Barbados

Barbados Looks to “Recapture” Canadian Tourism Market

 Above: Barbados (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados is looking to take back the Canadian tourism market, according to Prime Minister Freundel Stuart. The Prime Minister was speaking during a reception for Canadians at Ilaro Court, his residence, …

Eric Holder, Outgoing US Attorney General, to Visit Barbados

 Above: Eric Holder By the Caribbean Journal staff Outgoing United States Attorney General Eric Holder will be visiting Barbados this week, the country’s government announced. Holder is a son of Barbados; his father was born on the island and his …

Rum Journal: Cockspur Old Gold

 THE NAME was immediately intriguing. “Old Gold.” How can you turn down a taste of that? Old Gold Special Reserve Rum comes from Cockspur, which calls the venerable Barbados’ West Indies Rum Distillery home. Cockspur is one of the most …

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 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Alexandra Burggraf, who sent in this photo of the beach in Barbados. Do you have a great photo of the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com with CPOTW in the subject line. …

 Above: Barbados (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Which Caribbean countries have the highest level of gender equality? The World Economic Forum has released its latest Global Gender Gap Report, looking at how countries around the world fare when …

 Above: Barbados (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The newly-formed Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc has named William Griffith its new chief executive officer. The BTMI is one of two newly-created divisions of tourism, along with the Barbados Tourism Product …

 Above: the view from a junior suite at Turtle Beach, Barbados (All photos by CJ) SET AT the far corner of the St Lawrence Gap, Barbados’ liveliest thoroughfare, is Turtle Beach. The beach gets its name from the many sea turtles …

 THERE’S NO reception desk at The House, Elegant Hotels’ hip, adults-only boutique in St James, Barbados. Instead, there are “ambassadors,” a versatile crew who are ready to tend to every request, from helping you check in right in your room …

 “There’s really fowl here,” my guide says, pointing to the crowing rooster, a play on words of course. This is Foul Bay, an under-the-radar Atlantic coast beach not too far from the far more famous Crane Beach on the southeastern portion …

 Above: Martin’s Bay, Barbados (all photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell BARBADOS — Thursdays are the big days at Martin’s Bay. That’s when the returning nationals and the locals and the retirees and the rum lovers (well they’re all rum …

 It’s become something of a staple of Caribbean hotels and resorts: the welcome rum punch. It’s a nice way of reminding guests they’re in the Caribbean and immediately impacting their stay. The Colony Club in Barbados, however, has a new …

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

 Above: the Fairmont Royal Pavilion Barbados Resort By Alexander Britell The Fairmont Royal Pavilion Barbados Resort has been sold, global real estate brokerage CBRE Hotels announced. The 72-room hotel had recently undergone an extensive renovation programme. It is located on …

 Above: Bridgetown (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Chile’s Ambassador to Barbados, Fernando Schmidt Ariztía recently held talks with Barbados Foreign Minister Maxine McClean. The talks focused on the conclusion of an air services agreement and the importance of …

 Above: the Black Key (Photos by Jenny Adams) By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor WHILE IT’S still sweltering here at CJ’s HQ in Miami, we can’t help but notice that parts of the country are already feeling the first chill of …

 Above: Barbados Tourism Minister Richard Sealy (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell ST THOMAS —Barbados Tourism Minister Richard Sealy has been elected the new chairman of the Caribbean Tourism Organization. Sealy’s election was announced at the opening of the CTO’s State …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor To the long list of reasons why you should rent a Caribbean villa let’s add the most delicious rationale of all: customized dining options. Book a home away from home and mealtimes instantly go from …

 Above: Barbados By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados is reforming the Barbados Tourism Authority. The island announced this week that it would be reforming the original authority into two new divisions: Barbados Tourism Marketing, Inc. and the Barbados Tourism Product …