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Rum Journal: Finding a Secret Rum Bar in St Maarten

 Above: Caribbean Liquors in St Maarten (all photos by CJ) ST MAARTIN — For rum lovers, St Maarten is one of the Meccas of the Caribbean. That’s because, as one of its transportation hubs, rums from all over the region …

LIAT Launches New Flights

 Above: a LIAT ATR plane (Photo: LIAT) By the Caribbean Journal staff Regional carrier LIAT has officially launched seven new flights per week. The company has begun four new flights per week between Dominica and St Maarten and three new …

Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association Conference Begins in St Maarten

 Above: St Maarten By the Caribbean Journal staff The Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association has officially begun its annual conference and trade show. This year’s conference, the 21st of its kind, is taking place in St Maarten, bringing together around 1000 tourism …

LATEST NEWS

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Sometimes you want to go somewhere everybody knows your name – or at least where you’re guaranteed to get a great rum punch or local beer. Check out this list (in no particular order) of …

 Above: a rendering of the Sonesta Ocean Point resort in St Maarten By the Caribbean Journal staff Sonesta is planning to debut its new Ocean Point resort in St Maarten with a soft opening in October. The Sonesta Ocean Point, …

 Above: the Westin St Maarten Dawn Beach Resort & Spa By the Caribbean Journal staff The Westin St Maarten Dawn Beach Resort and Spa has named Murielle Parotte-Van Henneigen the director of its Hibiscus Spa. Van Henneigen comes to the …

 Above: talks between St Maarten and CDB officials By the Caribbean Journal staff St Maarten is considering an application to become a member of the Caribbean Development Bank. A delegation led by CDB President Dr Warren Smith arrived in Philipsburg …

 Above: St Maarten Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams and OECS Director General Didacus Jules’ meeting in Philipsburg (Photo: OPM St Maarten) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Maarten Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams held talks this week at her Cabinet with Organization …

 Above: Emil Lee (centre) with CHTA CEO Jeff Vasser and outgoing President Richard Doumeng By Alexander Britell MIAMI — The Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association has a new president. Emil Lee, general manager of the Princess Heights Hotel in St …

 Above: a map of the quake (graphic: United States Geological Survey) By the Caribbean Journal staff A 4.6-magnitude earthquake caused light shaking in Anguilla and St Maarten on Wednesday afternoon, according to the United States Geological Survey. The quake struck …

 It’s easy to think that the beach bar might have been invented on Saint Martin/Sint Maarten. For some, legend has it that when St Maarten and St Martin was divided between the French and Dutch they did it by first getting inebriated …

 Above: a Winair flight By the Caribbean Journal staff Air France has signed a codesharing agreement with Caribbean regional carrier Winair. The codeshare will cover five routes out of St Maarten: Saba, St Barth, St Eustatius, St Kitts and Nevis …

 Above: St Maarten Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell NEW YORK — Caribbean is the major economic driver in the Caribbean. So it would be natural that it should be viewed as the major mechanism for dealing with …

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Burt Spielman, who sent in this photo of Petit Cul-de-Sac in St Barth, with the view of St Maarten and Anguilla in the distance. Do you have a great photo of …

 Above: St Maarten’s Princess Juliana International Airport (Caribbean Journal photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Maarten’s Princess Juliana International Airport saw a 21 percent increase in transfer passengers in the first quarter, officials said this week. St Barth was …

 Above: Grand Cayman (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Where do people use cell phones the most in the Caribbean? To find out, we looked at the most recent edition of the World Bank’s World Development Indicators report, which …

 Above: St Maarten By the Caribbean Journal staff St Maarten has officially been conferred associate membership with the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean. St Maarten Public Health, Social Development and Labour Minister Cornelius de Weever …

 Above: Oyster Pond in St Martin (Caribbean Journal photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Travel demand for St Maarten/St Martin jumped by almost 20 percent last year, according to a new report from the Expedia Group. Several countries showed particularly …