Month: June 2014

A New Haiti-Jamaica Flight?

 Above: a Sunrise Airways plane By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has formally designated Sunrise Airways to operate new flights between Port-au-Prince and Kingston, Jamaica. The Haiti-based Sunrise Airways has been on a rapid expansion push …

Grenada, United States Come to Agreement on FATCA Law

 Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada and the United States have reached an inter-governmental agreement under the latter’s Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, the Grenadian government announced Monday. Grenada’s government said it completed the negotiation of …

A New Place to Stay in Aruba

 Above: a studio deluxe at the Bubali Bliss Studios in Aruba By the Caribbean Journal staff Aruba has a new boutique accommodation: the Bubali Bliss Studios. The 10-unit property consists of 10 apartments and studios in what it calls a …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: a Delta plane By the Caribbean Journal staff Following the lead of JetBlue, Delta is ramping up a Caribbean expansion of its own. The Atlanta-based carrier will be adding three new routes to the Caribbean, including a pair to …

 Above: the solar plant at the Petite Martinique reverse osmosis facility By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada has completed construction on a solar energy plant that will power a new reverse osmosis facility on the island of Petite Martinique. The …

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica and Chile have signed a new visa exemption agreement, the two sides announced. The agreement covers holders of diplomatic and official passports; it was first submitted as a draft agreement …

 Above: Tamana InTech Park in Trinidad By the Caribbean Journal staff A new technology park has opened its doors in Trinidad. The Tamana InTech Park Facility, located in Wallerfield, officially opened on Tuesday, with Trinidad Trade Minister Vasant Bharath on …

 Above: Trinidad and Tobago (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Which Caribbean countries collect the most in tax revenue? To find out, we looked at recently-released 2012 World Bank data on tax revenue collected by central governments around the …

 WE ALL have our favourite rums in the Caribbean. But however we feel about rums from this island or that island, we cannot ignore the impact of Bacardi on the world of rum. And that makes the company’s Puerto Rico …

 THE LATEST Caribbean Photo of the Week comes from Caribbean Journal reader Evelyn Paiewonsky, who sent in this photo of Cayo Arena (also called Cayo Paraiso) in the Dominican Republic. Do you have a great photo of the Caribbean? Send …

 Above: Tessanne Chin at the St Kitts Music Festival (photos by CJ) By Alexander Brtiell BASSETERRE – It was a year ago that Tessanne Chin was slated to perform here at what was the 17th annual St Kitts Music Festival. …

 YOU GET picked up in a Mercedes-Benz right on the tarmac, and that’s just the beginning. This is the Caribbean’s newest airport lounge, YU Lounge, at the Robert L Bradshaw International Airport in St Kitts, and it’s immediately one of …

 Above: IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde By the Caribbean Journal staff The economic outlook for Jamaica “is improving,” International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde said following her official visit to the country. Lagarde, who made her first official visit …

 Above: Haiti (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti is mourning the death of former President Leslie Manigat. Manigat, who died this week at the age of 83, was a teacher by trade who served as President of the …

 Above: Tarrus Riley at the St Kitts Music Festival (all photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell BASSETERRE — For one night, this was the Caribbean’s capital of reggae. After an evening of all kinds of music on Thursday night, St …

 Above: OAS Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza and Haiti President Michel Martelly (OAS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Ministers of Culture from across Latin America and the Caribbean will be coming to Haiti in August for the VI Inter-American …

 Above: new US Ambassador Carlos Moreno arrives in Belize By the Caribbean Journal staff New United States Ambassador to Belize Carlos Moreno presented his credentials to Governor General Sir Colville Young on Tuesday. Moreno expressed his desire to work with …

 Above: the meeting in Moscow By the Caribbean Journal staff Officials from Trinidad and Tobago and India held talks this week on the sidelines of the 21st World Petroleum Congress in Moscow. Trinidad and Tobago Energy Minister Kevin Ramnarine met …