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Haiti’s Martelly to Launch Caribbean “Regional Aid For Trade” Strategy

 Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly (Photo: OP Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti President and CARICOM Chairman Michel Martelly will launch the Caribbean Regional Aid for Trade Strategy in Port-au-Prince on Tuesday. The “Aid For Trade” strategy involves the …

Martinique-Based Caribbean Tourism Conference to Focus on Authenticity

 Above: Martinique (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff This year’s Caribbean Tourism Organization State of the Industry Conference will focus on visitor experience and authenticity, the regional organization announced Friday. The conference, which will be hosted in Martinique for …

Trinidad’s Rambarran: Caribbean “Must Find New Sources of Growth”

 Above: Trinidad (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff With high debt and a vulnerability to natural disasters, the Caribbean must seek out new areas for growth, according to Trinidad Central Bank Governor Jwala Rambarran. The Governor, who was speaking …

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 Above: Nevis (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean Journal won the award for best online feature at Thursday’s Caribbean Tourism Organization media awards in New York. CJ’s Alexander Britell took home the honour for his article, “Sea Turtles …

 Above: a LIAT plane By the Caribbean Journal staff Are government air taxes stifling regional air carrier LIAT? That may be the case, according to Grenada Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell. Mitchell said that Grenada was prepared to be a …

 Above: UWI St Augustine By the Caribbean Journal staff A Confucius Institute will be opening at the University of the West Indies St Augustine. The announcement comes after a visit by a six-member delegation from the Hanban/Confucius Institute headquarters in …

 Above: Bridgetown (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The recent meeting between Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart and China President Xi Jinping included discussions about finalizing an air services agreement between the two countries. The two leaders met during …

 Above: Digicel Group CEO Colm Delves and WICB President Dave Cameron By the Caribbean Journal staff Digicel will be extending its sponsorship of West Indies Cricket for three years, the company announced Tuesday. That will bring its sponsorship of Caribbean …

 Above: the Westin Resort and Casino in Aruba By the Caribbean Journal staff As the hurricane season begins in the Caribbean, one hotel company is offering a contingency for travelers to the region. Starwood Hotels & Resorts has announced that …

 Above: Rufus Ewing By the Caribbean Journal staff Turks and Caicos Premier Dr Rufus Ewing is currently in New York to attend the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s Caribbean Week. Ewing, who left the territory on June 1, will conclude the visit …

 By K Denaye HindsCJ Contributor ENSURING THE LONGEVITY of Caribbean resorts and the surrounding communities in which they operate goes hand in hand. The unique advantage of island tourism is the potential direct and indirect impact that can be realized …

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Japan’s government and its Japan International Cooperation Agency is reportedly considering increasing its foreign aid to the region. Japanese officials recently met with Caribbean fisheries ministers in St Lucia to discuss …

 Above: Vieques (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell VIEQUES — I’m in a taxi with a couple from Boston that just arrived here from the neighbouring island of Culebra. “I hear they’ve got great beaches there,” I say. Quickly, …

 Above: OECS Director General Len Ishmael and EU Ambassador to the OECS Mikael Barfod By the Caribbean Journal staff Mikael Barfod has officially become the European Union’s first-ever ambassador to the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States. Barfod, who is also …

 IT’S NOT OFTEN you can stay inside a UNESCO World Heritage site — but at the Kura Hulanda Resorts in Curacao, you can do just that. The Dutch colonial property, comprised of a hotel and a lodge & beach club, …

 It’s summertime! The weather’s heating up, work is slowing down, and it’s time for a vacation — to the Caribbean, of course. One of the best kept secrets in the Caribbean is that summer trade winds and island breezes can …

 Above: China President Xi Jinping By the Caribbean Journal staff China President Xi Jinping arrives in Trinidad and Tobago Friday for a three-day state visit. Xi’s visit comes on the heels of that of United States Vice President Joe Biden, …

 Above: Trinidad (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Germany and CARICOM will be cooperating on the issue of climate change for the foreseeable future. Climate change, green energy and natural resources management and biodiversity will be the focus of …