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Hurricane Maria Heads Northwest After Hammering Puerto Rico

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Hurricane Maria clobbered Puerto Rico on Wednesday, sending it into a total island-wide blackout, with reports of significant property damage. It was not yet clear how much damage had been wrought, nor was it yet …

Hurricane Maria Pummels St Croix, Makes Landfall in Puerto Rico

 Above: the projected path of Maria By the Caribbean Journal staff Hurricane Maria pummeled the island of St Croix early Wednesday before making landfall in Puerto Rico. The eye of Maria was located over Eastern Puerto Rico at 8 AM …

Bahamas Vows to Build a “New” Ragged Island

 By the Caribbean Journal staff While the vast majority of the Bahamas escaped the wrath of Hurricane Irma, the southern island of Ragged Island bore the brunt of the damage, with most homes destroyed or damaged, powerlines down and public …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas is “back to business” after the passage of Hurricane Irma, officials said Wednesday. All airports in The Bahamas are now open and operating, with international and domestic service having resumed. Major properties in …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Bahamian national carrier Bahamasair has returned to normal operations, the company said in a statement on Tuesday. The carrier has resumed normal scheduled service to all of its destinations. That includes its flights to the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Hurricane Irma was moving near the north coast of Cuba on Saturday evening, heading toward the Florida Keys, according to the latest projections from the NOAA. The storm was pounding the north coast of Cuba, …

 Nassau’s Lynden Pindling International Airport has reopened following Hurricane Irma, the Nassau Airport Development Company announced. The airport sustained no damage from Hurricane Irma, leading to an “all clear” issued by the Bahamas’ Emergency Management Agency and the Meteorological Department. …

 Above: the path of Hurricane Jose By the Caribbean Journal staff As Hurricane Irma made landfall in Cuba and headed to Florida, another hurricane got closer to the Caribbean on Friday: Hurricane Jose. Hurricane Jose was about 265 miles east-southeast …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff After pummeling much of the northeastern Caribbean approached Cuba and the Bahamas on Friday, weakening slightly to a Category 4 storm. Maximum sustained winds were down to around 150 mph, a drop from the 185 …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Caribbean Wednesday, causing major destruction on several islands, including tiny Barbuda, which was almost totally destroyed. As of Thursday morning, Irma was 110 miles north of Punta Cana and about …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Caribbean’s Leeward Islands on Tuesday evening and early Wednesday morning as a potentially catastrophic Category 5 hurricane. Irma thrashed Barbuda with 185-mph winds before making landfall in St Barth …

airbnb caribbean

 Airbnb hosts in the Caribbean and Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico have earned more than $266 million so far in 2017, according to the company’s latest data report. These destinations have attracted nearly 2 million guest arrivals this year, representing a …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor There are small hotels and then there are really small hotels; petit boutiques with five rooms or fewer, where you’re welcomed like family but treated like a visiting dignitary. In the Caribbean (as in the …

 Charming architecture; beautiful vistas; vibrant communities. There are some picturesque towns scattered across the Caribbean, the sort of places that seem to instagram themselves. These are the Caribbeans postcard-perfect towns, perfect for a very different kind of vacation or a wonderful day trip, …

 There’s a new place to meet on Harbour Island. Valentines Residences Resort and Marina has announced the addition of a new 600-square-foot conference boardroom, the first of its kind on the island. Slated for completion in November, the state-of-the-art facility …

 A glass of aged rum, a premium cigar, the sound of a steel pan. It’s the recipe for a perfect evening in the Bahamas, and it’s what every night is like at the new Churchill Cigar & Rum Bar at …

 Global music superstar Mariah Carey recently paid another visit to Nassau in The Bahamas, stopping for a meal at the country’s signature restaurant: Graycliff. The pop icon dined in a private dining room with her boyfriend Bryan Tanaka at the …

riu palace paradise island

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Riu Hotels and Resorts is planning to reopen the Riu Palace Paradise Island on Oct. 28, led by a significant change: the resort will become an adults-only property. The 350-room all-inclusive in the Bahamas has …