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Exploring San Nicolas, Aruba’s Next Culture Capital

By Alexander Britell SAN NICOLAS — The Aruba Rum Shop has been here on Route 1 for almost eight decades, since the beginning of the oil refinery, when a small bottle of rum was precisely what you needed at the […]

Sleek New UNICO Hotel Opens Doors in Mexico

A sleek new hotel has opened its doors on the Caribbean coast of Mexico, and it’s got a secret: it’s an adults only all inclusive. It’s called UNICO 20°87° Riviera Maya, and it’s one of the most exciting all inclusives […]

Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro Makes First Visit to St Kitts and Nevis

Maduro’s inaugural visit By the Caribbean Journal staff Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro made his first-ever visit to St Kitts and Nevis this week. The trip included the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the two countries “as symbols of […]

Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro to Visit Trinidad and Tobago

Above: Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro By the Caribbean Journal staff Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro is visiting Trinidad and Tobago this week. The visit comes after an invitation extended by Trinidad Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar after the CELAC summit in Costa […]

Guerda Nicolas: Building a Cohesive Caribbean Through Psychology

By Guerda Nicolas CJ Contributor With its theme of “Caribbean Psychology: Unmasking the Past and Claiming Our Future”, the Caribbean Alliance of National Psychological Associations (CANPA) in partnership with Suriname Association of Psychologists and Special Educators (SVPO) hosted close to […]

Interview With Jamaica Tourist Board Director Paul Pennicook

Above: Paul Pennicook (CJ Photo) By Guy Britton MONTEGO BAY — Paul Pennicook returned to the Jamaica Tourism Board in July as the country’s Director of Tourism for the second time — this time with more experience and a new […]

Guerda Nicolas: In Haiti, Community Healing Through Performance Art

By Guerda Nicolas CJ Contributor As Haiti marks 210 years of independence, in the face of continual challenges from the massive earthquake in 2010, in the historical region of Arcahaie Haiti (often referred to as the mother of Haiti), there […]

Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro, in Guyana, Vows to Strengthen Ties

Above: Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro By the Caribbean Journal staff Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro made his first official visit to Guyana on Saturday, vowing to deepen cooperation between the South American neighbours. Maduro held talks with his Guyanese counterpart, Donald […]

Cuba’s Fidel Castro Meets With Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro

Above: the meeting between Castro and Maduro (Photo: GC) By the Caribbean Journal staff Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro met with former Cuban leader Fidel Casro this weekend during Cuba’s ceremonies to mark the 60th anniversary of the beginning of the […]

Guerda Nicolas: Haiti’s “Resilience” and Mental Health

By Guerda Nicolas CJ Contributor FOLLOWING THE AFTERMATH of the 2010 earthquake, some of the news headlines read “Haitians Resilient Despite Disasters” or “Haitians Resilient Amid Destruction.” Haiti has experienced a longstanding history of significant issues with environmental calamites, poverty, […]

Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro Wins Presidential Election

Above: President-Elect Nicolas Maduro (UN Photo/Lou Rouse) By the Caribbean Journal staff Acting President Nicolas Maduro has won Venezuela’s presidential election by a narrow margin, according to preliminary results from the country’s National Electoral Council. Maduro, who was the hand-picked […]

Guerda Nicolas: Enhancing the Mental Health Work Force in Haiti

By Guerda Nicolas CJ Contributor Since the Jan. 12, 2010 earthquake, the Boston-based Haitian Mental Health (HMH) Network has collaborated with several organizations in the US and Haiti to create a Capacity Building Initiative in International Mental Health (CBI-IMH). The […]

Professor Guerda Nicolas on “Social Networks” and the Haitian Support System

By Alexander Britell University of Miami Professor Guerda Nicolas’ new book, Social Networks and the Mental Health of Haitian Immigrants, takes a look at the mental and psychological issues Haitians face in entering new communities in the United States – […]

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How Aruba Keeps Making Travelers “Happy” 

Those beaches. The kitesurfing. The art galleries. The chef’s tables. The boutique hotels. The happy.  There’s a reason, after all, why Aruba is more popular than ever. Of course, if you come here, you know it’s not just one reason.  […]

