Turks and Caicos Is Getting a New Kind of Boutique Hotel

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By the Caribbean Journal staff

A new design-focused hotel is coming to Turks and Caicos: The Bight. 

The new property is the brainchild of the EA Group, which is developing the 66-unit boutique hotel on the north shore of Providenciales. 

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A rendering of the lobby.

“We designed The Bight Hotel to be authentic, experiential, and hip with the primary objective that it be a great investment opportunity,” said Ryan Jones, director of EA Group. “We wanted to eliminate excess, like enormous wrap around porches, indoor dining rooms and massive kitchens, that owners rarely use, and prioritize more of the things modern buyers and vacationers want, like fitness facilities, farm-to-table food and gardens, stunning views, access to tons of Grace Bay Beach, and authentic island experience.”

The hotel, which will have a total of 89 keys, will be set on a seven-acre site just southwest of the Wymara (the recently-rebranded former Gansevoort hotel), with 1,000 feet of beachfront. 

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What a room will look like at the new Turks and Caicos outpost.

Like most hotels in Turks and Caicos, The Bight will be a residential resort, with units for sale ranging from $377,000 to $1.7 million, according to Turks and Caicos Sotheby’s International Realty, which calls the property an “elevated, chic, design-forward boutique hotel.”

Much of that look will come from the design by the renowned Simon Woods Architects, which designed the resort and its floor plans. 

Every unit will have views of the north shore of Providenciales towards the island’s Northwest Point, with ocean views over the Bight National Park. 

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Amenities at the property will include an on-site eatery, a swimming pool, a bar, a crossfit gym, a spa, a kids’ club, a coffee shop and a barn, among others. 

The latter will be home to weekly movie nights. 

The new project is part of a wave of new development in Turks and Caicos, a new push that began with the spectacular Shore Club and is now continuing with projects like Ambergris Cay, The Bight and the Andaz Turks and Caicos. 

The Bight Hotel is slated to make its debut in 2020.

— CJ

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Caribbean Journal: Turks and Caicos Is Getting a New Kind of Boutique Hotel

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A new design-focused hotel is coming to Turks and Caicos: The Bight. 

The new property is the brainchild of the EA Group, which is developing the 66-unit boutique hotel on the north shore of Providenciales. 

turks and caicos boutique hotel

A rendering of the lobby.

“We designed The Bight Hotel to be authentic, experiential, and hip with the primary objective that it be a great investment opportunity,” said Ryan Jones, director of EA Group. “We wanted to eliminate excess, like enormous wrap around porches, indoor dining rooms and massive kitchens, that owners rarely use, and prioritize more of the things modern buyers and vacationers want, like fitness facilities, farm-to-table food and gardens, stunning views, access to tons of Grace Bay Beach, and authentic island experience.”

The hotel, which will have a total of 89 keys, will be set on a seven-acre site just southwest of the Wymara (the recently-rebranded former Gansevoort hotel), with 1,000 feet of beachfront. 

turks and caicos boutique hotel

What a room will look like at the new Turks and Caicos outpost.

Like most hotels in Turks and Caicos, The Bight will be a residential resort, with units for sale ranging from $377,000 to $1.7 million, according to Turks and Caicos Sotheby’s International Realty, which calls the property an “elevated, chic, design-forward boutique hotel.”

Much of that look will come from the design by the renowned Simon Woods Architects, which designed the resort and its floor plans. 

Every unit will have views of the north shore of Providenciales towards the island’s Northwest Point, with ocean views over the Bight National Park. 

turks and caicos boutique hotel

Amenities at the property will include an on-site eatery, a swimming pool, a bar, a crossfit gym, a spa, a kids’ club, a coffee shop and a barn, among others. 

The latter will be home to weekly movie nights. 

The new project is part of a wave of new development in Turks and Caicos, a new push that began with the spectacular Shore Club and is now continuing with projects like Ambergris Cay, The Bight and the Andaz Turks and Caicos. 

The Bight Hotel is slated to make its debut in 2020.

— CJ

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Caribbean Airlines Launching Kingston-Barbados Flights

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By the Caribbean Journal staff

Caribbean Airlines is adding a new nonstop route between Jamaica and Barbados, the company said. 

The new route, subject to government approval, will run between Kingston, Jamaica and Barbados, with flights twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays. 

“The launch of this twice-weekly nonstop service is in direct response to feedback from our valued customers,” said Garvin Medera, chief executive officer of Caribbean Airlines. “The airline business is about providing a service that our customers want and this flight is a welcome addition to our network to serve their needs.”

