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Turks and Caicos’ Parrot Cay to Reopen in December

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Turks and Caicos’ COMO Parrot Cay resort has announced plans to reopen. The property will be opening for the holiday season, with a targeted reopening date of Dec. 15, according to the resort’s Facebook page. …

Windstar Returning to San Juan

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Small-ship cruise line Windstar Cruises is returning to San Juan, Puerto Rico, the company announced this week. Windstar Cruises President John Delaney himself will join the line’s first San Juan sailing of the season in a …

Jost Van Dyke’s Foxy’s Tamarind Bar Reopens

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the Caribbean’s most legendary beach bars has reopened in the wake of last month’s hurricanes. Foxy’s Tamarind Bar on Great Harbour on Jost Van Dyke has officially reopened its doors. “The storm blew …

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 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor At first you think it’s satellite radio or recorded music playing. Then as you approach the lobby bar on your way to dinner at Riu ClubHotel Negril, you realize it’s neither. You realize what you’re …

 Which Caribbean tourism destinations are best at social media? By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor Social media is a big part of our jobs here at Caribbean Journal. As an exclusively digital travel brand, and the largest digital travel publication …

 By Marcia Forbes, PhDCJ Contributor Role-Models are Essential When you talk with Caribbean youth about the possibilities and hope that working online offers, you have to give them real-life examples to hang their dreams on and help them to understand …

 By Marcia Forbes, PhDCJ Contributor As a member of the Inter-American Development Bank’s Civil Society Consultative Committee I was invited to present at the ‘XIV Reunion BID – Sociedad Civil’ in Nicaragua late 2014. The following are excerpts from my …

 By Marcia Forbes, PhDCJ Contributor Counting Facebook “Likes” & Twitter Followers I’m preparing to participate in a workshop hosted by a commercial broadcaster in Jamaica. The focus is on social media and their roles in today’s broadcast media organizations. Thinking …

 By Marcia ForbesCJ Contributor Pleazzzzeeee Like Me on Facebook and Follow Me on Twitter – Social Media and Psycho-Social Health They said it was their best conference ever. This was music to the ears of Jamaicans, in particular the four …

 By Marcia Forbes, PhDCJ Contributor The Northern Caribbean University – A Seventh-day Adventist Institution Reaching Out Recently the Northern Caribbean University invited me to serve as Keynote Speaker for the annual conference hosted by its Department of Communication Studies. The …

 By Marcia Forbes, PhDCJ Contributor No Tweeting & Facebooking on the Go Only six weeks in use, my iPhone suddenly started prompting me that I had no data plan. What data plan? After all, a post-paid service has always been …

 The following is the latest in a series of excerpts from Dr Marcia Forbes’ new book, “Streaming: Social Media, Mobile Lifestyles,” published in Caribbean Journal. By Marcia Forbes, PhD Naturally curious and adventuresome, some adolescents will use Facebook to seek …

 Dr Marcia Forbes’ Streaming: Social Media, Mobile Lifestyles, examines the behaviour of youths online, using research from participants from Jamaica, Dominica, Trinidad and the USA. The following is the latest in a series of excerpts from the book published in …

 By Alexander Britell One of Jamaica’s foremost media specialists, Dr Marcia Forbes has most recently been exploring the ways technology impacts Jamaican society and culture. Her first book, Music, Media & Adolescent Sexuality in Jamaica, looked at the ways traditional …

 By Marcia Forbes, PhD US President Barack Obama became the virtual embodiment of successful use of social networks like YouTube, Twitter and the then-still-alive My Space by a politician. Today, every politician dreams of millions of Facebook friends and hundreds …

 By Marcia Forbes A Fractious Party The ruling Jamaica Labour Party is a political party that has experienced a fair share of internecine conflict driven by various factions and what some describe as “unbridled self-interests.” The 1999 “Gang of Five” …