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Interview With Seaborne Airlines CEO Omer ErSelcuk

 Above: a Seaborne plane By Alexander Britell With the departure of American Eagle from the Caribbean, the region’s aviation industry continues to change. But while many predicted doom, airlines large and small, from Cape Air to JetBlue, are working to …

Jamaica Reclaims Top Caribbean Spot From Haiti in FIFA Rankings

 Above: the Reggae Boyz By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz have retaken the Caribbean lead from Haiti in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Rankings. The Reggae Boyz are now ranked 53rd in the world, just ahead of Slovakia and …

Cadiz: Caribbean Must Maintain Status as Premier Warm-Weather Destination

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell PORT OF SPAIN — With the continued impact of the global recession, Caribbean islands must band together to preserve the region as the world’s premier warm-weather destination, Trinidad and Tobago Tourism Minister Stephen …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: President-Elect Nicolas Maduro (UN Photo/Lou Rouse) By the Caribbean Journal staff Acting President Nicolas Maduro has won Venezuela’s presidential election by a narrow margin, according to preliminary results from the country’s National Electoral Council. Maduro, who was the hand-picked …

 Above: Port of Spain (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell PORT OF SPAIN — Sustainable tourism is one of the region’s newest buzz words. But what does sustainable mean? Is it about making destinations eco-friendly? Does it involve solar-power hotels? Or …

 Above: Brian Lara By Alexander Britell PORT OF SPAIN — Hall of Fame cricketer Brian Lara has joined Caribbean Airlines as global brand ambassador, the Trinidad-based airline announced this week. Lara, a native of Trinidad’s Santa Cruz, is considered one …

 Above: the view at Fleming Beach THIS DESK was where James Bond began. At this desk, Ian Fleming wrote all 14 of the novels about the world’s most famous spy. Today, the grounds of the 22-room Goldeneye (which proved the …

 Above: Bridgetown (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell held talks Wednesday with Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart in Bridgetown. It was the first meeting between the two since both were elected in their …

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 By David RoweOp-Ed Contributor Baroness Margaret Thatcher’s name will always have a distinguished connotation in the Caribbean. Thatcher died at the Ritz London Hotel on Monday after a stroke. In many ways, Thatcher can be considered a unique politician who …

 Above: the rum punch at Rum Runners (All photos by CJ) BONAIRE — Traveling to Bonaire is mostly about what’s under the water, but you’ll also find some of the Caribbean’s top rum punch on the Dutch Caribbean island. And …

 Above: Margaret Thatcher By the Caribbean Journal staff A number of Caribbean leaders expressed their condolences Monday over the death of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Thatcher, the United Kingdom’s first (and thus far only) female Prime Minister, died …

 Above: Fort de France, Martinique (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Given their proximity to the Eastern Caribbean and particularly St Lucia, the French departments of Martinique and Guadeloupe should be integrated with the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States …

 Above: construction at the Baha Mar earlier this year (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean/Mexico hotel development pipeline is currently comprised of 124 hotels and 20,444 rooms, according to February data from hotel analytics firm STR. The …

 By Erik NeffOp-Ed Contributor IT HAS BEEN NO SECRET that China has taken a strategic economic interest in the Caribbean region. China’s intention to expand its financial influence has been crystal clear — it is seeking new political alliances and …

 By Paul HayOp-Ed Contributor ONE LINE of the Jamaican National Anthem reads: “Give us vision lest we perish.”  Vision 2030 Jamaica provides a national development plan for making “Jamaica, the place of choice to live, work, raise families, and do …

 Above: a Cape Air plane in Vieques (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell The last flight from Tortola on Sunday night marked the end of the American Eagle era in the Caribbean, a process that has been in the works for …

 Above: Digicel’s regional headquarters in Kingston By the Caribbean Journal staff Regional mobile firm Digicel has launched its own Android smartphone, the company announced late last month. The Digicel Smartphone DL600, which features a 3.5-inch display, uses the Android Jellybean …