Month: April 2017

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These Are the Best Caribbean Countries to Live In

 The United Nations Development Programme has released the latest edition of its Human Development Index, it’s periodic  ranking that effectively names the best countries in the world to live in. The index is based on a number of factors, including …

JetBlue Changing New York-Curaçao Flight Schedule

 JetBlue Airways is adjusting its flight schedule to the Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao. Beginning June 19, travelers can fly from New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport to Curaçao’s Hato International Airport every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. That’s a change …

Tradewind Aviation Expands Fleet

 Tradewind Aviation, which operates luxury flights around the Caribbean region, has expanded its fleet. The carrier has added three new Pilatus PC-12 aircraft to its fleet for a total of 21 aircraft in the Tradewind-operated fleet. With hubs in San …

LATEST NEWS

 The Caribbean Tourism Organization is looking to deepen its relationship with the Middle East’s largest tour operator. The Barbados-based regional tourism development agency is meeting this week with Emirates Holidays at the Arabian Travel Market to build on the relationship …

 Atlantis Paradise Island is set to complete its major renovation project in July, the property announced this week. The projects include a complete renovation of the Coral Towers and a “fully transformed” Marina Village. “We’ve taken a step back to …

 The Dominican Republic is the Caribbean’s fastest-growing economy, according to the latest updated projections from the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean. The Dominican Republic’s Gross Domestic Product is projected to grow by 5.3 percent this …

 Solmar Group Is Expanding with two new Cabo San Lucas resorts. The company has announced two new luxury resorts in Los Cabos, both of which will be part of Rancho San Lucas, an 834-acre oceanfront real estate and resort development. …

 The Baha Mar is planning its long-awaited debut for late May. The first phase of the reimagined project will be the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar on Nassau’s Cable Beach, which will be bookable for stays beginning May 29. The resort …

 This June, The Marley Family, Island Records and UMe will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Bob Marley & the Wailers’ classic Exodus album. The band’s ninth studio album was released on June 3, 1977, featuring a new backing band, and …

 If you love rum, it’s like that Guyana’s El Dorado rum has a prominent place in your cabinet. This robust, renowned marque has long produced some of the Caribbean’s best, most flavorful rums, owning up to Guyana’s proud rum (and …

American

 American Airlines Group is continuing to show a traffic decline in Latin America and the Caribbean. The carrier reported 2.574 billion revenue passenger miles in March, a 4.8 percent decline compared to the same month in 2016. Available seat miles …

 The results are in from this year’s RumXP rum jury at the Miami Rum Festival, and the winners include some established names and some new faces. Barbados’ Mount Gay XO took home the top crown, winning best in class for …

 What’s being billed as the world’s first off-the-grid sustainable island destination has officially launched off the coast of Eleuthera in the Bahamas. It’s called STAR Island Bahamas, with STAR short for Sustainable Terrain and Resources, and it held its grand …

 One of the Caribbean’s greenest hotels is even greener. The British Virgin Islands’ Cooper Island Beach Club boutique hotel now has more than 270 photovoltaic solar panels powering the resort. That has saved over 875,000 lbs of carbon emissions to …

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Peter Klein, who sent in this lovely shot of the beach on Little Water Cay, also known as Iguana Island, in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Have you taken a great …

 It’s not just swimming pigs. While the Bahamas is famous for its maritime pigs in the Exumas archipelago, they aren’t the only animals that take to the sea. The Bahamas even has swimming dogs. Watch Dolly, the most popular dog …

Hermitage Cat Island

 Perched atop the highest point of land in the entire Bahamas sits one of the most amazing and curious structures you will ever see in the Caribbean. This is The Hermitage on Cat Island Bahamas; a church, a place of refuge and …

 The Caribbean’s newest Margaritaville has opened its doors. Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Beach Resort Grand Cayman has welcomed its first guests with a soft opening on Seven Mile Beach. “Select” guest rooms are now open at the property, according to a release, …