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Puerto Rico to Hold Major Investment Forum

 Puerto Rico is holding its first-ever Invest Puerto Rico Forum next month, Governor Ricardo Rossello announced this week. The forum will take place Sept. 20-21 at the Puerto Rico Convention Center, gathering more than 500 investors and entrepreneurs with an …

Antigua Looking to Increase Foreign Direct Investment

 Antigua and Barbuda has launched a major new effort to ramp up foreign direct investment to the twin-island country, specifically in the services sector, according to Investment and Tourism Minister Asot Michael. The announcement came during Michael’s recent presentation at …

CHRIS Hotel Investment Conference Begins in Miami

 By Alexander Britell MIAMI — The Caribbean’s leading hotel investment summit, CHRIS, has kicked off in downtown Miami. This week’s Caribbean Hotel & Resort Investment Summit is being held at the JW Marriott Marquis hotel in Miami and runs through …

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 Why the Caribbean is so attractive to Chinese investors By Dr Johnny HonOp-Ed Contributor The Caribbean has been close to my heart for many years. I love the islands’ beautiful environments, their amazing people, and their rich, diverse culture. In …

 In a bid to court new investment, Jamaica’s government says it will be appointing a handful of “investment ambassadors.” The announcement was made this week by new Jamaica Prime Minister Andrew Holness, who said the envoys would be responsible for …

 A major new plan By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Norwegian Cruise Line revealed Thursday The Norwegian Edge, a program that will introduce a new standard of quality that encompasses the entire guest experience, from ship hardware to culinary enhancements to exclusive …

 Jamaican Tourism and Entertainment Minister, Dr Wykeham McNeill is calling for Jamaicans to grasp the various investment opportunities available in the island’s tourism sector. Speaking at the opening of the Melia Braco Village in Trelawny, McNeill said the investment climate …

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 Quietly, a major new tourism player has emerged in Jamaica. No, it’s not Spain. Nor is it China. It’s closer to home: Mexico. That country’s investors have been responsible for much of the island’s major tourism investments over the last …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) and the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) are launching the first Caribbean Tourism and Hospitality Investment Guide targeted at international investors. The publication exhibits a wide range of investment opportunities …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica has quietly headed toward the forefront of the Caribbean’s green energy industry. The latest step is the new $89 million, 36.3-megawatt wind farm project in St Elizabeth.. Jamaica is “ripe for foreign investment,” said …

 By Alexander Britell WILLEMSTAD —Barbados is booming. The Caribbean island is slated to see more than $1 billion of proposed hotel plant investment over the next five years, according to William Griffith, CEO of Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. That investment …

 A push for more engagement in national development By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Jamaica’s new ambassador to the United States, Ralph Thomas, is calling for members of the country’s Diaspora to actively participate in the development and growth of the country. …

 Senate approval for major project By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia is closer to launching a proposed citizenship by investment programme. The country’s new Citizenship by Investment bill was approved by the island’s senate last week. St Lucia Minister …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Aruba has recently invested more than $100 million in significant hotel updates to enhance guests’ experiences, with an additional $50 million planned for next year. The investment comes as a part of the island’s $1 billion …

 Above: St Kitts (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff What’s the Caribbean’s foreign investment capital? To put it another way, which Caribbean country brings in the most foreign investment? We took a look at the most recent Foreign Direct …

 Above: The Turks and Caicos Islands By the Caribbean Journal staff The Turks and Caicos Islands is creating a new inward investment promotion agency, according to the government. Invest TCI, as the organization will be known, has already appointed its …

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor LAST year I sat on a panel to discuss the state of the economy. Someone in the audience correctly stated that much work was being done by the government to improve the business and economic landscape, …

 Above: the Montego Bay Convention Centre By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica is readying to host the second-ever Jamaica Investment Forum in Montego Bay next week. The conference, which is being hosted at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, will focus …