September 28, 2020

St Maarten wins big in Caribbean Readers’ Choice Awards

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NEW YORK, USA – St Maarten received seven distinctions in USA Today’s 2019 Ten Best Caribbean Readers’ Choice Awards. The Friendly Island and several of its stakeholders were acknowledged across six categories, including “Best Island for Romance,” “Best Caribbean Restaurant” (Bistrot Caraïbes and Emilio’s) and “Best Caribbean Attraction” (Rainforest Adventures). The island was nominated for […]

Caribbean cruise ports you should avoid

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By Chris Owen From Cruise Fever Some Caribbean islands are better to visit than others. Some will resonate with us while others won’t based on a number of factors. Consideration of these factors will help travelers choose and enable marvelous memories from our travels. Save Beach-Focused Ports Because You Burn Easy That’s a good reason […]

TT, the bright spot in RBC Caribbean operations

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From Newsday TT This country has proved to be a bright spot in RBC Caribbean’s operations, with the local bank posting a net income of $191.3 million for the financial year ending October 2017, a whopping 59 percent increase over the previous year’s $119.8 million. The overall Caribbean performance, on the other hand, was $520.2 […]

4 cruise ports closed indefinitely due to damage caused by Hurricane Irma

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By Ben Souza From Cruise Fever Four popular cruise ports, including the top two ports in 2016, are closed indefinitely to cruise ships due to damage caused by Hurricane Irma. Since so many of our readers have asked about the different cruise ports in the Caribbean and which ones were affected by the storm, here […]

ANTIGUA – LIAT expects losses in excess of EC$ 6 million as a result of Irma

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From Caribbean News Service Hurricane Irma will have a negative impact on LIAT of EC$6 million through to the end of the year, Chief Executive Officer Julie Reifer-Jones said Wednesday. “Regional travel is very dependent on the state of the economies of the region. Events like this always have a negative impact on the countries […]

Over one hundred Guyanese awaiting deportation, but government won’t finance their return

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By Andrea Fernandes Guyana Guardian From Caribbean News Now GEORGETOWN, Guyana — Dozens of Guyanese who are stuck in prisons abroad, particularly in Trinidad, Barbados, St Maarten, and across the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), are pleading with the Guyana government to help them in their quest to return home. Their pleas were made […]

Students create mobile app to solve a transport problem

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From The Daily Herald St Maarten CAY HILL–Some fifty students of various high and primary schools in St. Maarten completed a two-week science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)-based summer camp technology hackathon at National Institute for Professional Advancement (NIPA) in Cay Hill on Friday. The hackathon began on July 10. The event focused on engaging […]

Why and how airlines, resorts and governments should cooperate for a common goal

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From Caribbean News Now PHILLIPSBURG, St Maarten — Caribbean aviation attorney, Bryan P. Winters, will present a lecture entitled “Why and how airlines, resorts and tourism boards should cooperate for a common goal” during the second annual Caribbean Aviation Meetup in St Maarten from June 13 to 15. Winters will be sharing lessons he has […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events

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  Register for the Cayman Islands DG’s 5K Challenge Registration for the 2017 Deputy Governor’s 5K Challenge is open on the CaymanActive website www.caymanactive.com/dg5k. Led by Deputy Governor Franz Manderson, the event aims to raise $60,000 for the YMCA of the Cayman Islands. The DG’s 5K Challenge is being held on Cayman Brac on Sunday, […]

There are reasons to be positive for future Caribbean connectivity

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From Routesonline Intra-Caribbean air traffic is faced with a burdensome tax environment, yet despite the tough operating conditions the situation is looking brighter. A region resplendent with beaches, sunshine and worldclass hospitality does not sound as if it would need to do too much work to attract air services. But the Caribbean has not been as well-served as might be expected. […]