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US Virgin Islands Tourism “Continues to Elevate”

Tourism in the US Virgin Islands “continues to elevate,” with sizzling arrival numbers, strategic marketing programs and a continued buzz across the US territory. That was certainly the takeaway as the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism delegation, led by […]

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What’s Next for Marriott Hotels in the Caribbean?

By Alexander Britell The world’s biggest hotel company has a massive footprint in the Caribbean, and it’s only getting bigger. But with such a large network of properties around the region, Marriott was also impacted by Hurricanes Maria and Irma. […]

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St. Maarten to Host Major Tech Conference

The Latin American and Caribbean Internet Addresses Registry (LACNIC) and the Internet Society (ISOC) will host an international tech conference called St Maarten On The Move in Philipsburg, from Oct. 27 to 28. “St Maarten on the Move is a unique opportunity for open dialogue about the […]

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How to Dine Around the US Virgin Islands

The U.S. Virgin Islands will hold its second annual Restaurant Week this fall, featuring a selection of culinary experiences on St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas. The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism announced that the event, known as […]

How Many People Came to This Year’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace

This year’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace was a big draw for the region, according to the latest numbers from the Bahamas. The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s signature event, which was held at Atlantis Paradise Island, drew more than 1,100 people, […]

In Jamaica, a Look at Modern Media

Exploring the media landscape Dr. Marcia Forbes CJ Contributor National Journalism Week The Press Association of Jamaica recently hosted a week of activities in celebration of Journalism Week. They invited me to make a presentation on ‘Modern Media: Competition and […]

Falling in Love With a Villa in Jamaica

A perfect villa in Jamaica By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor “I think I’m in love with my masseuse.” It’s a bold declaration indeed, one rarely heard beyond the hushed, lemongrass-scented treatment rooms of a spa. And it’s a statement […]

The Wider Context to Jamaica’s Big Media Merger

Local and Global Trends By Marcia Forbes, PhD CJ Contributor As promised, here is another look at the proposed RJR/Gleaner merger. This announcement comes against the backdrop of a media landscape that is constantly evolving globally, regionally and locally. Media […]

Barbados to Assume CARICOM Chairmanship

Above: Barbados (CJ Photo) By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart will assume chairmanship of the 15-member Caribbean Community (CARIOM) on July 1, replacing Prime Minister Perry Christie of the Bahamas. Stuart will first address CARICOM in […]

The Caribbean’s New Piracy Problem

By Marcia Forbes, PhD CJ Contributor BCJ’s Partial Lock-Down Directive About 98 channels are currently being pirated by Jamaican cable TV operators. This is what Chairman of the Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica (BCJ) shared in the April 24th Press Conference […]

What a Major Telecom Merger Means for the Caribbean

By Marcia Forbes, PhD CJ Contributor Mergers the new Mantra Implications of the merger between Cable & Wireless and Columbus Communications are fraught with many nuances that only the most astute and those with a keen understanding of where the […]

The Business of Caribbean Blogging

By Marcia Forbes, PhD CJ Contributor Blog Promo by Journo FOR SEVERAL reasons the newspaper ad surprised me. Firstly, it was placed by a journalist, a journo as they are also called, advertising himself and his skills, in particular his blog. […]

Forbes: Media Everywhere … So What?

By Marcia Forbes, PhD CJ Contributor Media Everywhere – So What? I recently presented at a leadership conference which sought to get a glimpse of the future by examining today’s trends. The following are excerpts from that presentation which looked […]

St Maarten PM: Caribbean Should Look at Tourism as “Tool of Development”

Above: St Maarten Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell NEW YORK — Caribbean is the major economic driver in the Caribbean. So it would be natural that it should be viewed as the major mechanism for dealing with […]

Haiti Ministry of Tourism, Sunrise Airways Sign Memorandum of Understanding

Above: a Sunrise Airways plane By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s Ministry of Tourism and Haiti-based Sunrise Airways have signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at working together to boost tourism arrivals to the country, the two sides announced Wednesday. […]

Building Caribbean Data Journalism

By Gerard Best Op-Ed Contributor INTERNET USERS are bombarded daily with a vast world of digital content via news feeds, blogs, webcasts, live streams, image galleries, videoclips and sound bites. Access to huge information repositories is no longer restricted by […]

Op-Ed: Dileep Rao on Developing Caribbean Entrepreneurs

By Dileep Rao Op-Ed Contributor ACROSS THE world, many believe that it is a shortage of venture capital (VC) that is holding back new business development. Accordingly, governments, often with expert advice, create VC pools with the hope that this […]

Discover Puerto Plata Set to Launch

Above: the Be Live Grand Marien By the Caribbean Journal staff The Discover Puerto Plata conference in the Dominican Republic will be hosting travel agents and journalists from more than 17 countries, organizers announced at an official launch this week. […]

Social Media and Caribbean Politics

By Marcia Forbes, PhD CJ Contributor Counting Facebook “Likes” & Twitter Followers I’m preparing to participate in a workshop hosted by a commercial broadcaster in Jamaica. The focus is on social media and their roles in today’s broadcast media organizations. […]

Michel Forst, UN Human Rights Expert in Haiti, Tenders Resignation

Above: Michel Forst (UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferre) By Alexander Britell Michel Forst, the United Nations’ Independent Expert on the Situation of Human Rights in Haiti, has resigned from his position. A spokesperson for the MINUSTAH peacekeeping mission in Haiti confirmed the […]

Op-Ed: When Will the United Nations Pay for Its Actions in Haiti?

By Jake Johnston Op-Ed Contributor Less than a week after cholera began its violent spread throughout Haiti, a UN military base in the central plateau became the prime suspect for having introduced the bacteria. The UN was quick to shoot […]

Jean-Claude Duvalier Appears at Court Hearing in Haiti for Questioning

Above: Port-au-Prince (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier finally appeared before a Judge Thursday to answer questions over human rights violations during his time in power in the country. Duvalier’s appearance before […]

Jamaica Tops Western Hemisphere for Press Freedom: Report

Above: Kingston (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica has the highest ranking for press freedom in the Western Hemisphere, according to the 2013 World Press Freedom Index from Reporters Without Borders (RSF). The country was ranked 13th overall […]

Antigua and Barbuda to Host TravelMole “Legends of Cricket” Match

Above: Antigua (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda will be hosting a sports tourism venture with leading travel industry news site TravelMole dubbed the “Legends of Cricket” match. The venture, which is being held in partnership […]

Forbes: Media Freedom in Jamaica

By Marcia Forbes, PhD CJ Contributor Media Freedom in Jamaica can be examined from the point of view of the consumers — that is — the reader, the listener, the viewer, or, from the point of view of the content […]

On the Ground: Journalism Ethics in Haiti

By Kathie Klarreich A few months into my Knight International Journalism Fellowship in Haiti, I was conducting a training session in a radio newsroom in the capital when a reporter danced through the open door. He proudly announced that he’d […]

Op-Ed: Kathie Klarreich: Investigative Reporting on Haiti, by Haitians

By Kathie Klarreich Op-Ed Contributor For nearly two years, the battle cry over what is happening to the billions of dollars of aid money earmarked for Haiti’s reconstruction has resounded on the front pages of some of the world’s most […]

Dominican Republic and Chile Strengthen Relations, With Rum and Wine

Above: Ron Brugal is becoming increasingly popular in Chile By the Caribbean Journal staff With Ron Brugal and Santa Ema wine, the Dominican Republic and Chile discussed the increased trade and economic interaction between the two countries in a ceremony […]

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