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Winair Launches New St Maarten-Bonaire Flights

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Maarten-based Regional Caribbean air carrier Winair has launched a new way to get around the Dutch Caribbean. This week, the carrier launched the new “CN Express,” a flight aimed at connecting St Maarten, St …

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 …

Hurricane Maria Devastates Dominica

 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. …

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 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 …

 Above: the path of Hurricane Jose By the Caribbean Journal staff As Hurricane Irma made landfall in Cuba and headed to Florida, another hurricane got closer to the Caribbean on Friday: Hurricane Jose. Hurricane Jose was about 265 miles east-southeast …

 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 …

 Above: St Kitts viewed from St Eustatius (Caribbean Journal Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The islands of St Kitts and St Eustatius have reached an agreement on their maritime boundary, according to a statement from the government of St …

 By Alexander Britell ST EUSTATIUS — The town of Oranjestad is a winding, cobblestone-covered collection of mostly 18th century Dutch colonial buildings and scattered small homes. On a sunny Saturday, its stony streets have a certain opaque gleam. They are …

 Above: Mazinga on the Bay (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell ST EUSTATIUS — It was toward the end of a long afternoon, that hour in the Caribbean when the sun hasn’t yet made up its mind on when …

 Above: Statia (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell STATIA — Could this be the next big form of sustainable tourism in the Caribbean? Eco-tourism pioneer Jem Winston thinks so. Winston is a proponent of “homestay” tourism, which sees tourists and travelers …

 Yes, the Caribbean has the best diving in the world. And while you can find a great place to dive almost anywhere in the region, some places have those extra-special qualities, the right combination of water, access and wildlife — not …

 Above: St Eustatius By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dutch Caribbean island of St Eustatius has unveiled a new tourism logo. The logo shows a diver under the “Quill,”, a sun and a historic street lamp, flanked by a morning …

 Above: St Eustatius By the Caribbean Journal staff Dutch Security and Justice Minister Ivo Opstelten is on a four-day visit to the Caribbean, with stops in Aruba, Saba and St Eustatius this week. In Aruba, Opstelten will be consulting with …

 Above: a farm in Nevis (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff A delegation from the government of St Eustatius visited Nevis last week for talks on agriculture. The delegation was led by Carlyle Tearr, the Commissioner of Agriculture on …