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Caribbean Cigar: Robert Dipano Tastes the Graycliff Silver

By Robert Dipano CJ Contributor GRAYCLIFF’S master Cuban torcedores and expanded cigar rolling operations have catapulted the Bahamian brand to the forefront of the luxury cigar market. And Caribbean Cigar was lucky enough to get its hands on Graycliff’s Silver […]

Aman Resorts Is Expanding to the Dominican Republic

By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor Aman Resorts has announced the launch of its second Caribbean resort, Amanera, scheduled to debut in the Dominican Republic during the fourth quarter of 2015. Overlooking Playa Grande beach on 2,000 acres that stretch […]

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Hilton Opens Second Property in the Bahamas

By Robert Di Pano CJ Contributor BIMINI — A major new hotel has opened its doors in the Bahamas. Hilton at Resorts World Bimini held its grand opening this weekend, a highly-anticipated debut that brings a cutting-edge hotel to the […]

Op-Ed: David Smith’s Bid for Parole: A Test for Turks and Caicos

By Robert Di Pano Op-Ed Contributor IT WOULD BE in the best interest of the Turks and Caicos Islands from an enforcement standpoint to deny convicted Caribbean Ponzi schemer David Smith’s application for parole. The Governor and Parole Board members […]

Inside David Smith’s OLINT Sentence

By Robert Di Pano United States authorities are now seeking restitution and asset forfeiture from failed OLINT Ponzi schemer David Smith after his 30-year prison sentence for wire fraud and money laundering was announced Aug. 11. US Federal District Court […]

David Smith Gets 30 Years in Prison

By Robert Di Pano Caribbean Ponzi schemer David Smith, whose OLINT scheme defrauded investors across Florida and the Caribbean out of over $220 million, has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison in the United States by Judge Mary […]

OLINT Investors Await Smith Sentencing

Above: Federal District Court in Orlando, Fla. By Robert Di Pano David Smith, the mastermind behind the Caribbean-based Olint Ponzi Scheme that bilked investors out of over $220 million, will be sentenced Aug. 11 in United States District Court in […]

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The 15 Best Adults Only Resorts to Visit in the Caribbean in 2023

Adults only resorts are the perfect accommodations for those looking to get intimate in a more serene, tranquil setting than larger, family-friendly resorts can sometimes offer. With a range of dramatic landscapes from unspoiled beaches to cliffs and rainforests , […]

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A New Ultra-Luxe Villa at Puerto Rico’s St Regis Bahia Beach

There’s a new way to experience one of Puerto Rico’s top luxury resorts.  It’s called Casa Estancias, and it’s a new beachfront estate at the St Regis Bahia Beach Resort.  Set to open in November, the estate has a total […]

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Grenada’s Kimpton Kawana Bay Breaks Ground on Final Phase

The Kimpton Kawana Bay project in Grenada has broken ground on its final phase, Caribbean Journal Invest has learned. The final phase of the residential resort includes 12 more suites and studios to the main Kiawah building. Kawana Bay, set […]

“The Future of Grand Bahama is Bright”

Above: Grand Bahama (CJ Photo – Robert Dipano) By the Caribbean Journal staff Bahamas Prime Minister Perry Christie recently addressed the Grand Bahama Business Outlook, vowing that the island had a strong future. Citing increased tourism numbers and a half-billion-dollar […]

Suite Spot: The Grand Lucayan Resort

By Robert DiPano CJ Contributor GRAND BAHAMA — The motto here is “what you want, whenever you want it.” Whether you desire hot chocolate sauce on your conch fritters, swim-up frozen cocktails, or a wedding with a few hundred people […]

Island Bites: Stuart’s Conch Stand, Bimini

Above: Stuart’s Conch Stand in Bimini (all photos by CJ) By Robert DiPano CJ Contributor BIMINI — It is no secret that Bimini’s waters are abundant with seafood, delighting local sport fishermen and foodies alike. Fabian Stuart, owner of Stuart’s […]

Bimini’s New Cruise Ship Pier Opens

Above: the new cruise pier in Bimini (all photos by CJ) By Robert DiPano CJ Contributor BIMINI — There’s a new gateway to the Bahamian island of Bimini. Resorts World Bimini’s Superfast cruise ship service made its first official visit to […]

Six Fun Things to Do in Grand Bahama

By Robert DiPano CJ Contributor GRAND BAHAMA — The island of Grand Bahama offers beautiful scenery, beautiful beaches and ideal settings for good, old-fashioned Caribbean relaxation. But if you’re feeling adventurous and want to get out and explore the island, […]

Rum Journal: Is This the Best Bahama Mama in the Bahamas?

By Robert DiPano CJ Contributor GRAND BAHAMA — It’s the signature Bahamian cocktail: the Bahama Mama. While you can find this drink in just about any bar across the 700 islands of the Bahamas, we happened upon the Garden of […]

Visiting the Bahamian Brewery

Above: the Bahamian Brewery in Grand Bahama (all photos by CJ) By Robert DiPano CJ Contributor FREEPORT — No trip to Grand Bahama Island would be complete without a tour of Freeport’s own Bahamian Brewery and Beverage Company, the maker […]

Beach Collector: This Just Might Be the Perfect Bahamian Beach

By Robert DiPano CJ Contributor The “welcome mat” of Grand Bahama Island, Gold Rock Beach spans for what seems like a quarter mile into the ocean at low tide, the recommended time to visit this beach. The ebb and flow […]

Caribbean Cigar: A Secret Cigar Lounge in Grand Bahama

Above: the Havana Cay cigar bar and lounge at the Grand Lucayan in Grand Bahama (All photos by CJ) By Robert DiPano CJ Contributor GRAND BAHAMA — Nestled in a quiet back corner of the resort’s Manor House, the Grand […]


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