Kayaking the Mangrove Lagoon on St. Thomas

By Alexander Britell and Guy Britton “You always have that feeling of joy,” Sybille Sorrentino says, gazing at the wall of green just across the water. “It’s a three-by-two-mile sanctuary.” We’re at Virgin Islands Eco Tours, set on the southeastern coast of the island of St Thomas, an operation that has been running kayak tours for […]

St. John – Coming and Going…

Caribbean Connection By Billy Phibbs St. John – Coming and Going… Spring break is in full effect and the Virgin Islands is locked into a steady spin cycle of drink, rinse, repeat tourism. For every midday hangover that boards a departing flight back to Boring Town, U.S.A., there is a binge drinking arrival passing them […]

“The Last Days of St. John: Easter Sunday Sinking Feeling?”

By Billy Phibbs “The Last Days of St. John: Easter Sunday Sinking Feeling?” The Virgin Islands has survived for hundreds of years on a solid foundation of community based ethics, cultural beliefs and strength amidst a myriad of past disasters and a storied history of social indecencies and difficult times. More recently, Hurricanes Irma and […]

Spring Break with a Vengeance

Caribbean Connection By Billy Phibbs   Spring Break with a Vengeance   How I wish to write about something other than the New “Covid” World we live in but unfortunately this invisible predator still lingers amidst our society much like a flatulent, still stinking.   Spring is a time of rebirth. A time to shed […]

Conspiracies, political hijinks, social disorder…COVID-19.

Caribbean Connection By Billy Phibbs   It was the best of times, it was the worst of times… As for 2020, it was pretty much the worst… all the time…   Conspiracies, political hijinks, social disorder…COVID-19.   The pandemic has been and still is the uncrowned king of 2020’s epic reign of disaster and disorder. […]

Ziggy Marley on His Father, Reggae and Jamaica

Ziggy Marley on His Father, Reggae and Jamaica By Bob Curley, Caribbean Journal Bob Marley would have been 75 years old this year, and while the reggae legend’s life was tragically cut short, his oldest son, Ziggy, has not only carried on his father’s musical legacy but his quest to make the world a better place, […]

Martinque & Puerto Rico – Top Winners 2020 Caribbean Rum Awards

Caribbean Connection By the Caribbean Journal Staff Martinque & Puerto Rico – Top Winners 2020 Caribbean Rum Awards There’s a new epicenter in the world of Caribbean rum: the island of St Barth. In a turbulent year around the world, the island played host to the ultimate rum experience of 2020: the Caribbean Rum Awards […]

How to Travel to St. Kitts & Nevis

By Alexander Britell How to Travel to St. Kitts & Nevis St Kitts and Nevis reopened its borders on Oct. 31st, and the twin-island federation has now revealed its entry protocols for travelers. Crucially, travelers from the US, UK, Canada and Europe, among others, will have to submit a negative PCR test completed within 72 […]

The BVI’s Are Coming Back!

The BVI’s Are Coming Back! The British Virgin Islands is officially reopening for international tourism in December, Caribbean Journal has learned. The beloved Caribbean archipelago will reopen to visitors on Dec. 1st, according to British Virgin Islands Premier Andrew A. Fahie. “The Territory has two full months to prepare and we as a people must […]

The Ultimate Rum Experience Returns!

By Caribbean Journal Staff The Ultimate Rum Experience Returns! The Caribbean’s ultimate rum experience is returning this Nov. 10-15, 2020 in St Barth. The 2020 edition of the Caribbean Rum Awards and the St. Barth Rum Festival, a week-long celebration of the Caribbean’s finest rum, will return to the Caribbean capital of luxury. “This year’s Caribbean Rum Awards will again honor […]