Month: September 2013

Barbados: “We Have to Strengthen Our Brand in Europe”

 Above: Barbados (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados is looking to increase the number of tourism arrivals it receives from Europe, according to Tourism Minister Richard Sealy. The Minister, who met this week with Belgium’s Ambassador to Barbados, …

Grenada Says Egyptian Billionaire Planning Major Hotel Investment

 Above: Grenada By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada’s government said billionaire Egyptian investor Naguib Sawiris could build three five-star resorts on Grand Anse Beach. Sawiris, one of the most prominent businessmen in Egypt, built his fortune in the telecommunications industry. …

Caribbean Room With a View: Anegada’s Lo’Blolly Beach Cottages

 Above: Loblolly Bay It’s one of the best-kept secrets in the British Virgin Islands. The island of Anegada is a sandy paradise, with 11 miles of beaches, most of which are entirely empty. There’s nowhere better to access them than …

LATEST NEWS

 What’s the capital of the Caribbean? Is it Port of Spain? Is it Kingston? For many, the answer has long been Miami. Miami is a hub of Caribbean culture, thought and food, meaning you can find the world of the …

 Above: Abaco By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamian Ministry of Transport is pursuing the option of “private management” for the Marsh Harbour Airport in Abaco, according to the government. So far, three companies have responded to a Request For …

 Above: FIFA Headquarters By the Caribbean Journal staff The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has suspended a Jamaican international footballer and the national team’s doctor, it announced Thursday. FIFA suspended midfielder Jermaine Hue and team doctor Dr Carlton Fraser. Both had been …

 Above: an artist designs Haiti Artist Collective shoes By the Caribbean Journal staff California-based shoe company TOMS will be opening a manufacturing facility in Haiti by the first quarter of 2014. The news was revealed by TOMS Founder Blake Mycoskie …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff You may know it as the Nature Island, but you might as well call it the Wedding Island. Few places in the Caribbean offer the kind of diversity of experience you’ll find in Dominica, where …

 Above: the Dominican Republic By the Caribbean Journal staff The Inter-American Development Bank has approve a loan of as much a $100 million to help fund poverty alleviation programmes in the Dominican Republic. The project aims to reduce the country’s …

 Above: Ambassador John Ashe (UN Photo/Rick Bajornas) By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador Dr John Ashe has officially begun his term as president of the United Nations General Assembly. Ashe’s opening address to the 68th session of …

 Above: IFC headquarters in Washington By the Caribbean Journal staff The IFC has named Irene Arias its new Director for the Latin America and Caribbean region. Arias, who will be based in Bogota, will oversee the IFC’s Investment and Advisory …

 Above: Timor Leste President Taur Matan Ruak By the Caribbean Journal staff Timor-Leste Taur Matan Ruak has arrived in Havana for an official visit to Cuba. Ruak, a former military commander who has served as the country’s president since 2012, …

 Move over, Las Vegas. The Caribbean has a multitude of terrific casinos, and the vast majority of them are full-service, large-scale gaming Meccas. Here’s the list of our 10 favourites for 2013, with an emphasis on what has become the …

 Above: the Renaissance Aruba By the Caribbean Journal staff The Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino is set to complete a “major” renovation at its Marina Hotel component in November, the property announced. The hotel is comprised of two properties: the …

 Above: a LIAT plane By the Caribbean Journal staff The Board of Directors of regional air carrier LIAT has accepted the resignation of Chief Executive Officer Ian Brunton and named an interim replacement, it announced Wednesday. Brunton’s resignation will take …

 Above: Tessanne Chin By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica native Tessanne Chin rocked the stage on Tuesday night in her debut on the NBC television show “The Voice.” The 28-year-old Chin, a native of Kingston and reggae fusion artist, sang …

 Above: the Jamaican Patois Puzzle Book By the Caribbean Journal staff While almost all Jamaicans speak both English and Patois, the latter is not an official language and is seldom written down. A new effort by the New York-based Jamaica …

 The following is the text of a speech given by St Kitts and Nevis Tourism & International Transport Minister Richard Skerritt to the ICAO Plenary Session in Montreal on Wednesday. Mr President, Mr Secretary General, fellow delegates, distinguished ladies and …