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The 25 Best Caribbean Beaches to Visit in 2019

 It all begins with the beach. Sure, we love the food, the hotels and the culture in the Caribbean. But every journey starts with inspiration, and it always comes from that daydream of an afternoon spent on a beautiful shoreline, …

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The Bahamas Is Getting a New Five-Star Resort Project

 By Alexander Britell A significant new luxury destination is coming to the Out Islands of The Bahamas, Caribbean Journal has learned. In a major development for Long Island, one of the most pristine and undeveloped islands in The Bahamas, Star …

A Great Place to Stay on Long Island in The Bahamas

 It’s another kind of island: pristine, untouched, remarkably beautiful. The 80-mile-long Long Island in The Bahamas is one of the region’s frontier destinations — a haven for beach lovers and fishermen, a sanctuary for those in search of serene retreat. Perhaps …

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 By Guy Britton LONG ISLAND — “We call it hailing,” Janice tells me at the Greenwich Creek Lodge. Everyone waves here. Every car that passes by you waves — every time. Not just occasionally — all of the time. But when …

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 By Alexander Britell NEW YORK — Caribbean tourism has a new pace-setter. The Bahamas reported a whopping 18 percent surge in stopover visitors in the first quarter of 2018, the fastest rate of growth in the region. That was announced …

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 We never get tired of saying it — the Caribbean is a wonderful summer destination. While the region’s allure as an escape from wintry climes never ceases, the summer months are a quieter, even more relaxing time to visit the …

 By Guy Britton Long Island is on the edge. The eastern side of this island in The Bahamas plunges to depths of 1,000 feet right offshore; there are striking cliffs that stand up to the sea. The ocean meets the …

 By Guy Britton The population of Clarence Town is 85, according to the most recent Bahamian census. But this tiny settlement on Long Island in The Bahamas has a secret — one of the world’s most incredible beaches. It’s a …

 By Guy Britton It’s long been a paradise for flyfishermen: Long Island, the aptly-named 80-mile-long destination in the heart of The Bahamas. The island’s lee-side bays are nothing short of ground zero for flyfishermen, with some particularly large bonefish catches …

 The National Emergency Management Agency and the National Repairs and Reconstruction Unit have issued contracts for the rebuilding of homes on Crooked Island, San Salvador and Long Island, the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Joaquin in October 2015. On Thursday …

 Two months after Hurricane Joaquin devastated Long Island, the southeast Bahamian island is beginning a return to normal operations. A team including Jack Thompson, administrator of the government’s National Recovery and Reconstruction Unit; Captain Stephen Russell; members of the National …

 Above: Long Island By the Caribbean Journal staff The airport at Deadman’s Cay on Long Island in the Bahamas has reopened following damage from Hurricane Joaquin, the country’s Department of Civil Aviation announced. The airport is now “open and operational …

 Above: Blue Hole Bay By the Caribbean Journal staff The 180-acre Blue Hole Bay parcel in the Bahamas has been put up for sale, according to Miami-based commercial brokerage Colliers International South Florida. The property, which is also known as …

 Above: the new farming equipment (BIS Photo/Gladstone Thurston) By Gladstone Thurston Farmers in the Bahamas’ Long Island got a boost last week with the commissioning of a tractor and equipment from the country’s Agriculture Ministry. The new tools should increase …

 Above: Bahamian Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham There was no no loss of life or significant injury to anyone in the Bahamas due to Hurricane Irene, Bahamian Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham said in a statement to the nation today. “This is …