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Latest Antigua Tourism Update After Irma

 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. …

Irma in Cuba; Hurricane Jose Nears Caribbean

 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 …

Irma Continues Westward After Battering Barbuda, St Martin

 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 …

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 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 …

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 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 …

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 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 …

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 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 …

 Football superstar Lionel Messi wed his longtime girlfriend Antonella Roccuzzo-Messi in Argentina last week, quickly jetting to the Caribbean for their long-awaited honeymoon joined by their two children. So where did the Barcelona legend decide to spend it? The twin-island …

 Nobody does carnival like the Caribbean, but the region’s world of carnivals is a diverse mix of celebrations large and small — and there’s more to it than just Trinidad’s famous fete. That’s why it’s time to consider one of …

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 Antigua and Barbuda is bullish on its tourism prospects, thanks in large part to a wave of new hotel developments. That was the mood at this week’s Showcase Antigua Barbuda, the destination’s leading travel conference, which began with a large …

Barbuda Green Energy

 The Eastern Caribbean island of Barbuda is looking to become a 100 percent green energy island. That’s the plan behind the proposed Green Barbuda Energy project, which, if approved, would be supported by a regional grant from the government of …

 The island of Barbuda is getting greener. The government of Antigua and Barbuda has announced plans to install a new solar energy plant on Barbuda. The project, a partnership between the government, the Antigua Public Utilities Authority and PV Energy, …

Caribbean destinations to visit in 2017.

 Our annual Where to Travel list isn’t about the Caribbean you know. It’s about the Caribbean you have yet to discover. This is all about the places you may have never thought about, destinations that will fascinate you and move you; …

 Ranging in color from blinding ivory to exotic ebony, beaches are some of the Caribbean’s most valuable stock in trade, drawing sand-and-sea lovers from all over the world. But none are as enchanting as those pink-sand beaches, which practically beg …