US to Normalize Relations With Cuba

Above: Havana By Alexander Britell The Caribbean changed forever on Wednesday morning. United States President Barack Obama announced a major shift in more than half-century of American politics, signaling the two countries’ desire to work toward normalizing relations. The announcement […]


IHG Adds Another Colombia Hotel

Above: a rendering of the property By the Caribbean Journal staff InterContinental Hotels Group’s Colombia push shows no signs of slowing down. The regional hospitality giant has announced the opening of a new Holiday Inn Express property in Yopal, Colombia, […]


Caribbean Hotel Occupancy Rises For Fourth Straight Month

By the Caribbean Journal staff After a weak winter and early spring, the Caribbean hotel sector is showing improvement, according to new data from hotel analytics firm STR. The region’s hotel occupancy was 67.1 percent in August, a 1.9 percent […]


Light 3.6-Magnitude Earthquake Near Dominican Republic

Above: a map of the quake (USGS) By the Caribbean Journal staff A light 3.6-magnitude earthquake struck Monday evening southeast of the Dominican Republic, according to the United States Geological Survey. The quake struck at around 9:16 PM local time […]

Op-Ed: Sustainable Development and Agriculture in the Caribbean

By Kariyma Baltimore Op-Ed Contributor THE ISSUES of food production, agricultural development policies and food security have generally ranked high on the Region’s “Priorities List.” Agriculture is viewed as an important sector in most Greater Caribbean countries, especially in light of […]

Panama President Visits Kosovo

Above: Panama President Ricardo Martinelli in Kosovo (Photo: OP Panama) By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama President Ricardo Martinelli continued his European tour this weekend with a visit to Kosovo. The trip included a meeting with Atifete Jahjaga, the president […]


Ukraine: CARICOM "Deeply Concerned" By Recent Developments

Above: the Crimea region of Ukraine By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean Community is “deeply concerned” by the ongoing situation in Ukraine, the regional grouping said in a statement issued Wednesday. CARICOM said it called on all parties involved […]

In St Lucia, Harnessing the Creativity of the Caribbean Region

Above: St Lucia By Gerard Best CJ Contributor PORT OF SPAIN — The Caribbean region, known for the creativity of its people, is now making decisive moves to harness that innate resourcefulness. Next week, the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) will hold the first […]

St Maarten Looking to Strengthen Ties With Rest of Region

Above: St Maarten By the Caribbean Journal staff Should St Maarten deepen its economic engagement with the rest of the Caribbean? That was among the findings of a closed-door session this week between the Second Chamber Committee of Kingdom Relations […]


Great Caribbean Hiking Destinations

The Caribbean is a hiking paradise. Yes, you may think first about beaches and pools, but when it comes to great trails in the Caribbean, there is a world of opportunities, from dormant volcanos to lush rainforests. Here’s a list […]

Dwyane Wade Visits Turks and Caicos

Above: Dwyane Wade and Beaches Turks and Caicos GM Don Dagenais By the Caribbean Journal staff NBA superstar Dwyane Wade recently paid a visit to the Turks and Caicos Islands with a group of family and friends. Wade, who recently […]

Southern Caribbean Eyes Cruise Market

Above: Grenada By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas. Jamaica. Puerto Rico. The Turks and Caicos Islands. If you’re taking a cruise from Miami to the Caribbean, these are generally the destinations you’ll be visiting. And while several cruise lines […]


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