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New Swedish Ambassador to CARICOM

 Above: the CARICOM Secretariat By the Caribbean Journal staff Sweden’s newly-accredited Ambassador to CARICOM has officially begun his term. New Ambassador Claes Hammar presented his credentials to CARICOM Secretary General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque in Turkeyen, Guyana on Friday. Hammar said …

Caribbean Cookbook: Calypso Rum Rub Pork Tenderloin

 Above: Calypso Rum Rub Pork Tenderloin from the Tryall Club in Jamaica The latest edition of Caribbean Cookbook heads to the Tryall Club in Jamaica for a recipe from a villa chef at one of the club’s private villas. It’s …

Haiti Tourism Arrivals Up 20 Percent

 Above: the Sans-Souci Palace in Haiti By the Caribbean Journal staff Tourism arrivals to Haiti rose by 20.2 percent in 2013, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The Caribbean country welcomed a total of 419,736 …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: the Cocos hotel in Antigua By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda’s hotel sector is reporting its best first quarter since 2007, according to the Antigua Hotel and Tourist Association. Overall, Antigua’s hotel occupancy is up 1.4 percent …

 By Jun ZhangOp-Ed Contributor HIGH ENERGY costs are the Achilles heel of the Caribbean. More than 97 percent of this region’s electricity is generated from fossil fuels and many islands devote a hefty portion of their GDP to fuel imports. …

 Above: a Lufthansa plane at a Technik facility By the Caribbean Journal staff Lufhthansa Technik, the maintenance subsidiary of German air carrier Lufthansa, has signed an agreement to build a new maintenance, repair and reconditioning facility in Puerto Rico. Construction …

 Above: Jacinth Henry-Martin, chair of the OAS Permanent Council (OAS Photo/Juan Manuel Herrera) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Federation of St Kitts and Nevis has officially assumed the rotating chairmanship of the Organization of American States’ Permanent Council. Jacinth …

 Above: the new National Library in Antigua By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda has completed construction on the country’s new national public library. The completion of the project comes four decades after the country’s public library was damaged …

 Above: the signing ceremony on Thursday in Port-au-Prince (Photo: OPM Haiti) By Alexander Britell Hilton has signed an agreement to open its first hotel in Haiti. After what was reportedly a four-year-long process, the company signed an agreement on Thursday …

 THE LATEST Caribbean Cookbook comes to us from the Villa Belle Morne Rouge in Grenada, which sent in this delectable recipe for callaloo dumplings that the owners call “a fabulous example of Austro-Caribbean fusion comfort food.” “These are one of …

 Above: Tobago (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Incoming Trinidad and Tobago Tourism Minister Gerry Hadeed has made his first official visit to Tobago. The trip included talks with Tobago Chief Secretary Orville London and tourism officials including Tobago …

 Above: Norman Girvan By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean is mourning the loss of one of its greatest intellectuals, Professor Norman Girvan. The Jamaican-born Girvan, who died this week, was one of the pioneers of the regional integration movement …

 You’re planning a major conference. Or a business getaway. Or a small forum for company executives. Well, the Caribbean is the perfect place — with scores of hotels with top-level meeting space and all the perks you want during downtime — …

 Above: Former Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister ANR Robinson By Andrea PerezCJ Contributor PORT OF SPAIN — Trinidad and Tobago is mourning the loss of former Prime Minister and President Arthur Napoleon Raymond Robinson . The 87-year-old Robinson passed away …

 By David RoweOp-Ed Contributor THERE ARE a number of big legal cases which have attracted the attention of Jamaicans both locally and overseas in recent months, most notably the recently-concluded Vybz Kartel case. What’s noteworthy about almost all of them …

 Above: Hollice Mapp aka Mr Killa By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada’s government has named Caribbean soca artist Hollice Mapp as the country’s newest cultural ambassador. Mapp, whose stage name is “Mr Killa,” is being given an official passport. The …

 Above: Bridgetown (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff China’s government has “reiterated its intention to provide financial assistance” for a number of projects in Barbados, the Caribbean country said Wednesday. Chinese Ambassador to Barbados Wang Ke made the pledge …

 Above: Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe and Dominican Minister of the Presidency Gustavo Montalvo earlier this year (Photo: OPDR) By Alexander Britell Haiti and the Dominican Republic have postponed their high-level talks for a second time, Caribbean Journal has learned. …