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Caribbean Airlines to buy Air Jamaica, keep routes

BusinessWeek: "Trinidad's Caribbean Airlines will take over operations of cash-strapped Air Jamaica and its seven routes, retaining 1,000 employees, according to aviation officials.

Air Jamaica will keep its equipment and offices at the airport, and the Jamaican government will have a 16 percent share in Caribbean Airlines, said Denis Lalor, chairman of Air Jamaica's divestment committee."

Jade Mountain & Anse Chastanet, St. Lucia Announce Summer Promotions

Luxury Travel Magazine "Jade Mountain and Anse Chastanet in St. Lucia announce their summer promotion. The trade winds are in the travelers favor, not only with the savings on the ground, but also in the air.

Whether it's Jet Blue from NYC, AA from NYC and Miami, Delta from Atlanta, Air Canada and West Jet from Toronto, BA and Virgin Atlantic from London, they're all making it a lot easier with direct non-stop services and great rates to St. Lucia.

Promotion for both hotels include: receive the 4th and 8th night free from travel dates of July 1 – October 3, 2010. The offer expires on May 31."

Secrets St James Montego Bay Opens in Jamaica

Hotel Interactive "Secrets Resorts & Spas, the award-winning resort brand offering Unlimited-Luxury vacations for adults-only, announces the opening of its newest property in Jamaica, Secrets St. James Montego Bay. The new exclusive all-suites resort joins the newly opened Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay on one of the most ideal beachfront locations in this popular tourist destination."

Cayman Islands 'leading green movement in Caribbean'

Opodo travel news "The tourist board representing the Cayman Islands has claimed that the destination is leading the environmental movement in the Caribbean after two of its dive resorts received certification from the Green Globe organisation.

Compass Point, which is located in Grand Cayman near some of the island's famous wrecks, was certified for its sustainability, along with Cobalt Coast in West Bay.

The resorts join the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park horticultural attraction in gaining approval from Green Globe, which is one of the leading certification schemes for travel and tourism"

JetBlue Increases Summer Flights to St. Lucia

Travel Agent Central "St. Lucia bound? Good news for you. JetBlue Airways has recently added additional flights from New York's John F. Kennedy Airport to Saint Lucia's Hewanorra International Airport.

Flights will now depart five times per week from May 1 through Labor Day. Just in time for the start of the 2010 Saint Lucia Jazz festival, held May 1 to 9."

Lovely St Lucia

TheRecord.com "St. Lucia holds the lure of honey golden beaches, palm trees and almost constant sunshine — but it’s the dense rainforest, fertile valleys, tropical flowers and jungle-covered mountains that earned this stunning mango-shaped island country the moniker “Helen of the West Indies.”

Perhaps there is no lovelier sight than the majestic Pitons, spectacular twin peaks that seem to rise majestically out of the sea. They have become a symbol for not only St. Lucia, but all of the Caribbean."