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Caribbean Hotel Occupancy Continues Decline

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean hotel occupancy continued to decline in August, according to the newest data report from hotel analytics firm STR. The region’s hotel occupancy was 62.5 percent in August, a 5.6 percent decline compared to the …

caribbean hotel records

Caribbean Hotel Occupancy Continues Decline

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean hotel occupancy declined for the fourth straight month in July, according to new data from hotel analytics firm STR. The region’s hotels reported 64.7 percent occupancy, a 6.5 percent decline compared to the same …

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Copa Expanding St Maarten Flights

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama’s Copa Airlines is set to operate four weekly flights to St Maarten for the upcoming winter season, according to the St Maarten Ministry of Tourism. The important regional carrier will resume the flights by …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti was shaken by a 5.9-magnitude earthquake on Saturday evening, according to the United States Geological Survey. The earthquake, one of the strongest to hit around Haiti since the devastating 2010 quake, was centered about …

caribbean hotel records

 By the Caribbean Journal staff It was a sluggish month for Caribbean hotels in July, according to the latest report from hotel analytics firm STR. The region’s hotel occupancy declined by 3.8 percent year over year to 69 percent, the …

  To the Motherland By Ilio DurandisCJ Contributor I am not sure where to begin, but I have this impulse inside of me that will not go away. My thoughts have been holding me hostage every time I think about …

 By Michael W EdghillCJ Contributor The 1st Latin American to lead the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis of Argentina, may well be considered the 1st pope of Latin America and the Caribbean. Within a few years, the leader of the …

 Above: the new Tela airport in the Caribbean region of Honduras By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a new airport in the Caribbean region, and a portal to one of the region’s under-the-radar destinations. The new Tela Airport on the …

 Above: the InterContinental San Juan By the Caribbean Journal staff InterContinental Hotels Group has named Jorge Apaez its new Chief Operating Officer for the Mexico, Latin America and Caribbean region. The move comes after the retirement of industry veteran Alvaro …

 Above: the Turks and Caicos Islands By Alexander Britell MIAMI — The Turks and Caicos Islands is the fastest-growing tourism destination in the wider Caribbean region, Caribbean Journal has learned. The Turks and Caicos Tourist Board reported a 50 percent …

 Above: CARICOM Secretary General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque By the Caribbean Journal staff CARICOM Secretary General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque says 2014 was a “milestone” year for the regional grouping. LaRocque pointed to the approval in July of the community’s first-ever Five …

 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 …

 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, …

 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 …

 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 …

 By Kariyma BaltimoreOp-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 the …

 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 …

 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 …