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TEL AVIV — Royal Caribbean International is preparing to offer cruises from Israel for the first time. Cruises will begin June 2 and continue through to the Jewish holidays at the end of September. The cruises will adopt Israel’s green passport documentation and guests and crew will only be allowed

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — You still can’t take a luxury cruise line to the U.S. Virgin Islands, but you can fly and tourism is turning around, even with the cruise ship business dead in the water for now. “We are a very safe destination,” Virgin Islands Tourism Commissioner Joseph Boschulte said.

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DAVIS BAY — A tourist staying at the Carambola Beach Resort near Cane Bay on St. Croix drowned Sunday morning while diving in choppy waters near the resort’s beach, authorities said. Peter Lowe, who was diving with friends when he “ran into some trouble and he died as a result

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Virgin Islands wants to clarify its entry requirements for American tourists. Our islands updated their entry procedures this month due to increasing travel demand from the mainland U.S.  In a recent press release from the United States Virgin Islands Department of Tourism, the board announced that it

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OTTAWA — Canada’s ban of cruise ships for an entire year has compelled the United States Congress to work together in trying to find a better answer. Members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee sent a bipartisan letter to the Canadian Ambassador to the United States Wednesday, concerning the one year extension

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CRUZ BAY — When a St. John resident posted an image of two women walking through town wearing only their bathing suits — it immediately touched off a firestorm of commentary on social media. Heather Weeks, in the Facebook group “Voices of St. John V.I.” said she noticed three people

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For the first time in nearly 40 years, Caribbean Travel Marketplace, the annual gathering where Caribbean hospitality and tourism professionals meet with regional colleagues and international buyers and sellers, will be staged virtually. The marketing event, now in its 39th edition, is traditionally held during January, but due to the

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PHILIPSBURG — As part of the “PJIAE Good News” campaign, we are delighted to publicize that the “Brown Pelican” trio statues will soar once again at the Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM). During an elaborate unveiling ceremony, the sculptures were erected as beautification for the roundabout at the Airport Road

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KINGSTON — Jamaica should repeal its colonial-era gay sex ban, the top rights body of the Americas said this week, in a symbolic landmark ruling on LGBT+ rights in the Caribbean. Two Jamaicans who initiated the case in 2011 — after they were attacked by homophobic gangs and sought asylum

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SCARBOROUGH — A total of $176.9 million will be spent on the construction of a new airport terminal in Tobago, along with an upgrade of existing facilities and the acquisition of land in Crown Point to complete the expansion. At the contract signing ceremony for the ANR Robinson International Airport

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