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White House Approves Puerto Rico, St Croix Disaster Declaration

 By the Caribbean Journal staff United States President Donald Trump has declared that a “major disaster” exists in Puerto Rico and in St Croix, ordering federal assistance to supplement local recovery efforts in the areas affected by Hurricane Maria. Assistance …

Hurricane Maria Heads Northwest After Hammering Puerto Rico

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Hurricane Maria clobbered Puerto Rico on Wednesday, sending it into a total island-wide blackout, with reports of significant property damage. It was not yet clear how much damage had been wrought, nor was it yet …

Hurricane Maria Pummels St Croix, Makes Landfall in Puerto Rico

 Above: the projected path of Maria By the Caribbean Journal staff Hurricane Maria pummeled the island of St Croix early Wednesday before making landfall in Puerto Rico. The eye of Maria was located over Eastern Puerto Rico at 8 AM …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Hurricane Maria made landfall on the Eastern Caribbean island of Dominica on Monday night as a Category 5 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 160 miles per hour, according to the NOAA’s National Hurricane Center. …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff With several islands steel reeling from the destructive force of Hurricane Irma, another major storm is barreling toward the Caribbean: Hurricane Maria. As of Sunday evening, Hurricane Maria was about 120 miles east-southeast of the …

 On Oct. 9, 1780, the Great Hurricane came to the Caribbean. Huracan San Calixto lasted 11 days in the West Indies, pummeling the southeastern Caribbean with terrifying winds as high as 200 miles per hour, destroying homes and livelihoods. Almost …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean’s busiest airport has reopened following Hurricane Irma. Puerto Rico’s Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in San Juan is operating again, a major boost for the region given its position as the busiest airport …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Caribbean Wednesday, causing major destruction on several islands, including tiny Barbuda, which was almost totally destroyed. As of Thursday morning, Irma was 110 miles north of Punta Cana and about …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Caribbean’s Leeward Islands on Tuesday evening and early Wednesday morning as a potentially catastrophic Category 5 hurricane. Irma thrashed Barbuda with 185-mph winds before making landfall in St Barth …

airbnb caribbean

 Airbnb hosts in the Caribbean and Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico have earned more than $266 million so far in 2017, according to the company’s latest data report. These destinations have attracted nearly 2 million guest arrivals this year, representing a …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The now-Category 5 Hurricane Irma was set to make landfall in the Caribbean on Tuesday as islands across the northern Caribbean braced for impact. The storm was about 270 miles east of Antigua at 8 …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor There are small hotels and then there are really small hotels; petit boutiques with five rooms or fewer, where you’re welcomed like family but treated like a visiting dignitary. In the Caribbean (as in the …

 The new Hilton Mahogany Bay Curio-branded property is coming to Belize in December. The first Hilton in the country, Mahogany Bay will have 205 cottages and villa-style units set on Ambergris Caye. The property has already tapped Niklaus Leuenberger as …

John Hix

 A striking home designed by internationally renowned architect John Hix has hit the market in Vieques, Puerto Rico. Casa Cascadas, or “House of Waterfalls,” is set on a 300-foot mountain ridge, with an ultra-modern brushed concrete design. The eco-friendly, open-plan-layout …

 The Serafina Restaurant Group, known for its restaurants in New York City and around the world, is getting into the hospitality business. The company is opening its first-ever beach hotel, the Serafina Beach Hotel, in San Juan, Puerto Rico’s hip …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Aloft Hotels is coming to the Caribbean. The Aloft brand will make its regional debut at a new $125 million mixed-use development called The District in San Juan, Puerto Rico’s Miramar Convention Center District. The …

 Vieques: it’s the beachy island outpost off the coast of Puerto Rico, one that’s still largely off the radar of most Caribbean travelers. It’s beyond laid back, a place where semi-wild horses roam the streets and a Jeep Wrangler is …

 Celebrity chefs, great food and one of the Caribbean’s most exclusive resorts? That’s the agenda for this year’s Third Annual Dorado Beach Culinary Getaway, which will bring together a quartet of celebrity chefs to the Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve …