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Barbados’ Elegant Hotels Group Names New Chief Executive Officer

Above: Turtle Beach in Barbados By the Caribbean Journal staff Elegant Hotels Group in Barbados has named Australian national Mark Campbell its new Chief Executive Officer, the company announced. Campbell has more than 20 years in the hospitality and travel […]

Wyndham Hotel Group Names New VP for Latin American Region

Above: the Viva Wyndham Dominicus Beach in the Dominican Republic’s La Romana By the Caribbean Journal staff Wyndham Hotel Group has named Luis Mirabelli as its new vice president for development for Latin America, the company announced Thursday. In the […]

Turks and Caicos Names New Director of Financial Services Commission

Above: TCI By the Caribbean Journal staff Anthony Arthur Roberts has been named the new director of the Turks and Caicos Financial Services Commission. Roberts, who has 40 years of experience in the insurance industry, has previously served as a […]

IMF: St Kitts and Nevis Makes “Significant Progress” on Debt Restructuring

Above: Nevis (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Kitts and Nevis has made “significant progress” on restructuring the country’s public debt, according to the International Monetary Fund, which recently completed its fourth review of the country’s economic performance […]

First Wyndham-Branded Hotel Opens in Costa Rica

Above: a rendering of the Wyndham Garden San José Escazú By the Caribbean Journal staff Wyndham has opened its first hotel in Costa Rica, with the 111-room Wyndham Garden San José Escazú debuting in San Juan. The hotel is owned […]

St Barth’s Hotel Le Toiny Debuts New Look at Restaurant Le Gaiac

Above: Restaurant Le Gaiac By the Caribbean Journal staff The Hotel Le Toiny in St Barth has unveiled a new look at its Restaurant Le Gaiac, following million-dollar renovation. The refurbishment, which began in May, was the first for Restaurant […]

Turks and Caicos Government, Digicel Sign Contract for IT Upgrade

Above: Turks and Caicos By the Caribbean Journal staff The Turks and Caicos Islands government has announced that Digicel TCI will be performing a $1.76 million upgrade of its IT systems. The government said the upgrade would save around $62,000 […]

Caribbean Mourns Dick Doumeng, Veteran Hotelier in St Thomas

Above: Dick Doumeng By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean is mourning the loss of Dick Doumeng, the owner of the Bolongo Bay Beach Resort on St Thomas, who passed away earlier this week. Doumeng, who was 78, passed away […]

Dominica Looking to Add to Hotel Stock

Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica’s government is pushing to improve the hotel stock on the island, according to Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit. Skerrit was speaking to a group of overseas nationals this week. Construction is […]

IMF: Antigua and Barbuda’s Economy Expected to Recover “Gradually”

Above: downtown St John’s (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda’s economy is expected to recover “gradually” this year, according to the International Monetary Fund, which recently completed its seventh review of the country’s economic performance under […]

Richard Doumeng: Investing Now to Promote the Caribbean Brand

By Richard Doumeng CJ Contributor Now is the time for the Caribbean to come together and reclaim its throne as the number one warm-weather destination in the world. The possibilities to brand and promote the “Caribbean” are endless, the CHTA […]

Jamaica’s Paulwell Urges Small Businesses on Green Energy Loan Facility

Above: Montego Bay By the Caribbean Journal staff A joint fund from the Development Bank of Jamaica and PetroCaribe is offering a loan facility for small businesses in Jamaica to green their energy operations, and Energy Minister Phillip Paulwell is […]

Turks and Caicos Signs Memorandum on $70 Million Hotel and Casino Project

Above: Turtle Cove (Photo: GIS) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Turks and Caicos has signed a memorandum with developer Circle Holdings, Ltd on a planned $70 million hotel, casino and marina project, the government announced Sunday. The project will […]

Cayman Islands Government, Private Sector Prepare for US FATCA Law

Above: Georgetown (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of the Cayman Islands and the territory’s private sector are working to prepare for the implementation of the United States’ Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act. Cayman currently has a […]

