Month: September 2015

Jamaica’s Leading Tourism Conference Begins in Montego Bay

 The Jamaica Product Exchange begins By Guy Britton MONTEGO BAY — Jamaica’s leading tourism conference, JAPEX, opened to an enthusiastic crowd Sunday evening at the Montego Bay Convention Centre. This is the 25th edition of JAPEX, which first launched in 1990. At the time, …

Where To Eat The Best Conch Salad in the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos

 The best conch salads in the Caribbean By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Got conch? If you’re in the Bahamas or the Turks and Caicos Islands you definitely should! The scrumptious sea snail, which thrives in the archipelagos’ warm, shallow waters, …

Grenada, China Eye Air Services Agreement

 Closer to pact By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada and China are “pressing ahead with plans to formalize an air services agreement,” Grenada’s government said in a statement. That was announced by Grenada Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell following his …

LATEST NEWS

 DOJ approves deal By the Caribbean Journal staff Expedia has completed its acquisition of Orbitz Worldwide, a deal that represents an enterprise value of $1.6 billion. The deal is the latest significant acquisition for Expedia, which also acquired Travelocity at …

 A new hotel executive in St Lucia By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The BodyHoliday has appointed Atanas Botev as its new General Manager. In his new capacity as GM he will be responsible for leading the management and development of all …

 A major new entry By the Caribbean Journal staff A top luxury brand is coming to Jamaica. Apple Leisure Group’s AMResorts announced this week that it was planning to open a new Zoëtry Wellness & Spa Resort to Montego Bay. …

 It’s the little corner of the Dutch side of St Maarten known for the famous Sunset bar, the Sonesta resort and the Casino Royale. But hidden on the main street in the neighbourhood of Maho is Gio’s, a top-grade gelateria …

 A new Hyatt Place By the Caribbean Journal staff Hyatt Hotels has announced the opening of a new hotel in Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras. The 126-room property is the first Hyatt Place hotel in the country. It’s part of …

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Heidi Monge, who sent in this snapshot of a sea turtle near Carlisle Beach in Barbados. Do you have a great photo of the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com with CPOTW …

 Eman’s latest green push in Aruba By the Caribbean Journal staff Aruba has been on a major green push in recent years, with a high-profile plan for 100 percent green energy by 2020, by far the most ambitious public-sector project …

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 Why you need to visit Fowl Cay By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor As Caribbean resorts go, Fowl Cay is ne plus ultra. What better way to describe this 50-acre private-island resort where everything – and we mean everything – is …

 By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon, CJ Travel Editor JOST VAN DYKE – Believe the hype. The Painkiller, the much-lauded punch they’ve been serving at Jost Van Dyke’s Soggy Dollar Bar since the seventies, is as good as you’ve heard. Maybe even better. …

 Asu on the Beach set for debut By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Alexandra Resort is set to open a new beachfront restaurant in early October. The restaurant is to be named Asú on the Beach, which means “sunset” in Taino, …

 New hire at soon-to-open Riviera Maya hotel By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Thompson Playa Del Carmen, which will open in Riviera Maya this fall, has named Julian Smaldoni as its General Manager. In his capacity as general manager, Smaldoni will oversee …

 One night in the French Caribbean By Alexander Britell MARIGOT —Just the hum of a generator and the distant chirp of a coqui frog. This was low season in Marigot, that forgotten Caribbean capital often overshadowed by its cruise hub neighbor, …

 A wonderful eatery in Grand Case By Alexander Britell SAINT MARTIN — It’s hard to find a bad meal on Grand Case Boulevard. In fact, it’s just about impossible. The question, then, is where to eat, whether at the waterfront …

 From Cayman to the UK By Dana NilandCJ Contributor A nineteen year-old Caribbean student is on her way to university in the United Kingdom, thanks in part to a scholarship from Comfort Suites Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman. Amy …

 Regional carrier relaunches flights By Dana NilandCJ Contributor LIAT will resume flights to and from Dominica’s Douglas-Charles Airport beginning Friday, September 18, the airline said in a statement. LIAT was forced to suspend its services to Dominica on August 27 …