Month: November 2013

MV Horizon Makes First Call to British Virgin Islands

 Above: the MV Horizon By the Caribbean Journal staff The MV Horizon cruise ship has made its first official call to Tortola on Friday, the BVI Ports Authority announced. The ship is operated by Pullmantur Cruises. The ship, which previously …

Light Earthquake in Puerto Rico

 Above: a map of the quake (Photo: USGS) By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico was lightly shaken by a 3.7-magnitude earthquake on Friday evening, according to the United States Geological Survey. The quake’s epicentre was about 4 kilometres from …

Cayman Islands and United States Sign FATCA Agreement

 Above: the US Treasury Department in Washington By the Caribbean Journal staff The Cayman Islands and the United States have signed an agreement that will pave the way for the automatic exchange of tax information under the US’ FATCA law. …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Cayman Islands and Poland signed a Tax Information Exchange Agreement on Friday. Cayman’s Minister of Financial Services, Wayne Panton and Poland’s Ambassador, Witold Sobkow, signed on behalf of their respective governments. The deal was …

 Above: UN Special Representative Sandra Honore By the Caribbean Journal staff The United Nations is welcoming the Haitian Parliament’s recent vote on the Electoral Law, MINUSTAH Chief Sandra Honore said in a statement issued Friday. The law, which helps paves …

 Above: Esy Kennenga in Miami (CJ Photo) MIAMI — He’s one of the most popular singers today from the island of Martinique, and Esy Kennenga’s fame now reaches across the French Caribbean and mainland Europe. The 29-year-old Kennenga, who recently …

 Above: a rendering of the South Seas Village at Sandals Grenada By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean’s newest Sandals resort is set to open in two weeks. The Sandals La Source Grenada is slated to open on Dec. 12. …

 Above: the Bay islands By the Caribbean Journal staff American Airlines is expanding its service from Miami to Roatan to three times per week, the company announced. Service between Miami and Roatan will be operated on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. …

 Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia Tourism Minister Lorne Theophilus held talks this week with delegates from Trinidad and Tobago’s Ministry of the Arts and Multiculturalism to discuss issues in the development of the creative sector. …

 Above: the Caribbean Court of Justice By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s Parliament will soon begin debate on the country’s potential accession to the Caribbean Court of Justice. The House of Representatives will begin debating two bills: an act to …

 Above: the new Holiday Inn Express Panama Distrito Financiero hotel By the Caribbean Journal staff InterContinental Hotels Group continued its expansion in the Latin American and Caribbean region this week with the debut of the new Holiday Inn Express Panama …

 Above: David Ortiz and Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina By the Caribbean Journal staff David Ortiz, who helped the Boston Red Sox win the World Series last month with an MVP performance, visited with Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina on …

 Above: the ABIA’s tour in the US By the Caribbean Journal staff The Antigua and Barbuda Investment Authority recently concluded a three-city tour of the United States aimed at increasing investment by members of the country’s diaspora. Sascha Mercer, director …

 Above: Dominican Deputy Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Trullols and Haiti Ambassador to the Dominican Republic Fritz Cineas (Photo: OPDR) By Alexander Britell The Dominican Republic has recalled its Ambassador to Haiti, Ruben Silie, for “consultation,” the government announced Wednesday night. …

 Above: geothermal work in the Roseau Valley By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of Dominica says it has moved into the “development phase” of its geothermal project in the Roseau Valley. That will enable the fueling of a potential …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff France-based telecom firm Orange has reached a deal to sell its operations in the Dominican Republic to Altice for $1.4 billion, the sides announced. The deal, which must still be approved by authorities in the …

 Above: a survivor rescued by the Coast Guard (Photo: USCG) By the Caribbean Journal staff The United States Coast Guard is continuing rescue efforts after a sail freighter carrying Haitian migrants capsized on Monday night, killing at least 30. The …

 It’s Thanksgiving — time for egg nog, right? Well, not quite. There’s nothing like a classic egg nog with rum, but we thought we’d offer a list of 10 great alternative holiday cocktails using the finest rums from the Caribbean …