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In St Thomas, a New Kind of Off-the-Grid Caribbean Development

 By Alexander Britell It’s the newest development in St Thomas: Magens Junction, composed of 108 affordable rental apartments at the former St Thomas Dairy Site — and it’s rather unique for the entire Caribbean. It’s a project by Jackson Development Company, …

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More Americans Are Buying Caribbean Passports

 By Joe Pike, Special Contributor to CJI The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has made Americans look at Citizenship by Investment (CBI) programs in a different light. What was once considered a perk is now being viewed as a means to escape …

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7 Great Reasons to Visit Turks and Caicos Right Now

 The Turks and Caicos islands blend the sophistication of Providenciales with the quiet solitude of islands like Middle Caicos and South Caicos. Whether you’re searching for the ultimate socially-distanced vacation or a classic beach getaway, there are many great reasons …

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 Antigua and Barbuda was one of the first Caribbean destinations to reopen its borders for tourism when it did so back in early June 2020.  Now, that decision is continuing to pay off, with tourism to the twin-island destination bouncing …

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 There’s another new way to fly to one of the Caribbean’s buzziest destinations: St Thomas in the US Virgin Islands. JetBlue has officially begun its newest service to St Thomas, with four flights each week from Newark Liberty International Airport …

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 The ever-popular St John Celebration event is back this year, in a safe format amid the pandemic.  The US Virgin Islands Department of Tourism’s Division of Festivals will hold two events for St John Celebration on July 3 and 4, …

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 Buoyed by one of the Caribbean’s leading travel health systems, The Bahamas is seeing a broad tourism rebound.  Indeed, tourism is rebounding every day in The Bahamas, Tourism Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar said this week.  Almost 300,000 visitors have received Bahamas …

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 Royal Caribbean has made its return to The Bahamas, with the home-porting of Adventure of the Seas in Nassau.  The ship arrived this week to the port of Nassau, following a year-long shutdown of the cruise industry amid the global …

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 It’s getting easier to visit the British Virgin Islands. Ferry service has increased to the British Virgin Islands, in a boost for tourism to the destination.  There will now be two daily roundtrip ferry services between St Thomas and Tortola, …

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 Puerto Rico continues to see tourism growth in 2021 — a trend that’s continuing through the holiday weekend.  Hotel occupancy in Puerto Rico is nearing 96 percent for the Memorial Day weekend, according to projections from the Puerto Rico Tourism Company.  …

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 Buoyed by a strong response to the pandemic, the US Virgin Islands isn’t just setting the pace for Caribbean air arrivals — it’s also arguably the hottest yachting destination in the region right now.  From an increase in bold-faced names …

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 In a major move by one of the Caribbean’s most popular destinations, Puerto Rico has announced that it is waiving pre-testing requirements for vaccinated travelers.  Beginning May 24, vaccinated travelers from the U.S. will not have to show proof of …

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 The British Virgin Islands’ new rules for fully vaccinated travelers have officially taken effect, as of mid-May. So what does it all mean?  In what is a significant easing of its restrictions for the vaccinated, the rules mean fully vaccinated …

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 Anguilla is set to reopen its borders for tourism on May 25, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The island had closed its borders for a month to manage a cluster of active cases identified on April 22.  Anguilla said it had …

us virgin islands vaccine fete

 The US Virgin Islands has pioneered the return of in-person carnival events with the first-ever “Vaccine Fete.” The event, which was held last week on the seaside in St Thomas, was held to promote a “Vaccinate to Party Safe” initiative …