Month: January 2015

Antigua and Barbuda Names Another Special Economic Envoy

 Above: Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne with new Special Economic Envoy Armand Arton By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda has named investor Armand Arton the country’s newest special economic envoy. Arton will serve as the twin-island …

Anguilla’s CuisinArt Resort Names New Culinary Director

 Above: the CuisinArt resort in Anguilla By the Caribbean Journal staff Angiulla’s CuisinArt Golf Resort and Spa has appointed Jonas Treffers as its new director of food and beverage. According to a release, Treffers will oversee the resort’s culinary programme, …

How Many People Visited St Lucia in 2014

 Above: St Lucia (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff How many people visited St Lucia in 2014? According to the latest numbers from the St Lucia Tourist Board, the Eastern Caribbean island reported just under 340,000 stayover visitors in …

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 Above: Ladera (all photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell SOUFRIERE — There they are. That ancient pair of green-tree-clothed towers, the Pitons, the jewels that give lush St Lucia its sheen. Something about these geological formations has long transfixed the traveler. …

 Above: the Rooftup Club at the O:live Boutique Hotel (All photos by CJ) Condado is hip, it’s energetic. It’s home to some of the best restaurants in the Caribbean, some of the best shopping. This is the Condado district of …

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Janis Cowan, who sent in this beautiful shot of the lovely Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman. Do you have a great photo of the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com with …

 By Marcia Forbes, PhDCJ Contributor Mergers the new Mantra Implications of the merger between Cable & Wireless and Columbus Communications are fraught with many nuances that only the most astute and those with a keen understanding of where the future …

 By Runy CalmeraOp-Ed Contributor Oil prices have decreased considerably from above US 100,- a few years ago to almost $40 USD. As the Eastern Caribbean islands are heavily dependent on imports of oil, in this short article we will analyze …

 Above: Martinique (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell SAN JUAN — Martinique’s airlift growth is continuing. The French Caribbean island will be receiving new weekly flights from Air Canada Rouge. The announcement was made during the CHTA Caribbean Travel Marketplace conference …

 Above: the Chic hotel in Tobago By the Caribbean Journal staff SAN JUAN — The island of Tobago is now home to a brand-new boutique hotel. The property, called “Chic,” is located near the ANR Robinson International Airport. The announcement …

 Above: Carlos Escobar plays at the Condado Vanderbilt (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell SAN JUAN – Carlos Escobar is playing “As Time Goes By.” It’s true. It’s been almost a century since this hotel first opened its doors …

 Above: Little Bay in Anguilla By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor We never need a reason to visit Anguilla, that barefoot-casual isle east of Puerto Rico, north of St. Maarten, and smack in the center of Paradise. But in case you …

 Above: Hiram Bithorn stadium By Alexander Britell SAN JUAN — The Caribbean’s biggest baseball event is coming to Puerto Rico next week. The Caribbean Series (Serie del Caribe), the championship of the best Caribbean Winter League teams from Puerto Rico …

 Above: the Floris Suite Hotel By the Caribbean Journal staff The Floris Suite Hotel in Curacao is set to debut a new spa, the property announced. The island’s boutique property will unveil a 1,500-square-foot, state-of-the-art spa this year. The new …

 Above: Casa Sol (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell SAN JUAN — If you walk a bit too quickly on Calle del Sol, you might miss it. Here, past the pastel-yellow walls and through a narrow hallway is one …

 Above: a rendering of the Dreams Dominicus La Romana in the Dominican Republic By Alexander Britell SAN JUAN — AMResorts is planning to open a new resort property in the Dominican Republic, the company announced Thursday. The company will debut …

 By Guy BrittonCJ Contributor SAN JUAN — Tourism: it’s the largest single economic driver in the Caribbean, and promoting its continued development remains one of the most crucial objectives for the wider region. That’s why the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism …

 A CLASSIC Caribbean beach, contemporary, luxurious accommodations, unlimited cocktails and high-level cuisine. This is the new all-inclusive. But the region’s all-inclusive product comes in a host of shapes and sizes, from hidden boutiques to larger properties with unmatched amenities. Our …