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LIAT Reporting “Strong” Network Performance

 Regional carrier showing positive signs By Dana NilandCJ Contributor LIAT has announced “strong” network performance in terms of passenger numbers, revenue, and yield for July 2015, its most profitable month in recent years, according to the company. The airline has …

Wyndham’s Big Regional Expansion

 Major room growth in Latin America, Caribbean By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Wyndham Hotel Group has reported record room growth in its Latin America and Caribbean portfolio for the second quarter of 2015, with 11 new properties and 1,281 new rooms …

How Tourism Saves Jamaica

 By David P RoweOp-Ed Contributor During the recent Greek debt crisis, commentators have been referring to Jamaica as an example of another country with a huge debt burden. This is true — Jamaica’s gross public debt hovers higher than 120% …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: Antigua (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff How can intra-regional travel in the Eastern Caribbean be expanded? That was the question at a recent summit in Antigua and Barbuda to discuss an OECS-commissioned study on the factors inhibiting …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Grand Cayman-based airline startup BlueSky has pushed back its launch date due to the recent demise of European plane lessor Eurolot, it said this week. The company said Eurolot had been contracted to supply the …

 By Julio Orozco and Amanda CharlesOp-Ed Contributors The participation and advancement of Small and Medium Enterprises (SME’s) in the global economy are incorporated as part of the Development Agenda of International Organisations working in the greater Caribbean region. It is …

 Above: Dr Devon Gardner By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s time for a regional dialogue on energy, according to Dr Devon Gardner, programme manager in energy at the CARICOM Secretariat. Gardner, who was speaking at the recent CARICOM Energy Week …

 Above: Trinidad (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Tourism agencies from across Latin America and the Caribbean are slated to meet on Monday in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. The agencies are gathering under the theme of “Sustainable …

 Above: Trinidad (CJ Photo) By Gerard Best CJ Contributor Technology experts from across the region will this week gather in Trinidad for a two-day meeting at the Telecommunications Authority (TATT) office. Shernon Osepa, manager of regional affairs for the Internet Society (ISOC) …

 COULD THE Caribbean ever host a World Cup? Why not? Earlier this year, Caribbean Journal contributor Ilio Durandis put forth the idea that Haiti could one day host the World Cup. But that got us thinking — what about the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff How much does regional integration mean to the Caribbean? It might be time to explore the opportunity costs of not having the Caribbean Community in place, according to Ewout Sandker, head of cooperation at the …

 Above; St Vincent (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Three Eastern Caribbean countries are benefitting from an infrastructure development thrust that could usher in a new era of technology-based innovation and entrepreneurship for the region. The initiative is part …

 Above: the Jolly Beach Resort and Spa in Antigua By the Caribbean Journal staff CARICOM has officially begun its first-ever regional interfaith conference. The regional conference, which started on Monday at the Jolly Beach Resort and Spa in Antigua, followed …

 Above: the new Holiday Inn Express Panama Distrito Financiero hotel By the Caribbean Journal staff InterContinental Hotels Group continued its expansion in the Latin American and Caribbean region this week with the debut of the new Holiday Inn Express Panama …

 Above: a JetBlue flight By the Caribbean Journal staff JetBlue’s expansion is moving ahead at full steam, with San Jose, Costa Rica the latest destination for the company in the region. The company is launching daily nonstop service between Fort …

 Above: Medellin By the Caribbean Journal staff JetBlue is continuing its expansion in the Caribbean Basin. The New York City-based carrier announced this week plans to launch service to Medellin, Colombia out of Fort Lauderdale. The nonstop service to Colombia …

 Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff For the first time, the Caribbean now has a regional alliance of psychological associations. The Caribbean Alliance of National Psychological Associations officially launched last week in Grenada on the True Blue …

 Above: Antigua National Security Minister Dr Errol Cort (Photo: ABG) By the Caribbean Journal staff Should the Eastern Caribbean have its own regional coast guard and police force? That’s the proposal being put forth by Antigua and Barbuda National Security …