Month: September 2014

Six Fun Things to Do in Grand Bahama

 By Robert DiPano CJ Contributor GRAND BAHAMA — The island of Grand Bahama offers beautiful scenery, beautiful beaches and ideal settings for good, old-fashioned Caribbean relaxation. But if you’re feeling adventurous and want to get out and explore the island, …

How to Make Jamaican Peppered Shrimp

 By Nigel SpenceCJ Contributor As a kid I remember very well my brother teaching me to drive my grandfather’s old beat up blue stick shift Vauxhall Viva that was always parked in the driveway at home, while my grandfather was …

Wyndham Expanding to Costa Rica

 Above: Costa Rica By the Caribbean Journal staff Wyndham is planning to open its first-ever hotel in Costa Rica, the company announced this week. The Wyndham Papagayo Yu Resort will open in Guanacaste following the signing of a franchise agreement. …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: UN Special Representative Sandra Honore (UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe) By the Caribbean Journal staff The United Nations is continuing its call for Haiti to hold long-delayed elections before the end of the year. Speaking to the Security Council this week, …

 Above: Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla, Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina (Photo: DICOM) By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla met Thursday in Santo Domingo with Dominican Republic Prseident Danilo Medina. The meeting, which lasted …

 Above: an Avianca plane By the Caribbean Journal staff Colombia-based carrier Avianca is expanding its service between Bogota and Barcelona, the carrier announced this week. Responding to what Avianca called “high demand” for both business and leisure travelers between the …

 Above: Costa Rica By the Caribbean Journal staff Southwest Airlines is planning to launch its first-ever flights to Costa Rica, the carrier announced. The company has filed an application with the US Department of Transportation in that regard, it said. …

 Above: a map of the quake (graphic: United States Geological Survey) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic was lightly shaken by a 4.7-magnitude earthquake on Thursday evening, according to the United States Geological Survey. The quake’s epicentre was …

 Above: Barbados By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados is reforming the Barbados Tourism Authority. The island announced this week that it would be reforming the original authority into two new divisions: Barbados Tourism Marketing, Inc. and the Barbados Tourism Product …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Some like it hot. Others, well, not so much. But even if you’re a hot-sauce hater you can still try a taste of the tropics. Just check out these five Caribbean condiments that deliver island …

 Above: Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla departed the island Thursday for a visit to the neighbouring Dominican Republic. Garcia Padilla’s trip will include a meeting with Dominican Republic …

 By Robert DiPanoCJ Contributor GRAND BAHAMA — It’s the signature Bahamian cocktail: the Bahama Mama. While you can find this drink in just about any bar across the 700 islands of the Bahamas, we happened upon the Garden of the …

 Above: an Innside by Melia hotel By the Caribbean Journal staff Melia Hotel International will be managing five new hotels in Venezuela under the Innside By Melia brand in the coming years, the company announced. The hotels will be developed …

 Above: a LIAT plane By the Caribbean Journal staff LIAT is launching flights to Haiti, the company announced this week. The new service to Haiti’s, capital, Port-au-Prince, will launch on Dec. 5. The flights will operate every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday …

 Choosing the best resort for a honeymoon in the Caribbean is a bit like choosing an engagement ring. There are so many, they are all beautiful and there’s usually one that’s just right for you. The difference is, you’ll have …

 Above: Belize By the Caribbean Journal staff Belize received 527,037 cruise passengers in the first half of 2014, according to data released by the Caribbean Tourism Organization. That represented a 36.9 percent increase over the first six months of 2013, …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Contributor I HAVE fond (albeit fuzzy) recollections of this citrus-spiked creeper from a trip to St Lucia’s Ladera resort a few years ago. As I gazed at the Pitons ­– which, from my mountaintop perch at the …

 Above: Tobago (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean Airlines saw a big increase in demand for its Trinidad-Tobago “airbridge” route during the summer months, the carrier said Wednesday. The company said the airbridge experienced an “unprecedented increase in …