Month: November 2014

Puerto Rico Building New $3.5 Million Malecon in Salinas

 Above: Salinas By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico will be investing $3.5 million in the construction of a new malecon, or seafront boulevard, in the area of Salinas. The Malecon, which will be located in the La Playa community, …

Doubletree By Hilton San Juan Names New Executive Chef

 Above: the Doubletree by Hilton San Juan By the Caribbean Journal staff The Doubletree by Hilton Sasn Juan hotel has named Patrick Dawson the property’s new executive chef. Dawson comes to the Doubletree from the Mahogany Run Golf Course in …

Bahamas Breaks Ground on National Baseball Stadium

 Above: the groundbreaking last week (BIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas has officially broken ground on a national baseball stadium. The Andre Rodgers National Baseball stadium, named for the first Bahamian to make the Major Leagues, will …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: Kingston (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Continuing our look at the 2015 Doing Business Report, we looked this week at how long it takes to start a business in the Caribbean. The report’s “starting a business” rankings …

 Above: St Kitts viewed from St Eustatius (Caribbean Journal Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The islands of St Kitts and St Eustatius have reached an agreement on their maritime boundary, according to a statement from the government of St …

 Above: a rendering of the project By the Caribbean Journal staff Palace Resorts has launched its multimillion-dollar enhancement project on the Moon Palace Jamaica Grande in Ocho Rios. The project will be the company’s first resort outside of Mexico. The …

 Above: Morritt’s Resort in Grand Cayman By the Caribbean Journal staff The 206-suite Morritt’s Resort in Grand Cayman has named industry veteran Willy Giger its new resort general manager. He had previously served as senior vice president and general manager …

 THE NAME was immediately intriguing. “Old Gold.” How can you turn down a taste of that? Old Gold Special Reserve Rum comes from Cockspur, which calls the venerable Barbados’ West Indies Rum Distillery home. Cockspur is one of the most …

 Above: an American Airlines flight in Miami (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff American Airlines Group is seeing a continued slump in the Latin America and Caribbean region. Revenue passenger miles to the region fell by 5.2 percent in …

 Above: Kenneth Cole and his team wore these shirts to debut the new boutique By the Caribbean Journal staff Designer Kenneth Cole has opened his first-ever boutique in Haiti. The store, located in the recently-expanded Kinam Hotel, is located in …

 Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly with Ecuador President Rafael Correa in Quito (Photo: OP Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti President Michel Martelly and Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe met Monday with Ecuador President Rafael Correa in Quito. The meeting …

 Above: The Bay of San Juan (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico is “ready” to receive the new wave of “mega” cruise ships, according to Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla. Old San Juan’s port recently completed a project …

 Above: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla (Photo: OG Puerto Rico) By the Caribbean Journal staff New York’s political leadership seems to be increasingly interested in the Caribbean. A few weeks after …

 Above: Belmond La Samanna in St Martin By the Caribbean Journal staff The Belmond La Samanna resort in St Martin has named Michael SChoonewagen as its new general manager. Schoonewagen comes to the property after nearly five years at the …

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell Global hotel firm Kempinski is planning its first Caribbean hotel. The company signed an agreement last week with Dubai-based Range to manage a soon-to-be-built hotel in the Cabrits area of Dominica. The two sides …

 Above: St Lucia (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of Taiwan will be providing island-wide Wi-Fi hotspots around the island of St Lucia, the government said this week. The project has already been approved, and will be …

 Above: El San Juan Resort and Casino, a Hilton Hotel By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a new restaurant-within-a-restaurant at Puerto Rico’s El San Juan Resort and Casino, a Hilton Hotel. The property has announced the debut of the “Chef’s …

 Above: Bequia (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The St Vincent and the Grenadines Hotel and Tourism Association has named a new board of directors. The board includes a new president, Kim Halbich, along with Vice President Fitzroy Glasgow. …