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Antigua’s New Historic Restoration Push

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor While Antigua and Barbuda has long been home to one of the Caribbean’s most magnificent historical sites, the UNESCO World Heritage site of Nelson’s Dockyard, it isn’t resting on its laurels. The country’s Ministry of Tourism …

Saint Lucia’s Sugar Beach Adding More Real Estate

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Want to live in a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Caribbean? Saint Lucia’s Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort has announced plans to build more luxury real estate on its site at the foot of …

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The Belize Barrier Reef Gets Some Very Good News

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The largest barrier reef in the northern hemisphere has just gotten some very good news. UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee has decided to remove the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve Network from the List of World Heritage in …

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 UNESCO has a big footprint in the Caribbean’s historical offering By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor In 1972, UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) established the World Heritage Site program, which recognizes landmarks of natural and cultural significance …

 Above: a survey of the site (Photo: UNESCO) By the Caribbean Journal staff While their initial discovery received global attention, the remains of a shipwreck off the coast of Haiti do not belong to Christopher Columbus’ Santa Maria ship, according to …

 Above: one of Costa Rica’s famous stone spheres By the Caribbean Journal staff A group of four Pre-Columbian sites in Costa Rica’s Diquis Delta have been added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. The sites, located in the southern region …

 Above: Christopher Columbus on Santa Maria in 1492, Emanuel Leutze, 1855 By the Caribbean Journal staff The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization will be sending a team of experts to provide technical assistance to the site of an …

 Above: Irina Bokova (UN Photo/Mark Garten) By the Caribbean Journal staff UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova is currently finishing up a three-day visit to Haiti. The purpose of the visit is to measure the progress of cooperation between Haiti and …

 Above: UNESCO’s Michaelle Jean, Quebec City Mayor Pascal Labeaume and Haiti Tourism Minister Stephanie Villedrouin By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti Tourism Minister Stephanie Villedrouin has returned to the country following a two-day official visit to Canada. The visit included …

 Above: the Radisson Aquatica Resort on Carlisle Bay By the Caribbean Journal staff Radisson has officially opened the Radisson Aquatica Resort on Barbados’ Carlisle Bay following an $8 million renovation. The 124-room property is located in a marine reserve, featuring …

 Above: Aruba By the Caribbean Journal staff A total of 32 countries in the wider Caribbean basin and beyond conducted a full-scale joint tsunami alert exercise Wednesday. According to the exercise, an 8.5-magnitude earthquake struck 90 kilometres off the coast …

 Above: the Citadel in Haiti (Photo: MT Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s tourism sector was on display last week for a visiting delegation from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The 20-member delegation was in …

 Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The critical tourism issue in Grenada is getting visitors to spend more money during their stays, according to Tourism Minister Senator Dr George Vincent, and safeguarding the country’s intangible cultural heritage …

 Above: Cascade Pichon in La Selle (UNESCO Photo: Dieufort Deslorges) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s La Selle region was among 20 sites recently added to UNESCO’s World Network of Biosphere Reserves. It is Haiti’s first biosphere reserve, part of …

 Above: Bridgetown, Barbados (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The cultural industries are a critical sector for Barbados’ development, according to Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Senator Maxine McClean. McClean was speaking following a courtesy call from …

 Above: St George’s, Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada has signed a $10.5 million loan agreement with OPEC’s Fund for International Development to be used for the repair and renovation of 10 schools and 17 kitchen facilities …

 By the Caribbean Journal The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation needs to “deepen the partnership” with member states to help transform education, according to Grenadian Prime Minister Denzil Douglas. Thomas, who was speaking at the Leaders Forum of …

 Above: Minister of State, Ministry of Environment Phenton Neymour (BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna) More than 100 experts are gathering in the Bahamas to discuss the importance of climate change education for small island developing states at the UNESCO Conference on Climate …