Month: June 2013


JetBlue Adds Nonstop Service to San Jose, Costa Rica

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 […]


French Guiana's Livio Jean-Charles Taken By Spurs in NBA Draft

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 […]


Phillips: Jamaica Must Make "Hard Financial Decisions Now"

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 […]

Nigel Spence: A Jamaican Recipe For Callaloo and Crab

By Nigel Spence CJ 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 […]

CHTA, CTO, HVS to Co-Host Investment Summit in Dominican Republic

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 […]

New Fund to Boost Tobago Tourism

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 […]


Taiwanese Solar Panel Manufacturing Plant Opens in St Kitts

Above: solar lights in St Kitts (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff A $1.5 million solar panel manufacturing plant has opened at St Kitts’ CA Paul Southwell Industrial Park. The panels will be manufactured by a Taiwanese company called […]

Does the Tourism Industry Get the Attention it Deserves in the Caribbean?

By the Caribbean Journal staff In spite of tourism’s massive contribution to the Gross Domestic Product of the Caribbean, it “does not get the priority attention it deserves” in the Caribbean, according to US Virgin Islands Tourism Commissioner and Caribbean […]

The 10 Best Caribbean Adventures - 2013

We all have different reasons for visiting the Caribbean, whether it’s about finding that great jerk chicken, or searching for a deserted beach. But sometimes we are just looking for a little thrill — even if we’re just visiting an […]


Trinidad, BHP Billiton Sign Contracts for Four Deep Water Blocks

Above: Port of Spain Harbour (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago and BHO Billiton have signed production-sharing contracts for four deepwater blocks. The PSCs for the four blocks were awarded after what Trinidad called the “most […]

Nevis Launches Enhancement Projects at Pinneys Beach

Above: Pinneys Beach (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Nevis is planning a series of enhancements at its famous Pinneys Beach. Work has already begun on a project to develop 14 acres of land bordering the beach to allow […]

Martinique Celebrates 100th Anniversary of Aime Cesaire's Birth

Above: Martinique Regional Council President Serge Letchimy at a ceremony Wednesday By the Caribbean Journal staff It was 100 years ago Wednesday that Aime Cesaire, the leading political figure in Martinique in the 20th century, was born. Cesaire, a writer, […]


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