November 12, 2019

List of Top 2019 International Summer Destinations holds surprises

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From Travel Pulse It looks like Americans are choosing to stay closer to home this summer travel season. Recent data from Allianz Global Assistance has resulted in some surprising news when it comes to global travel hotspots. In Allianz’s recent analysis of customers’ trips planned for this summer (May 24, 2019 through September 3, 2019), the results found […]

Exploring the Caribbean: Where to go and what to do?

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f you think that the Caribbean is just lying on the white beaches and drinking cocktails while listening to the typical Caribbean music in the background, you are wrong. The Caribbean is so much more than that. There is something for everybody there, from climbing the mountain peaks to swimming in the shining reefs. It […]

Safest Caribbean Islands

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10 of the safest Caribbean Islands (And where to stay!) By Christy Woodrow From Ordinary Traveler Due to the beautiful weather, laid-back ocean vibes, and great activities, the Caribbean is a region that I find myself returning to time and time again. However, not all Caribbean islands are created equal in terms of safety, and […]

Hilton announces plans for Embassy Suites by Hilton Hotel in Aruba

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MCLEAN, Va. – March 12, 2019 – Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announces plans to debut the upscale, all-suite Embassy Suites by Hilton brand in Aruba in 2021, following a management agreement with Natura Development II N.V.  Scheduled to open in mid-2021, the new-build 330-suite oceanfront Embassy Suites by Hilton Aruba Resort marks Hilton’s second hotel on the island and reinforces the […]

PDVSA’s angry creditors are prowling the Caribbean for oil to seize

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By Lucia Kassai, Sheela Tobben & Ezra Fieser From Bloomberg Laden with 400,000 barrels of Venezuelan oil, the Icaro sits in the azure waters of the Caribbean just off the Dutch island of Curacao. It’s been there more than a month, and it’s not going anywhere until state-owned oil companyPDVSA pays its bills. The Icaro has […]

The Caribbean must awaken to sea-level rise threat — South Florida can help

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From Travel Trade Caribbean In South Florida, thanks to the foresight of local leaders, sea-level rise and climate change are being tackled regionally — Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties formed the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact a decade ago to share wisdom and best practices toward a common goal: Stop rising seas […]

Caribbean Islands can expect greater influx of Venezuelans

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From Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – Aruba and Curaçao must be prepared for even more refugees from Venezuela. In Aruba, Curaçao, the Dominican Republic, Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago together there are now an estimated 147,000 Venezuelan migrants. That number will rise to 220,000 next year, the UN refugee organization UNHCR expects. Venezuela, which is only a […]

Dreamy Weddings Shortlisted For Caribbean Wedding Awards

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  From the St. Kitts Tourism Authority Friday, August 24, 2018 — Basseterre, St. Kitts – Dreamy Weddings & Tours Inc, based in the island of St. Kitts, a leading Caribbean destination wedding planner, has been shortlisted for two of the 2018 Caribbean Wedding Industry Awards (CWIA) under the categories of “Caribbean Wedding Planner of […]

Library Director Monique Alberts President of the Caribbean Library Association

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From Soualiga NewsDay SINT MAARTEN/DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – Director of Sint Maarten’s Philipsburg Jubilee Library Monique Alberts received the president’s gavel of Acuril, the Caribbean Library Association for the year 2018-2019. The change of board took place on June 7th during the annual Acuril conference in the Dominican Republic. Monique Alberts represents the Dutch Caribbean Library […]

Metal Shark delivers patrol boats to Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard

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By Ken Hocke From Work Boat New patrol boats will be the Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard’s main interceptors. Metal Shark photo Four new high speed patrol boats manufactured by Metal Shark for the Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard (DCCG) have been commissioned on the island of Curacao. The new vessels are the first to be delivered to […]