Month: March 2014

Jamaica to Spend $22 Million on Aviation Safety and Security

 Above: Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of Jamaica is planning to spend $22 million USD over the next two years on aviation safety and security, according to Leroy Lindsay, director general of …

6 Caribbean-Born Players in the NCAA Basketball Tournament

 Above: rising star Buddy Hield The Caribbean may love cricket and football, but the region is increasingly producing top basketball players, from the Dominican Republic’s Al Horford to NBA legend and St Croix native Tim Duncan. And you don’t have …

Puerto Rico Readies For Saborea 2014

 Above: San Juan (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico is readying for the return of its annual culinary extravaganza, Saborea Puerto Rico, next month. The event will be bringing together 50 local restaurants, wineries and beer and …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: the College of the Bahamas By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of the Bahamas will be receiving a $16.18 million loan from the Caribbean Development Bank, the CDB announced this week. The funding will help with an “institutional …

 Above: a rendering of Norwegian Escape By the Caribbean Journal staff The first piece of steel has been cut on the planned Norwegian Escape cruise ship, Norwegian Cruise Line announced Thursday. The ship, which will be the first of two …

 Above: Victoria Duval By Alexander Britell KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. — Haitian-American tennis star Victoria Duval lost her first-round match at the Sony Open on Wednesday in straight sets. Duval fell 7-6, 6-1 to 22-year-old Netherlands native Kiki Bertens, who is …

 Above: the groundbreaking ceremony this week By the Caribbean Journal staff The Sailrock project on South Caicos in the Turks and Caicos Islands has broken ground on the next phase of its development, the Great House at Sailrock. Turks and …

 Above: MINUSTAH Chief Sandra Honore and OAS Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza (OAS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Sandra Honore, the head of the UN’s MINUSTAH peacekeeping force in Haiti, held talks this week with Organization of American States …

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of Dominica has signed a $9.5 million financing agreement with the European Commission. The agreement falls under the Natural Disasters Remedial and Mitigation Measures Infrastructure, according to the government. …

 Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of St Lucia has signed an agreement with the government of Taiwan in the area of information and communication technology. The agreement, which was officially signed by Taiwan and St …

 Above: Chef Marcus Samuelsson (photo: Staffan Johansson) By the Caribbean Journal staff Noted Chef Marcus Samuelsson will be opening a pop-up restaurant at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess hotel in Bermuda. Samuelsson will be opening the eatery for a two-month period …

 Above: Kingston (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The International Monetary Fund’s Executive Board has completed its third review of Jamaica’s performance under its Extended Fund Facility-supported programme. The completion of the review enables the disbursement of around $71.4 …

 Above: Parliament in the United Kingdom By the Caribbean Journal staff The United Kingdom has announced that it will be reforming its controversial Air Passenger Duty on flights originating in the country, Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne announced in …

 What makes a good airport? These days, air travel is rarely easy, so when we get to the airport there are few factors that really determine the quality of the experience. Most importantly, it needs to be clean, it needs …

 Above: a graphic of the quake (USGS) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Cayman Islands was shaken by a rare earthquake on Wednesday morning, according to data from the United States Geological Survey. The 4.2-magnitude quake was the latest in …

 Above: the Gitam BBDO Ad By the Caribbean Journal staff A recently-released print advertisement for Mini Cooper imagined a “mini” Usain Bolt. The advertisement, meant to imply the pocked-sized speed of the Mini Cooper S automobile, was produced by advertising …

 Above: Cayman Premier Alden McLaughlin By the Caribbean Journal staff Cayman Islands Premier Alden McLaughlin has been given responsibility for a number of external affairs matters by Governor Helen Kilpatrick, according to a government release. The delegation of foreign affairs …

 Above: the Villa Bel Esprit in St Barth By the Caribbean Journal staff The Villa Bel Esprit in St Barth has been listed for sale for $24.5 million, according to St Barth Properties Sotheby’s International Realty, which has the listing …