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American Airlines Showing Prolonged Decline in Latin America, Caribbean

By Dana Niland CJ Contributor American Airlines’ decline in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2015 continues. American Airlines Group is reporting a 6.1 percent decrease in year-to-date revenue passenger miles for Latin America and the Caribbean compared to the […]


A First-of-Its-Kind Clean-Energy Affordable Housing Project in the Caribbean 

A First-of-Its-Kind Clean-Energy Affordable Housing Project in the Caribbean  In a groundbreaking collaboration, Jackson Development and E-Finity Distributed Generation have come together to bring about the Caribbean’s first clean-energy affordable-housing project.  The new project, Magens Junction, has been open since 2019, providing […]

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In Nevis, the Ultimate “Hamilton” Experience

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Hamilton” and its miraculous success on Broadway took the tiny island of Nevis to new heights, turning U.S. Founding Father Alexander Hamilton’s birthplace into a new kind of global hotspot.  And with Hamilton back on Broadway, the island’s […]

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Aruba Launches “Workation” Program

In a nod to a growing trend in the Caribbean, the island of Aruba has launched a new “workation” program for stays of up to three months.  The “One Happy Workation” program involves special rates at participating hotels, villas and […]

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Grand Bahama, The Bahamas’ Secret Luxury Villa Destination

As The Bahamas continues its multi-phased tourism reopening, the country is currently requiring a 14-day quarantine for travelers in the destination. That means travelers are looking for places where they can “quarantine” with all of the amenities they need for […]

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The Dominican Republic Has a New “Tourism Recovery” Plan

New Dominican Republic President Luis Abinader Corona has announced the formation of a “tourism recovery plan” for the Caribbean’s most popular travel destination.  Abinader himself will be leading the plan, which aims to protect the “health, welfare and safety of […]

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Rum Journal: A Glass of Rhum Saint James, a Journey to Martinique

I take a sip of the Rhum Saint James and I am instantly in Martinique.  Therein lies the transportive power of rum, a, transcendent gift bequeathed to no other spirit in the world.  There’s just something about rum, about Caribbean […]

Richard Branson-Owned Energy Company Buys St Croix Solar Farm

By the Caribbean Journal staff BMR Energy, which was purchased by Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group in 2016, has purchased a major solar farm in the Caribbean. The St Croix facility, which was owned by NRG Energy, was damaged during […]

Op-Ed: Caribbean Climate Change: What’s Next?

By George Nicholson and Nnyeka Prescod Op-Ed Contributors There is rising anxiety amongst island nations as the effects of the continuous warming of the earth become more evident on our physical environment. The negative impacts arising from changes in weather […]

Op-Ed: Water and Caribbean Development

By Wayne Campbell Op-Ed Contributor “Providing sustainable access to improved drinking water sources is one of the most important things we can do to reduce disease” — World Health Organization Director General-Dr Margaret Chan The international community recently commemorated World […]

The Caribbean’s Best Bed and Breakfast

Above: Las EsQuinas in Anguilla (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell LITTLE HARBOUR — This is why I’m here. I had just gotten to Anguilla by ferry from Marigot, then by a taxi here to Little Harbour. JR took […]

Former Haitian Dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier Dies at 63

Above: Jean-Claude Duvalier By the Caribbean Journal staff Former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier has died at the age of 63. Duvalier ruled Haiti with an iron fist for 15 years following the 14-year dictatorship of his father, Francois […]

S&P: Grenada Debt Restructuring Could Take “Considerable Time”

Above: Grenada By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada’s proposed debt restructuring could take “considerable time,” according to New York-based ratings firm Standard & Poor’s. The firm announced Friday that its “SD,” or selective default, rating on Grenada had remained unchanged. […]

St Kitts and Nevis PM Urges Inclusion of Taiwan in United Nations Agencies

Above: St Kitts and Nevis PM Dr Denzil Douglas (UN Photo/Rick Bajornas) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas’ recent speech to the United Nations General Assembly urged the inclusion of Taiwan in […]

