caribbean

Haiti Defeats Trinidad and Tobago, 2-0, in Miami Gold Cup Match

 Above: Haiti and Trinidad face off in Miami (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell MIAMI – On a damp field at Sun Life stadium, Haiti’s Jean-Eudes Maurice was simply unstoppable. The Le Mans forward scored two goals to lead Haiti’s Grenadiers …

In Kingston, a Literary Voyage in the Caribbean’s Cultural Capital

 Above: Cherry Natural (All photos by CJ – SGG)   By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor IT DIDN’T take place “pon di river,” but the third installation of the Kingston, Jamaica literary festival seemed no less successful for it. Held for …

Suriname Readies For CARIFESTA

 Above: CARIFESTA in 2006 By the Caribbean Journal staff Suriname has six weeks until its hosts the long-awaited return of the CARIFESTA regional arts festival. Last week, Suriname officially signed its host country agreement for the festival, which sets out …

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 What does villa mean? In its basic sense, it means a place to live. And on vacation, it means something more than just a hotel room — your home away from home. That means a villa can be a very …

 Above: a graphic of the storm (NWS) By the Caribbean Journal staff Tropical storm Chantal degenerated to a tropical wave after passing over the Dominican Republic and Haiti, according to the US National Hurricane Center. The storm had been a …

 THE NOBLE SPIRIT is increasingly becoming the global spirit. While the Caribbean remains the world’s rum centre (and will be indefinitely), as we’ve shown, the love of and passion for rum extend far beyond the region’s borders. And in Miami, …

 Above: Emil Lee (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell The Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association has named St Maarten hotelier Emil Lee its president-elect for 2014 to 2016, the association announced Wednesday. Lee is the president of the St Maarten Hospitality …

 Above: the Dominican Republic By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic is committed to joining CARICOM, according to Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart. The PM was speaking after a call last week by Trinidad Prime Minister and CARICOM Chairman …

 Above: a LIAT plane By Alexander Britell LIAT has issued a response to Sir Richard Branson, a week after the Caribbean airline rose to international notoriety when Branson tweeted a complaint letter about the carrier. The company released a pair …

 Above: Les Grenadiers By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti is once again the top-ranked Caribbean football team, despite a somewhat surprising drop of six slots in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Rankings. Haiti is now at 69th in the world, followed by …

 Above: Antigua Prime Minister Dr Baldwin Spencer (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Would a Marshall Plan-like programme help the Caribbean deal with its economic challenges? That’s the proposal of Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Dr Baldwin Spencer, who …

 Above: Usain Bolt in Paris By the Caribbean Journal staff Usain Bolt and Kirani James reminded the crowd in Paris this weekend why they’re the best in the world at their craft. Bolt set a meet record at the Paris …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonJetSetSarah PORT OF SPAIN — Jamaica’s got jerk; Puerto Rico has pinchos; and Barbados has bakes. But Trinidad is the only place you can find doubles, the filling and flavorful roadside snack that’s the twin-island republic’s quintessential comfort …

 This week’s Caribbean Photo of the Week was submitted by reader Joey Ann Premrock, who took a snapshot of the famous swimming pigs of the Exumas. Do you have a great photo of the Caribbean? Send it to us and …

 Above: Grenada Prime Minister Keith Mitchell (UN Photo/Mark Garten) By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell is calling for a “broader task force” to address problems of regional transport in the Caribbean, including the taxation of …

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor EACH time I am away, I can’t help but do a comparison between the country I visit and Jamaica. In particular, I always look at the main industry of the country and contrast it against Jamaica, …

 Above: a LIAT plane By the Caribbean Journal staff LIAT has added a security charge of $1.25 per one way trip in response to what it called “rising security demands and spiraling security costs.” The fee will apply to all …

 America has a long and winding history with rum, from the colonial period to the present day. Of course, prohibition largely destroyed what was at the time was a booming rum industry — but in the last decade a number …