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Jamaica Just Planted Its First Legal Marijuana Plant

 Above: the ceremonial planting By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica just planted its first-ever legal marijuana plant. The first legal cannabis plant in the country was planted on the grounds of the University of the West Indies Mona campus on …

Caribbean Home: Under the Palms in the Dominican Republic

 Above: Casa Lolou By the Caribbean Journal staff The latest Caribbean Home heads to the beautiful corner of Las Terrenas in the Dominican Republic’s Samana peninsula. The four-bedroom, four-bathroom property is listed with Cesar J. Herrera of Provaltur, the affiliate …

Air Transat Commercializes Regular Flights to Haiti

 Above: Haiti By the Caribbean Journal staff Canada’s Air Transat is expanding its service to Haiti. The carrier announced this week that it would be commercializing “regular aviation activities” to the country. That means the flights from Montreal will now be “commercialized” …

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 Above: Sanctuary Cap Cana By the Caribbean Journal staff Alsol Hotels and Resorts has officially named Gerald Blay as the company’s food and beverage corporate manager. In the role, Blay will oversee the company’s 15 restaurants and nine bars across …

 Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff The Organization of Eastern Caribbean States and Spain are looking to deepen its relationship. The two sides recently signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at further building on their relationship, in a …

 Above: a sea turtle By the Caribbean Journal staff Bermuda’s Department of Conservation Services has announced the completion of a management plan to deal with the conservation of the island’s resident green and hawksbill turtle populations. The main aim of …

 Above: a redesigned cabin By the Caribbean Journal staff American Airlines is planning $2 billion in customer improvements, the company said Monday. The plans include fully lie-flat seats, international Wi-Fi, a new Admirals Club designa nd an “upgraded assortment of …

 Above: a Royal Caribbean ship By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd is joining the S&P 500 large-cap equity index. The company, the second-largest cruise operator in the world, will be replacing Bemis Company in the grouping, while …

 Above: the Melia Nassau Beach By the Caribbean Journal staff The Melia Nassau Beach hotel is currently in the midst of a $19 million renovation, and the property has now unveiled four new restaurants. Three of the restaurants are located …

 Above: Bob Marley By the Caribbean Journal staff Seeking to capitalize on the growing legalization of marijuana and medicinal marijuana around the world, the Marley family has launched its own marijuana brand. It’s called Marley Natural, and will reportedly initially …

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Voters in Dominica will go to the polls to choose their next government on Dec. 8, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit announced on Wednesday. Nomination DAy will be Nov. 19 ahead of …

 Above: American Airlines planes in Miami (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Orbitz announced Friday that it had reached an agreement with American Airlines to continue offering both US Airways and American Airlines fares on its sites following an …

 Above: Sandals LaSource Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Sandals Resorts International has named Andre Dhanpaul its new regional director for the Eastern Caribbean, the company announced. Dhanpaul has been serving in the post since July 1, following …

 Above: San Juan (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla has signed a law creating the island’s new Integrated Transport Authority. The law establishes a single mass transit agency for Puerto Rico, including the …

 By Ryan PetersonOp-Ed Contributor It is no secret that sustainable tourism is imperative to the wealth and wellness of Caribbean island economies. From ‘green’ to ‘eco’, ‘small’ to ‘slow’, ‘responsible’ to ‘resilient’, there is no shortage of ideas nor insights …

 Above: a VI Airlink plane By the Caribbean Journal staff There is a new way to get from Antigua to the British Virgin Islands. The British Virgin Islands Tourist Board announced this week that VI Airlink would be launching new …

 Above: Haiti (Photo: MT Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti is reporting a significant increase in tourist arrivals, according to data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The country welcomed 299,646 stopover arrivals in the first nine months of 2013, …

 Above: the former Sonesta in Bermuda By the Caribbean Journal staff The site of the former Sonesta Hotel in Bermuda has been sold, according to global brokerage Jones Lang LaSalle, which handled the transaction with Bermuda’s Rego Sotheby’s International Realty. …