The New Sandals Barbados (And What It Means for the Caribbean)

July 26, 2015 | 8:33 pm | 0 Comment


A new kind of hotel for the Caribbean This is a different kind of Caribbean resort. The newly-minted Sandals Barbados delivers maximum luxury using cutting edge design, construction, technology and meticulous attention to detail and service. But this isn’t oveout the quality of the hotel, which is superb. It’s about what the hotel means for the more...

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Barbados Looking to Deepen Trade With Colombia, Africa

July 12, 2015 | 2:19 pm | 0 Comment


By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Barbados is looking to deepen its trade relationships with Colombia and with countries in the African continent. The country will be sending a 15-member joint public-private sector mission to Colombia led by Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development Donville Inniss. Joining the delegation more...

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Barbados to Assume CARICOM Chairmanship

June 28, 2015 | 11:00 am | 0 Comment


Above: Barbados (CJ Photo) By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart will assume chairmanship of the 15-member Caribbean Community (CARIOM) on July 1, replacing Prime Minister Perry Christie of the Bahamas. Stuart will first address CARICOM in his capacity as chairman at the Opening Ceremony of the 36th Regular Meeting of the more...

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Caribbean Room With A View: On the Beach at Barbados’ Colony Club

June 23, 2015 | 3:48 pm | 0 Comment


By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor It’s hard to believe that this idyllic scene, captured from a luxury ocean-view room at Barbados’ Colony Club, is just a short ride from the island’s fast-paced capital. As you linger over morning Nespresso on your sheltered beachfront terrace or balcony (all 96 rooms have them), Broad Street’s bustle seems a more...

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Barbados’ Fairmont Royal Pavilion Has a New Executive Chef

June 7, 2015 | 10:39 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the Fairmont Royal Pavilion in Barbados By the Caribbean Journal staff The Fairmont Royal Pavilion in Barbados has named Kirk Kirton its new executive chef. Kirton, who will oversee the resort’s culinary division, comes to the property from the Lone Star Restaurant in the parish of St James. Kirton, a native of Barbados, has more than 18 years of more...

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Barbados Breaks Tourism Record

May 28, 2015 | 5:54 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Barbados (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados tourism broke a 25-year record in the first quarter of 2015, according to the Barbados Tourism Marketing, Inc. The island received 171,471 stayover arrivals in the first quarter, a 15.1 percent increase over the first quarter last year, the highest performance of any comparative period in 25 more...

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Caribbean Photo of the Week: Barbados’ St Lawrence Gap

May 23, 2015 | 11:01 am | 0 Comment


The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Kim W, who sent in this snapshot of the St Lawrence Gap in Barbados. Did you take a great photo of the Caribbean? Send it to [email protected] with CPOTW in the subject line. It could be the next one! — more...

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This is the Caribbean’s Most Competitive Tourism Economy

May 19, 2015 | 7:00 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Barbados (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff What’s the most competitive tourism economy in the Caribbean? It’s Barbados, according to the latest edition of the World Economic Forum’s Travel and Tourism Competitiveness report. The report, which covers 141 economies in the $7 trillion travel global sector, is published every two years. And more...

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Netflix, Google Joining Caribbean Internet Providers for Historic Meeting

May 17, 2015 | 11:00 am | 0 Comment


Above: Barbados (CJ Photo) By Gerard Best CJ Contributor If you live in the Caribbean, you don't need to be a computer expert to know that the region's Internet services need to improve. If your connection falters so often that you've long since stopped calling customer service for redress, then you’ve got a pretty good idea about the challenges of regional more...

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JetBlue Adding Seasonal Flights From Boston to Barbados

May 5, 2015 | 5:01 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Barbados (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff JetBlue is adding seasonal service to Barbados out of Boston, the company announced. The new flights will operate weekly from Boston’s Logan International Airport to Barbados’ Grantley Adams International Airport. The flights will launch Nov. 7, subject to government operating authority, the company more...

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