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Exploring San Nicolas, Aruba’s Next Culture Capital

By Alexander Britell SAN NICOLAS — The Aruba Rum Shop has been here on Route 1 for almost eight decades, since the beginning of the oil refinery, when a small bottle of rum was precisely what you needed at the […]

Sleek New UNICO Hotel Opens Doors in Mexico

A sleek new hotel has opened its doors on the Caribbean coast of Mexico, and it’s got a secret: it’s an adults only all inclusive. It’s called UNICO 20°87° Riviera Maya, and it’s one of the most exciting all inclusives […]

Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro Makes First Visit to St Kitts and Nevis

Maduro’s inaugural visit By the Caribbean Journal staff Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro made his first-ever visit to St Kitts and Nevis this week. The trip included the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the two countries “as symbols of […]

Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro to Visit Trinidad and Tobago

Above: Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro By the Caribbean Journal staff Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro is visiting Trinidad and Tobago this week. The visit comes after an invitation extended by Trinidad Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar after the CELAC summit in Costa […]

Guerda Nicolas: Building a Cohesive Caribbean Through Psychology

By Guerda Nicolas CJ Contributor With its theme of “Caribbean Psychology: Unmasking the Past and Claiming Our Future”, the Caribbean Alliance of National Psychological Associations (CANPA) in partnership with Suriname Association of Psychologists and Special Educators (SVPO) hosted close to […]

Interview With Jamaica Tourist Board Director Paul Pennicook

Above: Paul Pennicook (CJ Photo) By Guy Britton MONTEGO BAY — Paul Pennicook returned to the Jamaica Tourism Board in July as the country’s Director of Tourism for the second time — this time with more experience and a new […]

Guerda Nicolas: In Haiti, Community Healing Through Performance Art

By Guerda Nicolas CJ Contributor As Haiti marks 210 years of independence, in the face of continual challenges from the massive earthquake in 2010, in the historical region of Arcahaie Haiti (often referred to as the mother of Haiti), there […]

Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro, in Guyana, Vows to Strengthen Ties

Above: Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro By the Caribbean Journal staff Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro made his first official visit to Guyana on Saturday, vowing to deepen cooperation between the South American neighbours. Maduro held talks with his Guyanese counterpart, Donald […]

Cuba’s Fidel Castro Meets With Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro

Above: the meeting between Castro and Maduro (Photo: GC) By the Caribbean Journal staff Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro met with former Cuban leader Fidel Casro this weekend during Cuba’s ceremonies to mark the 60th anniversary of the beginning of the […]

Guerda Nicolas: Haiti’s “Resilience” and Mental Health

By Guerda Nicolas CJ Contributor FOLLOWING THE AFTERMATH of the 2010 earthquake, some of the news headlines read “Haitians Resilient Despite Disasters” or “Haitians Resilient Amid Destruction.” Haiti has experienced a longstanding history of significant issues with environmental calamites, poverty, […]

Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro Wins Presidential Election

Above: President-Elect Nicolas Maduro (UN Photo/Lou Rouse) By the Caribbean Journal staff Acting President Nicolas Maduro has won Venezuela’s presidential election by a narrow margin, according to preliminary results from the country’s National Electoral Council. Maduro, who was the hand-picked […]

Guerda Nicolas: Enhancing the Mental Health Work Force in Haiti

By Guerda Nicolas CJ Contributor Since the Jan. 12, 2010 earthquake, the Boston-based Haitian Mental Health (HMH) Network has collaborated with several organizations in the US and Haiti to create a Capacity Building Initiative in International Mental Health (CBI-IMH). The […]

Professor Guerda Nicolas on “Social Networks” and the Haitian Support System

By Alexander Britell University of Miami Professor Guerda Nicolas’ new book, Social Networks and the Mental Health of Haitian Immigrants, takes a look at the mental and psychological issues Haitians face in entering new communities in the United States – […]

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The Best Beaches in Aruba, From Crystal-Clear Water to Sublime Snorkeling Spots

You can travel across the Caribbean and back again and find it hard to find a more beautiful collection of beaches than the ones you get on the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba. The destination is known for its beaches, […]

