Month: November 2014

Sailing Journal: St Kitts and Nevis Launches National Yachting Policy

 Above: sailing in St Kitts and Nevis (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Kitts and Nevis has officially launched its first-ever National Yachting Policy. The new policy, which was unveiled this week, aims to develop a “sustainable yachting …

Is It Time for a Regional Caribbean Dialogue on Energy?

 Above: Dr Devon Gardner By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s time for a regional dialogue on energy, according to Dr Devon Gardner, programme manager in energy at the CARICOM Secretariat. Gardner, who was speaking at the recent CARICOM Energy Week …

InterContinental Hotels Group Expanding Presence in Colombia

 Above: Medellin By the Caribbean Journal staff InterContinental Hotels Group is expanding its presence in Colombia. IHG announced the signing of a new-build Crowne Plaza project in the Colombian city of Medellin. The 199-room project will be located in the …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: Robert De Niro signs the agreement By Alexander Britell Film star Robert De Niro has signed a memorandum of understanding to develop a hotel project on the island of Barbuda. De Niro signed a memorandum of understanding with Prime …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor “Have you ever tried drinking a cactus?” the tour guide asks, knowing full well what my answer will be. But I’m here at Cadushy of Bonaire, where they make a liqueur of the same name …

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Tony Marcelli, who sent in this beautiful shot of the Rivière Petite Bourg which flows into the Atlantic Ocean at the town of Le Borgne on Haiti’s north coast. Did you …

 If you travel anywhere in the Dutch Caribbean, you’re likely to find terrific french fries, something these islands have in common with their mainland countrymen in the Netherlands. And that’s nowhere more true than in Willemstad, Curacao, which happens to …

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor ONE of the things I pointed out early in my second book is that before we can solve a problem we need to understand what the fundamental issues are. I say that because over the years …

 Above: the audience at the Western Jamaica Economic Forum By the Caribbean Journal staff Could Montego Bay become Jamaica’s first “Smart City?” That’s the possibility under the Inter-American Development Bank’s Emerging and Sustainable Cities Initiative, which will be launched next …

 Above: downtown Nassau, Bahamas (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Paying business taxes takes a long time, no matter where you are in the world. In the United Arab Emirates, it takes about 12 hours every year — that’s the …

 Above: Grand Anse Beach in Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The island of Grenada will soon be home to what the government is calling two “major” new hotel projects, Grenada Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell announced in the …

 Above: a map of the quake (graphic: USGS) By the Caribbean Journal staff An earthquake caused shaking in the border region between Panama and Colombia late Thursday evening, according to data from the United States Geological Survey. The 5.1-magnitude quake …

 Above: Cyrpus By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda and Cyprus are deepening their cooperation. Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades has pledged his country’s intentions to “forge closer ties” with the twin-island state, with plans to appoint an Ambassador to …

 Above: an Insel Air plane By the Caribbean Journal staff Dutch Caribbean carrier Insel Air is on an expansion push. Beginning Dec. 15, the Curacao-based carrier will be returning Trinidad to its network, with new service between Curacao and Port …

 Above: Oliver Stone and Dominican President Danilo Medina By the Caribbean Journal staff American filmmaker Oliver Stone visited with Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina on Thursday morning in Santo Domingo. The multiple-Academy Award-winning filmmaker discussed potential film projects in the …

 Above: St Lucia (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff A delegation from Argentina’s Ministry of Tourism is visiting St Lucia this week. The delegation, which is visiting for the second straight year, is offering training and coursework for individuals …

 Above: Tilapia By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad’s Ministry of Food Production has launched a new tilapia project. The Tilapia Floating Raft Cage Culture Project in Ste Madeline, South Trinidad at a cost of around $34,910 USD. According to Minister …

 Above: St Croix (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The long-awaited reconstruction of the Paul Joseph Stadium in St Croix is moving forward. US Virgin Islands Governor John de Jongh has signed a contract with General Engineering Corporation for …