Haiti Officially Opens Roi Henri Christophe Campus in Limonade

Above: the Roi Henri Christophe Centre for Higher Education (OP Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti has officially opened the Roi Henri Christophe Centre for Higher Education in Limonade, a project funded by the government of the Dominican Republic […]

Trinidad and Tobago Looks to Develop Small Business Policy

By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago’s Ministry of Labour and Small and Micro Enterprise Development began a series of consultations this week aimed at developing a small business policy in the country. The first meeting was held in […]

Talking Caribbean Real Estate With Coldwell Banker’s Jim Reed

Above: the “Happy Ours” home on Harbour Island in the Bahamas (Listing: Coldwell Banker) While the Caribbean real estate market was impacted by the recession, it is beginning to show signs of growth. And at the centre of the regional […]

Puerto Rico Governor Launches Plan to Support Female Entrepreneurs

Above: Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuño at the launch (Photo: OG Puerto Rico) By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuño has launched a new programme to provide funding to female entrepreneurs in the territory. The plan provides […]

Haiti Begins Training Public Officials on Management of State Assets

Above: The office of Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe (centre) has launched a programme aimed at strengthening management of government assets By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s Office of Human Resources Management launched a training seminar this week aimed at […]

Haiti Tourism Minister Stephanie Villedrouin Begins Southern Tour

Above: Haiti Tourism Minister Stephanie Villedrouin (centre) on her southern tour in Morisseau this weekend (Photo: MT Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti Tourism Minister Stephanie Villedrouin began what the Ministry dubbed a major tour of the country’s southern […]

Haiti’s New Royal Oasis Hotel Set to Open in December in Petion-Ville

Above: the Royal Oasis By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s new Royal Oasis hotel will open its doors in Petion-Ville Dec. 12, according to Haiti Tourism Minister Stephanie Villedrouin. The announcement followed a meeting between Villedrouin and Spanish hotel company […]

Dominica, Grenada Among Countries Developing Regional Black Sigatoka Plan

Above: a banana plant (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica and Grenada are among a group of countries developing a regional plan to combat the Black Sigatoka disease, which is a growing threat to the Caribbean’s banana crop. […]

Haiti’s Lamothe Makes New Appointments

Above: Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe (centre) during a visit to (Photo: OPM Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe has announced the appointments of three new officials. Headlining the new appointees is Thierry Mayard-Paul, who […]

Forbes: Jamaican Television — Moneymaking Versus the Public Interest

By Marcia Forbes, PhD CJ Contributor Jamaica Jubilee Conversations To have participated in one of the five Jamaica Jubilee Conversations hosted as a part of this island’s celebration of its 50th anniversary as an Independent nation was an honour. “The […]

St Kitts and Nevis to Receive $4.76 Million Disbursement from IMF

Above: Basseterre, St Kitts (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Kitts and Nevis will be receiving a $4.76 million disbursement from the International Monetary Fund following approval by the fund’s Executive Board. The Stand-by arrangement was originally approved […]

Study: Haiti Should Not Rush Departure of MINUSTAH Peacekeepers

Above: the UN clears debris in Haiti earlier this year (UN Photo/Logan Abassi) By the Caribbean Journal staff The eventual departure of the United Nations’ MINUSTAH peacekeeping force from Haiti “should not be rushed,” according to a study by the […]

New US Ambassador Arrives in Haiti

Above: Incoming US Ambassador to Haiti Pamela White (Photo: DOS) By the Caribbean Journal staff New United States Ambassador to Haiti Pamela White arrived in Haiti Wednesday to begin her tour of duty in the country. White, who was officially […]

Op-Ed: Working Together to Promote the Caribbean Tourism Brand

By Richard Doumeng Op-Ed Contributor 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA). It’s also a time of continuing challenges for tourism in the region. A prolonged state of economic uncertainty in the world. Airlift […]

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