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Massive Earthquake Causes Shaking in Western Caribbean

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A massive 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck the western Caribbean late Tuesday evening, according to the United States Geological Survey. The quake struck in the middle of the western Caribbean sea at a depth of 10 kilometers, …

Nicaragua’s Yemaya Island Hideaway to Reopen After Upgrades

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Yemaya Island Hideaway and Spa off the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua is reopening in November with a host of upgrades. The property, located on Little Corn Island, is debuting new accommodations, an upgraded food …

Rum Journal: Flor de Caña 18 Years

 The world of great rummaking has long had its epicenter in the islands of the Caribbean – but the love and passion for making great rum is something that extends across the wider Caribbean Basin. Nowhere is that more true …

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 Hyatt is continuing its expansion in the wider Caribbean Basin with one of its fastest-growing brands: Hyatt Place. The company has opened a Hyatt Place in Managua, Nicaragua, the first Hyatt-branded hotel in the capital. The hotel is owned by …

 Above: Lake NIcaragua By George Nicholson and Rachael RobinsonOp-Ed Contributors On Dec. 22, 2014, the Government of Nicaragua and the international infrastructure development firm, Hong Kong Nicaragua Canal Development Investment Co. Ltd. (HKND), publicly announced the commencement of the construction …

 Above: the Hotel Contempo in Managua By the Caribbean Journal staff Delta Air Lines is launching new seasonal service from Los Angeles to Managua, Nicaragua. The weekly service will launch June 5. Delta already offers daily nonstop service from Atlanta …

 Above: a map of the earthquake (graphic: USGS) By the Caribbean Journal staff The western coast of Nicaragua was shaken by a 4.1-magnitude earthquake on Thursday evening, according to data from the United States Geological Survey. The quake, which struck …

 Above: a map of the quake (graphic: United States Geological Survey) By the Caribbean Journal staff A 5.2-magnitude earthquake shook the western coast of Nicaragua on Friday morning, according to the United States Geoloigical Survey. The quake’s epicentre was around …

 Above: Havana By the Caribbean Journal staff A group of Nicaraguan entrepreneurs are on a visit to Cuba this week in an effort to boost commercial ties between the two countries. The delegation from Nicaragua’s Chamber of Industry was met …

 THIS EDITION of Rum Journal travels to the western border of the Caribbean basin, and a rather interesting rum from Costa Rica. This column has featured a number of high-quality rums from Central America – from Guatemala’s Zacapa to Nicaragua’s …

 Above: Nicaragua (Photo: NT) By the Caribbean Journal staff A group of regional agencies focusing on sustainable tourism in the Caribbean held their first-ever joint meeting this week, focusing on the challenges facing the wider Caribbean region. The first-ever Meeting …

 Above: Denis Moncada and Josel Hernandez (OAS Photo/Juan Manuel Herrera) By the Caribbean Journal staff Nicaragua’s Denis Moncada assumed the Chair of the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States. Ronaldo, Nicaragua’s Permanent Representative to the OAS, said his …

 Above: Flor de Caña (Photo: Compana Licorera de Nicaragua) NICARAGUA’S Flor de Caña has long been a Rum Journal favourite among Central American rums. As RJ discussed last year, Central America has developed into one of the world’s hubs of …

 Above: the International Court of Justice delivers its judgment (UN Photo/Frank van Beek) By the Caribbean Journal staff Colombia, not Nicaragua, has sovereignty over seven disputed islands in the Caribbean, the International Court of Justice ruled in a judgment delivered …

 Above: Daniel Ortega and Ricardo Martinelli (Photo: OP) By the Caribbean Journal staff Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli and Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega agreed to encourage and deepen their two countries’ cooperation on security matters and the fight against transnational crime. …

 Above: Panama President Ricardo Martinelli, centre (Photo: OP) By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama President Ricardo Martinelli departs today for Managua for an official visit with Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega. The visit will include bilateral talks on several issues, including …