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BVI Celebrates August Festival

Above: the BVI August Festival By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands’ August Festival is in full swing, from a festival village and hip-shaking soca and classic j’ouverts. The Ira Oliver Skelton Festiville opened on July 26 under […]

Five Caribbean Festivals to Visit in August

There’s always something exciting to do in the Caribbean, and summertime is no exception. Whether you’re looking to party in a frenzied carnival extravaganza or listen to some of the world’s best musicians, next month is full of high-powered events. […]

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Grand Bahama’s Big Restaurant Festival Is Back 

Grand Bahama’s Island Restaurant Fest is back for its second edition this year, bringing together the island’s hottest restaurants for a month of culinary exploration.  More than 10 eateries on Grand Bahama will be participating in the Grand Bahama Island […]

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Nevis’ Culturama Festival Is Back 

The island of Nevis’ greatest cultural festival has made its long-awaited comeback.  Culturama, the two-week cultural event, begins July 21, running through August 7. Culturama made its debut in 1974 as a celebration of Nevisian heritage and indigenous customs.  Today, […]

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Dominica’s Jazz n’ Creole Festival Is Back 

One of the Eastern Caribbean’s top music festivals is making a comeback.  Dominica’s popular Jazz n’ Creole festival will return to the Cabrits National Park on May 1, 2022, following a two-year hiatus amid the pandemic.  This will be the […]

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Barbados’ Crop Over Festival Is Coming Back

Barbados’ endlessly popular Crop Over festival is making a comeback, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The summer festival is set to return this year after a two-year hiatus amid the pandemic.  The unique event typically draws thousands of visitors to the […]

Lineup Set for St Kitts Music Festival

By Dana Niland CJ Contributor The St Kitts Tourism Authority has released the roster of musical artists who will be performing at the 22nd Annual St Kitts Music Festival. The festival will take place from June 27 – July 1, […]

The Caribbean’s Largest Cultural Festival is Set to Launch in Haiti

Major festival coming this month to Haiti By Dana Niland CJ Contributor CARIFESTA, the largest cultural and artistic event in the Caribbean, is launching next week and will run from August 21-30. This is the 12th edition of the festival, […]

These are the Two Big Festivals in Grand Bahama This Summer

Above: Junkanoo By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Two big festivals are being held in Grand Bahama this summer, the Ministry of Tourism announced this week. The Goombay Summer Festival will take place at Grand Bahama’s Taino beach, running from July […]

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The Island of St Kitts Is Seeing “Fantastic Growth” 

From new hotels to new flights to a booming farm-to-table movement, the Eastern Caribbean island of St Kitts is one of the buzziest getaways in the Caribbean right now, poised for a strong summer amid a very competitive Caribbean market.  […]

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Cayman Islands Tourism Is Sizzling

The Cayman Islands is well on track to surpassing the successful tourism numbers it annually received before 2019 when COVID knocked the global travel industry on its back. The Cayman Islands welcomed 1,027,668 visitors in 2022 with 743,394 cruise passengers […]

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What’s Next for Nevis Tourism in 2023?

Tiny Nevis has long been beloved by Caribbean aficionados, drawn to the island for its historic charm, beautiful natural environment and enviable collection of boutique hotels and inns. As the island’s tourism sector emerges from the pandemic, Caribbean Journal caught […]

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Cayman Islands Eclipses Tourism Projections 

The Cayman Islands eclipsed its tourism projections for 2022, buoyed by a sizzling second half after the destination removed its travel health protocols.  Overall, the Cayman Islands reported 284,274 stay over visitors, ahead of the government’s stated goals for the […]

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Curaçao: “Great Momentum” for Tourism Recovery

The Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao reported just under 31,000 stayover visitors in August, according to data from the Curaçao Hotel and Tourism Association.  That represented about 79 percent of the pre-pandemic, August 2019 stay over totals, according to the […]

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Why Barbados Tourism Is Booming: A Conversation With William Griffith

By Guy Britton Few destinations have seen stronger growth over the last four years than Barbados, an island that has long been one of the Caribbean’s Meccas of elegance, luxury and charm. Much of that growth has been thanks to […]

The Perfect Jamaican Seasoned Rice

By Nigel Spence CJ Contributor As we recently celebrated 56 years of Jamaican Independence this month, I think of how proud I am of my heritage. I think of how much we have positively impacted the world in more ways […]

6 Summer Carnivals to Visit in the the Caribbean

By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor Summertime in the Caribbean brings warmer days, the sweetest mangoes, and an array of joyous Carnival celebrations. Whether they’re organized to commemorate independence from Colonial governments; a successful sugarcane harvest; or simply to celebrate […]

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Seaborne Airlines Resuming Antigua Flights

Seaborne Airlines is resuming its nonstop service between San Juan and Antigua, the company announced. The service will launch July 21, with four nonstop roundtrip flights per week. Flights will depart San Juan on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, with […]

Why to Visit Bonaire This Fall

Bonaire is launching its third annual Bonaire Fall Festival: Dive-Dine-Discover program. From mid-August through early November, the Bonaire Fall Festival features a lineup of accommodation packages, unique excursions, underwater and topside adventures and culinary specials. “Maintaining a continuous flow of […]

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Five Events to Check Out in Nevis in 2017

Nevis has released a rundown of activities that visitors will find on the island in 2017. The calendar offers something for travelers seeking active vacations and relaxing getaways alike. First among the festivities is the 16th Bente Weber Memorial Swim […]

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Princess Cruises Launching New Caribbean Voyages

For the first time in four years, Princess Cruises will offer Summer Caribbean cruises including Panama Canal transits in 2018. The 3,192-guest Caribbean Princess returns to sail on a full summer season of voyages ranging from seven-day Eastern and Western […]

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Barbados’ Must-Visit Summer Carnival: Crop Over

What to know about Barbados’ must-visit event: Crop Over By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor Trinidad’s pre-Lenten Carnival is the Caribbean’s most famous festival, but Crop Over, the mid-summer Bajan bacchanal that traditionally marks the end of the sugar cane […]

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Nigel Spence: A Recipe for Chickpea Souse

A different kind of souse recipe By Nigel Spence CJ Contributor Driving around the other evening, this car pulled up beside me at the traffic light.  Even through my closed windows I could feel the vibration of the base pumping […]

The Case for an Eastern Caribbean Ferry

By S Brian Samuel Op-Ed Contributor There’s no cheap travel within the Caribbean. Unlike Greece and other island archipelagos, virtually all travel within the Caribbean is by air. And as we all know, travelling by air within the Caribbean is, […]

10 Music Stars You Can Watch in the Caribbean This Year

The Caribbean is one of the great music exporters in history. But it also manages to attract some great musical talent to come to its many festivals over the course of the year, and 2014 is no different, with high-profile […]

London Celebrates Notting Hill Carnival

Above: the Notting Hill Carnival By the Caribbean Journal staff The Notting Hill Carnival officially began Sunday in London, the 47th edition of one of the world’s most famous Caribbean diaspora festivals. The West London neighbourhood began with a procession […]

Interview with Barbados Minister of Tourism Richard Sealy

Above: Tourism Minister Richard Sealy (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell The Caribbean tourism sector is in a period of change, as the region seeks to emerge from the global downturn. As Caribbean nations like Barbados look to move beyond the […]


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