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Jewel Grande, a Major New All Inclusive Resort in Jamaica

 By Alexander Britell A game-changing resort has opened its doors in Jamaica. Set on a private cove in the heart of Montego Bay, the beautiful Jewel Grande Montego Bay Resort & Spa officially debuted this week as a new kind …

Puerto Rico’s Verdanza to Reopen in October

 By the Caribbean Journal staff As Puerto Rico works to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Maria, one hotel on the island has already announced its reopening date. The Verdanza Hotel, a member of Preferred Hotels and Resorts’ Lifestyle Collection, …

Cayman Islands “Fully Open For Business”

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Western Caribbean was untouched by this month’s major hurricanes, and the Cayman Islands is reminding travelers that it is “fully open for business.” “The Cayman Islands is fortunate to provide all travelers, including any …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Fast-growing Haiti-based airline Sunrise Airways has continued its fleet expansion with a new Boeing 737. The 168-seat aircraft is being acquired through a wet lease agreement with Czech Republic-based Travel Service. Sunrise will deploy the …

 By Alexander Britell “I don’t want people to play golf while they’re in Jamaica,” Donnie Dawson says. “I want people to come to Jamaica to play golf.” While for years destinations like the Dominican Republic have been at the forefront …

 By Guy Britton ATLANTA — The Caribbean was well represented at one of the longest running and largest travel agent educational events of the year last week: Delta Vacations University, which took place at the Georgia International Convention Center and showcased …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff American Airlines has resumed its flight service to the Turks and Caicos Islands, the carrier announced in a release. Flights to Providenciales resumed on Saturday, Sept. 23, according to the company, with flights from both …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Norwegian Escape will be shifting its Eastern Caribbean itineraries to the Western Caribbean for the remainder of 2017, Norwegian Cruise Line announced. The changes come after the passage of Hurricane Maria and Irma impacted destinations …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Delta has resumed its full schedule of flights to the Dominican Republic, the carrier announced in a statement Sunday. That included flights to Punta Cana, Santo Domingo and Santiago. The Dominican Republic’s tourism hub of …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The highly anticipated Park Hyatt St Kitts is “still on track” for a November 2017 opening, the property said in a statement. The news comes after the passage of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, which largely …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of the United Arab Emirates has announced the gift of $10 million to Caribbean nations and territories that were impacted by recent severe hurricanes. “The UAE is honored to stand by our friends …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The island of St Barth was pummeled by Hurricane Irma, but it’s making a strong recovery so far, according to initial reports. One hotel calls it “St Barth 2.0.” All roads have been cleared, while …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Resort company Iberostar says all of its properties in the Dominican Republic are fully operational after the passage of Hurricane Maria. “None of our Dominican Republic IBEROSTAR locations suffered any damage during the storm, and …

American Airlines Slide

 By the Caribbean Journal staff In a positive sign for an island devastated by Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico’s Luis Munoz Marin airport has relaunched commercial operations. An American Airlines flight from Miami arrived in San Juan on Friday afternoon. Officials …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the Caribbean’s leading resorts is making a quick comeback after Hurricane Maria. The Four Seasons Resort Nevis suffered “no major damage” from the passage of the storm this week, and will be ready …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Punta Cana’s airport has officially reopened after the passage of Hurricane Maria, officials announced. The airport, one of the busiest in the Caribbean, welcomed three flights from Delta out of New York and Atlanta. Punta …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff United States President Donald Trump has declared that a “major disaster” exists in Puerto Rico and in St Croix, ordering federal assistance to supplement local recovery efforts in the areas affected by Hurricane Maria. Assistance …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas’ Bimini Sands Resort has reopened after escaping Hurricane Irma without significant structural damage, the property announced. The property has a total of 214 condominium units on the island of South Bimini, with a …