Month: November 2014

Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas Makes Official Debut

 Above: Quantum of the Seas By Alexander Britell Royal Caribbean’s brand-new Quantum of the Seas is officially open for business. The ship made its maiden voyage from England to the United States last week, followed by an initial sailing out of …

Antigua and Barbuda, Jamaica Plan Collaboration in Shipping Sector

 Above: Jamaican and Antiguan officials in Jamaica (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda and Jamaica are planning to collaborate in the shipping industry, the two sides said this week. The plan is to deepen the Caribbean’s …

At the Bahamas’ Deep Water Cay, the Art of Conch Cracking

 Above: Conch cracking master Shervin Tate (All photos by CJ) By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor DEEP WATER CAY — I’ve eaten a lot of conch in my time. But this is the first time I’ve had to crack one. And it …

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 Above: the lobby at the British Colonial Hilton in Nassau (CJ Photo) By Guy Britton NASSAU — A good hotel lobby should communicate personality, feeling and vibe. First impressions set the stage, create an impression and initiate the experience. A …

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Matěj Vácha, who sent in this snapshot of the frontier roads in Bonaire. Do you have a great photo of the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com with CPOTW in the subject …

 Above: Le Kano in Martinique (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell TROIS ILETS — It’s nearly every meal. No matter where you go in the French Caribbean, you won’t be far from a plate of accras de morue, the deep-fried codfish …

 Above: the signing ceremony in Antigua (Photo: ABG) By Alexander Britell Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne has signed a memorandum of understanding on a new $200 million tourism project the government announced. The project was signed by Browne …

 By Irene AriasOp-Ed Contributor Small and medium sized companies are the backbone of Latin America’s economy. They represent more than 90 percent of all enterprises in the region, generating over half of all jobs and a quarter of the region’s …

 Above: Kingston (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s International Monetary Fund programme is “on track” and policy implementation “remains strong,” according to the IMF, which recently concluded a staff review mission to the country. “Jamaica’s economic transformation programme …

 By Ryan PetersonCJ Contributor WHILE IT is no secret that the Caribbean has struggled with sustainable socio-economic growth for well over half-century, what is less readily known and acknowledged is that more than 50 percent of growth in national productivity …

 Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada has named a new tourism minister as part of a Cabinet reshuffle by Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell. Mitchell announced the move to name Yolande Bain-Horsford the country’s new Tourism …

 Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Germany’s Condor Airlines has officially begun its new weekly service from Frankfurt to the islands of Grenada and Cuba. The Cuba service includes a new weekly flight from Cologne to the …

 WE’RE BIG fans of the venerable House of Angostura here at Rum Journal. While much of the world knows Angostura first for its bitters we know better: their rum is outstanding, led by our typical favourite, the sensational 1919 (although …

 Above: St Kitts (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The governments of St Kitts and Nevis and India have signed a tax information exchange agreement. The agreement was signed by St Kitts and Nevis’ Ambassador to the United Nations, …

 Above: Pasion del Cielo in Miami (All photos by CJ) By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor At this time of year most coffee drinkers are excited about the return of Starbucks’ pumpkin spice latte and their iconic holiday-themed red cups. Not …

 Above: Dub Jam in Covent Garden (All photos by CJ) By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor LONDON — Living in London (or visiting) and jonesing for jerk? Head straight for Covent Garden and check out Dub Jam, the tiny Bedford …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor While the definition of “sexy” is different for everyone, there are some Caribbean resorts whose uniquely captivating combination of style, ambiance and good old-fashioned romance should put them at the top of every list of …

 Above: Stoutt’s Lookout in Tortola (All photos by CJ) WE DROVE right by the bar. “Wait a minute,” the driver told me, backing up the car. Yes, this was a place worth stopping. Above: the famous Stoutt We got out on …