Haiti PM, Tourism Minister Lead Delegation to Aruba

Above: Haiti Tourism Minister Stephanie Villedrouin (left) and PM Laurent Lamothe (second from left) in Aruba (Photo: OPM Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe and Tourism Minister Stephanie Villedrouin are leading a high-level delegation to […]


Former GM at St Lucia's BodyHoliday Joins Radisson Aruba Resort

Above: the Radisson Aruba Resort By the Caribbean Journal staff Mark Lyttleton-Frances has been named the new general manager of the Radisson Aruba Resort, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group announced Thursday. Lyttleton assumed his role Jan. 8. He was previously the […]


Hyatt Aruba Continues With Renovations

Above: The Hyatt in Aruba By the Caribbean Journal staff The Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort Casino & Spa will open its new Mexicado eatery as part of a series of ongoing renovations, the company announced. Mexicado, billed as Aruba’s first […]


Valero to Convert Aruba Oil Refinery into Refined Products Terminal

Above: Valero’s Aruba refinery By the Caribbean Journal staff Valero has notified employees at its Aruba refinery that it will be reducing operations and reorganizing the site into a refined products terminal, the company’s Aruba subsidiary announced Monday. The refinery […]

Rum Journal: A Refreshing Cocktail from Aruba's Bucuti & Tara

There’s nothing pleasant about “sand in your shorts” unless Marina Perez is mixing up a cocktail of the same name at Aruba’s Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts. Originally created upon the request of an exceptionally sandy guest, fresh off of […]

British Virgin Islands Hosting Greenland Premier Kuupik Kleist for Visit

Above: Scrub Island in the British Virgin Islands By the Caribbean Journal staff Greenland Premier Kuupik Kleist is visiting the British Virgin Islands this week in his capacity as chairman of the Overseas Countries and Territories Association. The British Virgin […]


Op-Ed: Hyatt’s Carlos Cabrera on the Future of Caribbean Hotels

By Carlos Cabrera Op-Ed Contributor When asked about Hyatt’s strategy to enhance its distribution during the company’s Q1 earnings call in May, Mark Hoplamazian, President and CEO of Hyatt Hotels Corporation, specified that expanding the Hyatt Resort presence was one […]

British Virgin Islands Forms New Council With European's Caribbean Territories

By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands has signed an agreement to form a new body aimed at fostering greater cooperation between the British and Dutch territories in the Caribbean. The Caribbean Overseas Countries and Territories Council includes […]

Barbados Urges Workers to Develop Language Skills As It Taps Foreign Markets

Above: Barbados Labour Minister Dr Esther Byer-Suckoo (UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras) By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados is urging its workforce to develop its foreign language skills, as the country seeks to sign bilateral trade agreements, pursue foreign direct investment and […]


Following HOVENSA Closure in St Croix, Valero Suspends Refining in Aruba

Above: the Valero refinery in Aruba By the Caribbean Journal staff Following the closure of the HOVENSA refinery in St Croix last month, another Caribbean refinery will be shutting down. Valero Energy Corporation announced that refining operations at its 235,000-barrel-per […]

In Aruba, the Dominican Republic Builds Tribute to a Founding Father

Above: a ceremony marking the groundbreaking (Photo: CIG) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Consulate General in the Dominican Republic has begun construction in Aruba on the Plaza Juan Pablo Duarte, honouring one of the founding fathers of the Dominican […]

Starbucks Heads to Curacao

By the Caribbean Journal staff The island of Curacao has its first Starbucks at the Renaissance Curacao Resort and Casino. Starbucks currently has locations in several Caribbean countries, including the Bahamas (at the Atlantis resort), Puerto Rico, and Aruba. It […]


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