Dominican Republic Getting $150M For Coronavirus Response

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The World Bank has released $150 million to the Dominican Republic to help the country in its fight against the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. The funds have been disbursed from a “contingent credit line” from the World Bank known as the […]


LATAM Cuts Operations by 95 Percent in April Due to Coronavirus

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Leading South American carrier LATAM has reduced its operations by 95 percent this month, the company told Caribbean Journal.  The move comes in light of border closures and lower demand amid the coronavirus pandemic.  “Measures will be evaluated on an […]

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How Turks and Caicos Is Boosting Real Estate Amid Coronavirus

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The government of Turks and Caicos has approved a stimulus package amid the coronavirus pandemic, of which several provisions will cover real estate.  Chief among them will be a 50 percent reduction in Stamp Duty for three months, along with […]


How Sandals Resorts Is Helping Its Team Members

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Sandals Resorts all over the Caribbean to provide care packages for its team members as the region works to fight the coronavirus epidemic.  Like many hotels all over the world, Sandals Resorts International recently announced that it would be closing […]

Carnival, Cunard Extend Cruise Pause

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Carnival says it is extending its pause in operation through May 11, the company announced this week.  Carnival said all North America sailings will be paused until May 11, “as COVID-19 continues to impact global health and commerce.” For now, […]

Jamaica Confident Tourism Will Get Back to “Full Strength”

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It’s a time of great uncertainty for the global travel industry, but Jamaica Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett said he has “every confidence that the tourism industry will get back to full strength at some point.” Of course, it may look […]


STR: How Coronavirus Has Impacted Caribbean Hotel Performance

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Amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Caribbean hotels showed double-digit performance declines during the weeks ending with March 14 and March 21 2020, according to preliminary weekly data from STR.   Before we get into the details of that impact, it […]

St Kitts and Nevis Declares State of Emergency to Fight Coronavirus

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St Kitts and Nevis has ramped up its efforts against the novel coronavirus with the imposition of a State of Emergency in the twin-island federation.  The declaration imposes a curfew for all citizens between 7PM and 5 AM every day […]

American Airlines Extending Change Fee Waivers

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American Airlines says it is extending its change fee waivers for customers who purchase travel through April 15.  The move aimed at giving customers “additional flexibility in purchasing travel in light of concerns around coronavirus,” according to the world’s largest […]


St Kitts and Nevis Shuts Borders in Measure Against Coronavirus

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The twin-island federation of St Kitts and Nevis is the latest Caribbean country to implement aggressive measures to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus.  St Kitts and Nevis, which just confirmed its first cases of coronavirus, said it was […]

Caribbean Airlines Keeping Up Cargo Operations Amid Coronavirus

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Trinidad-based regional airline Caribbean Airlines is continuing its cargo operations amid coronavirus, the carrier said.  The company continues to operate its cargo freighter flights and ground transport trucking services moving cargo between the United States and the Cribbean.  Much of […]

How The Bahamas Is Tackling Coronavirus

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The Bahamas has put in a series of strong measures in a bid to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus.  Bahamas Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis has put in a new “Emergency Order” effective through March 31 that will […]


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