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The Caribbean Development Bank’s Growth Outlook for 2017

 What’s next for the Caribbean economy? According to the Caribbean Development Bank, the region is projected to see economic growth of around 1.7 percent this year. The CDB’s Director of Economics, Dr. Justin Ram, warns that this won’t be enough …

How Southwest Airlines Fared in January

 Southwest Airlines traffic continued to climb in January, according to the carrier’s latest monthly data report. The company flew 9.4 billion revenue passenger miles in January, up 4.6 percent from the 8.9 billion revenue passenger miles Southwest flew in January …

Caribbean Photo of the Week: Sunrise on Little Cayman

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Bret Vandelden, who sent in this superb shot of sunrise from the beach in Little Cayman, Cayman Islands. Have you taken a great photo of the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com …

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 Carnival has completed an “extensive” makeover of its Carnival Dream cruise ship, the company said. The renovation, which took place in Freeport, Bahamas, included the addition of a number of new food and beverage options. The changes include a new …

 The World Bank has appointed Tahseen Sayed Khan as its new Country Director for the Caribbean. She will be responsible for maintaining a “solid partnership” with the countries to address their development and financial challenges, the organization said in a …

New Airport

 The Caribbean’s most anticipated airport project has finally come to fruition. The new Argyle International Airport on the island of St. Vincent receives its first-ever flights on Tuesday as the largest project in the history of the country. The first flights …

 Protecting sharks isn’t just good for the environment – it’s good for a country’s bottom line, too. That’s the finding of a new study by The Cape Eleuthera Institute, which reports that shark and ray tourism brought almost $114 million …

 It’s one of the coolest experiences in the Caribbean: Substation Curaçao’s personal submarine rides. The company’s Curasub offering descends four times a day to travel to depths unreachable for divers. And it also means that, with no effect of pressure …

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Olga Rodriguez, who sent in this shot from the beach at the Renaissance Ocean Suites in Aruba. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com with …

Villa Marie in St. Barth.

 There’s a major new luxury hotel on tiny St. Barth: Villa Marie. The self styled “tropical chic” five-star property is the brainchild of the Sibuet family, whose Maisons and Hotels Sibuet label is on a host of hotels in the …

 So you love Caribbean all-inclusives: the convenience, the comfort, the unlimited drinks. But maybe you’re looking for something a bit different — all of the amenities, but delivered in a significantly smaller package than the large all-inclusive you’re used to. …

 Caribbean hoteliers are predicting a positive tourism performance for 2017. Indeed, more than four out of five hoteliers in the Caribbean have an “encouraging” outlook for tourism this year, according to the results of the second annual CHTA Industry Performance and …

 Southwest Airlines, which is expanding rapidly in the Caribbean, continues to show strong traffic growth. The carrie flew 9.4 billion revenue passenger miles overall last month, a 4.6 percent increase from the 8.9 billion revenue passenger miles it flew in …

 The people have spoken. Thousands of Caribbean Journal readers have voted on their favorites in the Caribbean, and the results are in. From larger resorts to smaller boutiques, these are the winners of the 2017 Readers’ Choice Award for Best …

 Dutch Caribbean carrier InselAir has announced a pair of flight cuts, citing a desire to “increase the reliability” of its network. The Curacao-based airline has taken out its flight to both Barranquilla, Colombia and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Insel also …

 The Caribbean Tourism Organization has signed what it’s calling a landmark deal with home sharing company Airbnb. Under the agreement, both organizations will share data and studies with policymakers about the impact of the sharing economy in the region and …

 JetBlue is expanding its service to the Spice Isle. Last month, the Caribbean’s fastest-growing airline began operating a fifth weekly flight from New York, with Mint premium cabin service launching at the end of January. Now, the carrier has announced …

 Margaritaville is expanding in the Caribbean, thanks to a new partnership with Karisma Hotels and Resorts, the company announced. The agreement introduces “Margaritaville, An All-Inclusive Experience,” which will include new resorts in beachfront destinations around the Caribbean. “Our partnership with …