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Jamaica, IMF Reach $750 Million Staff-Level Agreement

 Above: Kingston (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica has reached its long-awaited agreement with the International Monetary Fund, the organization announced in a statement Friday. The staff-level agreement is on the key elements of an economic programme that …

Op-Ed: The Rule of Law in the Turks and Caicos Islands

 By David RoweOp-Ed Contributor In a political blast that threatens to cause a constitutional crisis in the Turks and Caicos Islands, the current Premier, Dr Rufus Ewing, has asked Her Majesty’s Government to recall Governor Ric Todd, Attorney General Huw …

Bahamian Hotels to Go Green

 Above: Abaco By the Caribbean Journal staff A new programme in the Bahamas will help the country’s hotel sector go green. The Caribbean Hotel Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Action-Advanced Programme, which launched this week, aims to improve the competitiveness …

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 Above: Haiti Tourism Minister Stephanie Villedrouin (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell In June 2012, Caribbean Journal spoke to Haiti Tourism Minister Stephanie Villedrouin about her plans to grow Haiti’s largely undeveloped tourism sector into something far bigger. At the time, …

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean received nearly 25 million tourists in 2012, a 5.4 percent increase from 2011, according to data released by the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The region received its largest number of …

 Above: Kingston (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s government is seeking to put in place a “Tobacco Control Act” that would prohibit smoking in public areas and work places, according to Health Minister Dr Fenton Ferguson. The act, …

 By David RoweOp-Ed Contributor CELAC, the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, is the newest addition to the alphabet soup of Caribbean multi-national organizations. The organization, formed in 2010, has 33 member states, including 16 from the greater Caribbean …

 By Paul HayOp-Ed Contributor According to the Energy Policy and Sector Analysis in the Caribbean (2010 – 2011), the “Caribbean islands have the potential to lead the world to a new energy future.” Research on this paper was the cumulative …

 By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon GREAT EXUMA — IT’S IRONIC that while I love to travel far from home, many of the resorts I love actually feel a lot like home. Maybe it’s because in reality they’re lot a nicer than my …

 THEY’RE JUST SAND AND WATER. But they make the Caribbean go. The Caribbean has, in our humble opinion, the best beaches in the world, and choosing just 10 is, well, [insert grain of sand joke here]. This year’s inaugural Beach List …

 Above: Tortuga Bay at Puntacana By Alexander Britell The Dominican Republic has grown into one of the dominant tourism destinations in the Caribbean, nearing 5 million visitors in 2012. The country also led the Caribbean in hotel growth last year, …

 Above: the Turks and Caicos House of Assembly By the Caribbean Journal staff The Turks and Caicos Islands has had a democratic government for more than three months, and Governor Ric Todd said the UK sees “many positives” in the …

 Above: Jamaica Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips By the Caribbean Journal staff An International Monetary Fund team will visit Jamaica “within three weeks,” according to Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips. If those talks go well, a deal with the fund …

 Above: the Grotto Pool at the Atlantis resort By the Caribbean Journal staff This year’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace showed increased activity and interest, according to the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association. This year’s event, held at the Atlantis resort in …

 By Federico BroednerCJ Contributor Welcome to Caribbean Cigar, a new CJ feature dedicated to the world of fine cigars. 1966 was the year Cohiba debuted as a commercial brand. This limited edition, the Cohiba 1966, was created as an homage …

 Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly (Photo: OP Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti President Michel Martelly continued his visit to Chile this week vowing Haiti’s commitment to regional integration. The Haitian leader is in Santiago this week for the …

 Above: Port of Spain By the Caribbean Journal staff The European Union imports more goods from Trinidad and Tobago than any other country in the Caribbean, according to data released by the EU. The numbers were released to coincide with …

 Above: Bonito in St Barth By Alexander Britell TINY ST BARTH is a sandy slice of mainland France, an outpost of the Cote D’Azur in the Caribbean. But on Rue Lubin Brin in Gustavia, perched on a hillside, Chef Laurent …