Month: September 2015

Why Seven Top Chefs are Coming to This Caribbean Island

 Festival readies for second edition By Dana NilandCJ Contributor St. Barth will host its second annual Taste of St Barth Gourmet Festival this November 5 – 8. The event, themed around the island’s French traditions, will bring seven Michelin-rated guest …

British Virgin Islands Set for Food Fete

 Another way to taste the archipelago By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The second annual BVI Food Fete, a month-long cultural culinary event, returns to the archipelago this November, offering visitors a one-of-a-kind dining experience as they island-hop around the BVI. The …

Turks and Caicos Opens London Office

 A new portal for the TCI By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Turks and Caicos Islands Government has officially launched operations of its London Office. The new branch is an extension of the territory’s Office of the Premier, and will henceforth …

LATEST NEWS

 Sandcastle Pointe on the market By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Set upon an acre of seaside land, just a short walk from Shoal Bay East, is Sandcastle Point. This 7,000 square-foot, four-bedroom property exudes luxury in an environment of privacy, and …

 CJ’s top luxury all-inclusive By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Grand Velas Riviera Maya on Mexico’s Caribbean Coast has appointed Natalie Smith as its East Coast Sales Representative. In her new role, Smith will take on the responsibility of overseeing the …

 Our inaugural Underwater Caribbean photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Taylormarie Martin, who took this snapshot at the Stingray City attraction in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. Do you have a great underwater photo of the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com …

 The word “affordable” means so many different things to so many different travelers. That’s why with our newest “Affordable Caribbean” list, we decided to start with a price point, making it as helpful as possible for CJ readers. While prices can …

 A different kind of island, a different kind of people By Alexander Britell CAYMAN BRAC — There is a large corner of the Cayman Brac Museum dedicated to ’32. That was the year that everything changed, when the great storm …

 A new partnership By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Four Seasons Resort Nevis has launched a new strategic partnership with YU Lounge, offering guests the option to bookend their stay with a private, personalized arrival and departure experience at Robert L Bradshaw …

 A boost on the way By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Antigua and Barbuda is projecting growth for the upcoming winter season, with a six percent increase in cruise ship calls for the 2015-2016 period. The announcement follows Antigua and Barbuda’s participation …

 New focus on the island’s ecosystem By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Bats and whales and snakes; Oh my! Visitors to Saba will have a chance to experience all three all in October, when the tiny Dutch-Caribbean island celebrates Environmental Awareness …

 A new hire for Spanish travel giant By the Caribbean Journal staff Melia Hotels and Resorts has named Dimitris Kosvogiannis as general manager of its soon-to-open Melia Braco Village resort in Jamaica. The 226-room, colonial-design resort is slated to open …

 Relief to take center stage By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Citing the devastation of Tropical Storm Erika, the Government of Dominica has cancelled its annual World Creole Music Festival. The island’s private sector is organizing a series of relief concerts that …

 A major new Caribbean film hub By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Is Antigua the new Caribbean Hollywood? Golden Island Filmworks, an independent feature film finance and production company, has closed on a $125 million equity financing agreement with the government of …

 A new program to target vulnerable hospitals By the Caribbean Journal staff A new project by the Pan American Health Organization is promoting “safe, green and smart” hospitals in the Caribbean. Nearly seven out of every 10 hospitals in Latin …

 A major lawsuit By the Caribbean Journal staff The US Virgin Islands government is suing the Hess Corporation for shuttering the HOVENSA refinery in 2012, Governor Kenneth Mapp announced Monday. According to a complaint filed in Superior Court, the USVI is …

 A new project with Japan By the Caribbean Journal staff A new project in Barbados is adding solar power to some of the country’s primary schools. The island’s government has partnered with Japan, with $121,818 in funding helping to procure …

 New options on the way By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Belle Mont Farm on Kittitian Hill has announced several new offerings for its planned reopening Nov. 1. The St Kitts resort development will reveal some new luxury accommodations and new dining …