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Bartlett, “Tourism runs the risk of being viewed as a preserve of the elite”

Bartlett, “Tourism runs the risk of being viewed as a preserve of the elite”

By Derrick Scott WASHINGTON, D.C – Jamaica’s Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says,  “despite massive growth projections for global travel and tourism, the small and medium tourism enterprises in tourism-dependent nations are yet to reap the full benefits tourism ought to provide”. “As we observe tourism’s impact on the global economy and celebrate the contribution this […]

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Barbadian Economist says U.S. Virgin Islands on track to fiscal stability

Barbadian Economist says U.S. Virgin Islands on track to fiscal stability

BARBADOS – Respected Caribbean economist Jeremy Stephen praised the U.S. Virgin Islands Government’s recent efforts to correct the fiscal imbalances that have challenged its treasury for successive administrations.  Stephen, who has been reviewing the financial outlook of the U.S. Virgin Islands in light of Puerto Rico’s financial challenges, described the measures taken by Governor Kenneth E. Mapp […]

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Caribbean Hotel Association wants better U.S.-Cuba relations

Caribbean Hotel Association wants better U.S.-Cuba relations

MIAMI – The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) regrets the recent U.S. reversal of its travel policies on Cuba and the likely effects on the socio-economic development of Cuba and the wider Caribbean region. The Association continues to support the ending of the U.S.-Cuba embargo and its restrictions on trade and travel, and encourages […]

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Push for stronger ties between Miami Beach and Negril, Jamaica

Push for stronger ties between Miami Beach and Negril, Jamaica

MIAMI BEACH – Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, has been invited to make a special presentation at the 85th Annual Meeting of the US Conference of Mayors, in Miami Beach to further support the twinning of the City of Miami Beach with the resort town of Negril, Jamaica. Minister Bartlett, who first made the […]

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Morgan Heritage and Proper Rx to offer cannabis delivery service

Morgan Heritage and Proper Rx to offer cannabis delivery service

Grammy Award-Winning Morgan Heritage Launches HIPAA Compliant Marijuana Delivery Service Partnership with PROPER RX, The “FedEx of the Marijuana industry.”  OAKLAND – Morgan Heritage is now in the cannabis delivery service in partnership with Proper Rx, The “FedEx of the Marijuana industry.” The name Morgan is historically synonymous with generational reggae music, and prestigious accolades such as the […]

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June 16 celebrated as “International Day of Family Remittances”

June 16 celebrated as “International Day of Family Remittances”

SOUTH FLORIDA – Member countries of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) designated Friday, June 16, as “International Day of Family Remittances,” to mark the important role that remittances play in the lives of more than 700 million persons, worldwide. This was the first year that this day was being celebrated, as the IFAD […]

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UVI RTPark offering a simpler way to invest in the Caribbean

UVI RTPark offering a simpler way to invest in the Caribbean

NEW YORK – There is a simpler way to invest in the Caribbean and the US Caribbean territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands. That’s the message Dr. Gillian Marcelle, executive director of the Virgin Islands’ Specialist Economic Development Agency, the UVI RTPark, brought to potential investors, executives and members of the Caribbean Diaspora, at the agency’s […]

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Bahamas Minister of Tourism to lead Caribbean Tourism Organization

Bahamas Minister of Tourism to lead Caribbean Tourism Organization

Bahamas Tourism and Aviation Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar assumes role of CTO Chairman NEW YORK —  The new Bahamas Tourism and Aviation Minister, Hon. Dionisio D’Aguilar,  was announced as the new chairman of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) during a press conference at CTO Caribbean week in New York City. The CTO is the Caribbean’s tourism development […]

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Tech Summit discusses harnessing technology in Miami Caribbean region

Tech Summit discusses harnessing technology in Miami Caribbean region

MIAMI — Miami Caribbean Code, a platform that facilitates education and resources to support the work of Tech entrepreneurs in the Miami- Caribbean region, is hosting its 3rd installment of the MC² Regional Tech Summit on June 24th. Led by EP Enterprises, the event will engage the Miami Caribbean region in the emerging innovation ecosystem, […]

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Government of Grenada signs MOU with Airbnb

Government of Grenada signs MOU with Airbnb

St. George’s, Grenada – It’s official, the Government of Grenada signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU), to formalize and implement a cohesive partnership with the global home-sharing company, Airbnb. Grenada’s Minister of Tourism, Honorable Dr. Clarice Modeste-Curwen signed on behalf of the Government of Grenada, in a conference held during the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s annual Caribbean […]

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