Month: March 2014

UN Hails “Unprecedented Step in Haitian Political History”

 Above: MINUSTAH Chief Sandra Honore (UN Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The recently-signed El Rancho accord between the branches of Haiti’s government is an “unprecedented step in Haitian political history,” according to MINUSTAH chief Sandra Honore. The accord, which …

OAS, Association of Caribbean States SGs Hold Talks in Washington

 Above: OAS Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza and ACS Secretary General Alfonso Munera Cavadia in Washington (OAS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Organization of American States Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza and Association of Caribbean States Secretary General Alfonso …

Lewis Hamilton to Take Part in Top Gear Festival Barbados

 Above: Lewis Hamilton By the Caribbean Journal staff Formula 1 star Lewis Hamilton will be taking part in the upcoming Top Gear Festival in Barbados. Hamilton will appear on the track behind the wheel of his Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: Trinidad (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago is seeing growth in agricultural production, according to the country’s Ministry of Food Production. The twin-island nation’s agricultural sector expanded by 5.1 percent in 2013, with a corresponding …

 Above: the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel and Casino By the Caribbean Journal staff The Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel and Casino in San Juan has named Jannette Berríos its new executive chef, the property announced Monday. Berríos has worked across the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean hotel occupancy dropped by 0.1 percent in February, according to the latest Caribbean Trend report from hotel analytics firm STR. Caribbean hotel occupancy finished February at 77.3, a 0.1 percent drop from the same …

 Above: Havana By the Caribbean Journal staff Havnana-based Cuban national airline Cubana has resumed flights between Havana and Fort-de-France, Martinique. The service, which made its first flight last Thursday, had not been operating since 2006. “This link between Fort-de-France and …

 Above: Carmelo Anthony unveiling a refurbished basketball court in Puerto Rico By the Caribbean Journal staff New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony plays basketball to a Caribbean rhythm in the latest NBA commercial. The spot, “Carmelo’s Ene-Be-A Rhythym,” is part …

 Above: Restaurant Le Gaiac in St Barth (all photos by CJ) ST BARTH — Here, on a hillside high above the currents of Toiny beach, is a cathedral. And every Sunday, locals and travelers alike make the pilgrimage. Above: Toiny Beach …

 The latest Caribbean Photo of the Week comes from Caribbean Journal reader Steve Wright, who took this photograph of Grand Case Bay in St Martin at the Grand Case Beach Club. Do you have a great photo of the Caribbean? …

 Above: Puerto Rico (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of Puerto Rico has signed a memorandum of understanding with technology giant Hewlett-Packard on technological cooperation, Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla announced. The memorandum establishes the framework for “cooperation …

 Above: the Intercontinental San Juan Resort and Casino By the Caribbean Journal staff The InterContinental San Juan Resort & Casino has completed a $22.25 million renovation project, IHG announced on Thursday. The 398-room hotel, which was originally designed by noted …

 Above: a map of the quake (graphic: United States Geological Survey) By the Caribbean Journal staff A 4.5-magnitude earthquake struck northeast of the coast of Les Cayes, Haiti on Friday evening, according to data from the United States Geological Survey. …

 Above: Puerto Rico native Monica Puig By Alexander Britell KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. — Puerto Rico native Monica Puig lost her second-round match at the Sony Open on Friday against Denmark native Caroline Wozniacki. Puig, a 20-year-old rising star out of San …

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor ANYONE WHO has been reading my articles will be aware that I have always been caught up with the need to transform the public sector into a more efficient and facilitative support for private sector development. …

 Above: “Young Mothers,” Karl Parboosingh, 1965, oil on hardboard. By the Caribbean Journal staff A new exhibition at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands takes a look at the art of Jamaica in the 1960s and 1970s. This period …

 Above: construction work at VC Bird International Airport in Antigua By the Caribbean Journal staff The new airport terminal at Antigua’s VC Bird International Airport more than 70 percent finished, the government announced this week. The project, which covers a …

 Above: Martinique By the Caribbean Journal staff The “Happy” feeling is spreading across the Caribbean, and now Martinique has gotten in on the fun. Locals on the French Caribbean island have put out their own video covering Pharrell Williams’ ultra-popular …