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Barbados Continues to Lead Caribbean in Human Development Index

 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, …

Colombia Looking to Support Creative Industries in Barbados

 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 …

Jamaica’s “Foodie” Revolution

 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 …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Is Jamaica the next great centre for animation? Jamaica is hosting the two-day KingstOON festival this week, a conference aimed at promoting job opportunities among the country’s youth and positioning the country as “the next …

 The Caribbean is beautiful, but it’s not always budget-friendly. But, especially during the summer season, there are some true hotel bargains in the region, if you know where to look. Of course, we’ve done the work for you — putting …

 Above: the Freeport Container Port By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamian port of Freeport led the Caribbean in container port throughput in 2012, according to a report from the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America. Freeport saw 1,202,000 …

 Above: Curacao By the Caribbean Journal staff Sunwing is launching nonstop service from Toronto to Curacao, the company announced Tuesday. The service will operate every Sunday, beginning Dec. 15 and through The Ontario-based airline already operates flights to Caribbean destinations …

 Above: Tim Duncan and his four championship banners By the Caribbean Journal staff MIAMI — For a while on Tuesday night, it seemed that Tim Duncan would finally win his fifth NBA championship. But a miraculous Ray Allen three pointer …

 By Celucien L Joseph, PhDOp-Ed Contributor IN HAITI’S intellectual history, Toussaint Louverture is not only a man of deep commitment to his people but also the great Haitian antiracist and public intellectual, radical social activist and anticolonial prophet of Black …

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s a romantic notion of Caribbean travel — arrive in one destination, then travel to another two or three islands by sea or small plane. And the OECS regional subgrouping wants …

 Above: Veronica Campbell-Brown By the Caribbean Journal staff The Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association confirmed Tuesday that a case is “currently ongoing” Olympic sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown following reports that she had tested positive for a banned substance. The suspension of Campbell-Brown, …

 Above: China President Xi Xinping By the Caribbean Journal staff Miguel Diaz-Canel, the first vice president of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers, continued his China trip Tuesday with a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping. The meeting followed talks …

 Above: St Eustatius By the Caribbean Journal staff Dutch Security and Justice Minister Ivo Opstelten is on a four-day visit to the Caribbean, with stops in Aruba, Saba and St Eustatius this week. In Aruba, Opstelten will be consulting with …

 Above: Curacao By the Caribbean Journal staff Standard & Poor’s has affirmed its ratings on the government of Curacao and raised the island’s outlook to stable from negative, the New York-based ratings agency announced. Curacao’s government has “A-” and “A-2” …

 Above: construction at the Baha Mar earlier this year (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean/Mexico hotel development pipline includes 21,858 rooms and 128 hotels, according to a new report from STR. The total active pipeline includes projects …

 Above: Cuba By the Caribbean Journal staff Travel agents in Japan have begun a major promotional campaign for tourism to Cuba. The campaign was officially launched by Marcos Rodriguez, Cuba’s Ambassador in Tokyo, along with Jungo Kikuma, the president of …

 Above: Parliament in London By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean’s High Commissioners in the United Kingdom are readying a push to lobby against the British Air Passenger Duty, armed with about $63,000 in funding for a public awareness campaign. …

 Above: last year’s festival By the Caribbean Journal staff Music stars Usher and Marc Anthony will be headlining the 2013 Curacao North Sea Jazz Festival. The two will be joined by a roster including The Roots, Diana Ross, Luis Miguel, …