New Airport Terminal Opens in San Juan

December 18, 2014 | 8:26 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean's newest airport terminal has debuted at San Juan's Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport. Terminal B at the airport is the result of an investment by Aerostar Airport Holdings of $130 million. The project included the rehabilitation and rehabilitation of the more...

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

December 18, 2014 | 8:00 pm | 0 Comment


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 and shared more...

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St Lucia Says Geothermal Exploration Will Begin in 2015

December 18, 2014 | 7:39 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the Soufriere volcano in St Lucia (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia's government said this week that geothermal exploration would begin on the island next year. According to Minister for Sustainable Development, Energy, Science and Technology Dr James Fletcher, the island is feeling optimistic about the prospects for geothermal more...

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New Royalton Resort Opens in Dominican Republic’s Punta Cana

December 18, 2014 | 7:22 pm | 0 Comment


By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor There’s a new resort on Punta Cana’s sands. The adults-only all-inclusive resort Chic Punta Cana By Royalton opened recently with 323 suites and a raft of features designed to separate it from the other roughly 40 resorts in the Dominican Republic tourist mecca. An in-pool DJ booth one-ups the standard swim-up pool more...

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A New Luxury Resort Opens in St Kitts

December 18, 2014 | 1:49 am | 0 Comment


Above: Kittitian Hill (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The long-awaited Kittitian Hill development has opened its doors to guests at its first hotel, Belle Mont Farm boutique luxury resort. Belle Mont Farm officially launched on Dec. 12, set on 400 acres at the northern end of the island of St Kitts. The property is comprised of guesthouses, more...

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Memories Resorts Expands in Cuba

December 18, 2014 | 1:21 am | 0 Comment


Above: the Memories Holguin Resort By the Caribbean Journal staff Memories Resorts is expanding in Cuba. The company has acquired the former Riu Playa Turquesa in the area of Holguin, which will now be operated as Memories Holguin Resort. The beachfront property has a total of 531 guestrooms and suites, along with seven restaurants and six bars, including a more...

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Hilton Worldwide Expands in Panama

December 18, 2014 | 1:13 am | 0 Comment


Above: the new Hampton by Hilton Panama By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean Basin's hotel boom is surging. Hilton Worldwide announced the opening of its latest hotel in the region this week, the new Hampton by Hilton Panama in Panama City. The 108-room new-construction hotel is the sub-brand's first in the country. "This opening marks the fifth more...

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US to Normalize Relations With Cuba

December 17, 2014 | 4:08 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Havana By Alexander Britell The Caribbean changed forever on Wednesday morning. United States President Barack Obama announced a major shift in more than half-century of American politics, signaling the two countries' desire to work toward normalizing relations. The announcement came alongside a high-level prisoner swap of Alan Gross, a USAID more...

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LIAT to Operate Holiday Service Between Antigua, Santo Domingo

December 16, 2014 | 11:03 pm | 0 Comment


Above: a LIAT plane By the Caribbean Journal staff LIAT is launching holiday service between Antigua and Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, the carrier announced Tuesday. The flights will operate on Dec. 19, Dec. 21, Dec. 23, Dec. 28 and Jan. 2, the company said. "We are aware that this time of year is of utmost importance to our customers and so we are more...

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Recipe for a Jamaican Snowstorm

December 16, 2014 | 10:41 pm | 0 Comment


By Nigel Spence CJ Contributor Christmas time is here once again, folks, and, if asked, I would have to say, it is one of my absolute favorite times of the year. You know, I used to find it puzzling, (until now) why you just suddenly feel full of cheer and good will — why no problem seemed that big a deal anymore and everyone around was just so more...

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