November 13, 2019

Destinations of the week

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11 Luxury Destinations That Are Cheaper Than You Think By Ashley Rossi From Smarter Travel Luxury doesn’t have to mean expensive, especially in a destination with a favorable exchange rate. If beachfront villas and fine dining without the five-star price tag is more your travel style, consider these 11 luxury destinations and hotels around the […]

Maldives government refuses to obey court order to release prisoners

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From News & Star UK Protests have spilled into the streets of the capital, Male, and soldiers in riot gear have stopped MPs from entering the parliament building. The surprise judicial ruling last week has led to an increasingly tense stand-off between the supreme court and the government of President Yameen Abdul Gayoom. Protests have […]

Chinese company starts building housing project in Maldives

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From Xinhu WUHAN, Nov. 20 (Xinhua) — Construction has started on 7,000 affordable houses in Hulhumale, a reclaimed island in Maldives, said China Construction Third Engineering Bureau Co., Ltd. “We have won the contract with our strong design and construction capacity. We also highlighted environmental protection in housing designs and won recognition of local firms,” […]

Overwater bungalow face off: Tahiti vs. Maldives vs. the Caribbean

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By Audrey St. Clair From Islands Each destination boasts overwater bungalows, but which one is right for you? The Maldives, the Caribbean and the Islands of Tahiti all boast overwater bungalows, but each destination offers a different experience. We zero in on what makes them unique so you can spend those long-awaited vacation days in […]

Cayman Islands’ first solar farm operational

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By Michael Bloch From Solar Quotes Cayman Islands Celebrates First Utility Scale Solar Power Project While it may not be huge project by some standards, the official commissioning of the first solar farm in the Cayman Islands has been called a historic event. Earlier this week, the 5MW Bodden Town Solar Farm was symbolically switched […]

Maldives denies sale of islands to Saudi

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From Middle East Online Government denies plans to sell cluster of small islands to Saudi following opposition protests. MALÉ – The Maldives government on Wednesday denied it was selling a cluster of small islands to Saudi Arabia, following opposition protests against such a deal, but said it was seeking foreign investment to develop the area. […]

Hon. Edmund Bartlett wins World Travel Award

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From South Florida Caribbean News Minister Bartlett Receives World Travel Award for Outstanding Services to Travel KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett received the distinctive award of World’s Leading Personality for Outstanding Services to Travel, at the 23rd Annual World Travel Awards (WTA) Grand Final held in the Maldives, Southern Asia […]

Commonwealth’s new boss is spending appalling amounts of public money

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By Guy Adams For Daily Mail UK Fit for public office? Dubbed Baroness Shameless for cosy links with evil tyrannies, the Commonwealth’s new boss is spending appalling amounts of public money self-promoting herself and chums Baroness Scotland of Asthal is head of body that runs the Commonwealth Labour peer added friends and political allies to […]

Cayman Islands #1 place in World to Scuba Dive says Coastal Living

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By Tanya G. Burnett From Coastal Living 15 Top Places to Scuba Dive in the World Underwater photographer Tanya G. Burnett shares her list of the most unique, unforgettable diving destinations around the world. Cayman Islands The Cayman trio of Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, and Little Cayman have long catered to Caribbean dive enthusiasts. Grand […]

Shifting rainy season wreaks havoc on Barbuda’s crops

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From Caribbean360 Highlands, Barbuda, IPS – Water rationing has become a way of life for the 1,800 residents of the tiny island of Barbuda, which has been experiencing prolonged dry periods, especially in the Highlands area near the main agricultural lands. Marine biologist John Mussington told IPS the problem is that the wet period has […]