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Haiti’s Martelly Among Caribbean Leaders at PetroCaribe Summit in Venezuela

 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 …

Martinique’s Eric Ildefonse Quartet to Perform at Dominica Jazz ‘N Creole

 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 …

Dominica Renames Sporting Complex For Pair of Fallen Footballers

 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 …

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 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, …

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica intends to attract at least 90,000 stayover visitors to the island by 2015, according to Colin Piper, CEO of the Discover Dominica Authority. That figure would represent 7 percent annual …

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica has been negotiating to bring more cruise ships to the island during the summer season, according to Tourism Minister Ian Douglas. The Minister, who recently returned from talks with cruise …

 Above: a Cape Air plane in Vieques (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell The last flight from Tortola on Sunday night marked the end of the American Eagle era in the Caribbean, a process that has been in the works for …

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association has launched its search for a new Chief Executive Officer, the organization announced Monday. The CEO is the top position in the CHTA, with responsibilities …

 Above: the drilling rig in Cork Hill (Photo: PWD) By the Caribbean Journal staff Montserrat officially begun drilling for geothermal energy on Sunday, the government announced. After resolving “a couple of last minute mechanical issues,” the drilling began in Cork …

 IT’S ONE OF THE Caribbean’s most popular pastimes – snorkeling. And, thankfully, there are more than enough terrific snorkeling destinations to go around. While these lists always lead to difficult choices, we present to you Caribbean Journal’s inaugural Snorkeling List …

 Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly with Chavez last year (Photo: OP Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti began a three-day period of national mourning Wednesday to mark the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. The period, which began Wednesday …

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Last year, Dominica’s government finalized its status as a shareholder in regional air carrier LIAT, and Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said recently that the decision was the right move for …

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Hayden Owando Pirela Sanchez is Venezuela’s new Ambassador to Dominica. The Venezuelan envoy presented his letters of credence to Dominica President Eliud Williams this week, saying he wants to “further deepen …

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff A change to Dominica’s Marriage Act has the country looking to capitalize on the multibillion-dollar wedding and honeymoon market. One of the major aspects to the change in the law is …

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean received nearly 25 million tourists in 2012, a 5.4 percent increase from 2011, according to data released by the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The region received its largest number of …

 Above: Carissa Etienne By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica native Dr Carissa Etienne has been sworn in as the new director of the Pan American Health Organization, following a ceremony in Washington Thursday. She succeeds outgoing PAHO Director Dr Mirta …