Dominican Republic’s Sanctuary Cap Cana to Undergo Renovation

September 16, 2014 | 10:59 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the Sanctuary Cap Cana By the Caribbean Journal staff Alsol Hotels & Resorts' Sanctuary Cap Cana will be closing this month for renovations, the company announced. The property, which is located in the exclusive enclave of Cap Cana, will reopen Dec. 15. The company said the work would include new common areas, room upgrades and updates to interior more...

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Martinique and St Lucia Shaken By 5.4-Magnitude Earthquake

September 16, 2014 | 5:37 pm | 0 Comment


Above: a map of the quake (graphic: United States Geological Survey) By the Caribbean Journal staff Martinique and St Lucia were shaken by a 5.4-magnitude earthquake on Monday, according to data from the United States Geological Survey. The quake occurred at around 4:09 PM local time at a depth of 15 kilometres. Its epicentre was about 81 kilometres off the coast more...

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Should the Cayman Islands Adopt Daylight Saving Time?

September 15, 2014 | 4:43 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Cayman Brac By the Caribbean Journal staff Should the Cayman Islands adopt daylight saving time? The British Overseas Territory's government says it is considering doing so — meaning adjusting clocks one hour forward during the summer months and back again in the fall — would be beneficial. "The move to DST has potential benefits for the traditional more...

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Caribbean Plate: Crispy Plantain-Stuffed Chicken From Barbados

September 15, 2014 | 4:00 pm | 0 Comment


By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor To the long list of reasons why you should rent a Caribbean villa let’s add the most delicious rationale of all: customized dining options. Book a home away from home and mealtimes instantly go from “yawn” to “yowza!” with island-inspired dishes prepared by a private chef to your brood’s tastes. In Barbados, more...

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Jamaica Says Fighting Corruption “A National Priority”

September 15, 2014 | 6:01 am | 0 Comment


Above: Kingston (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The "spectre of corruption" is the single issue sapping public confidence in Jamaica's government, according to Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips. The Finance Minister, who was speaking at a conference on the Westminster system of government last week, said public perception of corruption continues to more...

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Haiti Eyes Another Island For New Development Projects

September 15, 2014 | 12:36 am | 0 Comment


Above: Haiti's Prime Minister (above) in Gonave (Photo: OPM Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti's development plans are expanding to another new island. As the country has looked to develop tourism projects on the island of Ile a Vache and signed a major deal with Carnival Cruise Lines for a project on the island of Ile de la Tortue, it's looking to more...

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Antigua Names New Ambassadors

September 15, 2014 | 12:12 am | 0 Comment


Above: Antigua's new diplomatic corps By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda has named a slate of new Ambassadors, the government announced. Antigua and Barbuda Governor General Dr Rodney Williams announced the apopintments, which include Brian Stuart-Young as Non-Resident Ambassador to China; Gilbert Antoine Boustany as Ambassador at Large/Consul more...

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Montserrat Chooses New Government

September 14, 2014 | 10:57 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Montserrat By the Caribbean Journal staff The island of Montserrat has chosen a new government and a new Premier. Donaldson Romeo's People's Democratic Movement won the British Overseas Territory's elections last week in a resounding victory. Romeo, who had been the Opposition Leader, succeeds former Premier Reuben Meade, who conceded following more...

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Caribbean Photo of the Week: St Ann, Jamaica

September 14, 2014 | 6:01 am | 0 Comment


The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Tamika Wilks of Woodbridge, VA, who sent in this snapshot of beautiful St Ann, Jamaica. Did you take a great Caribbean photo? Send it to [email protected] with CPOTW in the subject line. It could be the next one! — more...

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Caribbean Eats: The Joy of the Sea at La Palapa By Eden Roc, Cap Cana

September 13, 2014 | 7:18 pm | 0 Comment


Above: La Palapa by Eden Roc in Cap Cana (All photos by CJ) CAP CANA — Cap Cana is a beautiful place. It is also a very exclusive place. But the first thing you notice about this luxurious enclave within the Punta Cana region of the Dominica Republic is that it is not pretentious. It is decidedly without flash. Above: the Caleton Beach Club Cap Cana is more...

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