The Ritz-Carlton St Thomas Has Been Sold

 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 Ambassador to China

 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 ]


“Saba Is a Beautiful Place to Do Nothing”

 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 ]


Emirates Etihad Guyana

 Will some of the world’s best airlines soon come to Guyana? That’s the hope, at least, following the signing of an air services agreement by Guyana and the United Arab Emirates. The agreement was signed this week in Montreal, Canada, ... [ Read More ]


 Some islands have beautiful beaches. Some islands have great all inclusive resorts. These two things don’t always come together — but sometimes, you find places with both. Indeed, a big part of the all-inclusive experience is having everything you need — ... [ 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 ]


 By the Caribbean Journal staff The United States Agency for International Development and the Caribbean Community have signed a $165 million agreement on development assistance support. CARICOM Secretary General Irwin LaRocque and USAID Eastern and Southern Caribbean Mission Director Christopher ... [ 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 ]


 By the Caribbean Journal staff Following a very strong September, the Caribbean hotel sector saw slower growth in October, according to the latest report from STR. The region’s occupancy was 57.9 percent last month, a 1.2 percent rise over the same ... [ 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 ]


 The regional carrier is expanding By Dana NilandCJ Contributor LIAT has announced it will launch a new, nonstop service from Barbados to Trinidad early next year. Beginning Jan. 18, LIAT will offer daily flights from the Grantley Adams Airport to Piarco ... [ Read More ]


 An incredible key lime pie By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor How delicious does a key lime pie have to be that grown people fight over it? Better ask Bitter End Yacht Club’s head pastry chef Winston Butler, whose sweet specialty ... [ Read More ]


 The newest listing on the Bahamian real estate market is a charming three-bedroom, two-bathroom cottage in Spanish Wells, Eleuthera. The 1,800-square-foot home, which is located on a .259-acre lot, is listed with Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty for $495,000 with Darrin ... [ 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 ]


 By the Caribbean Journal staff A new kind of resort is coming to Costa Rica. Nayara Hotels is planning to open its third hotel in the country, but this time with a twist: it will consist of 24, 945-square-foot tents. ... [ Read More ]