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The 50 Best Caribbean Restaurants – 2015

 We travel to understand places. And so often the best way to understand a place is through food. Indeed, meals are such an integral part of travel, and that’s particularly true in the Caribbean, home to some of the most …

Antigua Projecting Increase in Cruise Ship Calls

 A boost on the way By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Antigua and Barbuda is projecting growth for the upcoming winter season, with a six percent increase in cruise ship calls for the 2015-2016 period. The announcement follows Antigua and Barbuda’s participation …

Aruba Is The Caribbean’s Fastest-Growing Tourism Destination in 2015

 The Dutch Caribbean island continues 2015 surge By the Caribbean Journal staff Aruba tourism is showing no signs of slowing down in 2015. The Dutch Caribbean’s tourism power is reporting a 16.2 percent increase in tourism arrivals in the first …

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 Above: a rendering of the planned SLS Lux Baha Mar By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The SLS LUX Baha Mar hotel has announced the appointment of Xavier Moulin as General Manager and Julian Cable-Treadwell as Director of Sales & Marketing. The …

 Above: St Lucia (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia’s tourism sector is off to a very strong start in 2015, according to the government. The destination saw a 14 percent improvement in arrivals in January, with a …

 Above: Anguilla By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean hotel sector showed a 2 percent increase in occupancy in January, according to new data from STR Inc. The company’s latest report showed occupancy in January at 74.1 percent, up from …

 A CLASSIC Caribbean beach, contemporary, luxurious accommodations, unlimited cocktails and high-level cuisine. This is the new all-inclusive. But the region’s all-inclusive product comes in a host of shapes and sizes, from hidden boutiques to larger properties with unmatched amenities. Our …

 Above: Guyana President Donald Ramotar By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyana will be choosing its next government on May 11, President Donald Ramotar announced in an address to the country. The announcement comes after Ramotar prorogued Parliament in November, a …

 A cool hotel. It’s not a luxury hotel, or a boutique hotel, or a large resort, necessarily. You simply know it’s cool the moment you step inside, because you feel it. It’s when that combination of design, comfort and intimacy creates …

 Above: Trinidad (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad is reporting a 2 percent increase in oil/condensate output in the fourth quarter of 2014. That was revealed by the Ministry of Energy and Energy Affairs last week. The increase …

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor AS we come to the end of 2014, it is traditional for us to think about what will happen in the New Year. Apart from tradition, however, the end of a year is always used as …

 Above: a LIAT plane By the Caribbean Journal staff Regional carrier LIAT will be a smaller airline in 2015. The company announced this week that, as part of its “fleet transition programme,” LIAT will be operating nine aircraft as opposed …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean-Mexico region will see almost 10,900 new hotel rooms open in 2015, according to the latest hotel development pipeline report from STR. The region is expected to see 58 hotels totaling 10,848 rooms debut …

 Above: Grenada (Caribbean Journal photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenadians will vote on proposed changes to the country’s constitution in February 2015, the government announced. A report has already been submitted to the country’s Cabinet by the Constitutional Reform …

 Above: the Grand Pineapple in Antigua By Alexander Britell The planned Beaches resort in Antigua is planning to launch construction between the months of April and May 2015, according to Sandals Resorts International Chairman Gordon “Butch” Stewart. The project, which …

 Above: Port-au-Prince (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti will be the host country for the Caribbean’s regional CARIFESTA cultural festival in 2015, the country’s Ministries of Culture and Tourism said on Tuesday. CARIFESTA, the Caribbean Festival of the …