September 15, 2019

Caribbean hotels unite for online travel auction

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CHTA urges travelers to vacation in the Caribbean and help victims of Hurricane Dorian  MIAMI (September 12, 2019) – From Aruba to Jamaica and The Bahamas to Bermuda, hotels and resorts have joined with the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) to launch an online action to help support the long-term recovery of the northwestern islands of […]

Saying goodbye to the Caribbean after the summer ends

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Saying goodbye to the Caribbean after the summer ends is not an easy thing to do. Who can just leave that beautiful place? With their fresh seafood and fruit, the Caribbean seems to be a heaven on earth. The most beautiful beaches in the world are located on these islands. And so are amazing exclusive […]

OECS YES In Action features Lorine Bozin

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Martinican entrepreneur and youth leader supporting the development of the Caribbean region through educational tourism This month, OECS YES In Action caught up with Lorine Bozin, a Martinican leading a youth empowerment network and paving the way for others to follow in her footsteps! Tell us a little about yourself. I am from Martinique and […]

Caribbean cruise diverts to Bahamas to serve meals to Dorian survivors

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By Justine Coleman From The Hill A cruise ship reportedly diverted from its originally scheduled route to drop off food and provide assistance to the Bahamas following this week’s destruction from Hurricane Dorian. The Celebrity Equinox was scheduled to travel the Caribbean for seven days, including a planned stop at Nassau, the archipelago nation’s capital, but instead redirected to […]

RBC Royal Bank evacuates employees and their families from Abaco

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NASSAU, N.P., THE BAHAMAS – September 6, 2019 — Today, RBC Royal Bank (RBC) announced it successfully evacuated employees and their families from the island of Abaco in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian. “While many areas of The Bahamas were affected by Hurricane Dorian, conditions on Abaco are particularly severe,” said LaSonya Missick, Managing Director and Head […]

T&T CSOs write PM Dr Keith Rowley on Escazú Agreement

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Civil society calls on the Government to sign and ratify the Escazú Agreement for good environmental governance in Trinidad and Tobago Port of Spain, September 6, 2019 – On September 6, 2019, 60 civil society organisations (CSOs) working on environmental management across Trinidad and Tobago (TT), and other interested CSOs, delivered an open letter to the […]

UK committed to Caribbean

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From Barbados Advocate The United Kingdom (UK) Government is in the process of setting up new diplomatic offices in several regional countries, a clear sign says the British High Commissioner to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, Janet Douglas, of the UK’s commitment to the Caribbean region. Her comments came yesterday (Sep 2) morning while she […]

2,900 LGBT+ people killed in Latin America and Caribbean countries in the last five years

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By Rebecca Kelly From gcn 2,900 LGBT+ people have been killed in 10 Latin American and Caribbean countries within the last five years “El Prejuicio No Conoce Fronteras” report finds. “El Prejuicio No Conoce Fronteras” is a report that has pulled together comprehensive data on the killing of LGBT+ people in Latin America and the […]

‘We Are Rebellious Souls’: Manuel Mathieu imagines a Caribbean of the Future

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By Rianna Jade Parker From Frieze The Haitian-born artist discusses the climate crisis, losing his memory and belonging to a country of ruptures and profound dreaming Haitian artist Manuel Mathieu was born in 1986 — the same year dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier nicknamed ‘Baby Doc’ fled Haiti, marking the end of his almost 30-year dictatorship. Belonging […]

SA business partners ride out Dorian searching for natural cures in Caribbean

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By Joe Galli From NEWS4SA SAN ANTONIO — Two San Antonio business partners rode out the early stages of Hurricane Dorian in the Caribbean last week. They were in the path of the storm looking for the next big herbal or natural element to add to CBD. Business partners Jason Roberts and Mike Sanders of the […]