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Caribbean Photo of the Week: Sunset in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

February 28, 2015 | 9:27 pm | 0 Comment

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The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Tawnya Silloway of Colorado Springs, Colo., who sent in this beautiful photo of sunrise off the dock at Villa Moon Shadow in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands. Do you have 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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Caribbean Room With a View: A Charming Hotel in Guadeloupe

February 28, 2015 | 9:17 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: an ocean-view room at Auberge de la Vieille Tour in Guadeloupe (all photos by CJ) It isn’t easy to do. To take a hotel more than a half century old, to keep it fresh while retaining a certain timeless quality. At Guadeloupe’s Auberge de la Vieille Tour hotel, that’s precisely what happens. This gem of a small hotel in the tourist-friendly Gosier more...

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Jamaica Reports Positive GDP Growth

February 27, 2015 | 6:09 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Kingston (Caribbean Journal photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff After the country’s economy saw a 0.3 percent contraction in the last quarter of 2014, Jamaica is now reporting positive growth for the first quarter of 2014. The Planning Institute of Jamaica reported this week that it was projecting growth of between 0.5 and 1.5 percent for the more...

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JetBlue Officially Begins Selling New York-Grenada Flights

February 27, 2015 | 12:36 am | 0 Comment

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Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff JetBlue has announced that its new New York-Grenada service is officially out for sale. The twice-weekly service between New York’s John F Kennedy Airport and Grenada’s Maurice Bishop International Airport is slated to begin June 11. That will make Grenada JetBlue’s 90th city. “As our 27th more...

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Jamaica Breaks Ground on $89 Million Wind Farm Project

February 27, 2015 | 12:26 am | 0 Comment

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Above: a wind farm in the Caribbean (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica has broken ground on a major new wind farm project in St Elizabeth. The $89 million USD project will see the construction of a 36.3-megawatt wind farm that uses 11 wind turbines. Power will then be transmitted to the national grid running from the farm to the JPS’ more...

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Bahamas Hosts Meeting of Caribbean Heads of Government

February 25, 2015 | 7:04 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: the Melia Nassau Beach resort By the Caribbean Journal staff CARICOM’s Meeting of the Heads of State and Government launched in Nassau on Thursday morning. The Bahamas is hosting the meeting as the current chair of CARICOM. The summit, which is held twice a year, is focusing in its current iteration on CARICOM’s “human, cultural and natural more...

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Puerto Rico Sets a Single-Day Record for Cruise Passenger Arrivals

February 25, 2015 | 6:48 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: San Juan (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico set a new single-day record for cruise visitors on Wednesday, according to the Puerto Rico Tourism Company. A total of six ships and 17,847 passengers arrived to the docks of Old San Juan on Wednesday, surpassing the previous record of 16,712 passengers, set Jan. 8, 2015. “The arrival of more...

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How Many Tourists Visited Barbados in 2014

February 24, 2015 | 6:39 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Babados (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff A total of 519,639 stayover visitors came to Barbados last year, according to government data released on Tuesday. That represented a 2.2 percent increase over 2013, the first time the island saw positive growth in two years. “This is admirable considering that our destination is one of the more mature more...

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Transat Adding More Haiti Packages

February 24, 2015 | 11:42 am | 0 Comment

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Above: Haiti’s Moulin sur Mer hotel By the Caribbean Journal staff When Montreal-based Transat debuted its first travel packages to Haiti, it was largely alone in making a bet on Haiti’s still-nascent tourism sector. Now, Haiti is a rising tourism destination in the Caribbean, and Transat is expanding its footprint on the island. Transat announced Tuesday more...

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United States, Cuba to Begin Next Round of Talks Feb. 27

February 23, 2015 | 12:46 am | 0 Comment

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Above: Havana By the Caribbean Journal staff The United States and Cuba are set to continue their newly-launched high-level talks later this week. On Feb. 27, the US and Cuba will hold talks in Washington, DC focusing on “reestablishing diplomatic relations,” according to a State Department statement. The talks come after a dialogue held in Havana on Jan. more...

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