Month: July 2014

Light 3.6-Magnitude Earthquake Near Dominican Republic

 Above: a map of the quake (USGS) By the Caribbean Journal staff A light 3.6-magnitude earthquake struck Monday evening southeast of the Dominican Republic, according to the United States Geological Survey. The quake struck at around 9:16 PM local time …

New Hotel Coming to the Virgin Islands

 Above: the US Virgin Islands By the Caribbean Journal staff A new hotel is coming to the United States Virgin Islands. US Virgin Islands Governor John de Jongh announced this week that the Water Island Development Company had been selected …

Caribbean, Japan to Hold First-Ever Joint Summit in Trinidad

 Above: Port of Spain (Caribbean Journal photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Heads of government from CARICOM will meet with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in the first-ever CARICOM-Japan summit in Trinidad next week. The conference, which will be held …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: Punta Cana By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic will play host to the fourth annual Caribbean Hospitality Investment Conference and Operations Summit (CHICOS) in November. The summit will take place from Nov. 13 to Nov. 14 at …

 Above: the meeting in the United States (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda officials recently concluded talks with officials at both American Airlines and Delta Airlines, with several new flights in the pipeline. The talks, which …

 Above: a Norwegian Breakaway Plus class ship By the Caribbean Journal staff Norwegian Cruise Line has reached a deal to order two new Breakaway-Plus class ships, the company announced. The agreement with Germany’s MEYER WERFT provides for two new ships …

 By Nigel SpenceCJ Contributor SUMMER IS officially here folks!  It’s time to clean up that grill and get your barbecue on…

Many of you may think that grilling is a simple matter of lighting some charcoal and searing your choice of …

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Jennifer Ehrman, who sent in this snapshot of the view from her villa rental at Waterside Escapes in Grand Bahama. Do you have a great snapshot of the Caribbean? Send it …

 Above: eco-friendly golf in Nevis (CJ Photo) IT’S THE only time you can play golf and feel great about hitting it in the water. It’s the newest initiative of the Four Seasons Resort in Nevis — a “green” driving range of …

 Above: the former Dreams Cancun By the Caribbean Journal staff Hyatt will be opening its new Ziva Cancun all inclusive in late 2015, the company announced Thursday. Hyatt began a multimillion-dollar renovation of the former Dreams Cancun property in June. …

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor Earlier this week I attended a forum and was asked to answer some questions from the audience. The forum was about entrepreneurship and one person, an entrepreneur himself, addressed the audience and encouraged everyone that they …

 By George Nicholson and Nayaatha TaittOp-Ed Contributors One race (de Caribbean man) From de same place (de Caribbean man) Dat make de same trip (de Caribbean man) On de same ship (de Caribbean man) So we must push one common …

 Above: the Turks and Caicos Islands By the Caribbean Journal staff The Turks and Caicos Islands envisions a “significant boost” for its tourism arrivals, according to Premier and Tourism Minister Dr Rufus Ewing. The Premier, who was addressing the House …

 Above: the talks in Brazil (Photo: ABG) By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne met Thursday with Chile President Michelle Bachelet in Brazil on Thursday morning. Browne was in Brazil following his visit to attend …

 Above: Tobago (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Tobago received a record number of visitors in 2013 — more than 1 million, and a large portion of those visitors came from nearby Trinidad. According to new data from Tobago’s government, …

 By Jaime SuchlickiOp-Ed Contributor THE RECENT visit by Russian President Vladimir Putin to Cuba rekindled memories of the Cold War. In those days, the Soviets used Cuba to challenge and spy on the United States. An electronic eavesdropping facility was …

 Above: Kingston (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Major crimes are down in Jamaica by double figures, according to National Security Minister Peter Bunting. The Minister reported this week that the country is seeing major drops in a number …

 Above: the meeting in Panama City By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama President Juan Carlos Varela met this week with former Mexico President Vicente Fox in the context of the Business Future of the Americas conference. Varela and Fox discussed …