Month: September 2015

Saba’s Top Hotel Has a New Executive Chef

 A new top chef on the island By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Saba’s Queen’s Gardens Resort has welcomed Executive Chef Johan de Jager to its namesake restaurant. Chef de Jager’s new menu at the hotel’s eponymous Queen’s Gardens Restaurant features a variety …

How Can Haiti’s Growth Improve?

 How can Haiti grow — and grow in a different way? By Dana NilandCJ Contributor A new report from the World Bank Group has outlined key opportunities and constraints to faster sustainable and inclusive growth in Haiti. The report cites the nation’s …

This Caribbean All-Inclusive Is Getting Greener

 A Punta Cana resort gets eco-friendlier By Dana NilandCJ Contributor CHIC Punta Cana by Royalton Luxury Resorts has completed the installation of a new Electro-Chemical Activation Technology and Green Chemical program for its kitchens and housekeeping services. The eco-friendly cleaning …

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 A special package for the holiday By Dana NilandCJ Contributor In celebration of the Día de los Muertos, the Grand Velas Riviera Maya will be offering a special package with an exclusive itinerary of tequila tasting, Mexican cooking classes, gourmet …

 The latest Caribbean Underwater was sent in by CJ reader Renata Tomanova, who sent in this shot of tube sponges in the seas around the Tobago Cays in St Vincent and the Grenadines. Did you take a great photo of …

 A newly-certified program By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Puerto Rico Tourism Company has presented Hacienda Don Carmelo with certification in the Agritourism Program. The initiative is primarily aimed at breeding and training the farm’s 50 horses for equestrian riding. “The …

 A renewed call By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Barbados Minister of Tourism and International Transport Richard Sealy is calling for key players in the tourism industry to take bold, innovate steps in an effort to move Barbados forward as a tourist destination. …

 A significant new hotel in the region By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Aman resorts has announced Monday, November 23, 2015 as the opening date for its new cloister in the Dominican Republic, Amanera. Spread on 2,000 acres that spans seven …

 New flights  By the Caribbean Journal staff American Airlines is adding service to a new destination in Mexico, the company announced. Beginning March 3, 2016, the carrier will launch flights from Dallas/Fort Worth to Merida, its 21st destination in Mexico. …

 Brokerage’s regional presence grows By the Caribbean Journal staff Top real estate firm CBRE has named Mary Jo Eaton its new president for Florida and Latin America, the company announced. The move is a promotion, as Eaton had been leading …

 Restaurant week set to begin  By the Caribbean Journal staff The burgeoning culinary hub of St Croix has launched its upcoming Restaurant Week. St Croix’s restaurant week, dubbed Dine VI, is a 10-day “celebration of the cuisine, culture and community …

 An airlift boost  By the Caribbean Journal staff Regional air carrier Winair has announced the launch of additional schedule service to Dominica and Guadeloupe, the company announced. The twice-weekly service, which will begin Oct. 3, will feature a flight originating …

 Economy grows in early 2015 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Cayman Islands economy experienced a 1.4 percent growth in the first quarter, according to a report by the Economics and Statistics Office. A number of sectors contributed to the GDP …

 Crafting an impact By Julio Orozco and Amanda CharlesOp-Ed Contributors The Tourism industry has long been regarded as one of the primary vehicles contributing to the social and economic development of the countries of the Greater Caribbean. Tourism generates income, …

 If you’ve been to the French Caribbean, it’s likely you’ve encountered a very nice after-dinner tradition: the homemade punch. It’s usually free, a gift of the proprietor for choosing his or her restaurant, and it’s usually delicious — a blend …

 A new EVP By the Caribbean Journal staff Canadian carrier WestJet has named a new executive vice president, the company announced. The company has appointed Harry Taylor to the position of executive vice president, finance and chief financial officer. The …

 More flights to Cuba By the Cuba Journal staff JetBlue continues to add more charter flights to Cuba. The New York City-based carrier announced Monday that it had expanded its partnership with Cuba Travel Services, with plans to launch a …

 Redefining all inclusive design  By Alexander Britell ST MAARTEN — The hotel room. There are so many, big and small, in the Caribbean, and to this day no one really seems to be able to define what a “Caribbean” hotel …