Month: July 2014

New Zealand Developer Investing $30 Million in Grenada Project

 Above: Clarkes Court Bay By the Caribbean Journal staff A New Zealand-based developer is investing $30 million in the expansion of the Clarkes Court Bay Marina in Grenada. Developer Kelly Glass was on hand for the groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, …

How Caribbean Media Content Is Being Disrupted By Digital

 By Marcia Forbes, PhDCJ Contributor What is Content? The much maligned but highly useful Wikipedia defines content creation as: “the contribution of information to any media and most especially to digital media for an end-user/audience….” Today, content comes in many …

The Best Caribbean Stand-Up Paddleboarding Destinations

 Crystal-clear, turquoise, tranquil waters, a soft, sandy beach, a Caribbean sun, all best surveyed from atop a paddleboard. It’s true — you can find great places for the increasingly popular water sport across the Caribbean, but some Caribbean destinations are …

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 Above: a rendering of a room at the Melia Cartagena de Indias By the Caribbean Journal staff Melia is the latest international brand looking toward Cartagena on Colombia’s Caribbean coast. The company announced Wednesday that it would be opening a …

 Above: Robert L Bradshaw International Airport in St Kitts (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Kitts saw an increase in air arrivals last month, according to new data from the St Christopher Air and Sea Ports Authority. Figures …

 Above: a cholera treatment centre in Haiti after the earthquake (UN Photo/Marco Dormino) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti will be launching a major push to vaccinate citizens against cholera. The programme will target 200,000 people in three departments, starting …

 Above: Curacao (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Curacao experienced a 17.1 percent drop in tourist arrivals from the US in the first five months of 2014, according to data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. But that number was …

 Above: talks between St Maarten and CDB officials By the Caribbean Journal staff St Maarten is considering an application to become a member of the Caribbean Development Bank. A delegation led by CDB President Dr Warren Smith arrived in Philipsburg …

 Above: construction at the Baha Mar resort project in the Bahamas (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico lead the Caribbean in the number of hotel rooms under construction, according to a …

 Above: an Air Canada flight By the Caribbean Journal staff Air Canada is launching service to Panama City, Panama, the carrier announced. The new thrice-weekly service will launch Dec. 17, 2014. Air Canada will become the only Canadian carrier operating …

 Above: Gerald Oriol, Jr., Haiti’s Secretary of State for the Integration of Persons with Disabilities (Photo: James English) By James EnglishCJ Contributor LATE LAST month, the Haitian government and USAID inaugurated Ecole Nationale Edèze Gousse and Lycée Célie Lamour, existing …

 Above: the Cayman Islands By the Caribbean Journal staff Belize and the Cayman Islands are seeing significant improvements in tourism from Europe, according to new data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The Cayman Islands received 15,466 European tourists in the …

 Above: Puerto Rico (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Aerospace firm UTC Aerospace Systems has invested more than $15 million and created around 200 new jobs in Puerto Rico in the last year, according to the government. The company, …

 Above: the Sunset Jamaica Grande By the Caribbean Journal staff Palace Resorts has acquired the Sunset Jamaica Grande resort in Ocho Rios Jamaica, with plans to debut the property as a Palace-branded resort in 2015. The Sunset Jamaica Grande will …

 Above: the Zandoli restaurant at La Suite Villa in Martinique By the Caribbean Journal staff Martinique’s La Suite Villa hotel has named Ivan Duchene the new Chef de Cuisine at its flagship restaurant, Zandoli. Duchene comes to the property from …

 Above: a rendering of the proposed project By the Caribbean Journal staff Martinique is planning to develop an ocean thermal energy project. Ocean thermal energy uses the heat energy stored in the ocean to generate electricity, capitalizing on the temperature …

 Above: Antigua Prime Minister Gaston Browne and Sheikh Tariq bin Faisal Al Qassimi By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua Prime Minister Gaston Browne has signed a memorandum of agreement with Sheikh Tariq bin Faisal Al Qassimi on a $120 million …

 By George NicholsonOp-Ed Contributor WE ARE all familiar with the proverb “Give a man a fish, and you will feed him for a day, teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” While the origin of …