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JetBlue Continues Regional Expansion With Service to Medellin

 Above: Medellin By the Caribbean Journal staff JetBlue is continuing its expansion in the Caribbean Basin. The New York City-based carrier announced this week plans to launch service to Medellin, Colombia out of Fort Lauderdale. The nonstop service to Colombia …

Op-Ed: Is it Time For President Obama to Visit the Caribbean?

 By David RoweOp-Ed Contributor DIFFERENT US PRESIDENTS have had different attitudes to the Caribbean, from President Ronald Reagan, who made a high-profile visit to Jamaica (and ordered the invasion of Grenada to) to Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, both …

10 Secret Beaches in the Caribbean

 The Caribbean has some very famous beaches: Grand Anse in Grenada, Seven Mile Beach in Cayman, Isla Verde in San Juan — and they’re all deserving of the fame. But the Caribbean is also full of beautiful lesser-known beaches, the …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: the Holiday Inn Resort Grand Cayman By the Caribbean Journal staff InterContinental Hotels Group has officially opened a Holiday Inn Resort in Grand Cayman. The 117-room, beachfront property is the 35th Holiday Inn Resort in the world, and InterContinental’s …

 Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada will have to produce more original products and create more attractions to grab a greater share of regional tourism, according to Tourism Minister Alexandra Otway-Noel. The Minister, who was addressing …

 Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff For the first time, the Caribbean now has a regional alliance of psychological associations. The Caribbean Alliance of National Psychological Associations officially launched last week in Grenada on the True Blue …

 Above: CARICOM Headquarters By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean region needs closer integration, according to Pascal Lamy, director general of the World Trade Organization. Pointing to the history of the region, Lamy said the best way to honour the …

 Above: CARICOM Secretary General Irwin LaRocque By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean officially launched its CARICOM “Regional Aid for Trade” strategy at a ceremony in Haiti on Tuesday. Aid for Trade, a partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank and …

 Above: Port of Spain (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell NEW YORK — Long the commodities hub of the Caribbean, Trinidad is now making a play to enter the region’s bread-and-butter market, tourism, in a big way. It’s a relatively new …

 By Zhivargo LaingCJ Contributor ON A recent radio show in the Bahamas, the topic of China’s $8 million loan to the country was being discussed. A curious caller asked, “what do the Chinese want for these loans anyway?” Her question …

 Above: Samana By Alexander Britell Last month, we spoke to Ana Garcia Sotoca Pascual about the growth of tourism in La Romana in the Dominican Republic. We continue our look at the Dominican Republic’s varied destinations with a conversation about …

 Above: St Vincent By the Caribbean Journal staff St Vincent and the Grenadines and the Caribbean Development Bank are launching a $4.7 million project aimed at alleviating poverty, Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves announced. The Seventh Basic Needs Trust Fund …

 Above: Washington Slagbaai National Park (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell BONAIRE —THE TOWERING ROCK formations, cacti and unfamiliar terrain may suggest otherwise, but the northwestern corner of Bonaire is very much in the Caribbean. This is the Caribbean’s …

 Above: Tobago’s East Coast (Photo: Sabine Fröhlich) The Caribbean is full of spectacular photos, whether you’re a seasoned photographer or a traveler with a camera phone. Our new Caribbean Photo of the Week feature gives our readers a chance to …

 Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly (Photo: OP Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti President and CARICOM Chairman Michel Martelly will launch the Caribbean Regional Aid for Trade Strategy in Port-au-Prince on Tuesday. The “Aid For Trade” strategy involves the …

 Above: Martinique (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff This year’s Caribbean Tourism Organization State of the Industry Conference will focus on visitor experience and authenticity, the regional organization announced Friday. The conference, which will be hosted in Martinique for …

 Above: Trinidad (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff With high debt and a vulnerability to natural disasters, the Caribbean must seek out new areas for growth, according to Trinidad Central Bank Governor Jwala Rambarran. The Governor, who was speaking …

 Above: Nevis (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean Journal won the award for best online feature at Thursday’s Caribbean Tourism Organization media awards in New York. CJ’s Alexander Britell took home the honour for his article, “Sea Turtles …