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Silver Airways Acquires Seaborne to Create Major New Caribbean Airline

 By Alexander Britell There’s a new power player in Caribbean aviation. Fort Lauderdale-based airline Silver Airways has acquired San Juan-based Caribbean regional airline Seaborne Airlines in what could be a transformative move for the region’s air sector. Silver has closed …

Norwegian Bliss Readies for Launch

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Norwegian Cruise Line’s highly anticipated Norwegian Bliss cruise ship took another big step toward its debut this week, departing Meyer Weft in Germany. The ship is just two months away from its official launch as …

Port Canaveral Just Set a New Passenger Record

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Florida’s Port Canaveral just set a new record for cruise passenger movements, the port announced in a statement this week. Port Canaveral has logged 4.5 million cruise passenger movements so far in 2017, already outpacing …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Disney Cruise Line is expanding its offerings to the Caribbean for 2019, the company announced this week. The new slate of sailing is highlighted by three special “Disney Wonder” cruises from San Juan to the …

 By David P. RoweCJ Contributor Moses Delgado was as one of the leading businessmen in nineteenth century Jamaica as well as being a civil rights leader and pioneer in the commercial development of Kingston — and a major figure in the …

 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, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Bahamian national carrier Bahamasair has officially launched its new weekly service between Nassau and the Haitian city of Cap-Haitien. The flights were inaugurated with a ceremony at Cap Haitien’s Hugo Chavez International Airport. Haiti Tourism …

 Fort Lauderdale-based carrier Silver Airways, which operates flights in Florida and the Bahamas, is planning a major expansion, the company announced this week. Silver signed a letter of intent to renew and expand its fleet with up to 50 new …

 Second time for the Mexican Caribbean destination By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association Conference and Trade Show will take place this year in Cozumel for the second time, bringing with it the potential for a significant economic boost. …

 Above: “The Perfect Balance” by artist Elisa Lejuez By Dana NilandCJ Contributor In honor of the tenth anniversary of Caribbean-American heritage month, Miramar Cultural Center and Latin American Art Pavilion have collaborated to present an art exhibit called “Caribbean Colorful …

 Above: Havana By the Caribbean Journal staff There could soon be a new way to get to Cuba from the United States: by sea. A Florida-based company called CubaKat says it is looking to develop high-speed catamaran ferry service between …

 Above: Carnival Corporation & plc Chairman Micky Arison (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Corporation & plc Chairman Micky Arison has been appointed as the new executive committee chairman of the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association. Arison takes over from …

 Above: St Maarten By the Caribbean Journal staff The Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association has officially begun its annual conference and trade show. This year’s conference, the 21st of its kind, is taking place in St Maarten, bringing together around 1000 tourism …

 Above: the Grand Lucayan on Grand Bahama By the Caribbean Journal staff The Grand Lucayan Bahamas has named Patricia Bradley its new national sales manager. Bradley, who will be based in Florida, will work to “develop effective strategies with a …

 Above: a map of the quake (graphic: United States Geological Survey) By the Caribbean Journal staff A 4.2-magnitude earthquake struck off the southern coast of Cuba on Monday evening, according to data from the United States Geological Survey. The quake …

 Above: a map of the quake (graphic: United States Geological Survey) By the Caribbean Journal staff Another earthquake has caused shaking in Cuba and the Florida Keys, according to the United States Geological Survey. The 4.3-magnitude quake occurred at around …

 Above: the opening ceremony last week By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas has relocated its tourism call up centre from Florida to Freeport, Grand Bahama. The call centre’s move is part of what Prime Minister Perry Christie called part …

 Above: Jay-Z By the Caribbean Journal staff Jay-Z’s recent trip to Havana led to a national controversy, and now the rapper has released a new song addressing it. The song, “Open Letter,” was released on Jay Z’s Life+Times blog. Jay-Z’s …