Antigua and Barbuda Has a New Ambassador to Cuba

May 24, 2015 | 10:53 am | 0 Comment


Above: new Ambassador Peter Benjamin places a wreath at the Jose Marti monument By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda has as new ambassador to Cuba The twin-island country has appointed Peter Benjamin, who presented his letters of credence to Gladys Bejerano Portela, vice president of Cuba’s state council, in Havana this week. Portela said the more...

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Caribbean Home: A Boutique Villa in St Barth

May 23, 2015 | 12:00 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the Dolce Vita villa in St Barth By the Caribbean Journal staff La Dolce Vita. It’s a good description of the way of life on the French Caribbean paradise of St Barth, and one villa brings the St Barth lifestyle in a small package. This one-bedroom, one-bathroom villa named Dolce Vita is listed with Sibarth Real Estate for € 1,300,000, or about more...

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How to Lose It at St Lucia’s BodyHoliday

May 23, 2015 | 10:58 am | 0 Comment


Above: The BodyHoliday By the Caribbean Journal staff When it comes to wellness resorts in the Caribbean, St Lucia’s BodyHoliday is right at the top. Now, the resort is offering guests a new kind of Caribbean summer vacation: “Lose It, Tone It.” The programme comes in either three-day, five-day or seven-day experiences, with a range of activities, more...

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At Tortola’s Long Bay Beach Resort, the Art of the Hideaway

May 23, 2015 | 6:00 am | 0 Comment


Above: Long Bay Beach Resort in Tortola (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell TORTOLA — There are no crowds. There is just the beach. Not any beach, though. Tortola’s Long Bay is one of the most beautiful in the region — the right sand, the right water, the right views. There are no crowds; there is just the sound of the wind, of the waves as they more...

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Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke Sings Reggae for Red Nose Day

May 22, 2015 | 6:59 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke By the Caribbean Journal staff Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke got in on the fun for a good cause this week, singing reggae for Red Nose Day. Clarke plays a character called Daenerys Targaryen on the hit HBO show, which is now in its fifth season. Red Nose day is an annual fundraising event organized by Comic more...

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Caribbean Home: How to Own a Private Island in the Berry Islands

May 22, 2015 | 3:26 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Sand Dollar Cay By the Caribbean Journal staff The latest Caribbean Home heads to the Bahamian archipelago, which just might be the region’s private island capital. This listing is called Sand Dollar Cay, a 24-acre private island in the Berry Islands region of the Bahamas. It’s listed with Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty for $7.2 more...

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A New Secretary General at the OAS

May 22, 2015 | 3:16 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Luis Almagro Lemes (OAS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Organization of American States will soon have a new Secretary General. Incoming Secretary General Luis Almagro Lemes will assume office in a ceremony on May 26 at the Hall of the Americas in Washington, DC. Almagro is the former Foreign Minister of Uruguay. He was elected by the more...

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Caribbean Hotel Occupancy Continues to Climb: Report

May 22, 2015 | 3:00 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the Peter Island Resort (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean hotel occupancy surged in April, according to a new report from STR. The region’s hotel occupancy rose to 75.6 percent last month, a 4.6 percent improvement compared to the same month in 2014. That was the 12th month in a row in which the Caribbean saw an increase in more...

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Eating the Caribbean’s Rarest Lobster

May 22, 2015 | 11:00 am | 0 Comment


Above: a slipper lobster at Grand Case’s Le Pressoir (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell and Guy Britton ST MARTIN— Sleeper lobster. It’s called that because it sleeps so far below the surface. Or so we thought. The waiter presented a lobster unlike any we had seen — a long, dark-brown, prehistoric-looking creature who dwelled 2,000 feet below the more...

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This Company Is Planning to Open Its 28th Hotel in Cuba

May 21, 2015 | 7:14 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the recent signing ceremony for the new property By the Caribbean Journal staff Spanish hotel giant Melia is expanding in Cuba. The company announced this week that it would be developing a new resort in the Varadero area. The hotel, which is slated to open in 2017, would be the brand’s 28th hotel in Cuba. The announcement follows the signing of an more...

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