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How to Take a Digital Detox on Your Aruba Vacation

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor We all talk about disconnecting on our vacations, about taking a break from work, from social media, from the hustle and bustle. And while more hotels are starting to offer “digital detox” programs, one Aruba resort …

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Jamaica Tourism Is Ramping Up Its Digital Push

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Jamaica Tourist Board has a new marketing director to lead its digital-focused push. Donovan White, Jamaica’s Director of Tourism, has announced the appointment of Camile Glenister as the JTB’s new Deputy Director of Tourism …

How the Caribbean Court of Justice Is Going Digital

 By GERARD BEST CJ Contributor PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad—The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) is hoping that a set of technological upgrades it recently adopted will trigger a digital revolution in courts across the region, and transform how justice is …

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 Honduras is one of the Caribbean’s up-and-coming destinations, and that’s in large part to the increasingly popular Indura Beach & Golf Resort in the seaside town of Tela. And now Indura is looking to carve out another niche for the …

 What the switch means By Gerard BestCJ Contributor A shift from analog to digital television broadcast in the Caribbean could be a big boost for local content creators looking to produce and distribute original programs. Free, analog, over-the-air television broadcasting …

 Following Aruba’s launch last week, fellow Dutch Caribbean island Curaçao  has also launched a digital visitor immigration card. The launch means visitors can fill out their immigration cards online, instead of on the plane. Curacao’ Tourist Board says the new …

 It’s one of the best ideas to come to a Caribbean airport in a long time. Aruba has announced the launch of a new digital embarkation and disembarkation card — meaning travelers can fill out their immigration card before they even …

 Exploring the media landscape Dr. Marcia ForbesCJ Contributor National Journalism Week The Press Association of Jamaica recently hosted a week of activities in celebration of Journalism Week. They invited me to make a presentation on ‘Modern Media: Competition and Customer …

 The Dutch Caribbean’s tourism hub is growing. Quickly. By the Caribbean Journal staff Plainly, tourism in Aruba is booming. The island saw a 16.2 percent increase in stayover visitor arrivals in the first half of 2015, making it the Caribbean’s …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados is the most tech-savvy country in the Caribbean, according to a new report. The World Economic Forum has released its latest “Network Readiness Index,” which tracks the “factors, policies and institutions that enable a …

 Above: Tobago (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean needs to embrace digital marketing, according to Orville London, chief secretary in the Tobago House of Assembly. The Chief Secretary, who was addressing the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s 7th Tourism Human …

 By Marcia Forbes, PhDCJ Contributor What is Content? The much maligned but highly useful Wikipedia defines content creation as: “the contribution of information to any media and most especially to digital media for an end-user/audience….” Today, content comes in many …

 By Marcia Forbes, PhDCJ Contributor Marriage of Social & Mobile My desktop is only for traditional work, no Facebooking, Tweeting or Instagraming. Note, though, that I do use these social networks for what I call virtual work. I know, I …

 By Marcia Forbes, PhDCJ Contributor Media Everywhere – So What? I recently presented at a leadership conference which sought to get a glimpse of the future by examining today’s trends. The following are excerpts from that presentation which looked at …

 Above: the signing ceremony with St Maarten Economic Affairs Minister Ted Richardson and Benelux BOIP Director General Edmond Simon By the Caribbean Journal staff St Maarten could soon have the Caribbean’s first-ever fully-automated Bureau of Intellectual Property. That means that …

 By Marcia Forbes, PhDCJ Contributor Boys & Girls Champs The air was electric. Everyone brought their A game — not only the thousands of athletes from 238 high schools across the island but also the 70 member television production team …

 Above: Paradise Island (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas’ tourism plans for 2013 will include a variety of strategies, including a new digital platform and a visit to Latin America. The digital platform, according to Tourism Minister …