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Longtime British Virgin Islands Tourism Director “Hanging Up Her Shoes”

 One of the Caribbean’s leading directors of tourism is “hanging up her shoes” later this year.  Sharon Flax-Brutus, who has served as the Director of the British Virgin Islands Tourist Board and Film Commission for eight years, is stepping down …

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Comito: Crisis Offers Big Chance to Upgrade Caribbean Tourism Product

 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 …

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Prince Charles Is Coming to the Caribbean

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall are planning a major visit to the Caribbean later this month. Prince Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall are heading to the Caribbean March 17 …

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 By Alexander Britell and Guy Britton Tourism isn’t just the beating heart of the Caribbean economy — it’s one of the largest economic sectors on earth. And in an age of increasing global challenges, that means the continued sustainability — and resilience …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The iconic Nikki Beach club on St Jean beach in St Barth reopens this week for its first full season since last year’s hurricanes. The renowned, newly renovated beach club has built a new outdoor …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff It was once one of Dominica’s signature places to stay: an eco-lodge, a hotel in harmony with the island’s magnificent natural landscape. And while last year’s hurricanes meant a new direction, Dominica’s Jungle Bay is …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Caribbean hoteliers should plan now for an increase in insurance premiums anticipated to range from 10 to 40 percent following the two Category 5 hurricanes that struck destinations in September. This recommendation came from Scott Stollmeyer, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Turks and Caicos’ Sailrock Resort is planning to reopen in December after suffering damage from this fall’s hurricanes. The South Caicos resort, which first opened at the beginning of the year, will open for …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Small-ship cruise line Windstar Cruises is returning to San Juan, Puerto Rico, the company announced this week. Windstar Cruises President John Delaney himself will join the line’s first San Juan sailing of the season in a …

 Photo source: NOAA By the Caribbean Journal staff The Atlantic basin is slated to see an above-normal hurricane season this year, according to the U.S. government’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The agency is predicting between 12 to 18 named …