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The Caribbean’s Unknown Island

 In Saba, finding the Caribbean island of also  By Alexander Britell SABA – I’ve got a tab at Zanzi Bar. It’s the same Zanzi Bar it’s always been, except now it’s a new bar. A week ago, Luis, a native …

How to Spend a Caribbean Vacation with John Legend and Enrique Iglesias

 A new way to rock in Curaçao By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor It’s just over a month until Curaçao’s North Sea Jazz Festival, so if you haven’t booked a room yet, better hop to it! An option that just crossed our …

McDonald’s Taps Caribbean Star for New “Lovin’” Musical Campaign

 Leslie Grace headlines new ad campaign By the Caribbean Journal staff McDonald’s has tapped a Caribbean music star to headline its new “Lovin’” musical ad campaign. 20-year-old Leslie Grace, a native of The Bronx who is the daughter of a …

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 Searching for 007 at Half Moon, Jamaica By Alexander Britell MONTEGO BAY – This time there is a cigar, and there is rum.  The soft burn of a Romeo y Julieta Short Churchill and some Blackwell, a Jamaican rum with …

 By Alexander Britell What is the culinary capital of the Caribbean? Where is the Mecca of Caribbean food, the singular place that draws foodies and gourmands and adventurers? Where is the epicentre of great Caribbean chefs and great cooking? There …

 Above: lobster on the grill at the Four Seasons Resort Nevis By Alexander Britell NEVIS — There’s fresh lobster and there’s fresh lobster. The latter is the kind where you’re there when it happens — or you know the one …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor TCI Beat Records, the top music label in the TCI, unveiled its musical CD Vending Machine at the Providenciales International Airport earlier this month. The machine holds up to 430 CDs in the racks, with 10 …

 Above: the Condado Plaza Hilton By Dana NilandCJ Contributor San Juan’s Condado Plaza Hilton is introducing Puerto Rico’s first SURFSET surf-inspired fitness classes, the property announced. Guests and groups can take part in the unique workout that delivers the “total …

 Above: US Virgin Islands native Pressure Busspipe By Dana NilandCJ Contributor St.Thomas will host musicians and entertainers for the America’s Paradise USVI Music Festival from July 16 to 19. This year’s slate will include Cedric The Entertainer, Barrington Levy, Destra, Don …

 Above: Ciara By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor If the music lovers in your office are suddenly absent from their desks, they just might be on a flight to St. Kitts, where the annual St. Kitts Music Festival kicks off in …

 Above: kitesurfing in the BVI (Photos: Owen Buggy) By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Saba Rock Resort has announced an exciting new opportunity for thrill-seekers visiting the British Virgin Islands. In addition to a four-night stay in a double-occupancy suite, the special …

 Above: Jacobsen above the top of Necker Island’s Great House By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean’s resident mogul, Richard Branson, is increasingly sharing the goings-on at his private Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands, but his latest release might …

 Above: Deshaies, Guadeloupe (all photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell DESHAIES — Just before noon on a recent trip to Guadeloupe’s Island of Basse-Terre, I saw a rooster walking into a church. At first glance, it seemed the most exciting …

 Above: Rihanna in Cuba By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the Caribbean’s biggest stars has become the latest celebrity to visit Cuba. The native of Barbados visited the island at the end of last week on what was reportedly …

 Above: a Moorings 48-foot catamaran called “Friend Ship” By Alexander Britell IT’S TWO O’CLOCK on Prickly Pear. Lal has just made us some ti’ punches with the last bit of Rhum St James left on the island. It’s not a bottle that will …

 Above: Long Bay Beach Resort in Tortola (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell TORTOLA — There are no crowds. There is just the beach. Not any beach, though. Tortola’s Long Bay is one of the most beautiful in the …

 Above: Jorge Celedon By the Caribbean Journal staff Curacao’s North Sea Jazz festival has, in recent years, become one of the Caribbean’s leading concert festivals. Now, the Dutch Caribbean island is adding another to the mix: Viva La Musica Latina. …

 Above: Palomino Island (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell FAJARDO – This isn’t Puerto Rico. I can see Puerto Rico ahead, its mountains climbing on top of one another, lightly obscured by the recent Sahara haze. But this isn’t …