2014

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 …

Haiti Reporting 21 Percent Jump in Tourist Arrivals in 2014

 Above: Ile a Vache in Haiti By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti is reporting a 21.1 percent increase in tourist arrivals in 2014, according to third-quarter numbers reported by the country’s Ministry of Tourism. Haiti welcomed 362,890 stayover arrivals in …

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 …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Tourist arrivals to the Caribbean rose by 4.3 percent in the first half of 2014, compared to the same period in 2013, according to data released by the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The data was released …

 Above: Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic’s tourism boom continues. The region’s leading tourism destination received just under 2.7 million tourist stopover arrivals in the first half of 2014, an …

 Above: Grand Cayman By the Caribbean Journal staff The Cayman Islands is predicting a nearly 300,000-passenger increase in cruise arrivals this year, according to Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell. The Minister made the revelation a few weeks after the recent Cruise …

 If carnival is an art, Haiti is one of the great masters. In the last few years, the annual fete has been held in a different city each year, and this year’s edition came to Gonaives in northern Haiti. Take …

 Above: preparing for Carnival (MINUSTAH Photo/Jeffrey Clark Lochard) By the Caribbean Journal staff The city of Jacmel, Haiti celebrated its 2014 edition of carnival, an annual party that is among the Caribbean’s most famous fetes. This year’s carnival was being …

 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 …

 Above: the Marriott Hotel project in Georgetown By the Caribbean Journal staff The Marriott hotel project in Guyana is on track for an expected August 2014 opening, according to the government. The project, which will include 197 rooms, a ballroom, …

 Above: wind turbines in Bonaire (CJ Photo) What will be the big stories of 2014? What will be the major issues facing the Caribbean region? And what will be the most interesting ones? CJ has put together a list of …

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor AS we move towards 2014, it is natural for us to not only reflect on 2013 but also think about what we must do in 2014 to improve our lives. This should not only be on …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff There is a “strong likelihood” that Dominica will have an operational geothermal plant in the country by 2014, according to Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit. The government is reportedly in talks with firms in geothermal and …