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Virgin Atlantic Is Adding More Flights to Antigua

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Virgin Atlantic is adding new flights to one of the Caribbean’s buzziest hotspots, Antigua and Barbuda. The transatlantic carrier will be expanding its Antigua service from three weekly flights to four weekly flights. That change …

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British Airways Expanding Saint Lucia Flights

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor British Airways is adding two new weekly direct flights to Saint Lucia. Following high-level discussions with government and tourism officials, British Airways announced this week the introduction of the new weekly flights. “We are elated with …

Thomas Cook Launches New Barbados Flights

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Thomas Cook Airlines’ inaugural flight from Gatwick Airport to Barbados launched this weekend. The weekly flight from Gatwick joins Thomas Cook’s existing three-times weekly flights to Barbados from Manchester. “We have a long and established relationship with Barbados …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Virgin Atlantic’s Caribbean expansion has continued with a new nonstop route from London Heathrow Airport. The inaugural service took off this week from Heathrow, bringing 260 passengers to Barbados. “We are thrilled to have a …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Kitts’ Robert L Bradshaw International Airport reopened on Wednesday after the passage of Hurricane Maria, according to tourism officials. The eye of Maria passed about 90 miles south of St Kitts on Tuesday; rapid …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor A Caribbean-based resort company is going beyond glossy brochures and flashy websites and taking its brands directly to some of its consumers, meeting them right where they “live.” Unique Vacations Ltd, U.K. representatives for Sandals, …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Norwegian Air Shuttle has officially launched its new service between London and Puerto Rico. The service is the first direct flight between Puerto Rico and the United Kingdom since 2012. Norwegian also offers direct service to …

 Above: Gatwick Airport By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean Airlines is discontinuing its service from London’s Gatwick airport, the company announced. The move came after what it called a “detailed review of its network.” The move means the “difficult decision …

 A new portal for the TCI By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Turks and Caicos Islands Government has officially launched operations of its London Office. The new branch is an extension of the territory’s Office of the Premier, and will henceforth …

 Above: a Norwegian plane By the Caribbean Journal staff Norwegian Airlines is planning to launch a new flight between London Gatwick and the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico, the company announced. The flight will also be among the cheapest to …

 Above: a Caribbean Airlines plane By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean Airlines will be adding a series of new flights from Jan. 15 to Feb. 4, the company announced. The flights are headlined by the addition of a new daily …

 Above: Dub Jam in Covent Garden (All photos by CJ) By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor LONDON — Living in London (or visiting) and jonesing for jerk? Head straight for Covent Garden and check out Dub Jam, the tiny Bedford …

 Above: Tobago (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff British Airways will be launching an additional weekly flight to the island of Tobago. The news was announced by British Airway’s head of commercial, Colm Lacy, at the UK launch of …

 Above: regional flags at the talks in London (Photo: UKG) By the Caribbean Journal staff Officials from the British government and across CARICOM met in London this week for high-level talks. The UK side included Foreign and Commonwealth Office Minister …

 Above: Cayman Premier Alden McLaughlin By the Caribbean Journal staff Cayman Islands Premier Alden McLaughlin heads to London Saturday to attend the Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council next week. The council, which begins on Monday, is being hosted by Mark …

 Above: the Notting Hill Carnival By the Caribbean Journal staff The Notting Hill Carnival officially began Sunday in London, the 47th edition of one of the world’s most famous Caribbean diaspora festivals. The West London neighbourhood began with a procession …

 Above: Kirani James By the Caribbean Journal staff Kirani James’ trip to London this week was much like his previous one: it ended with a victory. James returned to the stadium where he made history in the summer of 2012, …

 Above: Belize PM Dean Barrow By the Caribbean Journal staff Belize Prime Minister Dean Barrow arrived in London Sunday for an official visit to the United Kingdom. Barrow was met in London by a representative of Secretary of State William …