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VIDEO: Antigua, Guatemala: Portal to Another World

 It is one of the far reaches of the Caribbean Basin — Guatemala, the heart of the Mayan world. That’s because it has a small but robust Caribbean coastline, making it a rich part of the wider Caribbean. And the …

FIFA’s Beach Soccer World Cup Is Coming to the Bahamas

 The FIFA World Cup is coming to the Bahamas — sort of. The FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup will be hosted by the Bahamas in 2017, one of the largest sporting events to ever come to New Providence. “We appreciate …

Jamaica and the World

 Jamaica’s diplomatic future By David P RoweOp-Ed Contributor Now that Jamaica has benefitted from a Presidential visit by the United States’ Barack Obama, what is next for the country? And what should be next for Jamaica’s relationship with the rest …

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 19th edition of festival begins Oct. 30 By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica’s World Creole Music Festival, now in its 19th year, is still going strong. And this year’s lineup of music stars is no exception, headlined by a group …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor The Grenadines’ private resort island of Petit St. Vincent announced today that it has joined National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World, a collection of boutique hotels which have a demonstrated commitment to sustainability, authenticity …

 Above: Lake NIcaragua By George Nicholson and Rachael RobinsonOp-Ed Contributors On Dec. 22, 2014, the Government of Nicaragua and the international infrastructure development firm, Hong Kong Nicaragua Canal Development Investment Co. Ltd. (HKND), publicly announced the commencement of the construction …

 Lots of people will tell you what a great meal is, especially in the age of the foodie. But you know what it is — it’s one you remember long past dessert. Maybe it’s because of the view of the …

 Above: Barbados (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Which Caribbean countries have the highest level of gender equality? The World Economic Forum has released its latest Global Gender Gap Report, looking at how countries around the world fare when …

 Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada’s men’s national football team is currently ranked 145th in the world according to the October edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, just ahead of Barbados and Curacao. It’s something that …

 Above: the Dominican Republic (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff What’s the Caribbean island with the strongest economic growth? It’s Hispaniola, home to Haiti and the Dominican Republic, which are projected to lead the Caribbean in economic growth over …

 Above: the trade delegation with Dominican officials (Photo: DICOM) By the Caribbean Journal staff Officials from the United Arab Emirates organization Dubai Trade visited the Dominican Republic this week. The delegation was led by Dubai Trade CEO Mahmood Al Bastaki. …

 Above: Taleb Rifai, Secretary General of the UNWTO, Julio Orozco, Director of Sustainable Tourism of the ACS Hugh Riley, Secretary General of the Caribbean Tourism Organisation during the signing ceremony (Photo: ACS) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Association of …

 What is a rum bar? It’s not a beach bar. It’s not a pub. It’s not a tiki bar. It’s not a rum shop. The way we see it, a rum bar is a bar dedicated to the glory of …

 Above: the Thomas A Robinson National Stadium By the Caribbean Journal staff The Executive Members of the IAAF World Relays Bahamas 2014 have been officially announced to the public. The group, which was announced during a recent press conference at …

 Above: Cuba’s footballers in action vs Belize (Photo: FIFA) By the Caribbean Journal staff Cuba has leapfrogged Jamaica and Haiti to become the Caribbean’s highest ranked national football squad, according to the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Rankings. Cuba is ranked 74th …

 Above: Dominica’s World Creole Music Festival By the Caribbean Journal staff The air is cool and fresh, the sun is bright and the music never stops. This is Dominica, which, in a short amount of time, has become of the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti fell 5 spots in the most recent FIFA rankings to 74th in the world, although that is still good enough for the top ranking in the Caribbean. Jamaica, ranked 76th in the world, rose …

 Above: carnival in Trinidad By the Caribbean Journal staff Residents of Trinidad and Tobago are the fifth most positive people in the world, according to a poll released by Gallup Thursday. Trinidad and Tobago was one of eight countries in …