Month: March 2015

American Airlines, Seaborne Airlines Expand Codeshare Partnership

 Above: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Seaborne Airlines has expanded its codeshare partnership with American Airlines, the regional carrier announced. The move means the expansion of Seaborne’s codeshare partnership on flights to both …

Caribbean Photo of the Day: A Different Kind of Blue in Antigua

 Above: the view from the Cocos Hotel (Caribbean Journal Photo) Our latest Caribbean Photo heads to Valley Church in Antigua and the Cocos Hotel. The property is home to some seriously stunning views of the water, which turns a shade …

A New Judge at the Caribbean Court of Justice

 Above: new Justice Maureen Rajnauth-Lee (left) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Port-of-Spain-based Caribbean Court of Justice has its newest member. Trinidad President Anthony Carmona officially swore in Justice Maureen Rajnauth-Lee last week. Rajnauth-Lee is a native of Trinidad and …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: coral in Bonaire By the Caribbean Journal staff When it comes to the protection of the environment, the Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire is at the forefront of the region. And that’s exemplified in the work of the Bonaire Coral …

 Above: Cuba By the Caribbean Journal staff Delegations of the United States and Cuba met Tuesday at the State Department ahead of a future dialogue on human rights, according to a statement. The purpose of the talks was to “discuss …

 Above: Fort de France (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The French Caribbean island of Martinique is looking to continue its strong cruise tourism growth in recent years. Martinique will receive a record 22 ships making their first-ever calls …

 Above: San Juan (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell The Caribbean’s newest travel idea isn’t new. But the thinking behind it is a kind of revolution for the region’s travel industry. Pow Wow. Florida Huddle. FITUR. There are major international shows …

 Above: the casino at El San Juan By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico’s El San Juan Resort and Casino has debuted its newly-rebranded casino. The property underwent an “extensive renovation” that included new systems, products, player experience enhancements and …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor With this winter’s tundra-like temperatures (hopefully!) behind us, its time to celebrate spring. Puerto Rico’s El Conquistador Resort offers a novel way to toast to the season’s arrival with a refreshing coconut sangria, made, of …

 When US Vice President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping visited the Caribbean, they both went to Trinidad. That’s because over the years the country has become the de facto business capital of the region, led by its booming …

 Above: tourism officials at the flight launch By the Caribbean Journal staff For the first time, there is now a direct flight connection between the Eastern Caribbean and the Turks and Caicos Islands. British Airways has officially launched service between …

 Above: St Lucia (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Brazil has a new ambassador to the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States. Ambassador Sergio Couri presented his credentials to OECS Director General Didacus Jules on Sunday. Couri said his country …

 Above: the Lighthouse Bay resort By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the Caribbean’s iconic hotels is hitting the auction block. Barbuda’s landmark Lighthouse Bay boutique property and its adjacent acreage will be set up in three bidding sections: the nine-room …

 Above: a cacao plantation (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The University of the West Indies’ Cocoa Research Centre has embarked on a major new project: to transform the region’s cocoa sector. The new project, dubbed the International Fine …

 Above: Port-au-Prince (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Two top United States officials are visiting Haiti and the Dominican Republic this week. Counselor Thomas A Shannon and Special Coordinator for Haiti Thomas C Adams are traveling to the two …

 By Paul HayCJ Contributor “With the widening of the Panama Canal and construction of a second canal in Nicaragua, a significant increase in trade and investment can be expected in the Caribbean Basin. So, improving competitiveness of local firms is …

 Above: San Juan (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico’s tourism sector is showing strong growth in 2015, according to new data from the Puerto Rico Tourism Company. In February, hotel occupancy grew by 4.8 percent compared to …

 By Ryan PetersonCJ Contributor Every generation somehow feels that it is at the center of the universe of progress and morals, no matter the size of the universe, especially in ‘smaller universes’ across the Caribbean. One of the unequivocal universalities …