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How to Travel to The Bahamas Right Now

 The Bahamas has entered a new phase of its tourism reopening — and the country’s mandatory vacation-in-place requirement has been waived. The Bahama’s new travel protocols officially took effect this weekend: all travelers need to obtain a negative PCR test five …

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Antigua’s Carlisle Bay Resort to Reopen in October

 Another top Antigua resort is opening its doors next month.  The luxe Carlisle Bay resort in Antigua will welcome back guests on Oct. 10, the property confirmed.  The beach resort set on the southern coast of Antigua joins a number …

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Bahamas Updates Testing Requirements for Visitors

 The Bahamas has updated its COVID-19 testing protocols for visitors to the destination.  Travelers must now present a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken within 10 days of arrival.  The proof of negative result is part of the required Bahamas Health …

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 On June 15, The Bahamas officially reopened its borders to boaters and private aviation — but on July 1, the destination will officially welcome back tourists from around the world.  That means all of The Bahamas, from Grand Bahama to …

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 The COVID-19 crisis presents an opportunity for the Caribbean to upgrade its tourism product, according to Frank Comito, the CEO of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association. Speaking on a recent Foreign Press Association webinar, Comito explained how the Caribbean hospitality …

 What’s the future for medical tourism in Jamaica? For Jamaica Industry Minister Anthony Hilton, it’s a bright one, if the country gets the support it needs. The government already has worked out a draft medical tourism policy paper, Hylton said, …

 A focus on health By Kenny MoiseOp-Ed Contributor Across the globe, the number of migrants has risen in the recent years. This phenomenon is exacerbated by the growing poverty in regions like Sub-Saharan Africa and wars in others like Syria. …

 A new program to target vulnerable hospitals By the Caribbean Journal staff A new project by the Pan American Health Organization is promoting “safe, green and smart” hospitals in the Caribbean. Nearly seven out of every 10 hospitals in Latin …

 Above: Bahamas Health Minister Dr Perry Gomez By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas has big plans for stem cell medicine. The country’ has officially launched its “stem cell industry,” Health Minister Dr Perry Gomez announced at a ceremony last …

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor MOST times when we speak about economic and social development, many of us think about the cost of infrastructure or costs associated with the government providing stimulus to the economy. Or if we talk about reducing …

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica has big plans in the country’s health sector, according to Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit. Five years after the country made health care free for those under 18 and over 60 …

 By Paul HayCJ Contributor The fifth “Global Ministerial Summit” was held in Washington, DC on Sept. 21. Ministers of health, tourism and economic development, trade commissioners, and health attachés from 25 nations gathered to discuss medical tourism challenges and offer …

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor LAST month I was a member of the delegation that visited Cuba with Jamaica Health Minister Dr Fenton Ferguson to look at that country’s preparation for Ebola, and thus take back some lessons for implementation in …

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor THE world has, in recent weeks, been very concerned with the Ebola virus and more importantly, containing it. Here in Jamaica, we have been dealing with the effects of the chikungunya virus, more commonly referred to …

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor WHILE we debate the economic challenges facing Jamaica, there is an emerging crisis that many are not speaking of, but which we must address as a country. This is the health of our population, and as …

 By Shomari Scott Op-Ed Contributor AS THE world’s population ages, non-communicable diseases continue to rise in frequency and healthcare costs inflate at an alarming rate, the issue of creating a healthcare destination that provides a high quality service for far …

 Above: the Dominican Republic (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic will soon be receiving a $100 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank following its approval this week. The loan aims to boost health care in …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A pair of Caribbean regional tourism organizations have signed an agreement to partner with the Caribbean Public Health Agency. The Caribbean Tourism Organization and the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association agreed earlier this month on …