Month: August 2013

Six Restaurants to Try in Old San Juan

 The architecture is tremendous; the culture is fascinating. But the historic neighbourhood of Old San Juan is one of the Caribbean’s Meccas for food, with one of the region’s most highly-developed food scenes. You could spend a week walking just …

Branding Grenada’s Nutmeg

 Above: nutmeg By the Caribbean Journal staff France has champagne. Martinique has rhum. Grenada has its nutmeg. Many countries around the world have globally protected geographic identifications for the products that define them, and Grenada is now looking to do …

Caribbean Premier League Names “Team of the Tournament”

 Above: Chris Gayle By the Caribbean Journal staff The Limacol Caribbean Premier League has named its “Team of the Tournament,” a group of the best 12 cricketers who competed in this year’s inaugural season, according to a panel of experts. …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: Outgoing TCI Governor Ric Todd By the Caribbean Journal staff Outgoing Turks and Caicos Governor Ric Todd’s next post will be in Cyprus, the government announced this week. Todd has been appointed the British High Commissioner to Cyprus, where …

 Above: Thursday’s match By the Caribbean Journal staff Victoria Duval gave it all she had, but it wasn’t quite enough to top the 48th-ranked Daniela Hantuchova. Duval, who stunned the tennis world with her opening-round victory over former US Open …

 Above: Kingston (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The number of serious and violent crimes in Jamaica fell by 11 percent in the first six months of 2013, according to data released by the government. The murder rate was …

 Above: Curacao Prime Minister Ivar Asjes By the Caribbean Journal staff Curacao Prime Minister Ivar Asjes is visiting The Netherlands for the first time since taking office in June. Asjes met with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte at the Ministry …

 Above: Dr Warren Smith By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean Development Bank President Dr Warren Smith is currently on an official visit to Jamaica. Smith, who began the trip on Wednesday, said the CDB remained a “strong partner of Jamaica” …

 Above: Usain Bolt By the Caribbean Journal staff Usain Bolt’s historic summer just keeps getting better. Trelawny’s Bolt continued his brilliance on the track Thursday in Zurich, claiming victory in the 100M with a time of 9.9 seconds. It was …

 Above: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce By the Caribbean Journal staff No one can beat Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce on the track right now. The Jamaican sensation continued her sterling summer with a first-place finish in the 200M at the Zurich Diamond League meet on …

 Above: Kirani James By the Caribbean Journal staff It wasn’t the victory he wanted, but it was start. Thursday’s second-place finish at the 400M in Zurich did represent an improvement for Grenada’s Kirani James as he seeks to rebound from …

 People go to the Caribbean for all kinds of reasons — many of which we’ve written about. But there is another kind of traveler — the one who seeks adventure not just on the beach or in the water, but in …

 Above: MINUSTAH Chief Sandra Honore (UN Photo/Mark Garten By the Caribbean Journal staff The ongoing delay of legislative elections in Haiti is of “increasing concern,” according to Sandra Honore, the new head of the United Nations’ peacekeeping mission in the …

 Above: Kingston (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s economy is projected to grow by between 0.5 and 1.5 percent for the third quarter of 2013, according to data from the Planning Institute of Jamaica. The report comes after …

 Above: the meeting in Antigua By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua Education, Youth, Sports and Gender Affairs Minister Dr Jacqui Quinn-Leandro held talks this week with Chinese Ambassador to Antigua Ren Gongping to discuss ways the Chinese government can assist …

 Above: El Salvador By the Caribbean Journal staff El Salvador is planning a major boost to its tourism attractions in the La Libertad and Usulutan coastal regions, with help from the Inter-American Development Bank. The country’s Ministry of Tourism is …

 Above: Charlestown (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Japan’s government will be soon building a $12 million fisheries complex in Nevis, the island’s government announced. The news of the long-awaited project, which will be located in the Bath Village …

 For a long time, Pyrat Rum was bottled in Anguilla. Of course, Anguilla isn’t a sugar cane hub — but in recent years, everything has shifted to sugar-rich Guyana. That country, geographically South American but culturally and politically Caribbean, produces …