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New Royal Caribbean Cruises in the Southern Caribbean

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean is planning another major overhaul to one of its ships for Southern Caribbean cruises, the company said this week. Royal is spending $116 million on an “amplification” of its Freedom of the Seas …

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Holland America’s Newest Caribbean Cruises

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Holland America is planning 160 cruises to the wider Caribbean region for the upcoming winter cruise season, Caribbean Journal has learned. The Seattle-based cruise line will sail a range of itineraries from seven to 21 …

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Regent Seven Seas Is Adding New Caribbean Ports

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Ultra-luxe boutique cruise line Regent Seven Seas is expanding its network of ports in the Caribbean region, the company said this week. Regent Seven Seas will be adding three new ports in the Caribbean for …

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 By Alexander Britell More details have emerged on Hyatt’s first-ever Hyatt Centric hotel in the Caribbean. The new Hyatt Centric Barbados project is slated to debut in 2020, Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc officials said at a media briefing this week …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor The best Caribbean ports don’t just give you a sample of the culture of the larger destination, they also provide worthy “shopportunities” at every price point. So if you want a tangible reminder of the …

 Above: CARICOM Headquarters in Guyana By the Caribbean Journal staff New Zealand has named its first-ever Ambassador to the Caribbean Community. Jan Henderson, who is also accredited to a number of CARICOM Member States, presented her letters of credence to …

 Above: Bridgetown (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell held talks Wednesday with Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart in Bridgetown. It was the first meeting between the two since both were elected in their …

 Above: Bridgetown (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff What will Barbados’ capital look like in 25 years? In 50 years? What should it become? “Something needs to be done — if not our capital will collapse,” says Lalu Vaswani, …

 Above: Parliament in Bridgetown (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Argentina seems to be preparing to reopen its embassy in Bridgetown. The country’s embassy closed 22 years ago, and Barbados’ government, led by Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, has been …

 Above: Bridgetown, Barbados (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The cultural industries are a critical sector for Barbados’ development, according to Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Senator Maxine McClean. McClean was speaking following a courtesy call from …

 Above: the bank, which had another ratings firm downgrade its credit, is based in Bridgetown (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Standard & Poor’s has lowered its long-term issuer credit rating on the Caribbean Development Bank from AAA to …

 Barbados and Costa Rica are continuing to look toward expanding ties, from economic to environmental, and both countries are determined to build stronger relationships on those fronts, according to Barbados Industry Minister Denis Kellman. “We are also hoping to create …

 Above: Panama City, San Jose and Bridgetown Following the lead of a number of Caribbean countries, Barbados is looking south to improve its economy. Two Central American countries, Panama and Costa Rica, will be the sites of a diplomatic and …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados has launched what it calls an Urban High-Rise Housing Programme, an initiative aimed at satisfying the growing demand for housing in the country. The programme, which is a joint venture partnership between the National …

 Above: Bridgetown and its colonial garrison (Barbados Government Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados’ capital, Bridgetown, has been named by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, joining the Ancient Beech Forests of Germany and a Hiraizumi, Japan. Historic Bridgetown …