Month: June 2013

Caribbean Room With a View: Above the Beach in Antigua

 Above: the Premium Plus View cottage with its private plunge pool IT BEGAN WITH A RESTAURANT. The boutique 26-cottage Cocos Hotel started life as a small restaurant perched above a peninsula on the southwestern coast of Antigua. Above: Cocos Thanks …

The Coolest Cocktail in Grand Cayman

 Above: Rum Point   By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon JetSetSarah ON THE NORTHERN tip of Grand Cayman, the Wreck Bar at Rum Point is the mecca for thirsty cruise-ship day-trippers (and on Sundays, a local boating crowd) in search of surf, sand …

Caribbean Photo of the Week: Chermaitre in Haiti’s Northwest

 This week’s Caribbean Photo of the Week was submitted by reader Cindy Fung of the Vassar Haiti Project. It takes a look at the area of Chermaitre in Haiti’s North-West department. Do you have a photo for Caribbean Photo of …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: Rabat By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada is sending a delegation to Morocco beginning June 30 to discuss cooperation on education between the two countries. Education Minister Anthony Boatswain will lead the delegation, which will include senior human resource …

 Above: the TCI House of Assembly By the Caribbean Journal staff A CARICOM Ministerial “Fact-Finding Mission” concluded a three-day visit to Turks and Caicos this week. The mission, which was led by Bahamian Foreign Minister Frederick Mitchell, had been mandated …

 Above: Nerlens Noel By the Caribbean Journal staff The clock kept ticking, and Nerlens Noel, once projected to go number one overall, no longer knew his fate. But then the pick came, and Noel, the former Kentucky star, was heading …

 Above: Vieques (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico has named Professor Carlos Severino a special commissioner for the sustainable development of the islands of Vieques and Culebra. The move was announced by Acting Governor David Bernier on …

 Above: Kirani James By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenadian sprinting superstar Kirani James set a meet record Thursday in winning the 400M at the Ostrava Golden Spike IAAF World Challenge in the Czech Republic. The win came after a second-place …

 Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly and PM Laurent Lamothe departing for Managua By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti President Michel Martelly and Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe are leading a delegation to attend the Eighth PetroCaribe Summit in Nicaragua this weekend. …

 Above: members of the Barbados culinary team (CJ Photo) MIAMI — It’s a cornucopia of colours: green breadfruit, brown cassava, yellow peppers. And the ingredients on this table will decide the best chefs in the Caribbean. Around 50 of the …

 Above: the new Bimini SuperFast cruise ship By Alexander Britell MIAMI —The Bahamas has never been closer to Miami. The Malaysia-based Genting Group has debuted its new Bimini SuperFast cruise ship, which will ferry as many as 3,000 passengers daily …

 Above: Port of Spain (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad’s state-owned Natural Gas Company will be investing TT$500 million ($78 million US) to develop the first phase of a compressed natural gas plan for all vehicles in the …

 Above: a JetBlue flight By the Caribbean Journal staff JetBlue’s expansion is moving ahead at full steam, with San Jose, Costa Rica the latest destination for the company in the region. The company is launching daily nonstop service between Fort …

 Above: Livio Jean-Charles By the Caribbean Journal staff The first round of this year’s NBA draft was not without a player from the wider Caribbean region. Livio Jean-Charles, a 6’9” power forward from French Guiana, was taken by the San …

 Above: Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips By the Caribbean Journal staff It is time for Jamaica to make “the hard financial decisions now,” to protect future generations, according to Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips. The Minister, who was speaking in …

 By Nigel SpenceCJ Contributor WHAT STARTED OUT out as a normal evening of preparation in the kitchen, quickly turned into wild, pandemic, mayhem – a scene worthy of any primetime sitcom. That particular evening, we were throwing a huge anniversary …

 Above: the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Punta Cana By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association and the Caribbean Tourism Organization will be co-hosting the third-annual Caribbean Hospitality Investment Conference and Operations Summit (CHICOS) in …

 Above: Pigeon Point beach By the Caribbean Journal staff Hoteliers in Tobago will soon have access to a $50 million development fund, Trinidad’s government announced. The financial lifeline will come from the EximBank of Trinidad and Tobago. The fund was …