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Six Caribbean Hotels With Swim-Out Rooms

 By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor Rolling out of bed and into the water is a beautiful reality at these Caribbean resorts, where swanky swim-out suites, which open directly onto lap pools or lazy rivers, put guests mere steps from …

Ritz-Carlton Expanding to St. Lucia

 The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company is expanding to St. Lucia. The company, which is a part of Marriott International, has signed a management agreement with Dubai-based Range Developments to open a Ritz-Carlton in St. Lucia in 2021. Range Developments is also …

Doing Business in the Caribbean 2017: Central America Leading By Example

 By Paul HayCJ Contributor Doing Business 2017: Equal Opportunity for All is the 14th in the long-standing series of co-publications by the World Bank and International Financial Corporation (IFC). This annual report on the ease in doing business, now in …

LATEST NEWS

 Luxury hotel company Fairmont is expanding in the Caribbean. The new Fairmont Saint Lucia at Sunset Bay project broke ground last week, with a projected opening date of late 2019, the government announced. The resort is slated to include 120 …

 The Sandals Foundation is partnering with CLEAR Caribbean in an effort to establish two coral nurseries aimed at restoring lost coral coverage in St. Lucia, as well as providing a habitat for marine life inside the Soufriere Marine Managed Area. …

 Sandals has officially launched its new resort project in St. Lucia. The company held a launch event this weekend for the new Sandals LaSource Saint Lucia, which will be the fourth Sandals Resorts International property on the island. The more …

 The island of St. Lucia is in the midst of a full-fledged hotel development boom. The Eastern Caribbean island will add some 2,000 new rooms to its hotel stock over the next four years, according to tourism officials. Chief among …

 What’s the most romantic island in the Caribbean? Well, we put the question to the best authority on all matters Caribbean: Caribbean Journal readers, the world’s top concentration of Caribbean travel aficionados, with thousands of readers chiming in on their …

 The island of St. Lucia has a pair of new resorts. The all-inclusive Royalton Saint Lucia and adults-only all-inclusive Hideaway at Royalton Saint Lucia have opened their doors. It’s the latest Caribbean resort for the rapidly-expanding Royalton brand, which now …

 The pace of new hotel development in the Caribbean hasn’t slowed in recent years as more investors jump into the Caribbean and management companies continue to expand. That means there’s another exciting slate of new hotel properties set to come …

 A new hotel executive in St Lucia By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The BodyHoliday has appointed Atanas Botev as its new General Manager. In his new capacity as GM he will be responsible for leading the management and development of all …

 A big increase in traffic By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Expedia Group has reported a 20 percent increase in travel demand to Saint Lucia in the first quarter of 2015, with a 25 percent increase for four- and five star …

 Above: former US President Bill Clinton By the Caribbean Journal staff The Clinton Foundation’s Clinton Climate Initiative and the Rocky Mountain Institute have announced an official partnership aimed at promoting green energy in the Caribbean region. The partnership will combine …

 Above: a graphic of the quake (USGS graphic) By the Caribbean Journal staff A 4.6-magnitude earthquake caused shaking across St Lucia and Martinique on Thursday, according to the United States Geological Survey. The earthquake struck at around 10:16 AM local …

 Above: St Lucia (CJ Photo) By Gerard BestCJ Contributor Saint Lucia’s Internet users can look forward to better connectivity and faster speeds between local Internet service providers (ISPs). Digicel signed a memorandum of understanding on April 2, agreeing to become …

 Above: San Fernando General Hospital in Trinidad (Photo: Trinidad Ministry of Health) By the Caribbean Journal staff Chronic diseases like heart disease, obesity and diabetes are the leading cause of death in the Caribbean, and their rapidly- increasing share of …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Saint Lucian criminals may no longer be able to hide in cyberspace, if a new initiative by the government has its way. The “Identification and Seizure of Digital Evidence Training Programme,” which began yesterday for …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A new piece of sunset legislation will come into effect during the course of the new financial year in St Lucia, imposing a tax of one percent on luxury goods in St Lucia. The tax …