Month: April 2015

Jamaica Just Planted Its First Legal Marijuana Plant

 Above: the ceremonial planting By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica just planted its first-ever legal marijuana plant. The first legal cannabis plant in the country was planted on the grounds of the University of the West Indies Mona campus on …

Martinique to Host Major Caribbean Climate Conference

 Above: Francois Hollande (left) and Serge Letchimy (middle right) at the Elysee Palace By the Caribbean Journal staff France President Francois Hollande will preside over a major climate conference in Martinique next month. That was among the revelations following a …

Panama’s Copa Airlines Just Paid $6.6 Billion for New Planes

 Above: a Boeing 737 MAX By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the Caribbean Basin’s leading carriers is getting bigger. Panama-based Copa Airlines recently agreed with Boeing on the purchase of 61 new 737 MAX 8 and 9 aircraft. The …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: The Naked Fisherman’s new food truck By the Caribbean Journal staff The always-creative Cap Maison hotel in St Lucia has debuted its newest concept: a food truck. The St Lucia standout’s beach bar, The Naked Fisherman, recently unveiled its …

 Above: Puerto Ordaz By the Caribbean Journal staff Dutch Caribbean carrier InselAir is expanding its service to Venezuela. On Tuesday, the airline launches flights to Puerto Ordaz, its sixth destination in Venezuela. Puerto Ordaz is located at the confluence of …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados is the most tech-savvy country in the Caribbean, according to a new report. The World Economic Forum has released its latest “Network Readiness Index,” which tracks the “factors, policies and institutions that enable a …

 Above: photos of Castro voting at home By the Caribbean Journal staff After more than a year without a public appearance, Cuba’s Fidel Castro is increasing his profile. The former Cuban leader’s latest appearance was in a series of photos showing …

 By Nigel SpenceCJ Contributor There was great excitement in Jamaica last week as President Barack Obama paid a visit to our island paradise. He was the first sitting US President in over 30 years to have made an official visit …

 Above: President of Martinique’s Regional Council, Serge Letchimy By the Caribbean Journal staff Serge Letchimy, president of Martinique’s Regional Council, is set to meet with French President Francois Hollande Monday in Paris. The meeting, which comes at Letchimy’s request, will …

 Above: Garvey’s Sunshine Shack in Anguilla (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell What makes a perfect beach bar? Is it the history? Is it the signature cocktail? The music? The sand? It’s usually a combination of all of these …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Is that a sheep? A goat? A large dog? I can’t be sure from this distance exactly what that guy’s carrying under his arm as he walks across the sand to Davida, the beachfront restaurant …

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Michael Esposito, who sent in this beautiful shot of Pink Sands Beach on Harbour Island in the Bahamas. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The results from the 2015 RumXP awards are in, and one of the world’s leading rum award slates has some new winners. Leading the way were a host of top-level rums, from Peru’s Cartavio, which took …

 It’s the world’s largest rum market: no, not the Caribbean. Actually, it’s India, where more rum is consumed each year than anywhere else in the world. Now, a company called Amrut is bringing the Indian rum sensibility to the Caribbean, …

 Above: the city of Willemstad, Curacao (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Air Canada is expanding its service to the Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao in time for the summer season. The carrier announced that it would be expanding its …

 Above: TRYP By Wyndham By the Caribbean Journal staff The first-ever TRYP By Wyndham hotel has opened in Mexico. The new property, which is located just a few steps from the World Trade Center in Mexico City, is the brand’s …

 Above: Casa Lolou By the Caribbean Journal staff The latest Caribbean Home heads to the beautiful corner of Las Terrenas in the Dominican Republic’s Samana peninsula. The four-bedroom, four-bathroom property is listed with Cesar J. Herrera of Provaltur, the affiliate …

 Above: The Turks and Caicos Islands By the Caribbean Journal staff The Turks and Caicos Islands is creating a new inward investment promotion agency, according to the government. Invest TCI, as the organization will be known, has already appointed its …