Month: March 2014

Turks and Caicos Apprehends Sloop Carrying 114 Migrants From Haiti

 Above: TCI By the Caribbean Journal staff Turks and Caicos has intercepted a sloop carrying 114 migrants from Haiti, officials said on Monday. The sloop was carrying 94 men and 20 women from Haiti, according to the Governor’s office. “It …

11 Caribbean Baseball Players to Watch in the 2014 Season

 Above: Robinson Cano By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean seems to be taking over the baseball world. From David Ortiz’s postseason heroics to the rookie-season surge of Yasiel Puig, the region continues its rise as perhaps the single-greatest source …

LIAT Names New CEO

 Above: a LIAT plane By Alexander Britell Caribbean air carrier LIAT has appointed David Evans as its new Chief Executive Officer, the company’s Board of Directors announced Monday. Evans, a native of the United Kingdom, takes over for Julie Reifer-Jones, …

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 Above: Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung in Haiti (Photo: OPM Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff The governments of Haiti and Vietnam have signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in the energy sector, the government announced. The agreement …

 THE CARIBBEAN: it’s one of the world’s great culinary destinations, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy Caribbean cuisine wherever you are in the world. Our new regular feature, Caribbean Cookbook, brings you top recipes from acclaimed chefs, local cooks …

 Above: Bridgetown (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff New Zealand has opened its first-ever High Commission in the Caribbean. New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully has appointed diplomat Jan Henderson as the country’s first-ever High Commissioner in Barbados. The …

 Above: Organization of American States Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza (OAS Photo/Patricia Leiva) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Organization of American States will be sending a technical assistance mission to Colombia on cyber security, the regional organization announced. The …

 Above: the current Glendon Hospital in Montserrat By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of Montserrat has approved the design for the territory’s planned New Glendon Hospital. The project, which is being funded by the United Kingdom to the tune …

 Above: San Juan (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico’s economy fell by 3.8 percent in the last fiscal year, according to data from the Government Development Bank of Puerto Rico. The Government Development Bank uses a metric …

 Above: Havana By the Caribbean Journal staff Cuba’s National Assembly has approved a new “Law on Foreign Investment,” the government said Saturday. In a statement, the government said it would be an “essential instrument in the interest of Cuba to …

 Above: barrels at the Clement distillery in Martinique (CJ Photo) IT’S ONE of the most famous rum cocktails in history: the Mai Tai. It’s a classic, forever a favourite for lovers of tiki culture, born, by most accounts, at the …

 Tiny St Kitts remains one of the Caribbean’s undiscovered gems, and the latest Caribbean Concierge gets some island advice from the island’s largest hotel, the St Kitts Marriott Resort and Royal Beach Casino. Caribbean Journal caught up with Concierge Sherima …

 The latest Caribbean Photo of the Week comes from Caribbean Journal reader Michael Quaartarone, who sent in this snapshot from the St James’s Club resort in Antigua. Do you have a great Caribbean photo? Send it to news@caribjournal.com with “CPOTW” …

 Above: the Sheraton Santo Domingo By Alexander Britell PUNTA CANA — The Sheraton brand has officially returned to Santo Domingo. Starwood Hotels and Resorts this week announced the debut of the new Sheraton Santo Domingo Hotel at the former Melia …

 Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly and Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung By the Caribbean Journal staff Vietnam President Nguyen Tan Dung arrived in Haiti on Friday for an official visit to the Caribbean country. The Vietnamese leader was received …

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor Jamaica’s January fiscal numbers reveal a concern that many of us expressed at the start of the International Monetary Fund agreement: that achieving the primary surplus target is going to be very challenging. The numbers show …

 Above: a map of the quake (graphic: United States Geological Survey) By the Caribbean Journal staff A 5.2-magnitude earthquake shook the western coast of Nicaragua on Friday morning, according to the United States Geoloigical Survey. The quake’s epicentre was around …

 This week was the Dominican Republic’s leading tourism conference, DATE, which saw officials and tourism industry stakeholders from across the country gather in Punta Cana. To learn more about the state of Dominican tourism, Caribbean Journal caught up with eight …