Month: May 2013

The 10 Best Caribbean Summer Vacations For 2013

 It’s summertime! The weather’s heating up, work is slowing down, and it’s time for a vacation — to the Caribbean, of course. One of the best kept secrets in the Caribbean is that summer trade winds and island breezes can …

China President Xi Jinping Visits Trinidad

 Above: China President Xi Jinping By the Caribbean Journal staff China President Xi Jinping arrives in Trinidad and Tobago Friday for a three-day state visit. Xi’s visit comes on the heels of that of United States Vice President Joe Biden, …

Park Hyatt St Kitts to Break Ground in June

 Above: St Kitts’ Southeast Peninsula (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Park Hyatt St Kitts hotel project is set to break ground in June, the government of St Kitts and Nevis announced. Dubai-based developer Range Developments is slated …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: a map of the quake (graphic: USGS) By the Caribbean Journal staff A 4.2-magnitude earthquake caused light shaking across the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, according to the United States Geological Survey. The quake, which occurred off the southeastern …

 Above: St Kitts (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The $10 million Imperial Bay Beach and Golf Residences has begun construction on Half Moon Bay in St Kitts. The project first broke ground in March. “Basically we have mobilized …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica says it is placing an increased emphasis on the cultivation of cassava. That’s already starting to take root thanks to a planned partnership with beer producer Red Stripe. The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries …

 Above: Havana By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony continued his visit to Cuba this week, holding talks on issues such as sports and education. Anthony led a St Lucian delegation on a visit to …

 Above: Trinidad (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Germany and CARICOM will be cooperating on the issue of climate change for the foreseeable future. Climate change, green energy and natural resources management and biodiversity will be the focus of …

 By Michael W EdghillCJ Contributor On Tuesday, United States Vice President Joe Biden met with CARICOM leaders in Port of Spain as part of a regional tour with scheduled stops in Colombia and Brazil. Perhaps even more intriguing is the …

 By Paul HayCJ Contributor IN MY Op-Ed, “The Logistics Hub Project and Jamaica’s Development,” I indicated that Jamaica’s Logistics Hub initiative intends to make use of the island’s strategic geographic location to attract larger ships that will be able to …

 Above: Port Zante (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Kitts will be adding a second cruise pier at Port Zante in Basseterre. The government announced the move Wednesday following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the …

 Above: Minister of State Julian Robinson By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica will be establishing a “Cyber Emergency Response Team” to protect the country’s Internet infrastructure, according to Minister of State Julian Robinson. The Minister, whose portfolio includes Science, Technology, …

 Above: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon (UN Photo/Evan Schneider) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean should “build on the many successes of decolonization,” according to United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. The Secretary General made the call speaking to …

 Above: Hugh Masekela By the Caribbean Journal staff Jazz legend Hugh Masekela is departing Trinidad and Tobago after spending three weeks in the country recording a new album. The new work will be rooted in Calypso. Masekela, a native of …

 Above: Montserrat By the Caribbean Journal staff Montserrat is now soliciting expressions of interest for a proposed Submarine Fiber Optic Cable Project. The project would reinstall a cable which was lost after the devastating volcanic eruptions on the island in …

 Above: the CARICOM Heads of Government in Trinidad By the Caribbean Journal staff The visit to Trinidad and Tobago this week by United States Vice President Joe Biden was an “important precursor” to a summit with US President Barack Obama, …

 By Vincent Vanderpool-WallaceCJ Contributor IN THE MIDDLE of musing about regional cooperation, tourism Ministers and Commissioners were recently invited to imagine a gestalt entity, “the United States of the Caribbean.” They were invited to consider what such an entity would …

 Above: TCI By the Caribbean Journal staff Peter Beckingham has been appointed the new Governor of the Turks and Caicos Islands, the United Kingdom announced. Beckingham will be succeeding Governor Ric Todd, who will be transferring to “another diplomatic service …