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A Major New Hospital in Jamaica

By the Caribbean Journal staff A major new hospital has officially opened its doors in Jamaica. The $19.3 million USD Hospital Montego Bay was officially opened by the Spanish-owned Hospiten group in the Rose Hall area of St James. The […]


This Top Puerto Rico Hotel Has a New General Manager

By the Caribbean Journal staff The W Retreat and Spa in Vieques has named Nathalie Urban its new general manager, Starwood announced. She joins the property after most recently working at the Presidente InterContinental Cancun resort. “Nathalie’s experience and proven […]


Marriott Plans Major Caribbean, Latin America Expansion

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By the Caribbean Journal staff Marriott International is embarking on a major expansion push in Latin America and the Caribbean, the company said this week. The company said it plans to open 60 new hotels in Latin America and the […]


How Internet Exchange Points Can Boost the Caribbean Economy

By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Caribbean nations must strengthen their Internet infrastructure in order to take full advantage of the global digital economy. This was the message was expressed by Mark Vanterpool, Vice President of Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU), at […]

Caribbean Home: An $11.7 Million Villa on the Market in St Barth

By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s the toniest island in the Caribbean, and that means serious real estate. The newest listing to hit the market in St Barth is called Artepea, a four-bedroom, four-bathroom villa at the top of the […]

Hurricane Joaquin Pummeled Parts of the Bahamas

Major damage on several islands By the Caribbean Journal staff Hurricane Joaquin pummeled parts of the Bahamas as it rose north this weekend. The Category 4 storm’s biggest damage came in the south of Long Island, where it caused “major […]


A New Villa to Try in Barbados

A new place to stay By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Blue Sky Luxury has announced the addition of Langara, the Penthouse at Sandy Cove Barbados, to its Caribbean villa portfolio. Blue Sky Luxury now represents over 250 rental properties in […]

How Open Data Can Help Caribbean Development

A push for transparency By Gerard Best CJ Contributor Across the Caribbean, governments are moving their essential services to digital platforms and generating more data than ever. Yet much valuable public information remains locked away in proprietary systems, beyond the […]

Grand Cayman's Flip Flop Tree

A flip-flop tree grows in Cayman By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor It started with just one flip-flop. But now there are hundreds, joined by assorted sneakers, slippers and even flippers, nailed to a casuarina tree bordering the coastal road […]


Caribbean Tourism “Cannot Rest” on Its Laurels

A new call for tourism By Dana Niland CJ Contributor The Caribbean must keep refreshing its tourism product in order to ensure its people continue to benefit from the revenue generated by the industry, according to one regional tourism leader. […]

A Very Cool Caribbean Yacht Club

Exploring YCCS By Alexander Britell It isn’t really like any other yacht club in the Caribbean. But that’s because the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda’s roots aren’t in the Caribbean, but the Italian island of Sardinia. And this Virgin Gorda yacht […]

A Top Caribbean Tourism Conference Begins in Puerto Rico

Region’s tourism leaders gather at El Conquistador By Guy Britton FAJARDO – Some of the Caribbean’s top tourism leaders have gathered at Puerto Rico’s El Conquistador Resort for the Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum, or CHIEF. The three-day event includes […]


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