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Antigua and Barbuda Names New Tourism Minister

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne has named Henry Charles Fernandez as the country’s new Minister of Tourism. Fernandez had already been serving as Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration; the Tourism portfolio will …

Antigua to Set New Record for Cruise Arrivals

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda’s cruise industry is booming, according to recent projections from the country’s tourism ministry. Between October and Dec. 31 of this year, the destination will receive a projected 459,138 cruise arrivals across 226 …

30 Caribbean Islands You Can Visit Right Now

 As the Caribbean works to recover from last month’s hurricanes, (a process that is already taking shape), one of the biggest questions we hear from travelers is, “where can I still visit?” Or, for some, “can I still visit the …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Hurricane Maria made landfall on the Eastern Caribbean island of Dominica on Monday night as a Category 5 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 160 miles per hour, according to the NOAA’s National Hurricane Center. …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff With several islands steel reeling from the destructive force of Hurricane Irma, another major storm is barreling toward the Caribbean: Hurricane Maria. As of Sunday evening, Hurricane Maria was about 120 miles east-southeast of the …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor It’s time to create a sustainable development plan for the devastated island of Barbuda, according to Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Minister Asot Michael. Michael’s call came during the minister’s contribution to a special sitting of Parliament, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The island of Barbuda was totally devastated by the passage of Hurricane Irma last week Almost 95 percent of the island’s buildings were destroyed, with both private properties and government facilities either destroyed or extensively …

 While the island of Barbuda was devastated, neighboring Antigua escaped a severe impact from Hurricane Irma. Electricity is being restored to the island’s capital, St John’s and most parts of the island, with VC Bird International Airport opening last Thursday. …

 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 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 While the island of Barbuda was right in the eye of Hurricane Irma, leading to at least three deaths and massive destruction, its neighboring island of Antigua was largely spared, officials said. There was no …

 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 the Caribbean Journal staff The now-Category 5 Hurricane Irma was set to make landfall in the Caribbean on Tuesday as islands across the northern Caribbean braced for impact. The storm was about 270 miles east of Antigua at 8 …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor U.K. luxury tour operators have reported growth in revenue in revenue following the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority’s recent marketing campaign. Luxury tour operator, the Inspiring Travel Company has reported an increase in Antigua bookings this …

 Barbuda is celebrating the third anniversary of the creation of its marine sanctuaries. In 2014, the Barbuda Council established the marine reserves and no-net zones to protect and replenish the island’s marine environment. Three years ago, the council adopted a …

 Barbuda, long one of the Caribbean’s great undiscovered beach escapes, has a major new real estate development. It’s called Barbuda Bay, and it launched in May with plans for 22 private villas anchored by the Lighthouse Bay Resort, according to …

 Fast-growing Antigua and Barbuda has become the latest Caribbean destination to formalize an agreement with home sharing giant Airbnb. The agreement aims to “help drive diversified and sustainable tourism to the islands and begin dialogue about a framework for taxation …