Month: January 2014

In Miami, a Hackathon for Cuba

 By the Caribbean Journal staff How can technology help remove information barriers in Cuba? That’s the essential question on the agenda this weekend at the first-ever Hackathon for Cuba, which begins in Miami on Friday. The event is being organized …

Understanding Jamaica’s Logistics Hub

 By Marcia Forbes, PhDCJ Contributor Help Me to Believe I WANT to believe in the Jamaica Logistics Hub. I want to feel that this multi-pronged development initiative is going to help to realize the much-touted and highly optimistic Vision 2030 …

The Caribbean’s Best Sports Bars

 It’s Super Bowl weekend, meaning that you need somewhere to watch the big game in the Caribbean. You’ll need a proper sports bar, one with the special qualities required for a game of this magnitude. We’re not talking simply about …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe speaking to the African Union in Addis Ababa (Photo: OPM Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Addressing the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa this week, Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe called for a …

 Above: Costa Rica President Laura Chinchilla Costa Rica has officially assumed the rotating presidency of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States. Costa Rica President Laura Chinchilla assumed the presidency from outgoing CELAC President Raul Castro of Cuba. “I …

 Above: Nassau (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The United States Embassy has issued a new advisory warning US citizens traveling in the Bahamas on a “crime spike” in the country. The security message, which was released on Wednesday, …

 Above: the new Oasis Villa at the CuisinArt Golf Resort and Spa in Anguilla By the Caribbean Journal staff Anguilla’s CuisinArt Golf Resort and Spa has added a new two-bedroom villa to the property, which is located on the island’s …

 Above: a LIAT ATR-42 plane By the Caribbean Journal staff LIAT has taken delivery of its sixth new ATR-42 plane, part of a major refleeting for the Caribbean air carrier. The plane was flown across the Atlantic from Toulouse, France, …

 Above: Grenada By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada has announced its intention to join the ALBA regional grouping. The announcement was made by Grenada Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell, who said the country has formally put in its application for …

 From PGA champions to Puerto Rican dragon boats, February 2014 will be an exciting month for the Caribbean region. We’ve put together of six events worth checking out across the Caribbean, from reggae in Jamaica to carnival in Bonaire. Taste …

 Above: Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina By the Caribbean Journal staff In a speech to the CELAC summit in Havana Wednesday, Dominican Republic addressed the ongoing controversy over the country’s high-profile immigration ruling. Medina said he was responding to statements …

 Above: the River Bumpkin Farm By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica-based regional tour company Island Routes has debuted its first-ever fully-owned and operated property this year, the River Bumpkin Farm. The farm, located in the Trelawny forest of Jamaica, officially …

 Above: Paraguay President Horacio Manuel Cartes, Foreign Minister Eladio Ramon Loizaga and OAS Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza (OAS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Organization of American States Secretary Genearl held talks with a number of regional leaders at …

 Above: the Haitian Heritage Museum in Miami (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Miami’s Haitian Heritage Museum, the only museum dedicated to Haitian art and culture outside of Haiti, is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its founding. The museum, …

 Above: Norwegian Epic By the Caribbean Journal staff The Norwegian Epic cruise ship will be making its inaugural call to St Kitts on Wednesday. The 4,100-passenger ship will dock in Port Zante around 9 AM, remaining until 6 PM. Officials …

 Above: St Maarten (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Maarten should be a financial and economic hub of the Caribbean, St Maarten Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams said this week. Speaking to German Ambassador to the Dutch Kingdom Franz …

 Traveling can be stressful. And even when you’re returning from a likely very relaxing vacation to the Caribbean, you still want comfort, style and convenience — all the way to the gate at the airport. And you can find it …

 Above: a rendering of Honeycomb (Photos: Bjarke Ingels Group) By the Caribbean Journal staff The project is called “Honeycomb,” and it doesn’t really look like anything else in the Caribbean. Honeycomb, a group of luxury residences, is part of an …