November 16, 2018

ACI calls for investment in Latin American and Caribbean regions to support aviation growth

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BY DAN SYMONDS From Passenger Terminal Today Airports Council International (ACI) World and ACI Latin America-Caribbean have called for an industry-wide response to the growing demand for air services in the region. The Latin America-Caribbean region experienced an economic recovery in 2017 after several years of weak performance. While passenger traffic growth rates showed resilience […]

Sproutly Canada announces partnership with Caribbean’s largest medical cannabis producer

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By The GrowthOp Partnership will enable Sproutly to diversify its product portfolio, accelerate its global distribution network from a low-cost regulated jurisdiction Sproutly Canada, Inc.’s move to establish a joint venture with Global Canna Labs Limited, the Caribbean’s largest medical cannabis producer, allows the Vancouver-based company to advance its vision and expand its business outside […]

Pearl of the Caribbean developer to give update on the project

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From St Lucia News Online (SNO) — DSH Pearl of the Caribbean developer, Theo Ah-King will be giving an update on the project in the “Chamber Encounter With the Prime Minister” organized by the St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce Industry and Agriculture. The event will take place on Thursday 15th November 2018 at Coco Palm […]

The Caribbean must think carefully about how and where to ‘build back better’ after the hurricanes of 2017

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“Building back better” to create more resilient societies is a laudable goal, but every country is different and there are no quick fixes. By taking into account topographical differences, reforming building codes, and reviving ecosystems, the Caribbean can take a significant step in the right direction, write Emily Wilkinson and Rachael Steller (Overseas Development Institute). In Dominica, 80 per cent of […]

The Natural Disaster Risk Management Programme in the CARIFORUM launches a new website

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The platform seeks to provide support for disaster prevention and climate change adaptation in the Caribbean region It is part of the joint efforts of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) and the European Union to reduce vulnerability in the region Madrid, November 14th 2018.  The NDRM Programme, which was created to help […]

Earthquake rattles several Caribbean islands

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From News 748 CMC) – An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.9 rattled several islands in the Caribbean on Saturday, the Trinidad-based Seismic Research Centre (SRC) of the St. Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) has said. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The SRC said that the […]

St. Maarten 2nd busiest airport for private jets in Caribbean

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From The Daily Herald St Maarten Infographic about most popular private jet destinations in the Caribbean. LONDON/MIAMI–PrivateFly, an internationally operating company that offers private jet charters, shared some good news for St. Maarten on Thursday, even though it is based on figures of 2016-2017. Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA) ranked number two in the top […]

Cooperation, not competition, is key for Caribbean’s continued success

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by Daniel McCarthy From Travel Market Report The Caribbean has seemingly forever been the bellwether for the cruise industry. According to CLIA’s 2018 Cruise Outlook, 35.4 percent of all cruise deployment was dedicated to the Caribbean, more than double the second-most-trafficked region (the Mediterranean). But it’s not yet saturated and there’s still room for growth and more guests […]

Best in clean energy revealed at Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum

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From CARICOM ( Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum Press Release) The Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum (CREF), the largest annual gathering of the regional clean energy market, today announced eight winners for its second annual CREF Industry Awards. The winners were recognised on stage at the 10th CREF in Miami. New Energy Events, the organisers of CREF, […]

Study reveals record cruise tourism expenditures in the Caribbean and Latin America for 2017-2018

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From My Vue News San Juan, Puerto Rico (November 8, 2018) – The Florida-Caribbean Association (FCCA), the trade group representing the mutual interests of the cruise industry and destinations and stakeholders in the Caribbean and Latin America, is proud to announce that the 2017-2018 cruise year brought record economic contributions to the region, despite the […]