Month: April 2013

A New Sculpture For Cuba’s Ernest Hemingway Museum

 Above: the Ernest Hemingway Museum in Cuba By the Caribbean Journal staff The Ernest Hemingway Museum in Cuba will soon have a new sculpture for its collection. The work, by Italian artist Renzo Orvieto, was donated by fellow Italian Franco …

Gray Line Expands to Dominican Republic

 Above: Punta Cana By Alexander Britell PUNTA CANA – Tour operator Gray Line is expanding to the Dominican Republic, the company announced Wednesday. Gray Line Dominican Republic, which will be based in Punta Cana, will have locations in areas across …

Trinidad Prime Minister Begins Official Visit to Canada

 Above: Trinidad PM Kamla Persad-Bissessar (centre) in Canada By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar began an official visit to Canada on Wednesday. The trip comes following an invitation by Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper to make …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: Island Routes GM David Shields (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell PUNTA CANA – Jamaica-based tour company Island Routes is expanding to several new destinations in the Caribbean, led by the Dominican Republic. The company, which is part of the …

 Above: a rendering of the Sheraton Santo Domingo By Alexander Britell PUNTA CANA — The Sheraton brand will be returning to Santo Domingo in December with the opening of the Sheraton Santo Domingo Hotel, Starwood Hotels announced. The 245-room hotel, …

 Above: a rendering of the main pool at the Royalton By Alexander Britell PUNTA CANA — The Royalton Punta Cana Resort & Casino and Memories Splash resorts are set to open on Nov. 9, according to Todd Kirlik, director of …

 Above: the Dominican Republic (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell PUNTA CANA — The Dominican Republic’s tourism sector is seeing significant growth from Russia, according to Radhames Martínez Aponte, technical vice minister at the country’s Ministry of Tourism. The country saw …

 Above: Port-au-Prince (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Taiwan is launching a disaster mitigation project in Haiti and the Dominican Republic, in partnership with the Pan-American Development Foundation. The six-month project will examine weaknesses in the environment in both …

 Above: a rendering of Pelican Bay By the Caribbean Journal staff The planned $90 million Pelican Bay condominium-hotel complex is set to break ground in May, according to the office of Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas. The groundbreaking on May …

 Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff United Airlines will be launching weekly, non-stop service from Newark to St Lucia, the country’s tourist board announced this week. The service will begin on Saturday, July 13, operated on a Boeing …

 Above: the Barcelo Bavaro Palace in Punta Cana (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell PUNTA CANA – The Dominican Republic’s largest tourism conference officially begins Wednesday in the tourism hub of Punta Cana. The Dominican Annual Tourism Exchange, or DATE, will …

 Above: Port-au-Prince (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Fifth Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Association of Caribbean States began in Haiti on Tuesday. The summit officially began Tuesday at the Karibe Hotel in …

 Above: New Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Courtney Rattray (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica has appointed Ambassador Courtney Rattray as the country’s new Permanent Representative to the United Nations. Rattray will take up the post …

 Above: London By Alexander Britell It’s a humid July day in London and Jamaica’s Usain Bolt, joined by top Caribbean sprinters, heads to the track ahead of the start of the London 2012 Anniversary Games. Bolt is wearing a bright …

 Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff China’s government has earmarked $31.49 million for the rebuilding of the National Athletic and Football Stadium in Grenada, according to Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell. The project is part of what …

 Above: Bridgetown (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados is an “important partner” for Israel, according to Israeli Ambassador Amiram Magid. The Israeli envoy, who was recently on a visit to the island, met with Minister of Education, Science …

 Above: Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe By Alexander Britell Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe recently concluded a weeklong trip to the United States that featured meetings with officials from the World Bank, the IDB, the UN, donor countries (including Canada) …

 Above: Montserrat By the Caribbean Journal staff Montserrat Premier Reuben Meade’s recent visit to the United Arab Emirates resulted in a letter of intent involving the planned hotel project at Little Bay. The Montserrat Development Corporation, a delegation of which …