Month: February 2015

Turkey President Visits Cuba, Expanding Country’s Caribbean Presence

 Above: Turkey President Tayyip Erdogan By the Caribbean Journal staff Step by step, Turkey is showing its strong interest in the Caribbean region. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Havana Tuesday for the beginning of an official visit to Cuba. …

Belmond Names New Executive for Global Development

 Above: La Samanna in St Martin By the Caribbean Journal staff Belmond has named a new executive for global development, the company announced. Belmond has appointed James Simmonds as senior vice president for global development. He comes to the company …

Haiti Continues Strong Tourism Growth

 Above: Haiti By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s strong tourism growth continued in 2014, according to new data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The country, which has been developing a long-dormant sector in recent years, received a total of 465,174 …

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 Above: The Horned Dorset Primavera By Alexander Britell RINCON — It’s a long road, even longer once you get to Rincon. Before the sun set, my car passed through the large, red-yellow-technicolor Rincon welcome arch, and soon the only color …

 Above: an American Airlines plane By the Caribbean Journal staff American Airlines Group has been steadily losing traffic in the Latin America and Caribbean region in recent months, a trend that continued to start the new year. The carrier reported …

 Above: the Cuban team following its victory By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean has a new baseball champion: Cuba. The island’s Pinar del Rio club won the Caribbean Series this week, 55 years after their previous victory. Cuba had …

 Above: the Club Med Buccaneer’s Creek in Martinique By the Caribbean Journal staff Global all-inclusive brand Club Med has hired Camille Olivere as its new senior vice president of sales for the United States “as part of a continued growth …

 Above: Kevin Spacey in “House of Cards” By the Caribbean Journal staff Internet film and TV giant Netflix has expanded to Cuba. Following the recent rapprochement between Cuba and the United States, the entertainment firm announced that, beginning Monday, Cubans …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff At the end of 2014, Caribbean Journal and Papa’s Pilar Rum collaborated on a contest, aiming to find the best reader caption for a series of Ernest Hemingway photos.  The catch? Readers had to write the …

 Above: reggae star Ziggy Marley By the Caribbean Journal staff Another year, another Grammy win for Ziggy Marley. Just two days after his father would have turned 70, Jamaica’s Marley did his family proud with his second straight Grammy Award …

 Above: Montserrat By the Caribbean Journal staff Montserrat is receiving just under $4.84 million in funding from the European Union. The funding is coming as part of the 10th European Development Fund General Budget Support Programme. It’s the third tranche …

 Above: Artisan in Anguilla By the Caribbean Journal staff This is the Caribbean’s newest pizzeria. One of the Caribbean’s culinary capitals (one that has more than 100 restaurants to its credit) has a new addition to its portfolio: an authentic …

 Above: Tobago (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has announced the establishment of a joint team to examine the issue of internal self-government for Tobago. The move comes at the request of …

 Above: Finance and Planning Minister, Dr Peter Phillips (left), and Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Country Representative for Jamaica, Therese Turner-Jones By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica is getting a boost to its efforts to improve its resilience to climate change. …

 Above: the historic property in downtown Roseau It’s the first thing you do. Or should do, anyway. You open the door to your hotel room in the Caribbean and walk to the window or balcony. It’s that moment, when you …

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Nicole LaValette, who sent in this snapshot of the island of Nevis, viewed from a Cape Air flight. Do you have a great photo of the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com with …

 3By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Valentines Day is just around the corner and savvy gift-givers know that a Whitman’s Sampler and some street-vendor roses just aren’t going to cut it. Instead, why not spirit your sweetie away on an amorous …

 Above: the signing ceremony in Washington (OAS Photo/Juan Manuel Herrera) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Organization of American States will be observing the general elections in St Kitts and Nevis later this month. OAS Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza …