Month: September 2014

Norwegian Expands With $3B Acquisition of Oceania, Regent Seven Seas

 Above: Norwegian Breakaway By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the world’s biggest cruise lines is getting a whole lot bigger. Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings announced Tuesday it had entered into an agreement to acquire Prestige Cruises International, the parent …

Work Underway on British Virgin Islands Cruise Pier Expansion

 Above: work on the BVI cruise pier expansion By the Caribbean Journal staff Work is officially underway on the cruise pier expansion at the British Virgin Islands’ port in Tortola, the BVI Ports Authority said. The project, which broke ground …

St Lucia, New Zealand Sign Agreement on Geothermal Energy

 Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia’s geothermal energy push is gaining steam. The government has signed an agreement with the government of New Zealand on a partnership aimed at providing “key technical assistance to support geothermal …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: the HOVENSA refinery in St Croix By the Caribbean Journal staff The owners of the HOVENSA oil facility in St Croix have asked for an extension of the agreement governing the sales process for the property, the US Virgin …

 Above: St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves (UN Photo/Ryan Brown) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves has taken over responsibility for the Ministry of Works, the government …

 Above: Panama Vice President Isabel de Saint Malo de Alvarado By the Caribbean Journal staff United States Secretary of State John Kerry met Tuesday in Washington with Panama’s Vice President, Isabel de Saint Malo de Alvarado. The talks were a …

 Above: Dominican and Haitian officials at the opening event in Santo Domingo (Photo: MT Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff While attracting visitors from the United States and Canada will be crucial for Haiti’s tourism hopes, the country is also …

 Above: Goldeneye By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Jamaica’s Goldeneye resort is most famous as the former home of James Bond creator Ian Fleming, and boasts a loyal following of effortlessly elegant travelers who converge at its oceanfront Bizot Bar to …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor I’ve been lucky enough to stay at some nice hotels in my time, and more often than not there’s welcome token awaiting me in my room. Usually it’s a bottle of sparkling wine, a fruit …

 By Ivan BrowneOp-Ed Contributor In the immortal words of Montserratian singer/songwriter, Arrow, the Caribbean is “…feelin’ hot, hot, hot!” And, that’s a good thing. With a little help from Mother Nature, the islands of the Caribbean are learning to harness the …

 Above: Spider Tree by Courtney Platt By the Caribbean Journal staff A new exhibition at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands is a photographic commemoration of the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Ivan in 2004. The devastating storm caused widespread …

 Above: the trade delegation with Dominican officials (Photo: DICOM) By the Caribbean Journal staff Officials from the United Arab Emirates organization Dubai Trade visited the Dominican Republic this week. The delegation was led by Dubai Trade CEO Mahmood Al Bastaki. …

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff More and more often, Caribbean countries speak of the need for “sustainable tourism.” While that term has come to mean many different things, for Dominica, it’s a bit more specific: tourism …

 Above: the beach at the Harbour Village in Bonaire By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Bonaire’s kadushi cactus thrives in the Dutch-Caribbean territory’s arid climate, growing up to 30 feet tall. And since 2009 the night-blooming succulent has been used to …

 Above: the Turks and Caicos Islands By the Caribbean Journal staff Turks and Caicos authorities intercepted a sloop carrying 82 illegal migrants from Haiti, the government announced Monday. The vessel was captured following a report from the government’s coastal radar …

 Above: Pure Art Gallery and Gifts in Grand Cayman By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor If you’re looking for local art and craft on Grand Cayman, don’t limit yourself to your hotel gift shop or the stores on the main drag …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor If you’re a conch salad craver, you’ll want to add Grand Bahama’s Billy Joe’s to your must-eat list. This rustic, decades-old seaside set-up next to Freeport’s Grand Lucayan serves one of the best conch salads …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Tourist arrivals to the Caribbean rose by 4.3 percent in the first half of 2014, compared to the same period in 2013, according to data released by the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The data was released …