Last year, Barbados had more than 9,000 arrivals from Jamaica, a 2.2 percent increase over the previous week. 

“This demonstrates this market’s potential for growth, and with a strong marketing program and Barbados’ well-packed annual calendar of events, we have high hopes for significant business from the island,” said William “Billy” Griffith, CEO of Barbados Tourism Marketing. 

The service is slated to launch April 15. 

— CJ

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Caribbean Journal: Caribbean Airlines Launching Kingston-Barbados Flights

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By the Caribbean Journal staff

Caribbean Airlines is adding a new nonstop route between Jamaica and Barbados, the company said. 

The new route, subject to government approval, will run between Kingston, Jamaica and Barbados, with flights twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays. 

“The launch of this twice-weekly nonstop service is in direct response to feedback from our valued customers,” said Garvin Medera, chief executive officer of Caribbean Airlines. “The airline business is about providing a service that our customers want and this flight is a welcome addition to our network to serve their needs.”

Last year, Barbados had more than 9,000 arrivals from Jamaica, a 2.2 percent increase over the previous week. 

“This demonstrates this market’s potential for growth, and with a strong marketing program and Barbados’ well-packed annual calendar of events, we have high hopes for significant business from the island,” said William “Billy” Griffith, CEO of Barbados Tourism Marketing. 

The service is slated to launch April 15. 

— CJ

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“puerto rico financial control board” – Google News: Google to require benefits, minimum wage for contractors – WOKV

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Google to require benefits, minimum wage for contractors  WOKV

SAN FRANCISCO – Google said Tuesday it will require staffing companies it works with to pay workers at least $15 an hour and give them health benefits.

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“Ricardo Rosselló” – Google News: Disaster aid stalls in Senate amid Puerto Rico fight – The Detroit News

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Disaster aid stalls in Senate amid Puerto Rico fight  The Detroit News

Senate Democrats blocked a Republican disaster aid bill, saying more money is needed to help hurricane-torn Puerto Rico.

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Another Reason to Visit Saint Lucia Right Now

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By the Caribbean Journal staff

The Saint Lucia Jazz Festival has teamed up with New York City’s Jazz at Lincoln Center for this year’s edition, taking one of the region’s greatest festivals and raising it to the next level.

And now the island’s hotels are in on the action, with a series of programs for travelers visiting Saint Lucia for the festival — some giving discounts of up to 50 percent off.

More than two dozen hotels are now offering special rates and other perks during the festival, which is being held May 4-12.

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The Bay Gardens Beach Resort in Saint Lucia.

That includes everything from the Bay Gardens portfolio of hotels to the luxe Marigot Bay Resort to the eco-chic Fond Doux Plantation and Resort, among others.

Long the Caribbean’s premier jazz festival, this year’s event will feature artists who have performed at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s season concerts, tours and global outposts.

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The Fond Doux resort in Soufriere.

Events will be held across the island, including a gospel jazz brunch on Mother’s Day, nighttime jazz cruises and open-air concerts.

Christian McBride, Ledisi, Etienne Charles, Russell Hall, and Patrick Bartley will serve as artists in residence for the festival, while Gregory Porter, Dianne Reeves, Catherine Russell, Somi, The Baylor Project, Veronica Swift, members of the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra and regional musicians will also be performing.

The festival has been running for almost three decades.

For more, visit Saint Lucia.

— CJ

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Caribbean Journal: Another Reason to Visit Saint Lucia Right Now

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By the Caribbean Journal staff

The Saint Lucia Jazz Festival has teamed up with New York City’s Jazz at Lincoln Center for this year’s edition, taking one of the region’s greatest festivals and raising it to the next level.

And now the island’s hotels are in on the action, with a series of programs for travelers visiting Saint Lucia for the festival — some giving discounts of up to 50 percent off.

More than two dozen hotels are now offering special rates and other perks during the festival, which is being held May 4-12.

saint lucia visit

The Bay Gardens Beach Resort in Saint Lucia.

That includes everything from the Bay Gardens portfolio of hotels to the luxe Marigot Bay Resort to the eco-chic Fond Doux Plantation and Resort, among others.

Long the Caribbean’s premier jazz festival, this year’s event will feature artists who have performed at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s season concerts, tours and global outposts.

saint lucia visit

The Fond Doux resort in Soufriere.

Events will be held across the island, including a gospel jazz brunch on Mother’s Day, nighttime jazz cruises and open-air concerts.

