Month: December 2015

VIDEO: Hiking to Trafalgar Falls, Dominica

 Why see one waterfall when you can see a pair of them? And we’ve brought the feeling of hiking to Dominica’s Trafalgar Falls right to you. So here’s the experience of reaching the stunning vistas of Trafalgar Falls, one of Dominica’s …

The Best Resort in Curaçao

 The best large resort in Curaçao By Guy Britton Some resorts are more than resorts. They deserve a better description. They are so distinct, so complete or so removed from the expected that they become destinations themselves. They become places. The …

VIDEO: What It’s Like to Snorkel in Champagne in the Caribbean

 It’s one of the wonders of the Caribbean — how subterranean volcanic activity creates the feeling of snorkeling in champagne in the waters off of the island’s southern coast. It’s called Champagne Reef, and it’s the most exciting dive site …

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 A Caribbean Christmas Tree Made From Bamboo By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Oh, Christmas tree! We’re merry impressed with this inventive Caribbean riff on the traditional fir tree in the lobby of the Hyatt Regency Trinidad in Port-Of-Spain. The show-stopping, …

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Lars Karlsson, who sent in this snapshot of Rio Nuevo Beach in Jamaica. Have you taken a great photo of the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com with CPOTW in the subject …

 You might say the whole island of Dominica is a secret. But even for a place as mysterious and enchanting as the Nature Island, Tibay Beach is exotic. This is one of the two beaches that call the Secret Bay …

 What’s the best Caribbean country to live in? Right now, it’s the Bahamas, according to the 2015 edition of the United Nations Human Development report. The report, which first launched 25 years ago, aims to explore development not using economic …

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 A new managing director Governor Peter Beckingham has appointed Niguel Streete as the next Managing Director of the Financial Services Commission, in accordance with the recommendation of the commission’s board. Streete brings over 20 years of experience in financial sector …

 Barbados has signed a pair of agreements with the Inter-American Development Bank for $10 million in loan financing. The funding will finance a programmed aimed at strengthening “human and social development” on the island, according to a government statement. Barbados …

 The Caribbean’s most wine-friendly hotel has a special twist By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor It looks like it’s going to be a very merry Christmas in Nassau, where the Christmas tree at the venerable hotel and restaurant Graycliff, is made …

 A new approach By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor The World Bank recently released a paper called “Jamaica Economic Update Fall 2015”, in which it gave an update on the Jamaican economy and spoke to the necessity to achieve higher levels of …

 One&Only Resorts has a new president. Parent company Kerzner International Holdings, Limited has appointed Philippe Zuber as One&Only’s new president and chief operating officer. Zuber’s tenure began on Dec. 1. Zuber will lead the “strategic development” of the brand, the …

 An emissions push By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Tiny Bermuda got some serious praise at the recent Paris climate talks. Donal Smith , founder and CEO of Bermuda Emissions Control, Ltd, delivered an address at the COP21 Climate Change Conference in …

 A brewed take on the traditional Christmas drink By Dana NilandCJ Contributor St Lucia’s first and only craft brewery, Antillia Brewing Company, has launched a special seasonal offering, Sorrel & Spice Christmas Ale, available now at the brewery in Rodney …

 A new initiative IGY Marinas is launching a new community service initiative in 2016. The project, “Inspire Giving through You” will focus on community-based endeavors at the very destinations and communities where the company operates its marinas. “As an important …

 The Buck Stops Ici By Alexander Britell MARTINIQUE — Burst onto the scene in 2008, new, exciting, unprecedented. Now, a part of history. I’m talking, of course, about a seafood restaurant in Sainte Luce, Martinique, the one that shares its name …

 Southwest Airlines is expanding in the Caribbean Basin, the company announced this week. The carrier said it would begin offering daily flights between Los Angeles and Liberia, Costa Rica in April 2016. “This new link for our Customers in the …

 Where to eat on the Caribbean’s Emerald Isle By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor You haven’t been to Montserrat if you haven’t been to Ziggys. Just ask Britain’s Princess Anne and Hollywood star Danny Glover, two of the celebrities who have …