Month: December 2014


The Caribbean’s Best Beach Bar - 2014

It’s one of the great pleasures of the Caribbean: a rum cocktail under the sun, toes in the sand, fresh-caught seafood on your plate. The Caribbean didn’t invent the beach bar, but it perfected it. And it’s the essence of […]


Barbados Central Bank Challenges Standard and Poor’s Downgrade

Above: Barbados (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Central Bank of Barbados is challenging Standard and Poor’s recent downgrade of the island’s sovereign credit rating. In a statement released this week, the bank said the downgrade was “without […]


New Life For Eastern Airlines

Above: an Eastern Airlines plane By the Caribbean Journal staff A legendary aviation brand is back. Eastern Airlines, once a global brand and the pride of Miami’s airport, has returned with a new look and new management after more than […]


Three New Reasons to Visit Grand Cayman This Season

By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor Grand Cayman has long been one of the most popular Caribbean destinations but this season there are several new reasons – beyond Stingray City and those famous Seven Mile sands – to visit the […]

St Lucia’s Anse Chastanet Debuts New “Casuarina” Suite

Above: the new Casuarina suite By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia’s Anse Chastanet resort has unveiled a newly-rebranded “Casuarina” suite at the property. The suite includes a new 160-square-foot pool surrounded by a 135-square-foot deck. “The entire unit was […]

Puma Names Rihanna Creative Director

Above: Rihanna By the Caribbean Journal staff Puma has named Barbadian music superstar Rihanna its new “global ambassador” for women’s training and the brand’s new women’s creative director. Rihanna has signed a multi-year partnership with the brand, which is no […]


Dominica’s Big Health Plans

Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica has big plans in the country’s health sector, according to Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit. Five years after the country made health care free for those under 18 and over 60 […]

USVI Lawmakers Reject HOVENSA Deal

Above: the HOVENSA refinery By the Caribbean Journal staff In what could be a crushing blow to the US Virgin Islands’ economy, the territory’s Senate has voted against the approval of a deal to purchase the shuttered HOVENSA refinery on […]

Copa Expands Service to Brazil

Above: a Copa plane By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama’s Copa Airlines is expanding service to Brazil. The carrier announced that it would be offering a daily nonstop flight between Panama City and the Brazilian city of Campinas. The new […]


IHG Pays $430 Million to Acquire Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants

Above: Kimpton’s EPIC hotel property Miami By the Caribbean Journal staff The biggest hotel company in Latin America and the Caribbean just got bigger. InterContinental Hotels Group has paid $430 million in cash to acquire boutique hotel operator Kimpton, the […]

Condado Vanderbilt Opens in Puerto Rico

Above: the Condado Vanderbilt By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the Caribbean’s historic hotel properties has been reborn. The Condado Vanderbilt, a classic hotel property on Ashford Avenue in the Condado neighbourhood of San Juan, Puerto Rico, officially opened […]

Haiti Names Interim Prime Minister

Above: Haiti’s new Interim Prime Minister, Florence Guillaume By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti President Michel Martelly has named Florence Duperval Guillaume the country’s new Prime Minister. Guillaume has been appointed on an interim basis to replace former Prime Minister […]


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