Month: September 2014


Interview With Jamaica Tourist Board Director Paul Pennicook

Above: Paul Pennicook (CJ Photo) By Guy Britton MONTEGO BAY — Paul Pennicook returned to the Jamaica Tourism Board in July as the country’s Director of Tourism for the second time — this time with more experience and a new […]

Why Caribbean Sustainability is Smart

By Ryan Peterson CJ Contributor When 80 percent of your Caribbean tourism product is nature-based, and 80 percent of your market increasingly demands eco-based services and experiences, it doesn’t take science to figure out that sustaining a high-quality ecology is […]


Divi Resorts Names New "Regional" Executive Chef

Above: one of Divi’s Pure Ocean restaurants in Aruba By the Caribbean Journal staff Divi Resorts has created a new position to enhance the hospitality brand’s culinary offerings: a regional executive chef. The company has named Aruban Chef Matt Boland […]


In Search of the Perfect Hat on a Small Island in Guadeloupe

Above: Terre-de-Haut (All photos by CJ) By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor TERRE-DE-HAUT — If I see another madras plaid scrunchie, I might scream! It’s my first visit to the French-Caribbean nation of Guadeloupe and I’m on a mission to find […]

Caribbean Photo of the Week: On the Beach in Barbados

The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Alexandra Burggraf, who took this beautiful snapshot from the beach in Barbados. Do you have a great photo of the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com with CPOTW in the subject line. It […]

Rum Journal: Tasting Guadeloupe's Montebello Vieux Rhum

IT’S NO SECRET that here at Rum Journal we’re big fans of the rhum of the Guadeloupe Islands, which remains largely undiscovered in much of the English-speaking world. While their neighbours in Martinique receive much acclaim (and deservedly), these similarly […]


Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe on the New Haiti

Above: Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe (Photo: OPM Haiti) By Alexander Britell It’s been a period of change for Haiti in the nearly five years since the devastating earthquake in 2010. A country prone to often significant change has continued […]

Caribbean Room With A View: Norwegian Getaway’s Deluxe Owners Suite

Above: the Deluxe Owners Suite on Norwegian Getaway  By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor Suppose your shower had a floor-to-ceiling glass wall that exposed your ablutions to the entire world? Imagine that every time you looked up from shaving you […]

First Ladies of Haiti, Dominican Republic Meet in New York

Above: the First Ladies’ meeting in New York (Photo: DICOM) By the Caribbean Journal staff The First Ladies of both Haiti and the Dominican Republic held a meeting this week in New York in the context of the United Nations […]


The Most Serene Spot in Statia

Above: Mazinga on the Bay (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell ST EUSTATIUS — It was toward the end of a long afternoon, that hour in the Caribbean when the sun hasn’t yet made up its mind on when […]

Trinidad and Tobago Pitches Tourism in Bid to Diversify Economy

Above: the investment conference in New York (CJ Photo: Joshua Martinez) By Joshua Martinez CJ Contributor NEW YORK — “We need to get away from a boom and bust economy.” These were the words of Trinidad and Tobago Trade, Industry […]

A New Kind of Caribbean Tourism?

Above: Statia (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell STATIA — Could this be the next big form of sustainable tourism in the Caribbean? Eco-tourism pioneer Jem Winston thinks so. Winston is a proponent of “homestay” tourism, which sees tourists and travelers […]


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