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JetBlue Launches First-Ever Guyana Flights

 JetBlue just launched its first-ever flights to Guyana, Caribbean Journal has confirmed. The new service is operating four times each week between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Guyana’s Cheddi Jagan International Airport.  “JetBlue’s arrival in Guyana introduces …

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American Airlines Planning Pre-Flight Testing for Jamaica, The Bahamas

 American Airlines is planning to launch pre-flight COVID-19 testing on certain flights in the Caribbean region. The plan will begin with preflight COVID-19 testing for customers traveling to Jamaica and The Bahamas. Jamaica will be the first destination, with American …

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JetBlue’s Newest Caribbean Destination Is Guyana

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Fresh off an expansion to Guadeloupe, JetBlue has announced plans to launch new nonstop flights to Guyana on the southern edge of the Caribbean. The new flights will be operating daily from New York’s John …

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Bahamas Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis is urging regional leaders to explore new ways to grow tourism in the Caribbean — with the use of data chief among them. Minnis, the Bahamas’ Prime Minister and representative …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff American Airlines is now serving the southern edge of the Caribbean. The carrier has officially launched new nonstop flights from Miami to Guyana on the northern coast of South America. The new flights, which began …

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Sunwing Travel Group is adding six Caribbean all-inclusive hotels to its ever-expanding regional portfolio. The company has formed a strategic alliance with hotel group Rex Resorts, according to which Sunwing will operate six of the company’s …

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor As the Caribbean Community enters the new year, incoming CARICOM chairman and Haiti President Jovenel Moïse is moving to create the first climate resilient region in the world. He highlighted the rebuilding process after the hurricanes …

 Crime, strategy and the Caribbean Court of Jusice Belize Prime Minister Dean Barrow has assumed the chairmanship of CARICOM, succeeding Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart. The six-month chairmanship began Jan. 1. “Our resolution is to continue to strengthen our integration …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The United States Agency for International Development and the Caribbean Community have signed a $165 million agreement on development assistance support. CARICOM Secretary General Irwin LaRocque and USAID Eastern and Southern Caribbean Mission Director Christopher …

 Mission to oversee Sept. 7 vote By Dana NilandCJ Contributor CARICOM has announced it will mount an Electoral Observer Mission to monitor the general elections to be held in Trinidad and Tobago on September 7. The Chief of Mission is …

 Another new Caribbean diplomatic partner By Alexander Britell CARICOM and the Vatican have officially established diplomatic ties, the two sides announced this week. CARICOM Secretary General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque accepted the credentials of the Vatican’s first-ever Ambassador to CARICOM, Archbishop …

 Bahamas’ Christie gains fans after recent speech on tourism By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Bahamas Prime Minister Perry Christie’s recent speech underscoring the importance of tourism to the regional economy is finding support from the region’s hotel industry. The Caribbean Hotel & …

 Above: young entrepreneur Warren Cassell (centre) By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Private sector investment and entrepreneurship are key elements for sustainable growth and fighting unemployment in the Caribbean, CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, said this week at the opening of the …

 Above: United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in Barbados (UN Photo/Evan Schneider) By Dana NilandCJ Contributor United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who is visiting Barbados for the 2015 Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Summit, has commended Caribbean states for their initiatives towards …

 Above: Barbados (CJ Photo) By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart will assume chairmanship of the 15-member Caribbean Community (CARIOM) on July 1, replacing Prime Minister Perry Christie of the Bahamas. Stuart will first address CARICOM in …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A major new project is looking to put a significant dent in poverty in the Eastern Caribbean. The new multi-dimensional project was launched by five Organization of Eastern Caribbean States member states this week. The …

 Above: US President Barack Obama in Jamaica By the Caribbean Journal staff United States President Barack Obama became the first sitting president to visit Jamaica in more than 33 years with a visit to Jamaica this week. Obama arrived on …

 Above: Havana By the Caribbean Journal staff CARICOM is looking to deepen its science and technology ties with Cuba. The Caribbean Community announced that it would be sending a CARICOM Science Delegation to Cuba “in an effort to strengthen technology …