October 14, 2019

Digital health is growing fast — but at what cost?

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By Chris Hogg From TechCrunch Silicon Valley is obsessed with growth. And for digital health startups, that obsession is not only misguided, but dangerous. The prevailing idea in the tech industry is that to succeed, you have to be ready to sell your idea, no matter how far along your idea really is. You’re encouraged […]

Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association recognises Tourism Excellence

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MIAMI (July 10, 2019) – St. Maarten hotel association executive Wyb Meijer, Aruban guest experience supervisor Berlinda Engelhardt, and Puerto Rican Security Supervisor Luis de Jesus were named among three Caribbean tourism industry stakeholders who have exemplified excellence across the region’s bread and butter industry. Meijer, Executive Director of the St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association (SHTA), […]

Food-and-Wine Festivals

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11 Food-and-Wine Festivals Where You’ll Never Have to Leave Your Resort Access Michelin-starred chefs, the world’s best winemakers and luxury resort amenities all in one place. BY Kelsey Ogletree From The Robb Report If the idea of a food festival conjures the mental image of long lines, flimsy paper plates and sticky plastic wine glasses, you haven’t […]

India’s FreshToHome raises $11 million to expand its fish, meat, and vegetable e-commerce platform

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By Manish Singh From TechCrunch Shan Kadavil, who spent early days of his career managing tech support firm Support and then heading India operations of gaming firm Zynga,  says he had a calling of sorts when his son was born. Kadavil realized that much of the meat that sells in India is not exactly healthy. The perishables […]

Royal Caribbean uses this psychological trick to make you spend more money

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By Mark Matousek From Business Insider Royal Caribbean International emphasizes add-ons during the booking process to increase revenue. They make onboard expenses seem smaller at the time of purchase and change the way customers think about their spending habits once they’re on the cruise. The phenomenon is explained by a behavioral-economics theory that businesses use all […]

LIAT committed to connecting the region, says company CEO

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By Melanius Alphonse From Caribbean News Now BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – As LIAT shareholders and directors gathered for their meeting in Barbados on Tuesday, amid the regional airline’s financial and operational dilemma, chief executive officer (CEO) Julie Reifer-Jones gave the assurance [that] “LIAT is committed to connecting the region, flying to the 15 destinations across the […]

The next frontier for cannabis vapes: mood-specific formulas

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By James Trew From engadget “In New York, my bicycle messenger really had two types of cannabis. It was either green or brown.” Michael Ray is the CEO of Bloom Farms, a California-based cannabis company that specializes in vape cartridges and CBD tinctures. Ray’s reflecting on cannabis’s current cultural explosion. As an increasing number of states […]

Cartagena Tourism Association joins CHTA as first new destination in 15 years

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MIAMI (April 16, 2019) – Cartagena, the colonial port city on the Caribbean coast of Colombia, represented by COTELCO Cartagena, joined the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) as its 33rd destination and the first commercial association to join the regional association in more than 15 years.   COTELCO Cartagena, a chapter of Colombia’s hotel and tourism […]

A woman miscarried at a California hospital. 6 years later she discovered the hospital had secretly taped the procedure

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By Nicole Einbinder From Business Insider A lawsuit filed in March alleges that Sharp Grossmont Hospital in Southern California secretly recorded around 1,800 women between July 2012 and June 2013 as they underwent a range of gynecological procedures, including Caesarean births, D&Cs after miscarriages, hysterectomies, and sterilizations. Sharp HealthCare, the company that oversees Sharp Grossmont […]

New floating city

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The UN is supporting a design for a new floating city that can withstand Category 5 hurricanes By Aria Bendix From Business Insider The United Nations just unveiled a concept for a floating city that can hold around 10,000 residents. The city is built to withstand natural disasters like floods, tsunamis, and hurricanes. The design […]