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Interview with British Virgin Islands Tourism Director Sharon Flax-Mars

 Above: BVI By Alexander Britell The British Virgin Islands received approximately 302,647 tourist arrivals in 2012, essentially unchanged from the previous year. Seeking to improve on those numbers, the BVI hired a new director of tourism, Sharon Flax-Mars, a 25-year …

Cuba Could Send 6,000 Doctors to Brazil

 Above: Brasilia By the Caribbean Journal staff Cuba could send 6,000 doctors to Brazil under a proposal that is currently in negotiations between the two countries, Brazil’s government announced. Brazil would reportedly hire the doctors to serve in some of …

Rum Journal: From the Rainforests of Brazil, an Eco-Friendly Cachaca

 Above: the Atlantic rainforest in Brazil CAN DRINKING RUM help save the environment? It’s a pleasant thought for any rum enthusiast — but a new rum from a small town at the edge of Brazil’s Atlantic rainforest may do just …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: the Ritz-Carlton Rose Hall in Jamaica By Alexander Britell Travel demand for Jamaica is on the rise, according to the latest report from Expedia. More than 230,000 room nights in the country were booked through Expedia’s platforms in 2012, …

 Above: the British Virgin Islands By the Caribbean Journal staff British Virgin Islands Premier Dr Orlando Smith recently concluded a trade mission to Brazil, courting financial services investors and potential tourists. The BVI delegation hosted a series of financial services …

 Above: Havana By the Caribbean Journal staff A delegation from Brazil’s ruling Workers’ Party arrived in Havana on Monday morning. The group, led by Rui Falcao, president of the centre-left Workers’ Party, was received by Jose Ramon Machado Ventura, second …

 Above: Haiti PM Laurent Lamothe By the Caribbean Journal staff A little over three months since he announced that Canada would be reviewing its long-term strategy with Haiti, International Cooperation Minister Julian Fantino chaired a meeting Friday with Haiti Prime …

 Above: Michael Misick By Alexander Britell Former Turks and Caicos Premier Michael Misick has been re-arrested by Brazilian Federal Police, Turks and Caicos authorities said Tuesday. Misick was arrested in Sao Paulo on the authority of a Brazilian Supreme Court …

 Above: the Bath Hotel office in Nevis (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Nevis Premier Vance Amory hosted Brazilian Ambassador Antonio Jose Rezende de Castro last week for a meeting aimed at strengthening cooperation. “The Ambassador and I, we …

 Above: Georgetown (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Cayman Islands has signed a tax information exchange agreement with Brazil, its 31st such international agreement. The treaty, which was signed on Tuesday, seeks to build on business relationships already …

 Above: Paradise Island (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas’ tourism plans for 2013 will include a variety of strategies, including a new digital platform and a visit to Latin America. The digital platform, according to Tourism Minister …

 Above: former Turks and Caicos Premier Michael Misick By Alexander Britell Former Turks and Caicos Premier Michael Misick has been released from prison in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on bail, the Turks and Caicos government said Friday. The Brazilian Supreme …

 Above: President Donald Ramotar meets Brazilian Vice Admiral Ademir Sobrinho, joined by Brazilian Ambassador to Guyana Luiz Seixas De Andrade (left)   By the Caribbean Journal staff   Brazilian Vice Admiral Ademir Sobrinho recently made his first visit to neighbouring …

 YOU MAY RECOGNIZE the name Oronoco from our 2012 Rum Awards, when Rum Journal gave Oronoco the “Bottle Design of the Year” award. But this white rum, grown from Brazilian sugarcane, is not just a pretty face. Brazil is known …

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor THERE ARE TWO THINGS of importance to Jamaica that occurred over the past two weeks which will have an effect on what happens to our economy going forward. The first is the update on the state …

 Above: Former TCI Premier Michael Misick By Alexander Britell The United Kingdom is formally requesting the extradition of former Turks and Caicos Premier Michael Misick this month, the TCI announced in a statement Wednesday. Misick was arrested under an Interpol …

 Above: Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe with the Brazilian delegation (Photo: OPM Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe met Friday with a delegation from Brazil’s National Congress in Port-au-Prince. The delegation included members of Brazil’s …

 Above: former TCI Premier Michael Misick By Alexander Britell Former Turks and Caicos Premier Michael Misick has been arrested at the Santos Dumont Airport in Rio de Janeiro by Brazilian Federal Police, according to the TCI Special Investigation and Prosecution …