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The 2020 Caribbean Rum Awards Are Set for November in St Barth

 The Caribbean’s ultimate rum experience is returning this Nov. 10-15, 2020 in St Barth.  The 2020 edition of Caribbean Journal’s Caribbean Rum Awards and the St Barth Rum Festival, a week-long celebration of the Caribbean’s finest rum, will return to …

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Jamaica: “Cautious Optimism” for Visitor Arrival Growth

 Jamaica Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has “cautious optimism” for what a potential “major upturn” in visitor arrivals this upcoming winter tourist season, he said this week.  At the end of February 2020, Jamaica had reported a 5.5 percent increase in …

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The US Virgin Islands Is Reopening for Tourism on Sept. 19

 After a little over a month of closure, the United States Virgin Islands is reopening for tourism once again, Caribbean Journal has confirmed.  US Virgin Islands Tourism Commissioner Joseph Boschulte confirmed to Caribbean Journal that the destination would be reopening …

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 The HIlton La Romana resort in the Dominican Republic is reopening in November, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The all-inclusive resort, which is part of Playa Hotels and Resorts, will reopen on Nov. 15, according to the property’s Web site.  The …

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 St Barth’s newest hotel is reopening in October, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The Hotel Barrière Le Carl Gustaf, a dramatic transformation of one of St Barth’s legendary hotels, is set to relaunch on Oct. 15.  The Gustavia-area hotel, the first …

GRAND BAHAMA LOCKDOWN

 The island of Grand Bahama’s lockdown has been lifted, the island’s tourism board confirmed.  The changes mean essential businesses like food stores, pharmacies and gas stations are now open every day, while restaurants are now able to provide outdoor dining, …

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 St Kitts and Nevis’ hotel sector is working to prepare for the planned tourism reopening of the country’s tourism sector next month.  Hoteliers and other tourism stakeholders are currently participating in training organized by the country’s Ministry of Tourism.  All …

belize tourism reopening

 A few weeks after postponing its tourism reopening, Belize has announced a new planned reopening date of Oct. 1, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The country on the Caribbean coast of Central America will be reopening its Philip Goldson International Airport …

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 Sandals Resorts International has reopened another of its resorts in Saint Lucia, Caribbean Journal has learned.  This week, Sandals relaunched its Sandals Regency La Toc resort, a 331-room property on a 220-acre estate on the western coast of the island.  …

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 Spain-based Palladium Hotel Group is reopening four of its resorts in Mexico next month, Caribbean Journal has learned.  On Oct. 2, the company will be reopening its Grand Palladium White Sand Resort and Spa, Grand Palladium Colonial Resort and Spa, Grand Palladium …

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 US Virgin Islands Governor Albert Bryan Jr is calling for pre-departure testing at U.S. airports in a bid to contain the spread of COVID-19. Bryan, who was speaking during a Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association discussion, said mandatory pre-flight testing …

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 The Bahamas has released the latest update of its travel protocols, as the country is to lift its lockdown in New Providence (Nassau) on Aug. 31. On Aug. 31, restaurants will be allowed to resume outdoor dining, curbside pickup and …

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 The question of how and whether to reopen for tourism remains an existential question for Caribbean destinations — and it’s not an easy one to answer. But those who do can look to Saint Lucia as an exemplar for tourism reopenings …

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 Barbados has seen “significant, serious and positive interest” in its new “Barbados Welcome Stamp” program, which offers one-year visas for remote work on the island. Barbados Home Affairs Minister Wilfred Abrahams said 1,079 applications had been processed so far for …

caribbean law firm

 Leading law firm Potente is moving to the Caribbean, as the region’s hospitality and investment market continue to stay active even amid the pandemic. The California-headquartered firm, which has offices in San Diego, Beverly Hills, Palm Springs, Mexico City and …

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dominican republic tourism recovery

 New Dominican Republic President Luis Abinader Corona has announced the formation of a “tourism recovery plan” for the Caribbean’s most popular travel destination.  Abinader himself will be leading the plan, which aims to protect the “health, welfare and safety of …

costa rica tourism reopening

 Costa Rica will be reopening its borders on Sept. 1 to American travelers — but only those who are residents in a handful of states.  That includes travelers with proof of residence in New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine …