July 4, 2022

MPE CARIBBEAN REPORT NEWSLETTER – JUNE 13, 2022

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The MPE Caribbean Report Newsletter offers travel, tourism, Caribbean and global news each week. To share stories, information or intelligence, contact us at [email protected]  JUNE 13, 2022 WTTC to talk sustainability in San Juan The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) stages its Sustainability & Investment Summit in San Juan, Puerto Rico, this week, featuring environmental activist and […]

Jamaican hero Buffalo soldier ‘went to war for America

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By Vinette K. Pryce From Caribbean Life If you know your historyThen you would know where you coming fromThen you wouldn’t have to ask meWho the ‘eck do I think I am                                                                                                       Bob Marley, Buffalo Soldier On Heroes Day in Jamaica, Gen. Colin Powell, America’s first Black four star Army general, first Black, national […]

Report: Hurricane Dorian inflicted $3.4B losses on Bahamas

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By Danica Coto, Associated Press From Detroit News San Juan, Puerto Rico – Hurricane Dorian inflicted losses of about $3.4 billion on the Bahamas, an amount equal to one-quarter of the Caribbean archipelago’s GDP, according to a report released Friday. The report by the Inter-American Development Bank also said there were 67 confirmed deaths and that […]

Allure of the Seas docks in San Juan following two cancelled visits by other Royal Caribbean ships

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By Matt Hochberg from Royal Caribbean After two consecutive Royal Caribbean ships cancelled scheduled stops in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Allure of the Seas was able to dock in San Juan earlier Thu 18 July. MarineTraffic and El Nuevo Día indicate Allure of the Seas was able to dock in Old San Juan this morning on Pier 3. Earlier […]

Cruise Ship rerouted by rioting in San Juan

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By Doug Parker From Cruise Radio Guests sailing onboard Royal Caribbean’s Empress of the Seas were thrown a curveball today as the ship had to skip San Juan, Puerto Rico because of political unrest. This ship, which was only three miles off the coast, ultimately decided that it would be best to cancel the port call. The […]

A marijuana dispensary is coming to this Caribbean marina

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From NAN News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Jan. 4, 2019: A 5,000 sq. ft. marijuana dispensary is coming to one of the largest marinas in the Caribbean. GSRX Industries (OTCQB: GSRX) of Puerto Rico will open the dispensary at the foot of the Puerto del Rey in Fajardo, Puerto Rico. It will be Puerto Rico’s fifth […]

Celebrity Cruises unveils even more island time with 2020-21 Caribbean season

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Longer stays. More nights than ever. The most revolutionary fleet in the islands. Travelers looking to explore the Caribbean in modern luxury style will find an array of new options, as THE CELEBRITY REVOLUTION accelerates to full-speed for the 2020-2021 Caribbean season.Celebrity Cruises’ newest ships, the yet-to-be-launched Celebrity Apex and the already award-winning Celebrity Edge, will join a modernized fleet […]

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 […]

Judge: Bankruptcy applies to all Puerto Rico Catholic churches

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By Eva Lloréns Vélez From Caribbean Business SAN JUAN – Federal bankruptcy Judge Edward Godoy decided Friday that Archdiocese of San Juan’s bankruptcy filing applies to all Catholic churches in Puerto Rico. This means that both the Archdiocese of Mayagüez and that of Ponce can also get relief from chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Both archdioceses […]