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Cayman Islands “Fully Open For Business”

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Western Caribbean was untouched by this month’s major hurricanes, and the Cayman Islands is reminding travelers that it is “fully open for business.” “The Cayman Islands is fortunate to provide all travelers, including any …

Haiti-Based Sunrise Airways Expands Fleet

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Fast-growing Haiti-based airline Sunrise Airways has continued its fleet expansion with a new Boeing 737. The 168-seat aircraft is being acquired through a wet lease agreement with Czech Republic-based Travel Service. Sunrise will deploy the …

Jamaica Is the Next Big Golf Destination

 By Alexander Britell “I don’t want people to play golf while they’re in Jamaica,” Donnie Dawson says. “I want people to come to Jamaica to play golf.” While for years destinations like the Dominican Republic have been at the forefront …

LATEST NEWS

 By Guy Britton ATLANTA — The Caribbean was well represented at one of the longest running and largest travel agent educational events of the year last week: Delta Vacations University, which took place at the Georgia International Convention Center and showcased …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Norwegian Escape will be shifting its Eastern Caribbean itineraries to the Western Caribbean for the remainder of 2017, Norwegian Cruise Line announced. The changes come after the passage of Hurricane Maria and Irma impacted destinations …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The highly anticipated Park Hyatt St Kitts is “still on track” for a November 2017 opening, the property said in a statement. The news comes after the passage of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, which largely …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of the United Arab Emirates has announced the gift of $10 million to Caribbean nations and territories that were impacted by recent severe hurricanes. “The UAE is honored to stand by our friends …

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Gail Richards, who sent in this beautiful shot of a sunset on Seven Mile Beach in Negril, Jamaica. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the Caribbean’s leading resorts is making a quick comeback after Hurricane Maria. The Four Seasons Resort Nevis suffered “no major damage” from the passage of the storm this week, and will be ready …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Punta Cana’s airport has officially reopened after the passage of Hurricane Maria, officials announced. The airport, one of the busiest in the Caribbean, welcomed three flights from Delta out of New York and Atlanta. Punta …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The French Caribbean department of Guadeloupe avoided a direct hit from Hurricane Maria, although the storm caused the death of two people. The island did not see infrastructural damage, however, and within two to three …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean hotels continued their strong third quarter with another increase in occupancy last month, according to the latest data report from analytics specialist STR. The region’s hotel occupancy was 66.7 percent in August, a 1.8 …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Sir Richard Branson, whose own Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands was devastated by Hurricane Irma, is urging the creation of a long-term “Marshall Plan” for the British Virgin Islands, modeled on the massive …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Hurricane Maria made landfall on the Eastern Caribbean island of Dominica on Monday night as a Category 5 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 160 miles per hour, according to the NOAA’s National Hurricane Center. …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff With several islands steel reeling from the destructive force of Hurricane Irma, another major storm is barreling toward the Caribbean: Hurricane Maria. As of Sunday evening, Hurricane Maria was about 120 miles east-southeast of the …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor The appeal of swim-up suites ­– hotel rooms that open directly onto a private plunge or shared serpentine pool – is undeniable. Across the Caribbean, resorts with these room categories report that they’re consistently sold …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Fast-expanding JetBlue had another traffic surge in August, according to the New York City-based carrier’s latest data report. JetBlue tallied 4.42 billion revenue passenger miles in August, a 5 percent increase over the same period …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor You may know St. Croix jewelers Sonya Ltd as the originator of the hook bracelet, that classically Crucian silver or gold piece of jewelry that silently signals whether you’re single or taken, depending on whether …