2013

St Lucia Breaks Tourist Arrivals Record

 Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia reached an all-time high for stopover arrivals in 2013, according to preliminary totals, the St Lucia Tourist Board said Monday. The island received more than 315,000 visitors in 2013, up …

Jamaica Tops 2 Million Stopover Visitors For First Time

 Above: Alexis and Craig Greiner met by a government delegation By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica welcomed its 2 millionth tourist to the island on Sunday, the first time the country has reached that number in its history. The travelers …

Caribbean Journal’s Entrepreneur of the Year 2013: Warren Cassell, Jr

 Above; Warren Cassell, Jr AS THE GLOBAL economy gets tougher and tougher, the Caribbean will have to work that much harder to develop and train its entrepreneurs. In order to compete, the Caribbean will have to make sure that its …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: Anguilla By the Caribbean Journal staff After a difficult 2012, the economy of Anguilla appears to be moving toward recovery. The island’s economy is projected to grow this year by about 0.93 percent, following a contraction of more than …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Hotel occupancy in the Caribbean fell by 0.9 percent in September, according to data from STR. The drop was the third time Caribbean hotel occupancy fell in the last four months, after a 2.2 percent …

 Above: the Dominican Republic (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Economic growth in the Dominican Republic decelerated in early 2013, according to the International Monetary Fund, which recently concluded a post-programme monitoring discussion with the country. The deceleration came …

 SOME ARE spectacles, others sanctuaries. Ultimately, the quality of a great pool depends on the occasion. Looking to relax? Looking to take in the views? The Caribbean has more great pools than we can count, but these are our 10 …

 Above: Carnival in Antigua (Photo: GA) By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua has begun its 2013 carnival, with the revelry starting on the streets of St John’s on Saturday. With Mas bands, pageant contenders and steel bands, the twin-island country’s …

 The Caribbean is beautiful, but it’s not always budget-friendly. But, especially during the summer season, there are some true hotel bargains in the region, if you know where to look. Of course, we’ve done the work for you — putting …

 The Caribbean has some very famous beaches: Grand Anse in Grenada, Seven Mile Beach in Cayman, Isla Verde in San Juan — and they’re all deserving of the fame. But the Caribbean is also full of beautiful lesser-known beaches, the …

 Above: a villa at Kittitian Hill (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell St Kitts may be the smallest country in the Caribbean, but its hotel sector is showing significant growth. The large-scale Kittitian Hill project, located on the northwest interior of …

 Above: Basseterre (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff While St Kitts and Nevis’ economy contracted by 1.3 percent in 2012, the country is projected to see a recovery in 2013 with 2 percent growth, according to the International Monetary …

 They may be the only places in the West Indies where you intentionally avoid the sand. Indeed, the Caribbean has some of the world’s most beautiful golf courses, and golf tourism continues to grow in the region. Of course, when …

 Above: Port-au-Prince (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s economy is projected to grow by 6.5 percent in 2013, according to the International Monetary Fund’s latest World Economic Outlook. That number is in line with a projection made by …

 Above: sailing in Grenada By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada’s Sailing Week Camper & Nicholsons Race Series began Thursday to kick off the major sailing season in the country. The first series, which lasts through Feb. 5, consists of four …

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor ONE QUESTION I get a lot is: what is to be expected of economic performance in Jamaica in 2013? In particular, people want to know about the IMF agreement, the exchange rate, inflation, and GDP growth …

 Above: Fort-de-France (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell ST KITTS — Martinique will be hosting the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s State of the Industry conference in 2013, part of the island’s continued efforts to strengthen its relationship with the wider region. The …