September 23, 2018

Cayman Islands legislator calling for Cruise Port Vote

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By BRIAN MAJOR From Travel Pulse A local legislator who’s opposed to the Cayman Islands’ long-planned cruise ship facility is calling for a “people-initiated” vote on the $200 million project, even as the Cayman Islands tourism minister says the government is preparing a final construction RFP (request for proposals). In local news reports last week, […]

Places to visit in the Caribbean

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Submitted by Dr. Jessie Voigts From Wandering Educators By Dr. Jessie Voigts’s picture There is so much to see and do in the Caribbean – how to choose? This culturally diverse region has much to offer visitors, from history to coffee, art to nature. Whether you are able to discover these gems via a Caribbean […]

Hilton announces 2017 Development Award Winners in the Caribbean and Latin America

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From Hilton MCLEAN, Va. – Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today recognized some of its top owners/developers in the Caribbean and Latin America. The Development Awards recognize the passion, creativity and innovative spirit of Hilton developers that are committed to quality projects, meet or exceed brand standards and have a positive impact on the local community. Today, our […]

U.S. Egg industry advances trade with motivated international buyers

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American Egg Board supports export opportunities in key Caribbean markets and Mexico NEWS PROVIDED BY American Egg Board CHICAGO, Sept. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — In conjunction with the 22ndAmericas Food and Beverage Show (AFB) this week in Miami, the American Egg Board (AEB), the research, education and promotion arm of the U.S. egg industry, is […]

China’s Foreign Minister to Caribbean Tour and UN General Assembly

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From Prensa Latina Beijing, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister of China, Wang Yi, to take off this week on the first tour of the year to the Caribbean and later to New York leading his delegation to the U.N. General Assembly. According to the program released here, the Foreign Minister will open the tour […]

Hosay: How an ancient Islamic holiday became uniquely Caribbean

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By Ken Chitwood From The Philadelphia Tribune A throng of Trinidadians line up along the streets of St. James and Cedros to admire the vibrant floats with beautifully bedecked models of mausoleums. Their destination is the waters of the Caribbean, where the crowds will push them out to float. This is part of the Hosay […]

Ritz-Carlton’s new cruise line reveals Caribbean shore excursions

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By Erica Silverstein, Senior Editor, From Cruise Critic New small-ship, luxury cruise line the Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection has unveiled the Caribbean shore excursion program for its maiden season, which begins in February 2020 with the launch of its first 298-passenger ship. The intimately sized tours fall into five classifications, encompassing active recreation, culture and voluntourism, […]

Hilton splashes into the Caribbean with all-inclusive resort deal

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By Patrick Clark From Bloomberg Partnering with Playa Hotels & Resorts on 10 properties Vacation model has moved from budget to luxury proposition All-inclusive resorts, which typically charge budget-conscious travelers a single price for lodging, food and often airfare, have long been the domain of specialty operators. Now the world’s second-largest hotel company is wading […]

New York memorial for Botham Jean

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From NAN News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Sept. 19, 2018: A memorial service for Dallas Police shooting victim, Caribbean immigrant Botham Shem Jean, is set to be held in Brooklyn this evening, September 19, 2018. The service is being led by Saint Lucian and Caribbean clergy and community leaders to celebrate the life of […]

IFC invests $5 billion in fiscal year 2018 to spur development in Latin America and the Caribbean

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Washington DC, September 18, 2018—IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, bolstered its operations in Latin America and the Caribbean with investment commitments that reached $5 billion to help drive the region’s sustainable economic growth, promote innovation and build new infrastructure. IFC invested about $2.5 billion from its account and mobilized another $2.5 billion […]