Caribbean Connection


Canada goes to WTO for Caricom

Because neither Canada nor the 15-nation Caribbean trade bloc can agree on a new deal governing trade between the two, Canada has said it now has no choice but to ask the Geneva-based World Trade Organization to intervene in the ...

President Obama salutes Caribbean-Americans

”As the United States begins to normalize our relations with Cuba, we have the potential to empower a nation and end a legacy of mistrust in our hemisphere,” said President Barack Obama on the occasion of National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, ...

TV network to honor Rep. Barbara Lee

One Caribbean Television will host a reception in the nation’s capital to celebrate Caribbean-American Heritage Month, which is observed in June.

Dennis Walcott to give commencement address

Former New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott will give the commencement address as Kingsborough Community College celebrates its 50th Commencement Exercises Tuesday, June 16 in Brooklyn.

Cable & Wireless locks arms with hotel group

The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Cable & Wireless Communications, a full-service communications provider operating in 16 countries throughout the Caribbean and Latin America.

St. Lucian resorts switch on for Earth Day

Jade Mountain and Anse Chastanet resorts marked Earth Day this past Wednesday by switching their lighting systems to an energy efficient, ecologically friendly light-emitting diode solution.

Sandals relaunches Ochi resort

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (April 16)—After a multimillion-dollar renovation project, Sandals Resorts has relaunched the chain’s largest and Jamaica’s newest resort to date, Sandals Ochi Beach Resort.

Caribbean culinary series for PBS

Jamaican-born Hugh “Chef Irie” Sinclair will tantalize viewers with traditional and gourmet Caribbean recipes on the new cooking series, “Taste the Islands with Chef Irie.”

Ex-officers line up behind Guyana elections coalition

When the Caribbean trade bloc headquarter nation of Guyana votes for a new government May 11, the elections will most likely be a straight race between a multiracial opposition coalition group and the Indo-dominated governing People’s Progressive Party...

Health care tourism on the rise 

CAYMAN ISLANDS (April 2)—Health care tourism is an opportunity for the Caribbean region, according to an article outlining “13 Opportunities for the New Caribbean.”

Turks and Caicos resort appoints new GM

PROVIDENCIALES, Turks & Caicos (March 26)—Seven Stars Resort, located on the island of Providenciales, Turks and Caicos, has appointed Wilbert Ashbert Mason as its new general manager.

Comfort Suites Grand Cayman records best year ever

CAYMAN ISLANDS (March 19)—The Choice Hotels International Caribbean portfolio continues to gain guest appeal. Comfort Suites Seven Mile Beach on Grand Cayman has recorded its best year since it began operations 14 years ago.

Hotelier honored by St. Lucia

ST. LUCIA (March 9)—A visionary champion of excellence in the Caribbean hospitality sector has been honored by the government of St. Lucia.

Caribbean media group helps Trinidad school

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (March 5)—Students with learning disabilities in Trinidad recently received a helping hand from the Caribbean Media Exchange when the U.S.-based nonprofit organization donated sporting equipment to Eshe’s Learning Centre in Woodbrook.

Marijuana, reparations on summit agenda

Caricom leaders are scheduled to meet in the Bahamas to discuss a number of key issues, including the push to make European nations pay for slavery and to establish a commission on marijuana decriminalization, the bloc said.