By the Caribbean Journal staff Princess Cruises is launching a new Culinary Cruise Series featuring a pair of top Miami chefs, the line announced this week. Sailing out of Fort Lauderdale in February, Miami-based chefs Brad Kilgore and Scott Linquist …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor In the wake of the destruction caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, Richard Branson is assembling a team to head up a “Marshall Plan” for the Caribbean. The idea came to Branson after he was invited …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Nanny Cay, a resort marina and boatyard in Tortola, British Virgin Islands is making progress in repairing the damages caused by the passage of Hurricane Irma. Crucially, about 40 percent of Nanny Cay’s rooms are already …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean-Mexico hotel development pipeline is surging right now, according to the latest report from analytics firm STR. There were 42,259 rooms in 241 hotel projects under contract in the Caribbean and Mexico last month, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Thomas’ cruise industry will reactivate in a big way on Nov. 10, when Royal Caribbean will be the first cruise line to bring passengers to the island since Hurricanes Irma and Maria. St Thomas …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A major golf tournament is coming back to Curaçao this weekend. The Aviation Golf Classic, presented by Curaçao Airport Partners, is being held at the island’s landmark Old Quarry Golf Course Oct. 20-21. The tournament benefits …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Another Turks and Caicos resort has reopened its doors after Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The Ocean Club West resort on the island of Providenciales has officially reopened. The beachfront property offers a range of suites …

 By Alexander Britell One of the Caribbean’s leading resorts has been sold, Caribbean Journal has learned. Cayman-based Dart Real Estate has purchased the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman from Five Mile Capital Partners, LLC. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The property …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Barth’s Le Guanahani hotel is planning to reopen in the summer of 2018. It’s one of several top St Barts hotels that are planning to reopen next summer, including the storied Eden Rock, after …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Resort company Hodelpa is expanding in the Dominican Republic with a new property in Puerto Plata. Its latest project is Hotel Emotions Playa Dorada, which is slated to open this December. The $50 million project …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Norwegian Cruise Line’s highly-anticipated Norwegian Escape cruise ship is coming to New York in the spring of 2018, the company announced. The ship will be homeporting in Manhattan, with seven day cruises to Bermuda during …

 You’re looking for a different kind of Caribbean getaway: an authentic one. One where you get a real taste of an island’s personality, of its soul. There are certain hotels made for that, smaller properties that are all about offering …

 By David P. RoweCJ Contributor Moses Delgado was as one of the leading businessmen in nineteenth century Jamaica as well as being a civil rights leader and pioneer in the commercial development of Kingston — and a major figure in the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Long one of the Caribbean’s most crucial regional airlines, Winair was dealt a major blow when its base at St Maarten’s Princess Juliana International Airport was compromised after Hurricane Irma. But now the carrier, which …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Sam Noftz, who sent in this very cool shot of the pink sand on Harbour Island in the Bahamas. Have you taken a great photo in …