How Much Money Does the Cruise Industry Contribute to the Caribbean Economy?

 Quantifying the impact of cruise tourism By the Caribbean Journal staff How much does cruise tourism impact the Caribbean economy? Something in the amount of $3.16 billion, according to Business Research and Economic Advisors, which launched its analysis of spending ... [ Read More ]


How Internet Exchange Points Can Boost the Caribbean Economy

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Caribbean nations must strengthen their Internet infrastructure in order to take full advantage of the global digital economy. This was the message was expressed by Mark Vanterpool, Vice President of Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU), at the ... [ Read More ]


The US Virgin Islands Is Suing Hess for $1.5 Billion

 A major lawsuit By the Caribbean Journal staff The US Virgin Islands government is suing the Hess Corporation for shuttering the HOVENSA refinery in 2012, Governor Kenneth Mapp announced Monday. According to a complaint filed in Superior Court, the USVI is ... [ Read More ]



 A major force in the region By the Caribbean Journal staff Colombia’s agribusiness sector is playing a key role in the growth of the country’s economy. With $192 million in exports to over 127 countries, the industry generates about 6.2 ... [ Read More ]


 IMF says GDP growth quickening By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada’s economy is on the rise. The country’s GDP growth forecast has been revised upward significantly by the IMF, following the organization’s latest visit to the country. While Grenada had ... [ Read More ]


 Positive signs for Jamaican economy By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s economy is showing some positive signs, according to the International Monetary Fund, which recently concluded a mission to the country. “A gradual economic recovery is underway.” said IMF Mission ... [ Read More ]


 The port of Cartagena By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the region’s busiest ports is getting an upgrade. APM Terminals and Colombian-based port and terminal operating company, Compañia de Puertos Asociados S.A (Compas) have signed a joint venture agreement to jointly ... [ Read More ]

Above: the signing ceremony for the loan

 A major financing program By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica is getting a $130 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank, the organization announced. The loan aims to strengthen Jamaica’s structural program for economic growth. “The Jamaican government has been ... [ Read More ]


 Significant growth in 2015 By the Caribbean Journal staff When the government of Prime Minister Gaston Browne came to power in June 2014, there was one overriding goal: to make Antigua and Barbuda and economic power house. So far in ... [ Read More ]


 After two slow years, signs of life By Dana NilandCJ contributor The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is projecting positive GDP growth for Barbados this year as a result of increased tourism arrivals and accelerated growth in key markets. After a ... [ Read More ]


 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 ... [ Read More ]


 Above: Aruba By the Caribbean Journal staff Tourism to Aruba is booming so far in 2015, according to new data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The Dutch Caribbean island received 294,411 stopover tourist arrivals in the first quarter of 2015, ... [ Read More ]


 Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The International Monetary Fund’s Executive Board has completed its first review of Grenada’s performance under a three-year programme supported by an Extended Credit Facility. The review’s completion means Grenada will now ... [ Read More ]


 Above: a power plant at the Caracol Industrial Park By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti will be receiving $70 million in grant funding to expand its business facilities at the Caracol Industrial Park in the north of the country. The ... [ Read More ]


 Above: Sandals and Grenadian officials this week By the Caribbean Journal staff Sandals is expanding its footprint in Grenada. The company announced Thursday the “imminent” establishment of a new sales and marketing centre for Sandals Resorts International and a new ... [ Read More ]


 Above: Guatemala’s Santo Tomas de Castilla Port By the Caribbean Journal staff Quietly, a new player has begun to emerge in the Caribbean cruise industry: Guatemala. The Central American country has received almost 220,000 cruise passengers in the last few ... [ Read More ]


 Above: St John’s Harbour in Antigua (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell Can Antigua be the Caribbean’s version of Singapore? That’s the stated goal of the new government of Prime Minister Gaston Browne, whose Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party won the ... [ Read More ]


 Above: Cartagena’s historic centre (Caribbean Journal photo: KU) By Alexander Britell Santo Domingo. Havana. Kingston. Port-au-Prince. San Juan. These are the cities that are typically mentioned in conversations about the largest Caribbean cities. But there’s another city on the Caribbean ... [ Read More ]