Caribbean Connection


Caribbean tourism registers growth

ST. THOMAS (Feb. 13)–The Caribbean has recorded a rise in visitor expenditure in 2013, with the spending rate outpacing that of visitor arrivals for the first time in three years. The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), an authority on Caribbean

Sandals Barbados to undergo facelift

The Jamaica-based company Sandals Resorts International has announced that Sandals Barbados, its newest acquisition, will close its doors in the spring to undergo a facelift.

Around the world for the holidays

I knew I would be doing a lot of traveling during the holidays to connect with friends and loved ones across the globe, but it was only toward the end of trip that I realized I would circle the entire ...

Big drug bust sends DEA rushing to Trinidad

A huge shipment of cocaine that customs and border patrol agents found in Norfolk, Virginia this month has sent more than 50 Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and other federal agents scampering to the South Caribbean island of Trinidad.

Small islands to meet in Nassau

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, in collaboration with the United Nations World Tourism Organization, will stage a two-day high-level tourism conference

Round Hill Hotel in Jamaica earns hospitality certification

One of Jamaica’s best known and most charming resorts, Round Hill Hotel and Villas in Montego Bay, Jamaica, has earned the highly regarded Hospitality Assured certification

Blame game unhelpful, says economist

With the new year upon us, a leading Caribbean economist has called on the region’s citizens to take charge of their personal financial destiny and waste no time with playing the “blame game,” which he says is unhelpful.

Faith and action key in the new year

Happy New Year! It’s a brand-new year with new opportunities for renewal, refreshing and reorganizing.

Caribbean call to strengthen agro-tourism linkage

Such local linkages, asserted Barbadian hotelier Ralph Taylor, generate several benefits: “First, tourists want to savor the local delicacies. In fact, one of the most common complaints is the dearth of local dishes.”

Blacklist warning from business publisher to Guyana

The blacklisting of Guyana and the citation of Belize by the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) could have serious ramifications

Grenada Prime Minister for Caribbean Media Exchange

Grenada’s Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell will be honored by the Caribbean Media Exchange (CMEx) for contributions to the region.

In everything, give thanks

A Happy Thanksgiving to everyone

Life so needs the Caribbean!

I often look forward to my travels to the Caribbean

‘Evenings of Excellence’ set for Florida and New York

Zhivargo Laing is set to focusing on economic prosperity

Barbados get new Sandals

Following years of complex negotiations, the Jamaica-based Sandals Resorts has completed a major agreement with Barbados