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5 Reasons to Visit Aruba This Summer

 The old capital of San Nicolas teems with color on a weekday afternoon, with bold murals popping up all over the city, teeming with artistic energy. Far on the other side of the island, kitesurfers take a break at the …

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In Cayman’s Bodden Town, a Classic Caribbean Beach Village

 By Alexander Britell and Guy Britton They came here for the water, for the fresh pond surrounded by maritime birds and and waving reeds. The early settlers eventually built Mission House, a two-story wooden home, a place that became a …

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A Legendary Caribbean Art Gallery Reopens

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Who is the greatest living artist in the Caribbean? Every island would have its answer, but for the island of St Martin, there’s en easy choice: Sir Roland Richardson, the Marigot-based legend who has been …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica has made no secret of it plans to push tourism to its capital — and now Kingston is getting another important boost. An organization called Kingston Creative is planning to establish a major new …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Haiti’s Le Plaza hotel is doing its part to add even more art to the streets of downtown Port-au-Prince with major new mural project. The mural, commissioned last summer by the hotel’s management team and created …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a major new museum in the Mexican Caribbean. The Museo Frida Kahlo has expanded with a new museum in the beach town of Playa del Carmen on the Riviera Maya. The Museo Frida Kahlo …

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 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 …

 You can’t leave the Bahamas without sampling conch. Whether cracked, curried or in a hearty chowder, the scrumptious sea snail, which thrives in the archipelago’s warm and shallow waters, is a must. But here’s another way to enjoy this Bahamian …

 There’s something new to see at St. Barth’s Le Guanahani, thanks to a collaboration between a pair of top artists. Inspired by the St. Barth’s resort’s ongoing 30th anniversary year, artists JonOne and Richard Orlinski have unveiled two striking works …

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 A creative approach to combat unemployment By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Jamaican company Bartley’s All In Wood has launched a crowd-funding campaign to increase employment in one of the island’s rural areas while developing their business. The Mandeville-based family-owned company …

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 Puerto Rico has one of the hottest art scenes in the Caribbean, and now the island’s St. Regis Bahia Beach hotel is offering guests a new way to experience it. It’s called the Art Visionary Program, and it’s the result …

 By Stephanie TylerCJ Contributor When people envision the Caribbean, they think of nature at its best—sparkling waters, white sand beaches, lush tropical forests, and sunny weather for days. Whether venturing off to a resort suite or luxurious vacation home, vacationers …

 It’s something that could only happen in Martinique, it seems — the Caribbean has a new cutting-edge contemporary art museum — and it’s at a rum distillery. This is the new Fondation Clement, a 25,400-square-foot contemporary art museum set at the legendary …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Nassau-based gallery and artist cooperative Popop International Center for the Visual Arts has announced it will be exhibiting at international art fair Volta NY for the fourth consecutive year. The selected galleries hail from 50 cities …

 In time for Art Basel, a major exhibition is coming to Miami. Trinidadian visual artist and master fashion designer Stuart McClean recently opened an exhibition called “Feel Good Art” at the WDNA Jazz Gallery in Miami. The show includes more …

 A new look through artistic engagement By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s a new kind of art in one Puerto Rican city. Puerto Rican artist Sofia Maldonado is leading a new movement in the territory’s urban space, looking to revitalize …

 A cultural celebration in Haiti By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s just the 12th time the regional CARIFESTA festival has been held, but this year’s edition is finally in one of the region’s cultural capitals: Haiti. The festival, which officially …

 In Nevis, the art of collage By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor NEVIS — I take great pride in my shopping skills and my ability to sniff out a “shopportunity” when I travel. So I was more than a bit concerned …