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Riu Opening New Property

 Above: the Riu Palace Antillas By the Caribbean Journal staff A new resort will soon open its doors in Aruba. RIU Hotels and Resorts will debut its second hotel on the island, the Riu Palace Antillas, in October. The property, …

The Best Caribbean Honeymoon Resorts

 Choosing the best resort for a honeymoon in the Caribbean is a bit like choosing an engagement ring. There are so many, they are all beautiful and there’s usually one that’s just right for you. The difference is, you’ll have …

Island Bites: Aruba’s New Waterfront Eatery

 Above: ArubaVille By the Caribbean Journal staff Aruba’s newest restaurant has opened its doors. It’s called ArubaVille, and the eatery is located at the former home of the Marandi restaurant. After a “complete transformation,” the property, which is located behind …

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 Above: the new “Cancun” sign (Caribbean Journal Photo) By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon Aruba has the “I Love Aruba” sign, Curacao has its “Dushi” sculpture and St Lucia has the Pitons. Now Cancun, Mexico is adding its name to the list of …

 Aug. 16 is National Rum Day in the US, a holiday we continue to believe should be made an international holiday. Whether you’re in the US or not, make Saturday your own Rum Day with one of these rum cocktail …

 Above: Andicuri Beach in Aruba By the Caribbean Journal staff Aruba received 489,871 tourist stopover arrivals in the first six months of 2014, according to new data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. That represented a 5.3 percent improvement over the …

 Above: Aruba By the Caribbean Journal staff Fitch Ratings has downgraded Aruba’s long-term foreign and local currency issuer ratings to BBB- from BBB, the New York-based ratings firm announced. The firm said the island’s sovereign creditworthiness had “deteriorated” since 2009 …

 Above: a graphic of the quake (United States Geological Survey) By the Caribbean Journal staff Aruba was shaken by a light earthquake on Sunday afternoon, according to the United States Geological Survey. The quake occurred at around 3:34 PM local …

 By Ryan Peterson Op-Ed Contributor IT IS a truism that tourism is experiencing a tectonic transformation. In recent times, the global tourism and travel industry, and in particular, Small-Island Tourism-Economies (SITES) in the Caribbean have had to contend with a …

 Above: Aruba Prime Minister Mike Eman By Alexander Britell Aruba Prime Minister Mike Eman is currently on a hunger strike, protesting alleged interference from the Dutch government in Aruba’s affairs. Tuesday was the fourth day of Eman’s hunger strike, following …

 Above: Emil Lee (centre) with CHTA CEO Jeff Vasser and outgoing President Richard Doumeng By Alexander Britell MIAMI — The Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association has a new president. Emil Lee, general manager of the Princess Heights Hotel in St …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 

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