Month: January 2014

St Vincent and the Grenadines “Still Open For Business”

 Above: St Vincent (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Vincent and the Grenadines remains “open for business,” despite last week’s serious storm, officials said Friday. The damage to mainland St Vincent was primarily on the island’s North Leeward, …

UK to Provide Humanitarian Support For St Vincent, St Lucia

 Above: St Vincent (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The United Kingdom will be providing around $370,370 USD in emergency support for humanitarian efforts in St Vincent and the Grenadines and St Lucia, according to the British High Commission …

The Caribbean’s Most Romantic All-Inclusive Resorts – 2014

 A quiet beach, two glasses of champagne, a setting Caribbean sun. Sound enticing? With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, why not plan a romantic Caribbean getaway where you don’t have to think about anything at all? We thought we’d …

LATEST NEWS

 Our new Deals of the Week feature will bring you our favourite Caribbean travel deals and special packages, from free nights to all-encompassing luxury offers. Here’s the first edition. Boutique travel in Anguilla The Anacaona Boutique Hotel on Anguilla’s West …

 The LIAT Chairman on what’s in store for 2014 By Jean HolderOp-Ed Contributor I AM more of an optimist than a prophet, otherwise I could not do what I do every day. I have an abiding faith in the resilience …

 Above: Hurricane Tomas in 2011 Was last weeks devastating trough system in the Eastern Caribbean cause more devastation than Hurricane Tomas? For now, the trough system, which caused serious damage in St Lucia, St Vincent and Dominica, is being considered …

 Above: the new airport terminal (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Vincent and the Grenadines has completed construction on the terminal building for the Argyle International Airport, which is projected to open at the end of this year. …

 Above: the Caracol Industrial Park in Haiti (IDB Photo/Patricio Zambrano-Barragán) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti will soon receive a $40.5 million grant to help expand the country’s Caracol Industrial Park, following approval by the Inter-American Development Bank. The IDB …

 Above: the National Palace in the Dominican Republic By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic’s government has appointed a commission to participate in talks with Haiti next week, it announced Thursday. The talks were agreed upon at a meeting …

 Above: the One & Only Ocean Club on Paradise Island By the Caribbean Journal staff Parts of director Martin Scorsese’s new film, “The World of Wall Street,” were filmed and set in the Bahamas. The film, which follows the rise …

 Above: Guyana President Donald Ramotar By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyana’s Cabinet has approved financial support for the Eastern Caribbean islands impacted by last week’s serious storm. Guyana has approved $100,000 USD for both St Lucia and St Vincent and …

 Above: the Mount Nevis hotel By the Caribbean Journal staff The owners of the Mount Nevis resort are planning a major expansion, according to Nevis Premier Vance Amory. The family-owned property currently has a total of 32 rooms. “I am …

 Above: Jamaica Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller By the Caribbean Journal staff It is time for Jamaica to slay the “monster of crime,” Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller said in her New Year’s message. “Fighting crime takes a united effort,” …

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica’s government is moving to assist homeowners impacted by last week’s serious floods on the island. Heavy rainfall which began on Dec. 24 caused “extensive damage” to homes, businesses and public …

 Above: Cayman Enterprise City By the Caribbean Journal staff The Cayman Enterprise City special economic zone has begun a campaign to court tech and media companies in the United Kingdom. The economic zone project says it is looking for companies …

 Above: the Neg Mawon statue in Port-au-Prince (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti celebrated its 210th anniversary of independence on Wednesday. The country was the first in the Caribbean to achieve independence on Jan. 1, 1804. Haiti President …

 What’s on the Caribbean agenda in January? Whether you’re looking to hang with Anthony Bourdain and Jose Andres, or eyeing a few bachata dances, the Caribbean has you covered. Here are six events worth checking out, if you’re in the …

 Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia has launched a series of recovery efforts following the floods that impacted the country over the Christmas Holiday. The government said it has embarked on a group of “intense infrastructural …