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These Are the Best Caribbean Countries to Live In

 The United Nations Development Programme has released the latest edition of its Human Development Index, it’s periodic  ranking that effectively names the best countries in the world to live in. The index is based on a number of factors, including …

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Callaloo Cay Resort Project Breaks Ground in Antigua

 A major new resort project has broken ground in Antigua and Barbuda: Callaloo Cay. The luxury development is the brainchild of Al Caribi Antigua Development Limited — a joint venture between Sheik Tariq Bin Faisal Al Qassimi of Dubai and the …

Antigua and Barbuda Bullish on Cruise Sector

 Antigua and Barbuda is bullish on its cruise sector. Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Minister Asot Michael says he is “very encouraged” about the future of the country’s cruise sector, following a visit to cruise line offices in South Florida. Last …

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 Antigua and Barbuda’s tourism boom is continuing, thanks to record-breaking numbers from the United States. The twin-island destination welcomed its 100,000th visitors from the U.S. in 2016, the first time in record arrivals history for Antigua and Barbuda. Indeed, arrivals …

 The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority has named a new chairman. The ABTA has appointed former St. Kitts and Nevis Tourism Minister Ricky Skerritt to the role, in which he will be responsible for overseeing the “development of policies and …

Antigua and Barbuda Tourism

 Antigua and Barbuda tourism is hot and getting hotter. It’s been a strong year for the country’s tourism, and the numbers continue to improve. The twin-island Caribbean country reported 200,185 visitors through the end of September, a 9.04 percent increase …

 Above: Antigua Prime Minister Gaston Browne By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua Prime Minister Gaston Browne departed the country this weekend for an investment trip to Italy. Browne, who was joined by Tourism Minister Asot Michael, will pitch investors on …

 By Paul HayOp-Ed Contributor According to the Energy Policy and Sector Analysis in the Caribbean (2010 – 2011), the “Caribbean islands have the potential to lead the world to a new energy future.” Research on this paper was the cumulative …

 Above: construction work in Antigua (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua’s government is planning to expand its Construct Antigua Barbuda Initiative to include commercial development, according to Finance Minister Harold Lovell. The recommendation to do so came from …

 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 …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda’s government has launched its multimillion-dollar GATE project, something it hopes will be a major driver of development in information and communication technologies. The Government-Assisted Technology Endeavour is a partnership between Antigua and …

 Above: from left, Antiguan Finance Minister Harold Lovell and Ambassador Larry Palmer By the Caribbean Journal staff Ambassador Larry Palmer, the United States’ new envoy to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, has presented his credentials in Antigua and Barbuda. Palmer …

 Above: Casey Federal Courthouse in Houston By the Caribbean Journal staff Financier R Allen Stanford has received a 110-year prison sentence for orchestrating a 20-year investment fraud scheme in which he misappropriated $7 billion from his Stanford International Bank. The …

 Above: Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell BRIDGETOWN — Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer and his United Progressive Party have led Antigua and Barbuda’s government since 2004, when, as leader of the opposition, he unseated the Antigua Labour …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua is showing “notable progress” in many areas, according to the International Monetary Fund, which recently concluded a visit to the country. The IMF undertook the fourth, fifth and sixth reviews of the programme under …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua is beginning to ready its new Sustainable Tourism Development Plan, with consultants OBMI and T&L Europraxis working on the project. The team, which will deliver the plan and all related master planning and business …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda’s national football team has received a new name, following a nationwide text-voting campaign. The club, which is ranked 90th in the world according to FIFA, is now the “Benna Boys.” But while …

 Above: Kingston By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s economy is projected to slow to 1 percent in 2012, down from a 1.3 percent rate in 2011, according to a report released this week by the United Nations’ Economic Commission for …