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New Best Western Opens in San Juan’s Condado District

 Above: the Condado Palm Inn & Suites (Photo: Best Western) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Condado Palm Inn & Suites has opened its doors in San Juan’s Condado district. The 151-room hotel is the first “Best Western Plus” to …

A Secret Beach in Grand Cayman

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonJetSetSarah WHAT’S NOT to love about Grand Cayman’s Seven-Mile Beach? Sugar-white sand; glassy turquoise waters; a string of hotels, restaurants and bars right on the sand (shout out to Calico Jack’s!); and a lively, in-the-thick-of-it vibe. But sometimes …

Earthquake Causes Shaking in Antigua, St Kitts, St Maarten, Guadeloupe

 Above: a map of the quake (USGS) A 4.8-magnitude earthquake caused shaking across the northeastern Caribbean on Saturday evening, according to the United States Geological Survey. The quake was felt as far north as St Maarten, as far south as …

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 After Caribbean Journal did a list of the top 10 beach bars in the Caribbean, Rum Journal thought it would be appropriate to do a companion list of the 10 best beach drinks in the Caribbean. Indeed, some of them happen …

 Above: the TCI House of Assembly By the Caribbean Journal staff The Director of Public Prosecutions in the Turks and Caicos Islands has dropped legal proceedings against a pair of American tourists arrested after single bullets were found in their …

 ST LUCIA might lead the Caribbean in spectacular views. Its towering pitons are magical to look at, and there are few better vantage points than the “Sanctuaries” at the Jade Mountain resort. At the peak of all the hotel’s rooms, …

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff International tourist arrivals to the Caribbean region are projected to reach 30 million by the year 2030, according to the Tourism Towards 2030 forecast from the UN World Tourism Organization. The …

 Above: Kingston (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Foreign direct investment to Jamaica rose 75 percent in 2012, according to preliminary data from the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean. That represented a total of …

 We continue our Best of the Caribbean series with a look at the small hotel properties that make the Caribbean tick — particularly those of 50 rooms or less. While the Caribbean has superb luxury resorts and all-inclusives, it has …

 Above: the event in the Champ de Mars (OP Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti President Michel Martelly marked two years in office Tuesday with a ceremony along the Champ de Mars in downtown Port-au-Prince, a site that had …

 Above: Minister Diane Ablonczy By the Caribbean Journal staff Canada’s Minister of State of Foreign Affairs, Diane Ablonczy, has begun a seven-day, seven-country trip to the Caribbean. Ablonczy is currently in the Bahamas, which she will visit along with St …

 Above: Old San Juan (All photos by Caribbean Journal) IS OLD SAN JUAN the most beautiful neighbourhood in the Caribbean? There’s certainly an argument to be made. Regardless, it’s difficult to find a place in the Caribbean with more postcard-perfect …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonJetSetSarah LEGEND HAS IT that if you bathe in the waters of Tobago’s Nylon Pool you’ll emerge looking 10 years younger. I’m skeptical about the fountain-of-youth claims but I’ve come to see for myself, as have scores of …

 Above: Cartagena IT MAY BE to the south, but much of Colombia is very much Caribbean. And Cartagena de Indias, the metropolis on the country’s northern coast, is not just the heart and soul of the Colombian Caribbean — it’s …

 IT’S REALLY the beaches that are the true stars of Mexico’s tourism hub of Cancun, with its power-soft white sand and bright turquoise slice of the Caribbean Sea. And you can see all of it from the Caribbean Suite at …

 By Michael W EdghillOp-Ed Contributor AS A REGION, the Caribbean stands at the threshold of opportunity. As with all moments of opportunity, they also come with the simultaneous risks of not achieving the possible and instead, sliding backwards and losing …

 They’re some of the major reasons we all love the Caribbean — an ice cold beer or rum punch, the sand at your feet and the sea in your sight. The Caribbean’s beach bars have all of them in full …

 Above: Sharie Watchman de’Castro (All photos by JFB) By the Caribbean Journal staff British Virgin Islands native Sharie Watchman de’Castro won the Miss Caribbean World pageant this past weekend in Tortola. She took home the top honour, besting first runner …