Month: July 2014

CARICOM Heads of Government Begin Summit in Antigua

 Above: Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne By the Caribbean Journal staff Leaders from across the Caribbean region assembled in Antigua and Barbuda this week for the 35th regular meeting of the CARICOM Conference of Heads of Government. The …

Nassau’s Atlantis Resort to Join Marriott’s Autograph Collection

 Above: the Atlantis resort in the Bahamas (Caribbean Journal photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The 3,400-room Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas will soon join Marriott’s Autograph Collection, Marriott International announced Wednesday. The property will join a …

New CHTA President Begins Term

 Above: Emil Lee (centre) with CHTA CEO Jeff Vasser and outgoing President Richard Doumeng By Alexander Britell MIAMI — The Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association has a new president. Emil Lee, general manager of the Princess Heights Hotel in St …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: a Southwest Airlines plane By the Caribbean Journal staff Southwest Airlines officially launched its first-ever international service on Tuesday with flights to three Caribbean destinations out of Baltimore. The company began service from Baltimore/Washington to Aruba, Montego Bay, Jamaica …

 Above: a Caribbean Airlines plane By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad-based Caribbean Airlines grounded all of its international and domestic flights on Tuesday after a number of its pilots called in sick in what appears to be an industrial action. …

 Above: New Panama President Juan Carlos Varela By the Caribbean Journal staff Juan Carlos Varela was officially sworn in as Panama’s new President on Tuesday. Varela succeeds outgoing President Ricardo Martinelli, who had served in the post since 2009. Varela …

 Above: the Comfort Suites in Paradise Island (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Choice Hotels has named Dennis Wynn to oversee the company’s franchise sales efforts in the Caribbean, the company announced. Wynn, who was appointed Director of Membership …

 Above: the Roosevelt Roads site in Puerto Rico By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico’s government has issued a Request for Qualifications to master developers for a nearly 3,000-acre site on the island. The land is the former “Roosevelt Roads” …

 Above: St Lucia’s Permanent Ambassador Sonia Merlyn Johnny takes over the chair from St Kitts and Nevis’ Jacinth Lorna Henry-Martin (OAS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia has officially assumed the chair of the Organization of American States’ …

 Above: the Turks and Caicos Islands By the Caribbean Journal staff The Turks and Caicos Islands has received its first-ever sovereign credit rating from Standard & Poor’s. The British Overseas Territory received a rating of “BBB+/A-2” from the New York-based …

 Above: Caribbean Development Bank President Dr Warren Smith (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean region needs some $30 billion USD to modernize its infrastructure over the next decade, according to Caribbean Development Bank President Dr Warren Smith. …

 Above: St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas in Cuba (Photo: OPM SKN) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Kitts and Nevis has officially opened an embassy in Havana, Cuba. St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr Denzil …

 Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia is planning to establish a network of “Business Ambassadors” to promote investment in the country, the government said. The plan, revealed by Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony, would “help the …