Month: September 2017

Celebrity Edge Will Have a Hip “Meeting Place” For Events

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Celebrity is readying the debut of its new Celebrity Edge ship, and the company has announced a major new amenity: a state-of-the-art meeting space. It’s called The Meeting Place, and the 1,970-square-foot venue is a …

Caribbean’s Largest Tech Park Breaks Ground in Jamaica

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A major new technology park project has broken ground in Kingston, a $30 million project called 58HWT. The project by Stanley Motta Limited will be anchored by what will be the largest business process outsourcing …

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Adults-Only Breathless Resort Opens in Montego Bay

 By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a new adults-only resort in Jamaica: Breathless Montego Bay Resort and Spa. The latest new all-inclusive property for Apple Leisure Group subsidiary AMResorts held its officially ribbon cutting this week during the JAPEX Jamaica …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Anne Campbell, who sent in this lovely shot of Hillsborough Beach on the Grenadian island of Carriacou. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Coral Gardens resort in Turks and Caicos has announced plans to reopen Monday, Oct. 16. The Providenciales-area property said it had “fared quite well with minimal damage” consisting of unearthed palm trees and a …

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 By Alexander Britell Tradewind Aviation has  announced that its flights to Nevis would resume on Dec. 15 out of both San Juan and Antigua, with the carrier planning to “go long” on Nevis. Tradewind co-owner David Zipkin told Caribbean Journal …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean’s food festival circuit has only been growing in recent years, but one festival has regularly drawn the biggest names: the Cayman Islands’ Cayman Cookout, now celebrating its 10th anniversary. This year’s festival, which …

Atlantis Paradise Island

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Atlantis Paradise Island resort has a new president. The Bahamas’ flagship resort has named Audrey Oswell as its new president and managing director, the property announced. Oswell had been serving as the resort’s Chief …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The increasingly popular Caribbean destination of Martinique is looking to expand and upgrade its airport. The Aime Cesaire Airport Authority has presented plans for its new airport extension project, which will nearly double the size …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the world’s greatest chefs is heading to the Dominican Republic this November for a major culinary event. The Eden Roc at Cap Cana resort in the Dominican Republic is launching a “Thomas Keller …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean island of Puerto Rico was battered by Hurricane Maria, and the island now faces a humanitarian crisis. Much of the island is still without power, while water and food are increasingly scarce and …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff In another positive step in the Virgin Islands’ recovery, ferry service resumed Thursday between the US Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands, according to a statement from the British Virgin Islands tourist board. The …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Another top Turks and Caicos resort is opening its doors in the wake of Irma and Maria. The Gansevoort Turks and Caicos will reopen for the fall and winter season on Oct. 5. The property …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada’s venerable Spice Island Beach Resort reopens Sept. 29 following several enhancement projects, the property announced. The upgrades came during Spice Island’s annual off-season closure. The changes are highlighted by the addition of a new …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Jamaican destination of Montego Bay saw big growth in the first half of 2017, according to the latest data from travel giant Expedia. Montego Bay saw nearly 20 percent growth in the first half, …

 By Alexander Britell It isn’t always easy finding a great Cuban cigar in the Caribbean. That’s why you’re always best off heading for an official Habanos Point or Casa del Habano, those officially licensed by Habanos. But in Montego Bay, …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff In a significant boost for the hard-hit island of St Thomas, the Cyril E. King Airport is set to reopen on Thursday for commercial flights. The announcement was made by US Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Nevis is open for business is usual after the passage of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, tourism officials said this week. “We are incredibly thankful that Nevis has had no structural damage as a result of both …