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The Future of The Caribbean’s Informal Shipping Sector

 What’s in store for small shippers? By George Nicholson and Nnyeka Prescod Op-Ed Contributors The face of global maritime trade has changed considerably over the past few decades. The dawn of containerisation in the mid-20th century, together with the recent …

St Kitts Looking to Strengthen Yachting Sector

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Kitts is looking to strengthen its yachting sector, the country said this week. The push will be driven by the country’s luxury Christophe Harbour Marina. “We are a well-established tourism destination—our location of St …

A Very Strong Month for the Caribbean Hotel Sector

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean hotels posted strong growth in September, according to the latest report from hotel analytics firm STR. The region’s hotel occupancy was 54.4 percent last month, a 6.4 percent year-over-year improvement over the same month …

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 A new push By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands has launched a new push to strengthen the territory’s financial services sector. The new BVI Forward Campaign “aims to build on the strength of the jurisdiction’s internationally renowned …

 A major force in the region By the Caribbean Journal staff Colombia’s agribusiness sector is playing a key role in the growth of the country’s economy. With $192 million in exports to over 127 countries, the industry generates about 6.2 …

 Hopes for the sector By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Jamaica is developing a national policy framework in order to advance in the lucrative animation industry. State Minister for Science, Technology, Energy, and Mining, Julian Robinson, announced the plan at a recent …

 Above: Fort de France (CJ Photo) By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Martinique’s cruise passenger arrivals have increased 631 percent since 2010, and its efforts to strengthen the cruise sector continue to grow. The Martinique Tourism Authority hosted a delegation of Florida-Caribbean …

 Above: San Juan (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico’s tourism sector is showing strong growth in 2015, according to new data from the Puerto Rico Tourism Company. In February, hotel occupancy grew by 4.8 percent compared to …

 Above: Guyana By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of Guyana is receiving a $7.5 million loan from the Caribbean Development Bank to improve the country’s sugar sector. The purpose of the loan is more specifically to enhance the capacity …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff October was the strongest month for the Caribbean hotel sector in all of 2014, according to a new report from hotel analytics firm STR. The region’s hotel occupancy grew by 4.1 percent, the single-biggest improvement …

 Above: the Tamarind Bay condos on Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman By the Caribbean Journal staff The Cayman Islands is continuing a very strong year for tourism. The British Overseas Territory received 293,652 tourist arrivals in the first nine months …

 Above: Decameron executives with Haiti Tourism Minister Stephanie Villedrouin Haiti (Photo: MT Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Increasingly, it looks as though Haiti could find a partner to build an all-inclusive resort in the country. The latest hotel company …

 Above: Trinidad (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago needs to push its tourism sector more strongly, according to Spain’s Ambassador to the country, Jose Maria Fernandez Lopez de Toriso. The Ambassador, who recently paid a courtesy …

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Cruise Lines is returning to the island of Dominica for the 2014/2015 season. Dominica had been removed from the line’s itinerary in 2010. According to Kathleen Cuffy-Jno Jules, the company’s …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean hotel occupancy rose by 0.6 percent in July, according to a new report from STR. Occupancy stood at 70.7 percent at the end of the month, a modest increase compared to the same month …

 Above: the Dominican Republic (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic will soon be receiving a $100 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank following its approval this week. The loan aims to boost health care in …

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor ANYONE WHO has been reading my articles will be aware that I have always been caught up with the need to transform the public sector into a more efficient and facilitative support for private sector development. …

 Above: Port of Spain (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago’s energy sector grew by 2.4 percent in the last quarter of 2013, according to data from the Ministry of Energy and Energy Affairs. That number was …