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Making Caribbean Hotels Sustainable: An Interview With Aruba’s Ewald Biemans

 Above: the Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts in Aruba By Alexander Britell PORT OF SPAIN — This week’s Caribbean Sustainable Tourism Conference has focused on how the region’s leading does business. But what does sustainability mean for hotels in a …

Caribbean Sustainable Tourism Conference Begins in Trinidad

 Above: Port of Spain (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell PORT OF SPAIN — Sustainable tourism is one of the region’s newest buzz words. But what does sustainable mean? Is it about making destinations eco-friendly? Does it involve solar-power hotels? Or …

Earthquake Off Coast of Venezuela Lightly Shakes Trinidad

 Above: a map of the quake (Graphic: USGS) By the Caribbean Journal staff A 4.0-magnitude earthquake off the northern coast of Venezuela on Sunday morning caused light shaking in Trinidad, according to the United States Geological Survey. The quake occurred …

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 Above: Port of Spain By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago has signed a loan agreement in the amount of $280.6 million with China’s EXIM Bank, the government announced this week. The loan, which was announced by Housing, Lands …

 Above: the Radisson Blu in St Martin By the Caribbean Journal staff Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is developing three new hotel properties in the Caribbean as part of a regional expansion, the company announced last week. The new properties being …

 Above: Port of Spain By the Caribbean Journal staff The local unemployment rate in Trinidad fell to 4.2 percent in the last quarter of 2011, according to a report from Trinidad’s Central Statistical Office. That number represented a reduction from …

 Above: Port of Spain By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago’s energy sector contracted in the first quarter of 2012, according to a Mid-Year Financial Stability Report released by the country’s Central Bank. The report pointed to lower output …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad’s cabinet has approved the establishment of an inter-island ferry service between Trinidad and the Eastern Caribbean, Transport Minister Devant Maharaj announced yesterday. The service will be financed on a public/private arrangement with the majority …

 Above: Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar (Photo: TGISL) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago has extended its State of Emergency for three months, the government announced today. A motion to extend the State of Emergency, which was accompanied by …

 Above: FIFA headquarters in Zurich (Photo: Tilla Theus) World football governing body FIFA will launch a probe of at least 10 Caribbean football officials concerning alleged bribery at a meeting in May in Port of Spain, according to two sources. …

 Above: Dr Leslie Ramsammy (UN Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The newly-formed Caribbean Regional Public Health Agency is moving ahead after its legal establishment at the Heads of Government Meeting in Basseterre, St Kitts and Nevis at the beginning …