Month: February 2015

Caribbean Photo of the Week: On Eagle Beach in Aruba

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Glen Stewart, who took this snapshot on Eagle Beach in Aruba. Do you have a great photo of the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com with CPOTW in the subject line. It …

Johnny Depp’s Bahamian Wedding

 Above: Johnny Depp By the Caribbean Journal staff Hollywood stars Johnny Depp and Amber Heard chose a Bahamian island for their wedding earlier this month. Guests from Steven Tyler to Helena Bonham Carter joined together on Depp’s private island in the …

Turks and Caicos Premier Urges Tourism Sector on Local Employment

 Above: TCI By the Caribbean Journal staff Turks and Caicos Premier Dr Rufus Ewing is calling on the territory’s tourism sector to give locals more opportunities for “meaningful gainful employment.” He also said he was urging the Immigration and Labour …

LATEST NEWS

 By the Caribbean Journal staff There are now 28,698 rooms in the Caribbean-Mexico hotel construction pipeline, according to new data from STR. The end of January data represented a 6.8 percent increase in rooms under contract, compared with January 2014, …

 Above: Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade in Haiti (Photo: Instagram) By the Caribbean Journal staff Like many NBA players, Miami Heat superstar Dwyane Wade used the recent All-Star break for a much-needed rest. But unlike many NBA players, he spent …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Go big or go home? Not at these Caribbean resorts – all well under 100 rooms – where all-inclusive convenience is delivered in an intimate island setting. Calabash Cove, St Lucia This 26-suite beachfront hotel …

 Above: Kingston (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica has officially launched a new “cybersecurity strategy” for the island. The strategy was launched at a ceremony at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston earlier this week. The strategy …

 Above: Barbados (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of Cyprus is keen on sharing its “best practices” with Barbados in the area of tourism. Cyprus’ High Commissioner to the country, Georgios Chacalli, recently paid a visit on …

 Above: St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris is sworn in By the Caribbean Journal staff St Kitts and Nevis has officially sworn in Dr Timothy Harris as the twin-island federation’s new Prime Minister. Harris and Team Unity, …

 Above: Anguilla (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Seaborne Airlines is set to launch new nonstop service between San Juan’s Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport and Anguilla’s Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport. The new service, which will launch April …

 By Alberto Duran and Noemi Areli SanchezOp-Ed Contributors As part of the regulatory function, the State, through its economic policy, directly influences the economic growth of a country. The discussion on the effects of that policy focuses generally on questions …

 Above: US Senator Claire McCaskill By the Caribbean Journal staff A group of United States Senators visited Havana this week. The lawmakers included Virginia’s Mark Warner, Missouri’s Claire McCaskill and Minnesota’s Amy Klobuchar. The group aimed to support a bill …

 Above: Jamaica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff A new project in Jamaica aims to plant 1 million new trees in the country in the next four years. The project by SCJ Holdings Limited, is being undertaken in partnership …

 Above: Belize By the Caribbean Journal staff Belize received 321,217 stopover tourist arrivals in 2014, according to year-end data released by the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The Central American country on the coast of the Caribbean Sea saw a strong 9.2 …

 Above: Casa de Campo By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic’s Casa de Campo resort has hired a new vice president of sales. Leandro Cruz has been appointed to oversee local and international sales at the 7,000-acre luxury resort …

 Above: work at the terminal By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda’s brand-new airport terminal is getting closer to completion. The new terminal at VC Bird International Airport is slated to open in the next three months, according to …

 Above: incoming Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris By the Caribbean Journal staff In a major electoral shift, St Kitts and Nevis’ opposition parties banded together to win the country’s general elections this week.   The win ends two decades of …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Trying to earn your Caribbean beach bum credentials? You can’t consider yourself a coastal connoisseur until you’ve planted your posterior on (at least) one of these marquee strands. Seven Mile Beach, Negril, Jamaica So what …