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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: 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 …

 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, …

 Santo Domingo made our list of the top 10 cities for food in the Caribbean, and any visit to the Dominican Republic’s capital will make it abundantly clear why. Here’s a list of six terrific places to chow down in …

 People go to the Caribbean for all kinds of reasons — many of which we’ve written about. But there is another kind of traveler — the one who seeks adventure not just on the beach or in the water, but in …

 Above: Port of Spain, Trinidad Every Caribbean island has its share of great eateries. But if you’re visiting a Caribbean destination solely for food, you generally like to have a high concentration of restaurants all within a short radius. So …

 We like the beach, the culture, the food. But sometimes going to the Caribbean is really just an excuse to go shopping. And whether you’re stopping in port or on a long vacation, you’ll find everything you want to buy …