Caribbean Connection


Caribbean Cultural Fest returns to New York

Caribbean music, food, and fun return to Harlem this year when the 2014 Caribbean Cultural Fest: The Kings of Soca event comes to town at month’s end.

Tourism talks for St. Thomas

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (Aug. 14)—Caribbean and global tourism leaders gather in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, next month to discuss and devise strategies to position Caribbean tourism for major change.

St. Lucia resort offers sweet deals

In celebration of Chocolate Heritage Month in St. Lucia, Anse Chastanet, one of the Caribbean’s leading resorts, is offering two exceptional travel deals.

Caribbean Medical Facility welcomes regional neighbors

A new medical facility in the Caribbean is offering affordable, world-class services to its neighbors as an alternative to the rising health care costs typically found throughout the region and North America.

Health and tourism merging to meet consumer needs

Tourism, medical services and the wellness sectors are aligning. Together, they make up an estimated 22 percent of the global gross domestic product, asserted a speaker at the World Medical Tourism Congress, hosted in Taipei by Taiwan’s External Trade Development ...

St. Lucian chef appointed culinary ambassador

Chef Nina Compton, first runner-up and fan favorite in the “Top Chef New Orleans” series, plans to put the Eastern Caribbean island of St. Lucia on the culinary map. Recently appointed as the first culinary ambassador of St. Lucia, the ...

Julian Rogers gets high honor

Distinguished Barbadian journalist Julian Rogers has been appointed to the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for his outstanding contributions to journalism in the Caribbean.

St. Maarten PM talks tourism in NY

St. Maarten Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams reaffirmed her commitment to collaborating with her Caribbean neighbors on socioeconomic development issues.

President Obama salutes Caribbean-Americans

The president of the United States honored the contributions of Caribbean-Americans on the occasion of National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, which began this week.

Bahamas has new tourism chief

Joy Ann Jibrilu is the new Director General of Tourism of the Bahamas, replacing 30 year-tourism veteran David Johnson, who will become the new chief executive officer of the Hotel Corporation of the Bahamas and lead that organization’s transition to ...

JetBlue launches more Caribbean flights

JetBlue Airways has launched four new nonstop routes to the Caribbean as it expands its reach throughout the region.

Progress on Caribbean tourism marketing

The Caribbean Tourism Development Company’s (CTDC) website, CaribbeanTravel.com, is making significant strides in promoting the region to the world.

LIAT calls for lower taxes

The newly appointed CEO of LIAT, the Caribbean Airline, believes a reduction in taxation on intraregional travel will help increase revenues for the governments of the Caribbean

John Lynch exits office

John Lynch, Jamaica’s director of tourism, is leaving office in a month’s time.

LIAT CEO takes office

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua (April 24)–The newly appointed CEO of LIAT, “the Caribbean Airline,” arrived from the United Kingdom on Sunday with a promise to listen to staff to determine how to improve the regional carrier.