Month: September 2015

American Airlines Reports Improvement in Latin America, Caribbean

 Improvement returns By the Caribbean Journal staff After months of decline, American Airlines Group reported positive growth in revenue passenger miles to Latin America and the Caribbean last month. The carrier reported 2.773 billion revenue passenger miles, up 0.2 percent …

A Major New Caribbean Biodiversity Project

 USAID launches initiative By the Caribbean Journal staff The United States Agency for International Development and The Nature Conservancy have launched a major new project aimed at protecting critical marine ecosystems in the Caribbean. USAID launched the $12.5 million Caribbean Marine Biodiversity …

How Jamaica Is Providing Access to Green Tech

 A new project By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has partnered with First Global Bank (FGB) to offer loans to businesses and individuals for the installation of climate-smart technologies in Jamaica. The loans will …

LATEST NEWS

 New appointee by incoming government By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago has another new top tourism official. The country’s new government has appointed Shamfa Cudjoe as its new Minister of Tourism. Cudjoe was most recently assistant director of …

 Another country to implement FATCA By the Caribbean Journal staff St Kitts and Nevis has signed an agreement with the United States to implement the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act. The act, which was enacted by Congress in 2010, requires foreign …

 Journey to Scrub Island By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor A hotel isn’t experienced in isolation. No matter how solicitous the service, plush the perks, or silky the sheets, we never really love a resort just for the resort itself. It’s location, …

 Stars in Cuba By the Caribbean Journal staff Cuba’s continuing to grow as a destination for music stars. And the trend continued this week as a pair of high-profile artists visited the Caribbean island. Following the recent trip to Cuba by Rihanna, …

 New flights to Central America By the Caribbean Journal staff British Airways is adding flights to Costa Rica. The carrier announced plans to launch nonstop flights between London Gatwick and San Jose, Costa Rica beginning May 4, 2016. The flights …

 It’s just a few hundred miles from the Cayman Islands to Cuba. And for years, that’s meant a great deal of Cuban cultural influence in the British Overseas Territory, from music to rum. And it also means that Grand Cayman …

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Gregg Herbert, who sent in this snapshot of the railway at Hermitage Estate on the island of St Kitts. Did you take a great photo of the Caribbean? Send it to …

 Four deals to the Bahamian capital By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor The bad news: Summer’s over. The good news: The Caribbean’s shoulder season is here, bringing big savings between now and the start of high season in December. And to …

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 Why this is the top island for beaches By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon, CJ Travel Editor There are Caribbean destinations that boast of having the most beaches; the best beaches; the longest beaches; beaches perfect for water sports, sunset strolls or even …

 A new kind of stay in Jamaica By the Caribbean Journal staff Island Outpost is offering a new kind of stay in Jamaica. It’s called Pantrepant, and it’s a 2,500-acre farm that has long provided produce to all three Island …

 A new destination By the Caribbean Journal staff Dutch Caribbean carrier InselAir is launching another new destination: Ecuador. The carrier will be launching nonstop flights from Aruba to Quito, beginning Oct. 29. The three-hour flights will operate on Thursdays and …

 A new look through artistic engagement By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s a new kind of art in one Puerto Rican city. Puerto Rican artist Sofia Maldonado is leading a new movement in the territory’s urban space, looking to revitalize …

 Boost for storm-struck island By the Caribbean Journal staff The Turks and Caicos Islands’ cabinet has approved a relief fund of $100,000 to assist with the restoration efforts in Dominica, still in a state of emergency following the effects of …

 A big new airport project in Grand Cayman  By Alexander Britell GRAND CAYMAN — The Cayman Islands will soon have a major new airport terminal in Grand Cayman. The Cayman Islands officially broke ground Thursday on a $55 million terminal expansion project …

 We don’t write about vodka often in these pages — with good reason. But this is an exception. That’s because the Caribbean product we tried this week is rather unique. And it’s also the best vodka made in the Caribbean. …