US Virgin Islands Officials “Assessing” Impact of Government Shutdown

Above: USVI Governor John de Jongh By the Caribbean Journal staff Officials in the United States Virgin Islands say they have begun assessing the impact of the federal government shutdown in the United States. On Tuesday, USVI Governor John de […]

Central Bank: Trinidad Economy Grew Just 0.2 Percent in 2012

Above: Port of Spain (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago saw GDP growth of just 0.2 percent in 2012, lower than its expected rate of 1 percent, according to Central Bank Governor Jwala Rambarran. The shortfall […]

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 […]

Fidel Castro Votes in Cuba Election

Above: Fidel Castro (Photo: GC) By the Caribbean Journal staff Former Cuban President Fidel Castro voted in the country’s election’s Sunday, his first prolonged public appearance since 2010. In recent elections, Castro had voted remotely. Cuba said Castro voted in […]

“Haiti Is at a Crossroads”

Above: a community rehabilitation project in Haiti (UN Photo/Logan Abassi) By the Caribbean Journal staff Three years after the earthquake, Haiti is “at a crossroads,” according Michael Posner, the US Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labour. […]

Bahamas Signs $1.3 Million Contract for Road Repairs in Abaco

Above: the contract signing (BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson) By the Caribbean Journal staff Bahamas Deputy Prime Minister Philip Davis signed a $1.3 million contract for road repairs in central Abaco Wednesday. The contract was awarded by the Cabinet to Bill Simmons […]

In Doha, St Lucia’s Fletcher Urges Large Nations on Climate Change

Above: the Doha talks (UN Photo/Mark Garten) By the Caribbean Journal staff Failure to reach a climate agreement in Doha will result in a global catastrophe, St Lucia’s Dr James Fletcher told the UN Conference on Climate Change Wednesday. Fletcher, […]

Trinidad and Tobago Economy Contracts 3.6 Percent: Report

Above: Port of Spain By the Caribbean Journal staff The economy of Trinidad and Tobago contracted by 3.6 percent on a year-to-year basis to June 2012, according do the Central Bank’s Summary of Economic Indicators. Output in the country’s energy […]

S&P Maintains Negative Outlook on Jamaica, Citing Debt, Low Growth

Above: Kingston By the Caribbean Journal staff Standard & Poor’s has maintained its negative outlook for Jamaica, while affirming its “B-/B” long and short-term sovereign credit ratings on the country, the ratings firm announced. “Our ratings on Jamaica reflect its […]

UN: “Haiti Is At a Crossroads”

Above: the UN’s ASG for Human Rights in Haiti (UN Photo/Logan Abassi) By the Caribbean Journal staff While Haiti is showing “encouraging signs of progress,” a number of challenges remain, particularly on the fronts of poverty and justice reform, according […]

Op-Ed: Working Together to Promote the Caribbean Tourism Brand

By Richard Doumeng Op-Ed Contributor 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA). It’s also a time of continuing challenges for tourism in the region. A prolonged state of economic uncertainty in the world. Airlift […]

Op-Ed: How to Fix the Bahamas’ Economy

By Mark Turnquest Op-Ed Contributor After analyzing The Bahamas’ economic conditions for the past three years and reviewing international watchdog agencies’ (Moody’s, IFC/World Bank, Standard & Poor’s) reports, it is imperative that the public and private sectors focus on small […]

Jamaica’s Debt Interest Payments Were World’s Highest in 2011: Report

Above: Kingston By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s “unsustainable public debt burden” continues to displace needed investments, preventing long-term growth, according to a new paper from the Center for Economic and Policy Research. In 2011, Jamaica had the highest debt […]

Haiti Shows Progress on the Rule of Law, But Challenges Remain: UN Expert

Above: Michel Forst (Photo: MINUSTAH) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti has shown progress on restoring the rule of law in the country, from the appointment of the president of the country’s highest appellate court to the upcoming establishment of […]


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