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Air Canada Launching New Punta Cana, Cancun Flights

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Canada’s leading airline is launching a pair of new routes to the Caribbean for the upcoming winter season. Air Canada has announced plans to launch new winter flights from Quebec City to the two most …

Grand Bahama Tech Hub Vision Moves Forward

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Bahamas has made no secret of its ambition to turn the island of Grand Bahama into a tech hub and innovation center, and its plans got a big boost with the recent announcement that GIBC …

Southwest Airlines Showing Strong Growth

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Southwest Airlines flew 9.2 billion revenue passenger miles in September, an 11.4 percent increase over the same period in 2014, according to the company’s latest traffic statistics. Available seat miles rose 8.4 percent to 11.1 …

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 Focus on linkages hub By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica is placing an increasing emphasis on tourism “linkages,” or the various businesses that support the country’s major tourist sector. The plan is to emphasize the work of Jamaica’s “linkages hub” …

 A new approach to the region By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Industry is eyeing a new approach in its interaction with the region: the “hub and spoke” model,” according to Emil Lee, the CHTA’s president. Lee …

 St Maarten’s airport shopping emporium By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor When it comes to shopping in the Caribbean, I’m all about buying local, usually handmade art and craft from roadside vendors and independent boutiques. Duty-free baubles and perfume from international …

 Above: a rendering of the mall By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Caribbean shoppers rejoice! A new mall is about to open and make all your high-priced, designer-item dreams come true. The Mall of San Juan throws open its doors in …

 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 …

 By Paul HayCJ Contributor Singapore is an island city-state in Southeast Asia. It was founded by Britain as a trading colony in 1819. Lee Kuan Yew became its first Prime Minister in 1959. Four years later, Singapore joined the Malaysian …

 Above: the signing ceremony (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of Jamaica has signed a framework agreement with the state-owned China Harbour Engineering Company to develop a transshipment hub in the Portland Bight area. The selection of …

 COULD a Caribbean city develop into a Silicon Beach? As the Caribbean seeks to develop, it will need to be creative — and part of that means both attracting creative people and companies to its shores and supporting creative people …

 Above: St Maarten (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Maarten should be a financial and economic hub of the Caribbean, St Maarten Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams said this week. Speaking to German Ambassador to the Dutch Kingdom Franz …

 Above: Industry Minister Anthony Hylton and Sonia Anton, Director of Marketing, Colon Free Trade Zone in Panama (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica and Panama are already planning to work together to develop the former’s planned logistics hub …

 Above: St Maarten’s Princess Juliana Airport By the Caribbean Journal staff Could Nevis get an airlift boost from St Maarten? That’s one of the initiatives Nevis Tourism Minister Mark Brantley is working on for the 2013/2014 season, hoping to expand …

 Above: Montego Bay By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s stated goal of transforming the country into a regional health tourism hub is “achievable,” according to Health Minister Dr Fenton Ferguson. “We have some of the best health-trained personnel this side …

 Above: Kingston (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica has earmarked approximately $4.45 million in funding for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises in the country for fiscal year 2013/2014, according to Industry Minister Anthony Hylton. Of that money, which …

 Above: the port of Kingston By the Caribbean Journal staff The development of Jamaica as a global logistics hub could mean a 17 percent bump in GDP over the next six to eight years, according to Industry Minister Anthony Hylton. …

 Above: Investment Minister Anthony Hylton at the roundtable this week (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff With the expansion of the Panama Canal on the way, Jamaica’s proposal to establish the country as a global logistics hub is integral …