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Seven Small Caribbean Islands You Should Visit This Fall

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Out of the way and sometimes challenging to reach, the Caribbean’s smaller isles are often overlooked. But here are seven gems that we consider to be desirable as they are diminutive, and well worth that …

Rum Journal: The Somerset, Turks and Caicos Islands

 IT’S NOT every day that a rum cocktail recipe that includes cantaloupe juice comes across our desk, but Urmas Karner, general manager of The Somerset resort on Provo in the Turks and Caicos Islands, assures us that this one’s a winner. …

Op-Ed: Leading Sustainable Tourism in the Caribbean

 By Ryan PetersonOp-Ed Contributor IT IS a truism that tourism is experiencing a tectonic transformation. In recent times, the global tourism and travel industry, and in particular, Small-Island Tourism-Economies (SITES) in the Caribbean have had to contend with a series …

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 Above: the Turks and Caicos Islands By the Caribbean Journal staff The Turks and Caicos Islands envisions a “significant boost” for its tourism arrivals, according to Premier and Tourism Minister Dr Rufus Ewing. The Premier, who was addressing the House …

 SOMETIMES, small islands aren’t small enough, even in Guadeloupe, an island hopper’s dream come true with five major islands to check out. But the French Caribbean archipelago also has a number of tiny islets dotting the water, the perfect places …

 The Caribbean is the most romantic region in the world.  The climate,  the beaches, enchanting hotels and world class restaurants all play their parts, but there is something more.  Romance is naturally subjective, but there are factors that make some …

 Sometimes even a beach bar isn’t close enough to the water. That’s where these come in: they’re not on the beach. They’re past it. They’re the Caribbean’s floating bars, the ones that are either smack in the middle of the …

 Above: an Air Antilles Express plane By the Caribbean Journal staff Air Antilles Express has launched its first-ever service between St Maarten and Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe. The service could provide a boost for Guadeloupe’s bid to attract more tourists from the …

 Above: George Town (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of the Cayman Islands says it is inviting each of the major cruise lines to engage in “bilateral discussions” on the development of the proposed cruise berthing facility …

 Above: CONCACAF play earlier this year between Honduras and Costa Rica By the Caribbean Journal staff Regional football body CONCACAF will be hosting a sports summit in the Cayman Islands next week. The summit will be held under the theme …

 You may have been to one of these places. And of course, they have been discovered — in today’s world, it’s hard to hide anything. But most people haven’t discovered these far-off places in the Caribbean for themselves — the parts …

 Above: TCI By the Caribbean Journal staff Turks and Caicos officials have confirmed the landing of a vessel containing at least 17 illegal migrants from Haiti on Wednesday. The arrival of the migrants is the latest in a series of …

 IMAGINE this scenario: your long-lost uncle has passed away and left you a yacht and 3 million dollars!  But the will states you must cruise the Caribbean for at least 2-years…think about it!  Where do you start?  Which way to …

 Above: Cayman By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of the Cayman Islands has formally asked the United Kingdom to be extended membership in the OECD/Council of Europe Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters. The convention aims …

 Above: Monos Island (All photos by CJ) YOU’VE PROBABLY never heard of them. Gaspar Grande. Monos Island. Cenitpede Island. They’re just a few of a collection of more than a dozen tiny islands off the coast of Trinidad near Venezuela. …

 Above: Dr Rufus Ewing By the Caribbean Journal staff Turks and Caicos Islands Premier Dr Rufus Ewing is heading to Canada Tuesday to participate in Caribbean Week in Toronto. Ewing, who is also the territory’s Tourism Minister, will address travel …

 Above: Kevin Krigger By the Caribbean Journal staff St Croix native Kevin Krigger did not end up making history Saturday, riding Goldencents to a 17th-place finish at the 139th Kentucky Derby. While Krigger and Goldencents were among the pre-race favourites, …

 By J Frederick EmertOp-Ed Contributor ACCORDING TO the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), in 2011, the total impact of the medical tourism industry contributed 9 percent of global GDP (over $6 trillion USD) and accounted for 255 million jobs. …