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Op-Ed: Bringing Google to Jamaica

 By David RoweOp-Ed Contributor WITH THE RIGHT economic environment Jamaica should benefit enormously from technological investment. So why hasn’t the government of Jamaica been able to attract more technology-related investment? Almost every Jamaican commentator records the passion of Jamaicans for …

Jamaica Foreign Minister Urges New Definition of “Middle-Income” Country

 Above: Jamaica Foreign Minister AJ Nicholson By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica is likely to be graduated from receiving grant funding from the World Global Fund and other funding agencies, due to its status as a “middle-income” country. But the …

Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association Begins Search for New CEO

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association has launched its search for a new Chief Executive Officer, the organization announced Monday. The CEO is the top position in the CHTA, with responsibilities …

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 Above: Barbados (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Construction on a pipeline that will bring natural gas from Trinidad and Tobago to islands of the Eastern Caribbean will begin next year, according to the Eastern Caribbean Gas Pipeline company. …

 Above: Jade Mountain in St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean hotel occupancy rose 4.7 percent to 78.7 percent in February compared to the same period in 2012, according to data from STR released this week. The region’s hotels …

 Above: the view from a beachfront villa at the CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa THIS ISN’T ON a Greek island, though it might feel that way. The units at the CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa in Anguilla are indeed inspired …

 Above: Aruba By the Caribbean Journal staff A total of 32 countries in the wider Caribbean basin and beyond conducted a full-scale joint tsunami alert exercise Wednesday. According to the exercise, an 8.5-magnitude earthquake struck 90 kilometres off the coast …

 Above: Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina By the Caribbean Journal staff Last night represented the first time two Caribbean teams faced off against one another in the final of a World Baseball Classic. And while it was the Dominican Republic …

 Above: the port of Charlestown (CJ Photo) Nevisian tourism officials plan to continue marketing the island to the small, luxury cruise sector, the government said this week. With no further investments to expand existing cruise facilities, Nevis Tourism Minister Mark …

 Above: Port Antonio By Nigel SpenceCJ Contributor FROM MY EXPERIENCE, I have found that the best way to introduce squeamish people to new foods is to include lots of familiar ingredients along with the unfamiliar. This became particularly apparent when …

 Above: the Waldorf Astoria Panama By the Caribbean Journal staff Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts has expanded to Panama, with the opening of the Waldorf Astoria Panama in Panama City. It is the first-ever Waldorf Astoria hotel in the Latin …

 Above: the meeting in Port of Spain By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago Energy Minister Sen. Kevin Ramnarine held discussions Monday with officials from the International Monetary Fund as part of the organization’s Article IV Consultation. The aim …

 Above: Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe returned from his Caribbean tour this week, following visits to Aruba and Turks and Caicos. The PM said the tour “helped strengthen the bonds …

 Above: a cholera treatment centre in Haiti (UN Photo/Logan Abassi) By the Caribbean Journal staff Cholera treatment in Haiti has been “crippled” by a lack of funds and supplies, according to medical humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders. That has led …

 By David RoweOp-Ed Contributor A NATIONAL SECURITY PROBLEM in Jamaica has become a public relations problem in the United States. The so-called “lotto scam” is a multinational fraud scheme directed at elderly US citizens by organized criminals in Jamaica. The …

 Above: the Chinese Embassy in Kingston By the Caribbean Journal staff The Inter-American Development Bank and the People’s Bank of China have approved a new fund to support private and public sector projects that promote “sustainable economic growth” in Latin …

 Above: Haiti’s Grenadiers By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti remains the Caribbean’s top-ranked football team, according to the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking. Haiti was 51st in the world according to the March rankings, although that represented a one-spot fall from …

 Above: a Grand Suite at Biras Creek IT’S ACCESSIBLE only by boat or helicopter — but the Biras Creek Resort on the British Virgin Islands’ Virgin Gorda has rooms that are worth the trip. This week’s Caribbean Room With a …