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JetBlue Launches Flights to Antigua

 By the Caribbean Journal staff JetBlue has officially begun operating service to Antigua’s recently-redeveloped VC Bird International Airport. The carrier will be operating three flights per week out of New York City on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Antigua and Barbuda …

Norwegian Launching Flights From New York to Martinique, Guadeloupe

 Above: Martinique (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell In a significant boost to the French Caribbean, Norwegian announced Thursday it would be launching flights to Martinique and Guadeloupe. The major launch includes flights from Boston, Baltimore/Washington and New York to both …

JetBlue Launches First-Ever Flights to Grenada

 Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By Tara MacIntyreCJ Contributor NEW YORK — JetBlue continues to expand its wings in the Caribbean. The airline opened its newest route from New York’s JFK Airport to Grenada, the Caribbean’s original “Spice Island,” on Thursday. …

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 Above: Fiya in Brooklyn By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s likely the first of its kind in the world: a kosher, vegetarian Caribbean restaurant. And it’s in one of the great Caribbean outposts outside of the region. It’s called Fiya, …

 Above: the Santa Barbara resort in Curacao (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dutch Caribbean’s tourism sector is surging. Curacao received 122,074 visitors in the first quarter of 2015, a 13 percent increase compared to the same period …

 Above: Havana By the Caribbean Journal staff JetBlue is expanding its charter services to Cuba, the company announced Tuesday. The company said it would be launching charter flights between New York and Havana, making it the first major carrier to …

 Above: Lolo’s (Photos by CJ and Joey Pasion) By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor HARLEM — Reggae’s pumping from the speakers overhead, and I can’t help but nod my head to the beat as I chew on a slice of fried plantain. …

 Above: Stella Nolasco (All photos by CJ) By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor For the first time, two designers from Puerto Rico showed their spring/summer 2015 collections at New York’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. CJ recently visited their San Juan ateliers, and since …

 Above: Dragonfly (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell SAN JUAN — It was 10 PM on Tuesday night in Old San Juan, meaning that, unlike most nights in Puerto Rico, things closed on the earlier side. After a loop …

 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: St Lucia (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Delta Airlines has officially begun new its new service from New York to Saint Lucia. The inaugural New York-St Lucia flight touched down at St Lucia’s Hewanorra International Airport on …

 Above: Barbados (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Delta Airlines is ramping up its service to Barbados. The carrier officially launched new nonstop flights to the island last week from both New York and Atlanta. The flights will operate …

 Above: Jamaica Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips began a three-day visit to New York City on Wednesday. The visit will include a meeting with 50 of “the most prominent …

 Above: the investment conference in New York (CJ Photo: Joshua Martinez) By Joshua MartinezCJ Contributor NEW YORK — “We need to get away from a boom and bust economy.” These were the words of Trinidad and Tobago Trade, Industry and …

 Above: Willemstad, Curacao (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell JetBlue’s Caribbean push shows no signs of slowing down. The New York City-based carrier announced Wednesday that it would be launching service to another new Caribbean destination, beginning service from New York …

 Above: “You Spin Me Round Like a Record,” Elise Lejuez By the Caribbean Journal staff Aruban artist Elisa Lejuez has kicked off her latest solo exhibition at the S Artspace Gallery in New York City’s SoHo neighbourhood. The exhibition, which …

 Above: the United Nations’ headquarters in New York City (UN Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff A new lawsuit filed Tuesday in Federal court in Brooklyn seeks compensation from the United Nations for its alleged role in bringing cholera to …

 Above: Alejandro Garcia Padilla By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla has concluded a trip to New York City. The Governor was in New York to meet with representatives of ratings agencies Fitch and Standard & …