Month: December 2015

A New Solar Plant in Antigua

 Is there a Caribbean capital of solar? Right now, it might be the Eastern Caribbean, where more and more countries are implementing solar projects. While St Kitts and Nevis has been at the forefront, particularly with its airport solar farm, …

VIDEO: The Best Place to Watch Sunset in Grand Case, St Martin

 Sunset is just different in the Caribbean. Whether you see the green flash or not, it’s just special. And when you’re in Grand Case, St Martin, there’s nowhere better than the aptly-named Sunset Cafe, located at the Grand Case Beach …

Caribbean Places Where You Can Try Your New Year’s Resolutions

 Making your New Year’s resolutions? Us, too! After all, who doesn’t want to be the best version of themselves in 2016? Whether you want to lose weight, save money or just read more, we’ve rounded up some Caribbean places where …

LATEST NEWS

 A new framework By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Earlier this month, 195 countries at COP21 came together to form the Paris Agreement, a treaty to combat climate change and target actions and investment towards a low carbon, resilient, and sustainable future. …

 The Kraken cure By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor If you celebrated New Year’s Eve right, chances are you’ll be feeling a little worse for wear when January 1 rolls around. To make sure you don’t carry that feeling over to …

 Air Force 2 is coming back to the Caribbean. While US President Barack Obama is heading to Hawaii, his vice president is making a high-profile trip to the Caribbean. As he has a number of times in his tenure, US Vice …

 Two months after Hurricane Joaquin devastated Long Island, the southeast Bahamian island is beginning a return to normal operations. A team including Jack Thompson, administrator of the government’s National Recovery and Reconstruction Unit; Captain Stephen Russell; members of the National …

 By Renese JohnsonOp-Ed Contributor It’s been very exciting to see the record-breaking tourism growth that has taken place in Jamaica. According to the Minister of Tourism, Dr Wykeham McNeill, visitation for the first nine months in 2015 has exceeded that of …

 A crowded season By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Over 110,000 cruise passengers have arrived in Grenada during the first three months of the 2015-2015 winter season, spending an estimated total of about $4 million, according to the Grenada Tourism Authority. The …

 Royal Caribbean has unveiled the first renderings of what will be the tallest waterslide on any cruise ship. The Ultimate Abyss, which will be located on the Harmony of the Seas cruise ship, a ship that will span 16 decks …

 Caribbean hotels reported a weak November 2015, according to the latest report from STR. The region’s hotel occupancy fell in November to 67.1 percent, a 1.6 percent drop compared to occupancy in November 2014. For the year, regional hotel occupancy …

 St Martin has a surfeit of great beaches: Orient Bay, the bustling beach, Nettle Bay, the lounging one, Grand Case, the delicious one … it goes on and on. But for sheer beauty, you can’t beat Pinel Island, the tiny islet off …

 You’re just off the cruise ship, off the water taxi from the Port of St Maarten and on the wharf in Great Bay. Or maybe you’ve just finished an afternoon of shopping on Front Street. So what if you’re looking …

 There are so many great cruise ports around the Caribbean, but few of them have a great beach in close proximity. While you can explore in Old San Juan, shop in St Kitts, find your duty free desires in St …

 Dreaming of nights on a tiny rock in the British Virgin Islands By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor It’s only one square-acre, a tiny spit floating in the British Virgin Islands’ North Sound. But Saba Rock is on my list of …

 Trinidad-based Caribbean Airlines has announced the upgrade of its reservations and ticketing system. The company has moved its system to Amadeus technology, it said in a statement. The next phase of the technology shift, which extends to the airline’s airport …

 United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says he is “concerned” over the political situation in Haiti. In a statement this week, Ban said he was concerned about the “growing political uncertainty in Haiti, following the publication of the results of …

 With the increasing culinary might of the Caribbean region, this was not an easy choice. From Anguilla to Puerto Rico, Grand Cayman to St Martin, there are culinary hubs around the Caribbean, places that put a premium on food, where …