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Jamaica’s National Indoor Sports Centre is Going Solar

A major arena goes green By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Jamaica’s National Indoor Sports Centre is going solar, as part of a $170,000 USD initiative by the country’s Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy, and Mining. The venue will be outfitted […]

Trinidad Sport Minister Resigns

Above: Port of Spain (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago Sport Minister Anil Roberts has resigned, Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar announced. Roberts’ resignation came after a controversy involving the LifeSport programme, an initiative originally aimed at […]

Forbes: The Business of Sport in Jamaica

By Marcia Forbes, PhD CJ Contributor A FEW DAYS AGO I attended a conference called “The Business of Sport.” Several representatives from various sporting bodies, including the Olympics Association, ESPN, NFL and West Indies Cricket, were in attendance alongside government […]

Cuba, Zambia Talk Sports Cooperation

Above: Havana By the Caribbean Journal staff Zambia Sports Minister Chishimba Kambwili began an official visit to Cuba on Monday. The visit is part of an effort to renew the sports cooperation agreement signed between Cuba and Zambia in 2007, […]

Caribbean 2030: A Digital Revolution in Sports Coverage?

By Marcia Forbes, PhD CJ Contributor Boys & Girls Champs The air was electric. Everyone brought their A game — not only the thousands of athletes from 238 high schools across the island but also the 70 member television production […]

Antigua and Barbuda Plans Sports Village

Above: The Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of Antigua and Barbuda is planning to create a new Sports Village as the country seeks to position itself as a sporting destination. The Antigua and […]

Biometric Passports for St Kitts and Nevis

By the Caribbean Journal staff St Kitts and Nevis has begun issuing biometric passports today, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Homeland Security, Labour and Social Security. The new passports are being introduced as part of the government’s efforts […]

Jamaica Tourism to Focus on Health, Sports and Casino Gaming

Above: the Caves resort By the Caribbean Journal staff The Jamaican government and the Ministry of Tourism plan to embark on several new areas of products and experiences, including a focus on health and sports tourism and casino gaming, according […]

Shahine Robinson Replaces Mike Henry as Jamaican Transport Minister

By the Caribbean Journal staff Shahine Robinson has been named Jamaica’s Minister of Transport and Works following the resignation of former Minister Mike Henry. Robinson, a member of the Jamaica Labour Party, was serving as Minister without Portfolio with responsibility […]

Op-Ed: Mark Turnquest on Why the Bahamas Needs a Ministry of Commerce

Above: downtown Nassau (CJ Photo) By Mark A Turnquest Op-Ed Contributor MISSION OF THE MINISTRY OF COMMERCE My advice to the Bahamas’ Free National Movement government is to create a Ministry of Commerce without incurring any costs or expenses. Simply […]

Barbados Looks to Sports Tourism

Above: polo in Barbados Barbados is aiming to position itself as a destination for sports tourism, according to Shelly Carrington, Permanent Secretary in the country’s Ministry of Tourism. “The benefits of sports tourism include economic and community development, positive youth […]

Trinidad’s Moonilal: Wise Decision to Split Works, Transport Ministries

Above: Trinidad Housing Minister Dr Roodal Moonilal and Works Minister Jack Warner (Photos: TIS) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad Minister of Housing Dr Roodal Moonilal has called the decision by Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar to split the Ministry of […]

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This is the New St Lucia Cabinet

After the opposition United Workers’ Party’s victory in St Lucia’s recent general election, new Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has named his Cabinet. The most anticipated appointment in the new St Lucia cabinet? Tourism, where Dominic Fedee will take the reins […]

Why the World’s Top Marathoners Went to St Kitts

A Caribbean challenge By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Some of the world’s leading marathoners traveled to St. Kitts recently for a special cruise marathon. The marathon, hosted by the St. Kitts Tourism Authority in collaboration with the Ministry of Sports, […]

Op-Ed: Is It Time For a Cabinet Reshuffle in Jamaica?

