panama canal


Carnival Adds More Tampa-Caribbean Cruises

By the Caribbean Journal staff Thinking of a Caribbean cruise out of Tampa? Carnival has you covered. Carnival Cruise Line has kicked off a year-round program of seven-day Caribbean cruises from Tampa, doubling the line’s capacity at the port. Carnival […]


50 Years Later, Princess Cruises Makes History Again in Panama

By the Caribbean Journal staff In 1967, Princess Cruises became the first cruise line to bring passengers through the Panama Canal. Now, in another major milestone, Princess’ Caribbean Princess ship has become the first megaship to pass through the canal’s […]


Holland America Adding More Panama Canal Cruises

Looking to cruise to the Panama Canal? Holland America Line is adding more cruises to the Panama Canal, the cruise line announced this week. Holland America will be sending eight ships and 19 cruises to the Canal between fall 2017 […]


Remembering the West Indians Who Built the Panama Canal

Above: the new plaque memorializing West Indian workers at the canal By the Caribbean Journal staff The Panama Canal turns 100 on Saturday, and Panama is being joined by countries around the world in celebrating its centennial. But the dream […]

Expansion of Panama Canal Nearly 50 Percent Complete

Above: the Panama Canal (Photo: Panama Tourism) By the Caribbean Journal staff Progress on the expansion of the Panama Canal was at 48.9 percent through November, the Panama Canal Authority announced in a press release Monday. The report came as […]

Panama's Caribbean Ties Grow Stronger

Above: Panama President Ricardo Martinelli By the Caribbean Journal staff With the expansion of the Panama Canal and an increasing number of foreign investment opportunities, Panama could be a major partner for the Caribbean, according to President Ricardo Martinelli. The […]


Panama's Martinelli, Trinidad's Persad-Bissessar Hold Talks in Panama City

Above: Martenelli and Persad-Bissessar (Photo: OP) By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama President Ricardo Martinelli hosted Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar for talks Monday on security, commerce, investment and the expansion of the Panama Canal. The two sides […]

Panama Canal Names New Administrator

Above: the Panama Canal By the Caribbean Journal staff Jorge Luis Quijano has been named the new Panama Canal Administrator, succeeding Alberto Aleman Zubieta. Quijano will lead the canal as it undergoes its much-anticipated expansion. Zubeita, who has led the […]

Panama Receives $100 Million Loan to Aid Natural Disaster Response

By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama is working to increase its ability to withstand natural disasters, like the severe flooding that disrupted navigation on the Panama Canal in 2010. Now, with help from a $100 million standby loan from the […]

Jamaica Eyes Seaport Upgrade

By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica is prioritizing the expansion of its seaports, according to Works Minister Mike Henry. The country is aiming to capitalize on the country’s location in relation to other countries in the hemisphere, especially given the […]


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