Month: May 2014

Puerto Rico-Filmed “Crossbones” Makes Debut on NBC

 Above: John Malkovich in “Crossbones” (Photo: NBC) By the Caribbean Journal staff New television drama “Crossbones,” which is filmed in Puerto Rico, made its debut on the US’ NBC channel on Friday night. The show, which stars John Malkovich as …

Puerto Rico Breaks Ground on “Sciences Boulevard” Project

 Above: a graphic of the planned Sciences Boulevard and City of Sciences project (Photo: OG Puerto Rico) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Sciences Boulevard project began construction on Saturday in Puerto Rico. The project, which includes $16 million in …

At Haiti’s National Museum, Finding a Bond With Louisiana

 Above: United States Ambassador to Haiti Pamela White at the new exhibit By the Caribbean Journal staff A new exhibition at Haiti’s Musée du Panthéon National Haïtien (MUPANAH) explores the relationship between the US state of Louisiana and Haiti. The …

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 Above: the lobby of the new Monte Cristo Hotel and Suites (photos: MT Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff A new boutique hotel has opened its doors in Haiti. The Monte Cristo Hotel and Suites, which is located on the …

 Above: Belize Prime Minister Dean Barrow By the Caribbean Journal staff Belize Prime Minister Dean Barrow visited Washington this week and met with officials at the Inter-American Development Bank. Barrow held talks with IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno to discuss …

 Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff Spain has appointed Jose Maria Fernandez Lopex de Turiso as its new Ambassador to St Lucia. The Ambassador, who presented his letters of credence at Government House on Thursday, said he would …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff How much does regional integration mean to the Caribbean? It might be time to explore the opportunity costs of not having the Caribbean Community in place, according to Ewout Sandker, head of cooperation at the …

 Above: Bahamas Prime Minister Perry Christie By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas is planning to introduce a new 7.5 percent value added tax, the government announced this week. The tax will be a single VAT rate across the board, …

 Above: the Nevis “Happy” video By the Caribbean Journal staff The island of Nevis has gotten in on the continued momentum of Pharrell Williams’ famous “Happy” video. Regional telecom giant Digicel’s local office in St Kitts and Nevis has released …

 Above: Bimini (Caribbean Journal photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Bimini saw a substantial increase in tourism in 2013, according to Prime Minister Perry Christie. The island located about 50 miles off the coast of Florida received 104,347 tourists in …

 Some all-inclusive resorts are true destinations for food. And it’s now quite easy to find high-level gourmet food at an increasing number of Caribbean all-inclusives. But some are true standouts — with fine dining, famous chefs, a blend of cuisines …

 Above: Jamaica Finance Minister Peter Phillips (left) and Bank of Jamaica Governor Brian Wynter (right) will both be on the trip By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips will be heading to Europe and the United …

 Above: Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernandez By the Caribbean Journal staff Honduras and the United States held the fourth round of their bilateral human rights workshop in Tegucigalpa on Thursday, according to the US Department of State. The meeting covered …

 Above: Panama President Ricardo Martinelli with Israeli President Shimon Peres By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama President Ricardo Martinelli continued his tour abroad on Thursday with a visit to Israel. Martinelli, who will leave office in July, held a bilateral …

 Above: geothermal work in Dominica (Caribbean Journal photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s time for a frontal “attack” on high energy costs in the Caribbean region, according to Dr Warren Smith, president of the Caribbean Development Bank. Smith, who …

 Above: Trelawny (Caribbean Journal photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica received 12,000 tourists from Russia last year, according to data from the country’s Ambassador to Jamaica. That represented a 600 percent increase over 2012, according to Russian envoy Vladimir …

 Above: Actavis’ operations in Puerto Rico By the Caribbean Journal staff Pharmaceutical firm Actavis will be expanding its operations in Puerto Rico, Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla announced. Under a programme promoted by Puerto Rico’s Industrial Development Company, Actavis will resume …

 Above: the new international terminal at Marsh Harbour Airport (BIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas has officially opened the new 46,000-square-foot international terminal at Marsh Harbour in Abaco. Bahamas Prime Minister Perry Christie was on hand Wednesday …