Month: September 2017

Hurricane Irma Heads for the Caribbean

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The now-Category 5 Hurricane Irma was set to make landfall in the Caribbean on Tuesday as islands across the northern Caribbean braced for impact. The storm was about 270 miles east of Antigua at 8 …

Southwest Gets First Boeing 737 MAX 8

 Southwest Airlines has officially taken delivery of its newest aircraft: its first Boeing 737 MAX 8. Southwest is the first airline in the United States to receive the 737 MAX, planning to take delivery of eight more MAX planes in …

Caribbean History: Remembering ANR Robinson

 By David P. RoweCJ Contributor One of the Caribbean’s political giants of the 20th century was Arthur Napoleon Raymond Robinson, a lawyer, statesman and patriot who survived the violent attempted coup in Trinidad. Robinson was born on the island of …

LATEST NEWS

 Caribbean Airlines has canceled its flights on Thursday, Sept. 6 to St Maarten. The carrier has canceled its Port-of-Spain-St Maarten flight and its Kingston to St Maarten flight, due to the path of Hurricane Irma. Travelers who have booked tickets …

 Regional carrier Winair has canceled all of its flights on Tuesday Sept. 5 and Wednesday Sept. 6 due to the imminent passing of Hurricane Irma in the northeastern Caribbean. The company said it hoped to restart “limited services” on Thursday, …

hard rock santo domingo

 Hard Rock International has promoted Andrew Nasskau to be its new vice president of operations development, the company announced in a release. Nasskau had been serving as area vice president of operations, responsible for management, operations and preopening of Hard …

 There’s a new leader in the Caribbean cruise industry: Windstar Cruises. The luxury small-ship cruise line has taken home Caribbean Journal’s 2017 Readers’ Choice Award as the Best Caribbean Cruise Line. The award is the result of surveys of Caribbean …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Fast-growing Haiti-based airline Sunrise Airways is launching new nonstop flights between Miami and Port-au-Prince. Sunrise will also be launching service between Orlando and Port-au-Prince, with both routes beginning service on Oct. 17. Flights from Miami …

 Virgin Atlantic has jus raised the bar with its new Wi-Fi update: a global offering that even includes flights from Europe to the Caribbean. Virgin is now the first airline in Europe to offer Wi-Fi across its entire fleet, meaning …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor There are small hotels and then there are really small hotels; petit boutiques with five rooms or fewer, where you’re welcomed like family but treated like a visiting dignitary. In the Caribbean (as in the …

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Wayne Robinson, who sent in this stunning shot of sunset in Oranjestad, Aruba. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com with CPOTW in the subject …

 It’s the end of the fall in Anguilla, which means many properties shut their doors for the season. One hotel is unique, though: the luxe Zemi Beach House, which is open year round. It’s something that effectively turns Anguilla into …

new port canaveral terminal

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Design work has begun on the major new cruise terminal at Florida’s Port Canaveral. The Canaveral Port Authority has contracted with CH2M Engineering to provide the waterside design, engineering and support services for the Cruise …

stonefield estate

 By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon, CJ Travel Editor St. Lucia’s Stonefield Estate has announced its rebranding as a health and wellness retreat, unveiling several new amenities in line with its new mission. The 17-villa boutique hotel on the island’s southwest coast will …