Month: March 2014

OAS Electoral Mission Visits Panama Ahead of May Elections

 Above: Panama City By the Caribbean Journal staff An Electoral Observation Mission from the Organization of American States arrived in Panama this week for a visit ahead of the country’s planned general elections on May 4. The purpose of the …

Michael Edghill: Challenging the Caribbean Crime Narrative

 By Michael W EdghillCJ Contributor OFTEN, once the narrative has been established, people simply view all events through the lens of that narrative. Anything to the contrary is then viewed simply an aberration because actually contradicting the established narrative creates …

Saudi Arabian Investment Delegation Visits Trinidad and Tobago

 Above: Port of Spain (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff An investment delegation from Saudi Arabia is visiting Trinidad and Tobago. The delegation, which was led by Dr Fahad Al Dawood, began its trip on Monday. On Wednesday, the …

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 Above: Radames Martinez-Aponte, the Dominican Republic’s vice minister for tourism (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell PUNTA CANA — The Dominican Republic saw 10 percent growth in visitors from the United States last year, according to Radames Martinez-Aponte, the country’s vice …

 The foodie revolution is upon us. And it means more and more travelers are planning their trips around a single purpose: culinary exploration. Thankfully, the Caribbean is one of the great food destinations in the world, with dozens of destinations …

 Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff A new project in St Lucia is aiming to better understand the impact volcanoes have on their local environments. The project, led by the University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre, …

 Above: the British Virgin Islands By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands held a large-scale tsunami evacuation drill on Wednesday as part of its annual tsunami simulation exercise, Caribe Wave/Lantex. The drill saw almost 4,500 people across the …

 Above: the Paradisus Palma Real in Punta Cana By Alexander Britell PUNTA CANA — The Dominican Republic has officially kicked off its national tourism conference in the area of Punta Cana. DATE, the Dominican Annual Tourism Exchange, is being held …

 Above: the Yucatan Siglo XXI Convention Center in Merida By the Caribbean Journal staff The city of Merida, Mexico will be playing host to the upcoming Sixth Summit of Heads of State and/or Government of the Association of Caribbean States. …

 Above: Bahamas Foreign Minister Fred Mitchell (BIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Bahamas Foreign Minister Fred Mitchell led a delegation to Haiti on Wednesday for bilateral talks on migration issues. The visit was also slated to cover issues such …

 Above: “You Spin Me Round Like a Record,” Elise Lejuez By the Caribbean Journal staff Aruban artist Elisa Lejuez has kicked off her latest solo exhibition at the S Artspace Gallery in New York City’s SoHo neighbourhood. The exhibition, which …

 What makes a boutique hotel … boutique? Is boutique just another word for a small hotel? Is a boutique hotel a small hotel with an upscale image, a unique design or a special theme? There are so many special small hotels …

 Above: Grand Cayman By the Caribbean Journal staff The Cayman Islands is predicting a nearly 300,000-passenger increase in cruise arrivals this year, according to Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell. The Minister made the revelation a few weeks after the recent Cruise …

 Above: Trinidad Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has dismissed Minister of the People and Social Development Dr Glen Ramadharsingh, she announced on Tuesday. The move came in response to …

 Above: the Grand Pineapple in Antigua By Alexander Britell The planned Beaches resort in Antigua is planning to launch construction between the months of April and May 2015, according to Sandals Resorts International Chairman Gordon “Butch” Stewart. The project, which …

 Above: Jacmel By the Caribbean Journal staff The city of Jacmel, Haiti has officially applied to join the UNESCO Creative Cities initiative, according to the Ministry of Tourism and the Mayor of Jacmel. There are currently 41 cities around the …

 Above: chocolate company LA Burdick is a partner in the new factory By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada has a new chocolate factory. The Diamond Chocolate Factory has officially opened in the area of St Mark’s following an inauguration ceremony …

 Above: solar panels By the Caribbean Journal staff The Antigua and Barbuda Investment Authority is looking to encourage “green” businesses to capitalize on a new batch of available funding. The World-Bank-funded Caribbean Climate Innovation Centre is offering as much as …