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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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Caribbean Moment: On the Sand at Baby Beach, Aruba

It’s a tucked-away crescent bay at the very southern tip of Aruba: Baby Beach, a sparkling turquoise beach that’s become one of the island’s most sought-after stretches of sand.  Baby Beach, close to the island’s up-and-coming cultural hotspot of San […]

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Hilton Just Opened Its Newest All-Inclusive Resort in Cancun 

Hilton has officially opened its newest all-inclusive resort in the Caribbean: the Hilton Cancun Mar Caribe in Cancun.  The new Hilton is a rebranding of the former Royal Uno all-inclusive resort, formerly belonging to the Royal Resorts portfolio.  The 540-room […]

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How to Save at This Hotel in Kingston, Jamaica 

It’s the most renowned place to stay in Jamaica’s capital: the Jamaica Pegasus, which is celebrating its 50th year in Kingston.  And now it’s easier than ever to stay there, whether you’re a business traveler or looking for a culture-filled […]

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250-Acre Eleuthera Parcel Lists for $50 Million 

A 250-acre parcel of land on the island of Eleuthera has hit the market for $50 million.  Suzette Darville of Corcoran CA Christie has the listing on the property, which is called Unicorn Cay and set in southern Eleuthera.  This […]

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How the “Aruba Effect” Is Creating Sustained Tourism Growth 

“You leave Aruba as a different person. You’ll see. There’s a normal you, then an Aruba you.” That was the feeling from Luis Perez, a repeat visitor to Aruba, who took part in a recent study the Aruba Tourism Authority […]

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Hilton Is Adding a New All-Inclusive Resort in Cancun

Hilton is on a major all-inclusive expansion push in the Caribbean, centered on one particular destination: the Mexican Caribbean, with new properties from Playa del Carmen to Tulum.  Now, the company is adding another new all-inclusive, having signed a management […]

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This Montego Bay All-Inclusive Has a “Hurricane Guarantee” 

Hurricane season is upon us, and that means, well, a bit of extra monitoring when planning your summer Caribbean trip.  One Montego Bay resort is helping to take a bit of the worry out of the process, with the Caribbean’s […]

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Caribbean Hotel and Resort Investment Summit Kicks Off in Miami

The region’s premier hotel and resort conference has kicked off in Coral Gables, Fla. this week.  The 14th edition of the Caribbean Hotel and Resort Investment Summit is being held this week at the Loews Hotel in the Coral Gables […]

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In Kingston, Jamaica, a New “Urban Oasis”

For decades, the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel has been the most iconic place to stay in the country’s capital of Kingston. As the city grows as a tourism destination, the Pegasus is unveiling a brand-new look, repositioning itself as a new […]

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New Chairman for Antigua Barbuda Tourism Authority 

The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority has named a new chairman of its board of directors.  The organization has announced the appointment of Vernon Jeffers Sr to the role, succeeding Dr Lorraine Raeburn.  Raeburn had served in the role from […]

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The Caribbean Is Leading the Global Travel Rebound 

The Caribbean is leading the global rebound in travel, according to new data from analytics firm ForwardKeys.  International arrivals to the Caribbean for the first two months of 2023 are down by only one percent compared to the same period […]

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A New Vision for the Impact of Caribbean Tourism 

A leading Caribbean tourism official wants to see Caribbean nationals derive more benefits from the tourism industry, leading to greater “generational wealth” for residents of the region. Speaking at the first Global Tourism Resilience Conference, which was held in Kingston, Jamaica last […]

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The 50 Best All-Inclusive Resorts in the Caribbean – 2023

All-inclusive resorts have never been more popular. Major brands around the world have been scrambling to add all-inclusive resorts to their portfolios, a nod to sizzling demand for the all-inclusive concept from travelers. But all-inclusive resorts have also never been […]

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Jamaica Is Hosting a Landmark Global Tourism Resilience Conference 

Jamaica is hosting a first-of-its-kind conference in Kingston next month, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The first-ever Global Tourism Resilience Conference is an initiative of the country’s Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Center at the University of the West Indies […]

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Barbados to Host Caribbean Travel Marketplace in 2023 

The Caribbean’s biggest travel conference is coming to Barbados this spring, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace conference will be held in Barbados May 9-11, 2023.  The annual event, which was held last […]


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