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The Return of Caribbean Island Hopping?

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s a romantic notion of Caribbean travel — arrive in one destination, then travel to another two or three islands by sea or small plane. And the OECS regional subgrouping wants …

Japan Mulls Increased Caribbean Aid

 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 …

The 10 Best Caribbean Summer Vacations For 2013

 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 …

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 The latest edition of our Caribbean Photo Tour brings you to Dominica, known as the Nature Island of the Caribbean, one of the most beautiful islands in the region. From towering mountains to shimmering waterfalls, Dominica is a feast for …

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica is hosting a collection of adventure racers for its first-ever Nature Island Challenge this week. The four-day event, which began on Monday, pits teams of four from the United States …

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Inter-American Bank and the Caribbean Development Bank have signed a $20 million agreement for a global loan programme for projects in four Organization of Eastern Caribbean States countries. The loan …

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff International tourist arrivals to the Caribbean region are projected to reach 30 million by the year 2030, according to the Tourism Towards 2030 forecast from the UN World Tourism Organization. The …

 Above: the Waitukubuli National Trail By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica has officially added the Waitukubuli National Trail to the country’s list of eco-tourism sites, the government announced this week. Dominica now has 13 areas listed as eco-tourism sites. Charles …

 We continue our Best of the Caribbean series with a look at the small hotel properties that make the Caribbean tick — particularly those of 50 rooms or less. While the Caribbean has superb luxury resorts and all-inclusives, it has …

 Above: Minister Diane Ablonczy By the Caribbean Journal staff Canada’s Minister of State of Foreign Affairs, Diane Ablonczy, has begun a seven-day, seven-country trip to the Caribbean. Ablonczy is currently in the Bahamas, which she will visit along with St …

 Above: Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit (UN Photo/Marco Castro) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit married his longtime girlfriend, Melissa Poponne, Saturday afternoon. The news was announced in a statement from the Prime Minister’s office, which …

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell MIAMI — The Cabrits hotel project in Dominica is moving forward and now seeking a company to manage the property, according to Rhoda Joseph, the executive director of Invest Dominica Authority. Joseph was …

 Above: the PetroCaribe Summit (Photo: GV) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti President Michel Martelly left the country Friday to attend the PetroCaribe Summit in Venezuela, one of a number of Caribbean leaders attending this weekend’s event. Martelly and a …

 Above: Eric Ildefonse By the Caribbean Journal staff Martinique’s Eric Ildefonse Quartet will perform at the Dominica Jazz ‘N Creole Festival 2013. The quartet is led by pianist, composer and arranger Eric Ildefonse, along with St Lucian saxophonist Luther Francois …

 Above: Roseau (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica’s government has moved to rename a sporting complex in La Plaine for a coach and footballer who died in an accident on April 19. Kurt Hector, coach of Dominica’s national …

 Above: the recently-opened Best Western Premier Haiti By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti led the Caribbean in expected hotel room supply growth through March, according to a new report from STR. Haiti’s expected hotel room supply growth was 58.2 percent, …

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell PORT OF SPAIN — With the continued impact of the global recession, Caribbean islands must band together to preserve the region as the world’s premier warm-weather destination, Trinidad and Tobago Tourism Minister Stephen …

 Above: drilling in Montserrat By the Caribbean Journal staff Montserrat’s geothermal exploration drilling is approaching a depth of 1,000 metres, the government said this week. The project began drilling wells on March 17 on the volcanic island. At that depth, …