Month: April 2015

Op-Ed: Measuring Sustainability in the Caribbean Tourism Industry

 By Julio Orozco and Tevin GallOp-Ed Contributors Recent research has proven that increasing numbers of today’s tourists are concerned with environmental and social responsibility in the management practices of their chosen destinations. According to data collected by the Centre on …

Four Seasons Nevis Launches Spa Partnership With THÉMAÉ Paris

 Above: the spa at the Four Seasons Resort Nevis By the Caribbean Journal staff The Four Seasons Resort Nevis has launched a new spa menu in partnership with THÉMAÉ Paris. The resort is now the first in the Caribbean to …

Anguilla Chooses New Government in Landslide Election

 Above: Anguilla (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell Anguilla now has a new government, following a landslide election win by the Opposition Anguilla United Front. The AUF took victory in six of seven constituencies; independent candidate Palmavon J Webster took the …

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 Don Pancho. It’s more than a name. It is legend. Francisco “Don Pancho” Fernandez has had one of the rum industry’s storied careers, one that has taken him from Cuba, where he served as a Maestro Ronero for a decade, …

 Above: the Royalton Cayo Santa Maria By the Caribbean Journal staff Canadian travel firm Sunwing continues to expand its air service to Cuba. The carrier announced this week that it would be launching a new weekly winter flight between Kitchener-Waterloo …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean hotel occupancy continues to climb, according to the latest monthly report from STR Inc. The region’s hotel occupancy stood at 79.4 percent in March, up 1.3 percent from the same month in 2014. The …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor If you’re looking for local food in Old San Juan (and you’ve already been to Raices, Café El Punto and El Jibarito), here’s another eatery to try. Aji Dulce Café on Calle San Jose specializes …

 Above: JetBlue CEO Robin Hayes and New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo boarding a JetBlue plane By the Caribbean Journal staff JetBlue President Robin Hayes visited Cuba this week as part of a trade mission led by New York State …

 Above: Itz’ana By the Caribbean Journal staff A new resort and residence project is coming to Belize. Itz’ana, inspired by the name of a Mayan deity, has officially launched sales, the property announced. The property will consist of 39 luxury …

 Above: Casa DeLeon on Paradise Island The latest Caribbean Home heads to Paradise Island in the Bahamas. This five-bedroom, 5.5-bathroom beachfront home is called Casa DeLeon, and it’s located at the exclusive Ocean Club Estates community. It’s listed right now …

 Above: Lynden Pindling International Airport in Nassau By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor US Customs and Border Protection is making re-entering the country easier for travelers from Nassau by adding Global Entry kiosks to the Pre-Clearance Facility at the Bahamian capital’s …

 Above: “Hell” in Grand Cayman By the Caribbean Journal staff The Cayman Islands’ Tourism Attraction Board has completed substantial upgrading work at the famous “Hell” attraction in West Bay. The renovation projects included a reduced traffic island, improved landscaping and …

 Above: a rendering of the project By the Caribbean Journal staff A new $20 million resort-villa development project has broken ground on the island of Nevis. The Candy Resort Villa Development is located at Liburd Hill in St James Parish …

 Who is a green person in the Caribbean? It’s someone who is doing his or her part to help the environment — from conservation to renewable energy. And for Earth Day 2015, we decided to put together a list of …

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor ONE of the things I encourage my staff to do is feel free to be critical of me as CEO of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ), which leads to having an environment where we …

 Above: Cancun By the Caribbean Journal staff Travel company Sunwing continues to expand its routes in the Caribbean region. The firm announced this week that it would be adding direct flights from Windsor, Ontario to Cancun later this year. The …

 Above: a room at Hilton Resorts World Bimini By the Caribbean Journal staff Hilton at Resorts World Bimini has officially opened its first phase, the company said Thursday. The hotel is located at Genting’s Bimini property, which includes a 10,000-square-foot …

 Above: Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica has identified its shortlist of bidders for the privatization of Kingston’s Norman Manley International Airport, the government said this week. The five potential bidders will be invited …