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Archives for May 20, 2019

Sir Ronald Sanders: CARICOM must unify to resist imposition of OAS boss

By Sir Ronald Sanders From Antigua Observer Readers of this commentary, particularly those in small countries, might wonder why they should be concerned about who is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of any multilateral or international organisation. It could be claimed that the disposition of the person holding such an office is far removed from the […]

Jamaica to host hemispheric disaster risk reduction meeting

From Jamaica Observer GENEVA, Switzerland (CMC) — The head of the Barbados-based Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), Ronald Jackson, says the hemispheric conference on disaster risk reduction to be held in Jamaica next year presents an excellent opportunity for Caribbean voices to be heard on the issue. Jamaica will host the Seventh Regional Platform […]

Sargassum killing Mexico and Caribbean beaches and tourism industry

From Merco Press Tourists looking for sun and sand in Mexican resorts like Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Tulum have been disgusted by foul-smelling mounds of sargassum – a seaweed-like algae – piling up on beaches and turning turquoise waters brown, and experts are warning that it may be the new normal. Mexico’s Riviera Maya Caribbean […]

Why Royal Caribbean is investing millions in private island experiences

From The Points Guy Royal Caribbean has long been known for innovation. It was the first line to blow out the top decks of its vessels with attractions like rock climbing walls, surfing simulators and zip lines. It pioneered the idea of soaring interior promenades full of shops, restaurants and lounges. It built the first […]

Destinations of the week

The 3 best places to travel in June 2019 From “The 3 best places to travel every month of 2019” – Business Insider By Mark Abadi Over the course of 2018, I’ve compiled Business Insider’s “ Best Places to Visit” series, highlighting 13 destinations that are best for holiday travel for every month of the year. […]

Cayman Drama Society: Director’s Course now on sale along with Murder Mystery, Summer Camps!

DIRECTOR’S COURSE: This July! Have you ever wanted to Direct your own theatre show? Or have you done it before but would like to refine your skills? Do you find it difficult to manage actors, or plan your course of action? Have you had an off-putting attempt at Directing in the past? This course will […]

Invitation: Economic Substance update – BVI and Cayman Islands

From VISTRA Event details: 31 May 2019 The recent economic substance laws in major offshore jurisdictions have left many in our industry questioning how these new substance requirements may affect them. It is clear that there may be significant operational and structural impacts to businesses with entities in these jurisdictions. The BVI and Cayman Islands […]

Haitian songstress Emeline Michel

By Nelson A. Keyes From Caribbean Life Only a few performers earn acclaim for developing a unique sound. Emeline Michel can count herself among those few. Known for her fusion of traditional Haitian rhythms (kompa, rasyn, and twoubadou) with other musical genres (pop, jazz, and blues), Michel said she created a sound, which appealed to […]

The Future of Cybersecurity Budgeting

DATA SECURITY BY SARAH HOSPELHORN Major data breaches from the past few years are reminders that cybersecurity can’t remain an afterthought when it comes to budgeting priorities. The threat landscape is expanding and the likelihood of a cyber attack is high. Luckily, more companies are taking their strategy seriously since investments incybersecurity budgets increased by 141 […]

Caribbean/Mexico hotel construction up 30.7% for April 2019

From Hotel News Resource The number of hotels in construction in the Caribbean and Mexico region is up 30.7% year over year through April with a total of 131 hotels comprising 29,187 rooms. STR’s pipeline data for the Caribbean/Mexico region showed 131 hotel projects accounting for 29,187 rooms in construction as of April 2019. This […]