New President for Dominican Republic's Hotel and Tourism Association

Above: Punta Cana (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff By the Caribbean Journal staff ASONAHORES, the Dominican Republic’s hotel and tourism association, has named Simon Suarez its new director. Suarez will officially be presented on Sep. 3 in a […]


Dominican Republic's Danilo Medina Meets With President of IDB

Above: the talks at the National Palace in Santo Domingo (Photo: DICOM) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina met last week with Luis Alberto Moreno, president of the Inter-American Development Bank, in Santo Domingo. The meeting […]


Antigua Prime Minister, Chile President Hold Talks in Brazil

Above: the talks in Brazil (Photo: ABG) By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne met Thursday with Chile President Michelle Bachelet in Brazil on Thursday morning. Browne was in Brazil following his visit to attend […]


New CHTA President Begins Term

Above: Emil Lee (centre) with CHTA CEO Jeff Vasser and outgoing President Richard Doumeng By Alexander Britell MIAMI — The Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association has a new president. Emil Lee, general manager of the Princess Heights Hotel in St […]

Juan Carlos Varela Sworn in As New President of Panama

Above: New Panama President Juan Carlos Varela By the Caribbean Journal staff Juan Carlos Varela was officially sworn in as Panama’s new President on Tuesday. Varela succeeds outgoing President Ricardo Martinelli, who had served in the post since 2009. Varela […]

Trinidad and Tobago Mourns Loss of Former PM ANR Robinson

Above: Former Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister ANR Robinson By Andrea Perez CJ Contributor PORT OF SPAIN — Trinidad and Tobago is mourning the loss of former Prime Minister and President Arthur Napoleon Raymond Robinson . The 87-year-old Robinson passed […]


Costa Rica Chooses New President

Above: Luis Guillermo Solis (Photo: Roberto Carlos Sanchez) By the Caribbean Journal staff Opposition candidate Luis Guillermo Solis Rivera has won Costa Rica’s presidential elections. Solis, a former Professor who leads the Citizens’ Action Party in Costa Rica, will succeed […]

JetBlue Names New President

Above: a JetBlue plane By the Caribbean Journal staff Air carrier JetBlue has named Robin Hayes its new president, effective Jan. 1. Hayes, who had been serving as the company’s executive vice president and chief commercial officer, succeeds CEO Dave […]

Unique Vacations Names New President

Above: the Sandals Emerald Bay in Exuma By Alexander Britell Unique Vacations has named Ellen Bettridge its new president. Bettridge, who had previously served as president of the Americas for luxury cruise line Silversea, will be based in Miami, beginning […]


Dominica Mourns Former President

Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica is mourning the loss of former President Vernon Shaw. Shaw, who was Dominica’s fifth President, passed away early Monday morning. He had served in a number of posts in the […]

Dominican Republic President Signs Decree on New Citizenship Policy

Above: Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina signed a decree Friday establishing the terms and conditions for what he called the “regularization of foreigners in an irregular situation” in the country. […]

ALBA Secretary General Visits Antigua

Above: the meeting with ALBA in Antigua By the Caribbean Journal staff ALBA Secretary General Ambassador Bernardo Alvarez recently visited Antigua and Barbuda. Alvarez, who was just appointed to lead the Venezuelan-led regional grouping, held talks with Antigua Prime Minister […]


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