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Rum Journal: The Rum Awards 2014

RUM IS more than a drink. It is the spirit of the Caribbean. It represents the sweetness of the region; its history; its courage and its romance. And rum is a way to take the Caribbean with you, wherever you […]

The Caribbean Travel Awards – 2014

In many ways, travel defines the Caribbean. It inspires, it creates, it entertains, it employs. It moves people and it moves souls. And travel and tourism are the Caribbean’s largest economic driver. To celebrate the world of Caribbean travel, we […]

In St Vincent and the Grenadines, Drumming to Fight Climate Change

Above: St Vincent and the Grenadines (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s no secret that the Caribbean faces an existential threat when it comes to climate change. But a new project in St Vincent and the Grenadines is […]

Seeking Caribbean Prosperity

By Ryan Peterson CJ Contributor WHILE IT is no secret that the Caribbean has struggled with sustainable socio-economic growth for well over half-century, what is less readily known and acknowledged is that more than 50 percent of growth in national […]

The 10 Best Caribbean Luxury Resorts For Families — 2014

There are many great luxury resorts in the Caribbean. There are many great family resorts in the Caribbean. But not all of members of the former group are also members of the latter group, and vice versa. But there are […]

Forbes: Media Everywhere … So What?

By Marcia Forbes, PhD CJ Contributor Media Everywhere – So What? I recently presented at a leadership conference which sought to get a glimpse of the future by examining today’s trends. The following are excerpts from that presentation which looked […]

Op-Ed: Haiti, Apple and Steve Jobs

By Daniella Bien-Aime Op-Ed Contributor WHEN MOST people think of Haiti, innovation does not come to mind. Yet the country is ripe for innovation because of the need to rebuild every industry. Apple is a leader in innovation. It is […]

15 Great Summer Vacations in the Caribbean For 2014

It’s one of the region’s best-kept secrets: the Caribbean is an even cooler place in the summer. It might be the summer breezes, or the emptied-out beaches or the great deals. But when you’re planning your summer vacation, look no […]

Barbados, St Maarten Hold Talks on Talk Cultural Industries

Above: Bridgetown (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados Culture Minister Stephen Lashley recently received St Maarten Governor Eugene Holiday for a visit in St Michael last week. The two sides focused on ways that culture can help diversify […]

7 Chefs Tell You Where (And What) to Eat in Puerto rico

By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor SAN JUAN — If you’re in an unfamiliar destination in search of authentic cuisine, who better to ask than a chef? On a recent trip to San Juan I seized the opportunity to quiz […]

The Caribbean’s Best Hotels For Food

Some countries are culinary destinations; some islands are culinary destinations; and some hotels are culinary destinations. The Caribbean is full of such hotel properties — the ones that view cuisine as integral to hospitality (and sometimes even more than that). These […]

The Caribbean’s Best Destinations For Foodies – 2014

The foodie revolution is upon us. And it means more and more travelers are planning their trips around a single purpose: culinary exploration. Thankfully, the Caribbean is one of the great food destinations in the world, with dozens of destinations […]

Caribbean Eats: St Barth’s Best Brunch

Above: Restaurant Le Gaiac in St Barth (all photos by CJ) ST BARTH — Here, on a hillside high above the currents of Toiny beach, is a cathedral. And every Sunday, locals and travelers alike make the pilgrimage. Above: Toiny Beach […]

The Caribbean’s Best Hotels For Design

WHEN IT comes to the quality of a hotel, what’s under the surface counts — service, culture, food. But the way a hotel is thought out, the way it’s put together structurally and the way it simply looks, all make a […]

13 Potential Caribbean Tech Hubs

COULD a Caribbean city develop into a Silicon Beach? As the Caribbean seeks to develop, it will need to be creative — and part of that means both attracting creative people and companies to its shores and supporting creative people […]

Talking Puerto Rico Tourism With PRHTA President and CEO Clarisa Jimenez

Above: PRHTA President and CEO Clarisa Jimenez at the San Juan Marriott (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell SAN JUAN — What’s next for tourism in Puerto Rico? Armed with a new marketing campaign positioning the destination as the “All Star […]

In St Lucia, Harnessing the Creativity of the Caribbean Region

Above: St Lucia By Gerard Best CJ Contributor PORT OF SPAIN — The Caribbean region, known for the creativity of its people, is now making decisive moves to harness that innate resourcefulness. Next week, the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) will hold the first […]

In St Lucia, the Love of Chocolate

Above: St Lucian chocolate Cacao and chocolate have long played an integral role in the history of St Lucia, and the island is once again celebrating Chocolate Heritage Month. The month-long festivities explore the roots of cacao in St Lucia, […]

Is Jamaica Serious About Tourism?

By Dennis Chung CJ Contributor EACH time I am away, I can’t help but do a comparison between the country I visit and Jamaica. In particular, I always look at the main industry of the country and contrast it against […]

Diving into Food in Bonaire

Above: At Sea in Bonaire (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell BONAIRE — THE DUTCH CARIBBEAN island of Bonaire has long occupied the space as the Caribbean’s top diving and snorkeling destination. With clear waters, a cornucopia of marine […]

Haiti and Education in the Digital Age

By Ilio Durandis CJ Contributor   WE LIVE IN A CHANGING WORLD; one that is extremely competitive. The disparities between advanced nations and those lagging behind have never been wider at any point in human history than they are today. […]

Trinidad at 50: Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar’s Independence Address

Above: Trinidad Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar (Photo: OPM Trinidad) Trinidad and Tobago marked the 50th anniversary of its independence Friday. The country achieved its independence from the Great Britain on Aug. 31, 1962. The following is the text of Trinidad […]

Interview with Bahamas Minister of Financial Services Ryan Pinder

Above: Nassau (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell Ryan Pinder was appointed as the Bahamas’ Minister of Financial Services following the Progressive Liberal Party’s return to power in May 2012. Pinder, an attorney by trade, heads a Ministry dealing with the […]

Nigel Spence: 50 Years of Jamaican Food

By Nigel Spence CJ Contributor This is a stellar year in Jamaica’s history, as Jamaicans and well-wishers everywhere will soon be celebrating the country’s 50th Anniversary of Independence.  Easily one of the most beautiful places on earth, Jamaica is not […]

Interview with Haiti Tourism Minister Stephanie Villedrouin on Remaking Haiti’s Brand

By Alexander Britell Haiti’s tourism sector is beginning again. Two years since the earthquake, new hotels are beginning to pop up, new hospitality students are being trained and destinations like Jacmel are entering the consciousness of international travelers. While it’s […]

Forbes: Performing Identity Online

The following is the fourth in a series of excerpts from Dr Marcia Forbes’ new book, STREAMING: Volume 1; #Social Media, Mobile Lifestyles. By Marcia Forbes, PhD Look at Meeee!! It has been said that we write ourselves into existence […]

Forbes: Jamaica, Women and ICT

By Marcia Forbes, PhD CJ Contributor ICT for Women & Girls – Why? World Telecommunication and Information Society Day was May 17. This year’s theme focused on Achieving Equality in ICT for Women and Girls. The State Minister in the […]

Choosing a Partner to Live with in Jamaica: From Marcia Forbes’ “Streaming”

STREAMING: Volume 1; #Social Media, Mobile Lifestyles, written by Marcia Forbes, artfully combines relevant and often humorous short stories to explain and support her research findings about what youths do online. Here, online refers to the Internet and cell phones. […]

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