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Apple Leisure Group’s AMResorts Expanding to St Lucia

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Apple Leisure Group subsidiary AMResorts, the Caribbean’s fastest-growing hotel company, is expanding again with a pair of new resorts in St Lucia. AMResorts will manage two new luxury all inclusive resorts in what will be …

Exploring San Nicolas, Aruba’s Next Culture Capital

 By Alexander Britell SAN NICOLAS — The Aruba Rum Shop has been here on Route 1 for almost eight decades, since the beginning of the oil refinery, when a small bottle of rum was precisely what you needed at the …

5 Experiences to Try in Cancun This Summer

 Heading to Cancun this summer? There’s a host of options to check out for every kind of traveler, from more traditional activities to secret island getaways. Here are five experiences to try in Cancun right now. Isla Holbox Those seeking …

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The St. Eustatius Tourism Development Foundation and the St. Eustatius Business Association will be hosting the first Statia Taste of the Cultures event on May 26. The event is billed as a cross-cultural community experience that …

 How to Move to: Nassau By the Caribbean Journal staff We continue our How to Move series by heading further north to the Bahamian island of New Providence, best known by the name of its major city, Nassau. So what’s …

 Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival set for 10th edition By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Film enthusiasts will gather in Trinidad and Tobago this September for the tenth annual Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival. This year’s TTFF will feature films from and …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor It has neither roof nor doors. No stained glass windows nor polished pews. And it’s been many years since a congregation has worshipped here. Yet Nevis’ Cottle Church is possibly the most significant Christian house …

 Above: Cuba By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Apple Vacations is launching a new People-to-People Educational programme featuring two different tours to Cuba. The tours, which will launch July 9, will give travelers the opportunity to “immerse” themselves in Cuban culture through …

 Above: Fass, Paul Kain By David CaveCJ Contributor Paul Kain’s From the Streets (2015) : The Absence of Pretense The 27 pieces of Paul Kain’s latest exhibition at Soft Box Gallery hit you; like someone smacking you to the floor …

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica is looking to inject more funding into the country’s Ministry of Culture. New Dominica Culture Minister Justina Charles says “culture needs to be preserved and therefore needs more attention to …

 Above: Derek Walcott By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia’s Folk Research Centre has partnered with the Alliance Francaise to present its annual Music, Storytelling and Poetry Fiesta, which this year will honour Nobel Laureate and St Lucia native Derek …

 Above: Port-au-Prince (Caribbean Journal photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Ministers of Culture from across the Latin America and Caribbean region have begun a major conference in Port-au-Prince. The sixth Inter-American Meeting of Minister of Culture and Highest Appropriate Authorities …

 Above: Etana By the Caribbean Journal staff Reggae star Etana will headline the Reggae Culture Salute in Brooklyn in November, according to the Coalition to Preserve Reggae Music, which organizes the annual event. Etana has recently been touring to promote …

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Next month, Dominica will be celebrating its annual World Creole Music Festival — one of the region’s major music festivals. When the festival was first established in 1997, the aim was …

 Above: Cherry Natural (All photos by CJ – SGG)   By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor IT DIDN’T take place “pon di river,” but the third installation of the Kingston, Jamaica literary festival seemed no less successful for it. Held for …

 By K Denaye HindsCJ Contributor HOW DOES one identify one Caribbean Island from another? For the unassuming traveler wanting to have a great time in a sun-filled destination, how do they differentiate? How are our islands achieving unity as a …

 Above: Havana By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica and Cuba have signed an agreement on cultural cooperation. The agreement was signed by Cuba Culture Minister Rafael Bernal and Jamaica Culture Minister Lisa Hanna on Thursday. “We want a cultural revolution …

 By Marcia Forbes, PhD CJ Contributor A FEW DAYS AGO I attended a conference called “The Business of Sport.” Several representatives from various sporting bodies, including the Olympics Association, ESPN, NFL and West Indies Cricket, were in attendance alongside government …