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How Travelers Can Save Right Now at This New-Look Jamaica Hotel 

From a revamped poolsacpe to a transformed aesthetic, Kingston’s venerable Courtleigh Hotel and Suites has entirely new look — and now the popular Jamaica hotel is launching a special way for travelers to save.  The Courtleigh has unveiled a new “book […]

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Jamaica Says Visitors Arrivals Are Booming 

Total visitor arrivals to Jamaica — including the combination of air and cruise passengers — topped 4 million last year, a new record for the Caribbean island, according to local tourism officials.  The country’s 4.1 million visitors represented a 16 […]

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A Massive New All-Inclusive Resort Is Coming to Cancun This Summer

One of the largest hotels in the Caribbean is set to open its doors in the Mexican hotspot of Cancun, with the planned debut of the 1,743-room AVA Resort Cancun. The property, the latest by the AIC Hotel Group, whose […]

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Caribbean’s Top Hotel Investment Conference Returning to Miami 

The Caribbean’s premier hotel investment conference is returning again to Miami this April.  CHRIS, the Caribbean Hotel and Resort Investment Summit, will run from April 22-23 at the Loews Coral Gables Hotel.  The event has more than 450 registered delegates, […]

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This Kingston, Jamaica Hotel Just Completed a $2M Renovation 

One of Kingston’s top hotels has just completed a significant renovation and rebranding, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The Courtleigh Hotel and Suites has finished a $2 million renovation program, one that began in December 2022.  The project included upgrades to […]


Saint Lucia’s Sanovnik Destang Named President of Caribbean Hotel Association

Sanovnik Destang, executive director of Saint Lucia’s Bay Gardens Resorts, has been named president-elect of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association.  Destang, a former winner of Caribbean Hotelier of the Year in the Caribbean Travel Awards, will lead the 500-member […]

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The Caribbean Travel Awards 2024

It’s hard to believe it has been a decade since the inaugural edition of the Caribbean Travel Awards, the first true regional celebration of travel and tourism in the Caribbean. In 10 years, the Caribbean tourism industry has dramatically changed, […]

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From Jamaica to the Dominican Republic, the Best Golf and Spa Resorts

A majority of luxury resorts in the Caribbean offer spa services; far fewer have golf courses, and the list of resorts with both great golf and top-notch spas is shorter still. For many couples, though, these kinds of resorts can […]

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Caribbean Moment: On the Sand at Baby Beach, Aruba

It’s a tucked-away crescent bay at the very southern tip of Aruba: Baby Beach, a sparkling turquoise beach that’s become one of the island’s most sought-after stretches of sand.  Baby Beach, close to the island’s up-and-coming cultural hotspot of San […]

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Hilton Just Opened Its Newest All-Inclusive Resort in Cancun 

Hilton has officially opened its newest all-inclusive resort in the Caribbean: the Hilton Cancun Mar Caribe in Cancun.  The new Hilton is a rebranding of the former Royal Uno all-inclusive resort, formerly belonging to the Royal Resorts portfolio.  The 540-room […]

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How to Save at This Hotel in Kingston, Jamaica 

It’s the most renowned place to stay in Jamaica’s capital: the Jamaica Pegasus, which is celebrating its 50th year in Kingston.  And now it’s easier than ever to stay there, whether you’re a business traveler or looking for a culture-filled […]

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250-Acre Eleuthera Parcel Lists for $50 Million 

A 250-acre parcel of land on the island of Eleuthera has hit the market for $50 million.  This story is part of Caribbean Journal Invest, the authority on Caribbean hotel, real estate and tourism business news. Join to access this […]

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How the “Aruba Effect” Is Creating Sustained Tourism Growth 

“You leave Aruba as a different person. You’ll see. There’s a normal you, then an Aruba you.” That was the feeling from Luis Perez, a repeat visitor to Aruba, who took part in a recent study the Aruba Tourism Authority […]

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Hilton Is Adding a New All-Inclusive Resort in Cancun

Hilton is on a major all-inclusive expansion push in the Caribbean, centered on one particular destination: the Mexican Caribbean, with new properties from Playa del Carmen to Tulum.  Now, the company is adding another new all-inclusive, having signed a management […]


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