Month: December 2013

Taking Jamaican Dancehall to the World

 By Marcia Forbes, PhDCJ Contributor Turning 30 – A Time for Reflection IT’S the end of 2013. Everyone’s busy making plans for 2014. I’m sitting in office on New Year’s Eve feeling more than a tinge of excitement. 2013 was …

Jamaica Could Earn “7 Billion” By Increasing Limestone Production

 Above: a quarry in Jamaica By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica can make as much as $7 billion by increasing limestone production in the country, according to researcher Dr Conrad Douglas. Douglas, who is the executive chairman of Douglas and …

IDB Urges Increased Productivity to Drive Caribbean Growth

 Above: Inter-American Development Bank President Luis Alberto Moreno (Photo: OECD) By the Caribbean Journal staff High volatility took a toll on regional growth in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2013, according to the Inter-American Development Bank. Regional GDP growth …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: Antigua PM Dr Baldwin Spencer By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua Prime Minister Dr Baldwin Spencer visited flood-impacted areas in St Vincent over the weekend. The floods, which led to the deaths of eight people and another five reports …

 Above: Basseterre (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff More than 35,000 cruise passengers visited St Kitts over the Christmas holiday, according to data from the Marine Division of the St Christopher Air and Sea Ports Authority. The cruise boost …

 Above: Philipsburg By the Caribbean Journal staff St Maarten is set to launch a new cruise development project in January, according to the Ministry of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure. The project will be located in the Down …

 Who were the newsmakers in 2013? Who were the people making a difference in the Caribbean in 2013? We’ve put together our list of the Caribbean’s 25 most interesting people this year. And whether you like what they’re doing or …

 IN A REGION as musically prolific as the Caribbean, it’s always hard to pick an album of the year. Beres Hammond, the world-famous native of Saint Mary, Jamaica first released his latest album at the very end of 2012; “One …

 Above: Tessanne Chin EVERY ONCE in a while, an artist comes around that manages to transcend performance. This year, it was certainly Jamaica’s Tessanne Chin. The native of Kingston and reggae fusion singer captured the attention of Jamaica and the …

 Above: the Melia Nassau Beach Resort By the Caribbean Journal staff Melia has officially taken over operations at the former Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort. The all-inclusive property, which has a total of 694 rooms and 32 suites, is now the …

 Above: Alexis and Craig Greiner met by a government delegation By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica welcomed its 2 millionth tourist to the island on Sunday, the first time the country has reached that number in its history. The travelers …

 Above: wind turbines in Bonaire (CJ Photo) What will be the big stories of 2014? What will be the major issues facing the Caribbean region? And what will be the most interesting ones? CJ has put together a list of …

 Above; Warren Cassell, Jr AS THE GLOBAL economy gets tougher and tougher, the Caribbean will have to work that much harder to develop and train its entrepreneurs. In order to compete, the Caribbean will have to make sure that its …

 Above: Frontier Airlines planes By the Caribbean Journal staff US-based Frontier Airlines has officially launched nonstop service from Denver to Montego Bay, Jamaica. The seasonal service will operate once every Sunday during the winter tourist season. The new flights are …

 Above: gathering supplies in Martinique (Photo: Region Martinique) By the Caribbean Journal staff As St Lucia, St Vincent and Dominica work to recover from last week’s devastating floods, their neighbours around the Caribbean are mobilizing support. Martinique began large-scale collection …

 Above: the Puerto Rico Convention Center By the Caribbean Journal staff The Puerto Rico Convention Center has unveiled a new solar energy array that is one of the largest green initiatives of its kind on the island. The project, which …

 Above: Diane Von Furstenberg’s Guadeloupe photo (Photo: Diane Von Furstenberg) Is Guadeloupe the new St Barth? That may be premature (although a report Sunday questioned the continued “exclusivity” of the Caribbean’s capital of chic) , but the French Caribbean archipelago …

 Above: the graduation ceremony (Photo: OP Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti has 1,058 new police officers in the country, following the latest graduation ceremony this week at the Haitian National Police’s Police Academy. The new promotion is the …