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12 Places to Eat Like a Local in St Maarten

 By Alexander Britell and Guy Britton A tent, a grill and a menu on a blackboard. Sometimes the most delicious places to eat in the Caribbean are smoke-filled shacks set on the side of the road. And when you’re in …

How Grenada Is Putting the Focus on “Local”

 A new campaign on the Spice Isle By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Grenada has a new focus on “local.” The country’s Ministry of Economic Development, Planning, Trade, Cooperatives and International Business has launched its new National Buy Local and Made in …

How to Experience Nassau Like a Local

 Nadine Ramphal’s guide to Nassau By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor As a co-owner of Craft Cottage – arguably the best local handicraft store in Nassau – my friend Nadine Ramphal meets her fair share of visitors. They come to the …

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 How Aruba Is Improving Local Tourism Awareness By Dana Niland CJ Contributor The Aruba Tourism Authority (ATA) is ramping up its national awareness campaign, “Duna Aruba e miho Dibo,” which translates to “Give Aruba the Best You Can Be.” Using buses …

 A drive for domestic tourism By the Caribbean Journal staff In a bid to increase tourism revenue, Belize is looking close to home. The country has launched a new ad campaign aimed at local travelers, under the theme “Discover How to …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor TCI Beat Records, the top music label in the TCI, unveiled its musical CD Vending Machine at the Providenciales International Airport earlier this month. The machine holds up to 430 CDs in the racks, with 10 …

 Above: TCI By the Caribbean Journal staff Turks and Caicos Premier Dr Rufus Ewing is calling on the territory’s tourism sector to give locals more opportunities for “meaningful gainful employment.” He also said he was urging the Immigration and Labour …

 By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon, CJ Travel Editor Memorialize your San Juan sojourn with a keepsake from one of these stores, where you’ll find authentic, exclusively Puerto Rican items. Because if you don’t bring anything back from your Caribbean travels, how will …

 Above: Habitation Clement in Martinique (CJ Photo) Local. It’s a word whose meaning has broadened in recent years. Today, it means authentic, it means close by, it means fresh. And while we love rums from all over the Caribbean, an increasing …

 Above: Pure Art Gallery and Gifts in Grand Cayman By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor If you’re looking for local art and craft on Grand Cayman, don’t limit yourself to your hotel gift shop or the stores on the main drag …

 Above: Tobago (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Tobago received a record number of visitors in 2013 — more than 1 million, and a large portion of those visitors came from nearby Trinidad. According to new data from Tobago’s government, …

 Above: produce at the St. Croix Agriculture and Food Fair (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell ST CROIX — “Easy now. It’s hot.” That’s the warning from Velma Cruz, who’s been bringing her hot sauce to St Croix’s Agriculture …

 Above: Grenada By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada’s Ministry of Economic Development is set to launch new initiatives aimed at promoting the purchase of local products. The two campaigns, called “Made in Grenada” and “Buy Local First,” are part of …

 Above: Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Padilla (Photo: La Fortaleza) By the Caribbean Journal staff Following a Caribbean trend toward locally-grown produce, Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla signed an executive order this week that will emphasize local agricultural products in …