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Caribbean Marketing Fund in the making says St. Lucian Tourism Minister

Caribbean Marketing Fund in the making says St. Lucian Tourism Minister

by Claudia Gardner, Caribnewsroom KINGSTON, Jamaica – The establishment of a marketing fund to promote the Caribbean as a premier tourism destination, is being explored by tourism ministers in the region. St. Lucian Minister of Tourism and Chairman of the Caribbean Council of Ministers, Dominic Fedee, says he will be leading the charge, in collaboration […]

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Nominations Open for Jamaica National Civil Honours & Awards 2019

Nominations Open for Jamaica National Civil Honours & Awards 2019

SOUTH FLORIDA – Nominations are being accepted for the Jamaica National Honours and Awards for 2019. The nomination forms and guidelines are available online through the Chancery of the Orders of the Societies of Honour, Office of the Prime Minister, or through the overseas locations of the Jamaican Foreign Missions. The deadline for submission is […]

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St. Kitts and Nevis among the 10 Countries with the Highest Murder Rate

St. Kitts and Nevis among the 10 Countries with the Highest Murder Rate

Basseterre, St. Kitts – St. Kitts and Nevis, Jamaica, Belize, Trinidad and Tobago, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines are among the 10 countries with the highest murder rate in the world. According to the Jamaica Observer, Latin America and the Caribbean make up only eight per cent of the world’s population but accounted for […]

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Quotable Caribbean – February 10th

Quotable Caribbean – February 10th

“The Chinese outbound market has been growing exponentially in the last five to 10 years and the Chinese are looking at new and exciting destinations with vibrant and unique cultures.” – David Shields, Vice President of Sales, Island Routes Caribbean Adventures “A rising tide lifts all boats, so it is important that Caribbean destinations work more […]

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St. Kitts and Nevis not among the fastest growing economies in the Caribbean region

St. Kitts and Nevis not among the fastest growing economies in the Caribbean region

Basseterre, St. Kitts – In 2018, St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris declared that “St. Kitts and Nevis was the only country in the sub-region projected to register a near five percent growth rate in 2018,” But on Thursday, February 7th 2019, President of the Barbados-based […]

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Washington Adventist University and Northern Caribbean University sign MOU

Washington Adventist University and Northern Caribbean University sign MOU

MOU to increase nursing enrollment by Derrick Scott WASHINGTON, DC – Northern Caribbean University (NCU) and Washington Adventist University (WAU) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding under which NCU’s nursing program will see enrollment increase from 110 to 1,000 students yearly. Under the terms of agreement signed by NCU President Dr. Lincoln Edwards and WAU […]

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Luxury Jamaican food line, Marshall & Brown launches in London

Luxury Jamaican food line, Marshall & Brown launches in London

Kingston, Jamaica – First generation British-Jamaican Dr. Carlton Brown has launched the premium Jamaican product line, Marshall & Brown, in the United Kingdom (UK) to fill a gap in the market for authentic Jamaican food and cooking ingredients. The brand was launched on January 30, 2019 at the Jamaican High Commission in London. Following a […]

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PM Holness Calls for Greater Collaboration for Sustainable Resilience in Jamaica’s Tourism Sector

PM Holness Calls for Greater Collaboration for Sustainable Resilience in Jamaica’s Tourism Sector

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – Prime Minister of Jamaica, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness says that greater effort has to be placed in strengthening linkages with key industries to create a more resilient and sustainable tourism industry. “Crisis management requires coordination and a joint-up approach from the point of view of government and stakeholders. So it is […]

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CHTA President Hails Caribbean Diversity, Beauty and Strength of its People

CHTA President Hails Caribbean Diversity, Beauty and Strength of its People

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – President of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) Patricia Affonso-Dass hailed the diversity of the region, its incredible natural beauty and people as core strengths as she called for the Caribbean to be better known as the most welcoming region in the world. Kicking off the 37th annual Caribbean Travel Marketplace, […]

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Sunil Chatrani Named 2019 Caribbean Hotelier of The Year

Sunil Chatrani Named 2019 Caribbean Hotelier of The Year

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – Sunil Chatrani, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Elegant Hotels Group, is the Caribbean’s 2019 Hotelier of the Year. The Guyanese-born, Barbados-based hotelier received the top honor at the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s (CHTA) 37th annual Caribbean Travel Marketplace, which opened in Montego Bay yesterday evening. Chatrani has worked […]

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