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Here’s How You Can Help Puerto Rico Right Now

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean island of Puerto Rico was battered by Hurricane Maria, and the island now faces a humanitarian crisis. Much of the island is still without power, while water and food are increasingly scarce and …

Gansevoort Turks and Caicos to Reopen Oct. 5

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Another top Turks and Caicos resort is opening its doors in the wake of Irma and Maria. The Gansevoort Turks and Caicos will reopen for the fall and winter season on Oct. 5. The property …

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St Thomas Airport Reopens

 By the Caribbean Journal staff In a significant boost for the hard-hit island of St Thomas, the Cyril E. King Airport is set to reopen on Thursday for commercial flights. The announcement was made by US Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth …

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Nevis is open for business is usual after the passage of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, tourism officials said this week. “We are incredibly thankful that Nevis has had no structural damage as a result of both …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Barth’s port of Gustavia will soon be welcoming back cruise ships to the island, according to officials from the St Barth Tourism Committee. The first ship to call on St Barth will be Crystal …

Calmos Cafe

 By the Caribbean Journal staff It was one of St Martin’s legendary beach bars: Calmos Cafe, the always-happening nightlife and culture hub in the heart of the French Caribbean town of Grand Case. But as it did for much of …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Norwegian Escape will be shifting its Eastern Caribbean itineraries to the Western Caribbean for the remainder of 2017, Norwegian Cruise Line announced. The changes come after the passage of Hurricane Maria and Irma impacted destinations …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The island of St Barth was pummeled by Hurricane Irma, but it’s making a strong recovery so far, according to initial reports. One hotel calls it “St Barth 2.0.” All roads have been cleared, while …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The beloved Grand Case Beach Club hotel was hit during Hurricane Irma, and now its staff and their families need help, both to rebuild their homes and their lives. The property has set up a …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas’ Bimini Sands Resort has reopened after escaping Hurricane Irma without significant structural damage, the property announced. The property has a total of 214 condominium units on the island of South Bimini, with a …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The island of Tortola was not spared the wrath of Hurricane Irma, but the island’s most legendary hotel is making a quick comeback. The Sugar Mill Hotel and Restaurant, set on Tortola’s Apple Bay, is …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The French Caribbean island of Martinique was spared after Tuesday’s encounter with Hurricane Irma, officials said. Martinique’s Aime Cesaire International Airport reopened on Tuesday morning, with ports scheduled to reopen on Thursday. “In Martinique, reconnaissance …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The island of St Croix in the US Virgin Islands was “severely impacted” by the passage of Hurricane Maria, according to a statement US Virgin Islands Tourism Commissioner Beverly Nicholson-Doty. The eye of the Category …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Nevis’ Relais & Chateaux hotel is coming back soon. The Montpelier Plantation & Beach is reopening Oct. 8 after seeing no damage from Hurricanes Irma and Maria, according to a statement. The property, set on …

 Above: the projected path of Maria By the Caribbean Journal staff Hurricane Maria pummeled the island of St Croix early Wednesday before making landfall in Puerto Rico. The eye of Maria was located over Eastern Puerto Rico at 8 AM …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Sir Richard Branson, whose own Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands was devastated by Hurricane Irma, is urging the creation of a long-term “Marshall Plan” for the British Virgin Islands, modeled on the massive …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Beach Enclave villa collection in Turks and Caicos is planning to reopen all nine of its villas on Oct. 12, the property said in a statement. Beach Enclave sustained no structural damage due to …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff With several islands steel reeling from the destructive force of Hurricane Irma, another major storm is barreling toward the Caribbean: Hurricane Maria. As of Sunday evening, Hurricane Maria was about 120 miles east-southeast of the …