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New Acting Director of Turks and Caicos Tourism 

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There’s a new acting director of the Turks and Caicos Islands Tourist Board.  Tourist Board veteran Mary Lightbourne has been named to the role, succeeding Pamela Ewing, who announced her resignation this week.  Ewing had served for 17 years at […]


How Green Homes Are Driving Turks and Caicos Real Estate 

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By Joe Pike, Special Contributor to CJI The National Association of Realtors released on Tuesday the findings of study that revealed more Americans are beginning to factor in a home’s green features when deciding whether to buy. Half of the […]


Turks and Caicos Is Waiving Testing for Vaccinated Visitors 

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Turks and Caicos is updating its entry protocols in May, Caribbean Journal has learned.  Effective May 1, the destination will require all visitors 18 and over to show proof of full vaccination.  On the same date, the destination is removing […]


Turks and Caicos’ Grace Bay Club Has a New GM

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Turks and Caicos’ Grace Bay Club has named a new general manger, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The Grace Bay Resorts property has tapped Kulbhushan Tyagi to the role.  Tyagi, a 23-year-veteran of the hospitality industry, will oversee day-to-tday operations of […]

Why Turks and Caicos Real Estate Continues to Sizzle

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By Joe Pike, Special Contributor to CJI Turks and Caicos is about to see a spike in its residential resort product to meet demand created by buyers’ desire to seek a safe haven in the midst of a pandemic while […]

From Turks and Caicos to Puerto Rico, More Buyers Are Building Their Own Homes

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By Joe Pike Whether it’s to save money or to take the interior designing reigns of a new home, more potential home owners are looking at vacant lots in the Caribbean over existing real estate. Caribbean Journal Invest (CJI) spoke […]


The Best Beach Bars in the Caribbean 2022


For most travelers, it’s the number one destination-within-a-destination: the beach bar.  As travel trends ebb and flow, it’s a constant, somehow managing to survive as the manifestation of our most romantic Caribbean travel fantasies.  Because there’s just something about a cocktail […]

Americans, Canadians Driving Turks and Caicos Real Estate Surge

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By Joe Pike Families are continuing to put their money in Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) real estate as the pandemic continues to cause uncertainty about the future. The destination is seeing increases in investments from those looking for second […]

New Ownership at Turks and Caicos’ Wymara Resort 


There’s a new ownership structure at Turks and Caicos’ Wymara Resort and Villas, Caribbean Journal Invest has learned.  Longtime Wymara managing director Bruce Maclaren has purchased the shares of former co-owner Rob Ayer.  To complete the transaction, Maclaren partnered with […]


There’s a New Floating Bar in Turks and Caicos 

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They’re scattered across the Caribbean, accessible only by boat, rum-filled oases of marine merriment.  They’re the Caribbean’s floating bars, those sought-after island idylls belonging to a very tiny pantheon.  They’re all classics: Happy island, the Willy T; Floyd’s Pelican Bar; […]

The Chill List: The Caribbean’s Most Relaxing Hotels

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What’s the sound of one palm tree shaking?  It’s one of the most beautiful sounds in the Caribbean, an instant reminder that you’ve reached the zenith of tropical beauty.  And it’s a guarantor of instant relaxation.  But as ubiquitous as […]

CJI Conversation: Best Western CEO Larry Cuculic on the Caribbean Market

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By Guy Britton Larry Cuculic took over as the newest chief executive officer of Best Western Hotels and Resorts towards the end of 2021, overseeing a company that is in the midst of a broad expansion push in the Caribbean […]


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