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St Maarten Airport Installs AI-Powered Fever Screening

 St Maarten’s Princess Juliana International Airport has installed new state-of-the-art “mass fever screening equipment,” officials said.  The new technology works with artificial intelligence and algorithms which “measure a high accuracy rate on temperature recognition.” The airport has already completed a …

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American Airlines Resumes Saint Lucia Flights

 American Airlines has returned to Saint Lucia.  The airline relaunched its flights from Miami to Saint Lucia on July 9, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The world’s largest airline is operating the once-daily service on Boeing 737-800 aircraft.  Saint Lucia first …

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JetBlue Is Adding New Flights to St Thomas, Puerto Rico

 JetBlue is launching a Caribbean expansion beginning in August, with new routes to Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands.  Beginning Aug. 6, JetBlue will be operating a new route from Philadelphia to San Juan, Puerto Rico’s Luis Muñoz …

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dominican republic tourism open

 The entire country of the Dominican Republic will open up for international tourism beginning July 1, according to Lucien Echavarria, director at the Ministry of Tourism of the Dominican Republic. In an exclusive interview with Caribbean Journal, Echavarria said about …

aruba tourism return reopening

 Aruba has signaled its intent to reopen its borders for tourism as early as June 15, and now the destination has unveiled a stringent new health and safety program called the “Aruba Health and Happiness Code.” The cleaning and hygiene …

aruba americans open

 Aruba is planning to reopen its borders, the Dutch Caribbean island revealed this week.  Aruba’s government has announced a “tentative re-opening of the borders for inbound travel,” with a scheduled date between June 15 and July 1.  That is subject …

sandals resorts caribbean

 As major hotel companies around the world adapt their properties to the new realities of travel, the Caribbean’s most famous resort brand, Sandals, is doing just that. Sandals Resorts has announced a major new health and safety measures it says …

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 The Aruba Airport Authority says it has begun preparing for a “possible” restart, although it will ultimately hinge when the government decides to reopen the island to commercial air travel. For now, the AUA’s plan is about being ready in …

jimmy buffett caribbean

 For many people, singer Jimmy Buffett and his signature tune perfectly capture the island vibe they crave while slogging away at their busy lives the rest of the year. That’s even more true right now, as we all dream of …

turks and caicos airport new

 After years of deliberation, the island of South Caicos in Turks and Caicos is finally on track to get a brand-new airport terminal.  Turks and Caicos Premier Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson said the airport and combined service building has gotten the green …

guyana phased reopening airports

 Guyana has extended the closures of its two major airports until May 1, 2020, the country’s government announced this week.  The decision was made to reduce the transmission of the novel coronavirus in the country, officials said.  The move came …

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 The British Virgin Islands has closed all of its international ports to inbound travel, the British Overseas Territory announced.  The move, which went into effect on March 22 at 11:59 PM, will last for a period of 14 days “in …

puerto rico coronavirus

 While Puerto Rico has only five confirmed cases of coronavirus so far, the island has announced a series of strong measures to contain the virus in the territory, according to Discover Puerto Rico. “Puerto Rico has put an Island-wide issues …

bvi coronavirus pandemic

 The British Virgin Islands has announced a series of measures aimed at protecting the territory from the spread of coronavirus.  The BVI has announced the immediate closure of its cruise port for a 30-day period, while limiting ports of entry.  …

mexican caribbean health

 After a slow year in 2019, Cancun has started off 2020 with a surge, according to the latest numbers from Mexico-based ASUR, which manages the destination’s airport.  Cancun International Airport reported 2.174 million passengers in February, representing a sizzling 7.4 …

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 A partnership between Royal Caribbean International and Bahamas Port Investments has purchased the Grand Lucayan Resort on Grand Bahama in The Bahamas.  The government of The Bahamas was the seller of the property, which it had originally purchased the resort …