A New Kind of Farm-to-Table Experience in Jamaica

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor JAMAICA — It’s trendy right now for Caribbean resorts to talk about serving farm-to-table cuisine and encouraging guests to eating local. But often those same hotels are serving imported strawberries on the breakfast buffet; New ... [ Read More ]


This Top Puerto Rico Hotel Has a New General Manager

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The W Retreat and Spa in Vieques has named Nathalie Urban its new general manager, Starwood announced. She joins the property after most recently working at the Presidente InterContinental Cancun resort. “Nathalie’s experience and proven ... [ Read More ]


New All-Inclusive Resort Breaks Ground in Punta Cana

 A major new project in the Dominican Republic By the Caribbean Journal staff Excellence Group Luxury Hotels and Resorts has broken ground on a significant new development in the Dominican Republic’s tourist hub of Punta Cana. The project, Excellence El ... [ Read More ]


Above: Tyrese with Aruba Premier Mike Eman

 The superstar stops in Aruba By the Caribbean Journal staff Superstar actor and singer Tyrese visited Aruba this week for the Aruba International Film Festival, making his presence known with a series of social media posts. Tyrese was on the ... [ Read More ]


 By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica received its first cruise ship call of the 2015/2016 season this week. The Carnival Royal Princess docked at Woodbridge Bay port, bringing thousands of visitors to the island’s shores. “I think this ship has ... [ Read More ]


 By Dana NilandCJ contributor Aruba Development Corporation VBA has launched timeshare sales at the Tropicana Aruba Resort & Casino, the company announced. ADC, which is, an affiliate of Tropicana Entertainment Inc., has selected Interval International as its exclusive vacation exchange ... [ Read More ]


 By Guy Britton It’s been said that some islands have more beaches, but few have more beautiful beaches than the island of St Thomas in the US Virgin Islands.  If you are headed to St Thomas for a few hours, ... [ Read More ]

haiti eduation

 “Let’s raise a new generation of Haitians that is scientifically and technologically literate.” By Eric Rolex JosephOp-Ed Contributor Education is the best way for a country to reduce poverty, become competitive on the international stage and strengthen democracy and good ... [ Read More ]


 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The government of Guyana says it is making “significant strides” towards the implementation of renewable energy sources. Most recently, the country’s Cabinet granted the Ministry of Public Infrastructure the authority to proceed with negotiations with Guyana ... [ Read More ]

The Marriott Port-au-Prince

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Marriott International is embarking on a major expansion push in Latin America and the Caribbean, the company said this week. The company said it plans to open 60 new hotels in Latin America and the ... [ Read More ]


 By Alexander Britell There’s not enough air conditioning. There’s no Wi-Fi. Or there’s nowhere to eat once you go through security. Or there is somewhere to eat, but it’s overpriced and, well, terrible. Or the airport staff are unnecessarily rude. These are ... [ Read More ]


 On a small island teeming with high-quality restaurants, finding a good meal isn’t hard. But on one as pricey as Grand Cayman (the only Caribbean territory with a dollar worth more than the U.S. dollar) finding a good meal at ... [ Read More ]


 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor A number of Dominica’s hiking trails are now open for the first time in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Erika. The Forestry Division of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries has worked to alleviate the infrastructural ... [ Read More ]


 By the Caribbean Journal staff Princess Anne visited Jamaica last week, and the British Royal raved that she was “wonderfully entertained with that real flavor of Jamaica.” The Princess’ visited included tours of the Mico College University, the Jamaica Defence ... [ Read More ]


 By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s the toniest island in the Caribbean, and that means serious real estate. The newest listing to hit the market in St Barth is called Artepea, a four-bedroom, four-bathroom villa at the top of the ... [ Read More ]

Above: a government strategy session following the damage

 Major damage on several islands By the Caribbean Journal staff Hurricane Joaquin pummeled parts of the Bahamas as it rose north this weekend. The Category 4 storm’s biggest damage came in the south of Long Island, where it caused “major ... [ Read More ]


 A new place to stay By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Blue Sky Luxury has announced the addition of Langara, the Penthouse at Sandy Cove Barbados, to its Caribbean villa portfolio. Blue Sky Luxury now represents over 250 rental properties in Antigua, ... [ Read More ]


 A flip-flop tree grows in Cayman By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor It started with just one flip-flop. But now there are hundreds, joined by assorted sneakers, slippers and even flippers, nailed to a casuarina tree bordering the coastal road that ... [ Read More ]