister Karl Hood as its Ambassador to China, the government announced this week. Hood had served as the Foreign Minister under the former National Democratic Congress …

 Above: Bridgetown (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Sweden’s Ambassador to Barbados Claes Hammar recently met with Barbados’ Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Steven Blackett for talks on issues including tourism, alternative energy and transportation. The …

 By Nigel SpenceCJ Contributor I recently had the opportunity to travel to the southernmost point of the African continent – South Africa- an experience I will not soon forget and highly recommend. I was lucky enough to stay in the …

 Above: Monty Alexander By the Caribbean Journal staff Legendary Jamaican jazz pianist Monty Alexander will headline the upcoming Dominica Jazz ‘N Creole festial. The Kingston native recently celebrated his 50th year in music, accompanied by the release of his latest …

 Above: the Karibe Hotel in Haiti (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean urgently needs to accelerate the process of regional integration, according to Miguel Diaz-Canel, first vice president of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers. Diaz-Canel, who …

 Above: an oceanview villa suite at Cap Maison (All photos: Cap Maison) SOMETIMES, one view is simply not enough. And the oceanview villa suites at the Cap Maison resort in St Lucia simply overflow with stunning vistas of the Caribbean …

 Above: construction at the Westin Puntacana (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell PUNTA CANA — The Westin Puntacana Resort & Club is on track for a Dec. 20 opening, the project announced Thursday. The 200-room resort, which broke ground in January, …

 Above: Antigua (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda has appointed former LIAT CEO Brian Challenger as the country’s new non-resident Ambassador to Latin America. Challenger will serve as the country’s representative to Latin American countries including …

 Above: Port-au-Prince (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff A group of 19 bankers in Haiti is receiving training from the World Bank Group’s International Finance Corporation. The five-day training session, which is being conducted this week, seeks to improve …

 Above: Georgetown (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Cayman Islands has committed to joining a recently-announced pilot on multilateral automatic exchange of tax information. Cayman expressed its interest in the pilot, which was recently announced by the United …

 Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia is planning a series of “major initiatives” in the area of sustainable energy this year, according to Governor General Dame Pearlette Louisy. The Governor General, who was speaking this week …

 Above: USVI Governor John de Jongh By the Caribbean Journal staff Last year, the United States Virgin Islands lost its primary provider of fuel when it was announced that the HOVENSA oil refinery would be shuttering. That was only part …

 Above: Kingston (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica is planning the distribution of “thousands” of tablet computers to students and teachers in the country as part of a new pilot project. The distribution, called the “Schools Tablet Computer …