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How You Can Go Beyond Farm-to-Table at San Juan’s El Convento

 A new culinary concept in Old San Juan By the Caribbean Journal staff San Juan’s El Convento hotel is taking the farm-to-table concept one step further. The hotel set in a 360-year-old convent in Old San Juan has debuted a …

This Cruise Ship Will Have a 10-Story Waterslide

 Splashaway Bay to debut on Harmony of the Seas By the Caribbean Journal staff When it debuts, Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas will become the world’s largest cruise ship. But it will also have the tallest largest slide at …

Caribbean Airlines’ Latest Changes

 A new schedule for the Caribbean carrier By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean Airlines has launched a new schedule in the region, the company announced. The new schedule, which took effect earlier this month, is highlighted by daily service to …

LATEST NEWS

 A new top chef on the island By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Saba’s Queen’s Gardens Resort has welcomed Executive Chef Johan de Jager to its namesake restaurant. Chef de Jager’s new menu at the hotel’s eponymous Queen’s Gardens Restaurant features a variety …

 How can Haiti grow — and grow in a different way? By Dana NilandCJ Contributor A new report from the World Bank Group has outlined key opportunities and constraints to faster sustainable and inclusive growth in Haiti. The report cites the nation’s …

 A Punta Cana resort gets eco-friendlier By Dana NilandCJ Contributor CHIC Punta Cana by Royalton Luxury Resorts has completed the installation of a new Electro-Chemical Activation Technology and Green Chemical program for its kitchens and housekeeping services. The eco-friendly cleaning …

 New flights  By the Caribbean Journal staff American Airlines is adding service to a new destination in Mexico, the company announced. Beginning March 3, 2016, the carrier will launch flights from Dallas/Fort Worth to Merida, its 21st destination in Mexico. …

 Brokerage’s regional presence grows By the Caribbean Journal staff Top real estate firm CBRE has named Mary Jo Eaton its new president for Florida and Latin America, the company announced. The move is a promotion, as Eaton had been leading …

 An airlift boost  By the Caribbean Journal staff Regional air carrier Winair has announced the launch of additional schedule service to Dominica and Guadeloupe, the company announced. The twice-weekly service, which will begin Oct. 3, will feature a flight originating …

 More flights to Cuba By the Cuba Journal staff JetBlue continues to add more charter flights to Cuba. The New York City-based carrier announced Monday that it had expanded its partnership with Cuba Travel Services, with plans to launch a …

 Redefining all inclusive design  By Alexander Britell ST MAARTEN — The hotel room. There are so many, big and small, in the Caribbean, and to this day no one really seems to be able to define what a “Caribbean” hotel …

 Major marina project continues growth By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados’ new Port Ferdinand Marina and Luxury Residences has announced the opening of a new spa and fine dining restaurant. The project, developed by luxury resort brand UNNA, is a …

 A significant listing in the Caribbean By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s one of the most expensive properties for sale in the Caribbean: Water Cay. The island, near Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos Islands, is listed for sale at $60 million with …

 A major Caribbean event By the Caribbean Journal staff Aruba is getting set for the  Aruba International Film Festival, which begins Oct. 7. The event, which is now in its fifth year, is sponsored by the Aruba Tourism Authority. In …

 A new St Lucia beer By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia’s Capella Marigot Bay Resort has teamed with chocolatier Cocao Carib and local beer company Antilia Brewing Company to launch its own beer: Capella’s Moon Bay Chocolate Stout. The …

 The right way to make Jamaican sailfish fritters By Nigel SpenceCJ Contributor Jamaicans have a saying: “Yu haffi tek bad tings mek joke…” but I never fully realized the concept until more recently in life when I found myself quoting …

 The cruise line returns to Mobile By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Carnival Cruise Line and the City of Mobile, Alabama have announced a year-long series of four- and five-day cruises to Mexico aboard the Carnival Fantasy beginning in fall 2016. Prior to …

 “Much-anticipated breakthrough” By the Caribbean Journal staff Baha Mar contractor China Construction America has returned to the major project’s construction site, the development’s joint liquidators confirmed this week. The company has “returned to the site for analysis and assessment of …