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American Airlines, US Airways Vow to Fight Government Efforts to Block Merger

Above: an American Airlines plane By the Caribbean Journal staff American Airlines and US Airways say they will fight a move by the US Justice Department to block their proposed merger. The Justice Department announced Tuesday that it would seek […]

American Adding New Flights to St Kitts

Above: St Kitts (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff American Airlines will be adding two new flights from Miami to St Kitts, according to the St Kitts Tourism Authority. The air carrier will also be changing the schedule for […]

Mangoes: The True Caribbean Currency

By Nigel Spence CJ Contributor FROM MY YEARS as a youth, to the present — an older youth (no comment), one thing has never ceased to amaze me; the power and value of a Mango. In the Caribbean, mangoes have […]

American Airlines, Seaborne Airlines Launch Codeshare Agreement

Above: a Seaborne plane By the Caribbean Journal staff American Airlines and Seaborne Airlines have embarked on a codeshare agreement, the two companies announced Monday. The agreement will apply to six destinations in the Caribbean out of San Juan, including […]

LIAT Takes Delivery of First of Eight New Planes For Fleet

Above: an ATR 72-600 By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean air carrier LIAT has taken delivery of the first of a series of eight new aircraft it will be introducing into its fleet, the company announced. The company began the […]

US Virgin Islands Governor Asks Federal Officials For Energy Help

Above: USVI Governor John de Jongh By the Caribbean Journal staff Last year, the United States Virgin Islands lost its primary provider of fuel when it was announced that the HOVENSA oil refinery would be shuttering. That was only part […]

JetBlue and the Caribbean: An Interview With Chad Meyerson

By Alexander Britell With American Eagle’s departure from the Caribbean, there will be a sizable void to fill. As we’ve covered of late, small carriers like Cape Air are increasing capacity and looking to capitalize on the ever-present demand for […]

Dennis Chung: Jamaica’s Survival Under the International Monetary Fund

By Dennis Chung CJ Contributor AT THE END of December 2012, when it became clear no International Monetary Fund (IMF) deal was coming, I wrote an article titled “Jamaica without the IMF,” as I felt that it was important to […]

Developing Tourism in Haiti: An Interview With Minister Stephanie Villedrouin

Above: Haiti Tourism Minister Stephanie Villedrouin (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell In June 2012, Caribbean Journal spoke to Haiti Tourism Minister Stephanie Villedrouin about her plans to grow Haiti’s largely undeveloped tourism sector into something far bigger. At the time, […]

St Kitts and Nevis Outfits All Public High Schools With Wi-Fi Access

Above: Basseterre (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Kitts and Nevis has outfitted all public high schools in the twin-island federation with the infrastructure for Wi-Fi internet access. The move is part of a project called Education Network […]

AirTran Adding Nonstop Flights from Chicago to Montego Bay, Punta Cana

Above: Tortuga Bay in Punta Cana By the Caribbean Journal staff Southwest Airlines’ AirTran Airways will be adding new nonstop service from Chicago to Jamaica and the Dominican Republic. The nonstop flights will service Montego Bay in Jamaica and Punta […]

American to Launch First Direct Flights from Miami to Martinique, Guadeloupe

Above: Fort de France, Martinique (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell American Airlines will be launching direct flights from Miami to Martinique and Guadeloupe in April, the company announced. Both will be the first nonstop flights to the French departments from […]

Jamaica Aiming to Generate 30 Percent of Energy from Renewables by 2030

Above: a Caribbean wind farm (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica is committed to diversifying its energy generation, and is aiming to generate 30 percent of its energy mix from renewables by 2030, according to State Minister for […]

Jamaica Begins Laying Pipe for Major Water Project in Portmore

Above: the first batch of pipe By the Caribbean Journal staff Workers have begun laying pipe on the Portmore Pipeline Project, a plan to improve the delivery of potable water to communities in the eastern portion of Jamaica’s St Catherine. […]

Moving Forward on Disability in Haiti

By James English CJ Contributor   Gerald Oriol, Jr, Haiti’s Secretary of State for the Integration of Persons with Disabilities, recently discussed his first year in office and the road ahead for the Caribbean nation’s one million disabled citizens. Oriol […]

Interview with Barbados Minister of Tourism Richard Sealy

Above: Tourism Minister Richard Sealy (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell The Caribbean tourism sector is in a period of change, as the region seeks to emerge from the global downturn. As Caribbean nations like Barbados look to move beyond the […]

Digicel Set to Complete Integration of Haiti’s Voila Mobile Network

By the Caribbean Journal staff Digicel, which acquired Haiti’s Voila network earlier this year, will complete the integration of the network by Oct. 15, the company announced. According to the company, the integration will expand the area of coverage for […]

American Airlines to Add Two Nonstop Flights from Miami to St Kitts

Above: Basseterre, St Kitts (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Kitts will be adding two nonstop flights to St Kitts, the company announced Thursday. The two flights will operate from Miami on Fridays and Saturdays, according to the […]

Marcia Forbes: The Trade Wars Between Jamaica and Trinidad

By Marcia Forbes, PhD CJ Contributor The Patty War Many in the Anglophone Caribbean would have heard of Jamaica’s Patty War with Trinidad. It came to a head in 2009. At its root was what some describe as non-tariff barriers […]

Former Haiti Teleco Official Sentenced to Nine Years for Bribery Scheme

Above: the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida in Miami By the Caribbean Journal staff Former Haiti Teleco official Jean Rene Duperval has been sentenced to nine years in prison for his role in a scheme to […]

Guyana Begins Work on $12.3 Million Water Supply Project in Linden

Above: Linden By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyana has begun work on the $12.3 million Linden Water Supply and Rehabilitation Programme, a project funded through an Inter-American Development Bank Loan. According to Programme Manager Omar Bissoon, the large-scale rehabilitation works […]

Former Haiti Teleco Official Convicted in Miami for Money Laundering, Bribes

Above: the Federal Courthouse in Miami By the Caribbean Journal staff Jean Rene Duperval, a former director of international relations for Haiti’s state-owned Telecommunications D’Haiti SAM, has been convicted by a federal jury for his role in a scheme to […]

US Private Equity Firm Buys Controlling Stake in Largest Jamaican Fuel Retailer

Above: Cool Corp is the Jamaica licensee for Shell (Photo: Shell) By the Caribbean Journal staff United States private equity firm Blue Equity has purchased a controlling interest in Cool Petroleum, the largest fuel retailer in Jamaica, according to a […]

A Boost for Caribbean Small Businesses

Above: IFC Headquarters By the Caribbean Journal staff The International Finance Corporation, a division of the World Bank, and Barbados National Bank have launched the Caribbean SME Toolkit in Barbados today, bringing the country an online guide for small- and […]

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, […]

Interview with Four Seasons’ Andrew Humphries on Farm-to-Table, Nevis and Italian Tourists

Above: the Four Seasons Nevis Resort (Photo: Caribbean Journal) By Alexander Britell Four Seasons Caribbean Regional Vice President Andrew Humphries has overseen the $120 million reconstruction and renovation of the Four Seasons Nevis Resort, where he is the General Manager. […]

Op-Ed: OBMI’s Tim Peck on How to Improve the Caribbean Hotel Market

By Tim Peck Despite challenges the Caribbean has faced in the past few years, the future for the industry shows great potential. The prudent hotel owner should now be focusing on repositioning their property to preserve their asset and prepare […]

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