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In Haiti, a New Home For Dance

Above: Ayikodans’ new studio (Photos by Ben Depp) By the Caribbean Journal staff Three years after the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti destroyed its studio, Ayikodans, the country’s leading dance group, has a new home. The new 40-by-20 studio in […]

Grenada Swears In Country’s First Female Governor General

Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada officially swore in the country’s first-ever female Governor General, Dr Cecile La Grenade, Tuesday morning. La Grenade succeeds former Governor General Sir Carlyle Glean, who had served in the post […]

IMF Approves $932 Million Jamaica Deal

Above: Kingston (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell The International Monetary Fund’s Executive Board has approved a $932.3 million Extended Fund Facility arrangement for Jamaica, it announced Wednesday. The four-year EFF represents the equivalent of 225 percent of Jamaica’s quota in […]

AMResorts Names New COO

Above: the Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay By the Caribbean Journal staff AMResorts has named Gabriel Felip its new Chief Operating Officer, the company announced this week. Felip, a longtime travel industry veteran, will be responsible for “streamlining operations” in […]

Sheraton Returning to Santo Domingo

Above: a rendering of the Sheraton Santo Domingo By Alexander Britell PUNTA CANA — The Sheraton brand will be returning to Santo Domingo in December with the opening of the Sheraton Santo Domingo Hotel, Starwood Hotels announced. The 245-room hotel, […]

Should the Caribbean Step Up Its Fight Over the British APD?

Above: London By Alexander Britell It’s a humid July day in London and Jamaica’s Usain Bolt, joined by top Caribbean sprinters, heads to the track ahead of the start of the London 2012 Anniversary Games. Bolt is wearing a bright […]

Trinidad Foreign Minister Meets With OAS Secretary General

Above: the meeting in Washington (OAS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago Foreign Minister Winston Dookeran met Monday with Organization of American States Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza in Washington. The meeting, which followed Trinidad and Tobago […]

Costa Rica’s Sustainability Lesson For Caribbean Tourism

Above: Costa Rica (Photo: Costa Rica Tourism) By Alexander Britell PORT OF SPAIN – As the Caribbean seeks to bring sustainability to its tourism sector, it may find inspiration in the southwest corner of the Caribbean basin. Indeed, the region can […]

Making Caribbean Hotels Sustainable: An Interview With Aruba’s Ewald Biemans

Above: the Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts in Aruba By Alexander Britell PORT OF SPAIN — This week’s Caribbean Sustainable Tourism Conference has focused on how the region’s leading does business. But what does sustainability mean for hotels in a […]

Caribbean Sustainable Tourism Conference Begins in Trinidad

Above: Port of Spain (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell PORT OF SPAIN — Sustainable tourism is one of the region’s newest buzz words. But what does sustainable mean? Is it about making destinations eco-friendly? Does it involve solar-power hotels? Or […]

IMF Approves $10.16 Million Disbursement for Antigua and Barbuda

Above: St John’s (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The International Monetary Fund’s Executive Board has approved a $10.162 million disbursement to Antigua and Barbuda, following the completion of its eight and ninth reviews of the country’s economic performance […]

Grenada Names First Female Governor General, Cecile La Grenade

Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada has named Dr Cecile La Grenade the country’s first-ever female Governor General, Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell announced in a national address Tuesday night. La Grenade will be succeeding current […]

Blue Diamond Takes Over Breezes Negril Grand Resort in Jamaica

Above: the new Memories Resort in Negril By the Caribbean Journal staff Canada’s Sunwing has acquired the Breezes Negril Grand Resort & Spa in Jamaica, the company announced this week. Sunwing’s Blue Diamond Hotels & Resorts management arm will manage […]

IMF: Haiti’s Business Environment “Needs to Be Strengthened”

Above: Port-au-Prince (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti has a business environment “needs to be strengthened,” the International Monetary Fund said following approval this week of a $7.4 million disbursement by its Executive Board. The move comes after […]

