Month: February 2016

A Landmark Solar Project Is Coming to St Lucia

 A major installation By Dana NIlandCJ Contributor In May 2016, Government House in St. Lucia will showcase the country’s renewable energy transition with the installation of a 10-kilowatt solar photovoltaic system, which could save the government thousands of dollars in …

Jamaica Election Results: Opposition Jamaica Labour Party Wins Vote

 Jamaica’s Opposition Jamaica Labour Party claimed victory in the country’s general elections on Thursday, according to preliminary results. In what was a very close race, the JLP took 33 of the 63 seats contested, ending five years of rule by …

bimini

VIDEO: This Is One Very Good Reason to Visit Bimini

 There’s clear water and then there’s Bimini clear – this is the latter. And it’s one very good reason to visit Bimini in the Bahamas. We’ve been writing and publishing a lot of footage about Bimini of late, particularly its …

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 Sure, there are great beaches all around the Caribbean. But it’s hard to argue against the proposition that Aruba has just about the best collection of white-sand beaches there is in the Caribbean, from remote patches of sand like Baby …

 It’s a bold, daring new restaurant — and it’s in a Caribbean all-inclusive resort. It’s called Frida Kahlo by Alquimia, and it’s the newest restaurant at the Playacar Palace resort in Playa del Carmen. The restaurant is the first of …

grenada laluna

 Grenada is hosting one of the Caribbean’s major international music festivals in April: the first-ever Pure Grenada Music Festival. The festival, which runs April 5-10, will features local and international artists from Angelique Kidjo to Joss Stone to Steele Pulse, among others. …

sunrise airways

 Haiti’s Sunrise Airways has announced the expansion of its fleet with a new ATR 42-320 aircraft. The company said it would accept delivery in late February 2016. “Bringing an ATR into the Sunrise fold represents a bright new beginning for our …

 Got your sights set on St Lucia? We don’t blame you. It’s been said that St Lucia is the “Helen of the West Indies,” and it’s hard to argue: St Lucia’s lush landscape, from its famous Pitons to its lush …

 Air France has added a new aircraft to its regional network in the Caribbean. The French carrier has added a new Airbus A320 with 168 seats, 12 business and 156 economy. The new plane has a completely redesigned seat for …

anguilla

 Anguilla reported a total of 73,232 tourist arrivals in 2015, according to the latest numbers from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. That represented a 3.3 percent increase compared to the year before, buoyed by a 4.4 percent improvement during last year’s …

el blok

 Puerto Rico has seen an improvement in its hotel stock in recent years, according to Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla. Last year, Puerto Rico added about 500 hotel rooms to its offerings, according to the Governor, with a 73 percent overall …

 Chopped win propels Jamaican chef into spotlight By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Move over, Usain Bolt; there’s another Jamaican in the spotlight. This time it’s Kingston-born, New York city-based chef Andre Fowles, who competed on this week’s episode of the Food …

 A new head chef in Nevis By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Nevis’ Montpelier Plantation & Beach hotel has appointed Cristian Bassi as the resort’s new executive chef. “Chef Bassi has excelled in prominent kitchens from Italy to Egypt and distinguished himself …

antigua airport solar

 In what is a pioneering project, Antigua will be inaugurating a new 3 megawatt solar power plant this week — at its international airport. The solar energy installation at VC Bird International Airport includes more than 12,000 photovoltaic panels, developed and …

 Carnival Cruise Line is planning a significant renovation to its Carnival Magic cruise ship. The ship will be undergoing a multimillion-dollar dry dock renovation that will include the addition of several bars and restaurants. The two-week dry dock, which began …

bimini sands

 The Bimini Sands – it’s the best hotel on South Bimini and one of the better dive resorts in the Bahamas – home to a great marina and a robust dive operation. But it’s also home to a pair of …

 If you drive along the main road in North Bimini, you’ll see conch shack after conch shack, veritable PhDs in conchology making the island’s specialty, conch salad. But if you turn off the road into Chef Pierre’s place in Bailey …

 Your own trip to Hamilton’s home island By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Sure, you could spend $1,500 on a ticket to the Broadway hit and recent GRAMMY winning play, “Hamilton.” Or you could invest just a little bit more on …