Month: September 2014

Southwest Airlines Rebrands With New Logo, New Look

 Above: a new look for Southwest Airlines By the Caribbean Journal staff Southwest Airlines, which has recently launched its first-ever flights to the Caribbean, now has a new look. The company announced this week that it had rebranded with new …

American Airlines to Begin Offering Daily Service to Grenada

 Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff American Airlines will soon be launching daily service to Grenada, according to Tourism Minister Alexandra Otway-Noel. American Airlines currently services Grenada with flights from Thursday to Monday. Beginning in December, the …

Delta Extending New St Croix Service

 Above: St Croix (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Delta Airlines will be returning to St Croix in the December, and the carrier will be operating service longer than initially planned. The new service, which will launch Dec. 20, …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: the churros at “Churros bueno” stand in Playa del Carmen (all photos by CJ) PLAYA DEL CARMEN — The long strings of fried dough known as “churros” originated in Spain, but have long been mainstays in much of Latin America, …

 Above: could this be the standard hotel key of the future? (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell PUERTO MORELOS, MEXICO—While there are still some scattered hotels where one can still find a physical key with a keychain, the vast majority of …

 Above: the bilateral talks in Santo Domingo (Photo: ABG) By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Minister Asot MIchael met Monday with the Dominican Republic’s Deputy Foreign Minister, Jose Manuel Trullos, to discuss the two countries’ bilateral relations. …

 By Robert DiPanoCJ Contributor The “welcome mat” of Grand Bahama Island, Gold Rock Beach spans for what seems like a quarter mile into the ocean at low tide, the recommended time to visit this beach. The ebb and flow of …

 Above: ki-kakaw chocolate Was this chocolate, or an ancient Mayan relief? Well, it was a bit of both. It’s called ki-kakaw, and it’s a special chocolate made in Cancun on Mexico’s Caribbean coast. Ki-kakaw is branded with the Mayan symbol …

 Above: the Havana Cay cigar bar and lounge at the Grand Lucayan in Grand Bahama (All photos by CJ) By Robert DiPanoCJ Contributor GRAND BAHAMA — Nestled in a quiet back corner of the resort’s Manor House, the Grand Lucayan’s …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor You don’t have to spend a fortune to eat well in the Caribbean. Sample some authentic local flavor – and get back change from a $10 bill – when you try these island street-food favorites. …

 Above: a rendering of the Carbonera Club project By the Caribbean Journal staff Cuba’s government says it is looking to push the development of golf courses and related real estate developments. According to Jose Reinaldo Daniel Alonso, director of business …

 Above: a rendering of the Excellence Playa Mujeres By the Caribbean Journal staff A new resort is coming to Playa Mujeres in Mexico. Excellence Group Luxury Hotels and Resorts is opening the Finest Playa Mujeres on March 1, 2015, the …

 Above: St Croix By the Caribbean Journal staff The United States Virgin Islands’ Territorial Emergency Management Agency will soon be receiving a $263,072 grant for tsunami preparedness. The grant is coming from the United States’ National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, …

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor THE RECENT Global Competitiveness report has shown that Jamaica is seeing some international competitiveness return from the current set of policies being instituted. It has been a while since our competitiveness has improved, and this is …

 Above: Puerto Rico (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff What are the most competitive economies in the Caribbean? The World Economic Forum has released its annual Global Competitiveness Report, including results for a number of Caribbean countries. The report …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Don’t be concerned if after slugging this fruity cocktail from Abaco Beach Resort you can’t quite remember it’s name. Save the worry for when you can’t remember yours! (But drink responsibly, folks!) Ingredients 1 ounce …

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes to us from Caribbean Journal reader Karen Hawkins of Palatka, Fla., who sent in this snapshot she took of Apple Bay in Tortola from the Sugar Apple Villa. Did you take a great photo of …

 Among its many highlights, the island of Martinique has a certain specialty: the beach restaurant. And we don’t simply mean a beach bar, or a bar with view of the sand. In Martinique, a beach restaurant means your table is …