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Melia Names GM at New Jamaica Resort

 A new hire for Spanish travel giant By the Caribbean Journal staff Melia Hotels and Resorts has named Dimitris Kosvogiannis as general manager of its soon-to-open Melia Braco Village resort in Jamaica. The 226-room, colonial-design resort is slated to open …

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 …

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 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 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 …

 A shift at regional carrier By Dana NilandCJ 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 in …

 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 …

 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 …

 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, …

 A new focus on service By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico is launching plan aimed at improving service in the country’s tourism sector. The new Quality Service Program “encompasses several elements that make a difference in the reputation of …

 Mission to oversee Sept. 7 vote By Dana NilandCJ Contributor CARICOM has announced it will mount an Electoral Observer Mission to monitor the general elections to be held in Trinidad and Tobago on September 7. The Chief of Mission is …

 Major donation By Dana Niland CJ Contributor St Kitts and Nevis has pledged a $370,000 in humanitarian relief to assist Dominica in recovering from damages it suffered during Tropical Storm Erika. St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris …

 Sabre launches technology By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Sabre Corporation will be the first technology provider to offer travel agents in the US, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands an automated certification process for booking trips to, from, or within Cuba, …

 Now it’s official By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Queen Elizabeth II has officially appointed Samuel Weymouth Tapley Seaton as the Governor General of St Kitts and Nevis. Seaton, who had been serving as Acting Governor General since May, took his oaths …