tourism

Haiti, Panama Sign Technical Agreements

 Above: El Palacio de Las Garzas in Panama By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti and Panama signed several technical agreements during President Michel Martelly’s visit to the Central American country. The two states signed an investment protection agreement that will …

Interview with Grenadian Prime Minister Tillman Thomas

 Above: Grenadian Prime Minister Tillman Thomas (UN Photo/JC McIlwaine) By Alexander Britell GRENADA – Last weekend, Grenada hosted the seventh UK-Caribbean Forum, a series of high-level talks aimed at developing a new and more modern relationship between the UK and …

Interview with Jamaican Tourism Minister Dr Wykeham McNeill

 By Alexander Britell Dr Wykeham McNeill was part of a sizable victory by the opposition People’s National Party in Jamaica’s national elections Dec. 29, winning his Western Westmoreland constituency and being appointed the country’s new Minister of Tourism and Entertainment …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The thought of Chinese tourists heading to the Caribbean not too long ago seemed far-fetched; today, China’s market is a potential gold mine as a source for regional tourism. “Barely one decade ago, few would …

 By Alexander Britell Investors and stakeholders met yesterday in Miami for the Inter-American Development Bank’s Haiti Reconstruction Investment Forum to take a look at the range of economic opportunities and the progress of rebuilding in Haiti. One area seen as …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The banking industry and other members of the private sector in Grenada are being urged to provide more financial support in the development of tourism in Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique. The support is especially …

 By Lincoln Depradine The Grenadian government is considering initiatives to attract “bona fide” investors to the country and generate greater employment opportunities. The initiatives were revealed Tuesday during the unveiling of a new strategic plan for taking Grenada’s tourism industry …

 By Alexander Britell St Lucians head to the polls on Monday, with a choice between Prime Minister Stephenson King’s ruling United Workers Party and former Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony’s Saint Lucia Labour Party. The major issues in a tightly-fought …

 Above: Goldeneye in Jamaica By the Caribbean Journal staff There is a general ignorance of tourism’s contribution to Jamaica, according to Tourism Minister Ed Bartlett, and there is evidence that some people are prepared to position the industry in a …

 By Lincoln Depradine Brother Valentino, one of the world’s calypso legends, will be returning home to Grenada for a weekend of entertainment in St Patrick, the country’s northernmost parish, in next week. Valentino will be joined by Black Stalin and …

 Above: the Surama Eco-Lodge By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyanese tourism is no longer about attracting tourists from the US, Canada and the Caribbean, according to Tourism Minister Manniram Prashad — and the country is trying to position its market …

 Above: the Ian Fleming villa at Jamaica’s Goldeneye By the Caribbean Journal staff Tourism-related jobs in the Jamaican economy have increased by 3,000 over the past three years, with another 21,648 potentially on the way through 2013, according to the …

 Above: the Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay Jamaica believes golf has the potential to help position the country as a sports tourism destination, according to Sports Minister Olivia Grange. “I believe that we have a competitive advantage in golf,” she said, …

 Above: the Ritz-Carlton Montego Bay By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s tourism industry could see as many as 20,000 new jobs, along with 15,825 new rooms completed by 2013, according to Prime Minister Andrew Holness. Holness was speaking at the …

 Above: the Viceroy Anguilla By Alexander Britell While Anguilla saw a wave of luxury resort development during the economic boom in the middle of the decade, like the rest of the Caribbean it was hurt by the economic downturn. Some …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada has approved an application by low-cost air carrier REDjet to service its Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago routes, according to Tourism and Civil Aviation Minister Peter David. David said increasing travel opportunities for the …

 Above: Minister Maniram Prashad and High Commissioner David Devine Guyanese Minister of Tourism Maniram Prashad met yesterday with new Candian High Commissioner to Guyana David Devine. The two officials spoke about the countries’ 45-year-long history of diplomatic relations, and the …

 Above: PM Baldwin Spencer and Foreign Minister Dr RM Marty Matalegawa (Photo: Antigua Government) By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda and Indonesia have established formal diplomatic relations, following the signing of an agreement by Antigua Prime Minister Baldwin …