August 17, 2018

Why music lovers should visit the Caribbean

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By MARK ROGERS From TravelAge West For many travel agents, Caribbean music is probably considered to be a “value add” to a Caribbean vacation. For millennials, this isn’t necessarily the case. A new eye-opening survey shows many millennials note music as the determining factor in where they choose to vacation. An April 2018 survey of […]

UWI Open Campus making mark on Caribbean higher education

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By Judith A. Hunter From JIS Story Highlights Described as the best kept secret in Jamaica and the English-speaking Caribbean, the 10-year-old University of the West Indies Open Campus (UWIOC) has been quietly making an indelible mark on the region’s tertiary-education landscape. Its precursor, the Extra Mural Campus, was established in 1948, the same year […]

The View From Europe” Valuing workers guarantees Caribbean Tourism’s long-term future

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By David Jessop From NAN News Americas, LONDON, England, Fri. July 27, 2018: A few weeks ago, this column made the point that the time has come for tourism in the Caribbean to be managed in such a way that it is less about numbers and more about delivering lasting nation-wide social and economic growth. […]

Minister for Agriculture, Cayman Islands’ Premier headed to Jamaica’s Denbigh Agriculture Show

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GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands – Agriculture Minister Hon. Juliana O’Connor-Connolly and Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin will attend the 66th staging of the Denbigh Agricultural and Industrial Food Show in May Pen, Clarendon. The annual runs from Saturday, 4 August, 2018, to Monday, 6 August, 2018. The event, under the theme “Grow what we eat, eat […]

The stats on visitor numbers to the Caribbean

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By Gay Nagle Myers From Travel Weekly How do the visitor arrival numbers for the Caribbean look midway through the year? Is the region on target to meet or beat its forecast of an increase between 2% and 3% over 2017’s record 30.1 million visitors? Last year’s numbers were achieved despite hurricanes Irma and Maria […]

Taino heritage in Caribbean

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New exhibit explores Taino heritage in the Caribbean BY ALEXANDRA SIMON From Caribbean Life Tradition in gear: A Taino head dress, foreground, and instrument in the background, on display at the National Museum of the American Indian’s new exhibit “Taino: Native Heritage and Identity in the Caribbean.” The National Museum of the American Indian is […]

JAMAICA: This government offers Thai cave survivors a free Caribbean vacation

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From NAN News Americas, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Mon. July 23, 2018: A Caribbean government is extending an all-expense paid vacation to the 12 teenage soccer players and their coach who were recently rescued from a cave in Thailand after being trapped there for more than two weeks. The Government of Jamaica says it will be inviting […]

Caribbean football on the decline – Yorke

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By Robert Bailey From The Jamaica Gleaner Former Trinidad and Tobago and Manchester United striker Dwight Yorke said there is a major decline in football in the Caribbean and believes the governing bodies must move swiftly to address this matter. The 46-year-old Yorke, who led Trinidad and Tobago to the FIFA World Cup in 2006, […]

Jamaica’s medical marijuana industry

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BY AZAD ALI From Caribbean Life Jamaica is moving to establish a medical marijuana industry, according to Audley Shaw, minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries. He said the government is moving to ensure that Jamaica is not left behind in the growing medical cannabis industry. Shaw noted that while Jamaica has only decriminalized the […]

TCI heads Caribbean disaster control group

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By Olivia Rose From TC Weekly A TCI Government minister has been called on to head a regional disaster management body. Hon. Vaden Delroy Williams, Minister Home Affairs, Agriculture and Human Services, has assumed the role of chairperson of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA). more}} The responsibility was awarded at the agency’s eighth […]