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CHTA, CTO, HVS to Co-Host Investment Summit in Dominican Republic

 Above: the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Punta Cana By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association and the Caribbean Tourism Organization will be co-hosting the third-annual Caribbean Hospitality Investment Conference and Operations Summit (CHICOS) in …

Does the Tourism Industry Get the Attention it Deserves in the Caribbean?

 By the Caribbean Journal staff In spite of tourism’s massive contribution to the Gross Domestic Product of the Caribbean, it “does not get the priority attention it deserves” in the Caribbean, according to US Virgin Islands Tourism Commissioner and Caribbean …

The 10 Best Caribbean Adventures – 2013

 We all have different reasons for visiting the Caribbean, whether it’s about finding that great jerk chicken, or searching for a deserted beach. But sometimes we are just looking for a little thrill — even if we’re just visiting an …

LATEST NEWS

 By David P RoweOp-Ed Contributor As the world prays for his health today, it is worth bearing in mind that Nelson Mandela is a significant political and philosophical exemplar for the Caribbean. Most Caribbean islands are racially black with large …

 By K Denaye HindsCJ Contributor HOW DOES one identify one Caribbean Island from another? For the unassuming traveler wanting to have a great time in a sun-filled destination, how do they differentiate? How are our islands achieving unity as a …

 Above: US Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen By the Caribbean Journal staff Florida Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen says she is “deeply concerned” over a new report about US reconstruction efforts in Haiti. Ros-Lehtinen, a Republican, released a Government Accountability Office report on the …

 Above: the One & Only Ocean Club in Paradise Island By the Caribbean Journal staff After a sluggish April, Caribbean hotel occupancy rose 6.6 percent in May, the highest year-over-year jump of any month so far in 2013, according to …

 By Jim Yong KimOp-Ed Contributor LATIN AMERICA has had a good decade. Over the last 10 years, economic growth averaged 4.2 percent, and 70 million people escaped poverty. Macroeconomic stability, open trade policies and pro-business investment climates have supported and …

 Above: Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro (UN Photo/Lou Rouse) By the Caribbean Journal staff Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro begins an official visit to Haiti Tuesday. It is the first visit by Maduro to Haiti since his election victory in April. It’s …

 Above: Agriculture Minister Hilson Baptiste By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda is looking to capitalize on an $8 million grant from China to shore up the country’s agricultural sector, according to Agriculture Minister Hilson Baptiste. Baptiste recently attended …

 Above: Statia By the Caribbean Journal staff The island of Statia will be hosting its second Statia Sustainable Conference & Exhibition in September. The conference is being hosted by the St Eustatius Tourism Development Foundation from Sept. 25 to Sept. …

 Above: Santiago By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia and Chile say they are making a commitment to strengthening bilateral ties. Last week, St Lucia Governor General Dame Pearlette Louisy accepted the credentials of Chile’s new Ambassador to the country, …

 Above: Suriname’s National Assembly By the Caribbean Journal staff Suriname will be receiving a pair of $50 million loans from the Inter-American Development Bank and the China Co-financing Fund for Latin America and the Caribbean. The funding is part of …

 IT TOWERS above the tiny twin-island federation of St Kitts and Nevis — and the majestic Brimstone Hill Fortress is one of the historical treasures of the Caribbean. St Kitts and Nevis, the smallest sovereign state in the Americas, is …

 Above: Morne Trois Pitons (Photo: Stewart Andrews) This week’s Caribbean Photo of the Week was taken by reader Stewart Andrews of the UNEP World Heritage Site in Dominica, showing the Morne Trois Pitons mountain just after dawn. Morne Trois Pitons …

 Above: Barbados (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados continues to have the highest Human Development Index of any Caribbean country, according to the United Nations Development Programme’s 2013 report. Barbados is ranked 38th in the world in HDI, …

 Above: Bridgetown (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff A delegation of Colombian officials is visiting Barbados this week to examine ways to expand the technical skills of designers and artisans in Barbados. The officials from the South-South Cooperation Department …

 By Alexander Britell Jamaican cuisine has always featured superb dishes, from jerk to jackfruit, but in recent years, the definition of Jamaican cuisine has begun to change. And Chef Kenrick Stewart is one of a wave of Jamaican chefs looking …