Month: February 2015

Air Transat Commercializes Regular Flights to Haiti

 Above: Haiti By the Caribbean Journal staff Canada’s Air Transat is expanding its service to Haiti. The carrier announced this week that it would be commercializing “regular aviation activities” to the country. That means the flights from Montreal will now be “commercialized” …

A Vegan Chocolate Pudding Recipe, Jamaican Style

 By Nigel SpenceCJ Contributor In the United States and more recently in Canada, February is celebrated as  “Black History” month in remembrance of important people and events in the history of the African Diaspora. Additionally, Presidents’ Day, which is hosted …

Silver Airways Begins Operating Flights From Tampa to Abaco

 Above: the arrival of the first Silver Airways flight in Abaco (Photo: BIS) By the Caribbean Journal staff Silver Airways has officially begun flights between Tampa, Fla. and Marsh Harbour, Abaco in the Bahamas. The flights, which began over the …

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 Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Following moves by several nearby Caribbean islands, Grenada is exploring the potential of geothermal energy on the island. Last year, the government signed a “support partnership framework” with the government of …

 Above: Jamaica Tourism Minister Dr Wykeham McNeill By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica is planning a major revamp to a number of the island’s public beaches. The country’s Tourism Minister, Dr Wykeham McNeill, said this week that 14 beaches in …

 By Michael W EdghillCJ Contributor At the end of 2014, Havana welcomed the regional Heads of State a December when it hosted the 5th Caricom-Cuba Summit. From first appearances, this summit did not disappoint as it offered an opportunity to …

 Above: the swimming pigs of the Exumas By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas has a new title: it’s the “Official Home of the Swimming Pigs,” the country’s tourism board announced Monday. The move is a nod to the famous …

 Above: Aruba By the Caribbean Journal staff Aruba’s economy is “recovering gradually” from a “severe double-dip recession,” according to the International Monetary Fund, which recently concluded its 2015 Article IV Mission to the Dutch Caribbean island. The recession was recovered …

 Above: the Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall in Jamaica By the Caribbean Journal staff Hyatt has officially begun offering free Wi-Fi in all of its hotels and resorts worldwide. The company launched the new initiative on Saturday, one which will apply …

  The Best Caribbean Honeymoon Destinations, from boutiques to large resorts across the islands. By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Seclusion, tranquility, sultry nights tempered by cool ocean breezes … the Caribbean defines romance and honeymoons. The Caribbean and honeymoons amplify …

 By Paul HayCJ Contributor Doing Business 2015: Going Beyond Efficiency is the 12th in the series of long-standing co-publications of the World Bank and International Financial Corporation which ranks the global competitiveness of nations annually. In this publication, 189 economies …

 Above: Guadeloupe (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff A delegation from Guadeloupe recently met with CARICOM Secretary General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque for talks on a potential associate membership. Guadeloupe is one of five Caribbean territories that have applied for …

 Above: St Lucia (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia is continuing to consider the possibility of implementing an economic citizenship programme, an idea broached last year. A task force set up last August recently completed a report on …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Bigger isn’t always better; sometimes all it takes is the smallest strip of sand to put you in a carefree Caribbean state of mind. These are strands for the discerning beach seeker who values serenity …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor I like getting high in the Caribbean. No, not that kind of high. I’m talking about the kind of high you can only get while sailing on Royal Caribbean’s newest vessel, Quantum of the Seas. …

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from a Caribbean Journal reader who took this snapshot at Rockley Beach in Christ Church, Barbados. Do you have a great photo of the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com with CPOTW in the subject line. …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Beyond all those white-sand beaches, rummy cocktails and duty-free shopping is a side of the Caribbean you probably didn’t know exists. Browse these unexpected island activities then tear yourself away from the sand for an …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Miami Rum Renaissance Festival, one of the leading rum conferences in the world, is looking to expand its role in the industry. For the first time, the 2015 edition of the festival will include …