Barbados

Netflix, Google Joining Caribbean Internet Providers for Historic Meeting

 Above: Barbados (CJ Photo) By Gerard Best CJ Contributor If you live in the Caribbean, you don’t need to be a computer expert to know that the region’s Internet services need to improve. If your connection falters so often that …

JetBlue Adding Seasonal Flights From Boston to Barbados

 Above: Barbados (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff JetBlue is adding seasonal service to Barbados out of Boston, the company announced. The new flights will operate weekly from Boston’s Logan International Airport to Barbados’ Grantley Adams International Airport. The …

Barbados Signs Oil Exploration Agreement With BHP Billiton

 Above: Barbados (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean continues to look for oil off its shores, and now Barbados is continuing its exploration with a new agreement. The country announced this week that it had signed two …

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 Above: Barbados (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Entrepreneurship and innovation are critical for promoting competitiveness and diversifying the economy, according to Barbados Industry Minister Donville Inniss. The Minister, who was speaking at the opening of the recent Inter-American …

 Above: “Sundeck” in Barbados By the Caribbean Journal staff You might call it the best of both worlds: the naturally remarkable views of Barbados, and a modern, cutting-edge home. The property is called 8,000-square-foot villa in the St James area …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados is the most tech-savvy country in the Caribbean, according to a new report. The World Economic Forum has released its latest “Network Readiness Index,” which tracks the “factors, policies and institutions that enable a …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Barbados is the only Caribbean destination (and one of only four countries) to have had regular Concorde service from London. Although the planes were decommissioned in 2003, one of the supersonic British Airways jets has …

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Sharon Dorbritz, who took this snapshot of the area of Bathsheba in Barbados. Do you have a great Caribbean photo? Send it to news@caribjournal.com with CPOTW in the subject line. It …

 Above: Barbados (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados Tourism Marketing, Inc has named Petra Roach as its new head of for the United States market. Roach, a veteran of the island’s tourism industry, had previously held the position …

 Above: Babados (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff A total of 519,639 stayover visitors came to Barbados last year, according to government data released on Tuesday. That represented a 2.2 percent increase over 2013, the first time the island …

 Above: Barbados (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of Cyprus is keen on sharing its “best practices” with Barbados in the area of tourism. Cyprus’ High Commissioner to the country, Georgios Chacalli, recently paid a visit on …

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from a Caribbean Journal reader who took this snapshot at Rockley Beach in Christ Church, Barbados. Do you have a great photo of the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com with CPOTW in the subject line. …

 Above: Tamarind By the Caribbean Journal staff Elegant Hotels Group has named Adrian Grant the new general manager of its Tamarind hotel on the west coast of Barbados. Grant comes to the property after serving as the general manager of …

 Above: the beach at the Sandals Barbados resort By the Caribbean Journal staff Sandals has announced its planned opening date for the company’s newest Caribbean resort: Sandals Barbados. The all-inclusive property will open on Jan. 28 following an extensive renovation …

 Above: tasting rums at Foursquare (all photos by CJ) BARBADOS — IT’S A place where the rum flows like water. On every block, at every street corner, there’s a rum shop or a rum bar or a place to find …

 Above: Barbados (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Central Bank of Barbados is challenging Standard and Poor’s recent downgrade of the island’s sovereign credit rating. In a statement released this week, the bank said the downgrade was “without …

 Above: Rihanna By the Caribbean Journal staff Puma has named Barbadian music superstar Rihanna its new “global ambassador” for women’s training and the brand’s new women’s creative director. Rihanna has signed a multi-year partnership with the brand, which is no …

 Above: Barbados (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados has seen its sovereign credit rating lowered again. New York-based Standard & Poor’s lowered the country’s long-term sovereign credit ratings to “B” from “BB-“, the ratings firm announced Friday. The …