Month: January 2014

Caribbean Plate: Parmesan and Truffles at Bonaire’s Buddy Dive Resort

 The Buddy Dive Resort in Bonaire has long been a haven for divers, but it’s upping the ante in the food department with its new restaurant, “Ingridients.” The Italian-accented eatery’s flagship dish is parmesan pasta with truffle, which is prepared …

Caribbean Photo of the Week: Sunset in St Thomas, Jamaica

 This week’s Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Mark Baker, who sent in this snapshot of Twelve Miles in St Thomas, Jamaica. Do you have a great photo from the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com and it could be …

Changing the Attitude in Jamaica

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor PROBABLY THE best known sporting brand, Nike, has a very simple tagline — “Just do it.” If you think about it, the tagline simply means that the only way to get results is to act. I …

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 Above: Montserrat By the Caribbean Journal staff Montserrat has begun work on the site for the planned hotel in the Little Bay area. Material from the ongoing Gun Hill Excavation Project is currently being offloaded at the proposed site, the …

 Above: Grenada By the Caribbean Journal staff The Board of Directors has been officially announced for the newly-formed Grenada Tourism Authority, the Ministry of Tourism, Civil Aviation and Culture announced this week. The new members were officially named in the …

 Above: Havana, Cuba By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller will make an official visit to Cuba this weekend, officials said. Simpson Miller will be meeting with Cuban leader Raul Castro to discuss “regional and international …

 They’re the places we unwind after a long day of lounging on the beach, exploring cities or eating our way through the Caribbean. The Caribbean has some top-notch hotel bars, and we’ve released our second-ever Best Hotel Bars list for …

 Above: a Boeing Next Generation plane By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama-based Copa Airlines will be launching service to Guyana, the carrier announced this week. The airline will begin twice-weekly flights between Panama City and Georgetown beginning July 11, it …

 Above: the Caribbean Court of Justice By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica is moving ahead with its plans to shift its final court of appeal to the Caribbean Court of Justice. Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said Thursday that the …

 There are those certain moments in the Caribbean when time stops. Maybe it’s the sound of the wind, maybe it’s the shimmer of the waves, maybe it’s the way the differing blue hues of sky and sea seem to quarrel. …

 Above: new Ecole Hôtelière d’Haïti Director Sandra Tanis (left) (Photo: MT Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Haiti Hotel School (l’Ecole Hôtelière d’Haïti) has a new director, Sandra Tanis. The school, which relaunched at the end of 2011, is …

 Above: Grand Cayman (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Cayman Islands will be renewing its push to increase tourism employment in 2014. Last year, a public/private partnership between the government and the territory’s tourism sector launched a two-month …

 Above: the Bahamas By the Caribbean Journal staff The economy of the Bahamas is recovering from the effects of the global financial crisis, but at a “painfully slow pace,” according to the International Monetary Fund, which recently concluded its Article …

 Above: the Turks and Caicos Islands By the Caribbean Journal staff Turks and Caicos Governor Peter Beckingham and Minister of Border Control and Labour Ricardo Donhue Gardiner met Wednesday with the Consul General of Haiti to discuss the issue of …

 Above: Peter “Adam” Crook By Alexander Britell Is it getting a little sunnier in Sochi? The Jamaican bobsled team now has some Caribbean company: for the first time in more than three decades, the British Virgin Islands has a Winter …

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica has received a shipment of humanitarian aid from the government of Morocco. The North African country delivered a supply of basic food items medication and blankets to Dominica, following the …

 Above: the Matachica Resort and Spa in Belize By the Caribbean Journal staff The Matachica Resort & Spa in Belize has completed a series of upgrades to the property. The Matachica has expanded its outdoor dining area and its bar-lounge …

 Above: Industry Minister Anthony Hylton and Sonia Anton, Director of Marketing, Colon Free Trade Zone in Panama (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica and Panama are already planning to work together to develop the former’s planned logistics hub …