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St Lucia Sees Jump in Air Arrivals

 Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff Air arrivals to St Lucia have increased by 5 percent in the first half of 2013, the government announced Wednesday. The increase was driven by growth from the United States market, according …

Dominica’s Percival Marie Takes Over as Director General of CARIFORUM

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica’s Percival Marie has assumed office as the director general of CARIFORUM, the Forum of African, Caribbean and Pacific States Directorate in the CARICOM Secretariat. Marie succeeds former CARIFORUM Director General …

In Trinidad, the Spirit of Africa

 Above: Angelique Kidjo (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell PORT OF SPAIN —Angelique Kidjo comes from Benin. 2face Idibia hails from Jos, Nigeria. But for one evening here, the two were right at home in the Caribbean. Above: 2face Idibia …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: CPL play on Tuesday By Michael W EdghillCJ Contributor Sport is big business, especially in the Western Hemisphere. Forbes recently released its annual list of the most valuable sport franchises in the world. The value of the franchises that made …

 Above: Mark Wahlberg By the Caribbean Journal staff Actor Mark Wahlberg has taken an equity interest in the Barbados Tridents of the new Caribbean Premier League. The Tridents are part of the upstart cricket league, which pits six Caribbean sides …

 Above: Guyana By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyana is projected to lead the Caribbean in economic growth in 2013, according to the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean. Suriname’s GDP is projected to grow by 4.5 …

 Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia is planning to enter the Venezuela-led ALBA alliance, according to the country’s government. St Lucia Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony is heading to the Twelfth ALBA-TCP Summit in Ecuador on …

 Above: Carnival in Antigua (Photo: GA) By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua has begun its 2013 carnival, with the revelry starting on the streets of St John’s on Saturday. With Mas bands, pageant contenders and steel bands, the twin-island country’s …

 Above: the menu at Yachtsman Grill NEVIS is one of the smaller islands in the Caribbean. But, just as it has a thriving beach bar scene, so, too does it have a terrific selection of restaurants. You can find it …

 Above: Landon Donovan with the MVP trophy By the Caribbean Journal staff The lone remaining Caribbean Basin challenger in the Gold Cup didn’t quite have what it took to defeat the United States in the Gold Cup Final. The US …

 It’s time to discover Grenada if you haven’t already. One of the pearls of the Eastern Caribbean, this island of 110,000 people has it all: beaches, history and the charm of the unexplored. Here’s a list of six fun things …

 Yes, Guatemala is in the Caribbean. with a relatively tiny but robust Caribbean coastline located within the Biotopo Punta del Manabique preserve. And yes, Guatemala is one of the world’s Meccas for rum production, led by well-known producers like Zacapa …

 Above: the Malliouhana Hotel & Spa By the Caribbean Journal staff Auberge Resorts has named John Vasatka the general manager of the Malliouhana Hotel & Spa in Anguilla. The company is planning to open the resort as early as 2014. …

 Above: the groundbreaking on Friday By the Caribbean Journal staff The new Courtyard By Marriott project in Kingston officially broke ground on Friday. The hotel, one of eight being developed in the region by Caribe Hospitality, will also be the …

 There’s always something exciting to do in the Caribbean, and summertime is no exception. Whether you’re looking to party in a frenzied carnival extravaganza or listen to some of the world’s best musicians, next month is full of high-powered events. …

 Above: Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro By the Caribbean Journal staff Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro and St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves arrived in Cuba Thursday for a brief visit. Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and St …

 Above: the Hyatt Regency Trinidad (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell It was not a coincidence that United States Vice President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping both visited Port of Spain within a seven-day period at the end of …

 CALL THEM what you want; Bed and Breakfasts, Specialty Lodges, Intimate Inns, Boutique Hotels, the very definition of Caribbean hospitality and charm can be found in its smallest places.  The sheer variety of Caribbean accommodations and hospitality can boggle the …