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A Very Strong, Very Good Rum From The Bahamas

 The history of rum is intertwined with the history of the Caribbean — particularly that infamous (and somehow lastingly romantic) age of rum-fueled pirates.  But for all the stories of Caribbean pirates and treasure-seekers, a surprisingly small number of pirates …

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Carnival Is Planning Two Major New Cruise Projects in The Bahamas

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Corporation is undertaking a major investment in The Bahamas, with plans for two major new cruise developments in the country that could mean $180 million in new investment. The company has signed an agreement …

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Editor’s Note: Abaco, Grand Bahama and the Comeback to Come

 By Alexander Britell On Sept. 8, 1932, the biggest storm ever recorded in Abaco pummeled the island, destroying hundreds of homes and killing 10 people, just enough to land it on page 22 of the Sept. 9 edition of the …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Ken McCallum, who sent in this lovely shot from the Club Med Columbus Isle on San Salvador in The Bahamas. Have you taken a great photo …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s best known as the island where Christopher Columbus made his first landfall in the New World. But the beach-filled island of San Salvador in The Bahamas has long been under the radar of even …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor They call it Bahama blue. But really, is should be Bahama blues, because the sapphire seas that wash this corner of the Caribbean can’t be described in a single word – simply because they aren’t …

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 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor The French pioneers of the all-inclusive vacation, Club Méditerranée (Club Med) has 70 resorts all over the world, including half a dozen in the Caribbean (in Cancun, Mexico; the Turks and Caicos Islands; the Bahamas; …

 One Bahamian island could soon get a major boost thanks to a major expansion of its airport. San Salvador in the Out Islands is undergoing a $1.5 million expansion and upgrade project, following damage from Hurricane Joaquin last year. “We …

 The National Emergency Management Agency and the National Repairs and Reconstruction Unit have issued contracts for the rebuilding of homes on Crooked Island, San Salvador and Long Island, the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Joaquin in October 2015. On Thursday …

 Above: High Cay By the Caribbean Journal staff You might call it Columbus’ private island. The cliffs of High Cay, near the Bahamian island of San Salvador, were quite possibly the first thing Columbus saw when he reached the New …

 Above: the signing ceremony in San Salvador By the Caribbean Journal staff Club Med is expanding its resort on the Bahamian island of San Salvador, following the signing of an agreement with the government. Club Med, the government and Sand …

 Above: a road in Inagua (BIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas has signed a pair of contracts for roads projects on the islands of San Salvador and Inagua. In San Salvador, the government signed a $587,523 contract …