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Should Caribbean Governments Take a New Approach on Air Taxes?

 Above: Grenada Prime Minister Keith Mitchell (UN Photo/Mark Garten) By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell is calling for a “broader task force” to address problems of regional transport in the Caribbean, including the taxation of …

Is Jamaica Serious About Tourism?

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor EACH time I am away, I can’t help but do a comparison between the country I visit and Jamaica. In particular, I always look at the main industry of the country and contrast it against Jamaica, …

LIAT Introduces New Security Surcharge

 Above: a LIAT plane By the Caribbean Journal staff LIAT has added a security charge of $1.25 per one way trip in response to what it called “rising security demands and spiraling security costs.” The fee will apply to all …

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 America has a long and winding history with rum, from the colonial period to the present day. Of course, prohibition largely destroyed what was at the time was a booming rum industry — but in the last decade a number …

 IT’S ONE of our favourite sayings in the Caribbean: “Walk Good.” A great way to say goodbye, take care or safe travels in Jamaica, it also aptly describes one of the best things to do in the Caribbean – to …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff It started out as a simple complaint letter in a local newspaper in the British Virgin Islands, but it soon went viral. Tennis pro Arthur Hicks, writing in the BVI Beacon newspaper, wrote satirically to …

 Above: the launch in Georgetown (Photo: CDB) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean Development Bank has launched the seventh cycle of its Basic Needs Trust Fund in Guyana. Guyana Finance Minister Dr Ashni Singh, the country’s representative on the …

 Barbados Leads Winners at Taste of the Caribbean Competition Above: the Barbados culinary team By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados’ culinary team took home the award for Caribbean Culinary Team of the Year this weekend at the Taste of the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff More and more, Caribbean travel stakeholders say they are mindful that travelers are looking for more than just “sun, sand and sea.” And it seems that’s borne out in the numbers, according to a study …

 Above: the first Air Canada Rouge flight (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The first-ever Air Canada Rouge flight touched down at Kingston’s Norman Manley International Airport on Monday. Air Canada Rouge, Air Canada’s new leisure carrier, is operating …

 By Vincent Vanderpool-WallaceCJ Contributor In recent weeks, I have examined challenges facing the Caribbean tourism industry, and the solutions that are necessary to bring the sector forward — including one proposal — the creation of a “United States of the …

 Above: the talks in Barbados By the Caribbean Journal staff Anguilla and the Caribbean Development Bank recently held talks at the latter’s headquarters in Barbados. Anguilla Chief Minister Hubert Hughes made a courtesy call to CDB President Dr Warren Smith …

 Above: Yohann Gène By the Caribbean Journal staff Guadeloupe’s Yohann Gène is once again riding in the Tour de France this year, which began in Corsica on Saturday. The 32-year-old native of Point-a-Pitre was the first rider from Guadeloupe to …

 Above: the Premium Plus View cottage with its private plunge pool IT BEGAN WITH A RESTAURANT. The boutique 26-cottage Cocos Hotel started life as a small restaurant perched above a peninsula on the southwestern coast of Antigua. Above: Cocos Thanks …

 Above: Rum Point   By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon JetSetSarah ON THE NORTHERN tip of Grand Cayman, the Wreck Bar at Rum Point is the mecca for thirsty cruise-ship day-trippers (and on Sundays, a local boating crowd) in search of surf, sand …

 This week’s Caribbean Photo of the Week was submitted by reader Cindy Fung of the Vassar Haiti Project. It takes a look at the area of Chermaitre in Haiti’s North-West department. Do you have a photo for Caribbean Photo of …

 Above: Rabat By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada is sending a delegation to Morocco beginning June 30 to discuss cooperation on education between the two countries. Education Minister Anthony Boatswain will lead the delegation, which will include senior human resource …

 Above: Nerlens Noel By the Caribbean Journal staff The clock kept ticking, and Nerlens Noel, once projected to go number one overall, no longer knew his fate. But then the pick came, and Noel, the former Kentucky star, was heading …