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Anguilla Bahamas Cuba Cayman Bermuda Dominican Republic Puerto Rico British Virgin Islands U.S. Virgin Islands St. Martin/St. Maarten St. Barthelemey Jamaica Aruba Bonaire Martinique St. Lucia St. Vincent & The Grenadines Barbados Grenada Haiti Trinidad & Tobago St. Croix St. Kitts & Nevis Dominica Turks & Caicos
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If you're dreaming of Caribbean breezes, white sand and azure waters, but stuck at home with little chance of experiencing them, you can relieve the pain of the late-winter blues. Take a culinary cue from the islands and cook your way to contentment. Caribbean cuisine is as varied, vibrant and enchanting ...
“The threat of life-changing, economy-decimating, apocalyptic storms and hurricanes is beginning to cast a long shadow on the sunny islands of the Caribbean. June 1st is the day that is circled on the calendar, and as the countdown to hurricane season begins, nobody knows what to expect.” she said.

Through lots of dedication and hard work, the Young Caribbean Professional Network (YCPN) held its 5th Annual International Awards and Scholarship Awards at Estia Restaurant in downtown Philadelphia on April 5. This year, the group wanted to recognize individuals who have, over the span of many ...
Analysts were fairly upbeat about the quarter, with Moody's Pete Trombetta writes that the cruise industry may have another strong year in 2018, based on Royal Caribbean's results, which also dispelled worries about dampened demand from last year's severe hurricane season. JPMorgan's Joseph Greff ...
“As we say, Bermuda is of the Caribbean, but not in the Caribbean, and as an American representing Bermuda, I can say how ignorant Americans are sometimes about geography, and even, unfortunately, some media outlets," says Isley. “We're very fortunate to have been outside of the geographic area ...
So even before the 2017 hurricane season, Caribbean governments were trying to integrate renewable energy sources like wind and solar into their existing grids. Now that task seems far more urgent. To move beyond fossil fuels, Caribbean countries must transform their energy systems by building in new ...

Man-made greenhouse gas emissions are primarily to blame, Caribbean News Now reports. "The evidence we're now able to provide is the most robust to date," said Professor Stefan Rahmstorf from the Potsdam Institute, who conceived the research project. "We've analysed all the available sea surface ...
Climate change, which affects various parts of the world differently, makes it even harder to accurately predict future weather scenarios. Comprehensive modeling systems that use LIDAR and other remote-sensing technologies do better, but they are too expensive for widespread adoption in the Caribbean.
To reconstruct month-to-month rainfall rates during the LIG, the researchers analyzed oxygen isotope ratios in fossil corals from the southern Caribbean island of Bonaire. They compared these results with seasonal rainfall patterns during modern, middle to late Holocene, and late LIG climates, which had ...
With bright colors, bold flavors and fun music, River Bistro takes you to the Bahamas. "Everything you see really speaks to who I am as a chef," says River Bistro owner Maxcel Hardy. "I wanted a pop of color, you know, so when you walk in it kind of brightens you up already. We want to give you that fun ...
Are you daydreaming about warm weather and sipping a colorful, fruity cocktail on a Caribbean vacation? Us too. We're not talking about the fluorescent, sugary-sweet kind your parents may have said cheers to back in the day; these latest versions incorporate locally-sourced spirits and exotic, tropical ingredients, unlike ...
Of course, we all know the Caribbean is the perfect place for sun, sea, and sand. But not all islands were created equal: This dreamy cluster of isles stretching more than 2,000 miles across the Caribbean Sea is home to a wealth of destinations, each with its own unique topography, attractions, and ...
PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. , April 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Eastern Caribbean destinations like Puerto Rico, St. Maarten and the U.S. Virgin Islands already welcome tens of thousands of cruise passengers per day after recovering from the tragic and unprecedented hurricane season, but they are ...
In normal circumstances, a meeting of heads of governments of former British colonies is usually a mundane, scripted, formal affair, but this week's 2016 edition of the Commonwealth Summit of nations could be different because Caribbean leaders want to raise a very specific issue with Prime Minister ...
“The Fort Lauderdale Historical Society is thrilled to present this tasteful celebration of all things Caribbean to residents and visitors in Downtown Fort Lauderdale,” said Patricia Zeiler, executive director of the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society. “Our diverse community continues to be shaped by the many ...
TCarta, a global provider of marine geospatial products, has delivered pre- and post-disaster surface models for the Caribbean islands of Antigua and Barbuda for use in Hurricane Irma recovery efforts. The satellite-derived surface models contain seamless datasets of onshore elevation and offshore ...
