The Caribbean’s Best Small Cruise Ports

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Modern mega-ships can take you to marquee Caribbean ports such as San Juan, Puerto Rico; Ocho Rios, Jamaica; and St Thomas in the USVI. But the region’s lesser-known cruise stops are worth a look, too.  ... [ Read More ]


The Caribbean Has an Air Tax Problem

 By George NicholsonOp-Ed Contributor The regional airline industry has been characterised by a high degree of commercial difficulties. The last three decades has seen the Caribbean airspace littered with the remains of more than thirty carriers – some of these ... [ Read More ]


Cruise Lines Compete For Wi-Fi Supremacy

 By the Caribbean Journal staff This week, cruise giant Royal Caribbean made news in announcing that it would be expanding its VOOM high-speed Wi-Fi to all 24 of its ships. That seems to have kicked off a cruise line Wi-Fi ... [ Read More ]



 By the Caribbean Journal staff United States Vice President Joe Biden chaired a major summit in Washington DC this week covering Caribbean energy. The US-Caribbean and Central America Energy Summit gathered Caribbean and Central America heads of government and energy ... [ Read More ]


 Carnival Cruise Line has a new top marketing executive. The company has named Kathy Mayor its new chief marketing officer, a role in which she will be responsible for driving Carnival’s marketing strategy across a wide array of platforms. “We ... [ Read More ]


 Our new Destination of the Month feature offers a more in-depth exploration of the Caribbean’s top destinations, with a look at where to stay, play and eat — and how to get there. This month, our destination of the month is ... [ Read More ]


 An all-inclusive vacation with a gourmet twist. That’s the offer from St Maarten’s Sonesta Ocean Point resort, which is hosting a new gastronomic experience on May 24-206. The “A Chefs Night” package includes culinary creations and events with some of ... [ Read More ]


 By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean is expanding what it calls the fastest internet at sea to all of its ships. The company has launched its VOOM high-speed internet on all 24 ships sailing around the world. “VOOM is ... [ Read More ]


 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor When you’re staying at hotel, it’s sometimes the small things that matter the most: a carafe of water at turndown; the bellman calling you by name; the bartender who remembers your favorite tipple. And at ... [ Read More ]


 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor When you spend as much time in the sun as I do, protecting your skin is a priority. And while I diligently lube up with SPF 50 every morning of my twice-monthly trips to the ... [ Read More ]


 By the Caribbean Journal staff Mexico’s Velas Resorts is adding another new all-inclusive property. The Grand Velas Los Cabos will debut in Mexico’s Baja Peninsula in November 2016, the company announced this week. The $150 million resort project is the ... [ Read More ]


 By Alexander Britell ST MARTIN – Agree or disagree with him, he’s got great taste in Caribbean real estate. This is Donald Trump’s villa in the Caribbean, a grand estate on the beautiful sands of Plum Bay in St Martin. It’s ... [ Read More ]


 By Nigel SpenceCJ Contributor As food trends evolve, chefs are constantly in a frenzy of motion and brainstorming to meet the sophisticated demands of consumers in search of new and unusual flavors.  Sweet and savory combinations, which for many years, ... [ Read More ]


 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Donna Westberg, who took this lovely shot of Bottom Bay in Barbados. Did you take a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to [email protected] with CPOTW in the subject line. ... [ Read More ]

 By the Caribbean Journal staff In a deal that will impact a number of hotels in the Caribbean, HNA Tourism Group has announced an agreement to buy Carlson Hotels Inc. Carlson Hotels owns hotel brands including Quorvus Collection, Radisson Blu, ... [ Read More ]

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 By Gerard BestCJ Contributor The Belize Public Utilities Commission announced that Belize’s first Internet exchange point, named BIXP, was successfully launched in Belize City last week at the campus of the University of Belize. The launch was the culmination of unprecedented ... [ Read More ]


 By Ingrid I. Rivera RocafortOp-Ed Contributor While we celebrate the ease and accessibility of global travel, it requires some common-sense precaution, no matter where in the world one goes. That’s the nature of enjoying new and different destinations. Education is ... [ Read More ]


 By George Nicholson and Nnyeka Prescod Op-Ed Contributors In the economic sphere an act, a habit, an institution or a law produces not only one effect, but a series of effects. Of these effects, the first alone is immediate; it ... [ Read More ]