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First Dutch Ambassador to CARICOM

 Above: Dutch Ambassador Lucita MoenirAlam and CARICOM SG Irwin LaRocque (Photo: CARICOM) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Netherlands has named its first-ever Ambassador to the Caribbean Community. This week, Ambassador Lucita MoenirAlam presented her credentials to CARICOM Secretary General …

New Private Terminal, Lounge Open at St Kitts Airport

 Above: the new arrival/departure lounge inside St Kitts’ new private terminal By the Caribbean Journal staff St Kitts’ airport now has a private air terminal — and a new arrival and departures lounge. The new private terminal officially opened its …

Puerto Rico Lightly Shaken By 3.8-Magnitude Earthquake

 Above: a map of the quake (graphic: United States Geological Survey) By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico was lightly shaken by a 3.8-magnitude earthquake on Wednesday evening, according to data from the United States Geological Survey. The quake, which …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: Negril By the Caribbean Journal staff New planned ferry service in Jamaica will connect the country’s three main tourism hubs: Montego Bay, Negril and Ocho Rios. The $30 million project is being led by US-based Paradise Ferry, which signed …

 Above: the new Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean has its newest Hard Rock hotel with the opening of the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya in Puerto Aventuras. The property held its grand opening …

 Above: Port of Spain (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The new Diplomatic Academy of the Caribbean officially opened at the University of the West Indies St Augustine Campus in Trinidad on Tuesday. Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla …

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff With the continued importance of tourism to the regional economy, more and more governments are looking to ensure the industry is valued locally. Accordingly, the Discover Dominica Authority recently launched the …

 Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s long-delayed elections are still far off, but the country took a step toward holding them Tuesday with the publication of the new Provisional Electoral Council. The new council is …

  GRENADA — Caribbean Journal recently attended the grand opening of the new Sandals LaSource Grenada resort. Join Caribbean Journal on location as we bring you a first look of the property in 11 slides.  Above is the brand-new Italian …

 Above: a lionfish ready to be cooked By the Caribbean Journal staff The invasive lionfish remains a major problem for the Caribbean region, but Barbados is dealing with the problem in a unique way: with a derby. The country’s next …

 By Michael W Edghill CJ Contributor Recently, noted columnist on Caribbean affairs, Sir Ronald Sanders, authored an article that appeared in numerous publications throughout the Caribbean. The catalyst for his work appears to have been the remarks of Dr Ralph …

 Above: Chef Nina Compton By the Caribbean Journal staff Noted Chef Nina Compton arrived in St Lucia this weekend in time for the grand finale of the St Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival. Compton, who was the runner up in …

 Above: President-Elect Juan Carlos Varela By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama has picked its next president, Juan Carlos Varela, who defeated challenger Varela, who is currently the country’s vice president, received just over 39 percent of the vote, topping Navarro, …

 Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia Sustainable Development Minister James Fletcher held talks last week with a delegation from the German International Cooperation Agency. The purpose of the meeting was for Germany’s delegation to “better informed …

 Above: Martinique Tourism Commissioner Karine Roy-Camille at CHTA Travel Marketplace in the Bahamas (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell PARADISE ISLAND — Like fellow French department Guadeloupe, Martinique has maintained a relatively low profile for travelers in markets like the US …

 Above: Kingston (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean is increasingly looking to the creative sector for pathways to growth; Jamaica should be no different in this regard, according to Harold Davis, deputy chief executive officer of the …

 Above: Roseau, Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Canada should ramp up efforts to reach a trade deal with the Caribbean Community this year, according to a new report from the Toronto-based CD Howe Institute. The report, “A …

 Above: St John in the USVI By the Caribbean Journal staff The United States Environmental Protection Agency has created an inter-agency effort to protect Caribbean coral reefs off the shores of Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. The Caribbean …

 

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