Royalton to Open Hotel in Negril

April 27, 2015 | 12:09 am | 0 Comment


Above: the Grand Lido Negril By the Caribbean Journal staff Blue Diamond’s Royalton brand is planning to open a resort in Negril. The company has announced that it would be opening the Royalton Negril at the former Grand Lido Resort and Spa in Negril, Jamaica. The Grand Lido closed its doors as a result on April 26, according to the property’s Web more...

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This is the Caribbean’s Fastest Sailboat Right Now

April 26, 2015 | 12:29 am | 0 Comment


Above: Phaedo 3 By the Caribbean Journal staff This is the Caribbean’s fastest sailboat right now, and the competition isn't really close. It’s called Phaedo^3, and it just broke a 10-year-old course record at Antigua Sailing Week. The 2015 edition of Antigua Sailing Week launched at the end of last week with the Guadeloupe to Antigua Race, and Phaedo^3 more...

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Belmond La Samanna’s New Hire

April 26, 2015 | 12:16 am | 0 Comment


Above: La Samanna (Caribbean Journal photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Belmond La Samanna resort in St Martin has named its newest director of sales and marketing. The iconic Long Bay resort has named Tracey Fentem its new director of sales and marketing. Fentem has previously served in roles at hotels including the former Ritz-Carlton Rose Hall in more...

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Melia Opening Resort in Jamaica

April 26, 2015 | 12:10 am | 0 Comment


Above: a rendering of the refurbished resort By the Caribbean Journal staff Spanish hotel giant Melia is coming to Jamaica. The company is slated to debut its new branded resort at the former Braco Village Resort in Trelawny at the end of this year. The resort had a “groundbreaking” event for the relaunch and refurbishment project this week. It is more...

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At Grand Bahama’s Best Restaurant, a New Kind of Island Cuisine

April 25, 2015 | 11:51 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Flying Fish in Grand Bahama By Joshua Martinez CJ Contributor FREEPORT —“I’m here because it’s home.” It’s this kind of passion that always emanates from Chef Tim Tibbitt’s voice, and it’s something that resonates throughout his restuarant. Tibitts, a native of the Bahamas, opened Flying Fish Modern Seafood in 2012 with his wife, more...


Rum Journal: Martinique’s Rhum Saint James Hors D’age

April 25, 2015 | 11:50 pm | 0 Comment


Almost any rum lover (or Hemingway enthusiast) will remember. It’s the rum that Ernest Hemingway drank in A Moveable Feast: Rhum St James. Papa himself orders the drink to warm up on a cold day in Paris. It’s something that led this writer to first search out the drink years ago, and just might be the reason many have first encountered a rhum more...

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Caribbean Home: A Modern Villa with a View in Barbados

April 25, 2015 | 11:38 pm | 0 Comment


Above: “Sundeck” in Barbados By the Caribbean Journal staff You might call it the best of both worlds: the naturally remarkable views of Barbados, and a modern, cutting-edge home. The property is called 8,000-square-foot villa in the St James area that recently saw a price cut from $4.995 million to $3.995 million. The property, which was designed by more...

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Rosewood Expanding in Mexico

April 25, 2015 | 2:49 am | 0 Comment


Above: Puebla By the Caribbean Journal staff Rosewood is adding another hotel in the region. The Rosewood Puebla hotel is slated to debut in 2016 as the company’s fourth property in Mexico, according to a release. Rosewood has been tapped by Plus Arrendamientos Immobiliarios to manage Rosewood Puebla, which will be located in at the city’s UNESCO World more...

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Nepal Earthquake: Major 7.5-Magnitude Quake Rocks Country

April 25, 2015 | 2:41 am | 0 Comment


Above: a map of the Nepal earthquake By the Caribbean Journal staff Tragedy struck Nepal this weekend, with the country's worth earthquake in almost a century killing more than 1,800 people. The earthquake struck Nepal on Saturday, according to the United States Geological Survey. The earthquake, which registered a 7.5-magnitude on the Richter scale, struck more...

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Rum Journal: Chrissy Teigen Stars in New Captain Morgan Spot

April 24, 2015 | 6:33 pm | 0 Comment


Above: supermodel Chrissy Teigen in the new spot By the Caribbean Journal staff Captain Morgan Rum has its newest Captain: Chrissy Teigen. The supermodel is the star of the rum giant’s newest ad released this week. In the spot, Teigen plays “Paquita Pantalones,” a peg-legged pirate hawking the company’s batch of new flavoured rums. Shot in the style more...

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