Month: March 2014

Aruba: Blue Residences Condominium Resort Opens Doors

 Above: the Blue Residences condominium resort in Aruba By the Caribbean Journal staff The Blue Residences condominium resort has officially opened its doors in Aruba. The property, which debuted its first tower on Saturday, welcomed its first guests on Monday. …

Guyana, Japan Sign Grant Agreement

 Above: the signing ceremony in Guyana By the Caribbean Journal staff The governments of Guyana and Japan have signed a grant aid agreement. The $2.9 million non-grant agreement will be made available to the private sector, the government said, through …

Could the Caribbean Follow Chile’s Lead on Startups?

 Above: Chile LAST WEEK, we looked at ways to develop tech hubs in the Caribbean — specifically by using packages of incentives to attract and develop top talent to the region, along with developing entrepreneurship locally. Of course, using tax incentives …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff Given the recent frequency of earthquakes in the Caribbean, St Lucia Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony is looking to improve the country’s preparedness. Anthony, speaking after a meeting with the Chilean Ambassador …

 Above: the British Virgin Islands By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands has officially joined the Global Partnership for Oceans. The territory joined the global organization at a ceremony at the United States Department of the Interior in …

 Above: last year’s Quand l’Art se fait femme festival in Martinique (Photo: RM) By the Caribbean Journal staff An extended festival in Martinique next month will be celebrating the work of female artists on the island. The celebration is called …

 Above: Anguilla (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Anguilla reported a 6.8 percent increases in tourism arrivals in 2013, according to data from the Anguilla Tourist Board. The island welcomed a total of 69,068 tourist stopover arrivals, up from …

 Above: OAS Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza (right) and SICA Secretary General Hugo Martinez in Washington, DC (Photo: Organization of American States) By the Caribbean Journal staff Organization of American States Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza met Friday with his …

 Above: Steve McQueen By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada has an Oscar. United Kingdom-born Steve McQueen’s film, “Twelve Years a Slave,” took home the Academy Award for Best Picture on Sunday evening. McQueen, whose parents were Grenadian (although his mother …

 Above: Sidney Poitier at the Academy Awards By the Caribbean Journal staff Sidney Poitier visited the Academy Awards on Sunday night to celebrate the 50th anniversary of his landmark win for Best Actor at the 1964 Academy Awards. With the …

 Above: a carnival float in Gonaïves, Haiti (Photo: MC Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti has officially begun its national carnival facilities in the city of Gonaïves in the Artibonite department. This is the third consecutive year that Haiti’s …

 With all of the splendid, fresh seafood in the Caribbean, it’s only natural that you’d find some terrific sushi restaurants in the region. As the global popularity of sushi continues to surge, we thought we’d put together a list of …

 Above: Coat of Arms Co-Founder Laurent Gerville-Reache IT’S CALLED Coat of Arms, and the new Caribbean clothing brand seeks to redefine the notion of Caribbean regional identity. To learn more, CJ caught up with Guadeloupe native Laurent Gerville-Reache, co-founder of …

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from CJ reader Nealon Newton, who sent in this snapshot of the beautiful harbour of St George’s, the capital of the island of Grenada. Do you have a great Caribbean photo? Send it to news@caribjournal.com …

 Above: the Terre de Blues festival in Marie-Galante, Guadeloupe Islands By the Caribbean Journal staff International music stars Tito Puente, Jr and Barrington Levy will be among those headlining this year’s Terre de Blues festival on Marie-Galante in the Guadeloupe …

 Above: Kingston (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica is “passing through a moral crisis such as we have never seen before,” according to the country’s leadership. In a strongly-worded statement issued jointly by the Governor-General, Prime Minister and …

 Above: a map of the quake (graphic: United States Geological Survey) By the Caribbean Journal staff A light earthquake caused shaking in the Dominican Republic on Friday evening, according to data from the United States Geological Survey. The 3.6-magnitude quake, …