Month: September 2013

Haiti Markets Tourism in Paris

 Above: Haitian food being served at the conference (Photo: MT Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti Tourism Minister Stephanie Villedrouin is in France this week to promote the country’s nascent tourism industry. Villedrouin is being joined on the trip …

Baha Mar Names Chief Operating Officer

 Above: construction at the Baha Mar project By the Caribbean Journal staff Baha Mar, Ltd has named Paul Pusateri its new Chief Operating Officer. Pusateri will be responsible for all day-to-day operations at the $3.5 billion destination resort in Nassau, …

Five Great Hotel Beach Bars in Aruba

 As you can probably tell by now, we love beach bars. So it’s always nice when a great hotel has a beach bar of its own. That’s often the case in Aruba, where a number of hotels have perched bars …

LATEST NEWS

 EARLIER this summer, we tried a new rum from the Bahamas: John Watling’s. Produced at the historic Buena Vista estate in Nassau, the company seems intent on making a high-quality rum — not simply a tourist attraction. And the early …

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff A group of Dominica’s development partners will be coming to Dominica near the end of the month for talks on the country’s geothermal energy project. The group heading to Roseau is …

 Above: Kingston By the Caribbean Journal staff Standard & Poor’s has raised its long-term foreign and local currency sovereign credit ratings on Jamaica, citing “progress in stabilizing the economy” and the country’s agreement with the International Monetary Fund. The rating, …

 Above: Dominica’s World Creole Music Festival By the Caribbean Journal staff The air is cool and fresh, the sun is bright and the music never stops. This is Dominica, which, in a short amount of time, has become of the …

 The charming island of Bimini in the Bahamas, home of turquoise water, white-sand beaches and fresh conch salad. Rich in history, from Ernest Hemingway to Dr Martin Luther King, Jr, Bimini has always captivated its visitors. Today, it’s a on …

 Above: JAMPRO President Diane Edwards (centre), Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ambassador Paul Robotham and LASCO Group CEO Lascelles Chin (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Representatives from the Jamaica Promotions Corporation recently concluded its first-ever …

 Above: the FireFly Restaurant & Bar Over the years, Anguilla has developed into a major culinary destination in the Caribbean, and that’s perfectly exemplified in the kitchens of its top hotels. Chef Kevin Paul is the executive chef at the …

 It’s Tuesday – what a great time for some reggae. And who better than Ziggy Marley, the eldest son of Bob Marley and a multiple Grammy winner. Here are give great songs from Ziggy to start your day right. “True …

 Above: Nevis (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Nevis Tourism Authority has named Greg Phillip its new Chief Executive Officer. Phillip, a former chairman of the NTA’s Board of Directors and manager of the Nevis branch of Scotiabank, …

 Above: a treatment tent shortly after the outbreak in 2010 (UN Photo/UNICEF/Marco Dormino) By the Caribbean Journal staff A group seeking “justice and compensation” for victims of cholera in Haiti is planning to march in front of the United Nations …

 Above: construction at the new ferry terminal By the Caribbean Journal staff Montserrat’s Port Little Bay will soon have a new ferry terminal. The Montserrat Development Corporation is assisting with the construction of the new port arrival facility, which will …

 Above: Nairobi By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidadian scholar Ravindra Ramrattan was among those killed in the terrorist attack at a shopping mall in Nairobi on Sunday. Ramrattan, a President’s Medal winner at Presentation College in Chaguanas, Trinidad, had been …

 By Robert MacLellanOp-Ed Contributor SOME MIGHT believe that, for the second time in only three years, Captain Ian Brunton has been made a scapegoat by the board of directors of a Caribbean airline company – fired as CEO of Caribbean …

 Above: a Sunrise airways plane (Courtesy Sunrise Airways/SBPR) By the Caribbean Journal staff New air carrier Sunrise Airways says it has received permission to operate flights between Cuba and Haiti. The twice-weekly private service will operate between Port-au-Prince and Holguin. …

 Above: Bob Marley By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica brought reggae to the world — but it may not have brought back much economic return, according to a new study at the Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. PhD …