Month: July 2013

The Business of Caribbean Cricket

 Above: CPL play on Tuesday By Michael W EdghillCJ Contributor Sport is big business, especially in the Western Hemisphere. Forbes recently released its annual list of the most valuable sport franchises in the world. The value of the franchises that made …

Mark Wahlberg Takes Stake in Caribbean Cricket Team

 Above: Mark Wahlberg By the Caribbean Journal staff Actor Mark Wahlberg has taken an equity interest in the Barbados Tridents of the new Caribbean Premier League. The Tridents are part of the upstart cricket league, which pits six Caribbean sides …

Barbados: AA Will Not Pull Flights “Without Discussing It With Us”

 Above: an American Airlines flight By the Caribbean Journal staff American Airlines officials have pledged not to end their 38-year relationship with Barbados despite the company’s merger talks with US Airways, according to Barbados Tourism Minister Richard Sealy. Sealy said …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: Guyana By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyana is projected to lead the Caribbean in economic growth in 2013, according to the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean. Suriname’s GDP is projected to grow by 4.5 …

 Above: coffee beans By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti and Jamaica may be the best-known Caribbean coffee production brands, but another country is looking to become a player: Dominica. The region’s “Nature Island” has begun construction on a coffee processing …

 Above: the BVI By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands “continues to dominate” new offshore company registration activity by volume, according to a report from Appleby Global. The British Virgin Islands has maintained a six-fold lead over its …

 Above: St Vincent By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean Tourism Organization’s leadership has concluded a tour of four member countries. A CTO delegation including Chairman Beverly Nicholson-Doty, Secretary General Hugh Riley and Director of Membership Services Faye Gill, met …

 Above: a banana plant By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica recently played host to a delegation of agricultural officials from the Bahamas. The Bahamian delegation, which visited from July 23 to July 25, met with Jamaican agricultural officials including Agriculture …

 You’d expect that the birthplace of the Piña Colada would have some good bars, and that’s most definitely the case in San Juan. Of course, scholars say the Pina Colada was most likely born, not just at any bar, but …

 Above: St Kitts (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou will be embarking on a Latin American and Caribbean tour next month. The trip, which will begin Aug. 11, will take the Taiwanese leader to Caribbean …

 Above: Jack Warner By the Caribbean Journal staff Former Trinidad Cabinet Minister Jack Warner has won the by-election for the Chaguanas West seat in the country’s Parliament. Warner, who had resigned in April following a report that led to questions …

 Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia is planning to enter the Venezuela-led ALBA alliance, according to the country’s government. St Lucia Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony is heading to the Twelfth ALBA-TCP Summit in Ecuador on …

 Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell says nearly 10,000 people could find employment in the country within the near future. Mitchell’s government has embarked on what he called a “major offensive” …

 Above: Carnival in Antigua (Photo: GA) By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua has begun its 2013 carnival, with the revelry starting on the streets of St John’s on Saturday. With Mas bands, pageant contenders and steel bands, the twin-island country’s …

 Above: the menu at Yachtsman Grill NEVIS is one of the smaller islands in the Caribbean. But, just as it has a thriving beach bar scene, so, too does it have a terrific selection of restaurants. You can find it …

 Above: a rendering of Zemi Beach By the Caribbean Journal staff The Zemi Beach luxury residential project in Anguilla has now completed construction on its first four residential homes. The beachfront project, which is slated to open in the middle …

 Above: Kingston (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Business confidence is rising in Jamaica. At least that’s the verdict from Jamaican Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips. The Minister, who was speaking at a Chamber of Commerce forum in Mandeville …

 Above: Landon Donovan with the MVP trophy By the Caribbean Journal staff The lone remaining Caribbean Basin challenger in the Gold Cup didn’t quite have what it took to defeat the United States in the Gold Cup Final. The US …