Month: October 2014

Trinidad Prime Minister, Tobago Chief Secretary to Hold Talks

 Above: Port of Spain (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar and Chief Secretary of the Tobago House of Assembly Orville London will hold talks on Monday. The two leaders will be meeting …

Rosewood Names New VP for Americas

 Above: Rosewood Little Dix Bay By the Caribbean Journal staff Rosewood Hotels and Resorts has promoted Graeme Davis to vice president of operations for the Americas, the company announced. In the new role, David will “provide operational support for Rosewood’s …

Dominica to Begin Roseau, Portsmouth Facelifts in Early 2015

 Above: Roseau (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica’s government will begin work on “facelift” projects in the urban areas of Roseau and Portsmouth in early 2015, it said this week. The island’s government signed a memorandum of understanding …

LATEST NEWS

 By Ryan PetersonCJ Contributor The Caribbean, although often depicted as idyllic relaxation under a palm-tree next to the sea, is in fact an emerging region of youth initiatives, events, and young professional organizations that are working towards empowering and inspiring …

 Above: a LIAT plane By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean air carrier LIAT is delaying the launch of its planned new services to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, the company announced. The delay is accompanied by a temporary suspension of flights between Antigua …

 Above: Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne examines the renderings (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua could soon be home to a $2.3 billion port project. The Kylin International Group has presented its proposal to spend more than …

 Above: Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe addresses the group By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti and the Dominican Republic continued their monthly high-level bilateral talks on Thursday at the newly-expanded Kinam Hotel in the Port-au-Prince suburb of Petion-Ville. Haiti Prime …

 Above: an American Airlines plane in Miami (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff American Airlines Group reported a record third quarter net profit, the company said in a release on Thursday. Net profit excluding net special charges was $1.2 …

 Above: Bermuda By the Caribbean Journal staff The Fairmont Hamilton Princess has officially debuted its new Princess Marina. The 59-berth facility’s opening is part of a $90 million redevelopment of the iconic Bermuda property. It will be “the only full …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor We don’t mind admitting that we’re just a little bit obsessed with mangoes: The firm-yet-yielding sunshine yellow flesh; the distinctively sweet aroma; the flavor that says “Caribbean” with every mouthful … Which is why we …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor The Grand Suites at Virgin Gorda’s Biras Creek Resort aren’t short of luxurious details. At 1,100-square-feet they feature spacious bedrooms, a walk-in closet, an ocean-view soaking tub, as well as an outdoor garden shower large …

Best Islands to Retire to

 Sometimes you go to a Caribbean island and wish you didn’t have to leave. (Or perhaps in your case it’s all the time). These are the kind of islands you know you could live on permanently or already do.  More …

 Above: Café Livin in St John (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell CRUZ BAY — For a moment, you’d think you were somewhere in the French Caribbean — or Europe. A quiet side street, a small group of tables, a lone cup …

 Above: the view from a junior suite at Turtle Beach, Barbados (All photos by CJ) SET AT the far corner of the St Lawrence Gap, Barbados’ liveliest thoroughfare, is Turtle Beach. The beach gets its name from the many sea turtles …

 Above: the British Virgin Islands (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff After a sluggish start to the year, the Caribbean hotel sector has rebounded of late, with hotel occupancy rising for the fifth consecutive month in October. The region’s …

 October is Breast Cancer Awareness month — marked in part by the use of the colour pink. And one hotel is using rum to do its part — with a “pink coconut martini.” The Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & …

 Above: a LIAT plane By the Caribbean Journal staff LIAT is expanding its service between Barbados and Guyana’s Ogle International Airport. Beginning Dec. 1, 2014, LIAT will be adding three additional flights per week between Barbados and Ogle, for a …

 Above: Ocean Atlas (All photos by Jason deCaires Taylor) By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s the largest underwater sculpture in the world, and it’s now just below Nassau in the Bahamas. The 18-foot-tall, 60-ton female sculpture is located off Nassau’s …