September 19, 2019

The Barbados High Commission Hosts The Caribbean STEM Coaching Club 4

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Author: CADSTI-UK From MNI Alive In late September, and for the fourth year running, the Barbados High Commission to the United Kingdom played host to the launch of the Caribbean STEM Coaching Club’s annual STEM coaching programme. The Barbados High Commission hosts the Caribbean STEM Coaching Club 4 In late September, and for the fourth […]

Jamaica’s PM Holness engages Jamaican and Caribbean diaspora in Namibia

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By Office of the Prime Minister From JIS Story Highlights Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday afternoon (July 24) engaged Jamaican and Caribbean nationals living in Namibia as part of his official visit to the southern African state. The Prime Minister addressed the Diaspora in keeping with his mission to update and discuss matters involving the […]

More engagement needed between CARICOM and Caribbean Diaspora in U.S.

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From South Florida Caribbean News Washington, DC– Guyana’s Ambassador to the United States Dr. Riyad Insanally has suggested that there be a more structured process of engagement between the Caribbean Diplomatic Caucus  in Washington DC and the Caribbean diaspora to ensure that efforts to advance the cause of the region and its people are well […]

D’Aguilar: focus on increased airlift is “manifestly paramount” to regional tourism success

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From Eyewitness News A focus on increasing airlift into the region is “manifestly paramount” if regional, island destinations are to succeed in tourism, Minister of Tourism and Aviation Dionisio D’Aguilar said Tuesday. Addressing the Opening Session of the Third Annual Caribbean Aviation Meetup Conference, D’Aguilar said airlift is the tool that drives sustainable tourism growth […]

It’s a month to celebrate Caribbean immigrants, but who really cares?

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By Felicia Persaud From Amsterdam News It’s a month to celebrate Caribbean immigrants, but who really cares? Since 2006, every U.S. president since George W. Bush has been declared June as National Caribbean American Heritage Month in the United States. The month, which is supposed to celebrate the legacy of the millions of Caribbean immigrants […]

A reflection on CARIFESTA 2017

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From Barbados Today “When we observe calmly, we discover that everything has their fulfillment.” BASHO: Japanese Poet. Judy Layne-Banks, a Barbadian batik artist who lives and works in the Kentucky Elementary school system as an art educator, spent part of the 2018 Spring Break reflecting on her visit to Barbados for CARIFESTA 2017. Did she, as Basho […]

Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator journeys to Jamaica for Caribbean visual artists exchange

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From South Florida Caribbean News MIAMI – From April 18 – April 27, 2018, Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator (DVCAI) in collaboration with Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts and traveling with Caribbean scholar Alix Pierre, PhD, contemporary Caribbean artists living in Miami-Dade will return to Kingston, Jamaica to share in an […]

New Year’s Message from CTO Secretary General, Hugh Riley

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Bridgetown, Barbados (28 Dec 2017) – This has been a challenging year for Caribbean tourism. While the first half of the year saw exciting growth in both tourism infrastructure and tourist arrivals over the previous year, in September we were hit hard by a series of unusual hurricanes that not only destroyed property, but also […]

CTO calls for U.S. and Caribbean alliance

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From Travel Agent Central The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has called for a formal partnership between the region’s tourism sector and those responsible for implementing the United States-Caribbean Strategic Engagement Act, also known as H.R. 2939. The Act, which was passed in the United States Congress last December and signed into law by then President […]

Organizations formalize strategy to strengthen role of Caribbean Diaspora

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From South Florida Caribbean News NEW YORK – The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) and the Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) recently formalized a cooperation strategy between the two organizations to strengthen the role of the Caribbean Diaspora while sharing resources and creating sustainability for the people and the region. “CACCI believes that […]