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Taste of Cayman Is Making a Big Comeback

The popular Taste of Cayman Food and Drink Festival is making its long-awaited post-pandemic comeback in Grand Cayman, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The festival, which is being held May 13 at Grand Cayman’s Camana Bay, has added a pair of […]

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The Caribbean’s Top Chocolate Festival Is Back

The Caribbean’s premier chocolate festival is back again for its 10th edition this year.  The Grenada Chocolate Festival, which first started in 2014, will be running from May 16 to 23, celebrating the rich culture and history of chocolate production […]

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Jay Penske Developing Private Island Resort Project in The Bahamas

By Joe Pike, Special Contributor to CJU Media mogul Jay Penske is developing a luxury resort project in The Bahamas.  This story is part of Caribbean Journal Invest, the authority on Caribbean hotel, real estate and tourism business news. Join […]

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The 23 Best Caribbean Islands to Visit in 2023

Can you believe it has been nearly three years since the world changed? In that span, the destinations of the Caribbean have undergone a tumultuous, frantic, whirring upheaval, one that turned from total static to what is today an abundant, […]

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Jamaica Just Removed All Testing Rules for Travelers

Jamaica has officially eliminated all pre-arrival testing rules for travelers.  International visitors to Jamaica are no longer required to present a negative antigen or PCR test before their trip to the island.  Additionally, Jamaica has ended its mandate to wear […]

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Jamaica Moved to Lowest CDC Advisory Level 

Jamaica has been moved to the CDC’s lowest CDC travel advisory level.  The US-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has downgraded the country to a Level 1 designation; countries with that classification have low cases of Covid-19.  “A Level […]

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Visiting Jamaica Just Got Even Easier 

It’s easier than ever to visit the island of Jamaica, Caribbean Journal has learned.  Beginning March 1, 2022, Jamaica will no longer require visitors to complete a Travel Authorization form.  It’s “one less hurdle for travelers to Jamaica” the Jamaica […]

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CJI Conversation: Best Western CEO Larry Cuculic on the Caribbean Market

By Guy Britton Larry Cuculic took over as the newest chief executive officer of Best Western Hotels and Resorts towards the end of 2021, overseeing a company that is in the midst of a broad expansion push in the Caribbean […]

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Bermuda Adding Booster Requirement for Most Travelers 

Bermuda will soon be requiring booster shots for travelers who received their second vaccine dose more than six months ago.  The island is requiring “up-to-date vaccination status,” meaning travelers who received their second vaccine dose more than six months ago […]

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The 10 Best Snorkeling Destinations in the Caribbean

By any measure, it’s one of the most popular activities for travelers to the Caribbean: snorkeling. And it’s not hard to see why: it’s accessible, easy to do, and a tremendous way to experience the natural beauty of the Caribbean.  […]

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Turks and Caicos’ New Travel Rules

Turks and Caicos has announce an update to its travel protocols, Caribbean Journal has learned.  All travelers now need to present a negative PCR or antigen test result taken and received within three days before travel.  The new rules take […]

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Antigua and Barbuda’s Tourism Vaccination Push

Antigua and Barbuda has undertaken a strong vaccination push in the tourism sector, with more than 60 percent of all tourism employees in the country now vaccinated. Second dose vaccinations are now underway for more than 3,500 employees in the […]

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CDC: Antigua and Barbuda Among World’s Safest Destinations

Antigua and Barbuda has continued its model tourism reopening with a new designation by the US CDC as a “low-risk” destination.  Antigua and Barbuda has been moved to Level 1, the lowest risk level, in the most recent travel advisory […]

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Tourism Minister Anthony Mahler on What’s Fueling Belize’s Hotel Boom

By Joe Pike, Special Contributor to CJI Caribbean Journal Invest (CJI) recently chatted with Belize’s new minister of tourism to find out what the destination offers to hotel investors, as the Belize hotel pipeline continues to boom — most recently […]

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Nespresso Launches Jamaica Blue Mountain Edition

