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Hurricane Maria Heads Northwest After Hammering Puerto Rico

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Hurricane Maria clobbered Puerto Rico on Wednesday, sending it into a total island-wide blackout, with reports of significant property damage. It was not yet clear how much damage had been wrought, nor was it yet …

Bahamasair Returns to Normal Operations

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Bahamian national carrier Bahamasair has returned to normal operations, the company said in a statement on Tuesday. The carrier has resumed normal scheduled service to all of its destinations. That includes its flights to the …

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 …

LATEST NEWS

 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 …

 Regional carrier Winair has canceled all of its flights on Tuesday Sept. 5 and Wednesday Sept. 6 due to the imminent passing of Hurricane Irma in the northeastern Caribbean. The company said it hoped to restart “limited services” on Thursday, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Fast-growing Haiti-based airline Sunrise Airways is launching new nonstop flights between Miami and Port-au-Prince. Sunrise will also be launching service between Orlando and Port-au-Prince, with both routes beginning service on Oct. 17. Flights from Miami …

 By Paul HayCJ Contributor Doing Business 2017: Equal Opportunity for All is the 14th in the long-standing series of co-publications by the World Bank and International Financial Corporation (IFC). This annual report on the ease in doing business, now in …

 Suriname-based air carrier Fly All Ways has launched new flights between Curaçao and Suriname’s capital, Paramaribo. Fly All Ways will be operating the flight twice weekly between the two destinations. The company operates flights to destinations including Haiti, St. Maarten, …

 St. Maarten-based regional carrier Winair has launched what is a major expansion for the company, with new jet flights serving the destinations of Haiti and Curacao. The service will be operated twice weekly on Winair’s new MD-83 jets on Tuesdays …

 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 Marriott Port-au-Prince hotel in Haiti has appointed Chef Karem Khater as its new Executive Chef. A native of Egypt with more than 14 years of experience in the culinary arts, Chef Khater most recently served as the Executive Sous …

 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 …

 JetBlue is expanding its service to the Caribbean with a new route to Haiti. The carrier has announced plans to launch nonstop flights between Port-au-Prince’s Toussaint Louverture International Airport and Orlando International Airport later this year. The flights are projected …

 Sunrise Airways has appointed Richard Rose to the position of Chief Operating Officer. A veteran of more than 25 years in the aviation industry, Rose has served in managerial, administrative, and consultative capacities with a wide range of airline companies …

 Bahamasair has a new destination: Haiti. The carrier made its inaugural flight to Port-au-Prince this week as it touched down at Toussaint Louverture International Airport. The ATR-42, 50-seat turboprop aircraft – one of the carrier’s newest fleet acquired in 2015 …

 The pace of new hotel development in the Caribbean hasn’t slowed in recent years as more investors jump into the Caribbean and management companies continue to expand. That means there’s another exciting slate of new hotel properties set to come …

 Dutch Caribbean-based carrier InselAir has unveiled a new flight schedule to Haiti for the winter tourist season. The company will be offering nonstop flights between Miami and Port-au-Prince four times per week on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays. The flights …

Marriott Port-au-Prince GM

 The Marriott Port-au-Prince in Haiti has named a new general manager, the property announced Wednesday. The hotel has appointed Ellen Wouters to the role, in which she will hold ultimate responsibility for the full scope of hotel operations and financial …