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Anguilla’s Frangipani Resort Expanding With New Villa

 Above: the Frangipani resort in Anguilla By the Caribbean Journal staff Anguilla’s Frangipani Beach Resort is expanding its reach. Last month, the property acquired the villa formerly known as Seychelles, and plans to relaunch the villa in November 2015. The …

Haiti Says Deal Reached to Pave Way for New Elections

 Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s long-delayed legislative and municipal elections could be back on track. The office of Haiti President Michel Martelly issued a statement on Monday announcing an agreement reached between the opposition …

The Newest Sandals Resort Is Opening Soon in Barbados

 Above: the beach at the Sandals Barbados resort By the Caribbean Journal staff Sandals has announced its planned opening date for the company’s newest Caribbean resort: Sandals Barbados. The all-inclusive property will open on Jan. 28 following an extensive renovation …

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 Above: the newest coral nursery in Bonaire By the Caribbean Journal staff The threats facing coral reefs in the Caribbean are not new — neither is the reality of their dwindling numbers. But one island is doing something to save them: …

 Above: the National Palace in Santo Domingo (Photo: DICOM) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina has officially appointed Alejandro Zarzuela Arias as the country’s new Ambassador to Brazil. The Caribbean country’s new envoy had been serving …

 Above: the new Four Points in Barranquilla, Colombia By the Caribbean Journal staff Starwood Hotels and Resorts has opened its newest resort in the Caribbean Basin: the Four Points by Sheraton Barranquilla. The hotel is operated by GHL Hotels under …

 Above: a rendering of the Paradise Palms By the Caribbean Journal staff The Paradise Palms Resort has officially broken ground on the island of Nevis. The resort broke ground on Monday at Colquhoun’s Estate; the plan is for a 218-room, …

 Above: St Maarten’s new government By Alexander Britell It’s been almost four months since voters in St Maarten headed to the polls to choose their next government. And after a chaotic process, the country finally has its new government led …

 Above: a Carnival ship By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Cruise Line has named Christine Duffy the company’s new president, Carnival Corporation announced this week. Duffy is currently the president and CEO of Cruise Lines International Association; she will assume …

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica has officially unveiled its new Cabinet, which was sworn in last week. The new Cabinet includes a mix of new and old faces, led by new Tourism Minister Senator Rober …

 Above: Antigua By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda is eyeing the development of 3,000 new hotel rooms in the next five years, according to Prime Minister Gaston Browne. The twin-island state has been on a major development push …

 Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff American Airlines officially launched its new daily service from Miami to Grenada on Tuesday. The Miami-Grenada flights depart Miami at 5:17 PM arriving in Grenada at 9:45 PM, while the Grenada-Miami …

 Above: Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe lays the first stone (Photo: OPM Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Just weeks after debuting its new airport terminal in Cap-Haitien, Haiti has begun work on a brand-new airport in Jeremie. Haiti Prime …

 Above: the new Terminal B at Punta Cana International Airport By Alexander Britell Punta Cana International Airport has officially begun operations at its new, second independent terminal. The new terminal began operations on Saturday, set to accommodate 6,500 passengers daily …

 Above: the Zoëtry Villa Rolandi Isla Mujeres Cancun By the Caribbean Journal staff The new Zoëtry Villa Rolandi Isla Mujeres Cancun is opening its doors on Saturday, according to the company. The property is a rebranding of the former Villa …

 Above: 101 Rums at the Four Seasons Nevis (all photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell NEVIS — There’s a certain energy one creates in tilting a snifter filled with aged rum. It can’t be measured in joules, but it’s undeniable. …

 Above: Cap Cana in Punta Cana (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Delta is significantly expanding its service to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, the carrier announced. The expansion, which will launch during the “high-demand season,” will include …

 Above: the new cruise pier in Bimini (all photos by CJ) By Robert DiPanoCJ Contributor BIMINI — There’s a new gateway to the Bahamian island of Bimini. Resorts World Bimini’s Superfast cruise ship service made its first official visit to its …