Month: March 2017

Developing Jamaica’s Intellectual Capacity for Growth

 BY DENNIS CHUNGCJ Contributor I recently made the point that the most important asset that Jamaica has is its three million residents, and that it is the underutilization of this asset that has caused us to attain average growth of …

$110 Million Excellence Oyster Bay Breaks Ground in Jamaica

 A major new resort project has broken ground in Jamaica. All-inclusive brand Excellence Group Luxury Hotels and Resorts has broken ground on the Excellence Oyster Bay adults-only resort. The $110 million project is slated to debut in the first half …

Aruba’s New Gelato Spot

 It’s the coolest new spot in Aruba — literally. The Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino has announced the debut of Gelato & Co Cremeria Italiana, a gelateria that is the fifth location to open at a Marriott resort in the …

LATEST NEWS

 Bahamas-born Sammi Starr, Sony Music recording artist, has announced the launch of “#Bahamas, Your Best Picture Deserves My Best Song,” a grassroots social media campaign aiming to share with the world Sammi’s love his country and the sounds of its …

 The head of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association is calling on the region to work together to ensure the Caribbean remains one of the world’s leading destinations. Delivering the keynote at the Annual General Meeting of the U.S. Virgin …

 However you feel about Guatemala’s Rum Zacapa, you have to acknowledge just how much the company has done for rum. Particularly in a United States market where rum is only just now beginning to find its place as a premium …

WestJet Belize

 By GERARD BEST CJ Contributor BELIZE CITY, Belize—In response to a growing incidence of cyber-threats, Belize will host its first national cyber security symposium from April 24 to 27. “We have observed a disturbing rise in threats to critical network …

 It only takes 90-minutes by car to go from the controlled chaos of Cancun to the laid-back languor of Tulum, a sleepy Mexican beach town 80 miles south that has everything you need for the ultimate flip-flop friendly vacation. Spread …

 Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Jade project has completed a three-week dry-dock renovation project. The project included enhancements to every part of the on-board experience, including two brand-new restaurants, two new bars and lounges, updated design and decor and the refurbishment …

 There’s a new luxury hideaway in the heart of Cabo: 1 Hotel & Homes Cabo, set on the 22-acre private residential community called Hacienda. The project is a limited offering of 55 branded luxury “1 Homes,” the first international residences …

All the best beaches in Jamaica.

 Many of the best beaches in Jamaica are either totally hidden or private, tucked away for a special few. But that doesn’t mean you can’t find some of the island’s best beaches for yourself,  too. Because while Jamaica is known …

islands to live on

 Turks and Caicos’ The Sands at Grace Bay resort has completed a $4.5 million upgrade project. The extensive resort refresh includes the updating of guest rooms and enhancements to the resort’s common areas as well as updates to the property’s …

 Vacation services giant Interval International has extended its longstanding agreement with St. Maarten’s Oyster Bay Beach Resort. Under the terms of the exclusive, multi-year agreement, Interval will keep providing membership and vacation exchange services for the resort’s vacation ownership base. …

 By GERARD BEST Forward-thinking network operators in Latin America and the Caribbean are using the Internet’s next-generation protocol, called IPv6, to gain a business edge over their competitors. The upside for customers is better quality of service, and in the …

 It’s one thing for a Caribbean hotel to have a great spa — and the region is blessed with a striking number of world-class spas. But it’s quite another to have such a good spa so as to make the …

St Maarten Anguilla Ferry

 It’s a seafood-loving foodie’s dream. And it’s right in the heart of the Caribbean. This year will be the 10th edition of the annual Festival Del Mar seafood festival in Anguilla, highlighting a range of local delicacies from crayfish to …

 The Caribbean Development Bank has approved a grant of around $231,000 to Grenada for geothermal energy development. The resources–coming from the Global Environment Facility, through the Inter-American Development Bank’s Sustainable Energy Facility–will go towards the planning and implementation of its …

 Regent Seven Seas Cruises is debuting a new wellness program, Seven Seas Wellness, aimed at holistic wellbeing with offerings that nurture the body and mind.   The program, which debuts this summer on Mediterranean sailings aboard Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ …