June 15, 2021

A new Caribbean Airlift Alliance is in formation in the region

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From Curacao Chronicle This was announced at last week’s Caribbean Aviation Meetup in the Bahamas. The announcement was made by Rob Ceravolo, CEO of Tropic Ocean Airways and Cdr. Bud Slabbaert, the Chairman of the Caribbean Aviation Meetup, during the debriefing session of the conference. The attendees of the session unanimously agreed and offered their […]

Wealth tourism development in the Caribbean

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By Cdr. Bud Slabbaert, Chairman/Coordinator Caribbean Aviation Meetup From eTurboNews We want more private and business aircraft coming to our airport.” – “You’re right,” I responded. “We’re looking for a mover-and-shaker to do it” – “Good thing,” I replied. “We were thinking of you!” – “Who me?”. That was the essence of being invited to […]

The Caribbean needs incubators!

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From SMN-N Wow, why, what? Is there an upcoming baby-boom? Is it related to this year’s carnival? Why don’t they distribute contraceptives? Those are questions that I don’t have answers for. But I had something else in mind anyway. I believe that the Caribbean needs Business Incubators. Unemployment rates in the region are too high; […]

Is the measurement of Caribbean tourism’s impact flawed?

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By Sarah Peter Special To NAN News Americas, PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten, Mon. June 26, 2017: The method in which countries determine the economic impact of tourism arrivals is flawed. That’s the word from former Bahamian Tourism Minister and Secretary General  of the Caribbean Tourism Organization, Vincent  Vanderpool -Wallace, who made the statement at  the just-concluded […]