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Barbados, Guyana Looking to Deepen Economic Ties

 By the Caribbean Journal staff CARICOM members Barbados and Guyana are looking to deepen their relationship. That was the view expressed during a recent meeting between Barbados Industry Minister Donville Inniss and Guyana Vice President Carl Greenidge at the Hilton …

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Underwater Caribbean: Finding a Sea Turtle in Barbados

 The latest Underwater Caribbean shot comes from Caribbean Journal reader Jaime Jost, who sent in this lovely shot of a sea turtle in Barbados. Did you take a great underwater photo of the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com with Underwater …

Why Barbados is the Caribbean Capital of Motor Racing

 Photos by Steve Keats BARBADOS — It’s just another reason why Barbados is the Caribbean capital of motor racing. Whether it’s the Top Gear Festival, or Bushy Park itself, there’s nowhere better in the Caribbean to watch — or experience for …

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 By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Colombia-based Avianca is planning to introduce twice-weekly nonstop flights between Bogotá and Barbados. The new flights, which begin Dec. 2, will operate on Wednesdays and Saturdays between El Dorado International Airport and the Grantley Adams …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency has officially opened its doors in Barbados. Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart was on hand to inaugurate the facility, which is located at the Lloyd Erskine …

 By Alexander Britell WILLEMSTAD —Barbados is booming. The Caribbean island is slated to see more than $1 billion of proposed hotel plant investment over the next five years, according to William Griffith, CEO of Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. That investment …

 By George Nicholson and Anastasia RamjagOp-Ed Contributors This debate surrounding our climate has polarized the world into two different groups for a long time; some theorists maintain that an intrinsic characteristic of climate is that it changes while a large …

 By Alexander Britell CURACAO — JetBlue is launching another new daily flight to the Caribbean, the company’s CEO, Robin Hayes, announced on Thursday. Beginning in April 2016, the carrier will be launching daily nonstop service between Fort Lauderdale and Barbados. …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A major new resort is coming to Barbados. The Wyndham Hotel Group has announced plans to develop a new five-star project on the island. The 450-room resort will be called Sam Lord’s Castle Barbados, a …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados needs to appreciate the value of its international business sector, according to the country’s Prime Minister. And Prime Minister Freundel Stuart is warning against undervaluing the country’s international business sector, saying that it “continues …

 New pact makes travel easier By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados and India have signed an Air Services Agreement, the two sides announced. The agreement will “redound to the benefit of both Barbados and India,” according to Barbados Tourism Minister …

 A new place to stay By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Blue Sky Luxury has announced the addition of Langara, the Penthouse at Sandy Cove Barbados, to its Caribbean villa portfolio. Blue Sky Luxury now represents over 250 rental properties in Antigua, …

 A renewed call By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Barbados Minister of Tourism and International Transport Richard Sealy is calling for key players in the tourism industry to take bold, innovate steps in an effort to move Barbados forward as a tourist destination. …

 Major marina project continues growth By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados’ new Port Ferdinand Marina and Luxury Residences has announced the opening of a new spa and fine dining restaurant. The project, developed by luxury resort brand UNNA, is a …

 The latest Global Innovation Index By the Caribbean Journal staff If the Caribbean wants to compete in the global economy, it will need to come up with new ideas, new platforms and new strategies. That means innovation. So what’s the …

 A new project with Japan By the Caribbean Journal staff A new project in Barbados is adding solar power to some of the country’s primary schools. The island’s government has partnered with Japan, with $121,818 in funding helping to procure …

 Famous Barbados food fete gets new look By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Barbados Food & Wine and Rum festival is back with a new look, new venues, and a new chef lineup for 2015. “We felt that in our sixth …

 Barbados wins bid By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Barbados has won the bid to host the 2017 OK Dinghy World Championship, one of the world’s leading sailing events. The event is expected to attract 100 of the world’s best sailors, along …