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The Caribbean’s Number One Regatta Is in Antigua

 By the Caribbean Journal staff It isn’t just a week of sailing. It’s the Caribbean’s number one regatta, and it’s one of the leading events on the regional calendar. Period. And the 51st edition of Antigua Sailing Week is ready …

A Climate of Change for Caribbean Internet

 By Gerard BestCJ Contributor Spring storms with winter qualities clobbered North America this week, threatening Canada with slow-moving storms, and pounding the United States with near-record snowfall in the midwest, low temperatures in the south and tornadoes further east. You …

Paradisus Is Expanding in the Mexican Caribbean

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A new Paradisus-branded resort is coming to the Mexican Caribbean. The new Paradisus Playa Mujeres is Melia Hotels International’s newest project in the region, with plans to open later this year in the Playa Mujeres …

LATEST NEWS

 By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s another real estate project coming to one of the Caribbean’s greatest beaches. Baraud Developments has announced the launch of the new Eleven Parc project, a collection of luxury townhomes on Seven Mile Beach in …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Delta Air Lines is planning a major Caribbean expansion out of New York City. The carrier has announced plans to launch new flights to Nassau, The Bahamas, Kingston, Jamaica and Port-au-Prince, Haiti this year. Delta …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the region’s most important tourism gatherings is coming to The Bahamas. The Caribbean Tourism Organization’s State of the Industry Conference is holding its 2018 edition in The Bahamas this October. SOTIC, as it’s …

 By Alexander Britell There’s a new power player in Caribbean aviation. Fort Lauderdale-based airline Silver Airways has acquired San Juan-based Caribbean regional airline Seaborne Airlines in what could be a transformative move for the region’s air sector. Silver has closed …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao has long been home to some of the Caribbean’s coolest beach bars, from far-off spots like Kokomo to full-fledged beach destinations like Mambo. But now the island has another …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal subscriber Rita Lefler, who sent in this lovely shot taken from the upper deck of her beach house in Hopkins, Belize. “Lovely view of the Caribbean and …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff When it opened its doors in 1956, it was the place to be in Santo Domingo, if not the Caribbean. El Embajador was the musical hotspot, the filming destination, the political meeting point. Indeed, its …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the Caribbean’s greatest hotels is planning its return following Hurricane Irma. The Oetker Collection’s legendary Eden Rock St Barths is planning to reopen in December of 2018, according to a statement from St …

curacao condor

 By the Caribbean Journal staff German air carrier Condor is launching a new nonstop route to the Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao. Beginning in Nov. 6, 2018, Condor will be launching nonstop service between Frankfurt, Germany and Curaçao. The flights will operate …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina was on hand this week to inaugurate Hilton’s newest Caribbean hotel: the new Hampton by Hilton Santo Domingo Airport. The newest hotel in the capital has a rooftop swimming pool, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Norwegian Cruise Line has officially taken delivery of its newest cruise ship: the 168,028-gross-ton Norwegian Bliss. The new ship was completed by Meyer Werft in Germany after an 18-month building period. “Norwegian Bliss is one …

 By Alexander Britell You’re in a far-off bar somewhere. Or even a bar in a major city in America. You order rum. What do you hear? “Well, we have Captain Morgan, we have Bacardi…” And that’s usually it. While the …

Dominican Republic

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean hotel occupancy continued its 2018 decline in March, according to the latest data from hotel analytics firm STR. The region’s hotels reported occupancy of 73.9 percent, a 2.2 percent decline compared to March of …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Playa del Carmen’s Mahekal Beach Resort has appointed a new director of sales and marketing, the property told Caribbean Journal.  The Mexican Caribbean resort has named Maria Elena Armenta to the role, in which she …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff JetBlue is growing again in the Caribbean. The carrier has announced the planned start of nonstop service between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood and Grand Cayman in the Cayman Islands beginning Oct. 25. The flights will operate daily, …