By David Rowe Op-Ed Contributor THE JAMAICA OBSERVER newspaper recently reported Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller indicating that there would be no cabinet reshuffle in Jamaica in the near future. This may not be very good news for the country, […]

A Young Caymanian’s Football Odyssey

Above: Sebastian Martinez By the Caribbean Journal staff Cayman native Sebastian Martinez, all of 13 years old, has signed an 18-month contract with the Swindon Town Football Club in England. Martinez is currently playing for the club’s U13 development team, […]

Trinidad’s Athletes to Get Cuban Help

Above: Trinidad Sports Minister Anil Roberts with high school basketball players in Trinidad (Photo: TGISL) By the Caribbean Journal staff A group of Cuban coaches will be heading to Trinidad and Tobago to improve athletic performance in the country, as […]

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Barbados to Host Caribbean Travel Marketplace in 2023 

The Caribbean’s biggest travel conference is coming to Barbados this spring, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace conference will be held in Barbados May 9-11, 2023.  The annual event, which was held last […]

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Cayman Islands Tourism Resurgence Continues

It’s been a strong year for Cayman Islands tourism as the destination continues its post-pandemic rebirth.  That growth has continued through what is traditionally the Caribbean’s shoulder season — and it’s been borne out in surging numbers for the destination’s national […]

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Barbados, Saudi Arabia to Deepen Tourism Cooperation 

Barbados and Saudi Arabia are looking to deepen their cooperation on tourism, following the signing of several high-profile agreements this week.  Barbados Tourism Minister Ian Gooding-Edghill signed a Tourism Memorandum of Understanding with Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Tourism HE Ahmed […]

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Jamaica, Cayman Islands Eye Multi-Destination Vacations   

A three-day vacation on Grand Cayman’s Seven Mile Beach followed by another four days in Ocho Rios or Montego Bay?  That’s the thinking behind a new collaboration push by Jamaica and the Cayman Islands.  The two destinations have kickstarted talks […]

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St Maarten Tourism Minister Resigns 

St Maarten’s Ministry of Tourism has resigned, Caribbean Journal has learned.  Tourism Minister Roger Lawrence has stepped down because of “medical challenges,” according to a statement from Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs.  Health Minister Omar Ottley, who had been filling in […]

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KLM Is Back in Trinidad and Tobago

After 20 years, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, has returned to the shores of Trinidad and Tobago.The airline is now operating flights between Amsterdam Schiphol Airport and Piarco International Airport in Trinidad. The airline is currently operating three weekly flights, on […]

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A New Marriott Resort Is Coming to Tobago

By Andrea Perez, Special Contributor to CJI The island of Tobago is expected to get a significant tourism boost with the construction of a four-star resort, bearing the Marriott brand, which is expected to be completed in 2025. This story […]

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British Airways Resuming Cayman Islands Flights

British Airways is resuming its commercial flight service between Grand Cayman and London Heathrow, the Cayman Islands’ Ministry of Tourism and Transport confirmed.  The airline will be operating a “variable” schedule, with flights three times per week.  The service will […]

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Jamaica on Drive to Vaccinate Tourism Workers

Jamaica’s Ministry of Tourism is on a major drive to get workers in the industry vaccinated, according to Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett.  “We are looking now at an incentive program with transportation and possibly some refreshment and entertainment and so […]

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St Kitts and Nevis’ Model Tourism Reopening

The twin-island federation of St Kitts and Nevis officially reopened its borders for International tourism on Oct. 31, and in the last three months has helped set an example to the rest of the region on how to undertake a […]

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British Airways Switching Bermuda Flights to Heathrow

British Airways is switching its London-Bermuda flights from London Gatwick Airport to London Heathrow, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The new London Heathrow-Bermuda service will launch on March 28, 2021, according to a joint statement from British Airways and Bermuda’s Ministry […]


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