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A New $250 Million Mixed-Use Project Is Coming to Paradise Island

 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 …

Bill Clinton Is Spearheading a Big Caribbean Recovery Effort

 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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A Big Caribbean Hurricane Relief Concert

 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 …

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 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 …

hotel le village st barth

 By Alexander Britell The recent storms have put the spotlight on some different faces in St Barth, and that’s nowhere more true than at one of the island’s venerable hotels. It’s long been one of the best kept secrets in …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of the United Arab Emirates has announced the gift of $10 million to Caribbean nations and territories that were impacted by recent severe hurricanes. “The UAE is honored to stand by our friends …

 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 …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Caribbean’s Leeward Islands on Tuesday evening and early Wednesday morning as a potentially catastrophic Category 5 hurricane. Irma thrashed Barbuda with 185-mph winds before making landfall in St Barth …

cayman islands tourism pace

 This summer the Cayman Islands are giving travelers peace of mind with a specialty promise that covers cancellations made prior to arrival and compensation if vacation time is cut short because of inclement weather. With the destination’s “Worry Free Hurricane Guarantee,” …

 The program relaunches By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Holiday Inn Resort Montego Bay has announced the re-launch of its annual Hurricane Guarantee. The program at the all-inclusive hotel provides consumer purchase protection in two forms during the Atlantic hurricane season. Pre-vacation …

 Above: St Maarten Tourism Minister Claret Connor (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell PHILIPSBURG — St Maarten one of the Caribbean’s most famous tourism destinations, and a leading cruise hub. It’s also a place that has changed significantly in the past …

 Above: the Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort in St Maarten By the Caribbean Journal staff St Maarten’s Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort and Spa has reopened after sustaining damage from October’s Hurricane Gonzalo. The 257-room adults-only, all-inclusive resort had suffered …

 Above: Elbow Beach in Bermuda By the Caribbean Journal staff Bermuda says it is “open for business” a few days after a powerful hurricane hit the Atlantic island. The island’s LF Wade International Airport, as well as the causeway, reopened …

 Above: a traditional farm in the Caribbean (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Could Jeffery Bruney save Caribbean agriculture? Cornell University graduate and Dominican farmer Jeffery Bruney has big plans: to modernize Dominica’s agriculture with what he’s calling a …

 Above: post-Sandy destruction in Cuba (UN Photo/Juan Pablo Carreras) By the Caribbean Journal staff Much of the northeastern United States was devastated by Hurricane Sandy last year, but the United Nations is urging the public not to forget the storm’s …

 Above: the Westin Resort and Casino in Aruba By the Caribbean Journal staff As the hurricane season begins in the Caribbean, one hotel company is offering a contingency for travelers to the region. Starwood Hotels & Resorts has announced that …

 Above: the coral nursery at the Buddy Dive Resort in Bonaire (Photo: Buddy Dive Resort) By Alexander Britell KRALENDIJK — From overfishing and pollution to disease and climate change, the Caribbean’s coral reefs are in serious jeopardy. But a dive …

 Above: an emergency ministerial session in Haiti following the storm (Photo: OP Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff A total of 51 people have now been killed in Haiti due to Hurricane Sandy, according to numbers released Sunday by Haiti’s …