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Caribbean History: Remembering ANR Robinson

 By David P. RoweCJ Contributor One of the Caribbean’s political giants of the 20th century was Arthur Napoleon Raymond Robinson, a lawyer, statesman and patriot who survived the violent attempted coup in Trinidad. Robinson was born on the island of …

Doing Business in the Caribbean 2017: Central America Leading By Example

 By Paul HayCJ Contributor Doing Business 2017: Equal Opportunity for All is the 14th in the long-standing series of co-publications by the World Bank and International Financial Corporation (IFC). This annual report on the ease in doing business, now in …

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These Are the Best Caribbean Countries to Live In

 The United Nations Development Programme has released the latest edition of its Human Development Index, it’s periodic  ranking that effectively names the best countries in the world to live in. The index is based on a number of factors, including …

LATEST NEWS

 Caribbean Airlines is launching new service between Trinidad and Tobago and St. Vincent’s new Argyle International Airport on April 14. The new flights will operate twice weekly on Fridays and Sundays. Caribbean Airlines is one of the first airlines to …

 By GERARD BEST Forward-thinking network operators in Latin America and the Caribbean are using the Internet’s next-generation protocol, called IPv6, to gain a business edge over their competitors. The upside for customers is better quality of service, and in the …

 The thirteenth regional meeting of the Caribbean Network Operators Group, or CaribNOG, will take place in Barbados from April 18 to 19, 2017. CaribNOG is the region’s first volunteer-based community of network engineers, computer security experts and tech aficionados. “At …

Earthquake Trinidad and Tobago

 The biggest earthquake in the Caribbean in several years caused shaking across the Southern Caribbean on Tuesday evening. The 5.8-magnitude quake’s epicenter was about 25 miles southwest of Scarborough, Tobago; it struck at about 5:42 PM local time at a …

Snorkeling

 It’s one of if not the most popular activity for Caribbean travelers: snorkeling. Aside from lounging on the beach and drinking rum, grabbing a mask and fins and heading into the sea is one of the main draws for travelers …

Tobago Sunwing

 Time to try the Tobago Marathon By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor As the weather (finally) cools here at CJ HQ in Miami, runners like me are turning their thoughts to race season and planning our destination race calendars for 2017. …

Enterprise

 Enterprise Holdings, the world’s largest car rental company, is expanding in the Caribbean. The company’s Enterprise-Rent-A-Car brand officially began operating in Curacao this week, with operations now underway at the Hato Airport outside Willemstad. “There’s tremendous growth potential for both …

 A 115-square-mile island just a 25-minute flight from Port of Spain, Trinidad’s sister island, Tobago, is known as the place to recover after a rollicking time at Carnival. But there are plenty of other reasons to visit all year round, …

Islands to Visit This Fall

 School is back in session and the days are already becoming shorter. The weather is getting crisp and the cold front is on the way. Fall is upon us — and that’s great for travelers to the Caribbean, because it’s the season …

Tobago Cruise Growth

 It was a strong season for cruise arrivals to Trinidad and Tobago, according to the latest numbers from the country’s Tourism Development Company. The island of Trinidad received 30,493 cruise passenger arrivals from 25 cruises, while Tobago saw 70,298 passengers …

Tobago

 It’s thought that the island on which Robinson Crusoe was shipwrecked was based on the island of Tobago. And whether that’s true or not, you can still find your castaway paradise on this jewel of the southern Caribbean. Several hotels …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of Tobago’s top beach hotels is expanding. The Bacolet Beach Club has added 10 new two-bedroom suites, the property announced. That comes after the addition last year of 15 new suites and an infinity …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The island of Tobago had a very “fruitful” cruise season this year, according to Tracy Davidson-Celestine, Tobago’s Secretary of Division of Tourism and Transport. The season brought around 106,000 cruise passengers, the largest number of …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago’s Tourism Development Company has a new chairman. The TDC has appointed attorney Richard Duncan in the position, following the termination of former Chairman Dennise Demming last week. Duncan had already been serving …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Air Canada is expanding in the Caribbean. The company has announced that its Air Canada Rouge carrier will be launching new flights between Montreal and San Jose, Costa Rica and between Toronto and Port of …