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Winair Adds More Caribbean Flights

 Fast-growing Caribbean carrier Winair has announced the expansion of its service between St. Maarten and the island of Curacao. The carrier has announced that it is now offering flights between St. Maarten and Curacao three times weekly. The expanded service …

Why the Caribbean Needs to Strengthen Its Internet Infrastructure

 By GERARD BESTCJ Contributor PHILIPSBURG, St Maarten—The Caribbean will have to strengthen its Internet infrastructure if it is to keep pace with the world’s growing digital economy. That’s the view held by Bevil Wooding, an Internet Strategist with US-based non-profit …

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Major Internet Conference Coming to Belize

 By Gerard BestCJ Contributor PHILIPSBURG, St Maarten—Belize will host the fourth Caribbean Peering and Interconnection Forum, known as CarPIF, on June 6 and 7, 2018. The 2018 meeting is expected to be the largest to date, according to organizer Bevil Wooding, …

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 JetBlue Airways is expanding its Mint premium cabin service on Caribbean flights, the carrier announced. The company is adding second Saturday seasonal roundtrip Mint flights on three different routes: New York-St. Maarten, Boston-St. Maarten and Boston-Aruba. The New York-St. Maarten …

 Suriname-based air carrier Fly All Ways has launched new flights between Curaçao and Suriname’s capital, Paramaribo. Fly All Ways will be operating the flight twice weekly between the two destinations. The company operates flights to destinations including Haiti, St. Maarten, …

 Windstar has launched a new series of back-to-back cruises called “Star Collector Voyages.” The longer and more in-depth cruises range from 14 to 34 days, featuring few repeated ports and offering the comfort of an extended trip with the luxury …

 By Kareem Yarde St. Maarten recently became the region’s command centre for solutions pertaining to the Caribbean’s air transport and tourism woes at the Caribbean Aviation Meetup 2017, which saw the coalescence of Air Transport and Tourism Practitioners around a …

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 The perfect Caribbean beach getaway isn’t always as expensive as you think. Indeed, there are tucked-away bargains all over the Caribbean, where the sand count is high but the price is low. Serving up warm hospitality on idyllic coastlines, they …

 New York City-based air carrier JetBlue Airways is expanding its service to the Dutch Caribbean island of St. Maarten. The carrier will be adding a second daily roundtrip flight between John F Kennedy Airport and St Maarten’s Princess Juliana over …

The best hotels in St. Maarten.

 Although it’s a busy gateway to the farther reaches of the Caribbean, St. Maarten (the Dutch side of the island) certainly merits more than a quick fly-by. Spend a few days here and you’re sure to be impressed by the …

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 It’s a new way to experience the local flavors of St. Maarten: a rum and food tour. The tour is the brainchild of St. Maarten Culinary Tours, and offers a mix of gourmet food from five-star restaurants to local roadside …

St. Maarten

 Whether you’re spending a few days or just a few hours in transit, St. Maarten has no shortage of entertaining diversions. Beyond the usual plane-spotting at Maho Beach and sunning your buns on clothing-optional Orient Beach, here are some of …

Emerald at Maho

 The Maho Group’s latest real estate development in St. Maarten has officially launched. The Emerald at Maho has begun pre-sales, with a planned opening date in 2018. The modern project will span over two buildings with four floors each, for …

Demi Lovato

 Celebrity Cruises has signed music superstar Demi Lovato to kick off its new Concert Series this winter season. The concert will take place in St Maarten, and be available for four Caribbean itineraries: a 14-night Caribbean holiday on Celebrity Equinox, …

Fete de la Cuisine

 There’s another new reason to visit St Maarten this fall. The 10th annual Fete de Cuisine will take place in St. Maarten this year from Nov. 6 through Nov. 13. The half French, half Dutch island offers visitors a diversity of foods …

Sonesta Maho

 The Sonesta Maho Beach Resort and Casino in St Maarten is expanding with a big new aqua park and kids club. The project includes a 4,000-square-foot park featuring a 1,400-square-foot pool; the kids club will include a 1,000-square-foot indoor space …

St Maarten Tech

 CaribNOG is coming to St Maarten By Gerard BestCJ Contributor Sint Maarten will host the twelfth meeting of the Caribbean Network Operators Group (CaribNOG) from October 24 to 26. CaribNOG is the Caribbean’s first volunteer-based community of network engineers, computer …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Oyster Bay Beach Resort is set to hold a grand opening of its newly-remodeled Infinity Restaurant and Bar. The debut comes after a $1 million, six-month renovation project completed by Pearl Development. “Our goal …