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Richard Branson’s Push to Save Caribbean Sharks

 In recent years, there has been perhaps no better advocate for the Caribbean’s natural environment than one of its most famous residents: Sir Richard Branson. And while Branson’s biggest advocacy has come in favor of the green energy movement in …

Caribbean Drought Risk

The Rising Caribbean Drought Risk

 The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization has called for Caribbean countries to boost efforts to prepare for increased drought in the region. In a report entitled Drought Characteristics and Management in the Caribbean, the FAO noted that the region …

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Caribbean Carrier Winair Is Adding Another Plane

 St Maarten-based Caribbean air carrier is expanding its fleet for the summer season, the company announced. Winair has announced the addition of an additional DHC-6 300 aircraft for the summer. In a statement, the company said the aircraft would allow …

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Caribbean Coral Reef

 Why the Nature Conservancy launched Caribbean Coral Reef Report Cards By Lucienne CrossCJ Contributor Only a lucky few have the opportunity to go underwater and experience the coral reefs of the Eastern Caribbean, yet nearly everyone on these small islands …

Caribbean Stock Exchange

 Is it time for a regional stock exchange in the Caribbean? By Marcia Forbes, PhDCJ Contributor Jamaica’s Junior Stock Market Punching above its Weight As its General Manager, Marlene Street-Forrest can take kudos for the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) being …

Best Rum Bar St Martin

 There are bars and there are beach bars and then there are rum bars. In the Caribbean, the last one means something quite different. As we’ve written in these pages before, a rum bar means a place where rum is …

Caribbean Hotel Occupancy

 Caribbean hotel occupancy fell in May for the fifth straight month, according to new data from STR, a data and analytics specialist. The region’s hotel occupancy fell by 3.1 percent in May compared to the same month in 2015. Average …

Ocean by H10

 Ocean by H10 Hotels has announced the appointment of Elia Cruz as the hotel chain Marketing Manager, and Blanca James as Commercial Director for the chain’s new project, Ocean Riviera Paradise. The new resort will be inaugurated in the Riviera …

Margaritaville Grand Cayman Resort

 Jimmy Buffett’s newest Caribbean hotel is Margaritaville Grand Cayman By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Attention all Parrotheads! Here’s something to squawk about: Margaritaville Grand Cayman Beach Resort has just released the first renderings of the 285-room hotel, scheduled to debut …

Tulum

 “Tulum is the new black. Once a hippie village, now a trendy, boho-chic and fashionable eco-friendly destination.” By Beatriz Torres MarinCJ Contributor Yes, it still has the hippie vibe that made Tulum famous a couple of years ago — but …

St Lucia Carnival

 This July, St. Lucia hotels are offering travelers a variety of ways to celebrate Lucian Carnival, the premier cultural event of the year celebrating the island’s African and Catholic heritage, with promotional deals up to 50 percent off standard rates. …

Curacao Internet Development

 Major Internet society to hold third peering form in the Caribbean By Gerard Best CJ Contributor WILLEMSTAD, Curaçao—The third Caribbean Peering and Interconnection Forum will be on June 7, 2017 and the Internet community is already looking forward to it. …

Hilton Belize

 Hilton is continuing its regional expansion in the Caribbean with a new hotel brand in Belize. Curio, the collection by Hilton that’s been making its way to the region of late (most notably in Jamaica), will debut in Belize with …

Caribbean Opera Festival

 For the second time, a major Caribbean opera festival is taking place in Trinidad and Tobago. The Classical Music Development Foundation of Trinidad and Tobago is hosting the second annual “T&T Opera Festival,” which will take place July 1-10. The …

st thomas st croix seaplane

 Puerto Rico-based Seaborne Airlines is expanding its St Thomas-St Croix seaplane flights, the company announced. The expanded service will mean that customers will be able to fly as early as 6:40 AM from St Croix to St Thomas and as …

nickelodeon caribbean hotel

 The first-ever Nickelodeon Hotel has officially debuted in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. The resort, which is the product of a partnership between Karisma Hotel and Resorts and Viacom International Media Networks, is a five-star, all-inclusive property. The beachfront Uvero Alto-area …

sushi chef andy mastoid

 Holland America Line has announced its newest partnership: sushi. The cruise line has announced a new collaboration with renowned sushi chef Andy Matsuda of the Sushi Chef Institute in Los Angeles. Matsuda will be training the line’s shipboard chefs to …

princess caribbean destination

 Leading cruise line Princess Cruises has announced a new Caribbean destination. The company will be offering several Caribbean vacation packages in 2017-2018, with the launch of new sailings to the twin-island republic of Trinidad and Tobago. The cruises will be …