Month: May 2017

Antigua Looking to Increase Foreign Direct Investment

 Antigua and Barbuda has launched a major new effort to ramp up foreign direct investment to the twin-island country, specifically in the services sector, according to Investment and Tourism Minister Asot Michael. The announcement came during Michael’s recent presentation at …

Scrub Island Adds Four New Villas

 The Scrub Island private-island resort in the British Virgin Islands has added four new villas to its portfolio. The new villa estates range from two to six bedrooms and from 3,000 to 6,000 interior square feet. “In addition to our …

Sandals Buying St. Lucia Golf Club

 Sandals Resorts International is buying the Saint Lucia Golf Club, the company announced Wednesday. The only 18-hole golf course on the island, the par-71 Saint Lucia Golf Club is set on St. Lucia’s northern tip with 6,829 yards of green …

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 By some estimates, when Cuba transitions to a market-oriented economy and resolves its various disputes with the U.S., the island nation will require more than $50 billion of investment to modernize its economy. Recent improvements in U.S.-Cuba relations have opened …

 Barbados boasts some of the best golf options in the Caribbean, and now one resort on the island is looking to create the perfect golf getaway. Elegant Hotels Group’s Turtle Beach Barbados all inclusive will be offering complimentary rounds of golf beginning …

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 Apple Vacations has added new flights to its Exclusive Vacation Flight charter program out of Lansing, Michigan. The company will operate nonstop flights from Lansing to Cancun, Punta Cana and Jamaica starting Dec. 23. The Cancun flights will operate on …

 Canadian pension investment manager PSP Investments and Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste have acquired a combined 50 percent interest in Aerostar Airport Holdings LLC, which manages the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Aerostar has operated the …

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 Norwegian is expanding its flight service to the French Caribbean island of Martinique, Caribbean Journal has learned. The low-cost carrier is increasing its seasonal air service from 3 to 4 nonstop flights between New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport and …

 There’s a new music festival to visit in the Caribbean this summer: Roots and Soul. The artist is dedicated to musicians “setting new trends” in genres including reggae, conscious hip-hop, Afro-punk and R&B, with concerts accompanied by master classes and …

 The Dream Hotel Group is coming to the Caribbean. The hotel brand has announced plans to open two Dominican Republic hotels in the coming years, including The Time Dominican Republic and Unscripted Dominican Republic. The Time, which will be the …

 There’s another great new spot to dive in the Bimini archipelago of the Bahamas. The Bimini Scuba Center has sunk four vessels of various sizes and styles off of North Bimini, creating a future artificial reef and shipwreck site for …

 The Caribbean real estate market continues to heat up, from luxe villas in St. Barts to penthouses in San Juan. But there’s one Caribbean real estate listing that tops them all: Palazzate, the mega-manse in Barbados that’s currently the Caribbean’s most …

 Canadian carrier WestJet has appointed a new CEO for its regional airline, WestJet Encore. The company has tapped Charles Duncan to lead it. “Charles is a proven leader with extensive experience in operations, commercial and general management for global airlines,” …

 The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism has named St. Croix chef Ralph Motta as its newest Culinary Ambassador. The department announced that the executive chef of Motta Cuisine will represent the U.S. Virgin Islands at various in-market activations and …

 There’s a new hotspot in San Juan. The El San Juan Hotel in Puerto Rico’s capital has opened the new El San Juan Beach Club this weekend. The new beach club on Isla Verde beach transforms the outdoor environment of …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Divided between the territories of St Vincent in the north and Grenada in the south, 32 enchanting islands (only nine of which are inhabited) are strung like pearls in a sapphire sea. These Grenadines, as …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor They call it Bahama blue. But really, is should be Bahama blues, because the sapphire seas that wash this corner of the Caribbean can’t be described in a single word – simply because they aren’t …

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Heather Flynn, who sent in this spectacular photograph in Toucari Bay, Dominica. “One of the most magical places I’ve traveled to in the Caribbean,” she tells us. Have you taken a …