Year: 2014

Cuba Tops 3 Million Tourists in 2014

 Above: a Royalton resort in Cuba By the Caribbean Journal staff Cuba has eclipsed three million tourists in 2014, according to new data from the government. That represented a growth of around 6 percent over the previous year, according to …

Antigua Names Martin Franklin New Special Economic Envoy

 Above: Martin Franklin with Antiguan officials By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda has named financier Martin Franklin the country’s newest Special Economic Envoy. The role is the same given earlier this month to Hollywood star Robert De Niro. …

Jamaica’s Prospects in 2015

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor AS we come to the end of 2014, it is traditional for us to think about what will happen in the New Year. Apart from tradition, however, the end of a year is always used as …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: Montserrat Premier Donaldson Romeo and Antigua Prime Minister Gaston Browne By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne visited Montserrat on Monday in a bid to deepen ties between the neighbours in the Eastern Caribbean. …

 Lots of people will tell you what a great meal is, especially in the age of the foodie. But you know what it is — it’s one you remember long past dessert. Maybe it’s because of the view of the …

 Above: Caneel Bay (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The latest Photo of the Day takes you to the beautiful Caneel Bay resort on St John in the United States Virgin Islands. It’s a textbook example of a St …

 Above: Martinique (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Martinique has doubled its number of cruise passenger arrivals so far this year, according to data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The French Caribbean island welcomed a total of 142,270 cruise …

 Above: Sugar Ridge in Antigua By the Caribbean Journal staff The Sugar Ridge resort in Antigua has named a new general manager, the resort announced. Terrence Andrew Linton is the property’s new GM, coming to the property from the Lighthouse …

 Above: Guyana By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of Guyana is receiving a $7.5 million loan from the Caribbean Development Bank to improve the country’s sugar sector. The purpose of the loan is more specifically to enhance the capacity …

 WHO WERE the Caribbean’s newsmakers this year? Who were the people within the Caribbean doing interesting things, or the people from the Caribbean doing great work around the world? Who were the people in the Caribbean conversation? Our Most Interesting …

 Above: Clint Ramcharan, Director for Trinidad and Tobago (left) with CDB President, Dr Warren Smith By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago has received a $40 million policy-based loan from the Caribbean Development Bank to help reinforce “policy changes” …

 Above: the Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort in St Maarten By the Caribbean Journal staff St Maarten’s Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort and Spa has reopened after sustaining damage from October’s Hurricane Gonzalo. The 257-room adults-only, all-inclusive resort had suffered …

 Above: St Maarten (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Maarten’s tourism sector has had a very strong 2014, according to new data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. Through the third quarter of 2014, the country welcomed 377,341 stayover …

 Above: a St Regis hotel By the Caribbean Journal staff Could Bermuda soon be home to a St Regis hotel? According to Bermuda Tourism Minister Shawn Crockwell, a five-star St Regis property could be coming to the island’s St George’s …

 DON’T JUST visit the Caribbean this year. Experience it. Go outside of your comfort zone and find something new. That’s the advice of our Where to Travel list for 2015, featuring some of our favourite places in the Caribbean: some …

 Above: Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta By the Caribbean Journal staff Hyatt has opened its third all inclusive Mexico resort, Hyatt Hotels and Resorts and Playa Hotels and Resorts announced. The new property is located at the former Dreams Puerto Vallarta, …

 By Paul HayCJ Contributor Singapore is an island city-state in Southeast Asia. It was founded by Britain as a trading colony in 1819. Lee Kuan Yew became its first Prime Minister in 1959. Four years later, Singapore joined the Malaysian …

 Above: Pain de Sucre in Terre de Haut (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s one of the world’s most iconic places: Sugarloaf Mountain in Brazil. But did you know it has a counterpart in the Caribbean? It’s called …