How to Get to Dominica Right Now

 How to reach the island By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica’s major airport remains closed until further notice due to the effects of Tropical Storm Erika. That means the primary way to access the island is via ferry from Guadeloupe ... [ Read More ]


This Turks and Caicos Hotel Just Rebranded

 Return to The Palms By the Caribbean Journal staff The Regent Palms Turks and Caicos has a new name. The hotel has officially rebranded as The Palms Turks and Caicos, the property announced this week. The property will remain under the ... [ Read More ]


Carnival Ramps Up Bermuda Cruises

 An increase in calls to the island By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Carnival Cruise Line will be offering one of its most active seasons to Bermuda ever in 2016, with nine different voyage opportunities between April and November, the company announced ... [ Read More ]


Above: Dominica was devastated by Tropical Storm Erika

 British ship rerouted to Dominica By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The United Kingdom’s Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) Lyme Bay ship has been rerouted to assist humanitarian relief efforts in Dominica following the destruction of Tropical Storm Erika. The British ship is ... [ Read More ]


 New flights from San Juan By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Seaborne Airlines has announced the planned launch of nonstop service between its hub in San Juan’s Luis Munoz Marin International Airport and Antigua and Barbuda’s newly-inaugurated VC Bird International Airport. The ... [ Read More ]

Above: a meeting on Dominica aid in Martinique

 Region comes together to help Dominica By the Caribbean Journal staff The Organization of Eastern Caribbean States is mobilizing regional and international support to find ways to help Dominica, which was devastated by Tropical Storm Erika last week. The OECS ... [ Read More ]


 A cultural celebration in Haiti By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s just the 12th time the regional CARIFESTA festival has been held, but this year’s edition is finally in one of the region’s cultural capitals: Haiti. The festival, which officially ... [ Read More ]


 Hearing (and tasting) Curaçao By the Caribbean Journal staff They gather here every Sunday. Here at Jaanchie’s, perhaps the most famous restaurant in Curaçao, a place that has been here for almost eight decades. Set in a ranch-style building in ... [ Read More ]


 IMF says GDP growth quickening By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada’s economy is on the rise. The country’s GDP growth forecast has been revised upward significantly by the IMF, following the organization’s latest visit to the country. While Grenada had ... [ Read More ]


  To the Motherland By Ilio DurandisCJ Contributor I am not sure where to begin, but I have this impulse inside of me that will not go away. My thoughts have been holding me hostage every time I think about ... [ Read More ]


 Another private island on the block By the Caribbean Journal staff Our journey through the region’s private island listings now takes us to Gumelemi Cay, a private island in Abaco now on the market for $17.9 million. The 8-acre island ... [ Read More ]


 Rediscovering cool at the Dominican Republic’s Casa Colonial By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon, CJ Travel Editor It’s the last place you’d expect to find a posh boutique hotel. Hidden in plain sight in the Playa Dorada compound, where big-box all-inclusive resorts view ... [ Read More ]


 Erika devastates the island By the Caribbean Journal staff While much of the region escaped Tropical Storm Erika, the storm simply devastated the island of Dominica. The country is reporting 20 deaths from the storm, with more missing, according to ... [ Read More ]


 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Kris Liburd, who sent in this lovely shot of Charlestown Harbour in Nevis. Did you take a great shot of the Caribbean? Send it to [email protected] with CPOTW in the subject ... [ Read More ]

Above: the signing ceremony in Jamaica

 UWI, China Harbour sign memorandum By Dana Niland CJ Contributor The University of the West Indies and China Harbour Engineering Company have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a $511 million USD development project. The project will include the expansion ... [ Read More ]

Above: the Hyatt Regency Trinidad

 Hyatt check-in goes digital By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Hyatt Regency Trinidad is adding a little extra tech to its check-in process. It’s part of what the downtown Port of Spain hotel says are several new technological developments that will provide guests ... [ Read More ]


 Guyana looking to develop tourism sector By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean Tourism Organization Secretary General Hugh Riley is in Guyana this week, looking to assist with some of the country’s aims of developing into a “must-see tourist destination.” Riley ... [ Read More ]

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 Climbing the Netherlands’ tallest mountain By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor SABA — Is that a rooster? I’m hiking Mount Scenery – at 2,855 feet tall the highest point on Saba (and the entire Kingdom of the Netherlands) – when I ... [ Read More ]