Nestle’s Nespresso brand has launched its first-ever Jamaica Blue Mountain edition, Caribbean Journal has learned. The new launch of the Caribbean’s most celebrated coffee is a limited edition release, according to the company.  “Jamaica’s Blue Mountains — steep slopes, volcanic […]

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The Bahamas’ Cape Eleuthera Resort Is Reopening

Cape Eleuthera, the signature resort on the southern end of Eleuthera, is reopening in December, Caribbean Journal has learned. The property will officially relaunch for guests on Dec. 18, General Manager Chris Morris confirmed. The property has received the Bahamian […]

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Rum Journal: A Stunner from the Dominican Republic

As the rum category has grown in recent years, so, too has the number of what we like to call “aftermarket” rums — that is, rums brought from the Caribbean and bottled or branded somewhere else — sometimes losing a bit […]

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How Citizenship by Investment Is Fueling Caribbean Hotel and Real Estate Development

By Joe Pike, Special Contributor Citizenship by investment programs, which confer citizenship for buyers who meet a certain investment threshold, have been quietly fueling a surge in resort and real estate developments across the Caribbean. At the forefront of that […]

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Balearia Relaunches Ferries from Florida to The Bahamas

Balearia Caribbean has relaunched its ferry service from Fort Lauderdale to The Bahamas.  The South Florida-based company runs ferry services from Port Everglades to Bahamian destinations including Bimini and Freeport.  The company will be offering three sailing services a week, […]

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Anguilla Now Has “No Cases” of COVID-19

The island of Anguilla has officially been declared “COVID-19” free.  The World Health Organization has categorized the Caribbean island as having “no cases,” an improvement from a previous designation of “sporadic cases” by the global body. Anguilla’s borders remain closed […]

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Puerto Rico Says Tourism “Open for Business” After Earthquakes

Puerto Rico tourism officials say the destination is “open for business” in the wake of last week’s massive earthquakes on the island.  “Discover Puerto Rico is assuring the traveling public that Puerto Rico is open and is receiving visitors,” the […]

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Rum Journal: A Vibrant New Rum From Guadeloupe’s Longueteau

While Guadeloupe’s lovely rhum agricole still largely tends to live in the shadow of its kindred spirits in Martinique, one of the French Caribbean department’s rum brands has been working to change that: Rhum Longueteau.  The Sainte-Marie product has been […]

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Barbados’s New Year-Round JetBlue Flights

By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Barbados is getting a boost from New York City-based airline JetBlue. JetBlue is expanding its weekly nonstop Saturday service from Newark Liberty to Barbados to year-round service, Caribbean Journal has learned. The extension of service […]

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The Caribbean’s First “Blue” Destination

By Dana Niland CJ Contributor It’s always been known for its blue, but now Bonaire is making it official. Bonaire, long one of the Caribbean’s top destinations for snorkeling and diving, is developing a multifaceted public private partnership program that […]

Sports Tourism Gets a Boost in the U.S. Virgin Islands

The U.S. Virgin Islands is now an approved destination to host National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I teams. In addition to hosting basketball, volleyball and swimming events, the territory can facilitate the participation of soccer, lacrosse and other NCAA-sponsored sports […]

Rum Journal: Martinique’s Rhum A1710 La Perle

By Alexander Britell On an island like Martinique, one with an immense tradition of rummaking and the world’s only AOC designation for rum, a new distillery isn’t very common. That’s what made it so wonderful to see last year’s debut […]

The Caribbean’s Newest Blue Flag Beaches

A group of beaches in the Dominican Republic are the latest to receive Blue Flag certification. The three main beaches in the destination of La Romana have received the title: Dominicus, Bayahibe and Minitas, with the designation including the Casa […]

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A New Heritage Site in St. Kitts

St. Kitts’ famous Black Rocks area is about to get a major facelift — and a designation as a national heritage site. The country has submitted the proposal for a “substantial upgrade” of the site, given its historical, educational and […]


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