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Interview with Turks and Caicos Chief Financial Officer Hugh McGarel-Groves

By Alexander Britell Turks and Caicos has embarked on a series of measures aimed at returning stability both to the country’s economy and the government’s financial position. Now, Chief Financial Officer Hugh McGarel-Groves is cautiously optimistic, predicting that the government’s […]

Interview with St Lucian Tourism Minister Sen. Allen Chastanet

By Alexander Britell St Lucians head to the polls on Monday, with a choice between Prime Minister Stephenson King’s ruling United Workers Party and former Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony’s Saint Lucia Labour Party. The major issues in a tightly-fought […]

Large Crime Drop in St Kitts: Report

By the Caribbean Journal staff Crime has fallen by double digits in the last two months in St Kitts and Nevis, according to Prime Minister Denzil Douglas. “Overall crime in September fell 48 percent compared to August, and in October, […]

US, UK Visits Increase to St Kitts and Nevis

Above: Nevis (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Bookings to St Kitts and Nevis by United States and United Kingdom visitors have increased by double digits over the past year, according to Tourism Minister Richard Skerritt. To date for […]

Isadore Sharp, Founder of Four Seasons, on the Caribbean, Social Media and the Future

Above: Isadore Sharp (Photo: Four Seasons) By Alexander Britell In 1961, Isadore Sharp was a neophyte in the hospitality industry who had just opened his first property in Toronto. Fifty years later, the company he founded and built, Four Seasons, […]

In Jamaica’s Spanish Town, One Woman’s Crusade against Gun Violence

Above: Spanish Town By Alexander Britell While the Jamaican government released a report last week showing a dramatic drop in violence, including murders, the country still faces a tall order in controlling the problem — evidenced by a rash of […]

OAS to Haiti: Form New Government

Above: OAS Secretary-General Jose Miguel Insuiza (Photo: OAS) By the Caribbean Journal staff Organization of American States Secretary-General Jose Miguel Insuiza has notched his serious concern for Haiti’s continuing difficulty to approve a new prime minister and form a new […]

Interview with Tim Hoffman, Owner of Nevis’ Montpelier Plantation and Beach

By Alexander Britell Tim Hoffman is the owner of the historic Montpelier Plantation and Beach in Nevis. Originally a sugar plantation when Nevis’ crop ruled the Caribbean, the property has hosted everyone from Horatio Nelson to Princess Diana. Hoffman, whose […]

Barbados, Italy Meet on Airlift, Tax

Above: Ambassador Paolo Serpi, left, and Barbados PM Freundel Stuart Barbados PM Freundel Stuart met with Italian Ambassador to Barbados Paolo Serpi to discuss a number of issues, including an air services agreement between the two countries, a double taxation […]

Moody’s Gives Trinidad Stable Outlook

Above: Port of Spain, Trinidad Moody’s recently rated Trinidad and Tobago with a “Stable Outlook,” along with rating its government bonds at BAA1–Stable for foreign currency and BAA1 for local currency. According to a July credit analysis report, the country’s […]

Haiti’s Cholera Up, Aid Falling

Above: UN Photo The cholera problem on the island of Hispaniola has only been getting worse since being introduced to Haiti, reportedly by Nepalese UN workers, in October. But the surge in cholera has not been met with corresponding aid, […]

Jamaica Reports Increase in Cruise Ships

There was a nearly double-digit increase in the number of cruise ship arrivals to Jamaica during the winter, according to Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett. “The stage is now set for yet another remarkable year of performance in terms of […]

Jamaican Guitar Legend Eugene Grey Talks about His New Album, Burning Spear and the Evolution of Reggae

By Alexander Britell Guitarist and composer Eugene Grey, in addition to a long-thriving solo career, has played with some of the most famous bands in Jamaican history – from Toots and the Maytals to Burning Spear. Classically trained, Grey has […]

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