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New Flights from Europe to Jamaica

 Jamaica is getting a major airlift boost from the European market. A pair of carriers are expanding flights to the island out of both Spain and Germany. Spain-based charter carrier Evelop is launching weekly nonstop flights between Madrid and Montego …

Spain, Eastern Caribbean Countries Plan to Deepen Ties

 Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff The Organization of Eastern Caribbean States and Spain are looking to deepen its relationship. The two sides recently signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at further building on their relationship, in a …

Trinidad Needs to Market Tourism Opportunities “More Aggressively”

 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 …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff Spain has appointed Jose Maria Fernandez Lopex de Turiso as its new Ambassador to St Lucia. The Ambassador, who presented his letters of credence at Government House on Thursday, said he would …

 Above: Panama President Ricardo Martinelli in Madrid (Photo: OP Panama) By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama President Ricardo Martinelli concluded his trip to Spain this week with a meeting with the country’s leadership. Martinelli is closing up his term in …

 Above: Jamaica Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller at the launch ceremony (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff A new $20 million general hospital is planned for Montego Bay, Jamaica. The project, which is being developed by the Spain-based Hospiten …

 Above: Barbados (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados would “welcome” assistance from Spain on how to improve the marketing and packaging of its UNESCO World Heritage Site in Bridgetown, the government said this week. Tourism Minister Richard Sealy …

 Above: CARICOM Headquarters in Guyana By the Caribbean Journal staff CARICOM and Spain will be cooperating on a $1.1 million regional programme for 2013 to 2014. The project will focus on youth and gender issues, along with youth entrepreneurship, according …

 Above: the meeting Santo Domingo By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina hosted former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero this week for a courtesy visit. Discussions with Zapatero focused on “various political issues and the …

 Above: the new NH El Rancho Hotel (photos: OPM Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff The new NH El Rancho Hotel in Haiti has completed construction, the Ministry of Tourism announced. The property, located in the Petion-Ville suburb of Port-au-Prince, …

 Above: Port-au-Prince (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti is set to receive $35.5 million in grant funding for a programme aimed at improving drinking water services in Port-au-Prince. The grant was approved by the Inter-American Development Bank, which …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff For a while, it was looking like Spain would cruise to a 2-0 shutout against Haiti. But in the 75th minute, Wilde-Donald Guerrier made it through Spain’s defenders and put one home, giving Haiti its …

 Above: King Abdullah II and Haiti President Michel Martelly By the Caribbean Journal staff Jordan’s King Abdullah II briefly visited Haiti this weekend as part of a wider trip to the United States and Spain. Abdullah’s visit featured a meeting …

 Above: Haiti PM Laurent Lamothe By the Caribbean Journal staff A little over three months since he announced that Canada would be reviewing its long-term strategy with Haiti, International Cooperation Minister Julian Fantino chaired a meeting Friday with Haiti Prime …

 Above: Port-au-Prince (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haitian officials were joined this week by members of the Latin American Energy Association for talks on the country’s energy sector. Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe led the working meeting, joined …

 Above: Haiti PM Laurent Lamothe with the Spanish delegation (Photo: OPM Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe met Friday with a delegation led by Jesus Gracia Aldaz, Spain’s Secretary of State for International Cooperation and …

 Above: the meeting in Panama City (Photo: OP) By the Caribbean Journal staff Pio Garcia-Escudero Marquez, the president of the Spanish Senate, visited Panama for talks with new Minister of the Presidency Roberto Henriquez. The two sides discussed preparations for …

 Above: Haiti’s inauguration of the new treatment plant By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti President Michel Martelly inaugurated today a new wastewater treatment plant in the area of Titanyen. The 12.5-hectare project, which completed with help from the Spanish Agency …