Month: January 2014

In the Caribbean, Fighting Climate Change With Entrepreneurship

 Above: a Caribbean agro-project (Photo: CCIC) By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s the newest way the Caribbean is working to tackle the problem of climate change: with entrepreneurship. The Caribbean Climate Innovation Centre will be officially inaugurated in Freeport, Trinidad …

How Long Does It Take to Pay Business Taxes in the Caribbean?

 Above: the Bahamas (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff We continue our series on business in the Caribbean with a look at another important data set from the World Bank: how long it takes for a business to pay …

Belize and United Kingdom Strengthen Military Ties

 Above: the HMS Argyll (Photo: UK Gov) By the Caribbean Journal staff A delegation from the Belize Defence Force and the Belize Coast Guard recently concluded an official visit to the United Kingdom. The delegation included Brigadier General David Jones, …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: the BVI By the Caribbean Journal staff A team of scientists from Newcastle University in the United Kingdom is in the British Virgin Islands to perform research on coral reefs and coastal communities. The purpose of the visit, which …

 Above: the new Radisson in Grenada By the Caribbean Journal staff Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has named Chris Ivy as its new chief development officer for the Americas region. The company operates 1,300 hotels worldwide, a number of which are …

 Above: Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach By the Caribbean Journal staff The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa has completed its multi-phase renovation with the launch of its new Beach House restaurant. The eatery, which was …

 Above: the new Jamaica Grande Resort By the Caribbean Journal staff The Sunset Jamaica Grande resort has rebranded itself as the Jamaica Grande Resort. The property, which recently undertook a “refreshing” of all 730 rooms, has added flat-screen TVs, in-room …

 You might call it the New List, or the Next List. It seems like there’s a new hotel property opening up in the Caribbean every day, and these are the hotel properties we’re excited about for 2014. These properties, which …

 Above: Haiti (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff How will Caribbean economies fare in 2014? The United Nations released its annual World Economic Situation and Prospects report this week, which projects GDP growth across Latin America and the Caribbean. …

 Above: a map of the quake (graphic: US Geological Survey) By the Caribbean Journal staff Parts of central Haiti were lightly shaken by a 3.3-magnitude earthquake early Monday morning, according to data from the United States Geological Survey. The quake’s …

 Above: carnival last year in Cap-Haitien By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti officially launched the 2014 carnival season on Monday with a press conference at the Ministry of Culture in Port-au-Prince. Following a trend of holding the country’s national carnivals …

 Above: the Disney Dream By the Caribbean Journal staff A newly-signed berthing agreement with Norwegian Cruise Line and Disney Cruise Line will mean a total of 425,000 passengers setting foot in the British Virgin Islands by mid-2015, according to Premier …

 By Guerda NicolasCJ Contributor As Haiti marks 210 years of independence, in the face of continual challenges from the massive earthquake in 2010, in the historical region of Arcahaie Haiti (often referred to as the mother of Haiti), there are …

 Above: St Maarten By the Caribbean Journal staff Should St Maarten deepen its economic engagement with the rest of the Caribbean? That was among the findings of a closed-door session this week between the Second Chamber Committee of Kingdom Relations …

 Above: the USVI By the Caribbean Journal staff As last week’s earthquake in Puerto Rico reminded, the Caribbean is a seismically active region — and particularly the northern Caribbean. That’s led the US Virgin Islands to debut its first-ever tsunami …

 Above: the Champs hotel in Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica is looking to reach 90,000 annual stayover visitors by 2015, and enhancing the island’s small hotel industry will go a long way toward achieving that. Accordingly, …

 Above: the opening ceremony last week By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas has relocated its tourism call up centre from Florida to Freeport, Grand Bahama. The call centre’s move is part of what Prime Minister Perry Christie called part …

 Above: Letchimy in St Lucia (Photo: Region Martinique) By the Caribbean Journal staff Serge Letchimy, the president of Martinique’s Regional Council, led a delegation St Lucia this week as part of continued relief efforts to the Eastern Caribbean island. St …