Month: July 2015


Building a Caribbean Fashion Brand

From Tortola to the world By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Kristin Frazer is the founder and lead designer of Trèfle Inc., located in the British Virgin Islands. She launched the company, which specializes in swimwear and resort wear for women […]


Trinidad Hosts Sustainable Tourism Meeting

Sustainable tourism on the agenda By Dana Niland CJ Contributor The Directorate of Sustainable Tourism of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) this week for the 26th Meeting of the Special Committee on Sustainable Tourism. In his inaugural address, Secretary […]

Jamaica’s Surplus Question

What’s the right target? By Dennis Chung CJ Contributor THE primary surplus on the fiscal accounts can be defined as what is left to service debt after the government considers its revenues and expenditure on running the country. So wages, […]


VIDEO: The Soggy Dollar Bar’s Painkiller

It’s one of those legendary Caribbean cocktails: the Painkiller. What makes it different is that, unlike some of the region’s other cocktail exports, to experience the Painkiller you really have to go to the source: the British Virgin Islands. And while […]

Cozumel to Host 2015 Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association Conference

Second time for the Mexican Caribbean destination By Dana Niland CJ Contributor The Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association Conference and Trade Show will take place this year in Cozumel for the second time, bringing with it the potential for a significant economic […]

Expedia Reports Big Jump in Demand for Saint Lucia Travel

A big increase in traffic By Dana Niland CJ Contributor The Expedia Group has reported a 20 percent increase in travel demand to Saint Lucia in the first quarter of 2015, with a 25 percent increase for four- and five […]


Undersea Caribbean Volcano Raised to Second-Highest Alert Level

Seismic activity leads to second-highest alert level By the Caribbean Journal staff A Caribbean volcano alert has come to the coast of Grenada. The alert level has been raised to “orange” on the “Kick ‘em Jenny” submarine volcano in Grenada, […]

St Vincent and the Grenadines Exploring Geothermal Energy

Another Caribbean country enters the geothermal fray By the Caribbean Journal staff St Vincent and the Grenadines is moving forward with a planned geothermal energy project. The plan is for the country’s National Geothermal Project to start up in 2018, […]

Royal Caribbean Names New Chief Marketing Officer

New top marketer By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Royal Caribbean International has appointed Jim Berra as its new Chief Marketing Officer. Berra will take on responsibilities of the cruise line’s marketing program, brand strategy, consumer and trade advertising, research and […]


Barbados, Georgia Eye Formal Diplomatic Relations

A new partner? By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Georgian Ambassador Otar Berdzenishvili recently paid a visit to Barbados, where he met with Barbados Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Senator Maxine McClean to discuss the formal establishment of diplomatic […]

The Best Caribbean Hotels for Millennials

In June, the US Census Bureau announced that for the first time, Millennials, or people born between 1982 and 2000, now outnumber baby boomers, numbering 83.1 million in the US. That means a huge and booming travel population that will […]

How Tourism Saves Jamaica

By David P Rowe Op-Ed Contributor During the recent Greek debt crisis, commentators have been referring to Jamaica as an example of another country with a huge debt burden. This is true — Jamaica’s gross public debt hovers higher than […]


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