Month: October 2014

At the Grand Case Beach Club, the Art of the Beach Resort

 Above: Grand Case Beach (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell GRAND CASE — Bobbing in turquoise water, Ti’ Punch in hand on a shiny Sunday morning. It’s at moments like these when you’re reminded of those oft-repeated component parts …

Caribbean Art: Cayman’s National Gallery Begins Ceramic Art Exhibit

 Above: the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands By the Caribbean Journal staff The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands has launched a new exhibition focusing on ceramic art from around the world from the 15th century to the modern …

Seaborne Airlines, United Airlines Sign Interline Agreement

 Above: a Seaborne plane By the Caribbean Journal staff San Juan-based Seaborne Airlines has signed a new interline agreement with United Airlines, the company announced this week. The agreement means customers can now purchase a single ticket for United and …

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 Above: a map of the quake (graphic: USGS) By the Caribbean Journal staff Aruba was lightly shaken by a nearby 4.7-magnitude earthquake on Friday morning, according to data from the United States Geological Survey. The quake struck at around 1:48 …

 Above: 101 Rums at the Four Seasons Nevis (all photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell NEVIS — There’s a certain energy one creates in tilting a snifter filled with aged rum. It can’t be measured in joules, but it’s undeniable. …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor What’s our preferred way to control the population of lionfish invading Caribbean waters? By eating them, of course! So today we’re sharing this recipe for bite-size fish burgers that not only taste good but do …

 Above: the American Airlines flight landing in Cap-Haitien By the Caribbean Journal staff American Airlines has officially begun its first-ever service to Cap-Haitien, Haiti. The carrier’s first daily flight touched down in Cap-Haitien on Thursday morning, with Haiti President Michel …

 Above: mangroves  By the Caribbean Journal staff There are mangroves in 123 countries around the world, including across the Caribbean. These maritime forests store carbon, clean water, protect against erosion and even against extreme weather. But the world’s mangroves are …

 Above: Curacao (CJ Photo) By Gerard Best CJ Contributor Caribbean people have an appetite for technology that rivals any other region of the world. But who is working behind the scenes to maintain and upgrade the Internet-based services on which …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Nothing warms up winter like a rum toddy. And at St. Lucia’s Cap Maison they really bring the heat by using their own signature rum blend, aged with St. Lucian vanilla pods in oak barrels. …

Best Hotels in the US Virgin Islands

 IT’S ONE of the most beautiful corners of the Caribbean: the green-hilled United States Virgin Islands. This US territory of three main Caribbean islands (and a host of smaller islets and cays) is home to some beautiful hotel properties, too, …

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Organization of Eastern Caribbean States and the United Nations World Tourism Organization have signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at enhancing their cooperation. The memorandum was approved by Caribbean Ministers …

 Above: Baranquilla By the Caribbean Journal staff Another major hotel company is expanding in Colombia. Hilton announced that a new Hilton Garden Inn had opened its doors in the Caribbean port city of Barranquilla. The 223-room property is the brand’s …

 By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon Sea, sand and swaying palm trees: as views go, it’s the tropical trifecta. And while you can enjoy such vistas all over the Caribbean, we’re partial to this panorama from the Lions Suite at Curacao’s Lions Dive …

 Above: Carlos Martinez (second from left), chief technology officer of the regional Internet registry for Latin American and the Caribbean (LACNIC) and Mark Korsters, chief technical officer of the American Registry of Internet Numbers (ARIN), talk with media at CaribNOG 8, …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Come home from your vacation with a few extra pounds? We’ve all been there. Those pina coladas and double desserts will get you every time. So now you’ve returned to reality it’s time to cut …