Month: December 2015

Op-Ed: Caribbean Climate Change: What’s Next?

 By George Nicholson and Nnyeka PrescodOp-Ed Contributors There is rising anxiety amongst island nations as the effects of the continuous warming of the earth become more evident on our physical environment. The negative impacts arising from changes in weather patterns …

A Very Strong Year for Dominican Republic Tourism

 The Caribbean’s biggest tourism market is having another very strong year. The Dominican Republic is reporting an 8.5 percent increase in stayover tourist arrivals so far in 2015, according to data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The country received 4.22 …

The Best Airport Hotels in the Caribbean

 In the Caribbean, an airport hotel means something very, very different than what you’re used to. By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Maybe you’re traveling with little ones; jetting off on a quick getaway; or you’ve already flown across the country …

LATEST NEWS

 Dominica is home to the Caribbean’s greatest hiking trail: the 115-mile-long Waitukubuli Trail. But if you’re not in the mood for a grueling hike, you can try the Waitukubuli By Sea tour at Dominica’s Secret Bay hotel. The boat tour …

 It’s one of the best-kept secrets in the Caribbean: the Grand Case Beach Club, the lovely boutique resort on the edge of the Caribbean’s culinary capital. At twilight, all you hear are the strong laps of the waves and the …

 Delta has launched its newest route: service from Atlanta to the Caribbean coastal city of Cartagena, Colombia. The service will operate thrice weekly, with flights on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. “Delta wants to be the best US airline in Latin America by …

 You can literally roll straight out of bed and into the water at these Caribbean resorts, where the pool is right at your room door. SONESTA OCEAN POINT, ST MAARTEN This new, high-end all-inclusive on the Dutch side has swim-ups …

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Patsy Hale, who sent in this photograph of Tropic of Cancer Beach in Little Exuma in the Bahamas. Did you take a great photo of the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com …

st vincent and the grenadines

 St Vincent and the Grenadines is launching an energy audit of a group of public buildings in the country. The audit is being financed by the Caribbean Development Bank to the tune of $48,500 under the bank’s Sustainable Energy for …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The US and Mexico have signed a landmark aviation agreement, and one major carrier to the Caribbean is praising the deal. JetBlue Airways says it is applauding the United States Department of Transportation on its recent announcement …

 A startup ecosystem in Jamaica By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Start-Up Jamaica, a business incubator/accelerator program, is helping young technology entrepreneurs develop innovative products and services for the local and international markets. SUJ is a five-year public/private partnership between the Government …

 After many hours in the sun, after a few too many ti’ punches, you hear it. There isn’t the traditional Mr. Softee jingle. It’s more of a high-pitched honk, but it gets your attention. And that’s important when you’re trying …

 Two new areas By Dana NilandCJ Contributor St Kitts is looking to go greener, and the country has two new areas of interest: wind and waste-to-energy. St Kitts Minister of Public Infrastructure Ian Liburd said officials have had discussions with …

 The expansion continues By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Delta has significantly expanded its service to the Out Islands of the Bahamas. The carrier launched a new twice-weekly service from Atlanta to Eleuthera and Marsh Harbor, Abaco in the Bahamas. The company …

 Choice Hotels is expanding in the region. The company announced the addition of the Opus Hotel in Georgetown, Guyana to its Ascend Hotel Collection. The 25-room hotel is the 12th in Choice Hotels’ Caribbean portfolio, and becomes the second major …

 The soon-to-open Zemi Beach House in Anguilla has revealed its general manager. Management company Trust Hospitality has appointed Markus Laahanen as GM, who most recently served as general manager of the Tropicalia Resort in the Dominican Republic. Previous stings include …

 Another Marriott changes hands By Alexander Britell Another high-profile Caribbean Marriott hotel has been sold. The Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort has been purchased by Genbar Cayman Company, Ltd, in a deal arranged by CBRE Hotels. CBRE Hotels’ Christian Charre, …

St Maarten winair holidays

 After seeing strong demand for its temporary service, Winair has announced the planned launch of regularly-scheduled service to Dominica’s Canefield Airport. The airport is just five minutes from the center of Dominica’s capital, Roseau, as opposed to the country’s larger …