Month: September 2014

Antigua and Barbuda to Receive $2.1 Million Grant From Turkey

 Above: Antigua Prime Minister Gaston Browne and Turkey President Tayyip Erdogan (Photo: ABG) By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda will soon be receiving a $2 million grant from the government of Turkey, Antigua’s government announced this week. The …

Eastern Caribbean Ministers Talk Environmental Sustainability in Tortola

 Above: Tortola (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Environment Ministers from across the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States are meeting this week in Tortola to discuss environmental sustainability. The summit is the first-ever meeting of its kind since the …

Rum Journal: Recipe for a Jamaican Watermelon Cooler

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor While we’ll never say no to a cramping-cold island brew, sometimes we’re in the mood for something more fruity, less filling. Enter Rockhouse’s rummy watermelon cocktail, the perfect accompaniment to afternoons spent swimming leisurely laps …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: Sandals LaSource Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the Caribbean’s leading hotel companies will soon be offering free, universal Wi-Fi. Sandals Resorts International announced that it would be introduce Wi-Fi in all Sandals and Beaches …

 Above: Scrub Island By the Caribbean Journal staff Scrub Island Resort has named Chef Juan Morrison as the property’s new executive chef, it announced Tuesday. The property has also appointed Maheesha “M” Ratnayake as its new director of food and …

 Above: Anthony Duclair By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s just been a few weeks of preseason, but the New York Rangers may have a future star on their hands: Anthony Duclair. The 5’11” Canadian winger has the speed, skill and …

 By Alexander Britell ST EUSTATIUS — The town of Oranjestad is a winding, cobblestone-covered collection of mostly 18th century Dutch colonial buildings and scattered small homes. On a sunny Saturday, its stony streets have a certain opaque gleam. They are …

 Above: Portland By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s no secret that Jamaica has long been dealing with a crime problem. And the numbers are beginning to improve, particularly the murder rate, which has hovered near the top of the Caribbean …

 Above: Monaco By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands is looking to promote its “Category One” ship registry status abroad. The British Overseas Territory recently sent a team to the Monaco Yacht Show to promote its status, which …

 Above: Nassau (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Delta Air Lines will be starting weekly seasonal service from Minneapolis to both Montego Bay, Jamaica and Nassau in the Bahamas starting in January, the carrier announced. The flights will be …

 Above: the ar Hotel Salitre in Bogota By the Caribbean Journal staff The Radisson brand is expanding in Colombia. Parent company Carlton Rezidor Hotel Group announced that the brand would be opening its newest South American property in Bogota next …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor In Anguilla, the colors of Cap Juluca resort’s frozen cooler are inspired by those of the island itself: Yellow and orange for the sun; turquoise for the crystalline waters that surround it; and green for …

 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 …

 By Ryan PetersonCJ 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 simply …

 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 …

 Above: Terre-de-Haut (All photos by CJ) By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ 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 a …

 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 …

 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 …