Haiti: Sean Penn’s J/P HRO Receives $8.75 Million Grant for Housing Project

Above: Haiti (Photo: JP/HRO) By the Caribbean Journal staff Sean Penn’s J/P Haitian Relief Organization has signed a grant with Haiti’s government for an $8.75 million project to help residents in J/P HRO-managed camps to return to their neighbourhoods. Haiti’s […]

Antigua and Barbuda Says Cancer Centre Project Back on Track

Above: a rendering of the Cancer Centre Eastern Caribbean By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of Antigua and Barbuda says the Cancer Centre Eastern Caribbean project is back on track after “many delays.” Construction and management contracts on the […]

CHTA President Richard Doumeng Talks Caribbean Travel

Above: the Bolongo Bay Resort in St Thomas By Alexander Britell On Thursday, the long-awaited redesign of caribbeantravel.com officially launched. The new site, viewed as a new kind of portal for the Caribbean travel market, comes as the region faces […]

New CEO at Cayman Finance

Above: Georgetown (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Cayman Finance, the organization that represents Cayman’s financial services industry, has named Gonzalo Jalles as its new Chief Executive Officer. Jalles was formerly the CEO of HSBC Cayman until founding his […]

Atlantis Appoints General Manager for The Cove and The Reef Resorts

Above: The Cove By the Caribbean Journal staff Kerzner International Bahamas has appointed Cristian Sariego as senior vice president and general manager of The Cove Atlantis and The Reef Atlantis resorts in the Bahamas. Sariego was formerly the general manager […]

The CJ Cool List – the Caribbean’s 10 Coolest Hotels for 2013

The Caribbean is not short on terrific hotels. Every island — every destination — has a range of interesting, original, luxurious properties sure to satisfy any traveler to the region. But this year, we wanted to offer our take on 10 […]

Solar Lights for Jamaica’s Streets

Above: a technician installs a solar LED panel in Clarendon (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff A new pilot project in Jamaica will help light a number of new street lamps in the country through solar power. The project […]

St Kitts Swears In New Governor General

Above: St Kitts (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Kitts and Nevis has sworn in Sir Edmund Wickham as the twin-island federation’s new Governor General. The Governor General succeed Sir Cuthbert Montraville Sebastian, announced his retirement at the […]

Bimini Bay Hires Miami-Based KW Property Management

Above: Bimini Bay By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bimini Bay Resort in the Bahamas has tapped Miami-based KW Property Management and Consulting to manage its residential component. The resort, which will soon be adding a casino run by Malaysian […]

Clinton Bush Haiti Fund Officially Ceases Operations; MIF Assumes Portfolio

Above: the Royal Oasis in Haiti By the Caribbean Journal staff The Clinton Bush Haiti Fund officially ceased formal operations Monday, a move the organization announced in early December. The fund was launched by former United States Presidents Bill Clinton […]

Haiti: Designs Released for $5 Million Football Stadium in Cite Soleil

Above: a rendering of the project By the Caribbean Journal staff Project Phoenix has officially unveiled the designs for its planned football stadium in Haiti. The 12,000-seat, $5 million stadium in Port-au-Prince’s Cite Soleil neighbourhood is the brainchild of Delos’ […]

St Kitts and Nevis Governor General Announces Retirement

Above: St Kitts (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Kitts and Nevis Governor General Sir Cuthbert Montraville Sebastian will be retiring effective Jan. 1, Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas announced Tuesday. Montraville has served as Governor General for […]

Owner Removes Hyatt from Curacao Resort; Hyatt Vows to “Protect Its Rights”

Above: the Hyatt Regency Curacao property By the Caribbean Journal staff Hotel investment group Santa Barbara Hospitality says it has removed Hyatt as the manager of its Curacao resort property, renaming it as the Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort. […]

UN Launches Plan to Eliminate Cholera in Haiti, Dominican Republic

Above: workers load supplies for distribution to cholera victims (FP/UN Photo/Marco Dormino) By the Caribbean Journal staff A new United Nations initiative aims to eliminate cholera in Haiti and in the neighbouring Dominican Republic, the world body announced Tuesday. The […]

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