costa rica

Rum Journal: Tasting Costa Rica’s Ron Centenario 20

 THIS EDITION of Rum Journal travels to the western border of the Caribbean basin, and a rather interesting rum from Costa Rica. This column has featured a number of high-quality rums from Central America – from Guatemala’s Zacapa to Nicaragua’s …

Haiti’s Martelly Meets With Costa Rica President Laura Chinchilla

 Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly and Costa Rica President Laura Chinchilla   By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti President Michel Martelly met this weekend with Costa Rica President Laura Chinchilla on the sidelines of the EU-CELAC Summit in Chile. The …

Wyndham Hotel Group Names New VP for Latin American Region

 Above: the Viva Wyndham Dominicus Beach in the Dominican Republic’s La Romana By the Caribbean Journal staff Wyndham Hotel Group has named Luis Mirabelli as its new vice president for development for Latin America, the company announced Thursday. In the …

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 Above: a rendering of the Wyndham Garden San José Escazú By the Caribbean Journal staff Wyndham has opened its first hotel in Costa Rica, with the 111-room Wyndham Garden San José Escazú debuting in San Juan. The hotel is owned …

 Above: Mexico President Felipe Calderon and Belize PM Dean Barrow in Mexico City (Photo: Embassy of Belize) By the Caribbean Journal staff Belize Prime Minister Dean Barrow continued his regional tour Friday, meeting with Mexican President Felipe Calderon to discuss …

 Above: The meeting in Antigua (Photo: OP) By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama President Ricardo Martinelli and Costa Rica President Laura Chinchilla met in Antigua, Guatemala Saturday to analyze strategies on the fight against drug trafficking in the region. The …

 Above: Costa Rica’s Nery Brenes By Michael Bascombe Kirani James suffered a major upset in the IAAF World Indoor Championships finishing sixth in the last position in the Men’s 400 metres in Istanbul on Saturday. James could not meet the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia is continuing to look for solutions in its fight against the Black Sigatoka disease, which has been ravaging the country’s agricultural sector and its banana industry in particular. Agriculture Minister Moses Jean Baptiste …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The island of Curacao has its first Starbucks at the Renaissance Curacao Resort and Casino. Starbucks currently has locations in several Caribbean countries, including the Bahamas (at the Atlantis resort), Puerto Rico, and Aruba. It …

 Barbados and Costa Rica are continuing to look toward expanding ties, from economic to environmental, and both countries are determined to build stronger relationships on those fronts, according to Barbados Industry Minister Denis Kellman. “We are also hoping to create …

 Above: Panama City, San Jose and Bridgetown Following the lead of a number of Caribbean countries, Barbados is looking south to improve its economy. Two Central American countries, Panama and Costa Rica, will be the sites of a diplomatic and …

 Above: the ICHR in San Jose By the Caribbean Journal staff The Inter-American Court of Human Rights will hold its 44th Extraordinary Period of Sessions in Barbados from Oct. 10 to Oct. 14, its first time doing so in the …

 Above: Isadore Sharp (Photo: Four Seasons) By Alexander Britell In 1961, Isadore Sharp was a neophyte in the hospitality industry who had just opened his first property in Toronto. Fifty years later, the company he founded and built, Four Seasons, …

 If Jamaica can reduce its crime rate to the level of Costa Rica, it could see a 5.4 percent increase in gross domestic product, according to the World Bank’s World Development Report for 2011. “Indirect costs — associated with stress …