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Caribbean Photo of the Week: Viewing Nevis, From Above

The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Nicole LaValette, who sent in this snapshot of the island of Nevis, viewed from a Cape Air flight. Do you have a great photo of the Caribbean? Send it to with […]

Fidel Castro Appears in New Photo

Above: the photo of Castro and University student Randy Perdomo Garcia By the Caribbean Journal staff Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro has appeared in a new photo released by the country’s government. The photo of Castro is the first of him […]

Earthquake Shakes Northern Coast of Dominican Republic

Above: a map of the quake (graphic: USGS) By the Caribbean Journal staff The northern coast of the Dominican Republic was shaken by an earthquake on Friday afternoon, according to the United States Geological Survey. The quake struck at around […]

Antigua, Cyprus Deepening Ties

Above: Cyrpus By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda and Cyprus are deepening their cooperation. Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades has pledged his country’s intentions to “forge closer ties” with the twin-island state, with plans to appoint an Ambassador to […]

The Best-Kept Secret in the British Virgin Islands

Above: Anegada (all photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell ANEGADA — The sand is white. Not off-white, not golden. There are vibrant beach restaurants, welcoming watering holes and empty roads. Not to mention that this place has a lobster surplus […]

Op-Ed: Rethinking PetroCaribe

By Jevon Minto Op-Ed Contributor The International Monetary Fund’s Director for the Western Hemisphere Department, Alejandro Werner, warned this week, during a forum held in Montego Bay on Unlocking Economic Growth in the Caribbean, that the likelihood of fallout in […]

20 Must-Shop Caribbean Boutiques

By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor Souvenir shopping in the Caribbean? For the love of God, put down that fridge magnet, shot glass or oversize sombrero. And don’t get me started on those knitted hats with the faux dreadlocks! I’ve […]

Bahia Principe Resort Coming to Aruba’s Baby Beach

Above: Baby Beach in Aruba By the Caribbean Journal staff Spanish hotel giant Grupo Pinero has announced plans to open a resort on the island of Aruba. The Luxury Bahia Principe Baby Beach Don Pablo Collection will debut under the […]

Creating Caribbean Futures

By Gerard Best CJ Contributor Many Caribbean livelihoods are made and lost around seasonal fluctuations in foreigners’ travel. For much of the region, tourism, an all-too-inefficient form of intraregional human traffic, is economic lifeblood. But for one group of Caribbean […]

Accor Names Executive Vice President For North/Central America, Caribbean

Above: The MGallery Hostal Nicolas de Ovando in Santo Domingo By the Caribbean Journal staff Accor has named Dominique Colliat the company’s new executive vice president for hotel services for North & Central America and the Caribbean, it announced Wednesday. […]

Jamaica Names New Tourism Director

Above: New Jamaica Tourist Board Director Paul Pennicook By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica has a new Director of Tourism, industry veteran Paul Pennicook. Pennicook, who had been serving as chairman of Jamaica Vacations, succeeds John Lynch, a decades-long regional […]

Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe Makes Visit to Venezuela

Above: Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe (Photo: OPM Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe departed Haiti Tuesday for a 24-hour visit to Venezuela, his office announced. Lamothe was set to meet with Venezuela President Nicolas […]

Bahamas, Microsoft Sign Agreement on Education Technology

Above: the signing ceremony in Nassau By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of the Bahamas has signed a partnership agreement with Microsoft on education technology. The Microsoft Partners in Learning Education Transformation Agreement is a “significant milestone” in the […]

Cayman Islands Names Minimum Wage Advisory Committee

Above: the Cayman Islands (Caribbean Journal photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Cayman Islands has announced the membership of its Minimum Wage Advisory Committee. In a statement, the government said the committee had begun its work to present recommendations […]

Venezuela Makes “Major Order” Of Haiti-Produced Tablets

Above: PetroCaribe President Bernardo Alvarez at Surtab in Haiti (Photo: OPM Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff PetroCaribe President Bernardo Alvarez made a 24-hour visit to Haiti on Tuesday to announce a “major order” placed by Venezuela’s government of tablet […]

Cayman Islands, Belgium Sign Tax Information Exchange Agreement

Above: the signing ceremony By the Caribbean Journal staff The Cayman Islands and Belgium have officially signed a tax information exchange agreement. Cayman Financial Services Minister Wayne Panton and Belgian Ambassador Godelieve Van den Bergh signed the agreement last week […]

Venezuela: OAS Secretary General Urges “Comprehensive Dialogue”

Above: Organization of American States Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza (OAS Photo/Patricia Leiva) By the Caribbean Journal staff Organization of American States Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza is urging a “comprehensive dialogue” between the government and the opposition in Venezuela. […]

11 Caribbean Baseball Players to Watch in the 2014 Season

Above: Robinson Cano By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean seems to be taking over the baseball world. From David Ortiz’s postseason heroics to the rookie-season surge of Yasiel Puig, the region continues its rise as perhaps the single-greatest source […]

Lewis Hamilton to Take Part in Top Gear Festival Barbados

Above: Lewis Hamilton By the Caribbean Journal staff Formula 1 star Lewis Hamilton will be taking part in the upcoming Top Gear Festival in Barbados. Hamilton will appear on the track behind the wheel of his Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula […]

Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe to Visit Venezuela, Chile

Above: Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe (Photo: OPM Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe is set to visit Venezuela and Chile in the coming week. On Sunday, Lamothe was to begin a one-day trip to […]

Grenada Expresses “Concern” Over Situation in Venezuela

Above: Grenada By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of Grenada issued a statement Thursday expressing its “increasing concern” over the situation in Venezuela. Grenada said it was concerned by the “latest tendency of forces to resort to the use […]

Venezuelan Unrest and the Caribbean

By Michael W Edghill CJ Contributor THE BOOK that is to be written on post-Hugo Chavez Venezuela opened a new and dynamic chapter on Tuesday as thousands marched in the streets of Caracas, prompting opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez to turn […]

The Cool List: The Caribbean’s Coolest Hotels For 2014

There’s a chill in the air across the Caribbean. Sure, it could be from a polar vortex, but it might just be coming from the sheer number of artful, luxurious and alluring hotel and resort properties in the region. We’re […]

The 50 Best Caribbean Restaurants – 2013

WHAT TURNS a great meal into a memorable one? Particularly in the Caribbean, a great meal is about a great experience — one that combines food, service, ambience and more, whether you’re at a beach shack or a fine-dining eatery. […]

Haiti, Dominican Republic Presidents Talk Citizenship Issue in Caracas

Above: the PetroCaribe-ALBA Summit in Caracas (Photo: OPDR) By the Caribbean Journal staff As tensions over a citizenship ruling continue between Haiti and the Dominican Republic, the two countries took time to hold talks on Monday evening in the context […]

Six Great Hotel Bars in Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo is one of the great nightlife capitals of the Caribbean, and it’s also home to some seriously good hotels — with bars to match. Here are six of our favourites. What are yours? Cibao Bar – MGallery Hostal Nicolas […]

IMF: Barbados Faces “Considerable Economic Challenges”

Above: Barbados (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados continues to face “considerable economic challenges,” according to the International Monetary Fund. The fund recently concluded 10 days of discussions with Barbados for the 2013 Article IV consultation, led by […]

The Caribbean’s Best Business Hotels

You’re on the road, in town for an important meeting. There are a few things you simply must have — efficient service, a comfortable room, working Wi-Fi and a good location. Business travelers have their own set of demands, and […]


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