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A Great Little Café in St John

October 22, 2014 | 2:41 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Café Livin in St John (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell CRUZ BAY — For a moment, you'd think you were somewhere in the French Caribbean — or Europe. A quiet side street, a small group of tables, a lone cup of espresso. This wasn't Martinique or Guadeloupe, though — it was the American Caribbean outpost of St John, home to what is a rarity in much more...

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Caribbean Room With a View: Turtle Beach in Barbados

October 22, 2014 | 2:27 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: the view from a junior suite at Turtle Beach, Barbados (All photos by CJ) SET AT the far corner of the St Lawrence Gap, Barbados' liveliest thoroughfare, is Turtle Beach. The beach gets its name from the many sea turtles who nest there — and you can't blame them. This turquoise stunner has pure white sand and soft waves — a classic Bajan more...

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LIAT Set to Increase Service to Guyana

October 22, 2014 | 6:00 am | 0 Comment

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Above: a LIAT plane By the Caribbean Journal staff LIAT is expanding its service between Barbados and Guyana's Ogle International Airport. Beginning Dec. 1, 2014, LIAT will be adding three additional flights per week between Barbados and Ogle, for a total of 10 flights per week. LIAT said it would be sending a road show to the South American country to promote more...

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The World’s Largest Underwater Sculpture Debuts in the Bahamas

October 21, 2014 | 5:08 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Ocean Atlas (All photos by Jason deCaires Taylor) By the Caribbean Journal staff It's the largest underwater sculpture in the world, and it's now just below Nassau in the Bahamas. The 18-foot-tall, 60-ton female sculpture is located off Nassau's west coast. It's called Ocean Atlas, and it's the latest work by underwater sculpture pioneer Jason deCaires more...

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Suite Spot: The Cliff Penthouse Suite at Virgin Gorda’s Oil Nut Bay

October 21, 2014 | 6:01 am | 0 Comment

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By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor You know how you walk into some hotel rooms and, as much as you try to be cool and pretend as if you live just like this at home, can’t help but gush? The Cliff Penthouse at Virgin Gorda’s Oil Nut Bay is exactly that kind of suite: the type that wows with panoramic Caribbean views from the wraparound verandah; seduces more...

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Oscar de la Renta Dies at 82

October 20, 2014 | 11:31 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Oscar de la Renta at an exhibit on him at the William J Clinton Presidential Center last year By the Caribbean Journal staff The world is mourning a Caribbean legend after the death of Dominican-born fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who passed away on Monday night at the age of 82. The world-famous son of Santo Domingo was born to a Dominican mother and more...

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Gansevoort to Open Second Caribbean Hotel in December

October 20, 2014 | 5:22 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: a rendering of the Gansevoort Playa Imbert By the Caribbean Journal staff Gansevoort Hotel Group will soon be opening its second property in the Caribbean region. The company announced that it would be opening the Gansevoort Playa Imbert on the north coast of the Dominican Republic on Dec. 15. The hotel will include 48 suites of one and two-bedroom more...

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American Airlines Significantly Increasing Service to Martinique

October 19, 2014 | 6:29 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Cap-Est in Martinique (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell MIAMI — American Airlines is significantly boosting its service to the island of Martinique. Less than two years after the carrier first launched a single Saturday direct flight to the French department, American announced it would be increasing service to six flights per week beginning in the summer more...

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Grenada Looks to Add New Hotels

October 19, 2014 | 5:38 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada's government says the country needs "at least 3,000 hotel rooms," Governor General Dr Cecile La Grenada said in her Throne Speech last week. Seeking to make Grenada "a world-class tourism destination," La Grenade said her government would "continue to offer incentives to investors (local and more...

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Dominican Republic Delegation Makes Visit to Puerto Rico

October 19, 2014 | 5:26 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Dominican Republic Minister of the Presidency Gustavo Montalvo By the Caribbean Journal staff Looking to boost bilateral cooperation, the Dominican Republic has sent an official delegation to nearby Puerto Rico. The delegation's visit this week follows up on an agreement between Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina and Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro more...

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