August 12, 2022

7 dead, 1 injured after shooting at bar in Mexican resort of Playa del Carmen

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Associated Press FromKTLA5 Seven men have been killed in a shooting attack at a bar in Mexico’s Caribbean coast resort city of Playa del Carmen, authorities said Monday. State and local police said the attack occurred late Sunday at the “Las Virginias” bar in a low-income section relatively far from the beachside tourist zone. Six […]

Go beyond gay cruises in two LGBTQ-friendly Caribbean cultural hotspots—the island of Curacao and the Mexican Caribbean coast

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BY : HOLLY V. KAPHERR From Watermark Online You might think the Caribbean is all Irie Times and liquid sunshine, but for LGBTQ travelers, the landscape can be surprisingly unwelcoming. Because the Caribbean culture is super relaxed about other cultural mores like marijuana use, many might also assume they feel the same about sexual orientation. […]

Overwater bungalow face off: Tahiti vs. Maldives vs. the Caribbean

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By Audrey St. Clair From Islands Each destination boasts overwater bungalows, but which one is right for you? The Maldives, the Caribbean and the Islands of Tahiti all boast overwater bungalows, but each destination offers a different experience. We zero in on what makes them unique so you can spend those long-awaited vacation days in […]

Caribbean braces for Tropical Storm Franklin

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By AFP From emirates247 Mexico, Belize and Guatemala braced Monday for Tropical Storm Franklin, expected to make landfall overnight on the southern Mexican coast — possibly at hurricane strength. Packing sustained winds of 95 kilometers (60 miles) per hour, Franklin was heading toward Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, threatening the Caribbean resort town of Cancun and the […]

Restoring the Caribbean’s Corals

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From National Aquarium Last year, our staff had the opportunity to travel to the Riviera Maya, the Caribbean coast of Mexico, to help restore coral reefs! The last few decades of human activity (primarily pollution and overfishing) have decimated many of the coral reef ecosystems in the Caribbean. One key reef-building species, elkhorn coral (Acropora […]

Caribbean Philosophical Association neeting: “Shifting the Geography of Reason XII—Technologies of Liberation”

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From Repeating Islands I love the theme for next year’s Caribbean Philosophical Association 2015 Annual Meeting, “Shifting the Geography of Reason XII: Technologies of Liberation;” quite a propos, since next year will also be Frantz Fanon’s 90th birthday. The meeting will take place June 18-21, 2015, in Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo, Mexico. The Call for […]

Dolphin Discover Group receives socially responsible award for 9th consecutive year

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Dolphin Discovery Group has been recognized for the ninth consecutive year with an ESR ® award for its contribution to society and the environment. Reaffirming the company as a leader in social responsibility. Given by CEMEFI (Mexican Center for Philanthropy), the ESR ® Award recognizes socially responsible companies across Mexico; awardees must have a continuous […]