Month: February 2015

The Caribbean’s Energy Potential

 By Jorge FamiliarCJ Contributor ENERGY SECURITY is at the top of the agenda for Caribbean leaders and it has been for some time. With an average cost of electricity four times higher than in rich nations such as the United …

Twilight in Old San Juan

 By Alexander Britell OLD SAN JUAN — “Take me to Fortaleza.” “No, take me to El Convento,” I tell the driver instead. With rum in the future, I figure it’s better to start higher up in the hills of Old San …

Fidel Castro Appears in New Photo

 Above: the photo of Castro and University student Randy Perdomo Garcia By the Caribbean Journal staff Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro has appeared in a new photo released by the country’s government. The photo of Castro is the first of him …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: the new Sandals Barbados By the Caribbean Journal staff Sandals has welcomed its first guests in Barbados following a wide-ranging $65 million renovation project. The project, at the site of the former Couples Barbados, is located in Christ Church …

 Above: the beach at the Moulin sur Mer resort By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s burgeoning tourism sector is getting a major boost, thanks to a partnership between the Ministry of Tourism and vacation resource CheapCaribbean.com. The Ministry said executives …

 By Aaron HutchinsCJ Contributor The Caribbean is vibrant with life and color and diversity. Throughout all of our islands, nature is the common thread that connects our daily lives, our history, our wellbeing, our economies and each other. The nature …

 Above: Fort de France, Martinique (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff In a major move for the region, Martinique will be joining the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States as an associate member. The OECS announced the move this week. …

 Above; Warner Park in St Kitts By the Caribbean Journal staff The popular Caribbean Premier League cricket tournament is expanding. The CPL announced last week that its newest cricket franchise would be a team in St Kitts and Nevis. St …

 Above: CARICOM Headquarters in Guyana By the Caribbean Journal staff New Zealand has named its first-ever Ambassador to the Caribbean Community. Jan Henderson, who is also accredited to a number of CARICOM Member States, presented her letters of credence to …

 Above: Patrick Chung By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica has another Super Bowl championship. Safety Patrick Chung helped the New England Patriots win their fourth Super Bowl championship, defeating the Seattle Seahawks, 28-24. Chung, the son of noted reggae artist Sophia …

 Above: Carnival’s “Come Back to the Sea” ad By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Corporation looked to an unlikely spokesman for its Super Bowl ad on Sunday: former United States President John F Kennedy. The global cruise company’s Super Bowl …

 Above: the JW Marriott in Cancun By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the Caribbean region’s largest tourist destinations has a new time zone. Following two years of lobbying efforts, the Mexican state of Quintana Roo launched officially joined Eastern …