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Mariano Rivera Is the Face of Panama’s New Tourism Push

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Baseball legend and Panama native Mariano Rivera will soon be the face of Panama’s reenergized tourism push. The former New York Yankees closer, who will inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame this weekend, will …

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Ritz-Carlton, St Thomas Names New GM

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The soon-to-relaunch Ritz-Carlton, St Thomas has named a new general manager to oversee its reopening. The property has tapped Akis Neocleous as its new general manager, in which role he will had all operations. Neocleous …

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“Married at First Sight” Heads to the Caribbean

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The popular Lifetime series “Married at First Sight” is heading to the Caribbean. Two full episodes of the reality show, featuring Antigua’s Pineapple Beach Club resort, will air June 26 and July 3 respectively. “We …

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 By Alexander Britell There’s a reason they put a canal here. Panama is the thinnest sliver of the Americas, the most logical place to put the world’s most important shipping route, the isthmic keyhole from the Caribbean Sea to the …

Panama Canal Cruises

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Holland America Line is planning a big push to the Panama Canal this upcoming season. The cruise line will run a total of 32 sailings to the Canal from September 2019 and May 2020, it …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama’s San Blas archipelago is one of the most beautiful — and pristine — corners of the Caribbean sea. And now there’s a new way to explore this spectacular chain of islands. Dream Yacht Charter …

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 By Guy Britton and Alexander Britell An island with some of the most spectacular shorelines on the planet is not the first place you’d ever imagine spending even a single day away from the water. Even more so here on …

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 By Alexander Britell It’s already Antigua’s most anticipated hotel opening of 2019 — but now the soon-to-debut Royalton Antigua Resort and Spa has announced another major component. The 294-room all-inclusive hotel will include Antigua’s first-ever overwater bungalows set on Antigua’s Deep …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Continuing its rapid Caribbean expansion, low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines has officially launched two new nonstop routes to the island of Jamaica. Spirit’s new service includes nonstop routes from Orlando to both Kingston and Montego Bay. …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama-based Copa Airlines is launching its first-ever flights to Suriname, the carrier said this week. The new roundtrip service, which will begin operating in July, will operate twice weekly between Panama City and Paramaribo. Suriname …

bocas del toro panama

 By the Caribbean Journal staff What was already one of the leading destinations for expats in the Caribbean just got another boost. Bocas del Toro, the beach-filled archipelago off the Caribbean coast of Panama, is now home to a new …

puerto vallarta copa flights

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama-based Copa Airlines has launched its first-ever flights to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The new flights connect Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit with the rest of Latin America for the first time. The new route …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic and Panama are the top Caribbean destinations for U.S. real estate investors, according to a report released this week by real estate company WIRE Consulting. WIRE examined the region’s real estate destinations, …

United Avianca Copa

 By the Caribbean Journal staff In a major development for regional aviation in Latin America and the Caribbean, United Airlines has announced an agreement with Panama’s Copa Airlines and Colombia’s Avianca for a joint business agreement. The agreement, still pending …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff W Hotels is set to open its newest hotel in the Caribbean Basin next month: the new W Costa Rica, Reserva Conchal. The newest W in the region is slated to debut in November, with …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a new luxury hotel brand in the heart of Panama. Marriott International has officially opened its new JW Marriott Panama, a new chapter for what was once the Trump Ocean Club International Hotel and …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A new eco-luxe outpost is coming to Panama. It’s called Islas Secas Reserve & Lodge, and the new luxury resort is set to open its doors in January 2019. The property, set in an environmentally …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Copa Airlines has expanded its service to offer daily flights between Curaçao and Panama City, Caribbean Journal has learned. Through these additions, the airline said it “aims to provide its passengers with more flight options, convenient …