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JetBlue Gets Final Approval For Service to Trinidad and Tobago

 Above: Port of Spain (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago’s Civil Aviation Authority has issued JetBlue its operating licence to begin service to Port of Spain, the Ministry of Transport announced. The New York City-based carrier …

British Virgin Islands’ Seismic Monitoring System Gets a Boost

 Above: the BVI By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands’ seismic monitoring system has gotten a new boost. The territory recently saw the installation of a tide gauge that is part of a regional tsunami warning system currently …

Aruba’s Holiday Inn Resort Nears Completion of $20M Renovation

 Above: the Holiday Inn Resort Aruba By the Caribbean Journal staff The Holiday Inn Resort Aruba is entering the final phase of its $20 million refurbishment programme. The project, which included a new pool and jacuzzi, a new lobby and …

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 Above: Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (centre) with their awards By teh Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s sprinters remain on top of the world. Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce swept the IAAF’s Athlete of the Year awards, with both receiving their …

 Above: the Bahamas By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas should see a boost in economic growth beginning in 2014, according to the International Monetary Fund. The fund said that a reduction in tourist arrivals and in the completion of …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff We continue our series on the World Bank’s Caribbean data by looking at another statistic: population growth. We’ve already looked at the Caribbean’s richest countries by GDP per capita, by population density, by life expectancy …

 Above: UN peacekeepers in Haiti (UN Photo/Jesus Serrano Redondo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Sandra Honore, the head of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti, issued a statement this week expressing concern over recent incidents of violence in the …

 Above: Guadeloupe (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell US carrier JetBlue has announced the addition of new interline agreements with both LIAT and Seaborne Airlines. The move opens up a number of new destinations for travelers from the US, including service …

 This week’s Caribbean Photo of the Week come to us from CJ reader Doris Gross, who took this snapshot of the beach in Negril, Jamaica. Do you have a great photo of the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com with “Caribbean …

 Above: the Ritz-Carlton Aruba By the Caribbean Journal staff The newest Ritz-Carlton in the Caribbean is set to open its doors next week. The Ritz-Carlton Aruba will officially open on Nov. 22 on Aruba’s Palm Beach. The 320-room property will …

 By Nigel SpenceCJ Contributor MY FIRST experience of Thanksgiving in the United States after migrating from Jamaica as a boy was at my family’s home in Mount Vernon, NY. Not quite familiar with all the particulars of this holiday other than the musings from …

 Above: Tobago Cays (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff A group of marine parks in St Vincent and the Grenadines and Grenada will be receiving new support starting next year. The support is part of the second phase of …

 Above: Grenada By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada and Ecuador are looking to deepen their bilateral relationship. Ecuador’s Ambassador to Grenada, Galo Yepez Holguin, met Thursday with Grenada Foreign Minister Nickolas Steele, aiming to “formalize a mechanism of bilateral cooperation” …

 Above: the Naked Fisherman Beach Bar & Grill in St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia has its newest beach bar, with the opening of the Naked Fisherman Beach Bar & Grill at the Cap Maison resort. The …

 The Caribbean is a hiking paradise. Yes, you may think first about beaches and pools, but when it comes to great trails in the Caribbean, there is a world of opportunities, from dormant volcanos to lush rainforests. Here’s a list …

 The Caribbean is the most popular cruising destination in the world, and the cruise industry is one of the most significant drivers of Caribbean tourism . In the 2011/2012 cruise year, for example, cruise tourism led to more than 45,000 …

 Above: King Willem-Alexander on the royal visit (Photo: SMG) By the Caribbean Journal staff King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands visited St Maarten this week, the first stop on a tour of the Kingdom of the Netherlands’ Caribbean …

 Above: Trinidad (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The greater Caribbean region is now the world’s first-ever “Sustainable Tourism Zone,” following ratification by member states of the Association of Caribbean States. The convention creating the Sustainable Tourism Zone officially …

 

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