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Tropical Storm Watch for Eastern Caribbean as Erika Makes Approach

Another storm nears region By the Caribbean Journal staff Just days after the departure of Danny, Erika is now headed toward the Caribbean. But unlike Danny, which concluded as tropical depression, Erika, which is currently a tropical storm, is “poorly […]


In Trinidad and Tobago, a Spotlight on Caribbean Film

Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival set for 10th edition By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Film enthusiasts will gather in Trinidad and Tobago this September for the tenth annual Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival. This year’s TTFF will feature films from […]


Here’s What the Suites Will Look Like on Seabourn’s New Ship

A first look at Seabourn Encore By the Caribbean Journal staff Seabourn has unveiled the first renderings of the suites on its newest luxury cruise ship, Seabourn Encore, which is slated to launch in late 2016. The new ship will […]


A $200 Million Expansion Project at This Caribbean Port

The port of Cartagena By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the region’s busiest ports is getting an upgrade. APM Terminals and Colombian-based port and terminal operating company, Compañia de Puertos Asociados S.A (Compas) have signed a joint venture agreement to jointly […]

Jamaica Getting $130 Million Loan to Help Stimulate Economic Growth

A major financing program By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica is getting a $130 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank, the organization announced. The loan aims to strengthen Jamaica’s structural program for economic growth. “The Jamaican government has been […]

The Caribbean's Most Thrilling Landing

Landing on the world’s shortest commercial runway By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor “It’s gonna be rough!” the Winair clerk warns me when I tell him that this will be my first time flying into Saba. I’ve just arrived from […]


CARIFESTA Comes to Haiti

The Caribbean’s top cultural festival begins Friday By the Caribbean Journal staff CARIFESTA, the Caribbean’s top regional cultural event, officially begins on Friday. The 12th edition of the festival, which last took place in Suriname in 2013, is being held […]

Caribbean Hotel Occupancy, Revenues Continue to Climb

Numbers keep rising By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean hotel sector is continuing a very solid 2015, according to the latest report from STR Inc. The region’s hotel occupancy was 75.7 percent in July, a 3.6 percent year-over-year increase […]

In Antigua, a Focus on Film

Screenwriters to gather in Antigua By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda is hosting a regional retreat for screenwriters from around the Caribbean starting Friday. The two-day writers’ retreat is the second of a multi-phased programme launched by the […]


New All-Inclusive Resort Coming to Tulum

Karisma to debut new property in Mexican beach enclave By Dana Niland CJ Contributor A new beach resort is coming to Tulum on the Caribbean coast of Mexico. Karisma Hotels & Resorts has introduced the new El Dorado Seaside Suites located […]

Miami Beach's Pubbelly to Open Restaurant at Dominican Republic's Casa de Campo

Growing Miami brand to open first Caribbean eatery By Dana Niland CJ Contributor The Casa de Campo resort in the Dominican Republic has announced its partnership with the Miami-based Pubbelly Restaurant Group, which will open its Asian-inspired Pubbelly Sushi restaurant […]

This Cancun Resort’s New Culinary Push

A new focus on food By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Oasis Hotels & Resorts has debuted six new restaurants at its Grand Oasis complex in Cancun this year, following a $30 million renovation project that placed significant focus on elevating […]


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