Green Hotels

Marriott Hotel will be Jamaica’s first LEED building

  Stephen Facey (right), chairman & CEO, Pan-Jamaican Investment Trust Ltd, escorts visiting Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) President Luis Alberto Moreno (second right) on a tour of the Marriott Courtyard Hotel under construction in New Kingston. With them are Therese Turner-Jones, country representative, IDB and Ambassador Richard Bernal, counselor for Jamaica, IDB. The Marriott Hotel […]

Jamaica’s First LEED Hotel

Above: Kingston (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The under-construction Courtyard By Marriott in Jamaica will be the country’s first-ever LEED-certified hotel. The Kingston hotel will also be the first-ever LEED certified building in Jamaica. LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a green building programme implemented by the US […]

Jamaica’s Jakes Resort Expands With Eco-Friendly Jack Sprat Shack

Above: the new Jack Sprat Shack By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s Jakes Hotel has expanded. The boutique property on Treasure Beach is opened its doors to Jack Sprat Shack, a green hostel-style property aimed at eco-conscious travelers. The property will include two “dorms,” each of which will hold 20 bunk beds, six double rooms […]

Royalton White Sands, Montego Bay Receives Green Globe Certification

TORONTO, ON–(Marketwired – November 13, 2014) – Royalton Luxury Resorts is pleased to announce that Royalton White Sands, Montego Bay has been awarded Green Globe Certification. Green Globe is the only international program to recognize companies within the travel industry that demonstrate a long term commitment to incorporating sustainable practices within their overall day to day operations. […]

TCI Government Convenes National Disaster Committee Meeting

By TCI Government Press Office TURKS & CAICOS – The Acting Governor and the Premier of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) convened a national disaster committee meeting about the country’s ongoing recovery works from the floods caused by Tropical Storm Cristobal today, Tuesday, 2 September 2014. Following the 14 inches of rain that deluged […]

Meliá Nassau Beach Details Phase 1 of $19 Million Renovation Plan

Meliá Nassau Beach begins phase one of $19 million renovation plan set for completion in November, 2014 NASSAU, The Bahamas – Renovations have begun at Meliá Nassau Beach, a Meliá Hotels International resort, with phase one of the $19 million renovation plan, expected to be complete by November 2014. The resort, on Nassau’s Cable Beach, […]

Op-Ed: Climate Change and Fighting Poverty in the Caribbean

By George Nicholson and Orissa Thomas Op-Ed Contributors TODAY, most people consider climate change to be a reality and not a myth. A result of this phenomenon, natural hazards have been identified as having crippling effects on many countries, particularly those already vulnerable: Caribbean Small Island Developing States (SIDS). However, the disasters created in these countries […]

Luxury Resort Calabash Grenada certified by Green Globe

LOS ANGELES, California – Guests of Calabash Grenada can indulge in the luxury offered by the resort knowing that great effort is put into sustainable tourism through Green Globe. Green Globe is the global certification for sustainable tourism. Its members save energy and water resources, reduce operational costs and promote environmentally friendly ethics. Adele Garbutt, […]

Op-Ed: Leading Sustainable Tourism in the Caribbean

  By Ryan Peterson Op-Ed Contributor IT IS a truism that tourism is experiencing a tectonic transformation. In recent times, the global tourism and travel industry, and in particular, Small-Island Tourism-Economies (SITES) in the Caribbean have had to contend with a series of unprecedented and disruptive social, technical, economic and ecological and challenges. In effect, […]

Caribbean tourism watershed

Symposium highlights massive challenges and real opportunities It’s coming up towards crunch time for the Caribbean – these heartbreakingly beautiful islands will be providing heartbreak for everybody if something isn’t done soon. But challenges often lead to innovations, and that was certainly the case last week at an event in the stunning Caribbean island of […]