Month: February 2015

Caribbean Photo of the Week: Sunset in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Tawnya Silloway of Colorado Springs, Colo., who sent in this beautiful photo of sunrise off the dock at Villa Moon Shadow in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands. Do you have a …

Caribbean Room With a View: A Charming Hotel in Guadeloupe

 Above: an ocean-view room at Auberge de la Vieille Tour in Guadeloupe (all photos by CJ) It isn’t easy to do. To take a hotel more than a half century old, to keep it fresh while retaining a certain timeless …

The Caribbean in the Age of Exploration

 By Steven KeatsCJ Contributor Being in the shipping business and always curious about exploration, I developed a collection of rare maps that focused on the Americas. Several years ago part of the collection was presented at the University of Florida …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: Kingston (Caribbean Journal photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff After the country’s economy saw a 0.3 percent contraction in the last quarter of 2014, Jamaica is now reporting positive growth for the first quarter of 2014. The Planning Institute …

 Above: OAS Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza (OAS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti will not be hosting the Organization of American States’ XLV General Assembly. the regional body announced Friday. The decision, announced by Haiti Foreign Minister Duly …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The invasive lionfish is an increasing problem in the Caribbean, and more and more people continue to devise ways of tackling the problem. But nature may be working on its own fight against the invasive species. …

 Above: the existing Breathless property in Punta Cana By the Caribbean Journal staff AMResorts’ expansion push in the Caribbean is continuing. The company announced that it would be introducing its Breathless Resorts and Spas brand to the Riviera Maya on …

 Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff JetBlue has announced that its new New York-Grenada service is officially out for sale. The twice-weekly service between New York’s John F Kennedy Airport and Grenada’s Maurice Bishop International Airport is slated …

 Above: a wind farm in the Caribbean (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica has broken ground on a major new wind farm project in St Elizabeth. The $89 million USD project will see the construction of a 36.3-megawatt …

 Above: Antillia Brewing Company in St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff While the Caribbean region is one dominated by rum, its also a vastly underrated place for beer, from heavyweights like Carib, Red Stripe and Prestige to a growing …

 Above: blues star Zac Harmon By the Caribbean Journal staff The island of Nevis will soon play host to its first-ever Blues Festival. The first annual Nevis Blues Festival will take place from April 16 to 19 at the Sundowners …

 IT’S LAST CALL at a far-off Bahamian bar. You ask again for the rum you’ve been drinking, but the bottle’s empty. The bartender reaches under the counter, pulling out a bottle, unmarked, unnamed. You’re the first to drink it tonight, …

 We love every island in the Caribbean. But it’s often the very small ones that have that peculiar way of tugging at your heart. Maybe they’re small geographically, or they’re untouched, or they’re big islands with so few people that …

 Above: Trunk Bay in St John, US Virgin Islands (Caribbean Journal photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s the largest economic driver in the Caribbean, and it keeps getting bigger, according to newly-released economic data. The Caribbean welcomed 26.3 million …

 Above: the Melia Nassau Beach resort By the Caribbean Journal staff CARICOM’s Meeting of the Heads of State and Government launched in Nassau on Thursday morning. The Bahamas is hosting the meeting as the current chair of CARICOM. The summit, …

 Above: San Juan (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico set a new single-day record for cruise visitors on Wednesday, according to the Puerto Rico Tourism Company. A total of six ships and 17,847 passengers arrived to the …

 Above: Kingston (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica is seeing a “significant improvement” in both business and consumer confidence, according to the International Monetary Fund, which recently visited the island. According to Jan Kees Martijn, who let the …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Looking for a different way to cool off in the Caribbean? If you’re in St. Thomas, consider taking a stroll through Magic Ice. Easy to find on Charlotte Amalie’s waterfront, it’s the world’s largest permanent …