Trinidad and Tobago, Association of Caribbean States Talk Tourism

Above: Trinidad (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago tourism authorities recently held talks with the Association of Caribbean States, the two sides announced this week. The aim of the talks was to “facilitate dialogue on cooperation […]


Jamaica's First "Smart City?"

Above: the audience at the Western Jamaica Economic Forum By the Caribbean Journal staff Could Montego Bay become Jamaica’s first “Smart City?” That’s the possibility under the Inter-American Development Bank’s Emerging and Sustainable Cities Initiative, which will be launched next […]


Sustainable Tourism Conference Begins in St Eustatius

Above: St Eustatius (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell ST EUSTATIUS — Particularly for small islands, tourism development needs to begin in the community. That’s the overarching theme of the third annual Statia Sustainable Conference & Exhibition, which began on Thursday […]


Puerto Rico Wins CTO/TravelMole Award For Sustainable Tourism

Above: Puerto Rico (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Puerto Rico Tourism Company has won this year’s award for Caribbean Excellence in Sustainable Tourism from the Caribbean Tourism Organization and TravelMole. The award is presented to “a destination […]

St Lucia Sustainable Development Minister Heads to Samoa

Above: Samoa By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia Sustainable Development Minister Dr James Fletcher will be visiting Samoa for the upcoming third International UN Small Island Developing States Conference. Fletcher’s visit will be financed by the government of Taiwan. […]

Op-Ed: Leading Sustainable Tourism in the Caribbean

By Ryan Peterson Op-Ed Contributor IT IS a truism that tourism is experiencing a tectonic transformation. In recent times, the global tourism and travel industry, and in particular, Small-Island Tourism-Economies (SITES) in the Caribbean have had to contend with a […]


Haiti Eyes "Sustainable Tourism" Development For Ile-a-Vache

Above: Ile-a-Vache By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti has officially launched a public request for proposals for tourism development on the island of Ile a Vache, the Tourims Ministry announced. The country is looking to develop what it called “low-density, […]

St Lucia Plans Green Energy Push

Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia is planning a series of “major initiatives” in the area of sustainable energy this year, according to Governor General Dame Pearlette Louisy. The Governor General, who was speaking this week […]

Making Caribbean Hotels Sustainable: An Interview With Aruba’s Ewald Biemans

Above: the Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts in Aruba By Alexander Britell PORT OF SPAIN — This week’s Caribbean Sustainable Tourism Conference has focused on how the region’s leading does business. But what does sustainability mean for hotels in a […]


Caribbean Sustainable Tourism Conference Begins in Trinidad

Above: Port of Spain (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell PORT OF SPAIN — Sustainable tourism is one of the region’s newest buzz words. But what does sustainable mean? Is it about making destinations eco-friendly? Does it involve solar-power hotels? Or […]


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