Haiti, Dominican Republic Continue Bilateral Dialogue in Petion-Ville

October 23, 2014 | 8:13 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe addresses the group By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti and the Dominican Republic continued their monthly high-level bilateral talks on Thursday at the newly-expanded Kinam Hotel in the Port-au-Prince suburb of Petion-Ville. Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe led the Haitian commission, joined by a Dominican more...

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New Marina Launches at Bermuda’s Fairmont Hamilton Princess

October 23, 2014 | 7:57 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Bermuda By the Caribbean Journal staff The Fairmont Hamilton Princess has officially debuted its new Princess Marina. The 59-berth facility's opening is part of a $90 million redevelopment of the iconic Bermuda property. It will be "the only full service marina in Bermuda with integrated pump-out facilities, custom metered electrical service and water more...

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Caribbean Room With A View: Virgin Gorda’s Biras Creek Resort

October 23, 2014 | 7:46 pm | 0 Comment

Biras Creek Resort

By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor The Grand Suites at Virgin Gorda’s Biras Creek Resort aren’t short of luxurious details. At 1,100-square-feet they feature spacious bedrooms, a walk-in closet, an ocean-view soaking tub, as well as an outdoor garden shower large enough for two. Still, we’re most impressed by this private plunge pool, which has more...

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A Great Little Café in St John

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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