January 17, 2020

Best cruises

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The Best Cruises To Take In 2020, According To Conde Nast Traveler From Business Insider New Orleans round trip to the Caribbean on the Norwegian Getaway Copenhagen, Denmark, to Stockholm, Sweden, on the Oceania Marina Papeete, Tahiti, to Auckland, New Zealand on the Crystal Serenity Cairo round trip on the Viking Ra Lisbon, Portugal, to […]

5 must-see New Year’s Firework displays

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From eating 12 grapes and picking the right underwear color to chasing firework shows, New Year’s Eve is filled with a variety of family traditions passed down from generation to generation. This year take advantage of new beginnings to take your family traditions to the next level by exploring new destinations and enjoying a firework […]

A romantic getaway

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5 Destinations for a Romantic Getaway Romance can be found almost anywhere: In the mountains, by the ocean, and on the road. With a little planning and on-the-spot spontaneity, you and your significant other can escape to a romantic and unforgettable weekend getaway. Whether you prefer the beach or immersing yourself into the history of […]

James Patterson will preview his next novel in Facebook Messenger

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By AJ Dellinger From engadget James Patterson, the best-selling book factory in human form, is letting readers interact with the characters from his upcoming novel The Chef by speaking to them through Facebook Messenger. Starting October 30th, you’ll be able to receive video and sound clips from characters via Facebook’s massively popular messaging platform, according […]

It is pretty much impossible to ‘fall’ off a cruise ship

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By Dianne Newcomer From The New Star “I feel very lucky to be alive,” said the British woman  rescued from the Adriatic Sea after falling from the Norwegian Star cruise ship a couple weeks ago. Her story of surviving 10 hours in the sea at night was amazing — almost as amazing to me as […]

Why music lovers should visit the Caribbean

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By MARK ROGERS From TravelAge West For many travel agents, Caribbean music is probably considered to be a “value add” to a Caribbean vacation. For millennials, this isn’t necessarily the case. A new eye-opening survey shows many millennials note music as the determining factor in where they choose to vacation. An April 2018 survey of […]

Caribbean fest expands this year with a wider focus on food, music, culture

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BY SARAH RAVITS From The Advocate Celebrating the deep roots of “the northernmost Caribbean city,” NOLA Caribbean Festival is back for the seventh year with a more regional focus and a full slate of cuisine, music, dance and culture. Founder and organizer Joel Hitchcock Tilton has spent the past year rebranding and expanding the festival, […]

Hampton University in Virginia to launch the Center for Caribbean Health Research

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From JBHE Hampton University, the historically Black educational institution in Virginia, has announced the establishment of the Center for Caribbean Health Research on campus. The center will strive to eliminate health disparities in Caribbean nations and also for diaspora populations in the United States. Hampton University is partnering with the University of the Bahamas, St. […]

The Editor Speaks: Fat Tuesday

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It’s been quite a few days here in the Cayman Islands: Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday), Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day. I have already mentioned Ash and Valentine so I am going to concentrate on Fat Tuesday, also known as Shrove Tuesday and Mardi Gras. It ends the Christian Season of Epiphany that starts with Three […]

Caribbean Music Pedagogy Workshops Summer 2018

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From The Caribbean Commons This is an intensive week-long professional development workshop designed to help eradicate systemic racism in the field of music by getting teachers and artists to think consciously about their approaches to teaching and performing music. The workshop is taught from a Caribbean perspective and offer strategies for teaching musical traditions that […]