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Caribbean Photo of the Week: Sunset in Simpson Bay

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from CJ reader Michele Korteweg, who sent in this beautiful shot of sunset in the Simpson Bay Lagoon in Sint Maarten. It was taken on board Calypso, “the boat that took us on a tour ... [ Read More ]

Le Toiny St Barth

This Classic Caribbean Hotel Has a New Look

 One of the Caribbean’s top luxury hotels has unveiled a new look. Hotel Le Toiny in St Barth has reopened after an extensive renovation overseen by London-based interior designer Lady Bee Osborn. The boutique resort, which has 15 “villa suites,” ... [ Read More ]

Amanera in the Dominican Republic

The Caribbean’s Newest Luxury Resort

 Aman has officially opened its newest resort in the Caribbean. The ultra-luxury Amanera, the second Aman property in the Caribbean, includes 25 casitas on Playa Grande Beach in the Dominican Republic’s north coast. The property is set on a clifftop ... [ Read More ]



 “The law is an ass” By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor This phrase originated in the Charles Dickens novel, Oliver Twist, when Mr Bumble, the unhappy spouse of a domineering wife, is told in court that “…the law supposes that your wife ... [ Read More ]


 Is this Caribbean country home to the region’s best-value real estate? The emerging luxury market in Belize offers just that, according to a new report by SANCAS Realty, the exclusive affiliate for Christie’s International Real Estate in Belize. “The mid-term ... [ Read More ]


 Kingston has its first new-build hotel in decades. The Jamaican capital is now home to the newly-debuted Courtyard by Marriott Kingston. “Courtyard by Marriott has become a very popular brand in the Caribbean and is expanding rapidly,” said Tim Sheldon, ... [ Read More ]


 Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 cruise ship has made its first-ever visit to the new Amber Cove port in the Dominican Republic. The ship arrived from Tortola in the British Virgin Islands; it was also the ship’s first-ever stop in the ... [ Read More ]


 The Ritz-Carlton St Thomas has a new owner. The property, which recently underwent a $22 million renovation, is being acquired by Dallas-based Ashford Hospitality Prime for $64 million from Marriott International. The deal for the 180-room hotel in the US ... [ Read More ]


 Jamaica has a new envoy to the People’s Republic of China. The country has appointed Fay Pickersgill as the country’s new Ambassador to China, Foreign Minister AJ Nicholson announced this week. ““I believe that Mrs. Pickersgill is uniquely qualified to ... [ Read More ]


 Exploring a Saba moment By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor SABA — “Saba is a beautiful place to do nothing,” the local I’d met earlier that day told me. And now I understand exactly what she means about this five-square-mile Dutch-Caribbean ... [ Read More ]


 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Kitts and Nevis has announced the immediate suspension of  processing of new applications for citizenship by investment from citizens and residents of Syria. In a statement, the country’s government said the changes were “made ... [ Read More ]


 By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a brand-new adventure park in Jamaica. Negril’s JamWest Motorsports and Adventure Park includes a Zipline, a Jeep safari, ATV driving and a walking trail across a 700-acre estate. The site also includes the only ... [ Read More ]


 Not the rum punch you’re used to By Sarah Graves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor The typical rum punch is made with orange and pineapple juice. But Bacchus’ Passion isn’t your typical rum punch. “I don’t like to make basic drinks,” says Bitter ... [ Read More ]

Aruba's Eagle Beach

 It’s one of the most beautiful beaches anywhere in the Caribbean: Eagle Beach, Aruba. And the stretch near the Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts is even better: a spectacularly wide, white-sand stretch of sand that will simply overwhelm you. So ... [ Read More ]


 By the Caribbean Journal staff Resorts World is significantly expanding its investment in the Bahamian island of Bimini. The company has revised its business plan from an initial investment of $150 million to $600 million, Bahamas Prime Minister Perry Christie ... [ Read More ]


 A major relief drive By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica’s relief efforts from Tropical Storm Erika are getting a big boost from the Caribbean’s hotel sector. The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association and the Dominica Hotel and Tourism Association have ... [ Read More ]


 A major new route By the Caribbean Journal staff JetBlue has begun its new daily service between Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and Providenciales, Turks and Caicos, the carrier announced. Fort Lauderdale is the third city from which JetBlue is now offering ... [ Read More ]

Cheddi Jagan Interantional Airport

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority has secured an agreement with the United States of America Transportation Security Administration to engage in cooperation on civil aviation issues. The agreement’s terms include the development and modernization of the ... [ Read More ]