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A Massive New All-Inclusive Resort Just Opened in Cancun

Maybe you know the Hard Rock Punta Cana. Or the UNICO Riviera Maya. Or the Nobu in Los Cabos.  Now the company behind some of the region’s most popular resorts has opened another new destination: AVA.  The all-inclusive AVA Resort […]

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A New Secrets All-Inclusive Is Coming to Aruba Next Year 

The long-awaited debut of Secrets’ first Dutch Caribbean resort is planned for next year, Caribbean Journal has confirmed.  The new Secrets Bay Beach Aruba, which has been in development for years, is expected to open in 2025, according to parent […]

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Aruba Tourism Is Sizzling Right Now

From the cultural renaissance in San Nicolas to the emergent energy of downtown Oranjestad, Aruba has never been hotter.  The Dutch Caribbean island has been one of the most popular destinations in the hemisphere since the pandemic, and that continues […]

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A Major New Hotel Is Coming to Saint Martin 

A major new hotel is opening next year on the island of Saint Martin, Caribbean Journal Invest has learned.  To access this content, subscribe now. Caribbean Travel Advisor provides 24-7 Caribbean content and news for travel agents and travel insiders. […]

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Jamaica Just Hosted the Largest Caribbean Travel Marketplace Ever

Jamaica’s hosting of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s flagship event, the 42nd annual Caribbean Travel Marketplace The event brought to the island 1,200 delegates from 45 countries. “We’re very pleased with the response from our suppliers and buyers alike, […]

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In Montego Bay, Envisioning a New Caribbean Tourism Landscape 

The upcoming Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Organization’s Caribbean Travel Forum will envision a “new tourism landscape” for the region.  This year’s forum, the third annual edition of the event, will be held to kick off the CHTA’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace […]

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The Caribbean’s Most Exciting New Rooftop Bar Is In Antigua 

Sipping on an ice-cold Negroni on a warm Caribbean afternoon, peering out at the super yachts in the Caribbean Sea, a DJ set bumping in the background. This is precisely the purpose of the Caribbean’s newest (and most exciting) rooftop […]

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The Best Beaches in Aruba, From Crystal-Clear Water to Sublime Snorkeling Spots

You can travel across the Caribbean and back again and find it hard to find a more beautiful collection of beaches than the ones you get on the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba. The destination is known for its beaches, […]

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How Travelers Can Save Right Now at This New-Look Jamaica Hotel 

From a revamped poolsacpe to a transformed aesthetic, Kingston’s venerable Courtleigh Hotel and Suites has entirely new look — and now the popular Jamaica hotel is launching a special way for travelers to save.  The Courtleigh has unveiled a new “book […]

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Jamaica Says Visitors Arrivals Are Booming 

Total visitor arrivals to Jamaica — including the combination of air and cruise passengers — topped 4 million last year, a new record for the Caribbean island, according to local tourism officials.  The country’s 4.1 million visitors represented a 16 […]

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A Massive New All-Inclusive Resort Is Coming to Cancun This Summer

One of the largest hotels in the Caribbean is set to open its doors in the Mexican hotspot of Cancun, with the planned debut of the 1,743-room AVA Resort Cancun. The property, the latest by the AIC Hotel Group, whose […]

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Caribbean’s Top Hotel Investment Conference Returning to Miami 

The Caribbean’s premier hotel investment conference is returning again to Miami this April.  CHRIS, the Caribbean Hotel and Resort Investment Summit, will run from April 22-23 at the Loews Coral Gables Hotel.  The event has more than 450 registered delegates, […]

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This Kingston, Jamaica Hotel Just Completed a $2M Renovation 

One of Kingston’s top hotels has just completed a significant renovation and rebranding, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The Courtleigh Hotel and Suites has finished a $2 million renovation program, one that began in December 2022.  The project included upgrades to […]


Saint Lucia’s Sanovnik Destang Named President of Caribbean Hotel Association

Sanovnik Destang, executive director of Saint Lucia’s Bay Gardens Resorts, has been named president-elect of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association.  Destang, a former winner of Caribbean Hotelier of the Year in the Caribbean Travel Awards, will lead the 500-member […]


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