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The Caribbean’s Best Cities For Art – 2013

 People go to the Caribbean for all kinds of reasons — many of which we’ve written about. But there is another kind of traveler — the one who seeks adventure not just on the beach or in the water, but in …

Antigua, China Talk Education

 Above: the meeting in Antigua By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua Education, Youth, Sports and Gender Affairs Minister Dr Jacqui Quinn-Leandro held talks this week with Chinese Ambassador to Antigua Ren Gongping to discuss ways the Chinese government can assist …

El Salvador Plans Tourism Boost

 Above: El Salvador By the Caribbean Journal staff El Salvador is planning a major boost to its tourism attractions in the La Libertad and Usulutan coastal regions, with help from the Inter-American Development Bank. The country’s Ministry of Tourism is …

LATEST NEWS

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean hotel occupancy fell by 0.2 percent in July, the region’s second straight month of annual decline, according to a report from STR. The drop followed a 0.9 percent decrease in June, the first time …

 Above: St Maarten By the Caribbean Journal staff Is it time for a St Maarten to reinvent its tourism strategy? That was the call made by Edward Dest, acting director of tourism for St Maarten at the recent Annual Overseas …

 Above: Port of Spain (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean nations must work together to promote the region as a tourism destination, Trinidad Tourism Minister Stephen Cadiz said last week at a summit of regional tourism ministers. “We …

 Above: a graphic of the quake (USGS) By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico was lightly shaken by a 4.2-magnitude earthquake on Monday, according to the United States Geological Survey. The quake occurred just five kilometres off the coast of …

 Above: the inauguration ceremony By the Caribbean Journal staff While tropical climes are great for sitting on the beach and taking a swim, they’re traditionally not the friendliest environment to viticulture. But a new tourism development in the Dominican Republic’s …

 Above: the Rhum Clement Distillery in Martinique By Alexander Britell ONCE UPON a time, rum was the most popular spirit in America. Thanks to a number of factors — most notably the detrimental effects of prohibition — interest in the Noble …

 Above: the Notting Hill Carnival By the Caribbean Journal staff The Notting Hill Carnival officially began Sunday in London, the 47th edition of one of the world’s most famous Caribbean diaspora festivals. The West London neighbourhood began with a procession …

 This week’s Caribbean Photo of the Week comes from reader Emma Lewis, who photographed local youths practicing for the annual regatta at Paradise Beach on the Grenadian island of Carriacou. Do you have a great photo of the Caribbean? Send …

 Above: CARIFESTA By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti President Michel Martelly will be attending the CARIFESTA regional arts festival in Suriname this weekend. Martelly is set to arrive Friday in Paramaribo to be on hand for the conclusion of the …

 Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff The St Lucia Tourist Board has named Tracey Warner-Arnold to lead the organization’s marketing unit. Warner-Arnold takes over from former vice president of marketing and sales Nerdin St Rose. Warner-Arnold said her …

 GREEN can mean many different things. It can mean energy efficient, or it can mean entirely reliant on green fuels. It can mean environmentally friendly, but it can also mean community-friendly. When it comes to tourism, green means everything from …

 Above: a rendering of the quake (USGS) By the Caribbean Journal staff A 3.7-magnitude earthquake caused light shaking in western Puerto Rico on Wednesday evening, according to the United States Geological Survey. The quake, which occurred around 9:49 PM, struck …

 Above: Kingston (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The China Harbour Engineering Company is planning to establish offices in Jamaica as a regional hub for its operations, according to Jamaica Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller. The state-owned company is …

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Organization of American States is continuing its programme to digitize civil registries across the Caribbean, with Dominica the latest launching point. The project has begun scanning all birth, death, marriage …

 Above: Haiti PM Laurent Lamothe at the ceremony By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe visited the island of Ile a Vache on Tuesday to launch the new “Destination Ile a Vache” tourism project. Lamothe, joined by …