All posts in Caribbean

Neighboring Caribbean island nations fuel the regional economy and are both our partners and competitors when it comes to tourism and other niches. Keeping up with them is vitally important for Puerto Rico’s growth and development.

Departing Barbados diplomat lists Caribbean concerns
June 30, 2016, No Comments

WASHINGTON — Ambassador John Beale of Barbados, who steps down today as his island’s top diplomat here after six and ...

With diplomacy set, patience is key to U.S./Cuba rapport
June 22, 2016, No Comments

The United States has “moved beyond” the debate over whether it’s time to improve relations with Cuba.

Jamaican officials visit D.C. looking for investors
May 16, 2016, No Comments

WASHINGTON — Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness, who took office only two months ago, visited Washington last week ...

Jamaica expects massive hotel growth in ’16
April 18, 2016, No Comments

Jamaica, which recently inaugurated a new prime minister, expects “substantial growth” in tourist arrivals this year ...

DR could hit 10M visitors a year by ’22 if growth holds
April 11, 2016, No Comments

The Dominican Republic is on track to meet or exceed President Danilo Medina’s goal of welcoming 10 million visitors a ...

Cuba: No longer ‘forbidden fruit’ for American tourists
April 7, 2016, No Comments

Later this year, for the first time in more than half a century, American tourists will be able to hop on a jet from any ...

Barbados enjoys record-breaking tourism season
April 6, 2016, No Comments

This November, Barbados will mark its 50th anniversary of independence. But the 166-square-mile island long known as “ ...

Bahamas slowly recovers from Baha Mar fiasco
April 5, 2016, No Comments

The Bahamas is still trying to get back on its feet ever since last year’s Baha Mar scandal, in which a $3.5 billion m ...

Cuba, Zika pose challenges to Caribbean tourism efforts
April 4, 2016, No Comments

The two biggest threats facing Caribbean tourism today are four-letter words: Cuba and Zika. Both unnerve officials thro ...

Japan, LatAm lift economic ties as Pacific growth slows
March 8, 2016, No Comments

WASHINGTON — From salmon farming in southern Chile to shipbuilding in landlocked Paraguay, Japanese companies are purs ...