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Eastern Caribbean islands still reeling after Christmas Eve storm

Part of a bridge is washed away in St. Vincent following Dec. 24 torrential rains. (Embassy of St. Vincent) St. Vincent, St. Lucia and Dominica — three of the world’s smallest countries — are still in shock after a freak […]

Eastern Caribbean islands still reeling after Christmas Eve storm

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Part of a bridge is washed away in St. Vincent following Dec. 24 torrential rains. (Embassy of St. Vincent) St. Vincent, St. Lucia and Dominica — three of the world’s smallest countries — are still in shock after a freak […]

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Virgin Islands tourist officials optimistic for 2014

St. John's Trunk Bay is considered one of the world's most beautiful beaches. (Larryl Luxner) U.S. Virgin Islands expect 2017 to be a banner year for tourism, officials are predicting. But

St. Maarten upgrades Princess Juliana International Airport

When it comes to duty free shopping, no Caribbean destination holds more appeal than St. Maarten, a Dutch-speaking outpost of the Netherlands that shares the 37-square-mile island with French-speaking

St. Kitts to get second cruise-ship pier and its first ‘skyscraper’

Beautifully landscaped pool area at the Four Seasons Resort, Nevis. (Larry Luxner) St. Kitts-Nevis, the smallest sovereign state in the Americas in both area and population, has 53,000 inhabitants and

Puerto Rico looks to tourism to boost sagging economic fortunes

Kayaks rest along the beach at Sol Meliá Paradisus in Río Grande. (Larry Luxner) Puerto Rico, deep in the throes of an economic and fiscal crisis, is losing ground to

Jamaica aims for 2 million air visitors in 2014

Aerial view of Half Moon, a luxury resort near Montego Bay. (Larry Luxner) On Dec. 30, with only two days left in 2013, Jamaica welcomed its two millionth air passenger to

Haiti’s economy booming

Cruise-ship port of Labadie, on Haiti's northern coast. (Larry Luxner) Four years after an earthquake killed 300,000 of its people and devastated its capital city, Haiti will outpace all its

Guadeloupe tries to raise profile in lucrative U.S. market

Cliffs of Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe. (Larry Luxner) Tourism authorities on French-speaking Guadeloupe want to make sure you don’t confuse their island with Mexico’s Isla Guadalupe, a volcanic Pacific biosphere reserve famous

Grenada marks 40 years of independence

U.S. Army Rangers parachute into Grenada during Operation Urgent Fury, October 25 1983.  Grenada, which in October marked the 30th anniversary of the U.S. invasion that overthrew the island’s Marxist

Dominican Republic leads in Caribbean tourism arrivals

Coconut palms tower over villas along the Caribbean coast at Tortuga Bay. (Larry Luxner) The undisputed king of Caribbean tourism, the Dominican Republic consistently attracts more visitors to its shores than

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