Month: September 2014

JetBlue Names New CEO

 Above: a JetBlue plane By the Caribbean Journal staff JetBlue Airways has named a new Chief Executive Officer. The company announced Friday that Robin Hayes, the company’s current president, would succeed current CEO Dave Barger beginning Feb. 16, 2015. Barger …

Rum Journal: Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort’s Traditional Rum Punch

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Saturday, September 20 is National Rum Punch Day. And what better way to celebrate the classic 17th-century creation than with this recipe from St. Lucia’s Viceroy at Sugar Beach. While the island’s iconic Pitons might …

Bimini’s New Cruise Ship Pier Opens

 Above: the new cruise pier in Bimini (all photos by CJ) By Robert DiPanoCJ Contributor BIMINI — There’s a new gateway to the Bahamian island of Bimini. Resorts World Bimini’s Superfast cruise ship service made its first official visit to its …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: St Thomas (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell ST THOMAS — On a recent visit to Liat.com, a ticket from Antigua to neighbouring St Kitts cost $108.00. With taxes and fees, however, the price jumped almost 70 percent — an …

 Above: Curacao (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell ST THOMAS — Curacao will be hosting the 2015 Caribbean Tourism Organization State of the Industry Conference, it was announced Friday. The conference comes as the Dutch Caribbean island looks to make a …

 Above: St Thomas (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell ST THOMAS — Can the Caribbean region one day welcome 30 million stayover visitors to its shores? Why not? Speaking to attendees at this week’s State of the Industry conference in St …

 Above: the soon-to-be Grand Pineapple Montego Bay By the Caribbean Journal staff Sandals is rebranding one of its Jamaican resorts. The company announced Thursday that it would be rebranding its Sandals Carlyle Inn in Jamaica into the Grand Pineapple Montego …

 Above: tea time at the Grand Residences Riviera Cancun (all photos by CJ) By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor PUERTO MORELOS — The Caribbean has a storied tradition of rum drinking, but if one Cancun-based tea master has his way, we’ll …

 Above: the Black Key (Photos by Jenny Adams) By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor WHILE IT’S still sweltering here at CJ’s HQ in Miami, we can’t help but notice that parts of the country are already feeling the first chill of …

 The latest edition of Caribbean Cookbook heads to the famous Half Moon resort in Jamaica, where Chef Omar Sybblis of the Pepperpot Restaurant has offered up his special recipe for braised oxtail, Jamaican style. Here’s how to make it: Ingredients …

 Above: Puerto Rico (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Puerto Rico Tourism Company has won this year’s award for Caribbean Excellence in Sustainable Tourism from the Caribbean Tourism Organization and TravelMole. The award is presented to “a destination …

 Above: Barbados Tourism Minister Richard Sealy (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell ST THOMAS —Barbados Tourism Minister Richard Sealy has been elected the new chairman of the Caribbean Tourism Organization. Sealy’s election was announced at the opening of the CTO’s State …

 Above: the Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell ST THOMAS — The Caribbean Tourism Organization’s State of the Industry Conference began on Wednesday night in St Thomas. The event, the leading conference for …

 Above: Bermuda By the Caribbean Journal staff Bermuda saw a 2.4 percent drop in tourist arrivals in the first half of 2014, according to new data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The island received 103,787 visitors in the first six …

 Above: Grace Bay Beach By Alexander Britell ST THOMAS — A Ritz-Carlton resort is coming to Turks and Caicos, Turks and Caicos Islands Premier Dr Rufus Ewing announced ahead of the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s State of the Industry Conference in …

 Above: a rendering of the Margaritaville Vacation Club in St Thomas By Alexander Britell ST THOMAS — The island of St Thomas will soon be home to the first-ever Margaritaville Vacation Club resort. The $100 million project, which broke ground earlier …

 Above: a rendering of the Kimpton Hotel in Grand Cayman By Alexander Britell ST THOMAS — Construction is officially underway at the Kimpton hotel project in Grand Cayman, according to Cayman Islands Director of Tourism Rosa Harris. The hotel will …

 Above: a Cayman Airways plane in Grand Cayman By Alexander Britell ST THOMAS — The Cayman Islands is planning a redevelopment at its Owen Roberts International Airport in Grand Cayman. Construction on the first phase of the airport is set …