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5 Reasons To Visit Anguilla Right Now

January 29, 2015 | 9:38 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Little Bay in Anguilla By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor We never need a reason to visit Anguilla, that barefoot-casual isle east of Puerto Rico, north of St. Maarten, and smack in the center of Paradise. But in case you do, here are five good ones. The Beaches You want beaches? This 35-square-mile island has 33 of the best. No rocky more...

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AMResorts to Open New Resort in the Dominican Republic

January 29, 2015 | 10:43 am | 0 Comment

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Above: a rendering of the Dreams Dominicus La Romana in the Dominican Republic By Alexander Britell SAN JUAN — AMResorts is planning to open a new resort property in the Dominican Republic, the company announced Thursday. The company will debut a new Dreams resort in the destination of La Romana. The company made the announcement in the context of the CHTA more...

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Hilton to Open New Bahamas Property

January 27, 2015 | 9:00 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: a rendering of the new HIlton at Resorts World Bimini By the Caribbean Journal staff Hilton is expanding in the Bahamas, Caribbean Journal has learned. The new planned resort in Bimini will debut under the Hilton brand, according to the company’s Web site. It will be called Hilton at Resorts World Bimini, and will be the second Hilton property in the more...

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Martinique, Guadeloupe, French Guiana Eye Associate Membership in CARICOM

January 27, 2015 | 7:05 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Martinique (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff France’s departments in the Caribbean are looking to deepen their ties with the rest of the region. Martinique, Guadeloupe and French Guiana are all considering applications for associate membership in CARICOM. The news comes following last year’s high-profile CARICOM summit in St Vincent and the more...

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On a Side Street in Arecibo

January 26, 2015 | 11:14 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Arecibo (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell ARECIBO — The town square is empty. It’s a half a block from the town square here in Arecibo, the “Diamond of the North” of the island of Puerto Rico, an old town set on the sea on the northern coast. This is the kind of cafe that pulls you in, the silence and the clack of glasses drawing you close, more...

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Fidel Castro’s Newest Message Addresses US-Cuba Thaw

January 26, 2015 | 10:25 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Fidel Castro By the Caribbean Journal staff Just weeks after rumours of the death of Fidel Castro swirled across the Internet, the former Cuban leader has broken his silence with a new message. In the new message, which was addressed to Cuba’s University Student Federation and released by Cuba's government, Castro is reported to mark the 70th anniversary more...

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Digicel Wants to Promote Jamaica as an Investment Destination

January 26, 2015 | 7:30 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Digicel’s headquarters in Kingston By the Caribbean Journal staff Digicel is offering to promote Jamaica as an investment destination. Digicel Jamaica’s Chief Executive Officer, Barry O’Brien, says Jamaica is a “great place to do business,” and is offering to market the country as the “preferred investment destination in the more...

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The Caribbean’s New Winery

January 26, 2015 | 7:02 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Curacao Winery By the Caribbean Journal staff Wine from the Caribbean? It will soon be reality as, for the first time ever, Curacao has its own winery. The Caribbean’s newest vineyard has more than 2,000 plants on two acres of land, part of a project that will eventually expand to 25 acres. The wine will be harvested from the island’s soil and be more...

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Curaçao’s Baoase Resort Expanding

January 25, 2015 | 2:53 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: the Baoase resort in Curacao By the Caribbean Journal staff The Baoase Luxury Resort in Curaçao is expanding this year with a total of 10 new suites, the Curacao Tourism Board announced. The expansion project will be located in a “secluded part” of the resort, according to the property. The enclave will be hidden by a wall of natural stones, palm more...

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Haiti: United Nations Security Council Makes Three-Day Visit

January 25, 2015 | 2:47 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: the legislative palace in Haiti (UN Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The United Nations Security Council began a three-day visit to Haiti this weekend. The trip, which began on Saturday, was co-led by the permanent representatives of the missions of Chile and the United States. It was set to conclude on Monday. In a statement, the Security Council more...

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