“We are absolute buyers of RCL shares ahead of 1Q18 earnings, as our expectation for a 1Q18 yield-driven EPS beat, [a] better-than-expected 2Q18 guide/summer Caribbean commentary and positive revision to the bottom end of management's full-year yield guidance range should be well-received by ...

Located between Petite Grenada and Ravine Plate on the shores of Vauclin Bay on the French Caribbean island of Martinique, Le Domaine des Bulles offers guests the opportunity to truly immerse themselves in the surrounding beauty of the region. Four different bubbles are available, including the Air ...
The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has launched a report on “Resilience and Recovery,” assessing the 2017 hurricane season's immediate and long-term effects across the Caribbean. Analysis from Tourism Economics, an Oxford Economics subsidiary, found that “Travel & Tourism” is one of the ...
More than 100 boats registered from 30 countries worldwide and crews from many more will be taking part in a nine-day festival of racing and shoreside events that is Antigua Sailing Week 2018, the Caribbean's longest running regatta. “The DNA of Antigua Sailing Week is professional race management ...
Hundreds of dead fish and sharks have been discovered by divers tangled in a huge, abandoned fishing net drifting off the coast of the Cayman Islands. The floating “ghost net” has possibly been trapping and killing sea life in its path for months, as it drifts across the Caribbean Sea. A diver who captured ...
A pizza spot in Prospect Lefferts Garden combines the flavors of the Caribbean with Neapolitan style pizza. ZuriLee Pizza Bar, opened by two Guyanese-American brothers in 2015, a few doors down from their traditional Caribbean restaurant MangoSeed, offered them a chance to expand while staying true ...
Jamaica is home to one of the longest-standing hotel brands in the Caribbean – Couples. There are three hotels to choose from (Sans Souci, Negril and Swept Away) all offering the most all-inclusive packages imaginable. The hotelierʼs 40 years in operation have been used wisely to create the perfect ...
WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The World Bank says the economies of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) have “turned the corner” after a ... reducing poverty and inequality, and fuelling inclusive growth,” said Carlos Vegh, World Bank Chief Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean.
Floyd Mayweather is rarely out of the spotlight — but right now he is far removed from the media glare as he has taken a vacation in the Caribbean. Last month, the retired boxer generated headlines when he claimed he could be ready to compete in his first UFC fight by the end of the year. More recently, Mayweather made ...
Believe it or not, it's not too good to be true; prime beachfront real estate in the Caribbean need not equal prohibitively high hotel rates. It's time to move that Caribbean beach vacation from daydream territory to reality with a stay at one of these eight affordable beach resorts. Rates for all properties are ...
LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May made a personal apology Tuesday for the treatment of long-term UK residents from the Caribbean who have been asked to prove their right to stay in the country or face deportation. The plight of legal residents wrongly identified as living in Britain illegally ...
Families on the hunt for a picture-perfect vacation might be thrilled about Royal Caribbean's extensive renovation plans for the CocoCay island—but local environmentalists are not. For three decades, the cruise line's private island in the Bahamas has offered white sand, blue water and an endless sea of ...
EXCLUSIVE: The Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) is supporting 16 new feature projects from Latin America and the Caribbean. 12 will receive grants, each worth up to $10K. Projects, which range from development stage to post-production, will get financial support, mentoring and workshops. Filmmakers come ...
In Dominica, like in other islands in the Caribbean where Hurricanes Irma and Maria hit in September, the storms proved disastrous not just for homes and businesses, but for the vital tourism economy as well. On most of the islands that were hit — Dominica, Barbuda, the British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, ...
Caribbean vacations aren't just for beach-lounging. If you're more of the adventurous type, you're also in luck: We've compiled unique activities across five different islands to consider next time you plan a trip. From hiking to a boiling lake to treading crystal-clear water in a massive cave system, these ...
Imagine more than three dozen restaurants, a zip line, a 10-story fun slide, a carousel, an open-air garden, two giant theaters and 23 pools, hot tubs and water slides all floating in the middle of the ocean. Seem a bit unbelievable? Meet Royal Caribbean's new Symphony of the Seas. Wired has the ...
You might think Royal Caribbean would be concerned about putting too many things in too large a space and turning its customers' vacations into one, long exercise in FOMO-induced anxiety. But according to CEO Michael Bayley, variety is the whole point. Scale is not an end in itself, but rather, a way to ensure a cruise ...
