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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Barbados Signs Oil Exploration Agreement With BHP Billiton

April 30, 2015 | 6:25 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Barbados (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean continues to look for oil off its shores, and now Barbados is continuing its exploration with a new agreement. The country announced this week that it had signed two offshore exploration licenses with major global oil firm BHP Billiton. Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart signed the more...

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In Barbados, An Eye Toward Innovation

April 30, 2015 | 12:16 am | 0 Comment


Above: Barbados (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Entrepreneurship and innovation are critical for promoting competitiveness and diversifying the economy, according to Barbados Industry Minister Donville Inniss. The Minister, who was speaking at the opening of the recent Inter-American Development Bank Caribbean Regional Policy Dialogue on Science, more...

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Caribbean Home: A Modern Villa with a View in Barbados

April 25, 2015 | 11:38 pm | 0 Comment


Above: “Sundeck” in Barbados By the Caribbean Journal staff You might call it the best of both worlds: the naturally remarkable views of Barbados, and a modern, cutting-edge home. The property is called 8,000-square-foot villa in the St James area that recently saw a price cut from $4.995 million to $3.995 million. The property, which was designed by more...

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This is the Most Tech-Savvy Country in the Caribbean

April 19, 2015 | 11:14 pm | 0 Comment


By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados is the most tech-savvy country in the Caribbean, according to a new report. The World Economic Forum has released its latest “Network Readiness Index,” which tracks the “factors, policies and institutions that enable a country to fully leverage information and communication technologies (ICTs) for increased more...

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10 Things You Never Knew About Concorde and the Caribbean

March 19, 2015 | 9:33 pm | 0 Comment


By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor Barbados is the only Caribbean destination (and one of only four countries) to have had regular Concorde service from London. Although the planes were decommissioned in 2003, one of the supersonic British Airways jets has been on display since 2007 at The Concorde Experience, an aviation museum next to the island’s Grantley more...

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