Month: September 2015

Barbados’ Port Ferdinand Opens Spa, Restaurant

 Major marina project continues growth By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados’ new Port Ferdinand Marina and Luxury Residences has announced the opening of a new spa and fine dining restaurant. The project, developed by luxury resort brand UNNA, is a …

Rum Journal: A Very Good New Rum From Grenada

 The minute you leave the airport in Grenada, you notice something. There’s an aroma. The air there is different. It’s because of the spice. Grenada is one of the world’s leading producer of Nutmeg, and it hasn’t just led to …

The Next Generation of Caribbean Tourism Talent

 Engaging tourism talent By Ryan PetersonCJ Contributor As we celebrate World Tourism Day this week, for many in the Caribbean, every day is tourism day. It is a truism that tourism is part and parcel of our Caribbean island realities. …

LATEST NEWS

 A significant listing in the Caribbean By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s one of the most expensive properties for sale in the Caribbean: Water Cay. The island, near Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos Islands, is listed for sale at $60 million with …

 A major Caribbean event By the Caribbean Journal staff Aruba is getting set for the  Aruba International Film Festival, which begins Oct. 7. The event, which is now in its fifth year, is sponsored by the Aruba Tourism Authority. In …

 The latest Underwater Caribbean photo comes from CJ reader Hector Flores, who took this while diving at Crash Boat Beach in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. Have a great underwater photo of the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com with Underwater Caribbean in …

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Norma Cole, who sent in this lovely shot of sunset on the Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire. Did you take a great photo of the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com with …

 CCJ vote looms By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica is approaching a “critical juncture in its history,” according to Justice Minister Mark Golding. That’s because the country’s Senate will soon debate three bills that would amend the constitution to entrench …

 A new program in Caribbean schools By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Sandals Foundation, the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, and CARIBSAVE (INSTASAVE Caribbean) have teamed up to launch an initiative called the Save Our Seas Program in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. The …

 An expansion in Mexico By the Caribbean Journal staff Solmar is expanding in Los Cabos, the company announced this week. The brand, which recently completed its Grand Solmar Land’s End Resort and Spa, has announced the development of the new …

 A new addition at Club Mobay By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Club MoBay, the lounge at Montego Bay, Jamaica’s Sangster International Airport, just got even better. This July, a concourse-level annex was added opposite gate 12, offering a welcome sanctuary …

puerto vallarta copa flights

 A new gateway to the region By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama-based carrier Copa Airlines has officially launched daily nonstop flights between Panama City and San Francisco, Calif. The flights provide a new gateway to Central America and to the …

 And why it needs more prominence By Hugh Riley The emergence of the travel and tourism sector in the Caribbean coincided with a move away from complete reliance on agriculture as the primary money earner. The decline of bananas, sugar, …

 A new St Lucia beer By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia’s Capella Marigot Bay Resort has teamed with chocolatier Cocao Carib and local beer company Antilia Brewing Company to launch its own beer: Capella’s Moon Bay Chocolate Stout. The …

 The right way to make Jamaican sailfish fritters By Nigel SpenceCJ Contributor Jamaicans have a saying: “Yu haffi tek bad tings mek joke…” but I never fully realized the concept until more recently in life when I found myself quoting …

 Maduro’s inaugural visit By the Caribbean Journal staff Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro made his first-ever visit to St Kitts and Nevis this week. The trip included the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the two countries “as symbols of …

 The cruise line returns to Mobile By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Carnival Cruise Line and the City of Mobile, Alabama have announced a year-long series of four- and five-day cruises to Mexico aboard the Carnival Fantasy beginning in fall 2016. Prior to …

 A significant new property in the capital By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Kingston, Jamaica, will welcome a significant new hotel when the Courtyard by Marriott opens later this year. In fact, it’s the first new-construction hotel to come to Jamaica’s capital …