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Caribbean Photo of the Week: Chermaitre in Haiti’s Northwest

 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 …

Grenada Sending Delegation to Morocco For Education Talks

 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 …

Nerlens Noel, Son of Immigrants From Haiti, Joining Philadelphia 76ers

 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 …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: members of the Barbados culinary team (CJ Photo) MIAMI — It’s a cornucopia of colours: green breadfruit, brown cassava, yellow peppers. And the ingredients on this table will decide the best chefs in the Caribbean. Around 50 of the …

 Above: the new Bimini SuperFast cruise ship By Alexander Britell MIAMI —The Bahamas has never been closer to Miami. The Malaysia-based Genting Group has debuted its new Bimini SuperFast cruise ship, which will ferry as many as 3,000 passengers daily …

 Above: a JetBlue flight By the Caribbean Journal staff JetBlue’s expansion is moving ahead at full steam, with San Jose, Costa Rica the latest destination for the company in the region. The company is launching daily nonstop service between Fort …

 Above: Livio Jean-Charles By the Caribbean Journal staff The first round of this year’s NBA draft was not without a player from the wider Caribbean region. Livio Jean-Charles, a 6’9” power forward from French Guiana, was taken by the San …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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. …