How to Visit The Bahamas When It Reopens for Tourism

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On June 15, The Bahamas officially reopened its borders to boaters and private aviation — but on July 1, the destination will officially welcome back tourists from around the world.  That means all of The Bahamas, from Grand Bahama to […]


Comito: Crisis Offers Big Chance to Upgrade Caribbean Tourism Product

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The COVID-19 crisis presents an opportunity for the Caribbean to upgrade its tourism product, according to Frank Comito, the CEO of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association. Speaking on a recent Foreign Press Association webinar, Comito explained how the Caribbean hospitality […]


Jamaica Eyes “Next Level” For Medical Tourism

What’s the future for medical tourism in Jamaica? For Jamaica Industry Minister Anthony Hilton, it’s a bright one, if the country gets the support it needs. The government already has worked out a draft medical tourism policy paper, Hylton said, […]

Helping Haitian Futures

A focus on health By Kenny Moise Op-Ed Contributor Across the globe, the number of migrants has risen in the recent years. This phenomenon is exacerbated by the growing poverty in regions like Sub-Saharan Africa and wars in others like […]

Making Caribbean Hospitals “Smart”

A new program to target vulnerable hospitals By the Caribbean Journal staff A new project by the Pan American Health Organization is promoting “safe, green and smart” hospitals in the Caribbean. Nearly seven out of every 10 hospitals in Latin […]

Bahamas Eyes Future as Stem Cell Hub

Above: Bahamas Health Minister Dr Perry Gomez By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas has big plans for stem cell medicine. The country’ has officially launched its “stem cell industry,” Health Minister Dr Perry Gomez announced at a ceremony last […]

These are Four Clear Ways to Stimulate Development in Jamaica

By Dennis Chung CJ Contributor MOST times when we speak about economic and social development, many of us think about the cost of infrastructure or costs associated with the government providing stimulus to the economy. Or if we talk about […]

Dominica’s Big Health Plans

Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica has big plans in the country’s health sector, according to Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit. Five years after the country made health care free for those under 18 and over 60 […]

Medical Tourism in the Caribbean

By Paul Hay CJ Contributor The fifth “Global Ministerial Summit” was held in Washington, DC on Sept. 21. Ministers of health, tourism and economic development, trade commissioners, and health attachés from 25 nations gathered to discuss medical tourism challenges and […]

A Caribbean Lesson From Cuba

By Dennis Chung CJ Contributor LAST month I was a member of the delegation that visited Cuba with Jamaica Health Minister Dr Fenton Ferguson to look at that country’s preparation for Ebola, and thus take back some lessons for implementation […]

Health Management in Jamaica

By Dennis Chung CJ Contributor THE world has, in recent weeks, been very concerned with the Ebola virus and more importantly, containing it. Here in Jamaica, we have been dealing with the effects of the chikungunya virus, more commonly referred […]

Jamaica's Growing Crisis

By Dennis Chung CJ Contributor WHILE we debate the economic challenges facing Jamaica, there is an emerging crisis that many are not speaking of, but which we must address as a country. This is the health of our population, and […]


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