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Hurricane Dorian Leaves the Caribbean, Heads for the Atlantic

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The newly-renamed Hurricane Dorian has exited the Caribbean Sea, heading into the Atlantic, leaving a trail of heavy rain. While parts of The Bahamas could remain in the crosshairs of the storm, the region emerged …

Dorian Nears Hurricane Strength Approaching Puerto Rico

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Tropical Storm Dorian was nearing hurricane strength Wednesday morning as it headed toward the USVI, BVI and Puerto Rico, according to the latest update from the National Hurricane Center in Miami. The storm was about …

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Tropical Storm Dorian Arrives in the Caribbean

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Tropical Storm Dorian made landfall in the Eastern Caribbean on Monday, with tropical storm conditions including 50 mph winds affecting portions of the region through Tuesday morning, according to the National Hurricane Center. Early Tuesday …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff A Tropical Storm is heading for the Eastern Caribbean, according to the latest update from the National Hurricane Center. Tropical Storm Dorian is approaching the Caribbean with maximum sustained winds of 50 miles per hour, …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Storms do happen in the Caribbean in the summertime, but one destination has you covered if they do. Saint Lucia’s famous worry-free vacation guarantee program is in full effect this year, with 25 properties in …

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Hurricane season is almost upon us, and one Jamaica hotel is continuing its special storm protection for travelers. The Holiday Inn Resort Montego Bay has reinstated its annual Hurricane Guarantee for 2019. Valid for resort stays …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The United States Virgin Islands’ tourism industry is “open for business,” incoming Tourism Commissioner Joe Boschulte said this week. Boschulte, who awaits confirmation as the USVI’s new tourism chief, was speaking during the Caribbean Travel …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff It might just be the hottest destination in the Caribbean – with surging arrivals, an array of new hotels and the kind of “it” factor vibe that comes from a special combination of exclusivity and adventure. …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Vallarta says it has seen “no major damage” in the wake of Hurricane Willa, the destination’s Tourism Board said Thursday. Puerto Vallarta’s tourism infrastructure, including the Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport, trans-national roads, …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean’s hotel industry saw a strong rebound in September, according to the latest data from hotel analytics firm STR. Caribbean hotel occupancy was 48.8 percent in September, a 6.9 percent increase over the same …

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Worried about a storm affecting your Caribbean getaway? Another island has you covered. The island of Saint Lucia is inviting guests to enjoy a stress-free vacation with its new special holiday guarantee. The holiday guarantee program …

The Sands at Grace Bay

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean is a terrific summer destination — but if a storm does hit the region, travelers like to be prepared. That’s why one Turks and Caicos hotel is offering an extra level of protection, …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Worried about potential storms in the Caribbean this summer? The Cayman Islands has you covered. The destination has announced a “Worry Free Hurricane Guarantee,” a promise made by on-island partners to cover any cancellations made …

 By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Puerto Rico is looking to Airbnb to help drive its tourism recovery. Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello met this week in San Francisco with Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky, who together announced a new agreement on …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the Bahamas’ most famous marinas is about to be transformed. A new $250 million project has been announced for Paradise Island’s Hurricane Hole marina: Sterling Hurricane Hole. The new mixed-use project will include …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Former United States President Bill Clinton’s Clinton Global Initiative has launched a major initiative aimed at spearheading recovery efforts in islands affected by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria last fall. The new Clinton Global Initiative …

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Members of the Caribbean community have planned the first annual live “Caribbean Relief Concert” to raise money for natural disaster relief efforts for those countries impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The concert is scheduled for …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff JetBlue continued its rebound from Irma and Maria last month with another solid month of growth, according to the carrier’s latest data report. Traffic in November increased by 2.8 percent from November 2016, with a …