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Statia Holds First-Ever Restaurant Week

 The island of Statia is holding its first-ever Restaurant Week this week, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The gastronomic event is running from June 3 to June 6, with participating retardants offering special rates to diners, along with signature dishes, chef’s …

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Winair Adding More Flights to Statia

 St Maarten-based regional airline Winair is expanding its service to the island of Statia (St Eustatius), Caribbean Journal has learned. Beginning on April 2, the carrier will be adding two more flights between St Maarten and Statia, with service on …

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In Statia, the Caribbean’s First Planetarium

 The tiny Dutch Caribbean island of Statia has debuted a first for the region: a planetarium.  The project is the brainchild of the University of Amsterdam’s Jaap Vreling, who launched a mobile planetarium project across The Netherlands in 2010, traveling …

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 Since the release of the smash Broadway hit Hamilton, the Caribbean island of Nevis has been in the limelight, with visitors drawn to the Eastern Caribbean destination to see U.S. founding father Alexander Hamilton’s birthplace in downtown Charlestown.  Hamilton was …

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 The island of St Eustatius, popularly known as Statia, is getting its first-ever luxury resort, Caribbean Journal has learned. The new Golden Rock Resort is slated to debut on the Dutch Caribbean island in March 2021, according to the property.  …

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 By Alexander Britell It’s one of the most sought-after corners of the Caribbean — that famous triangle of Caribbean hotspots: St Maarten, St Barth and Anguilla. And just two years after Hurricane Irma, the trio of destinations is in the midst …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s become a rather important stop on the sustainability circuit in the Caribbean: St Estatius’ Statia Sustainability Conference, now in its eighth year. And now the Dutch Caribbean destination is putting its focus on Caribbean …

updated path of dorian

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Tropical Storm Dorian made landfall in the Eastern Caribbean on Monday, with tropical storm conditions including 50 mph winds affecting portions of the region through Tuesday morning, according to the National Hurricane Center. Early Tuesday …

 There’s nothing like the feeling of discovery, of coming to a destination far off the beaten path, of finding a place for adventurous travelers. In the Caribbean, that often means the more remote islands, the harder-to-reach spots. But even these …

Winair

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Regional Caribbean airline Winair has announced plans to resume operations to a host of destinations in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The company will be resuming flights in partnership with Air Antilles to …

 Charming architecture; beautiful vistas; vibrant communities. There are some picturesque towns scattered across the Caribbean, the sort of places that seem to instagram themselves. These are the Caribbeans postcard-perfect towns, perfect for a very different kind of vacation or a wonderful day trip, …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The St. Eustatius Tourism Development Foundation and the St. Eustatius Business Association will be hosting the first Statia Taste of the Cultures event on May 26. The event is billed as a cross-cultural community experience that …

 A major new hotel is coming to the Dutch Caribbean island of St Eustatius. The Oranje Bay Hotel and Restaurant has officially launched construction in its location on Oranjebaaiweg in Lower Town. It is the first new hotel development on …

 A new landmark at EUX airport By the Caribbean Journal staff You may have seen one in Curacao. Or Aruba. But now another Dutch Caribbean island has a landmark sign: St Eustatius. The new “ I Love EUX” attraction board …

 Storm reaches the Caribbean By the Caribbean Journal staff Tropical Storm Erika was expected to move through the Leeward Islands of the Caribbean late Wednesday and early Thursday morning, according to the NOAA. But while the storm had been strengthening …

 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 …