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Richard Branson’s Caribbean Climb

March 31, 2015 | 9:42 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Branson at the Pitons (Photos: Greg Rose) By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s not an easy hike. In other words, the perfect challenge for the Caribbean’s most famous resident entrepreneur: Richard Branson. In a post to his company website this week, Branson described his recent hike up the famous Pitons of St Lucia. Branson, a resident of the more...

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American Airlines, Seaborne Airlines Expand Codeshare Partnership

March 31, 2015 | 9:29 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Seaborne Airlines has expanded its codeshare partnership with American Airlines, the regional carrier announced. The move means the expansion of Seaborne’s codeshare partnership on flights to both St Thomas and St Croix. Seaborne operates flights between San Juan and St Thomas, more...

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A New Judge at the Caribbean Court of Justice

March 31, 2015 | 9:15 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: new Justice Maureen Rajnauth-Lee (left) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Port-of-Spain-based Caribbean Court of Justice has its newest member. Trinidad President Anthony Carmona officially swore in Justice Maureen Rajnauth-Lee last week. Rajnauth-Lee is a native of Trinidad and Tobago and a former Justice of Appeal of the Judiciary of Trinidad and more...

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Adopting Caribbean Coral

March 31, 2015 | 9:04 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: coral in Bonaire By the Caribbean Journal staff When it comes to the protection of the environment, the Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire is at the forefront of the region. And that’s exemplified in the work of the Bonaire Coral Restoration Foundation, which has been working to regrow and plant new coral to supply for the region’s endangered more...

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Cuba, US Plan Human Rights Dialogue

March 31, 2015 | 8:56 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Cuba By the Caribbean Journal staff Delegations of the United States and Cuba met Tuesday at the State Department ahead of a future dialogue on human rights, according to a statement. The purpose of the talks was to “discuss the methodology, topics, and structure” of a dialogue on human rights. “The atmosphere of the meeting was professional, and more...

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Martinique Eyes Continued Cruise Growth

March 31, 2015 | 8:50 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Fort de France (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The French Caribbean island of Martinique is looking to continue its strong cruise tourism growth in recent years. Martinique will receive a record 22 ships making their first-ever calls this year between Oct. 26, 2015 and Aug. 31, 2016. The calls include ships from Carnival, Celebrity, Disney, more...

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A New Kind of Caribbean Travel Conference

March 30, 2015 | 9:14 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: San Juan (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell The Caribbean’s newest travel idea isn’t new. But the thinking behind it is a kind of revolution for the region’s travel industry. Pow Wow. Florida Huddle. FITUR. There are major international shows and conferences for travel agents. But until now, there hasn’t really been one for the more...

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A New Look at This Caribbean Casino

March 30, 2015 | 5:46 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: the casino at El San Juan By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico’s El San Juan Resort and Casino has debuted its newly-rebranded casino. The property underwent an “extensive renovation” that included new systems, products, player experience enhancements and a loyalty club. “Our mission is to provide guests the industry’s most up-to-date, more...

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Rum Journal: This is Your New Coconut Sangria Recipe

March 30, 2015 | 5:36 pm | 0 Comment

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By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor With this winter’s tundra-like temperatures (hopefully!) behind us, its time to celebrate spring. Puerto Rico’s El Conquistador Resort offers a novel way to toast to the season’s arrival with a refreshing coconut sangria, made, of course, with locally produced Don Q coconut rum. Cheers to plenty of sunny days more...

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The Best Business Hotels in Trinidad

March 30, 2015 | 5:07 pm | 0 Comment

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When US Vice President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping visited the Caribbean, they both went to Trinidad. That’s because over the years the country has become the de facto business capital of the region, led by its booming energy sector. And it’s also led to the development to one of the Caribbean’s best business hotel offerings. These are the best places more...

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