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Saint Lucia Tourism Just Set Another Visitor Record

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Saint Lucia’s tourism industry had another record-setting year in 2018, according to a new report from the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority. The destination reported a total of 1,218,294 visitors in 2018, a 10.2 percent increase …

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Barbados Tourism Continues Rapid Growth

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados tourism continues to surge, as the destination posted another record-setting year in 2017, according to the country’s Ministry of Tourism. Barbados reported 663,441 stayover visitor arrivals, a record five percent increase compared to 2016, …

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More Than 30 Million People Visited the Caribbean Last Year

 By Alexander Britell It was a record-breaking year for the Caribbean region last year, even in the face of a pair of historic hurricanes. The Caribbean welcomed more than 30 million travelers for the first time ever, according to the …

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 By Alexander Britell The Caribbean’s biggest travel conference is set for San Juan. The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace conference is being held next week at the Puerto Rico Convention Center in San Juan. In what is …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson flew to Barbados on Tuesday to begin a journey through the British territories devastated by Hurricane Irma. Johnson flew immediately on a military flight to hard-hit Anguilla, and plans to …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Hurricane Irma caused “devastating” destruction in the British Virgin Islands when it hit the territory, the BVI’s Tourist Board said in a statement. “The destruction caused by Hurricane Irma in the British Virgin Islands has been devastating. With …

 Above: Barbados (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados Tourism Marketing, Inc has named Petra Roach as its new head of for the United States market. Roach, a veteran of the island’s tourism industry, had previously held the position …

 By Mark Simmonds, MPOp-Ed Contributor GOOD FRIENDS know the importance of communication – it brings us together, allows us to understand one another and resolves problems when they arise. It’s no different between countries. In an age where we increasingly …

 Above: Parliament in the United Kingdom By the Caribbean Journal staff The United Kingdom has announced that it will be reforming its controversial Air Passenger Duty on flights originating in the country, Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne announced in …

 Above: the HMS Argyll (Photo: UK Gov) By the Caribbean Journal staff A delegation from the Belize Defence Force and the Belize Coast Guard recently concluded an official visit to the United Kingdom. The delegation included Brigadier General David Jones, …

 Above: Governor Helen Kilpatrick (GIS Photo/Lennon Christian) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Cayman Islands swore in its newest governor on Friday, Helen Kilpatrick. The new top British official in the territory was received by an honour guard in Georgetown. …

 Above: British Foreign Office Minister Hugo Swire inaugurates the mission (Photo: FCO) By the Caribbean Journal staff For the first time since 1966, the United Kingdom has a diplomatic mission in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. UK Foreign Office Minister Hugo Swire has …

 Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada has named Angus Friday its new Ambassador to the United States, according to Foreign Minister Nickolas Steele. Friday is Grenada’s former Ambassador to the United Nations. He replaces Ambassador Gillian …

 Above: Montserrat By the Caribbean Journal staff Montserrat will be receiving $26.04 million USD in budget aid from the United Kingdom’s Department For International Development. The government announced the funding following what it called “detailed discussions and negotiations” with Montserrat …

 By David RoweOp-Ed Contributor Baroness Margaret Thatcher’s name will always have a distinguished connotation in the Caribbean. Thatcher died at the Ritz London Hotel on Monday after a stroke. In many ways, Thatcher can be considered a unique politician who …

 Above: the Karibe Convention Centre in Haiti (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell PORT-AU-PRINCE — The current state of the affairs in the Turks and Caicos Islands has the potential to throw the territory “into chaos,” Premier Dr Rufus Ewing said …

 Above: UK International Development Secretary Justine Greening (Photo: HA-UK) By the Caribbean Journal Staff The United Kingdom has pledged a new commitment of $16.1 million in aid to Haiti to help withstand future natural disasters, International Development Secretary Justine Greening …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A citizen security programme aimed at reducing crime and violence in Jamaica’s high-risk cities will receive a $11.2 million from the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development. Jamaica, which has the highest homicide rate in …