Month: August 2014


Avianca Begins New Cancun Flights

Above: Cancun By the Caribbean Journal staff Avianca is ramping up its service to Cancun, the Colombia-based carrier announced. The company began a new daily nonstop flight from Bogota to Cancun on Aug. 15, meaning it now operates two daily […]


OAS Urges Haiti to Hold Elections

Above: the OAS Permanent Council in session (OAS Photo/Juan Manuel Herrera) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Organization of American States’ Permanent Council has adopted a declaration urging Haiti’s government to hold long-delayed legislative and municipal elections by the end […]


Air Canada Names Benjamin Smith New President, Passenger Airlines

Above: an Air Canada plane By the Caribbean Journal staff Air Canada has named executive vice president and COO Benjamin Smith to the position of president, passenger airlines, the company announced this week. The announcement was made by Air Canada […]


Caribbean Cigar: At Miami's Cuban Crafters, the Spirit of Old Havana

Above: Cuban Crafters in Miami (all photos by CJ) THE CLACK of dominoes. The steam of a just-made colada. The deliberate movements of cigar rollers. Clouds of smoke against the walls. From the outside, it’s a large warehouse-style space at […]

JW Marriott Opens in Santo Domingo

Above: the new JW Marriott in Santo Domingo (Photo: Marriott) By the Caribbean Journal staff The first-ever JW Marriott in the Dominican Republic has opened its doors in Santo Domingo. The 150-room property, which is located in the capital’s Piantini […]

Jamaica Agriculture Minister Dies

Above: (left) Former Agriculture Minister Roger Clarke in 2012 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica Agriculture Minister Roger Clarke passed away on Thursday morning, the government announced in a statement. Clarke died in hospital where he had completed a surgery, […]


Island Shop: Five Perfumes Made in the Caribbean

By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor Rum, coffee and straw baskets are classic Caribbean keepsakes but locally produced scents also make evocative souvenirs. Get a noseful of these five fragrances, guaranteed to bring back memories of your tropical trip. Goombay, […]

Antigua, China Agree on $32.6 Million Assistance Package

Above: Antigua PM Gaston Browne in China (Photo: ABG) By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda and China have agreed on a $32.6 million assistance package, Antigua Prime Minister Gaston Browne announced. According to Browne, who is currently on […]

St Lucia Sustainable Development Minister Heads to Samoa

Above: Samoa By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia Sustainable Development Minister Dr James Fletcher will be visiting Samoa for the upcoming third International UN Small Island Developing States Conference. Fletcher’s visit will be financed by the government of Taiwan. […]


Starwood Names New CFO

Above: the Westin Puntacana Resort and Club By the Caribbean Journal staff Starwood Hotels & Resorts has named Thomas Mangas the company’s new executive vice president and chief financial officer. Mangas’ appointment will take effect Sep. 29; he will be […]

10 Secret Caribbean All-Inclusive Resorts

Above: Round Hill, Jamaica THERE ARE terrific all-inclusive resorts across the Caribbean. But there are also some wonderful EP properties that also offer all-inclusive options, meaning that you can have the best of both worlds. Here are 10 “secret” all-inclusives […]

IMF: Grenada Economic Recovery "Slowly Taking Hold"

Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada has made a strong start in implementing its new IMF programme, the fund said following the completion of its first review of its programme with the country. The programme was […]


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