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OECS Endorses Common Tourism Policy

Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The heads of government of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States endorsed a common tourism policy at the recent 54th Meeting of the OECS Authority. The policy will serve as a […]

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Jamaica, The Bahamas Plan Deeper Tourism  Collaboration

A new alliance is being forged between two of the Caribbean’s most popular destinations in a drive to develop a cooperative approach to air travel and grow regional tourism. Jamaica Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett held talks with Bahamas Deputy Prime […]

St Kitts Eyes “Dynamic” Foreign Policy

Above: St Kitts (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of St Kitts and Nevis’ federal Cabinet has approved a revised foreign policy proposed by Foreign Minister Patrice Nisbett, it announced this week. Nisbett’s proposal is for the […]

Tourism and the Caribbean Economy

By Michael W Edghill CJ Contributor A TRENDING topic amongst foreign policy wonks as of late is that of the “resource curse.” The theory, which has it that nations which are “blessed” with an abundance of natural resources (oil is […]

Interview with Jamaican Tourism Minister Dr Wykeham McNeill

By Alexander Britell Dr Wykeham McNeill was part of a sizable victory by the opposition People’s National Party in Jamaica’s national elections Dec. 29, winning his Western Westmoreland constituency and being appointed the country’s new Minister of Tourism and Entertainment […]

Tim Peck: For a Sustainable Tourism Model, Look to Antigua

Above: Carlisle Bay, Antigua By Tim Peck The Caribbean tourism industry waits with bated breath for the announcement of the OECS Common Tourism Policy on October 1. As the first policy of its kind for our region, a tourism blueprint […]

The Return of Caribbean Island Hopping?

Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s a romantic notion of Caribbean travel — arrive in one destination, then travel to another two or three islands by sea or small plane. And the OECS regional subgrouping wants […]

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St Maarten, Airbnb Sign Memorandum of Understanding

By the Caribbean Journal staff St Maarten and home sharing giant Airbnb have signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at promoting tourism to the island, the two sides announced on Monday. The MOU establishes a “framework of mutual collaboration and […]

CHTA Strengthening Global Travel Partnerships

The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association is partnering with travel associations around the world to strengthen the tourism sector in the region. CHTA President Karolin Troubetzkoy announced that the association has joined forces with close to a dozen regional travel […]

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Here’s How U.S. Law Applies To Any Company Doing Business In Cuba

By some estimates, when Cuba transitions to a market-oriented economy and resolves its various disputes with the U.S., the island nation will require more than $50 billion of investment to modernize its economy. Recent improvements in U.S.-Cuba relations have opened […]

Making the Caribbean Blue

By Deodat Maharaj Op-Ed Contributor CARIBBEAN COUNTRIES face a variety of serious economic challenges which act as major impediments to their growth and development. The continued reliance on one major export product with associated vulnerability to economic shocks as well as […]

Op-Ed: Integrating the Caribbean and Central America

By Alberto Duran and Noemi Areli Sanchez Op-Ed Contributors The Central American Integration System (SICA) was formed in 1991 and is a regional organization which includes the States of Belize, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and […]

Op-Ed: Is It Time For Regional Ferry Service in the Caribbean?

By George Nicholson and Nayaatha Taitt Op-Ed Contributors One race (de Caribbean man) From de same place (de Caribbean man) Dat make de same trip (de Caribbean man) On de same ship (de Caribbean man) So we must push one […]

21 Caribbean Storylines to Watch in 2014

Above: wind turbines in Bonaire (CJ Photo) What will be the big stories of 2014? What will be the major issues facing the Caribbean region? And what will be the most interesting ones? CJ has put together a list of […]

Political Independence and Economic Development in the Caribbean

By Paul Hay CJ Contributor In 2003, Alvin G. Wint – former head of the Department of Management Studies at the University of West Indies, Mona Campus – noted in his book, “Competitiveness in Small Developing Economies: Insights from the […]

Paul Hay: CARICOM and Caribbean Economic Development

By Paul Hay CJ Contributor In 1963, the Centre for Developing-Area Studies (CDAS) was established at the McGill University in Canada. William G. Demas – then Head of the Economic Planning Division of the Government of Trinidad and Tobago, served […]

Lamothe: “We Would Change the Approach That People Have to Haiti”

Above: Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe By Alexander Britell Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe recently concluded a weeklong trip to the United States that featured meetings with officials from the World Bank, the IDB, the UN, donor countries (including Canada) […]

Talking Caribbean Travel With Expedia’s Marco Tagliatti

Above: Luperón in the Dominican Republic (Photo: GDR) By Alexander Britell Despite its traditional allure as a vacation destination, the Caribbean is finding itself in an increasingly competitive global travel marketplace. But while the onset of the global financial crisis […]

Op-Ed: Why the Caribbean Needs a Regional Cultural Promotion Plan

By Patricia Bingué Op-Ed Contributor It is quite refreshing to see the various nations of the Caribbean assigning high priority to the tourism industry, such as Haiti’s current branding campaign, Montserrat’s development of a National Cultural Policy and other tourism […]

Op-Ed: Royann Dean on Building a Creative Economy in the Caribbean

Above: the Cayman Enterprise City project By Royann Dean Throughout election season in the region, we will inevitably hear talk about sustainable development. Sustainable is commonly synonymous with ‘environmental’ but also includes economic sustainability. Creativity is not likely to be […]


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