Month: July 2015


Bahamasair to Add $100M in New Planes

Above: a Bahamasair plane By Dana Niland CJ Contributor After a long period of negotiations, the government of The Bahamas has signed a $100 million contract with aviation firm ATR for the purchase of five ATR 600 model aircraft for […]


Royal Caribbean Retaining Majesty of the Seas in Fleet, Planning Improvements

Above: Majesty of the Seas By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Royal Caribbean will be retaining its Majesty of the Seas ship in its fleet, changing course after an announcement in 2014 that it would be transferring the ship. Royal Caribbean’s […]


Why This Could Be the Best Way to Solve Caribbean Youth Unemployment

By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean youth unemployment is the “greatest scourge of our time,” according to Bahamas Prime Minister Perry Christie. But there’s a way to help solve the problem, Christie says, by focusing on the region’s biggest economic […]


LIAT Readies for Move to New Antigua Airport Terminal

Above: the soon-to-open airport terminal in Antigua (CJ Photo) By Dana Niland CJ Contributor LIAT is one of several carriers readying for a move to the new, larger terminal will soon open at Antigua’s VC Bird International Airport. Staff members of Antigua-based […]

Suriname Signs Major Agreements With Caribbean Development Bank

Above: Suriname By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Suriname’s Ministry of Trade and Industry has signed two historic agreements for projects with the Caribbean Development Bank to facilitate Suriname’s implementation of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) and European Partnership […]

JetBlue Airways Launches New Flights Between New York and Havana

Above: Havana By Dana Niland CJ Contributor JetBlue Airways has officially launched its first-ever service between New York and Havana. The company began the first of its weekly charter flights from New York’s John F Kennedy International Airport to Havana’s […]


This Top Cruise Line Is Adding a Homeport in Havana

Above: Havana By the Cuba Journal staff A major cruise line is adding a new homeport in Havana. MSC Cruises, the world’s largest privately-owned global cruise line, will begin homeporting its MSC Opera in Havana in December. The 2,120-guest-ship will […]

Nevis Weighs in on US Treasury’s Plan to Remove Hamilton from $10 Bill

By Dana Niland CJ Contributor The United States’ recent announcement that Founding Father Alexander Hamilton’s image on the ten-dollar bill will soon be replaced is causing a stir in his home island of Nevis. A cohort of the general public […]

A Major New Port in Haiti

Above: Port Lafito By Dana Niland CJ Contributor A major new port is now operational in Haiti. Port Lafito, the brainchild of the GB Group, is the country’s first Panamax Port. It was inaugurated in a ceremony last Thursday. It […]


In CARICOM, a Push for Creativity

Above: young entrepreneur Warren Cassell (centre) By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Private sector investment and entrepreneurship are key elements for sustainable growth and fighting unemployment in the Caribbean, CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, said this week at the opening of […]

The Best Hotels in St Vincent and the Grenadines

By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor Crystal clear waters, lush rainforests and thriving coral reefs are St Vincent and the Grenadines’ stock in trade, but after a day spent exploring “Vincy” and the idyllic archipelago of 31 other islands (which includes […]

A New Way to Fly to Bimini

Above: Bimini (CJ Photo) By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Tropic Ocean Airways has announced the launch of new flight service between Bimini and Fort Lauderdale. Bimini will be the airline’s second scheduled service destination in the Bahamas, in addition to its […]


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