Christian McBride, Ledisi, Etienne Charles, Russell Hall, and Patrick Bartley will serve as artists in residence for the festival, while Gregory Porter, Dianne Reeves, Catherine Russell, Somi, The Baylor Project, Veronica Swift, members of the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra and regional musicians will also be performing.

The festival has been running for almost three decades.

For more, visit Saint Lucia.

— CJ

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Twitter Search / NBCLatino: “Most of us never thought to question whether other people who are in these classrooms deserve admissions,” Angélica Gutiérrez said. “We just assumed they deserved admissions more than we do.” by @ProfNunoPerez @gwenfaviles htt

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“Most of us never thought to question whether other people who are in these classrooms deserve admissions,” Angélica Gutiérrez said. “We just assumed they deserved admissions more than we do.”
by https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/can-college-scandal-make-latino-students-rethink-impostor-syndrome-guilt-n987206 …

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“puerto rico business” – Google News: Kids in Colorado can now legally sell lemonade without business licens – WOKV

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Kids in Colorado can now legally sell lemonade without business licens  WOKV

DENVER – Let the lemonade flow! Kids in Colorado now don’t have to pay for government bureaucracy just to sell a cup of lemonade in their neighborhoods.

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“puerto rico governor” – Google News: ‘He Is Unhinged’: San Juan Mayor Rips Trump for Lies About Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief – Common Dreams

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‘He Is Unhinged’: San Juan Mayor Rips Trump for Lies About Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief  Common Dreams

“He knows his response was innefficient at best. Shame on you!” said in response to the president’s Twitter tirade.

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“Héctor Pesquera” – Google News: Puerto Rico education, public safety secretaries resign – San Francisco Chronicle

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Puerto Rico education, public safety secretaries resign  San Francisco Chronicle

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Two of Puerto Rico’s most high-profile government officials are resigning following heavy criticism by residents of the U.S. …

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“puerto rico police” – Google News: Puerto Rico education, public safety secretaries resign – CityNews Vancouver

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Puerto Rico education, public safety secretaries resign  CityNews Vancouver

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Two of Puerto Rico’s most high-profile government officials are resigning following heavy criticism by residents of the U.S. territory …

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“puerto rico politics” – Google News: Puerto Rico education, public safety secretaries resign | Politics – Bryan-College Station Eagle

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Puerto Rico education, public safety secretaries resign | Politics  Bryan-College Station Eagle

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Two of Puerto Rico’s most high-profile government officials are resigning following heavy criticism by residents of the U.S. …

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Twitter Search / ricardorossello: I urge all Senators to support H.R. 268 as it provides essential support for the recovery and reconstruction needs, including nutritional assistance and infrastructure provisions of the US Citizens in Puerto Rico.

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I urge all Senators to support H.R. 268 as it provides essential support for the recovery and reconstruction needs, including nutritional assistance and infrastructure provisions of the US Citizens in Puerto Rico.

Twitter Search / ricardorossello


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Twitter Search / ricardorossello: Mr. President, this “place” you refer to, #PuertoRico, is home to over three million proud Americans that are still recovering from the storm and in need of federal assistance. We are not your adversaries, we are your cit

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Mr. President, this “place” you refer to, , is home to over three million proud Americans that are still recovering from the storm and in need of federal assistance. We are not your adversaries, we are your citizens.

Twitter Search / ricardorossello


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Twitter Search / ricardorossello: For context, this means that by the same date, for every permanent work project approved in Puerto Rico, there were 28.70 in Texas and 32.75 in Louisiana #558days #HurricaneMariapic.twitter.com/guTSIKpKU7

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For context, this means that by the same date, for every permanent work project approved in Puerto Rico, there were 28.70 in Texas and 32.75 in Louisiana

Twitter Search / ricardorossello


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Twitter Search / ricardorossello: After #Katrina Louisiana had received $120 billion in federal support while #PuertoRico has not been able to spend a single dollar of the money already appropriated by Congress.

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After Louisiana had received $120 billion in federal support while has not been able to spend a single dollar of the money already appropriated by Congress.

Twitter Search / ricardorossello


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Twitter Search / ricardorossello: Mr. President, 558 days have passed since #HurricaneMaria made landfall in #PuertoRico. Yet @FEMA has only approved $300M (not $91 billion) in permanent work projects. @realdonaldtrump, evidently you’re being badly misled

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Mr. President, 558 days have passed since made landfall in . Yet has only approved $300M (not $91 billion) in permanent work projects. , evidently you’re being badly misled by your advisors… https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/1112910106004504576 …

Twitter Search / ricardorossello


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