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Affordable Caribbean All-Inclusive Resorts

September 17, 2014 | 12:49 am | 0 Comment

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By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor GOING ALL-IN- shouldn’t leave you out of pocket. We’ve found a week’s-worth of Caribbean all-inclusive resorts where all-you-can-everything comes at a price tag almost anyone can afford. (Note: rates are per person, double occupancy, unless otherwise noted) RIU Palace Riviera Maya, Mexico Just outside Playa more...

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Palace Resorts Names New VP

September 17, 2014 | 12:30 am | 0 Comment

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Above: Sun Palace Cancun By the Caribbean Journal staff Palace Resorts has named Alan Doyle its new vice president of global sales, the company announced. Doyle had previously been serving as the company's corporate director of sales for meetings, incentives, conventions and events. In his new role, Doyle will "lead the brand’s sales team, procure new more...

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Rum Journal: The Somerset, Turks and Caicos Islands

September 17, 2014 | 12:23 am | 0 Comment

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IT'S NOT every day that a rum cocktail recipe that includes cantaloupe juice comes across our desk, but Urmas Kurner, general manager of The Somerset resort on Provo in the Turks and Caicos Islands, assures us that this one’s a winner. “It’s rarely found in stores so we puree our own from the whole melon” says the general manager, who suggests you do, too. So more...

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Dominican Republic’s Sanctuary Cap Cana to Undergo Renovation

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

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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

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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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American Airlines: Latin America, Caribbean Traffic Continues Decline

September 16, 2014 | 6:01 am | 0 Comment

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Above: American Airlines planes in Miami (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff After a reduction in July, American Airlines is seeing a continued decline in traffic to Latin America and the Caribbean in August, the carrier reported this week. Revenue passenger miles to the Latin America and Caribbean region reduced by 1.9 percent to 2.767 billion in August, more...

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7 Resorts and Great Hotels in Aruba

September 15, 2014 | 11:06 pm | 0 Comment

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If ever there was an island with Resorts and Great Hotels aplenty, Aruba is it.  World-class accommodations and direct flights from many major cities makes this island the preferred destination for so many.  And with award-winning beaches, great restaurants, shopping, good service and friendly people, Aruba is the perfect place for Caribbean Journal's first edition of more...

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Should the Cayman Islands Adopt Daylight Saving Time?

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

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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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Trinidad and Tobago to Hold Investment Conference in New York City

September 15, 2014 | 4:23 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Trinidad (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago is ramping up its push to attract foreign investment. The country's government announced this week that it would be holding an investment conference in New York later this month. The conference, which will take place on Sept. 25, will be held at the Council on Foreign Relations on E more...

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Island Bites: Tasting Aguachile, Mexico’s Version of Ceviche

September 15, 2014 | 4:08 pm | 0 Comment

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By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor I’ve never met a ceviche I didn’t like. Fish, shrimp, mixto ¬¬¬– I’ve devoured them all with gusto, and for me, no trip to Mexico’s Caribbean Coast is complete without least a bowl a day. But on a recent jaunt to Puerto Morelos (a now-sleepy-but-not-for-long village between Cancun and Playa del Carmen) I made more...

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