Month: May 2015

Caribbean Home: A St Barth Villa For $5.8 Million

 Above: Villa Danido The latest Caribbean Home heads to tony St Barth for a look at a five-bedroom, five-bathroom villa in the Colombier section of the island. It’s called Villa Danido, and it’s listed with RE/MAX Island Properties Saint-Barths for …

Avianca’s New 787 Dreamliner Completes First Madrid Flight

 Above: Avianca’s new 787 By the Caribbean Journal staff Avianca’s new Boeing 787 Dreamliner has completed its first flight to Madrid, Spain. The carrier, which took delivery of the new plane last year, will initially be operating some of the …

A New Way to Get from Miami to Aruba

 Above: an Aruba Airlines plane By the Caribbean Journal staff Aruba Airlines is set to begin scheduled service between Miami and Aruba, according to the Aruba Tourism Authority. The service, which will launch July 2, will include five weekly flights …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada has officially launched its new long-term development plan. The “2030 National Plan” is slated for completion by June 2016, and will soon be tabled in Parliament, according to a government …

 Above: Rihanna in Cuba By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the Caribbean’s biggest stars has become the latest celebrity to visit Cuba. The native of Barbados visited the island at the end of last week on what was reportedly …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Go big or go home? Not us! While we appreciate all the bells and whistles a large resort can offer, sometimes we just want to escape to somewhere less “mega” and more “mini.” Here are …

 By Joshua Martinez Rum Journal Contributor Rum is best on its own. However, it’s no secret that rum also goes well with just about everything, from coke and lime to cream of coconut to certain iced teas… On a recent visit …

 Above: High Cay By the Caribbean Journal staff You might call it Columbus’ private island. The cliffs of High Cay, near the Bahamian island of San Salvador, were quite possibly the first thing Columbus saw when he reached the New …

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Rose-marie Barrant, who sent in this beautiful shot from the Sky Explorer at Mystic Mountain in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. Did you take a great photo of the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com …

 Above: Punta Cana Airport By the Caribbean Journal staff The United States intends to enter talks to expand air preclearance operations to Punta Cana Airport in the Dominican Republic, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson announced Friday. The airport is …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The latest Caribbean Home heads to the island of Nevis to the “3.5 Seasons” property. The villa, located 600 feet above sea level in the island’s Hamilton Estate section, has three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a swimming pool, …

 Above: Port of Spain (CJ Photo) By Paul HayCJ Contributor Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s first Prime Minister, died on 23 March 2015; and on 29 March 2015, the Straits Times published an article titled “The Singapore That Lee Kuan Yew …

 By Marcia Forbes, PhD CJ Contributor Traditional Literacy as Foundation All of us who achieve any level of digital literacy will know straight off that we could not effectively use our cell phones, tablets, lap tops, or desk tops or …

 Above: Havana By the Caribbean Journal staff The United States has removed Cuba from its State Sponsors of Terrorism list, the State Department announced Friday. The move is a potentially game-changing policy shift. “The rescission of Cuba’s designation as a …

 Above: a Moorings 48-foot catamaran called “Friend Ship” By Alexander Britell IT’S TWO O’CLOCK on Prickly Pear. Lal has just made us some ti’ punches with the last bit of Rhum St James left on the island. It’s not a bottle that will …

 By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor Mark your calendars, South Florida-based Caribbean cuisine lovers, because Taste of the Caribbean is coming to town. Presented by the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), Taste of the Caribbean is an annual event …

 Above: a rendering of the property By the Caribbean Journal staff A new hotel in the Caribbean will soon have the Grand Hyatt name. The Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen is slated to open on the Riviera Maya on June …

 Above; Tobago (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Is Tobago losing its beaches? That’s the warning from Orville London, chief secretary of the Tobago House of Assembly, who was speaking at a recent address in Tobago on change adaptation. …