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Jamaica Confident Tourism Will Get Back to “Full Strength”

 It’s a time of great uncertainty for the global travel industry, but Jamaica Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett said he has “every confidence that the tourism industry will get back to full strength at some point.” Of course, it may look …

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All-Inclusive Finest Punta Cana Planning December Debut

 Excellence Resorts is planning to debut its new Finest Punta Cana resort in December.  The property has a targeted opening date of Dec. 18, 2020, according to the company’s Web site.  It will be the second property for Excellence’s all-ages …

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Caribbean Moment: In Saint Lucia, a Journey to the Pitons

 If you’ve ever been to the southwestern corner of Saint Lucia, you’ve seen them. You’ve felt them.  Because the pair of volcanic spires called the Pitons emit some kind of otherworldly energy, a mystical glow, an aura.  This place, a …

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 Amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Caribbean hotels showed double-digit performance declines during the weeks ending with March 14 and March 21 2020, according to preliminary weekly data from STR.   Before we get into the details of that impact, it …

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 The Atlantis Bahamas megaresort on Paradise Island has announced a temporary closure that will run through May 15, according to a spokesperson for the property.  The temporary closure of Atlantis Paradise Island is of course in response to the global …

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 The sound of the surf, the smell of the salt air; the feeling when your toes hit powder-soft sand.  Beaches are more than just places, more than scenery; they’re their own states of mind, their own dimensions.  And we could …

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 St Kitts and Nevis has ramped up its efforts against the novel coronavirus with the imposition of a State of Emergency in the twin-island federation.  The declaration imposes a curfew for all citizens between 7PM and 5 AM every day …

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 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Erika Schreiner, who sent in this lovely shot of the water in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands.  Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com with …

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 It’s just called The Sandbar, a stretch of sublime strands of ocean sand remote enough that it’s never gotten a real name.  It’s set just off the coast of Cape Eleuthera, the southwestern-most corner of the enchanting island of Eleuthera …

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 Take a brief moment out of your day to dream about the gorgeous Caribbean island of Antigua.  There are 365 beaches here, and the one at the Galley Bay resort is right near the top.  It’s set on a secluded …

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 When Hollywood goes looking for a location that oozes tropical romance, it often turns to the Caribbean, which has been starring in both independent and big-budget films since the 1930s. Conversely, a handful of films produced in the Caribbean have …

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 American Airlines says it is extending its change fee waivers for customers who purchase travel through April 15.  The move aimed at giving customers “additional flexibility in purchasing travel in light of concerns around coronavirus,” according to the world’s largest …

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 Jamaican tourism officials are striking an optimistic chord about the destination’s potential recovery once the global coronavirus situation has been controlled. Jamaica Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says a “new approach” will be needed to rebuild the tourism industry in the …

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 The Sirenian Bay Resort and Villas in Belize has completed a major expansion project.  The Placencia-area family-owned resort has debuted a total of 12 new beachfront bungalows, with a mix of one- and two-bedroom units.  Each of the bungalows has …

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 The twin-island federation of St Kitts and Nevis is the latest Caribbean country to implement aggressive measures to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus.  St Kitts and Nevis, which just confirmed its first cases of coronavirus, said it was …

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 Is there anything better than Bahamian blue? The latest Caribbean Moment takes you to the glorious turquoise waters of the Bimini archipelago of The Bahamas, just 50 miles off the coast of Florida.  It’s a serene, tranquil oasis, home to …

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 Trinidad-based regional airline Caribbean Airlines is continuing its cargo operations amid coronavirus, the carrier said.  The company continues to operate its cargo freighter flights and ground transport trucking services moving cargo between the United States and the Cribbean.  Much of …

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 Ever since Ursula Andress took her sensuous stroll out of the surf at Dunn’s River Falls in 1962’s Dr. No, there’s been a love affair between the James Bond movies and the Caribbean.  And the sultry relationship continues right through …