US Government Approves Ferry Service From Florida to Cuba

May 5, 2015 | 10:48 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Havana, Cuba By the Caribbean Journal staff In a major step, the United States has begun approving licenses for a number of ferry companies to operate services between the United States and Cuba. While a number of hurdles remain, from US coast guard approval of Cuban ports to Cuban government approval, the move could be a major step forward in more...

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InselAir Launching Havana Flights

May 5, 2015 | 10:07 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Cuba By the Caribbean Journal staff Dutch Caribbean airline InselAir is adding a brand-new destination: Havana, Cuba. The carrier announced the move this week; the flights will begin out of Curacao on July 3. (The service includes connections from Bonaire and Aruba). The company will operate two flights per week on Mondays and Fridays to Havana, which more...

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JetBlue Adding Seasonal Flights From Boston to Barbados

May 5, 2015 | 5:01 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Barbados (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff JetBlue is adding seasonal service to Barbados out of Boston, the company announced. The new flights will operate weekly from Boston’s Logan International Airport to Barbados’ Grantley Adams International Airport. The flights will launch Nov. 7, subject to government operating authority, the company more...

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Jamaica Begins Work on Large-Scale Beach Upgrade Project

May 4, 2015 | 5:10 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Jamaica Tourism Minister Dr Wykeham McNeill on a tour of beaches in St Mary and St Ann By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s getting closer to finishing a major upgrade and enhancement of the country’s beaches. Work has already begun on improvements to 10 of 15 beaches targeted for improvements, according to Tourism Minister Dr Wykeham more...

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The Caribbean’s First Ice Palace

May 4, 2015 | 5:01 pm | 0 Comment


Above: a rendering of the project By the Caribbean Journal staff One Caribbean island is about to get a whole lot cooler. A new project called Cayman Ice Palace is set to break ground soon in Grand Cayman. The project aims to be a “world-class entertainment facility” including 6,300 seats for concerts, along with the ability to host hockey, skating, more...

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Caribbean Room With a View: A Treehouse at Little Dix Bay

May 2, 2015 | 6:01 am | 0 Comment


Above: a Tree House Suite at Virgin Gorda’s Little Dix Bay You may know Rosewood Little Dix Bay. It’s the preeminent resort on Virgin Gorda and one of the truly great resorts in the region. (It also has one of the most beautiful hotel beaches in the world). Above: the beach at Little Dix Bay And while the property’s traditional suites are great, more...

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Caribbean Photo of the Week: Sunrise in Condado

May 2, 2015 | 6:00 am | 0 Comment


By the Caribbean Journal staff The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Julie Atwell, who sent in this stunning snapshot of the sun rising over the Condado neighbourhood of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Do you have a great photo of the Caribbean? Send it to [email protected] with CPOTW in the subject line. It could be the next more...

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Barbados Signs Oil Exploration Agreement With BHP Billiton

April 30, 2015 | 6:25 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Barbados (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean continues to look for oil off its shores, and now Barbados is continuing its exploration with a new agreement. The country announced this week that it had signed two offshore exploration licenses with major global oil firm BHP Billiton. Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart signed the more...

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Jamaica Eyes Expanded Trade With Cuba, Costa Rica

April 30, 2015 | 12:55 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Jamaica Industry Minister Anthony Hylton during a media briefing at Jamaica Promotions Corporation’s offices in New Kingston (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica is looking to expand and strengthen its trade ties in the wider Caribbean Basin. The country announced the plan following a pair of trade missions to Cuba and Costa Rica earlier more...

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Sunwing Keeps Adding Cuba Flights

April 30, 2015 | 12:45 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Memories Holguin By the Caribbean Journal staff Sunwing’s Cuba expansion continues to gain steam. The Canadian vacation giant has added a series of new flights to Cuba, the company announced this week. The company announced that it would be re-introducing direct flights from the city of Val d’Or in Quebec to both Varadero and Holguin, with new more...

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