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New Resort Coming to Riviera Maya

February 27, 2015 | 12:43 am | 0 Comment

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Above: the existing Breathless property in Punta Cana By the Caribbean Journal staff AMResorts’ expansion push in the Caribbean is continuing. The company announced that it would be introducing its Breathless Resorts and Spas brand to the Riviera Maya on the Caribbean coast of Mexico. The Breathless Riviera Cancun is slated to open in early 2016, according more...

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JetBlue Officially Begins Selling New York-Grenada Flights

February 27, 2015 | 12:36 am | 0 Comment

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Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff JetBlue has announced that its new New York-Grenada service is officially out for sale. The twice-weekly service between New York’s John F Kennedy Airport and Grenada’s Maurice Bishop International Airport is slated to begin June 11. That will make Grenada JetBlue’s 90th city. “As our 27th more...

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Jamaica Breaks Ground on $89 Million Wind Farm Project

February 27, 2015 | 12:26 am | 0 Comment

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Above: a wind farm in the Caribbean (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica has broken ground on a major new wind farm project in St Elizabeth. The $89 million USD project will see the construction of a 36.3-megawatt wind farm that uses 11 wind turbines. Power will then be transmitted to the national grid running from the farm to the JPS’ more...

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A New Craft Brewery in St Lucia

February 27, 2015 | 12:19 am | 0 Comment

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Above: Antillia Brewing Company in St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff While the Caribbean region is one dominated by rum, its also a vastly underrated place for beer, from heavyweights like Carib, Red Stripe and Prestige to a growing craft beer movement. While the latter has largely been limited to breweries in the US Virgin Islands, it now has another new more...

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The Caribbean’s Newest Blues Festival

February 27, 2015 | 12:11 am | 0 Comment

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Above: blues star Zac Harmon By the Caribbean Journal staff The island of Nevis will soon play host to its first-ever Blues Festival. The first annual Nevis Blues Festival will take place from April 16 to 19 at the Sundowners Stage on Oualie Bay. The festival will include rising blues star Zac Harmon, UK-based jazz, gospel and blues singer Denise Gordon and more...

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Rum Journal: Tasting Harbour Island’s New Afrohead Rum

February 26, 2015 | 11:59 pm | 0 Comment

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IT’S LAST CALL at a far-off Bahamian bar. You ask again for the rum you’ve been drinking, but the bottle’s empty. The bartender reaches under the counter, pulling out a bottle, unmarked, unnamed. You’re the first to drink it tonight, a member of some well-earned club. That’s the soul of the Caribbean’s newest rum, Afrohead, a onetime house rum that’s more...

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9 Small Caribbean Islands You Need to Visit Right Now

February 25, 2015 | 10:40 pm | 0 Comment

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We love every island in the Caribbean. But it’s often the very small ones that have that peculiar way of tugging at your heart. Maybe they’re small geographically, or they’re untouched, or they’re big islands with so few people that they somehow feel small anyway. These are some of our favourite “small” islands in the Caribbean right now — in other words, more...

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The Caribbean’s $29.5 Billion Industry

February 25, 2015 | 7:12 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Trunk Bay in St John, US Virgin Islands (Caribbean Journal photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s the largest economic driver in the Caribbean, and it keeps getting bigger, according to newly-released economic data. The Caribbean welcomed 26.3 million tourists in 2014, and that group spent approximately $29.5 billion in the region. “Visitors more...

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Bahamas Hosts Meeting of Caribbean Heads of Government

February 25, 2015 | 7:04 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: the Melia Nassau Beach resort By the Caribbean Journal staff CARICOM’s Meeting of the Heads of State and Government launched in Nassau on Thursday morning. The Bahamas is hosting the meeting as the current chair of CARICOM. The summit, which is held twice a year, is focusing in its current iteration on CARICOM’s “human, cultural and natural more...

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Puerto Rico Sets a Single-Day Record for Cruise Passenger Arrivals

February 25, 2015 | 6:48 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: San Juan (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico set a new single-day record for cruise visitors on Wednesday, according to the Puerto Rico Tourism Company. A total of six ships and 17,847 passengers arrived to the docks of Old San Juan on Wednesday, surpassing the previous record of 16,712 passengers, set Jan. 8, 2015. “The arrival of more...

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