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Haiti Reaches Deal for Transitional Government

Haiti has reached a deal for a transitional government after President Michel Martelly’s term expired without an elected successor. Under the terms of the agreement, which was reached 22 hours before Martelly’s term expired, Haiti’s Parliament will elect an interim […]

Sanctuary Cap Cana By Alsol Resort Transitioning to Adults-Only

Above: the Sanctuary Cap Cana by Alsol By the Caribbean Journal staff The Sanctuary Cap Cana by Alsol all-inclusive resort in the Dominican Republic is transitioning into an adults-only property. The change will officially begin on Dec. 15, 2015, the […]

US Virgin Islands Governor, Governor-Elect Talk Transition

Above: the talks in Charlotte Amalie on Tuesday By the Caribbean Journal staff US Virgin Islands Governor John de Jongh met Tuesday with Governor-Elect Kenneth Mapp to discuss the ongoing transition of government ahead of Mapp’s inauguration in January. It […]

Dominica Gets Nod From UK For Transition to Caribbean Court of Justice

Above: the Caribbean Court of Justice By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica is moving ahead with its plans to shift its final court of appeal to the Caribbean Court of Justice. Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said Thursday that the […]

Haiti: US, UN “Welcome” Formation of Transitional Electoral Council

Above: Port-au-Prince (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s recent agreement on a transitional college of the Permanent Electoral Council, a move that paves the way for the holding of long-delayed elections, is drawing praise from the United States […]

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A Major New Green Energy Project in Saba 

The Dutch Caribbean island of Saba could soon be producing nearly 90 percent of its energy through renewable sources.  The Saba Electric Company has signed a partnership with RMI on a new project that would consist of solar, battery storage […]

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Virgin Voyages Has a New CEO

Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Voyages has a new chief executive officer, following the retirement of founding CEO Tom McAlpin.  The company’s current president, Normal Saverimuttu, has been named as its new CEO.  McAlpin is transitioning to the role of chairman […]

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This Jamaica All-Inclusive Resort Is Going Adults-Only

A top resort in Negril is making the transition to an adults-only property early next year. The all-inclusive Azul Beach Resort Negril, part of the Karisma Hotels and Resorts portfolio, will become an adults-only resort on Jan. 7, 2024. The […]

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How to Move to St Maarten

St. Maarten and St Martin, Dutch and French sides of one of the Caribbean’s most beloved islands, offer a wealth of investment opportunities — mainly because it’s two countries in one.  But why St. Maarten/St. Martin and not other twin-island destinations?  […]

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This Cancun All-Inclusive Is Adding Three New Eateries 

One of Cancun’s most prominent all-inclusive resorts is embarking on a major expansion of its culinary program: the Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach, which is opening three new restaurants this summer. The all-inclusive resort has transformed a 40,000 square foot […]

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Celebrity Cruises Is Getting a New President

Celebrity Cruises will soon have a new chief executive officer, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The company’s existing President and CEO, Lisa Lutoff-Perllo, is transitioning to Vice Chair for External Affairs at Royal Caribbean Group.  That move will take effect May […]

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How This Aruba Resort Sets the Standard for Sustainability

Growing up on a farm gave Ewald Biemans a love of nature, but it was watching Aruba grow into a global tourist destination drawing millions of visitors each year that spurred him to create arguably the most environmentally responsible resort […]

When Nassau, Bahamas Was the Center of the Music World

Back in Black, AC/DC’s 1980 comeback record, was a spectacular success for the Australian hard rock band, selling more than 50 million copies worldwide to become one of the top-selling albums of all time. But for all of its commercial […]

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Bahamas Tourism Names New Director General 

The Bahamas’ Ministry of Tourism has appointed Latia Duncombe as its new director general.  Duncombe had been serving as the country’s Acting Director General for the last year.  “During the past year, Mrs. Duncombe has brought energetic leadership to our […]

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New Yorkers Are Migrating to This Caribbean Island in Droves

