Month: September 2013

Diving and Snorkeling in Dominica

 Above: Champagne Reef By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s that moment, when you feel the geothermally-induced bubbles tickling your feet, that you come to the conclusion that Dominica is not exactly your average Caribbean island. Of course, whether you’re diving …

Meat Market Miami Expands to San Juan

 Above: Meat Market Miami at the El San Juan Resort & Casino By the Caribbean Journal staff Miami Beach-based steakhouse Meat Market Miami has officially expanded to the Caribbean. Meat Market Miami opened its doors on Saturday at the El …

Trinidad Prime Minister Leading Delegation to Panama

 Above: Panama City By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar will lead a delegation to Panama on Tuesday. The trip comes in the context of the Americas Competitiveness Forum in Panama City, which lasts from …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: a renovated room Colony Club By the Caribbean Journal staff Elegant Hotels Group’s Colony Club resort in Barbados is unveiling a new look on Tuesday. The property has recently undergone a series of updates, including renovations to all of …

 They were built in times of war and conflict, towering reminders of the battles of the colonial period. The Caribbean has a rather impressive collection of extant fortresses, and they’re scattered across the far reaches of the region. Here are …

 By Michael W EdghillCJ Contributor A TRENDING topic amongst foreign policy wonks as of late is that of the “resource curse.” The theory, which has it that nations which are “blessed” with an abundance of natural resources (oil is the …

 Above: the first graduates (Photo: MT Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti has graduated the first class of cadets of its new “tourist police,” the government announced. The officers, who will be part of a force called “Politour,” graduated …

 Above: Bahamas PM Perry Christie (UN Photo/Ryan Brown) By the Caribbean Journal staff The United Nations needs to develop mechanisms to govern offshore financial services in order to protect small offshore economies, Bahamas Prime Minister Perry Christie told the UN …

 YOU MAY be fooled — but this villa is not on the Cote D’Azur — it’s actually on the Caribbean island of St Thomas. Villa Gwenn, which is being listed by Sotheby’s International Realty’s Shelley Blyth, is a six-bedroom, six-bathroom, …

 Above: Rupert Friend as Peter Quinn on “Homeland” By the Caribbean Journal staff It has been a big month for Puerto Rico’s film and television industry, with the island making its latest screen debut on the hit Showtime series “Homeland.” …

 Above: St Vincent and the Grenadines PM Dr Ralph Gonsalves (UN Photo/Ryan Brown) By the Caribbean Journal staff The UN needs to apologize for its role in bringing cholera to Haiti in 2010, St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister …

 While its population is small, Dominica is actually one of the largest islands in the Caribbean. That means that any trip to the island is full of choices for adventure. Here are six great ways to spend a day (or …

 THE CLASSIC Piña Colada originated in Puerto Rico (although its exact origin continues to be a subject of debate). But the cult of the Piña Colada has expanded far beyond the borders of La Isla, and it’s become one of …

 YOU don’t just look at the Pitons in St Lucia. You watch them. They may be stationary, but it certainly doesn’t feel that way, and if you’re looking for a villa escape on the island, a straight-on view of the …

 This week’s Caribbean Photo comes from CJ reader Baidawi Assing, who took this snapshot of a group fishing in Savanna-la-Mar, Jamaica. Do you have a great photo of the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com. — CJ

 Above: PM Mike Eman celebrates victory By the Caribbean Journal staff Aruba Prime Minister Mike Eman’s ruling Aruban People’s Party claimed victory in the Dutch island’s elections on Friday. The AVP won 13 seats in the Estates of Aruba, with …

 Above: the Waitukubuli National Trail By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica has long been known as the Caribbean’s “Nature Island,” and it’s easy to see why. It is the most mountainous island in the region — but also one of …

 Above: Grenada By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada’s government is planning to purchase a majority stake in the GRENLEC electric utility. The government said Friday it had advised Grenada Private Power of its intentions. Grenada Private Power had issued a …