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US Charges Son of Suriname President With Attempting to Support Terrorism

 Above: Dino Bouterse By the Caribbean Journal staff Dino Bouterse, the son of Suriname President Desi Bouterse, has been charged with attempting to provide material support to the terrorist group Hezbollah, according to a superseding indictment unsealed on Friday by …

Should Caribbean Politicians Tweet?

 By Marcia Forbes, PhDCJ Contributor Politicians & Social Media Engagement THE QUESTION keeps coming back – social media and Jamaican politicians; do they know how to use these communication tools to their advantage? Recently, it seems that whenever there is …

Montserrat Sees Tourism Jump

 Above: Montserrat By the Caribbean Journal staff Montserrat may be small, but the Caribbean island is showing serious improvement in its tourism sector this year. Tourist stop-over arrivals were up 29 percent through June, according to data from the Caribbean …

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 Above: CARICOM By the Caribbean Journal staff Felix Gregoire presented his credentials this week as Dominica’s new Ambassador to CARICOM. Gregoire said Dominica was “aware of the importance of the regional integration movement,” at a time when there was what …

 Above: Santo Domingo from space (NASA photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Rising sea levels could mean catastrophic effects for the Caribbean, and Santo Domingo is one of the world’s most vulnerable cities in that regard, according to the World …

 Above: Sandals Barbados By the Caribbean Journal staff The new Sandals Barbados resort received its first guests on Wednesday, the property said. The 280-room property is the company’s newest resort. It is located in the St Lawrence area of Barbados. …

 Above: Amiram Magid and Irwin LaRocque (Photo: CARICOM) By the Caribbean Journal staff Israel now has its first-ever ambassador to the Caribbean Community. New Israeli Ambassador Amiram Magid presented his credentials to CARICOM Secretary General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque this week. …

 Above: a LIAT plane By the Caribbean Journal staff LIAT management held discussions Wednesday with the LIAT Pilots Association to address the union’s industrial action. The meeting was conducted in what LIAT management called a “cordial” atmosphere; LIAT Acting CEO …

Private Island

 What’s your idea of a Caribbean escape? If you’re looking to get far, far away from the daily grind, the Caribbean has you covered. Beyond the sandy sanctuaries of large islands, there are some terrific private island resorts just waiting …

 Above: the new nutrition facility (Photo: Abbott) By the Caribbean Journal staff A new nutrition production facility has opened in Haiti’s central plateau, according to Partners in Health, Abbott and the Abbott Fund. The product of a partnership between the …

 Above: Antonio Rivera Rodríguez Airport in Vieques (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla this week announced a plan to develop the territory’s regional airports. The initiative will have a private investment of $25 …

 Above: the new Breathless Punta Cana Resort & Spa By the Caribbean Journal staff AMResorts has officially opened its new Breathless Punta Cana Resort & Spa in the Dominican Republic. The property, which debuted on Saturday, was inaugurated at a …

 Above: the San Juan Marriott By the Caribbean Journal staff The San Juan Marriott in Puerto Rico has named Joaquin Cruz its new director of sales and marketing. A 20-year veteran of the industry, Cruz returns to the San Juan …

 Above: a LIAT plane By the Caribbean Journal staff A strike by LIAT pilots led to the cancellation of at least nine LIAT routes on Tuesday, the company said. Later on Tuesday, the company said it had held discussions with …

 Above: Union Island, St Vincent and the Grenadines (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell MIAMI — The United States, the United Kingdom and Canada remain the primary source markets for Caribbean tourism — but with the global tourism market getting more …

 Above: UK and Cayman Islands officials (Photo: Ministry of Financial Services) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Cayman Islands and the United Kingdom signed what the former called a “FATCA-type” agreement on Tuesday. The agreement paves the way for Cayman …

 THE BARMAN reaches down for the bottle, appearing to look over his shoulder. This rum is only available for those who ask, he says. Why? “They call it plane fuel.” And when you taste it, you’ll soon think that the …

 Above: St Maarten Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams By the Caribbean Journal staff St Maarten Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams visited Trinidad last week for the PAHO/EU Conference on HIV. The Prime Minister’s visit to the country included a meeting with Trinidad …