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The Best Resorts in the Caribbean

 The best Caribbean resorts are more than just rooms, pools and sand. They use the art of luxury to create something more. Something meaningful. While the term “resort” certainly has its share of definitions in the Caribbean (and we address …

This is How the Caribbean Can Build Resilience to Climate Change

 Above: remnants of an old pier and mangrove being inundated by rising sea level at Grenville Bay, Grenada (Photo: Marjo Aho) By Vera AgostiniCJ Contributor A FEW weeks ago, I attended the Global Forum on Community Resilience in Cali, Colombia, hosted …

Private Jet Carrying Nine Passengers Crashes in Grand Bahama

 Above: a Learjet 36 By the Caribbean Journal staff A private jet crashed while making an approach for landing at Grand Bahama International Airport on Sunday, authorities said. The Lear 36 Executive Jet was carrying nine passengers; the plane was …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: Jamaica Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller (UN Photo/J Carrier) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller says the country is in a “national emergency” over the outbreak of the mosquito-borne Chikungunya virus in the country. …

 Above: incoming Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne By Alexander Britell The Opposition Antigua Labour Party has won the country’s general election, according to preliminary election results. In a national address early Friday morning, outgoing Prime Minister Dr Baldwin …

 Above: TCI By the Caribbean Journal staff At least 17 people have been confirmed dead following the capsize of a boat carrying illegal migrants near South Dock in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos. According to a statement from the Governor’s office, …

 In the first of a series of interviews with Caribbean leaders, Caribbean Journal Editor-in-Chief Alexander Britell explores the future of Caribbean tourism with Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace, former Secretary General of the Caribbean Tourism Organization, former Minister of Tourism of the Bahamas …

 By José GabilondoOp-Ed Contributor What “Cuban embargo” brings to mind is the economic blockade of the United States on the island.  It means something else too — an embargo directed at Cuban-Americans raised in diaspora — in this case, an …

 Above: Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe By Alexander Britell Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe recently concluded a weeklong trip to the United States that featured meetings with officials from the World Bank, the IDB, the UN, donor countries (including Canada) …

 Above: Aruba PM Mike Eman and Haiti PM Laurent Lamothe (Photo: OPM Haiti) By Alexander Britell In a region with few natural resources, tourism is to the Caribbean as oil is to the Middle East. To be sure, some countries …

 Above: Cayman Premier McKeeva Bush By Alexander Britell Cayman Premier McKeeva Bush has issued his first public statement since his arrest Tuesday on suspicions of corruption, maintaining his innocence and vowing not to yield to increasing public pressure to step …

 Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly in North Miami Beach (CJ Photo)   By Alexander Britell MIAMI — Haiti President Michel Martelly traveled to South Florida Monday for a meeting with the country’s Diaspora community, offering a defence of the first …

 Above: former TCI Premier Michael Misick By Alexander Britell Former Turks and Caicos Premier Michael Misick has been arrested at the Santos Dumont Airport in Rio de Janeiro by Brazilian Federal Police, according to the TCI Special Investigation and Prosecution …

 Above: Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe (UN Photo/ J Carrier)   By Alexander Britell Haiti is trying to move the process of reconstruction into a higher gear. While the country’s GDP has been growing at a strong pace, natural disasters …

 Above: Tourism Minister Richard Sealy (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell The Caribbean tourism sector is in a period of change, as the region seeks to emerge from the global downturn. As Caribbean nations like Barbados look to move beyond the …

 Above: Georgetown, Grand Cayman By Alexander Britell While places like Virginia and Florida will mean the most to the upcoming presidential election in the United States, another location has been popping up disproportionately during the campaign: the Cayman Islands. Since …

 Above: Ecuador Tourism Minister Freddy Ehlers and Haiti Tourism Minister Stephanie Villedrouin (Photo: MT Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti and Ecuador signed a tourism cooperation agreement Thursday at a ceremony in Quito. Haiti Tourism Minister Stephanie Villedrouin joined …

 Above: Haiti First Lady Sophia Martelly By Alexander Britell Sophia Martelly has been Haiti’s First Lady since May 14, 2011, when her husband, President Michel Martelly, took office. The First Lady, who has four children, has focused on several initiatives …