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Central Bank Governor: “Cautious Optimism” for Trinidad’s Economy

 Above: Trinidad By the Caribbean Journal staff The short-term outlook for Trinidad’s economy should be one of “cautious optimism,” according to Trinidad Central Bank Governor Jwala Rambarran. The governor was speaking at a recent “Economic Outlook 2013” luncheon held by …

Grenada Pushes Dive Tourism Market

 Above: the underwater sculpture park By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada is highlighting its dive sector in the country’s latest tourism push, something Tourism Minister George Vincent called the tri-island state’s “most mature” market. In 2012, Grenada was named the …

Caribbean Hotel Industry Has Best Year Since 2008: Report

 Above: the Viceroy Anguilla By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean’s hotel industry reported improvements in three key metrics in 2011, according to data from STR. Hotel occupancy in the region rose by 2.6 percent to 61.8 percent, the average …

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 By Alexander Britell Turks and Caicos’ government has been moving forward on a plan to restore the territory to stability, most recently announcing the appointment of five new permanent secretaries who will develop five new government ministries: Border Control and …

 Above: the Turks and Caicos House of Assembly (Photo: GIS) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Turks and Caicos government has named five new ministries that will be developed in the territory, following the announcement of five new permanent secretaries …

 Above: St Kitts and Nevis Foreign Minister Sam Condor and British Foreign Secretary William Hague (Photos: CUOPM/FCO) By the Caribbean Journal staff Foreign Ministers from CARICOM will host United Kingdom Foreign Secretary William Hague and a number of business leaders …

 Above: Ambassador Hu Shan, Bradley Armbrister, Island Administrator for the Bahamas’ East End District and Madame Liu Ping (BIS Photo/Vandyke Hepburn) Chinese Ambassador to the Bahamas Hu Shan made his first official visit to Grand Bahama Wednesday, looking at the …

 Jamaica’s government announced a plan to expand the country’s information and communications technology sector, along with its business process outsourcing industry, according to Industry, Investment and Commerce Minister Dr Christopher Tufton. “It is our position, as a government, that the …