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Caribbean Cigar: Robert Dipano Tastes the Graycliff Silver

 By Robert DipanoCJ 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 Label …

Aman Resorts Is Expanding to the Dominican Republic

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ 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 across …

Hilton Opens Second Property in the Bahamas

 By Robert Di PanoCJ 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 700-island …

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

 By Robert Di PanoOp-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 are …

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 …

“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 DiPanoCJ 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 with …

Island Bites: Stuart’s Conch Stand, Bimini

 Above: Stuart’s Conch Stand in Bimini (all photos by CJ) By Robert DiPanoCJ 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 Conch …

Bimini’s New Cruise Ship Pier Opens

 Above: the new cruise pier in Bimini (all photos by CJ) By Robert DiPanoCJ 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 its …

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 DiPanoCJ 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 the …

Visiting the Bahamian Brewery

 Above: the Bahamian Brewery in Grand Bahama (all photos by CJ) By Robert DiPanoCJ 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 of …

Beach Collector: This Just Might Be the Perfect Bahamian Beach

 By Robert DiPanoCJ 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 of …

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 DiPanoCJ Contributor GRAND BAHAMA — Nestled in a quiet back corner of the resort’s Manor House, the Grand Lucayan’s …

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