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Shaggy Is Spreading Caribbean Christmas Cheer in Jamaica and Beyond

 If you can’t be in the Caribbean this holiday season, the new Christmas album by reggae star Shaggy will fill your stocking with island cheer. The multi-Grammy Award winner and native of Kingston, Jamaica says the record was inspired by …

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St Croix’s Christmas Festival Is Going Virtual

 St Croix’s popular Crucian Christmas Festival is going virtual this year.  The island’s annual holiday fete will run virtually from Dec. 11 to Jan. 6, with a “robust” lineup of music, entertainment and online events, according to the US Virgin …

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USVI Tourism Launches Division of Festivals

 By the Caribbean Journal staff From the popular “Ag” Festival to Crucian Christmas, the USVI is one of the Caribbean’s hubs for great events. And now the territory’s Department of Tourism has launched a new division to enhance these assets. …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Beaches, parties, yachts, turquoise waters, cocktails and spectacular music. If a BVI vacation feels like Christmas in July, well, it actually is. This year is the latest annual edition of the BVI’s Christmas in July …

 By Alexander Britell FREDERIKSTED – Nobody seems quite sure what it’s called. The Festival Village? The Village Festival? The Christmas Village? (Actually, it’s the Christmas Festival). All that matters is that come Dec. 26 each year, Crucians say a simple …

 By Nigel Spence CJ Contributor As we approach my most favorite time of the year, I am somewhat saddened by the backdrop of fear and apprehension that has slowly taken over our Nation and which now understandably lurks in the …

 Where celebrities spent the holidays By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonTravel Editor If you spent the holidays in the Caribbean you were in good company; several celebrities swapped sunshine for snow and enjoyed some downtime in our favorite part of the world. Social …

 A Caribbean Christmas Tree Made From Bamboo By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Oh, Christmas tree! We’re merry impressed with this inventive Caribbean riff on the traditional fir tree in the lobby of the Hyatt Regency Trinidad in Port-Of-Spain. The show-stopping, …

 The Caribbean’s most wine-friendly hotel has a special twist By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor It looks like it’s going to be a very merry Christmas in Nassau, where the Christmas tree at the venerable hotel and restaurant Graycliff, is made …

 A sweet wintertime treat By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor The pina colada is Puerto Rico’s national drink but at this time of year tastebuds are tempted by another rum-and-coconut concoction, coquito. Made with white Puerto Rican rum and coconut …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor In the Caribbean you don’t need snow or chilly temps to put us in a festive mood. Instead, you can get your holiday spirit the island way: with actual spirits! So as we celebrate the …

 By Nigel SpenceCJ Contributor Christmas time is here once again, folks, and, if asked, I would have to say, it is one of my absolute favorite times of the year. You know, I used to find it puzzling, (until now) …

 By Nigel SpenceCJ Contributor AS CHRISTMAS ( or “The Holidays” to some) arrives, I find myself transported into a state of nostalgia. Memories of my youth flash to mind, taking me back to a time when life was simple and …

 Maybe you feel like trading pine trees for palm trees next week. Even if you do, it’s not always easy to find a room in what is the early stage of peak season in the Caribbean, with many deals and …

 Above: a new LIAT plane By the Caribbean Journal staff Regional air carrier LIAT says it is “doing everything” to make travelers’ Christmas journeys “as smooth as possible” this year. The company is currently in the midst of a fleet …

 By Nigel SpenceCJ Contributor Being right in the middle of the holiday season, there never seems to be enough time or energy for us to get things done. There are so many tasks to complete that the thought of baking …

 Merry Christmas from everyone at Caribbean Journal! May you have a happy and healthy holiday. Sincerely, CJ

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbadians are being urged to pay attention to labour laws as Christmas approaches, according to Labour Officer Yvette Walcott-Dennis. “The Labour Department has recognised that the holiday season is not only about good cheer but …