June 18, 2019

A marijuana dispensary is coming to this Caribbean marina

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From NAN News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Jan. 4, 2019: A 5,000 sq. ft. marijuana dispensary is coming to one of the largest marinas in the Caribbean. GSRX Industries (OTCQB: GSRX) of Puerto Rico will open the dispensary at the foot of the Puerto del Rey in Fajardo, Puerto Rico. It will be Puerto Rico’s fifth […]

Celebrity Cruises unveils even more island time with 2020-21 Caribbean season

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Longer stays. More nights than ever. The most revolutionary fleet in the islands. Travelers looking to explore the Caribbean in modern luxury style will find an array of new options, as THE CELEBRITY REVOLUTION accelerates to full-speed for the 2020-2021 Caribbean season.Celebrity Cruises’ newest ships, the yet-to-be-launched Celebrity Apex and the already award-winning Celebrity Edge, will join a modernized fleet […]

St. Maarten 2nd busiest airport for private jets in Caribbean

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From The Daily Herald St Maarten Infographic about most popular private jet destinations in the Caribbean. LONDON/MIAMI–PrivateFly, an internationally operating company that offers private jet charters, shared some good news for St. Maarten on Thursday, even though it is based on figures of 2016-2017. Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA) ranked number two in the top […]

Cooperation, not competition, is key for Caribbean’s continued success

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by Daniel McCarthy From Travel Market Report The Caribbean has seemingly forever been the bellwether for the cruise industry. According to CLIA’s 2018 Cruise Outlook, 35.4 percent of all cruise deployment was dedicated to the Caribbean, more than double the second-most-trafficked region (the Mediterranean). But it’s not yet saturated and there’s still room for growth and more guests […]

Judge: Bankruptcy applies to all Puerto Rico Catholic churches

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By Eva Lloréns Vélez From Caribbean Business SAN JUAN – Federal bankruptcy Judge Edward Godoy decided Friday that Archdiocese of San Juan’s bankruptcy filing applies to all Catholic churches in Puerto Rico. This means that both the Archdiocese of Mayagüez and that of Ponce can also get relief from chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Both archdioceses […]

After the hurricanes, Caribbean travel is coming back faster than you think

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By Doug Gollan From Forbes When agents from Ovation Vacations call clients to discuss their upcoming winter travel plans, many are surprised to hear their favorite Caribbean resorts and islands are already open, back in business or will open by the Festive Season, the period that starts on December 22nd and runs until the 3rd […]

The cost of connecting the Caribbean: over extensions, fruitless expansions and disappearing brands

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By Ian McMurtry News From Airline Geeks Looking across the U.S., it’s common to see carriers cancel unprofitable routes in order to move aircraft to more popular and profitable routes. Whether it is a single route or the dismantling of an entire hub, carriers are not shy about doing what they can to maximize their […]

NTSB: Puerto Rico ship fire revealed maintenance problems, poor crew training

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By Bart Jansen, From USA TODAY WASHINGTON — Federal investigators on Tuesday blamed the shipping company Baja Ferries’ poor maintenance and safety training for a fire that caused six serious injuries aboard the Caribbean Fantasynear Puerto Rico in 2016. The National Transportation Safety Board noted that nobody died in the fire Aug. 17, 2016, while 387 passengers […]

St Croix

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The Caribbean Island that’s quietly luring Americans away from the 50 states By NINA RUGGIERO from Travel leisure St. Croix Buck Island Nina Ruggiero When dreaming of a window-seat view on a flight to the Caribbean, one color comes to mind: blue. Or, more specifically, that sparkling turquoise-blue that can only be found in nature […]

One-on-one with CHTA’s Karolin Troubetzkoy

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By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon from Travel Pulse The CHTA president provides a comprehensive update on the Caribbean’s post-hurricane recovery. The Caribbean Travel Marketplace—the largest exclusively Caribbean annual travel trade-show—was held for the 36th time earlier this year, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The location, one of the country’s hardest hit by last summer’s hurricanes, was particularly […]