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Southwest Airlines Begins Flights to Three Caribbean Islands

 Above: a Southwest Airlines plane By the Caribbean Journal staff Southwest Airlines officially launched its first-ever international service on Tuesday with flights to three Caribbean destinations out of Baltimore. The company began service from Baltimore/Washington to Aruba, Montego Bay, Jamaica …

A New Place to Stay in Aruba

 Above: a studio deluxe at the Bubali Bliss Studios in Aruba By the Caribbean Journal staff Aruba has a new boutique accommodation: the Bubali Bliss Studios. The 10-unit property consists of 10 apartments and studios in what it calls a …

The Best Caribbean Beaches for Everything

 When you think about heading to the beach, you might think about doing nothing. We are quite the opposite. We go to beaches for a purpose, and in the Caribbean we are fortunate to have a beach for just about …

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 Above: Guyana President Donald Ramotar and Digicel Chairman Denis O’Brien By the Caribbean Journal staff Digicel Chairman Denis O’Brien called on Guyana President Donald Ramotar in Georgetown this week, the government sad in a statement. O’Brien was joined by the …

 Above: the Holiday Inn Resort Aruba By the Caribbean Journal staff The Holiday Inn Aruba Resort has completed a $20 million renovation project, the property announced this week. The nearly 600-room InterContinental Hotels Group property, which is located on the …

 Above: the Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino By the Caribbean Journal staff The Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino has named a new culinary team, the property announced. The Marriott has appointed Teddy Bouroncle as its new executive chef, …

 Above: Aruba Prime Minister Mike Eman at the official opening (Photo: PMA) By the Caribbean Journal staff Aruba has officially opened a new pre-clearance facility for private planes. The facility, which is located at the Universal Aviation terminal, provides immigration …

 Above: “You Spin Me Round Like a Record,” Elise Lejuez By the Caribbean Journal staff Aruban artist Elisa Lejuez has kicked off her latest solo exhibition at the S Artspace Gallery in New York City’s SoHo neighbourhood. The exhibition, which …

 Above: the Blue Residences condominium resort in Aruba By the Caribbean Journal staff The Blue Residences condominium resort has officially opened its doors in Aruba. The property, which debuted its first tower on Saturday, welcomed its first guests on Monday. …

 Above: Bonaire (CJ Photo) MIAMI — By Alexander Britell Are travelers to the Caribbean thinking Dutch? While Caribbean tourism arrivals grew 1.8 percent in 2013, it was the Dutch Caribbean that led the way, significantly outperforming its regional neighbours, according …

 Above: Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands By the Caribbean Journal staff Seven countries and territories in the Caribbean have signed on to a regional challenge aimed at transitioning the Caribbean to green energy. The agreements were signed at …

 Above: a Southwest Airlines plane By the Caribbean Journal staff Southwest Airlines will be launching daily nonstop service from the United States to several new destinations in the Caribbean, the company announced Monday. The service will begin on July 1, …

 Above: the Aruba Marriott By the Caribbean Journal staff The Aruba Marriott Resort has completed a $1.5 million renovation of its 8,435-square-foot Grand Ballroom. The renovation included new woodwork, carpeting, wallpaper, millwork, lighting and banquet tables, among other changes. Above: …

 Above: Trinidad (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago is looking to court more visitors from around the Caribbean region, aiming to attract around 2,800 regional visitors in the coming months, according to the government. Earlier this …

 Above: the Blue Residences By the Caribbean Journal staff The Blue Residences condo resort project in Aruba has named Jan van Nes its general manager. Van Nes has taken over effective immediately. “We’re very fortunate to have Jan van Nes …

 Above: the Dutch Caribbean delegation By the Caribbean Journal staff The Prime Ministers of Aruba, Curacao and St Maarten visited Colombia and Venezuela this past weekend, joining Dutch King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima on their visit to the islands’ two …

 Above: the new Ritz-Carlton Aruba By the Caribbean Journal staff Ritz-Carlton has officially opened its doors in Aruba. The Ritz-Carlton Aruba, the company’s sixth property in the Caribbean-Mexico region, opened on Friday on Aruba’s Palm Beach. “We are thrilled to …

 Above: the Holiday Inn Resort Aruba By the Caribbean Journal staff The Holiday Inn Resort Aruba is entering the final phase of its $20 million refurbishment programme. The project, which included a new pool and jacuzzi, a new lobby and …