Vision of the Seas will offer double the Panama Canal offerings before heading to San Juan for her Caribbean adventure, including stops at a new destination for Royal Caribbean, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Adventure of the Seas will visit the Caribbean from Fort Lauderdale, with 6 and 8 night ...
The Barbados-based Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) says New York will wake up to “Caribbean Wellness” during Caribbean Week 2018. CTO said Caribbean Week New York (#CWNY18) will have “a special feel this year as the city of over 8.5 million people gets a taste of the re-energizing and ...
The crawl offers a great overview of Flatbush's thriving Caribbean community, as well as samples of some of the very best Caribbean cuisine in the city. Little Caribbean, BK Reader, Little Caribbean Food Crawl, Flatbush, Caribbean Brooklyn, Explore the flavors of the islands when the Little Caribbean Food ...
Officials of the Caribbean Association of Banks have expressed deep concern about the recent inclusion of Caribbean territories on the European Union Commission's Black List of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes. The association is urging regional governments to “carefully assess the ...
Former President Bill Clinton has picked the University of Miami to launch a new Global Initiative Action Network on Post-Disaster Recovery in the Caribbean, which will focus on developing solutions that address hurricane recovery needs in the region. The Clinton Foundation's intention is to secure ...
Southern Nevada's popular convention of Latin, Caribbean, West Indian, Diaspora cuisine, music and arts known as Las Vegas Taste of The Caribbean will be held on Friday April 20 and Saturday April 21, 2018 in Las Vegas downtown Arts District. Las Vegas Taste of The Caribbean features exquisite cuisine from Jamaica ...
CORAL GABLES, Fla. - Former President Bill Clinton announced his Clinton Global Initiative Action Network on Post-Disaster Recovery for the Caribbean Tuesday while speaking at the University of Miami. The meeting brought together more than 350 leaders from government, business and civil society to ...
This voyage represented the first naval exercise in the Caribbean by the Chinese Navy. In the years following the arrival of the Peace Ark, China has continued to expand its engagement with the Caribbean on economic, political, and even military fronts. Economically, China has begun to pour substantial ...
Small islands like Dominica and Barbuda were decimated; larger islands like Cuba and the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico need years to recover. But there is a growing consensus that the Caribbean has to rebuild differently this time. So Bill Clinton launched a Clinton Global Initiative Action Network at the ...
Tortola, British Virgin Islands (April 1, 2018) – On the final day of racing in the 47th edition of the BVI Spring Regatta, which ended on a light note along with plenty of cold beer, sunshine and smiles, the reward was in making this year's BVI Spring Regatta event happen post Hurricane Irma. Seventy boats ...
The Organization of American States (OAS) says it has collaborated with the United Nations World Trade Organization (UNWTO) in launching a seminal report on tourism in the Americas, including the Caribbean. The OAS said on Friday that the first joint publication, “Tourism and the Sustainable ...
Victor and Michelle Figueroa rolled out a banner for their restaurant, The Wild Rican, during a final pitch to the Batavia Development Corporation Wednesday. The start-up will open this summer at the Eli Fish brewery in downtown Batavia.
When Royal Caribbean's ships dock at CocoCay, the company's private island in the Bahamas, guests will be greeted by Daredevil's Peak, a 135-foot waterslide with the claim of being the tallest in North America. Surrounding this amusement ride is Thrill Waterpark, which boasts that it has more slides than ...
Although disease outbreaks and climate change have caused an 80 percent decline in coral cover in the Caribbean since the 1970s, a UNC Ph.D. student in the Department of Marine Sciences discovered that some species of coral in Belize grow faster in the harsh environment along the coastline than ...
The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has released the details for its annual Caribbean Week New York (#CWNY18) event that runs from June 2 to 8. Ministers, directors of tourism, national tourist office representatives and other tourism and hospitality officials will participate in meetings, seminars ...
(CNN) — Aquamarine waves as warm as bathwater, fish so fresh you can still taste the saltwater and balmy breezes gently swaying the palm trees are all reasons travelers love the Caribbean. After days spent unwinding by the beach with a cool cocktail or two, there's so much more to explore beyond the ...
Royal Caribbean announced a $200 million upgrade to CocoCay as part of its Perfect Day Island Collection. The private island will get a 13-slide water park including the tallest slide in North America and wave pool. Also at the resort will be the largest freshwater pool in the Caribbean, zip line, helium ...



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