By Joe Pike, Special Contributor to CJI Proximity, specifically a three-hour flight, coupled with the pandemic’s effect on Americans’ desire to have a back-up home to retreat to, has created a trend of New Yorkers moving to one particular Caribbean […]

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Kempinski’s Newest Caribbean Resort Is In Cancun 

Kempinski has added a Cancun resort to its expanding Caribbean portfolio, Caribbean Journal has learned. The Swiss luxury brand, which already has Caribbean hotels in Cuba and Dominica, has taken over management of the former Ritz-Carlton, Cancun.  For now, the […]

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New CEO for Nassau Paradise Island Promotion Board 

Longtime Nassau Paradise Island Promotion Board CEO Fred Lounsberry is retiring.  Lounsberry has announced his planned retirement from the position he has held for the last 17 years.  He is being succeeded by Joy Jibrilu, former Director General of the […]

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Exuma Real Estate Is on the Rise

By Joe Pike, Special Contributor to CJI Timothy Smith, a partner and agent for Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate MCR Bahamas, said the seclusion and safety that private islands offer have made them the perfect place to live during […]

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St Maarten Is Making Travel Easier for Vaccinated Visitors 

St Maarten is making it easier for vaccinated travelers to visit the island.  Beginning Aug. 1, the destination’s Electronic Health Authorization Service, an online registration portal, will give immediate pre-approval for vaccinated travelers once they completely fill out their forms.  […]

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Jamaica’s Round Hill Planning “Rebrand” 

Jamaica’s Round Hill Hotel and Villas is planning a “total rebrand,” according to the property.  The iconic hotel outside of Montego Bay is planning an “upcoming transition and rebrand,” it said, and has hired a new director of sales and […]

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Anguilla Names New Deputy Tourism Director

Anguilla’s tourism board has named a new deputy director, Caribbean Journal has learned.  In her new capacity, Richardson will be predominantly responsible for leading and managing the Anguilla Tourist Board’s internal and external relationships and communications, including procurement, human resources, […]

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How US Virgin Islands Tourism Survived the Pandemic

The pandemic has had a devastating effect on the tourism industry at large, and on the cruise business in particular. As a region largely dependent on the cruise business, the Caribbean took an incredible economic hit. The U.S. Virgin Islands […]

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Ultra-Low-Cost Carrier Swoop Has a New President 

Canadian ultra-low-cost carrier Swoop has a new president.  The company, which is part of the WestJet Group, has announced the appointment of Bob Cummings to the role, which took effect on Monday.  “I am delighted to welcome Bob back to […]

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St Maarten to Waive Testing for All Vaccinated Travelers 

St Maarten is updating its travel protocols on March 1, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The centerpiece of the update will see testing waived for all fully vaccinated travelers.  St Maarten will also waive pre-testing for anyone who has recovered from […]

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Frontier Launches New Miami-Aruba Flights

There’s a new way to get to the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba.  Low-cost carrier Frontier Airlines has kicked off its nonstop service from Miami International Airport to Aruba.  “Our phase of continual and stable recovery is transitioning to a […]

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Barbados Tourism Has a New CEO

Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc has announced the appointment of a new chief executive officer, Caribbean Journal has learned.  BTMI has appointed Jens Thraenhart to the role, effective Nov. 1.  The news comes after Thraenhart was selected from what BTMI said […]

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Carnival Cruise Line Returns to St Maarten

Cruise giant Carnival Cruise Line has made its return to the island of St Maarten.  The company’s Carnival Freedom arrived at Port St Maarten this week, the first Carnival call on the island since the onset of the pandemic — after […]

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26-Room Caribbean Hotel on the Market for $3 Million

By Andrea Perez, Special Contributor to CJI The Palm Garden Hote, located just across the street from beautiful beaches in Christ Church, Barbados is on the real estate market for US$3 million. The 26 room hotel is about 10 minutes’ drive from the International Airport. This story […]


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