Month: March 2017

Antigua Sailing week

Antigua Sailing Week Keeps Growing

 Demand continues to rise for this year’s 50th edition of Antigua Sailing Week. The number of vessels registered to compete has grown to 141 this year, with more entries coming in, according to organizers. “At this time last year we …

Construction Begins on First Virgin Voyages Ships

 Richard Branson’s new Virgin Voyages cruise brand has officially launched construction of its new ships. Virgin Voyages President and CEO Tom McAlpin joined shipbuilder Fincantieri team members for a ceremony this week to cut the first piece of steel for …

Barbados to Host Caribbean Tech Event

 The thirteenth regional meeting of the Caribbean Network Operators Group, or CaribNOG, will take place in Barbados from April 18 to 19, 2017. CaribNOG is the region’s first volunteer-based community of network engineers, computer security experts and tech aficionados. “At …

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Dominican Republic Vacation

 It’s not a surprise that the Dominican Republic says it “has it all.” Because the diverse Caribbean nation has something for everyone, whether you want to gorge on gourmet delicacies, scale waterfalls or discover its pre- and post-colonial history; take …

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 Airbnb’s Caribbean growth continues. The home-sharing travel giant has signed another agreement with a Caribbean tourism destination, this time the island of Anguilla. The memorandum of understanding aims to “promote the island as a premier Caribbean destination, with a unique …

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 Vacation Express is returning its nonstop flights from Houston to Punta Cana this summer. The flights will depart from Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport and Punta Cana International Airport each Friday between May 26 and August 4. “Travelers in the …

 The long-awaited Baha Mar resort project in the Bahamas has finally gotten its certificate of occupancy. Bahamas Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Perry Christie called the handing over of the Certificate of Occupancy for Baha Mar resort an “important …

 One of the most exciting urban redevelopment projects in the Caribbean recent memory has broken ground in Nassau. The Pointe, the $200 million project in downtown Nassau, has officially broken ground on a seven-acre waterfront site. The project will include a …

 LIAT is adding new flights between Grenada and Barbados. The carrier has restored its daily early-morning service from Grenada to Barbados, which had been withdrawn late last year. The service will relaunch on June 15; LIAT will also be adding …

 Luxury small-ship cruise line Silversea has announced its newest hire. The company has appointed Barbara Staiger as vice president of strategic partners; she will report to Christian Sierralta, vice president of national accounts and Latin America. “Barbara’s knowledge of the …

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 Cayman Airways has officially launched its new service to the island of Roatan in Honduras. The service is operating twice weekly between Grand Cayman and Roatan on Boeing 737 aircraft. Cayman already operates year-round flights from Grand Cayman to La …

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 Following the success of Aruba’s Happiness Conference last year, the island has announced plans on a “brand partnership” with the United Nations-sanctioned International Day of Happiness aimed at inspiring acts of happiness worldwide. Aruba is the first nation to formally …

 Uber’s motorbike-ridesharing service UberMoto has come to the Caribbean. The platform has officially launched operations in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, offering a new option for Dominicans and travelers looking to beat urban traffic. “With the arrival of UberMoto, …

 Air carrier Norwegian is seeing surging traffic, according to the low-cost carrier’s latest report. The company, which last year launched major new flights to Guadeloupe and Martinique, saw an increase of 12 percent in passenger growth last month, with a …

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 After months of very strong growth, Southwest Airlines saw positive but slower traffic growth in February, according to the company’s latest numbers. Southwest reported that it flew 8.7 billion revenue passenger miles in February, an increase of 1.1 percent from …

 Norwegian Cruise Line has added a new “escape room” style experience to the company’s four newest ships. It’s called Escape the Big Top, and it sees guests experience “the magic of an escape room with a twist, as they put …

 Leading scholars from Florida and Jamaica convened at the University of Miami School of Law this past week for a high-level discussion on Jamaica’s ongoing crime problem. The panel discussion, convened by Caribbean law expert and University of Miami Adjunct …

Jamaica Development

 And what Jamaica can learn from Antigua and Barbuda By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor Every time we come around to this time of the year — when we debate the budget, I swear that the arguments for and against are the same. …