July 17, 2019

‘Tax the cruise sector and reduce airport tax’ Bahamian businessman urges Caribbean governments to make changes

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By Delana Isles From TC Weekly News CARIBBEAN governments should tax the cruise sector more and lessen taxes for air passengers in and around the region. This is the view of Robert MacLellan, managing director of MacLellan and Associates, a hospitality consultancy firm based in the Bahamas. In an opinion piece that has been shared by […]

Heat wave warning for Caribbean

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Fr0m Nation News CMC WASHINGTON – The Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) is warning people in the Caribbean that they are at risk for heat strokes and even death as a result of the heat wave being experienced globally. It said that the situation could worsen between July and August, “with adverse impact on human […]

Cuba hopes for slight growth as Trump pummels Caribbean island

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By Mark Frank From Yahoo Finance HAVANA (Reuters) – Communist-run Cuba put on a brave face Saturday at a mid-year session of the National Assembly, the government insisting it would not let a growing financial crisis and mounting pressure from the administration of President Donald Trump thwart development. Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel said upon closing […]

Airbus aims to sell 1,000 planes in Latin America, Caribbean over 15yrs

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By SOURAV D From Financial World World’s second biggest aerospace and defense company, Airbus SE, behind United States’ Boeing Co., headquartered in Leiden, Netherland, had been targeting to sell more than 1,000 new passenger planes over the next one decade and a half in Latin America and Caribbean, covering about half of the total demand of […]

8 things nobody tells you about living in the Caribbean

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How many of us like our bosses? Probably not that many. Think about it. How many hours have you worked in your life with the sole purpose of making money for somebody else? Probably too many. It is no surprise that many of us would prefer to own our personal business and be the boss […]

Air Pollution: Join the UN Caribbean Roundtable Discussion on July 17

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The roundtable will be streamed on Facebook Live hosted by United Nations Information Centre for the Caribbean Monday, July 15, 2019 — According the World Health Organization, 7 million people die prematurely every year as a direct or indirect result of air pollution. In addition, 93% of children live in areas where the air pollution levels […]

Caribbean hotelier says get online or get left behind

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From South Florida Caribbean News ST. LUCIA – Leading Caribbean hotelier, Sanovnik Destang, Executive Director of Bay Gardens Resorts in St. Lucia, is encouraging fellow tourism industry professionals to fully embrace the use of technology to drive business to their hotels, restaurants and attractions. Destang opined that continued investment in the benefits of technology is critically important if […]

Jeffrey Epstein has a steel safe in a room nobody can enter on his Caribbean island, ex-employee says

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From The Week The size and provenance of his wealth and the intricacies of his alleged sex trafficking operation are not the only mysteries surrounding Jeffrey Epstein. There are questions about why he did not have to register as a sex offender in New Mexico, where he owns a large ranch with a 26,700-square-foot mansion, and why prosecutors and police in New […]

Inside box shipping’s Caribbean ‘transshipment triangle’

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By Greg Miller From Freight Waves When most people think of the Caribbean, they think hammocks strung between rustling palm trees, rum and Coke with more rum than Coke, white-sand beaches, turquoise waters – relaxation. When ocean shipping and terminal executives think of the Caribbean, they see a fierce battleground, a fight for customers among […]

Cutter Escanaba returns to Boston after Caribbean sea patrol, change of command

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From Sea Power BOSTON — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba returned to Boston on July 11 following a three-month patrol conducting drug and migrant interdiction operations in the Caribbean Sea, the Coast Guard 1st District said in a release. Throughout the patrol, Escanaba’s crew focused their efforts on law enforcement, completed a three-week […]