Month: April 2015

Trinidad and Tobago Assumes Chair of OAS Permanent Council

 Above: Neil Persan (centre) is the new OAS Permanent Council Chair (OAS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago has assumed the rotating chairmanship of the Organization of American States Permament Council. Trinidad’s permanent representative to the OAS, …

St Maarten’s Classic Gelato Shop

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor I’ve never met a Caribbean ice cream shop I didn’t like: Devon House I Scream in Kingston, Jamaica; Ziouka Glaces in Martinique; Fresh Scoops in St. Thomas …I’ve loved them all, and even been known …

Turks and Caicos Signs Deal for $224 Million Ritz-Carlton Hotel Project

 Above: Grace Bay Beach By Alexander Britell The Turks and Caicos Islands government has signed a development agreement with Desarrollos Hotel Group to build a $224 million hotel, resort, casino and spa project in the British Overseas Territory, Caribbean Journal has …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: Cuba By the Caribbean Journal staff The governments of Cuba and Trinidad and Tobago have signed a bilateral cooperation agreement in the tourism sector. The agreement, which was announced by Cuba’s government this week, aims to “promote and increase …

 Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff JetBlue officials visited Grenada this week to finalize plans for the carrier’s inaugural flight from New York to Grenada in June. The JetBlue delegation included Elizabeth Ninomiya, the company’s manager of …

 By George Nicholson and Rachael RobinsonOp-Ed Contributors Climate change currently affects the entire globe. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, this global phenomenon “refers to any change in climate over time, whether due to natural variability or as …

 Above: the Reef Resort By the Caribbean Journal staff The Reef Resort in Grand Cayman has joined the Wyndham brand. The property has been rebranded as the Wyndham Reef Resort Grand Cayman. It had previously been a Wyndham Affiliate. “Becoming …

 Above: Cuba By the Caribbean Journal staff Hospitality firm Airbnb is coming to Cuba. The short-term hospitality company announced the move on Thursday, making it one of the first US companies to offer accommodations for licensed US travelers since the …

 There are all-inclusives and then there are awe-inclusives – those resorts that go beyond the usual inclusions to provide services and amenities we never knew we needed but swiftly realize we can’t do without. Here are our favorite “all-you-can-everything” hotels …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Getting away from it all shouldn’t have to mean spending it all. Here are a dozen cozy Caribbean roosts – all featuring rooms under $200 a night – where you can get your daily dose …

 Above: the view from a hillside room at Le Bois Joli (All photos by CJ) It’s one of the jewels of the whole Caribbean: the tiny island of Terre de Haut in the Guadeloupe archipelago. Often described as a mini-St …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean governments must devote at least 1 percent of their Gross Domestic Product to science and technology, according to Dr Cardinal Warde of the CARICOM Science Foundation. Warde said that proportion was necessary for the …

 Above: St Lucia (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia’s newest project aims to give the country a “modern” road network. According to Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Philip Pierre, the new Choc Bay-Gros Islet and Secondary Roads …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua is getting ready for one of the Caribbean’s leading sailing celebrations: Antigua Sailing Week. This year’s Sailing Week will be the 48th edition of the annual event, which includes everything from parties and contests …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Grand Cayman-based airline startup BlueSky has pushed back its launch date due to the recent demise of European plane lessor Eurolot, it said this week. The company said Eurolot had been contracted to supply the …

 Above: the Rendezvous By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia’s Rendezvous resort has announced a $12.5 million renovation. The changes will mean “significant interior design updates” to the resort’s Seaside Suites and Verandah Suites including new bathrooms, room layouts and furniture …