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Martinique Named UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve

 The French Caribbean island of Martinique has joined UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere Program.  It’s the second major UNESCO recognition for Martinique, whose. Yole Sailboat also was added to the organization’s Intangible Cultural Heritage List.  “We are thrilled and very …

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Saint Lucia Villa on the Market for $3.25 Million

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Caribbean Moment: In Saint Lucia, a Journey to the Pitons

 If you’ve ever been to the southwestern corner of Saint Lucia, you’ve seen them. You’ve felt them.  Because the pair of volcanic spires called the Pitons emit some kind of otherworldly energy, a mystical glow, an aura.  This place, a …

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 Is there a more iconic harbor anywhere in the Caribbean? It’s a place of many names: English Harbour; the Sailing Capital of the Caribbean; the old stomping grounds of Horatio Nelson; a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  No matter what you …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda is one of the buzziest destinations in the Caribbean right now, according to the latest data from the twin-island country’s tourism authority. Antigua and Barbuda tourism has seen a 10 percent increase …

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 Over the last few years, Antigua and Barbuda has developed into one of the Caribbean’s hottest hotspots, thanks to an energetic mix of world-class hotels, exotic beauty and what just might be the best airport in the entire Caribbean. Antigua …

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 They’re somewhere between boutique hotel and bed and breakfast, full of character and charm. The inns of the region are a portal to the soul of the Caribbean, small works of art sculpted by innkeepers who put their passion and, …

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 By Alexander Britell and Guy Britton As you walk through the brick walls and the arches, as you watch the bobbing of the water and the gentle marine dance of bows and sterns, time becomes just a suggestion. There has …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor While Antigua and Barbuda has long been home to one of the Caribbean’s most magnificent historical sites, the UNESCO World Heritage site of Nelson’s Dockyard, it isn’t resting on its laurels. The country’s Ministry of Tourism …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Want to live in a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Caribbean? Saint Lucia’s Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort has announced plans to build more luxury real estate on its site at the foot of …

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The largest barrier reef in the northern hemisphere has just gotten some very good news. UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee has decided to remove the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve Network from the List of World Heritage in …

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 UNESCO has a big footprint in the Caribbean’s historical offering By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor In 1972, UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) established the World Heritage Site program, which recognizes landmarks of natural and cultural significance …

 Above: a survey of the site (Photo: UNESCO) By the Caribbean Journal staff While their initial discovery received global attention, the remains of a shipwreck off the coast of Haiti do not belong to Christopher Columbus’ Santa Maria ship, according to …

 Above: one of Costa Rica’s famous stone spheres By the Caribbean Journal staff A group of four Pre-Columbian sites in Costa Rica’s Diquis Delta have been added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. The sites, located in the southern region …

 Above: Christopher Columbus on Santa Maria in 1492, Emanuel Leutze, 1855 By the Caribbean Journal staff The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization will be sending a team of experts to provide technical assistance to the site of an …

 Above: Irina Bokova (UN Photo/Mark Garten) By the Caribbean Journal staff UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova is currently finishing up a three-day visit to Haiti. The purpose of the visit is to measure the progress of cooperation between Haiti and …

 Above: UNESCO’s Michaelle Jean, Quebec City Mayor Pascal Labeaume and Haiti Tourism Minister Stephanie Villedrouin By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti Tourism Minister Stephanie Villedrouin has returned to the country following a two-day official visit to Canada. The visit included …

 Above: the Radisson Aquatica Resort on Carlisle Bay By the Caribbean Journal staff Radisson has officially opened the Radisson Aquatica Resort on Barbados’ Carlisle Bay following an $8 million renovation. The 124-room property is located in a marine reserve, featuring …