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Ackee and Saltfish, Explained

August 4, 2015 | 1:00 pm | 0 Comment

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By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor For many Jamaicans, Sunday isn’t Sunday without ackee and saltfish. Traditionally enjoyed for breakfast or brunch, it’s an unlikely but flavorful combination of a savory-tasting fruit and dried salted cod that’s the island’s national dish. Ackee is actually a fruit (related to the lychee and longan) that came to more...

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Barbados Has Big Tourism Plans

August 2, 2015 | 8:41 pm | 0 Comment

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Barbados is seeing a renewed tourism boom. The island known for rum, culture and refined luxury reported record arrivals in the first half, and has even bigger plans ahead. To learn more about the country’s tourism priorities, Caribbean Journal caught up with Petra Roach, director for the US market at Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. What is the outlook for Barbados more...

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Jamaica’s National Indoor Sports Centre is Going Solar

August 2, 2015 | 7:45 pm | 0 Comment

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A major arena goes green By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Jamaica’s National Indoor Sports Centre is going solar, as part of a $170,000 USD initiative by the country's Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy, and Mining. The venue will be outfitted with solar panels fit to generate 100 megawatts of energy, which will significantly reduce its dependency on the more...

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Caribbean Photo of the Week: Meads Bay Beach, Anguilla

August 1, 2015 | 11:00 am | 0 Comment

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The latest Caribbean Photo come from Caribbean Journal reader Joel Globus, who sent in this snapshot of Meads Bay beach in Anguilla. 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 one! — more...

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How to Spend a Caribbean Vacation with John Legend and Enrique Iglesias

July 30, 2015 | 10:54 pm | 0 Comment

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A new way to rock in Curaçao By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor It’s just over a month until Curaçao’s North Sea Jazz Festival, so if you haven’t booked a room yet, better hop to it! An option that just crossed our desk: Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort’s Rock & Relax package, which includes complimentary breakfast for two plus more...

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Belize Makes Push for Local Tourism

July 28, 2015 | 6:37 pm | 0 Comment

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A drive for domestic tourism By the Caribbean Journal staff In a bid to increase tourism revenue, Belize is looking close to home. The country has launched a new ad campaign aimed at local travelers, under the theme “Discover How to Be a Belizean Traveler.” The campaign “is centered on getting Belizeans to travel locally and to promote the regional more...

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A $90 Milllion Caribbean Island

July 28, 2015 | 12:14 am | 0 Comment

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It is the most expensive private island on the Bahamian market By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s the ultimate dream of ultimate dreams: your own private Caribbean mega-island. And Cave Cay is it. The 222-acre island just might be the most expensive private island listed in the Caribbean for sale, set in the heart of the Bahamas’ Exumas chain near the more...

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Jamaica’s Forests Are Growing Back

July 27, 2015 | 1:21 pm | 0 Comment

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Positive growth in afforestation By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Jamaica has recorded an afforestation rate of .41 percent, marking the first positive growth in forestation since it was first measured in 1998, according to Donna Lowe, Senior Director of Forest Signs and Technical Services at the Forestry Department (above). Lowe said she welcomed this news, more...

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The New Sandals Barbados (And What It Means for the Caribbean)

July 26, 2015 | 8:33 pm | 0 Comment

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A new kind of hotel for the Caribbean This is a different kind of Caribbean resort. The newly-minted Sandals Barbados delivers maximum luxury using cutting edge design, construction, technology and meticulous attention to detail and service. But this isn’t oveout the quality of the hotel, which is superb. It’s about what the hotel means for the more...

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Tourism Growth Slows in Belize

July 26, 2015 | 7:44 pm | 0 Comment

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Caribbean destination seeing slowdown in arrivals after years of strong growth By the Caribbean Journal staff After several years of very strong growth, Belize is seeing a slowdown in tourism, according to new data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The Caribbean destination in Central America received 129,316 tourist arrivals in the first four months of more...

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