Curacao

S&P Raises Curacao Outlook to Stable

 Above: Curacao By the Caribbean Journal staff Standard & Poor’s has affirmed its ratings on the government of Curacao and raised the island’s outlook to stable from negative, the New York-based ratings agency announced. Curacao’s government has “A-” and “A-2” …

Usher, Marc Anthony to Headline Curacao North Sea Jazz Festival

 Above: last year’s festival By the Caribbean Journal staff Music stars Usher and Marc Anthony will be headlining the 2013 Curacao North Sea Jazz Festival. The two will be joined by a roster including The Roots, Diana Ross, Luis Miguel, …

Taste of the Caribbean: Bringing Curacao’s Cuisine to Miami

 Above: Carlos Anthonij By Alexander Britell For Carlos Anthonij, the love of food began at a young age. Anthonij, a native of Curacao, drew his passion from following his grandmother, who worked for years as a dishwasher in kitchens across …

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 The Caribbean has some very famous beaches: Grand Anse in Grenada, Seven Mile Beach in Cayman, Isla Verde in San Juan — and they’re all deserving of the fame. But the Caribbean is also full of beautiful lesser-known beaches, the …

 Above: New Prime Minister Ivar Asjes By the Caribbean Journal staff Ivar Asjes will lead a new government in Curacao, following his swearing-in last week. Asjes succeeds Daniel Hodge as Prime Minister, who had been serving on a provisional basis …

 Above: St Maarten By the Caribbean Journal staff Dutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans continued his Caribbean tour with a visit to St Maarten last week and a meeting with Prime Minister Sarah Wescot Williams. Timmermans, who has visited Aruba, Curacao …

 IT’S NOT OFTEN you can stay inside a UNESCO World Heritage site — but at the Kura Hulanda Resorts in Curacao, you can do just that. The Dutch colonial property, comprised of a hotel and a lodge & beach club, …

 Above: the Santa Barbara Beach and Golf Resort By the Caribbean Journal staff The Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort in Curacao has joined the portfolio of Associated Luxury Hotels International, the property announced this week. The resort, formerly a …

 Let’s be honest — if you want to go diving, it’s the Caribbean or bust. Whether it’s the unmatched sea life, easy access to dive sites or the sheer brilliance of the waters of the Caribbean Sea, the region is …

 Above: the Santa Barbara Beach Resort By the Caribbean Journal staff Benchmark Hospitality International has appointed Philippe Eversdijk as the general manager of the Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, COO Greg Champion announced Wednesday. Eversdijk comes to the 35-room …

 Above: Helmin Wiels (Photo: Pueblo Soberano) By the Caribbean Journal staff Helmin Wiels, a lawyer and leader of the popular Pueblo Soberano political party in Curacao, was assassinated on Sunday afternoon. Wiels, an outspoken supporter of independence and crusader against …

 Above: Andrelton Simmons The Caribbean’s supreme baseball talent was on full display last month at the World Baseball Classic, when the global tournament’s final game pitted two Caribbean teams against each other: Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. And while …

 Above: Yara Bar at the Amanyara Turks and Caicos (Photo: Aman Resorts) WE KNOW the Caribbean has the world’s best beach bars, but it’s also home to some exceptional hotel bars — some are well-known, and others are well-kept secrets. …