A New Kind of Farm-to-Table Experience in Jamaica

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor JAMAICA — It’s trendy right now for Caribbean resorts to talk about serving farm-to-table cuisine and encouraging guests to eating local. But often those same hotels are serving imported strawberries on the breakfast buffet; New ... [ Read More ]


JetBlue Launches Mexico City Flights

 By the Caribbean Journal staff JetBlue has launched daily flights to Mexico City from both Orlando and Fort Lauderdale, the carrier announced. Mexico City is the New York City-based carrier’s 91st destination and 35th in the wider Latin America and ... [ Read More ]


This Top Puerto Rico Hotel Has a New General Manager

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The W Retreat and Spa in Vieques has named Nathalie Urban its new general manager, Starwood announced. She joins the property after most recently working at the Presidente InterContinental Cancun resort. “Nathalie’s experience and proven ... [ Read More ]



 By the Caribbean Journal staff Starwood Hotels and Resorts has announced plans to open a new W Hotel in Mexico next year. The company will debut W Punta de Mita in the Los Veneros community on the Riviera Nayarit. The ... [ Read More ]


 A major new project in the Dominican Republic By the Caribbean Journal staff Excellence Group Luxury Hotels and Resorts has broken ground on a significant new development in the Dominican Republic’s tourist hub of Punta Cana. The project, Excellence El ... [ Read More ]

Above: a Caribbean sea turtle (Photo: Nancy Sefton)

 By Kemit-Amon Lewis CJ Contributor Nesting sea turtles at The Nature Conservancy’s Jack and Isaac Bay Preserve on St. Croix, US Virgin Islands have been monitored since 1994 through beach patrols during nesting season, which occurs primarily in summer and ... [ Read More ]

Above: Tyrese with Aruba Premier Mike Eman

 The superstar stops in Aruba By the Caribbean Journal staff Superstar actor and singer Tyrese visited Aruba this week for the Aruba International Film Festival, making his presence known with a series of social media posts. Tyrese was on the ... [ Read More ]


 Quantifying the impact of cruise tourism By the Caribbean Journal staff How much does cruise tourism impact the Caribbean economy? Something in the amount of $3.16 billion, according to Business Research and Economic Advisors, which launched its analysis of spending ... [ Read More ]


 Above: Gatwick Airport By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean Airlines is discontinuing its service from London’s Gatwick airport, the company announced. The move came after what it called a “detailed review of its network.” The move means the “difficult decision ... [ Read More ]


 By the Caribbean Journal staff A Caribbean Airlines flight from New York to Kingston diverted to Fort Lauderdale on Wednesday after experiencing technical difficulties, the company said in a statement. Caribbean Airlines said the flight “diverted to Fort Lauderdale International ... [ Read More ]


 By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica received its first cruise ship call of the 2015/2016 season this week. The Carnival Royal Princess docked at Woodbridge Bay port, bringing thousands of visitors to the island’s shores. “I think this ship has ... [ Read More ]


 By Dana NilandCJ contributor Aruba Development Corporation VBA has launched timeshare sales at the Tropicana Aruba Resort & Casino, the company announced. ADC, which is, an affiliate of Tropicana Entertainment Inc., has selected Interval International as its exclusive vacation exchange ... [ Read More ]


 By Guy Britton It’s been said that some islands have more beaches, but few have more beautiful beaches than the island of St Thomas in the US Virgin Islands.  If you are headed to St Thomas for a few hours, ... [ Read More ]

haiti eduation

 “Let’s raise a new generation of Haitians that is scientifically and technologically literate.” By Eric Rolex JosephOp-Ed Contributor Education is the best way for a country to reduce poverty, become competitive on the international stage and strengthen democracy and good ... [ Read More ]


 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The government of Guyana says it is making “significant strides” towards the implementation of renewable energy sources. Most recently, the country’s Cabinet granted the Ministry of Public Infrastructure the authority to proceed with negotiations with Guyana ... [ Read More ]

The Marriott Port-au-Prince

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Marriott International is embarking on a major expansion push in Latin America and the Caribbean, the company said this week. The company said it plans to open 60 new hotels in Latin America and the ... [ Read More ]


 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Carnival Cruise Line has launched its new Fly2Fun air program, designed to provide guests with what it’s billing as maximum value, choice, and convenience when booking flights in conjunction with their cruise. The program allows guests ... [ Read More ]


 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Caribbean nations must strengthen their Internet infrastructure in order to take full advantage of the global digital economy. This was the message was expressed by Mark Vanterpool, Vice President of Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU), at the ... [ Read More ]