October 30, 2020

Holland America Line adds more Western and Southern Caribbean cruises with return to Tampa in 2020

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Veendam will sail 18 roundtrip departures ranging from five to 14-days each from $549 per person Plus additional amenities including shipboard credit up to $800, 50% reduced deposits and more with Explore4 promotion SEATTLE, Sept. 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Holland America Line is returning to Port Tampa Bay in 2020 with a full season of 18 Caribbean cruises aboard Veendam. Adding western Caribbean and Gulf ports in Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala to the […]

The good, bad and ugly sides to Caribbean cruises: excellent island-hopping, but what about the waste?

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By Tim Pile From South China Morning Post The good Cruising is the fastest-growing sector of the tourist industry and the Caribbean is the world’s most popular cruise destination. Two dozen lines ply West Indian waters during the peak months, from December to April. Vessels range from vast floating resorts equipped with the state-of-the-art facilities […]

Curacao to become second Inter-Caribbean Airline hub

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From The Daily Herald St Maarten AIRPORT–Curaçao is set to become a second hub for Turks and Caicos-based Inter-Caribbean Airline as it assumes operations of Curaçao-based InselAir International in the coming weeks. InselAir will continue to exist, but under a new brand. Inter-Caribbean does not have air connections to the Southern Caribbean and Northern South […]

US partners with region in support of youth development, crime prevention

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From Jamaica Observer BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC) — The United States, through the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative is partnering with regional governments in an effort to stem crime and violence by focusing on at risk youths and vulnerable populations. This is according to Christopher Cushing, the Mission Director for the Eastern and Southern Caribbean, who […]

Creating a Caribbean cruising haven in Barbados

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From Cruise and Ferry Cheryl Franklin, executive director of Cruise Barbados, tells Rebecca Gibson how the organisation is working with partners to encourage cruise lines to make longer calls and bring bigger ships to Barbados Named in honour of the Bearded Fig Trees that were once found in abundance on its shores, the Caribbean island […]

Destination of the week

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The Grenadines is Your Next Caribbean Destination By SCOTT HARTBECK From Travel Pulse Dangling like a string of pearls in the Southern Caribbean, the Grenadines are home to some of the region’s most alluring islands. From St. Vincent and its vibrant Kingstown to the pristine beaches of Palm Island and Bequia, there is a spot […]

Signing of MOU of between the USAID/Eastern and Southern Caribbean Mission and the Government of Saint Lucia (GOSL)

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By Ministry of Equity, Social Justice, Empowerment, Youth Development, Sports, Culture and Local Government The United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to govern the implementation of USAID’s Youth Empowerment Services (YES) Project here in St. Lucia. The MOU deepens an ongoing partnership […]

Largest global HIV programme to benefit four Caribbean countries

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From Caribbean News Service PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Dec 12 2016 – A new project, the first and largest of its kind, is working to reduce the spread of HIV and improve health care for key populations most at risk of and already living with HIV in select Caribbean countries. The LINKAGES Project (Linkages across […]

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI)

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Today [Nov 19], during a town hall with 1000 young leaders from Latin America and the Caribbean, President Obama will announce a series of investments and new programs in support of the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) which was launched in 2015.  Through YLAI, the United States is investing in the next generation of Latin American and Caribbean leaders, […]

Antigua & Barbuda Gov’t signs MOU with University of Southern Caribbean

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From Antigua Observer Antigua & Barbuda has been told that it could be the envy of the Caribbean after being the first to implement a degree programme in special education for teachers. On Friday, the Ministry of Education signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the university, which paves the way for 50 teachers to obtain […]