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Improving Caribbean Internet

October 2, 2014 | 6:03 am | 0 Comment

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Above: Curacao (CJ Photo) By Gerard Best CJ Contributor Caribbean people have an appetite for technology that rivals any other region of the world. But who is working behind the scenes to maintain and upgrade the Internet-based services on which we’ve come to depend? On September 29, the answer to that question was to be found in Curacao, at one of the most more...

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Caribbean Room With A View: Lions Dive and Beach Resort, Curacao

October 1, 2014 | 7:02 am | 0 Comment

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By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon Sea, sand and swaying palm trees: as views go, it’s the tropical trifecta. And while you can enjoy such vistas all over the Caribbean, we’re partial to this panorama from the Lions Suite at Curacao’s Lions Dive & Beach Resort. The suite has two spacious bedrooms but we’re drawn to the broad terrace which overlooks the beach more...

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Curacao to Host 2015 CTO State of the Industry Conference

September 19, 2014 | 8:36 am | 0 Comment

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Above: Curacao (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell ST THOMAS — Curacao will be hosting the 2015 Caribbean Tourism Organization State of the Industry Conference, it was announced Friday. The conference comes as the Dutch Caribbean island looks to make a renewed tourism push following several years of slowed arrivals growth. This year's event is being hosted in St more...

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KLM Expanding Service to Curacao

August 5, 2014 | 10:30 am | 0 Comment

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Above: Curacao (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff KLM is adding new flights to Curacao, the Dutch carrier announced Monday. In addition to daily service from Amsterdam, KLM will add flights on Monday and Wednesday with a later departure at 2:15 PM. The company said the expanded service came in response to a "growing market in Europe beyond Amsterdam more...

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JetBlue to Launch Service to Curaçao

July 30, 2014 | 12:22 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Willemstad, Curacao (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell JetBlue's Caribbean push shows no signs of slowing down. The New York City-based carrier announced Wednesday that it would be launching service to another new Caribbean destination, beginning service from New York to Curaçao on Dec. 2. The service would become the only nonstop service from New York to more...

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Curacao Sees Drop in US Tourists, Big Jump From Canada

July 23, 2014 | 12:10 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Curacao (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Curacao experienced a 17.1 percent drop in tourist arrivals from the US in the first five months of 2014, according to data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. But that number was offset slightly by a significant jump in tourism from Canada. The Dutch Caribbean island received 7,955 tourists from more...

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Air Canada Adding New Flight to Curaçao

July 9, 2014 | 3:54 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Curaçao (Caribbean Journal photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Air Canada is ramping up its service to Curaçao. The Canadian carrier will be launching new nonstop service from Montreal to Curaçao on Jan. 1, 2015. The company will also be turning its seasonal Toronto-Curaçao service into year-round service. The Montreal-Curaçao flights will more...

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Sonesta Coming to Curaçao

May 22, 2014 | 6:01 am | 0 Comment

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Above: the Kura Hulanda Village Curaçao (Caribbean Journal photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Sonesta is coming to Curaçao. The brand will be taking over at the Kura Hulanda hotel properties on the island, parent company GHL Hoteles announced on their Facebook page. Both the Kura Hulanda Village & Spa and the Kura Hulanda Lodge & Beach Club will more...

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Caribbean Eats: At Curacao’s Tempo Doeloe, a Taste of Indonesia

May 10, 2014 | 6:01 pm | 0 Comment

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CURACAO's long colonial Dutch history has, among other things, led to a cornucopia of culinary experiences available on the island. That means that, wherever you go on the island, you can find a wide variety of flavours from the Netherlands, the wider Caribbean, South America and, interestingly, Indonesia. That brings us to the relatively new Tempo Doeloe eatery more...

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In An Old Bar, the Heartbeat of Curaçao

May 1, 2014 | 7:01 am | 0 Comment

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Above: Netto Bar in Otrabanda (all photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell WILLEMSTAD — Two old fans beat on against the Caribbean heat, harder than any should have to work. A single fluorescent light at the back of the room is all the illumination necessary — the rest comes in glasses. This is the oldest bar in Curaçao, a dive bar before there was a name more...

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