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New Restoration Plans in the Caribbean’s Oldest City

 It’s the oldest city in the New World, but Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic is constantly reinventing itself. And that energy extends to the city’s historic Colonial Zone, which will soon see another new wave of renovations. The Dominican …

This Caribbean City’s New Hotel-Museum

 It’s the first of its kind in the Dominican Republic’s capital of Santo Domingo: a hotel-museum. The redesigned Hotel Beaterio is the latest addition to one of the gems of the Caribbean’s cultural offering, the Colonial Zone of Santo Domingo. …

Marriott Has Big Plans in This Caribbean City

 Marriott International has its sights set on one of the Caribbean’s hottest hotel development markets: Cartagena, Colombia. The company announced plans to open two new hotels in Cartagena by 2018: the 210-room AC Hotel by Marriott Cartagena, and the 201-room …

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Basseterre

 Is a transformation in the works for the capital of the Caribbean’s smallest country? St Kitts and Nevis is looking to “revitalize” its capital, Basseterre, the country’s government said this week. Work has already begun to resurface the roadways at …

 Above: an Air Canada plane By the Caribbean Journal staff Air Canada saw a 5.7 percent increase in traffic to Latin America and the Caribbean last year, according to newly-released company data. The company totaled 5.14 billion revenue passenger miles …

 Sunwing Vacations will soon be launching weekly direct flights from Ottawa to St Maarten, the carrier announced. The nonstop Monday service will officially launch Dec. 15, the company said. The Toronto-based carrier operates flights across Mexico and the Caribbean, and …

 By Robert DiPanoCJ Contributor The “welcome mat” of Grand Bahama Island, Gold Rock Beach spans for what seems like a quarter mile into the ocean at low tide, the recommended time to visit this beach. The ebb and flow of …

 Above: Robert L Bradshaw International Airport in St Kitts (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Signature Flight Support, a US-based fixed-base operator, is expanding in the Caribbean region. The company announced last week that it had acquired the assets …

 Above: Scilly Cay, Anguilla By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor You have to look hard to find bargains on the pricey Caribbean paradise of Anguilla, but they do exist. Our favorite? The rum punch served up at Scilly Cay, an islet …

 Above: Cartagena’s historic centre (Caribbean Journal photo: KU) By Alexander Britell Santo Domingo. Havana. Kingston. Port-au-Prince. San Juan. These are the cities that are typically mentioned in conversations about the largest Caribbean cities. But there’s another city on the Caribbean …

 Above: Gerald Oriol, Jr., Haiti’s Secretary of State for the Integration of Persons with Disabilities (Photo: James English) By James EnglishCJ Contributor LATE LAST month, the Haitian government and USAID inaugurated Ecole Nationale Edèze Gousse and Lycée Célie Lamour, existing …

 SOMETIMES, small islands aren’t small enough, even in Guadeloupe, an island hopper’s dream come true with five major islands to check out. But the French Caribbean archipelago also has a number of tiny islets dotting the water, the perfect places …

Island Hopping

 You can have a wonderful time anywhere in the Caribbean. But for the more adventurous, why not try some good old-fashioned island hopping? Use one island as a base and try out one, two, three or more islands all within …

 Sure, arriving anywhere in the Caribbean is a romantic experience. The small airport, the palm trees, the ocean in close proximity … it’s always an adventure. But there are certain places in the Caribbean where the arrival is that much …

 WAS ISLAND HOPPING invented for Jost Van Dyke? You might think so. JVD is a place to celebrate – no matter what the occasion or the time of year.  And if you are lucky enough to be on Jost Van …

 Above: Haiti Tourism Minister Stephanie Villedrouin at a meeting in Turks and Caicos By the Caribbean Journal staff While the development of Haiti’s tourism sector is very much in its early stages, there could be a way to jumpstart it …

 They’re the ABC islands — Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao. This Dutch Caribbean enclave at the southern tip of the Caribbean is a beautiful mix of European, Caribbean and international tastes, styles and customs. It’s also home to some beautiful small …

 The Bahamas is doing some fascinating things in the art world. It seems that there’s always a new gallery opening up — you can even find art exhibited in government buildings (through initiatives like the Public Treasury Art Programme). Indeed, …