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This is the New St Lucia Cabinet

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 […]


Haiti Names New Tourism Minister

Haiti’s renewed tourism hopes are now in new hands. The country has named a new Tourism Minister to succeed former Tourism Minister Stephanie Villedrouin, who went a long way in reviving the country’s long-dormant tourism sector. The new minister is […]


Jamaica Names New Tourism Minister


Jamaica has a new Tourism Minister, but he’s no stranger to the role. Former Tourism Minister Ed Bartlett is returning as the country’s new Tourism Minister, having served as Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism from 2007 to 2011 in the previous […]


Jamaica Has a New Prime Minister

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Jamaica has officially sworn in Andrew Holness as the country’s new Prime Minister. Holness’ Jamaica Labour Party won the country’s national elections last week. “To achieve the vision of shared prosperity through inclusive growth and meaningful job creation, now more […]

The Caribbean Community’s 2016 Plan

Crime, strategy and the Caribbean Court of Jusice Belize Prime Minister Dean Barrow has assumed the chairmanship of CARICOM, succeeding Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart. The six-month chairmanship began Jan. 1. “Our resolution is to continue to strengthen our integration […]

Grenada Pitches Citizenship by Investment in Asia


By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada is the latest Caribbean nation to offer citizenship by investment, and now the country is looking to pitch its passports in Asia. Grenada Implementation Minister Alexandra Otway-Noel said Grenada was the “perfect option for […]


Cayman’s Treasure Island Resort Sold; Margaritaville Resort Planned

A significant new project in the Cayman Islands By Alexander Britell In a potentially significant deal, Howard Hospitality Group has announced the acquisition of Grand Cayman’s Treasure Island resort. HHG said it had already begun planning a major redesign and […]

A Cabinet Reshuffle in Jamaica

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By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s Cabinet has undergone a slight reshuffle. The country’s Prime Minister, Portia Simpson Miller, announced reassignments of several ministers in a statement issued Friday. The reshuffle, which takes effect on Monday, sees Horace Dalley assigned […]

An Historic Election Win in Belize

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Above: Belize Prime Minister Dean Barrow is sworn in  By the Caribbean Journal staff Belize Prime Minister Dean Barrow has been sworn in for a third consecutive term. The historic win for Barrow and his United Democratic Party came in […]


British Virgin Islands Upgrading Seismic Network, With Help From Puerto Rico

By the Caribbean Journal staff A team of engineers from the University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez has arrived in the British Virgin Islnads to begin a series of upgrades to the territory’s seismic network. The project is being carried out […]

Costa Rica, CARICOM to Join Forces in Climate Change Fight

By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Costa Rica is joining forces with CARICOM to promote common interests in the fight against climate change. New Costa Rican Ambassador to CARICOM, Lydia Peralte noted CARICOM-Costa Rica’s mutual climate change concerns and interests in a […]

St Kitts and Nevis “Reviewing” Number of Hotel Concessions

By Dana Niland CJ Contributor The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis is “in the process of reviewing” the number of concessions granted to hotel developments in the twin-island federation. “At the end of the day we want development but […]


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