Month: October 2013

Trinidad Opens $740 Million Power Plant

 Above: Trinidad Energy Minister Kevin Ramnarine By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad Energy Minister Kevin Ramnarine has officially opened the $740 million USD Trinidad Generation Unlimited power plant at La Brea Union Estate. Speaking on Thursday, Ramnarine said the plant …

Cuba Foreign Minister Visits Mexico

 Above: Cuba FM Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla (UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras) By the Caribbean Journal staff Cuba Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla arrived in Mexico City this week for a two-day visit. Parrilla, who had prevoiulsy been in New York to vsiit …

United States Education Secretary Arne Duncan to Visit Haiti

 Above: Arne Duncan By the Caribbean Journal staff United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will visit Haiti next week. Duncan’s visit will begin on Monday, with meetings planned with government officials, educational system representatives and members of civil society, …

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 What is luxury? Luxury basically means one or two categories above what you’re used to. Luxury is about full service, full amenities and about having all your needs met — at any time of day. A luxury property has the …

 Above: the meeting in Santo Domingo By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina held talks this week with Luis Emilio Rodriguez Amiami, president of ASONAHORES, the country’s hotel and restaurant association. The 20-minute conversation covered the progress …

 Above: Guyana By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyana’s tourism sector has shown strong growth so far in 2013, according to data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The country received 117,517 tourist arrivals from January to August, an increase of 12.4 …

 Above: Xander Bogaerts By the Caribbean Journal staff Xander Bogaerts made history on Wednesday night. The Aruba native became the first player from Aruba to ever win a World Series championship, as the Boston Red Sox defeated the St Louis …

 Above: the OAS meeting this week (OAS Photo/Juan Manuel Herrera) By the Caribbean Journal staff The debate about the recent Dominican Republic constitutional court decision that could strip hundreds of thousands of Dominicans of Haitian descent of citizenship continues to …

 Above: a Coral Reef (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Can coral reefs adapt to climate change? According to a new study from the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, coral reefs may be able to adapt to …

 Above: a rendering of the new pool area By the Caribbean Journal staff The Westin St John Resort & Villas is planning a $35 million expansion and renovation project, the resort and Starwood Vacation Ownership announced Wednesday. The project will …

 Above: the TCI House of Assembly By Alexander Britell Turks and Caicos Islands Attorney General Huw Shepheard has tendered his resignation, according to a statement from the office of TCI Governor Peter Beckingham. Shepheard’s resignation will become effective on Friday, …

 Cabarete in the Dominican Republic is one of the most international destinations in the Caribbean — and by far one of the coolest.  Cabarete is loaded with great beachside cafes and interesting small shops and is frequented by an eclectic …

 Above: Former TCI Premier Michael Misick By Alexander Britell Former Turks and Caicos Premier Michael Misick’s extradition was approved unanimously by Brazil’s Supreme Federal Court on Tuesday. The move ends a years-long saga over the fate of Misick, who is …

 Above: the signing ceremony in San Salvador By the Caribbean Journal staff Club Med is expanding its resort on the Bahamian island of San Salvador, following the signing of an agreement with the government. Club Med, the government and Sand …

 Above: a JetBlue plane By the Caribbean Journal staff JetBlue is ramping up its Caribbean flights out of Fort Lauderdale, with new nonstop service to Montego Bay, Jamaica and Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, the company announced Tuesday. JetBlue …

 Above: post-Sandy destruction in Cuba (UN Photo/Juan Pablo Carreras) By the Caribbean Journal staff Much of the northeastern United States was devastated by Hurricane Sandy last year, but the United Nations is urging the public not to forget the storm’s …

 Above: a Sunrise Airways plane By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s Sunrise Airways is planning to expand its service to Turks and Caicos with an additional nonstop flight, the company announced Tuesday. Sunrise launched daily service from Cap-Haitien to Providenciales …

 Above: TCI By the Caribbean Journal staff The Turks and Caicos Islands intercepted a sloop carrying 120 migrants from Haiti early Tuesday morning, authorities said. The vessel was intercepted by TCI’s Police Marine Branch after detection by the Coastal Radar …