Month: August 2015

Eastern Caribbean Mobilizes to Support Dominica

 Region comes together to help Dominica By the Caribbean Journal staff The Organization of Eastern Caribbean States is mobilizing regional and international support to find ways to help Dominica, which was devastated by Tropical Storm Erika last week. The OECS …

The Most Social Media-Savvy Caribbean Destinations

 Which Caribbean tourism destinations are best at social media? By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor Social media is a big part of our jobs here at Caribbean Journal. As an exclusively digital travel brand, and the largest digital travel publication …

A Look at CARIFESTA in Haiti, in Photos

 A cultural celebration in Haiti By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s just the 12th time the regional CARIFESTA festival has been held, but this year’s edition is finally in one of the region’s cultural capitals: Haiti. The festival, which officially …

LATEST NEWS

 Hearing (and tasting) Curaçao By the Caribbean Journal staff They gather here every Sunday. Here at Jaanchie’s, perhaps the most famous restaurant in Curaçao, a place that has been here for almost eight decades. Set in a ranch-style building in …

 IMF says GDP growth quickening By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada’s economy is on the rise. The country’s GDP growth forecast has been revised upward significantly by the IMF, following the organization’s latest visit to the country. While Grenada had …

  To the Motherland By Ilio DurandisCJ Contributor I am not sure where to begin, but I have this impulse inside of me that will not go away. My thoughts have been holding me hostage every time I think about …

 IT’S ONE OF the world’s most famous rum bottles: J Bally’s “pyramide,” the pyramid-shaped bottle containing the dark amber-coloured rhum agricole from Martinique. Of course, it’s also one of Martinique’s best rums, whether in the seven year or the twelve year …

 Another private island on the block By the Caribbean Journal staff Our journey through the region’s private island listings now takes us to Gumelemi Cay, a private island in Abaco now on the market for $17.9 million. The 8-acre island …

 Rediscovering cool at the Dominican Republic’s Casa Colonial By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon, CJ Travel Editor It’s the last place you’d expect to find a posh boutique hotel. Hidden in plain sight in the Playa Dorada compound, where big-box all-inclusive resorts view …

 Erika devastates the island By the Caribbean Journal staff While much of the region escaped Tropical Storm Erika, the storm simply devastated the island of Dominica. The country is reporting 20 deaths from the storm, with more missing, according to …

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Kris Liburd, who sent in this lovely shot of Charlestown Harbour in Nevis. Did you take a great shot of the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com with CPOTW in the subject …

 At Finca Cialitos, authentic coffee in Old San Juan By Alexander Britell OLD SAN JUAN — Joaquin Pastor Gonzalez is a cafe owner. But he is also not a cafe owner. Yes, Finca Cialitos is his cafe on Calle San …

 UWI, China Harbour sign memorandum By Dana Niland CJ Contributor The University of the West Indies and China Harbour Engineering Company have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a $511 million USD development project. The project will include the expansion …

 Hyatt check-in goes digital By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Hyatt Regency Trinidad is adding a little extra tech to its check-in process. It’s part of what the downtown Port of Spain hotel says are several new technological developments that will provide guests …

 Guyana looking to develop tourism sector By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean Tourism Organization Secretary General Hugh Riley is in Guyana this week, looking to assist with some of the country’s aims of developing into a “must-see tourist destination.” Riley …

 Climbing the Netherlands’ tallest mountain By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor SABA — Is that a rooster? I’m hiking Mount Scenery – at 2,855 feet tall the highest point on Saba (and the entire Kingdom of the Netherlands) – when I …

 A listing on Little Cayman By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s one of the under-the-radar jewels of the Cayman Islands: Little Cayman. And due to its relative remoteness, that means there are still some stretches of Caribbean sand to build …

 A unique tournament By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s the latest innovation from British Virgin Islands resident Sir Richard Branson: a new kind of Caribbean golf tournament. It’s called the Necker Open, and it won’t be quite like any other golf …