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Caribbean-Mexico Hotel Pipeline Surging

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean-Mexico hotel development pipeline is surging right now, according to the latest report from analytics firm STR. There were 42,259 rooms in 241 hotel projects under contract in the Caribbean and Mexico last month, …

A New Real Estate Development in Barbuda

 Barbuda, long one of the Caribbean’s great undiscovered beach escapes, has a major new real estate development. It’s called Barbuda Bay, and it launched in May with plans for 22 private villas anchored by the Lighthouse Bay Resort, according to …

A Tourism Development Boom in St. Lucia

 The island of St. Lucia is quietly seeing a development boom. On the heels of the announcement of the Pearl of the Caribbean resort project, St. Lucia is reporting a wave of development that will add more than 1,000 new hotel …

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Jamaica Development

 Time for a new approach for Jamaican Development By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor The current government has economic growth as its main thrust. The phrase coined by the Growth Council — “Five in four” — refers to the objective to have …

St Lucia Development

 St Lucia has its eye on a new development push, this time focused on the southern portion of the island. The announcement was made by St Lucia Governor General Dame Pearlette Louisy during her recent Throne Speech. “Government has already …

BVI Internet

 By Gerard BestCJ Contributor British Virgin Islands is stepping up efforts to get the most from its internet infrastructure. On June 4, 2011, the British Virgin Islands became only the second country in English-speaking Caribbean to establish an internet exchange …

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor Last year I had set a goal to ride 7,500 miles on the bicycle, which I achieved. Discussing it with another cyclist, I was asked if that was my ultimate objective and if I would be …

 Two new projects supported by the Caribbean Development Bank are aiming to ease water shortage problems on the island of St Lucia. The John Compton Dam Rehabilitation and the Vieux Fort Water Supply Redevelopment projects will “help end acute water …

caribbean tech

 By Gerard Best CJ Contributor BELIZE CITY, Belize—Regional Internet and technology experts remain upbeat on the future of the industry in the Caribbean. A recent industry report showed that Internet connectivity in the Caribbean is growing at sluggish speeds, with high rates. However, shifting attitudes within the region’s …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean Development Bank’s board of directors has approved a country strategy for the Turks and Caicos Islands for the next four years, the organization announced. The 2015-2018 strategy proposes financial support of $100.8 million …

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor One of the things we often forget is that development of a company or a country is primarily for the purpose of advancing the lives of people, and not just measuring numerical indicators. Although companies are …

 By Gerard BestCJ Contributor CASTRIES — The Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (ECTEL) is this week holding a regional workshop on broadband Internet development, in partnership with the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU). The workshop is being held at the Golden Palm …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A major new resort is coming to Barbados. The Wyndham Hotel Group has announced plans to develop a new five-star project on the island. The 450-room resort will be called Sam Lord’s Castle Barbados, a …

 By Gerard BestCJ Contributor A full line-up of international tech experts will gather in Belize from Nov. 2 to 6, when the capital city plays host to a historic regional ICT development conference. Among the expert facilitators will be Bevil Wooding, a Founder and a Director of the Caribbean …

 An expansion in Mexico By the Caribbean Journal staff Solmar is expanding in Los Cabos, the company announced this week. The brand, which recently completed its Grand Solmar Land’s End Resort and Spa, has announced the development of the new …

 The bohemian beach town is growing quickly By the Caribbean Journal staff Tulum, the tucked-away bohemian enclave of Mexico’s Caribbean-coast Riviera Maya, is seeing its property market surge. The beach town is experiencing a major lift in values of both …

 Above: Suriname By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Suriname’s Ministry of Trade and Industry has signed two historic agreements for projects with the Caribbean Development Bank to facilitate Suriname’s implementation of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) and European Partnership …

 Above: St Lucia (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff More and more Caribbean governments are starting to acknowledge the importance of the creative class to national development. Now, the government of St Lucia is launching a new initiative to …