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Irma Hits Cuba, Nears Florida

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Hurricane Irma was moving near the north coast of Cuba on Saturday evening, heading toward the Florida Keys, according to the latest projections from the NOAA. The storm was pounding the north coast of Cuba, …

Irma in Cuba; Hurricane Jose Nears Caribbean

 Above: the path of Hurricane Jose By the Caribbean Journal staff As Hurricane Irma made landfall in Cuba and headed to Florida, another hurricane got closer to the Caribbean on Friday: Hurricane Jose. Hurricane Jose was about 265 miles east-southeast …

Irma Heads Toward Bahamas, Cuba

 By the Caribbean Journal staff After pummeling much of the northeastern Caribbean approached Cuba and the Bahamas on Friday, weakening slightly to a Category 4 storm. Maximum sustained winds were down to around 150 mph, a drop from the 185 …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Caribbean’s Leeward Islands on Tuesday evening and early Wednesday morning as a potentially catastrophic Category 5 hurricane. Irma thrashed Barbuda with 185-mph winds before making landfall in St Barth …

 Port Canaveral has been chosen by Norwegian Cruise Line to host the Norwegian Sun, which will offer four-day all inclusive cruises to Havana, Cuba and Key West, and three-day cruises to the Bahamas beginning May 2018. “Port Canaveral is proud …

 There were 39,434 hotel rooms across 226 projects under contract in the Caribbean and Mexico last month, according to the latest data from analytics firm STR. The total represented a 39 percent increase in rooms under contract compared to May …

 Haiti-based Sunrise Airways has added a major new addition to its expanding fleet: a new Airbus A320. The 150-seat aircraft features 12 seats in first class and 138 in economy. “The type of expansion we are pursuing throughout the Caribbean …

 The Caribbean saw a slight increase in tourist arrivals in the first quarter, helped significantly by continued strong growth from Cuba, according to the latest numbers from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The region reported 8.7 million international tourist arrivals in …

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 By some estimates, when Cuba transitions to a market-oriented economy and resolves its various disputes with the U.S., the island nation will require more than $50 billion of investment to modernize its economy. Recent improvements in U.S.-Cuba relations have opened …

 The United Nations Development Programme has released the latest edition of its Human Development Index, it’s periodic  ranking that effectively names the best countries in the world to live in. The index is based on a number of factors, including …

 Looking ahead in Cuba By Alex ZozayaCEO of Apple Leisure Group History was recently made when American Airlines and Jet Blue became the first U.S. airlines to land passenger flights in Havana in more than 50 years. More U.S. airlines …

 When Peggy Goldman fell into a chance 36 years ago to organize a journey to Israel for 200 Holocaust survivors, her lack of experience in the industry didn’t deter her ambition to transform lives through the power of travel. That …

 The Cuba Journal is reporting that Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz, born August 13, 1926, has died on November 25, 2016. Castro was a Cuban politician and revolutionary who governed the Republic of Cuba as Prime Minister from 1959 to 1976 followed …

 Simons Chase, Editor in Chief of Cuba Journal, Caribbean Journal’s sister publication, will be giving a major talk on Cuba travel next week in Puerto Rico. Chase will headline an update on the State of Cuba Travel at the Expo …

 By Simons ChaseCuba Journal HAITI — On a bright February morning amid a mild westerly breeze, a newly painted plane sticks out like a fresh blade of grass as it parks and prepares to load passengers on the tarmac of …

 Sunrise Airways has expanded its service to Cuba with the launch of its first-ever flights to Camaguey, Cuba. The new route is the first to feature the carrier’s new 46-seat ATR 42-320 aircraft, which was added to the Sunrise fleet last week. “These new flights …

 Regional air carrier InterCaribbean Airways is launching flights between Providenciales, Turks and Caicos and Havana, the company announced this week. The new nonstop flights will launch May 1. Outbound flights from Turks and Caicos will operate on Tuesdays and Thursdays, …

 A huge new island project By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor MSC Cruises has announced plans to develop its own private Caribbean island experience in the Bahamas. The company said it would be spending around $200 million on the project. Bahamian Prime …