Delta Air Lines is expanding its flight service to Nassau in The Bahamas for the upcoming winter season, Caribbean Journal has learned.

Beginning Dec. 21, Delta will be expanding its service from Boston Logan Airport to Nassau’s Lynden Pindling International Airport with new daily nonstop flights for the peak season.

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In a major boost for one of the Dutch Caribbean’s hotspots, United Airlines has announced plans to launch new nonstop service to the island of Curaçao.

Curaçao will become United’s 21st destination in the Caribbean, with flights from Newark Liberty International Airport set to launch on Dec. 7.

In a statement, United said it would be operating the flights weekly on Saturdays using Boeing 737-700 aircraft.

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The Grand Anse Artificial Reef Project (GAARP) is a grassroots project based in Grenada, a small island in the south Caribbean. Six years ago, the small team launched their first concrete pyramid – a stack of breeze blocks – into the Caribbean Sea off Grand Anse beach. GAARP’s project lead explains: “around the world, reefs which have taken hundreds, if not thousands, of years to reach maturity are dying. I want to think of a way to boost start them.”

Now numbering 30, the concrete reef supports marine wildlife which relies on an increasingly threatened natural environment. This unconventional but successful method could provide coastal managers with a way to alleviate some of the problems facing coral reefs and coastal communities. 

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From the popular “Ag” Festival to Crucian Christmas, the USVI is one of the Caribbean’s hubs for great events.

And now the territory’s Department of Tourism has launched a new division to enhance these assets.

The USVI has launched a new Division of Festivals, naming Assistant Commissioner of Tourism Elizabeth Hansen Watley as its new acting director.

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With 700 islands and cays and some of the most spectacular scenery anywhere on the planet, it’s not surprising that the Bahamas is filled with terrific resorts. But while the destination is perhaps best known for larger hotspots on the “main” island of New Providence like Atlantis and the Baha Mar, venture beyond Nassau and Paradise Island and you’ll discover some boutique jewels, from character-filled beach hotels to adventure outposts to private escapes.

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