Month: August 2014

Caribbean Photo of the Week: The Island of Mayreau in the Grenadines

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Charlotte Lawton, who sent in this wonderful snapshot of the bay at the island of Mayreau in the Grenadines, where she’s “spent many a night at anchor.” Do you have a …

Island Shop: Are These the Perfect Caribbean Beach Totes?

 By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon Every beach bum knows that you can never have too many beach bags. So, straight from the USVI, here’s another for your consideration: I’m crushing on St. Thomas resident Gina Feddersen’s cotton canvas carriers. This pineapple-embellished one …

Haiti Planning to Develop 1,000 Hotel Rooms on Ile a Vache

 Above: Ile a Vache By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s recently-revived tourism push has a major focus: developing the island of Ile a Vache. The government said this week that it’s projects on the island had already launched, with plans …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff Could St Lucia become the latest Eastern Caribbean country to establish a citizenship by investment programme? St Lucia Governor General Dame Pearlette Louisy said in her Throne Speech that the country’s Cabinet …

 By Joshua MartinezCJ Contributor ST KITTS — The Eastern Caribbean island of St Kitts packs a big punch when it comes to hiking, with a host of trails equally formidable for the novice and the expert. On a recent journey …

 Above: ArubaVille By the Caribbean Journal staff Aruba’s newest restaurant has opened its doors. It’s called ArubaVille, and the eatery is located at the former home of the Marandi restaurant. After a “complete transformation,” the property, which is located behind …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor The folks at St Thomas’ Bolongo Bay tell us that this potent punch is best enjoyed at Iggies Beach bar, the popular drinkery at the USVI all-inclusive resort. But since it includes (count ‘em) five …

 Above: American Airlines planes in Miami (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Orbitz announced Friday that it had reached an agreement with American Airlines to continue offering both US Airways and American Airlines fares on its sites following an …

 Above: construction at the Baha Mar in the Bahamas By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean-Mexico hotel development pipeline has risen to 167 hotels totaling 28,140 rooms, according to a July report from hotel analytics firm STR. That represented a …

 Above: the new Hyatt at Rose Hall By the Caribbean Journal staff Playa Resorts Management has named the general manager for the two new Hyatt all-inclusives set to open in Jamaica later this year. Carl Hendriks will be the general …

 Above: Punta Cana (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff By the Caribbean Journal staff ASONAHORES, the Dominican Republic’s hotel and tourism association, has named Simon Suarez its new director. Suarez will officially be presented on Sep. 3 in a …

 Above: a rendering of the new Park Hyatt coming to St Kitts By the Caribbean Journal staff The Park Hyatt St Kitts is eyeing early 2016 for the hotel to launch operations, according to a release from the country’s tourist …

 Above: Cancun By the Caribbean Journal staff Avianca is ramping up its service to Cancun, the Colombia-based carrier announced. The company began a new daily nonstop flight from Bogota to Cancun on Aug. 15, meaning it now operates two daily …

 Above: the OAS Permanent Council in session (OAS Photo/Juan Manuel Herrera) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Organization of American States’ Permanent Council has adopted a declaration urging Haiti’s government to hold long-delayed legislative and municipal elections by the end …

 Above: an Air Canada plane By the Caribbean Journal staff Air Canada has named executive vice president and COO Benjamin Smith to the position of president, passenger airlines, the company announced this week. The announcement was made by Air Canada …

 Above: Cuban Crafters in Miami (all photos by CJ) THE CLACK of dominoes. The steam of a just-made colada. The deliberate movements of cigar rollers. Clouds of smoke against the walls. From the outside, it’s a large warehouse-style space at …

 Above: the new JW Marriott in Santo Domingo (Photo: Marriott) By the Caribbean Journal staff The first-ever JW Marriott in the Dominican Republic has opened its doors in Santo Domingo. The 150-room property, which is located in the capital’s Piantini …

 Above: (left) Former Agriculture Minister Roger Clarke in 2012 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica Agriculture Minister Roger Clarke passed away on Thursday morning, the government announced in a statement. Clarke died in hospital where he had completed a surgery, …