caribbean news


Jamaica’s Hotel Boom

A hotel development surge By Guy Britton MONTEGO BAY — Jamaica is undergoing a hotel development boom. The Caribbean tourism giant will see 1,600 new hotel rooms break ground this year alone, according to Tourism Minister Dr Wykeham McNeill. The construction […]

Healthcare in the Caribbean

Making Caribbean Hospitals “Smart”

A new program to target vulnerable hospitals By the Caribbean Journal staff A new project by the Pan American Health Organization is promoting “safe, green and smart” hospitals in the Caribbean. Nearly seven out of every 10 hospitals in Latin […]


The US Virgin Islands Is Suing Hess for $1.5 Billion

A major lawsuit By the Caribbean Journal staff The US Virgin Islands government is suing the Hess Corporation for shuttering the HOVENSA refinery in 2012, Governor Kenneth Mapp announced Monday. According to a complaint filed in Superior Court, the USVI is […]


In Barbados, Solar-Powered Schools

A new project with Japan By the Caribbean Journal staff A new project in Barbados is adding solar power to some of the country’s primary schools. The island’s government has partnered with Japan, with $121,818 in funding helping to procure […]


InselAir Launching Flights to Quito

A new destination By the Caribbean Journal staff Dutch Caribbean carrier InselAir is launching another new destination: Ecuador. The carrier will be launching nonstop flights from Aruba to Quito, beginning Oct. 29. The three-hour flights will operate on Thursdays and […]

In One Puerto Rican City, a Transformation Through Art

A new look through artistic engagement By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s a new kind of art in one Puerto Rican city. Puerto Rican artist Sofia Maldonado is leading a new movement in the territory’s urban space, looking to revitalize […]

Turks and Caicos Approves $100,000 Relief Fund for Dominica

Boost for storm-struck island By the Caribbean Journal staff The Turks and Caicos Islands’ cabinet has approved a relief fund of $100,000 to assist with the restoration efforts in Dominica, still in a state of emergency following the effects of […]


China to Increase Cooperation With Grenada on Climate Fight

A new push By the Caribbean Journal staff China will be enhancing its cooperation with Grenada in the fight against climate change. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said this week that the country would “strengthen communication and coordination with Grenada on […]

A New GM for Hyatt’s All-Inclusive Resorts in Jamaica

A new hire for Hyatt By the Caribbean Journal staff Hyatt’s Jamaica all-inclusives have a new general manager. Playa Resorts Management has announced the appointment of Diego Concha as general manager for both the Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall and the […]

LIAT’s New Winter Schedule

A shift at regional carrier By Dana Niland CJ Contributor LIAT has launched its new winter schedule, which will come into effect on September 15. The airline has moved up the launch of its winter schedule due to the acceleration […]


How Seaborne is Supporting Dominica Relief

A Seaborne plane By Dana Niland – CJ Contributor Regional air carrier Seaborne Airlines is chipping in to help relief efforts in storm-struck Dominica. Seaborne Airlines and its partners are collaborating to send essential supplies to Dominica in the aftermath […]

The World Bank Has a New Country Manager in Jamaica

New appointee for the World Bank By the Caribbean Journal staff The World Bank has named Galina Sotirova its new country manager for Jamaica, the organization announced. Sotirova, who assumed duties July 1, has now moved to Kingston to begin […]

Royal Caribbean’s New Tech Hire

A new CIO By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean has named Michael Giresi its new senior vice president and chief information officer. Giresi comes to the company after 20 years of implementing technology initiatives for companies like Tory Burch, […]


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