The Best Caribbean Islands to Retire To

October 22, 2014 | 10:17 pm | 0 Comment


Sometimes you go to a Caribbean island and wish you didn't have to leave. (Or perhaps in your case it's all the time). These are the kind of islands you know you could live on permanently or already do.  More and more, that's a decision people from all around the world are making — particularly when it comes to retirement. There are a number of islands across the more...

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A Great Little Café in St John

October 22, 2014 | 2:41 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Café Livin in St John (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell CRUZ BAY — For a moment, you'd think you were somewhere in the French Caribbean — or Europe. A quiet side street, a small group of tables, a lone cup of espresso. This wasn't Martinique or Guadeloupe, though — it was the American Caribbean outpost of St John, home to what is a rarity in much more...

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Caribbean Room With a View: Turtle Beach in Barbados

October 22, 2014 | 2:27 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the view from a junior suite at Turtle Beach, Barbados (All photos by CJ) SET AT the far corner of the St Lawrence Gap, Barbados' liveliest thoroughfare, is Turtle Beach. The beach gets its name from the many sea turtles who nest there — and you can't blame them. This turquoise stunner has pure white sand and soft waves — a classic Bajan more...

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Caribbean Hotel Occupancy Rises For Fifth Straight Month

October 22, 2014 | 1:31 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the British Virgin Islands (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff After a sluggish start to the year, the Caribbean hotel sector has rebounded of late, with hotel occupancy rising for the fifth consecutive month in October. The region's hotel occupancy was 51.2 percent in the typically slow month of September, but that represented a 2.1 percent increase more...

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Rum Journal: A Pink Rum Cocktail to Support Breast Cancer Research

October 22, 2014 | 11:51 am | 0 Comment


October is Breast Cancer Awareness month — marked in part by the use of the colour pink. And one hotel is using rum to do its part — with a "pink coconut martini." The Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa is serving the cocktail, donating $1 to support breast cancer research any time a guest orders it. And now you can make the cocktail more...

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LIAT Set to Increase Service to Guyana

October 22, 2014 | 6:00 am | 0 Comment


Above: a LIAT plane By the Caribbean Journal staff LIAT is expanding its service between Barbados and Guyana's Ogle International Airport. Beginning Dec. 1, 2014, LIAT will be adding three additional flights per week between Barbados and Ogle, for a total of 10 flights per week. LIAT said it would be sending a road show to the South American country to promote more...

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The World’s Largest Underwater Sculpture Debuts in the Bahamas

October 21, 2014 | 5:08 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Ocean Atlas (All photos by Jason deCaires Taylor) By the Caribbean Journal staff It's the largest underwater sculpture in the world, and it's now just below Nassau in the Bahamas. The 18-foot-tall, 60-ton female sculpture is located off Nassau's west coast. It's called Ocean Atlas, and it's the latest work by underwater sculpture pioneer Jason deCaires more...

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Hyatt Place Coming to San Juan

October 21, 2014 | 4:44 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla at the construction site By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico is in the midst of a Hyatt boom. Just weeks after the opening of the new Hyatt House in San Juan, the Hyatt Place San Juan is under construction. The hotel will add 149 rooms to San Juan's burgeoning Convention District and could create more...

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Hyatt Planning to Open First Jamaican All-Inclusive Resorts on Nov. 23

October 21, 2014 | 2:58 pm | 0 Comment


Above: a rendering of Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall By the Caribbean Journal staff Hyatt's first-ever all-inclusive resorts in Jamaica are set to open Nov. 23, according to the company. The Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall, an adults-only property, and the Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall, are set at the former site of the Ritz-Carlton Rose Hall. That property has been undergoing an more...

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The Caribbean Mourns a Reggae Legend

October 21, 2014 | 9:56 am | 0 Comment


Above: John Holt By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the titans of reggae, John Holt, passed away in London on Sunday. Holt was a legend of rocksteady who first rose to prominence as part of the group The Paragons. A native of Kingston, Jamaica, Holt was active for a half century. "His accomplishments are significant and he must be considered in the vein more...

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