Month: November 2014

US Virgin Islands Elects New Governor

 Above: Governor-Elect Ken Mapp By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean has its newest leader. The US Virgin Islands elected a new Governor this week, choosing Kenneth Mapp in a run-off election on Tuesday night. Mapp’s election concluded a three-month …

The Best Seat on Peter Island

 Above: the Sunset Loop at Peter Island (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell PETER ISLAND — Straight ahead, it’s St John. A bit to the right, Tortola. And you can just imagine where St Thomas is toward the far …

South American Hotel Firm Scouts Haiti

 Above: Decameron executives with Haiti Tourism Minister Stephanie Villedrouin Haiti (Photo: MT Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Increasingly, it looks as though Haiti could find a partner to build an all-inclusive resort in the country. The latest hotel company …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: Lithuania By the Caribbean Journal staff Th ebaltic state of Lithuania has named its first-ever Ambassador to CARICOM. Ambassador Raimonda Murmokaite was accredited to CARICOM on Monday. She is a former president of the United Nations Security Council and has …

 Above: Anegada (all photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell ANEGADA — The sand is white. Not off-white, not golden. There are vibrant beach restaurants, welcoming watering holes and empty roads. Not to mention that this place has a lobster surplus …

 Above: TCI By the Caribbean Journal staff Turks and Caicos Governor Peter Beckingham led a delegation to Haiti last week at the invitation of the Haitian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The purpose of the visit to Port-au-Prince was to finalize …

 Above: an Airbus plane By the Caribbean Journal staff Latin America and the Caribbean will need 2,294 new passenger and freighter aircraft by the year 2033, according to Airbus’ latest global market forecast. That number would include 1,784 single-aisle, 481 …

 Above: a portion of the project By the Caribbean Journal staff Grand Cayman will soon be home to a major new road project. Financing is now in place for a public-private partnership with the Cayman Islands government for a $60 …

 Above: Martinique (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago is looking to the French Caribbean as a potential market for its exports. The country’s exporTT agency is leading a trade mission to the French Caribbean this week, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of FedEx’s newest ads has a Caribbean star. The company’s United Kingdom division has produced a new advertising film highlighting its “show the world” campaign, featuring Nevisian pepper sauce maker Llewellyn Clark. “Mine’s a …

 Above: Nassau, Bahamas (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff There are three countries in the Caribbean with more than 500 rooms in construction, according to the latest According to the latest pipeline report from STR, the Bahamas leads the …

 Above: a rendering of the Guyana Marriott By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyana’s first-ever Marriott hotel is delayed. The hotel, which had been planning a December 2014 opening, has pushed back its opening date to February 2015, according to the …

 Above: combating cholera in Haiti by providing clean water (UN Photo/Logan Abassi) By the Caribbean Journal staff Support for initiatives to combat cholera in Haiti have been “disappointing,” according to Pedro Medrano Rojas, the senior United Nations Coordinator for the …

 Above: a rendering of the project By the Caribbean Journal staff St Kitts’ development boom continued this weekend with the groundbreaking of the new Prime Hotel and Condominiums project. The estimated $70 million project is approved under the twin-island federation’s …

 Above: Eric Holder By the Caribbean Journal staff Outgoing United States Attorney General Eric Holder will be visiting Barbados this week, the country’s government announced. Holder is a son of Barbados; his father was born on the island and his …

 Above: IDB headquarters in Washington By the Caribbean Journal staff The Presidents of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras assembled in Washington last week to outline a plan to promote “economic, social and institutional development in their countries.” Presidents Salvador Sanchez …

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff As more and more Caribbean countries look to the Far East for potential investment and political cooperation, Dominica is looking to get into the game. The Eastern Caribbean country recently sent …

 Above: the new Secrets Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Resort By the Caribbean Journal staff Mexico’s Caribbean coast has a new resort. The Secrets Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Resort officially opened its doors in Playa Mujeres, Mexico, on Saturday. …