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Why Are Travelers Shunning The Dominican Republic

AFRICANGLOBE - A new analysis supports the supposition that public concern surrounding several recent, highly-publicized, sudden and unexplained deaths of tourists staying at resorts in the Dominican Republic is affecting travelers’ plans for vacationing in the Caribbean country.

Exxon Mobil Announces More Oil And Gas Discoveries Off Guyana

AFRICANGLOBE - Exxon Mobil said Wednesday it made two more oil and gas discoveries offshore of Guyana, bringing the total number of discoveries up to a dozen near the tiny South American nation. Outside of West Texas' booming Permian Basin, Exxon Mobil's biggest growth area is now offshore Guyana.

Talking HomeAway In The Caribbean

AFRICANGLOBE - The vacation rental market is booming around the world, as established players continue to grow and startups continue to sprout. In the Caribbean, villas and vacation homes have long been popular options for travelers, and that shows no signs of slowing down.

The Creeping Decriminalization Of Marijuana In The Caribbean

AFRICANGLOBE - While the decriminalization of marijuana has been a topic of discussion for decades, those in attendance at this week’s Jamaica Cannabis Conference are doing more than just blowing smoke—they are discussing the upcoming stages of a long-overdue and vital transformation of the Caribbean’s regional economy.

7 Secret Caribbean Islands

AFRICANGLOBE - The Caribbean -- home to cerulean waters, vibrant coral reefs and sugar-white beaches -- is a near-perfect vacation destination, especially when it's arctic cold at home. There is just one problem: Everyone you know wants to go there.

Caribbean Tourism “Barely Keeping its Head Above Water”

AFRICANGLOBE - A senior official of the Caribbean Tourism Organization Tuesday warned that the Caribbean “is barely keeping its head above water” amid predictions that the sector will

U.S. Reviewing Solitary Confinement Cases Involving Caribbean Detainees

AFRICANGLOBE - The United States says it will review cases in which Caribbean and other detainees are being held in solitary confinement in detention centers and jails around the country.

Caribbean’s First Gold Refinery Expected to Earn Billions

The Government of Suriname has embarked on a joint venture with the Kaloti Group of Dubai to establish the first gold refinery in the Caribbean. The refinery that is being built, is expected to start operating by next year and produce as much as US$2.77 billion worth of refined gold.

Race Politics in Trinidad & Tobago

AFRICANGLOBE - One of the ultimate, stupid, insipid, divisive, dysfunctional, Euro-centric variables that has reared its ugly head is the issue of race in the upcoming Tobago House of Assembly elections. At the outset, it must be emphasized categorically that the public “Calcutta ship” no-brainer, rubbish, diatribe vomited by Mr. Hilton Sandy only speaks volumes as to his utter myopic, ignorance and Euro-centric mis-understanding of Euro-colonial history; that is, the relationship between the European colonizer and the colonized in the Caribbean.

Olympic Glories and the Caribbean’s Image

The remarkable feats of Jamaican athletes at the 2012 Olympic Games and, to a lesser extent, those of Grenada and Trinidad and Tobago, must...

Major Airlines Join the Caribbean Fight Against Britain’s APD Tax

The fight against Britain's unfair Air Passenger Duty (APD) tax continues with Caribbean countries now getting support from international carriers and the World Travel...

Avoiding the Threat of Cyber Colonisation in the Caribbean

The Internet and related technologies play an increasingly significant role in the development of the Caribbean.Yet, as countries in the region make necessary investments in information and communications technologies (ICTs), there is a real risk that we may be unwittingly ceding control of critical elements of our technological and intellectual security.