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Grand Cayman’s Haven For Local Art

September 1, 2014 | 6:03 am | 0 Comment

Grand Cayman’s Haven For Local Art

Above: Pure Art Gallery and Gifts in Grand Cayman By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor If you’re looking for local art and craft on Grand Cayman, don’t limit yourself to your hotel gift shop or the stores on the main drag in George Town. Instead, venture a mile south of the capital to South Sound’s Pure Art Gallery & Gifts. The family-run more...

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Island Bites: Finding Grand Bahama’s Best Conch Salad

September 1, 2014 | 6:01 am | 0 Comment

Island Bites: Finding Grand Bahama’s Best Conch Salad

By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor If you’re a conch salad craver, you’ll want to add Grand Bahama’s Billy Joe’s to your must-eat list. This rustic, decades-old seaside set-up next to Freeport’s Grand Lucayan serves one of the best conch salads I’ve ever had the pleasure of tasting. Because the conch is fresh-caught it is always tender, never more...

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How Many People Visited the Caribbean in the First Half of 2014?

September 1, 2014 | 6:01 am | 0 Comment

How Many People Visited the Caribbean in the First Half of 2014?

By the Caribbean Journal staff Tourist arrivals to the Caribbean rose by 4.3 percent in the first half of 2014, compared to the same period in 2013, according to data released by the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The data was released by Winfield Griffith, the CTO's director of research and information technology, on the CTO's TV programme last week. Just under more...

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Rum Journal: A Banana Cocktail From the Jamaica Inn

August 31, 2014 | 6:01 am | 0 Comment

Rum Journal: A Banana Cocktail From the Jamaica Inn

By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor We love the venerable Jamaica Inn for its chilled-out and elegant-yet-unstuffy vibe. But we love bartender Teddy, who’s been serving ‘em up for a whopping 50 years, even more. So today we’re featuring an iconic cocktail straight from Teddy’s eponymous beachfront bar. We can’t think of a better way to share the more...

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Island Shop: Are These the Perfect Caribbean Beach Totes?

August 30, 2014 | 9:54 pm | 0 Comment

Island Shop: Are These the Perfect Caribbean Beach Totes?

By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon Every beach bum knows that you can never have too many beach bags. So, straight from the USVI, here’s another for your consideration: I’m crushing on St. Thomas resident Gina Feddersen’s cotton canvas carriers. This pineapple-embellished one speaks to me, but there are five other nature-inspired block-printed designs guaranteed to more...

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Haiti Planning to Develop 1,000 Hotel Rooms on Ile a Vache

August 30, 2014 | 9:39 pm | 0 Comment

Haiti Planning to Develop 1,000 Hotel Rooms on Ile a Vache

Above: Ile a Vache By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti's recently-revived tourism push has a major focus: developing the island of Ile a Vache. The government said this week that it's projects on the island had already launched, with plans for 1,000 luxury hotel rooms, an archaeology museum, nightclubs, art galleries and craft boutiques. The government has more...

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St Lucia Mulls Citizenship By Investment

August 30, 2014 | 9:01 am | 0 Comment

St Lucia Mulls Citizenship By Investment

Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff Could St Lucia become the latest Eastern Caribbean country to establish a citizenship by investment programme? St Lucia Governor General Dame Pearlette Louisy said in her Throne Speech that the country's Cabinet is appointing a task force to study the question. A task force will soon be appointed to review, more...

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Hiking St Kitts in 7 Photos

August 30, 2014 | 7:01 am | 0 Comment

Hiking St Kitts in 7 Photos

By Joshua Martinez CJ Contributor ST KITTS — The Eastern Caribbean island of St Kitts packs a big punch when it comes to hiking, with a host of trails equally formidable for the novice and the expert. On a recent journey to the island, staying at the St Kitts Marriott, I got the chance to join Greg Pereira of Greg's Safaris on a fascinating hike through St Kitts' more...

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Island Bites: Aruba’s New Waterfront Eatery

August 30, 2014 | 6:31 am | 0 Comment

Island Bites: Aruba’s New Waterfront Eatery

Above: ArubaVille By the Caribbean Journal staff Aruba's newest restaurant has opened its doors. It's called ArubaVille, and the eatery is located at the former home of the Marandi restaurant. After a "complete transformation," the property, which is located behind the airport on Bucutiweg, focuses on food with a Caribbean flair. Local Aruban chef Rawlin more...

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American Airlines Returns to Orbitz

August 29, 2014 | 5:05 pm | 0 Comment

American Airlines Returns to Orbitz

Above: American Airlines planes in Miami (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Orbitz announced Friday that it had reached an agreement with American Airlines to continue offering both US Airways and American Airlines fares on its sites following an apparent fee dispute. In a statement Friday, Orbitz said consumers should see all flights immediately. "We more...

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