Month: July 2014

American Airlines to Launch Daily Service From Miami to Cap-Haitien, Haiti

 Above: an American Airlines plane in Miami (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff American Airlines is launching its first-ever flights to Cap-Haitien, Haiti, the carrier announced Monday. The service will begin Oct. 2, 2014, pending government approval. “We have …

This Caribbean City Is Booming

 Above: Cartagena’s historic centre (Caribbean Journal photo: KU) By Alexander Britell Santo Domingo. Havana. Kingston. Port-au-Prince. San Juan. These are the cities that are typically mentioned in conversations about the largest Caribbean cities. But there’s another city on the Caribbean …

Haiti Hosts Bahamian Delegation For Talks on Agriculture

 Above: the Bahamas (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff A delegation of nine Bahamian officials recently visited Haiti for high-level talks on agriculture. The delegation, led by Bahamas Agriculture Minister Alfred Gray, spent three days on an official visit …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: Aruba By the Caribbean Journal staff Fitch Ratings has downgraded Aruba’s long-term foreign and local currency issuer ratings to BBB- from BBB, the New York-based ratings firm announced. The firm said the island’s sovereign creditworthiness had “deteriorated” since 2009 …

 Above: the Carnaval des Fleurs (Photos: OP Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haitians gathered this weekend for the third annual Carnaval des Fleurs summer carnival in Port-au-Prince. The festival seeks to highlight Haiti’s flora; it is being held through …

 Above: a graphic of the quake (United States Geological Survey) By the Caribbean Journal staff Aruba was shaken by a light earthquake on Sunday afternoon, according to the United States Geological Survey. The quake occurred at around 3:34 PM local …

 By Alexander Britell YOU THINK you know a place. You’ve been there time and again. And still, even on a relatively small island, there’s something new around the corner. I came to Love Beach during a search for as-yet-undiscovered beaches …

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Adam Shively, who sent in this snapshot of sunset at Beaches Turks and Caicos. Do you have a great photo of the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com with CPOTW in the …

 Above: Suriname By the Caribbean Journal staff The United Nations High Commissioner For Refugees is hailing a decision by Suriname’s National Assembly to enable mothers to pass on nationality to their children. The law, an amendment to the country’s 1975 …

 Above: the Bella Beach Villa at Oil Nut Bay in the British Virgin Islands By the Caribbean Journal staff The Oil Nut Bay luxury villa development on Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands is planning to open. The helipad, …

 Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia Prime Minister is “optimistic” on the outlook for the country’s economy. “Investment is slowly returning to [St Lucia],” Anthony said this week. The Prime Minister was speaking at the opening …

 Above: Tobago (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Tobago House of Assembly says it wants a “separate airline” to service the Trinidad-Tobago airbridge. THA Chief Secretary Orville London raised the issue during a 2015 budget consultation last week. …

 FAR SOUTH of the Caribbean, past Martinique, past Barbados, miles away from the cane fields of the West Indies, there is another kind of cane spirit. It’s called cachaca, a sugar cane distillate that, like the French Caribbean’s rhum agricole, …

 Above: Bahamas Foreign Minister Frederick Mitchell and and Dominican Republic Deputy Foreign Minister Cesar Dargam Espaillat, respectively (BIS Photo/Eric Rose) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas and the Dominican Republic have signed a technical cooperation agreement, the two sides …

 Above: construction at the Park Hyatt St Kitts By the Caribbean Journal staff Construction at the new Park Hyatt hotel project is now underway. The project’s designs received final approval at the end of 2013. It will be the first …

 Above: Brazilian military officials in Antigua (Photo: ABG) By the Caribbean Journal staff A delegation of military officials from Brazil visited Antigua and Barbuda this week. The seven-member delegation came after a series of pledges by Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff …

 Above: Apple Leisure Group CEO Alex Zozaya on Fox Business By the Caribbean Journal staff Could Haiti be the next Bali? Speaking on Fox Business Network last week, Apple Leisure Group CEO Alex Zozaya said Haiti could be a new …

 Above: Cuba’s Raul Castro and China’s Xi Jinping in Cuba By the Caribbean Journal staff China President Xi Jinping made an official visit to Cuba this week. The visit came a week after Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin made another …