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Delta Begins New Service to Bonaire

 Above: Bonaire (Caribbean Journal photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Delta Airlines has officially launched its new weekly Friday flight from Atlanta to Bonaire. The first new flight arrived at Bonaire’s Flamingo International Airport on Friday. Above: the first new …

Juan Carlos Varela Sworn in As New President of Panama

 Above: New Panama President Juan Carlos Varela By the Caribbean Journal staff Juan Carlos Varela was officially sworn in as Panama’s new President on Tuesday. Varela succeeds outgoing President Ricardo Martinelli, who had served in the post since 2009. Varela …

Antigua Swears In New Prime Minister

 Above: New Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda’s new Prime Minister, Gaston Browne, was officially sworn in on Friday. Browne as joined at the ceremony by his wife, Maria Browne. Also …

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 Above: Port of Spain (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has appointed Senator Gerry Hadeed as the country’s new Minister of Tourism. Hadeed, who had been serving as the country’s Minister of …

 Above: San Juan (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla has signed legislation authorizing the issuance of new general obligation bonds. The bonds will be used to “refinance outstanding lines of credit and meet …

 Above: Cocles Beach in Limon on Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast By the Caribbean Journal staff Costa Rica has debuted a new series of video campaigns to promote its tourism sector, all under the theme of “happiness.” The four videos highlight …

 Above: Ile a Vache (MT Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Just nine miles southeast of Les Cayes, the island of Ile a Vache (“Cow Island”) has become integral to Haiti’s renewed tourism push. The country’s government has been pushing …

 Above: Grenada By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada has unveiled the country’s new tourism brand, revealing the tagline: “Pure Grenada.” The brand was officially launched at a ceremony on Friday at the Ministry of Tourism’s offices. “We know you are …

 You might call it the New List, or the Next List. It seems like there’s a new hotel property opening up in the Caribbean every day, and these are the hotel properties we’re excited about for 2014. These properties, which …

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of Dominica and Chinese firm Anhui Shui An Construction Group have signed a memorandum of understanding for the construction of a “modern type” hotel in the country. The project …

 Above: a rendering of the new airport terminal By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda says it is planning to open the new terminal building at VC Bird Airport in September 2014. The new, modern terminal will cover a …

 Above: the NH El Rancho in Petion-Ville By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti is hoping to see the construction of 3,000 new hotel rooms by the year 2017, the country’s Tourism Ministry said this week. The announcement came after Haiti …

 Above: a new LIAT ATR-72 By the Caribbean Journal staff LIAT’s new Acting CEO Julie Reifer-Jones made her first public statement this week with a letter to staff vowing to build a “new LIAT.” “At the new LIAT, we are …

 Above: Haiti PM Laurent Lamothe at the UN on Thursday (UN Photo/Sarah Fretwell) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti has seen its share of significant setbacks since the 2010 earthquake, but a new country is starting to emerge, Haiti Prime …

 Above: the Oasis at Sunset (Photos courtesy of Sunset Resorts) By the Caribbean Journal staff A new boutique hotel will open its doors in Jamaica’s Montego Bay this fall. The Oasis at Sunset is a 124-room boutique hotel adjoining existing …

 Above: Kingston (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Chinese government has signed an agreement to build a pair of new schools in Jamaica. The new infant schools will be located in Kingston’s Tower Hill and St Thomas’ Morant …

 Above: Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club By the Caribbean Journal staff The original grouping of the world-famous Buena Vista Social Club can no longer play together. But while Cuban legends Compay Segundo, Ibrahim Ferrer and Ruben Gonzalez are no longer …

 Above: Ile a Vache By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti will break ground on a new airport on the island of Ile a Vache this month, according to Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe. The airport will launch construction on Aug. 20, …