Aman Resorts Is Expanding to the Dominican Republic

July 2, 2015 | 3:35 pm | 0 Comment

Amanera - Turquoise Waters

By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor Aman Resorts has announced the launch of its second Caribbean resort, Amanera, scheduled to debut in the Dominican Republic during the fourth quarter of 2015. Overlooking Playa Grande beach on 2,000 acres that stretch across nearly seven miles of Hispaniola’s north coast, the resort will become the first more...

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John Patitucci, David Sanchez to Headline DR Jazz Festival

July 2, 2015 | 10:55 am | 0 Comment


Above: John Patitucci By Dana Niland CJ Contributor The 19th annual Dominican Republic Jazz Festival has announced its lineup of performers, which will include artists David Sánchez, John Patitucci, Pedrito Martinez Group, Josean Jacobo, Big Band Conservatory of Santo Domingo, Roy Assaf Trio and Berklee Global Jazz Institute with Marco Pignataro. The festival, more...

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Baha Mar Resort Project Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

June 29, 2015 | 5:58 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the Baha Mar in Nassau By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean’s largest resort project has hit a major hurdle. The $3.5 billion Nassau megaresort, which had already delayed its scheduled openings in December and March, has voluntarily filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection in US Bankruptcy Court in Delaware. Baha Mar, Ltd will be filing an more...

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Copa Airlines Officially Launches Panama-New Orleans Flights

June 29, 2015 | 3:49 pm | 0 Comment


Above: a Copa plane By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Copa Airlines has officially launched nonstop service between Panama City’s Tocumen International Airport and Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. With the new service, New Orleans becomes the airline’s 11th US destination and 71st overall destination. Copa will operate the flights four more...

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US, Jamaica Sign Deal to Build Major New Solar Energy Plant

June 29, 2015 | 3:20 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the signing ceremony in Jamaica (JIS Photo) By Dana Niland CJ Contributor The United States’ Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) has signed a $47 million financing agreement with WRB Enterprises for the development of a 20-megawatt solar plant in York Town, Clarendon in Jamaica. The project, called Content Solar Limited (CSL), will be the more...

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Barbados to Assume CARICOM Chairmanship

June 28, 2015 | 11:00 am | 0 Comment


Above: Barbados (CJ Photo) By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart will assume chairmanship of the 15-member Caribbean Community (CARIOM) on July 1, replacing Prime Minister Perry Christie of the Bahamas. Stuart will first address CARICOM in his capacity as chairman at the Opening Ceremony of the 36th Regular Meeting of the more...

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Jamaica’s Productivity Problem

June 26, 2015 | 3:37 pm | 0 Comment


By Dennis Chung CJ Contributor AFTER 12 previous IMF agreements, Jamaica is once again at a crossroads. We are once again at a place where we are having a debate about how much pain is being inflicted by the agreement, with some saying that we must stay on the path of fiscal reform and others saying we must renegotiate the agreement and allow for more fiscal space more...

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The Caribbean’s Getting Almost $400 Million From the European Union

June 25, 2015 | 7:08 pm | 0 Comment


By Dana Niland CJ Contributor The European Union has announced a new regional funding program of about $393.5 million (USD) to the Caribbean. In a statement, CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque said he welcomed the announcement. The funds are intended to finance Caribbean regional programs up until 2020, and represent a significant increase over more...

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InselAir Increasing Flights to Haiti, Jamaica, Suriname

June 24, 2015 | 6:08 pm | 0 Comment


Above: an InselAir plane By Dana Niland CJ Contributor In response to what it said was rising demand, Dutch Caribbean air carrier InselAir is increasing the frequency of its flights from Curacao to several locations around the Caribbean. Beginning June 2, InselAir began offering daily flights to Santo Domingo be adding two extra direct flights to its prior more...

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Dominican Republic’s Eden Roc at Cap Cana Adding New Units

June 23, 2015 | 11:09 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the Caleton Beach Club at the Eden Roc at Cap Cana (CJ Photo) By Dana Niland CJ Contributor The Eden Roc at Cap Cana hotel in the Dominican Republic is expanding. The project will see the addition of 52 suites around the surrounding area of the property’s Caleton Beach Club, among other changes. Other enhancements include renovations of the roofs, more...

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