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Bill Clinton Helps Launch Solar Projects in St Thomas, St John

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Former United States President Bill Clinton has launched three new green energy projects in St Thomas. Clinton was in St Thomas this week, joined by Bloomberg co-founder Tom Secunda and officials from Expedia Group to …

Southwest Airlines Adds New Daily Flight to Havana

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Fast-expanding Southwest Airlines has added another daily flight to the Caribbean. The carrier has officially launched a third daily nonstop flight between Fort Lauderdale and Havana, Cuba. Southwest now operates a total of three daily …

Windstar Cruises Taps New VP of Marketing

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Small-ship cruise line Windstar Cruises has tapped Mary Beth Wressell as the company’s new vice president of marketing and PR, the company announced. Wressell will oversee brand communications and partnerships for the line, which has …

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 By Alexander Britell It was the first rhum agricole I had ever tried. And, instantly, rum was never the same. I was at a dinner at the Royal Riviera hotel in Saint Jean Cap Ferrat in 2006, when the waiter …

 By Nigel SpenceCJ Contributor As we recently celebrated 56 years of Jamaican Independence this month, I think of how proud I am of my heritage. I think of how much we have positively impacted the world in more ways than …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Radisson Hotel Group has announced a new appointment to lead its Americas regional marketing strategy. Radisson has tapped Catherine Higgins Whiteside as its new vice president of marketing in the Americas. In the role, Higgins …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Deb Dauenhauer, who sent in this stunning shot of sunset at the Sapphire Beach Resort Marina in St Thomas. “Once in a lifetime photo, will probably …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff WestJet is adding more Caribbean options from Toronto this coming winter season, according to a new statement from the carrier. The company will be adding extra flights from Toronto to Caribbean destinations including Kingston, Jamaica, …

 By Alexander Britell Ever since I first tried the old Rhum Depaz VSOP, the one that came in the dark wine-style bottle, I was hooked. It was a great value rhum agricole, eminently drinkable but with serious complexity. It was …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor A beach cabana at night? That’s the idea from the Westin Grand Cayman, which has launched a new program called the Stargazing Cabana. The new service for the hotel’s new oceanfront beach cabanas lets guests spend …

riu all-inclusive caribbean

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Spanish hotel giant Riu is adding yet another all-inclusive in the wider Caribbean region, this time in the Costa Mujeres area about 11 miles north of Cancun. The new Riu Palace Costa Mujeres is set …

Private Island Grenadines

 By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s one of the Caribbean’s most intoxicating destinations: St Vincent the Grenadines, the collection of green-hilled islands and cays at the edge of the Southern Caribbean. It’s a place that has long been a favorite …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the Dominican Republic’s top all-inclusive options is reopening this fall, Caribbean Journal has learned. The adults-only Sanctuary Cap Cana is slated to reopen this fall following what the property termed “extensive enhancements.” The …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff International Airlines Group’s startup low-cost carrier is expanding again to the Caribbean. Earlier this month, LEVEL launched new flights from Paris Orly to Guadeloupe, while next month the carrier will be launching new flights from …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Ultra-luxe cruise line Regent Seven Seas is expanding its Cuba cruises in a big way. The line’s new Seven Seas Splendor ship will make a splash in its inaugural year, sailing a total of nine …

beaches negril

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The all-inclusive Beaches Negril in Jamaica has announced the launch of a new range of both rooms and suites. The family-friendly resort on Seven Mile Beach has added a total of eight new room and …

dominican republic hotels

 The Dominican Republic is more than just Punta Cana. But knowing where to go — and where to stay — is another matter. That’s because the country is filled with mini-destinations, from the antique charm of Santo Domingo’s  Colonial Zone …

Dominican Republic

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic’s hotel construction pipeline continues to grow, according to the latest report from hotel analytics firm STR. There are now 4,447 hotel rooms in construction in the Dominican Republic, representing about 6.3 percent …