Caribbean Travel News And Deals

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Jan. 18, 2024: Here are the top Caribbean travel news and deals this week in 60 seconds.

The Canadian government is warning its nationals to exercise a high degree of caution if travelling to or in Belize, the Bahamas and Jamaica due to the high level of crime there.

Anticipation is building as Blue Diamond Resorts’ Royalton CHIC Antigua is set to open in the spring with twelve luxury Overwater Suites.

Silver Airways is adding a pair of new nonstop routes to the islands of The Bahamas. Beginning in March, Silver will be relaunching service from West Palm Beach to two destinations in The Bahamas: Nassau and Marsh Harbour, Abaco. The Nassau service will be operating daily, while West Palm Beach-Marsh Harbour flights will be operating three times per week, with service on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Winter blues got you down? Get ready for a January vacay in Punta Cana. Riu Republica, an Adult Only- All Inclusive in the DR offers a 3 night hotel plus air fare from Fort Lauderdale from Jan. 28-31 from just $591. Book now

Start planning a May vacation for Curacao with Jet Blue vacations now. Get a 4 flight + hotel package from New York City, NY (JFK) for 4 nights at the Renaissance Wind Creek Curacao Resort. Check out this deal and dates now

And fly from Dallas to Jamaica this May 11-14 for a three night stay at the all-inclusive, Bahia Principe Grand Jamaica. Hotel plus flight is USD 1,071 per person. Book now at FunJet.

Jamaican Actor Wins Broadway World Award

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Jan. 18, 2024: Jamaican-born actor and playwright, David Heron has taken home the 2023 Broadway World Rhode Island Award for Best Supporting Performer, triumphing over nearly 30 other nominees with his portrayal of Caliban in Shakespeare’s The Tempest.

David Heron as Caliban in The Tempest. Photo Credit- Bridget Huss

The critically acclaimed production took place from July to August 2023 in Wilcox Park, Westerly, as part of the annual Shakespeare in The Park Festival presented by The Colonial Theatre of Rhode Island.

Winners of the 2023 awards were announced on on January 17th, following a month-long online public vote, with participants from Rhode Island, the USA, and globally.

Heron, also known for his work on the new HBO series, ‘Get Millie Black,’ as a Jamaican dialogue coach, stood out in a crowded field of 29 actors, earning the top honor.

The Tempest, in addition to Heron’s award, also secured the Best Costume Design accolade for Jaysen Engel. The production received a total of seventeen nominations, covering categories such as Best Play, Best Director (Marion Markham), Best Acting Ensemble, and Best Choreography, among others.

Heron expressed his gratitude for the win, emphasizing the role of director Marion Markham in addressing the play’s racial and colonial themes, making the role more acceptable.

He actively campaigned for votes during the one-month voting period, leveraging his networks, including his alma maters, corporate connections, family, and friends, as well as the entertainment community in Jamaica and the USA.

The global support he received resulted in a remarkable win that touched people across the Caribbean, North America, Europe, and Africa. Heron’s victory has been met with overwhelming joy, and he acknowledges the collective effort that made it possible.

Heron’s career spans appearances in various productions, both on and off-Broadway, regionally, and internationally. He has not only acted but also written plays like Love and Marriage, New York City, and Against His Will.

The Broadway World Awards are prestigious regional theatrical honors presented annually by, a leading entertainment industry website covering theatre worldwide.

The 2023 Broadway World Rhode Island Awards showcased the Stadium Theatre as the biggest winner, earning fifteen of the eighteen awards, including Best Play (A Christmas Carol), Best Musical (Newsies), and Best Theatre For Young Audiences (Peter Pan).

For the full list of winners, please visit link to the Broadway World Rhode Island Awards.

West Indies Suffer Crushing Ten-Wicket Defeat To Australia

News Americas, ADELAIDE, Australia, Fri. Jan. 18, 2023: The West Indies suffered a crushing defeat in the opening Test against Australia, losing by ten wickets in just the first session on the third day. Australia’s victory ensured the Frank Worrell Trophy remained on foreign soil for over three decades.

Usman Khawaja of Australia leaves the field retiring hurt after he was struck while batting during day three of the Mens Test match series between Australia and West Indies at Adelaide Oval on January 19, 2024 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

In their second innings, the West Indies resumed at 73 for six, still trailing by 22 runs. However, they were quickly bowled out for 120, with Josh Hazlewood taking five wickets for 35 runs, ending with career-best figures of nine for 79.

Australia needed only 26 runs for victory and achieved it in just 40 balls, taking a 1-0 lead in the two-match series, with the second Test in Brisbane scheduled to start on January 25.

The West Indies’ defeat marked their 15th loss in their last 20 Tests against Australia, and they have not beaten the hosts in a Test for 21 years. Captain Kraigg Brathwaite expressed disappointment in the team’s batting performance, highlighting that the top order struggled.

Despite the impending loss, a significant crowd of nearly 17,000 spectators attended the match at Adelaide Oval. However, the chase was marred by an injury to Usman Khawaja, who retired hurt after being struck in the chin by a bouncer from Shamar Joseph.

In the end, Australia dominated the Test match, and the West Indies face an uphill battle to bounce back in the series.