November 21, 2019

Bermuda and Turks & Caicos cautiously optimistic about CARIFTA 2019

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Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands – Bermuda and the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) are expressing cautious optimism going into the 48th CARIFTA Games which take place over Easter weekend at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex. Bermudians were hoping Sakari Famous would win a brighter colour medal for them at this year’s Games but Famous, who […]

Conch is making a comeback in Turks & Caicos

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By Adrienne Jordan From Forbes The edible marine snail with beautiful conical shells are found throughout the Caribbean, but especially in abundance in the Turks & Caicos. The peach-and-cream colored conch are so popular, it is even illustrated on the country’s national flag.ARTICLE CONTINUES AFTER ADVERTISEMENT “Piranha Cove is one of the best places in […]

Turks & Caicos economy tops the Caribbean

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By Hayden Boyce, From Turks & Caicos Sun The Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) economy recorded the second best performance in the Caribbean region in 2017 and is expected to have “strong growth” in 2018, despite being hit by back-to-back hurricanes last September and experiencing sluggish tourism numbers in recent months. According to a top […]

Dearth of midscale hotels prompts Caribbean Governments to seek developers

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From Curacao Chronicle The recent hurricanes that impacted the Caribbean could scare off some investors from developing hotels, but the region is rapidly recovering from the destruction, and most islands were not affected badly at all. At this year’s Caribbean Hotel Investment Conference and Operations Summit, held at the Hamilton Princess and Beach Club, industry and local experts […]

Here’s what you should know before planning a trip to the Caribbean this winter

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Mark Matousek From Business Insider Despite the damage done by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, many of the islands in the Caribbean are open for tourism this winter. AAA recommends that tourists remain aware of conditions that might affect their travel and use an agent to ensure a painless vacation experience. Luxury travel advisor Jaclyn Sienna […]

Island Routes named Caribbean’s Leading Adventure Tour Operator for fifth consecutive year

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Jamaican born Tour Company named best in the Caribbean Montego Bay, Jamaica – Island Routes Caribbean Adventures, the region’s fastest growing tour operator and destination management company, has been named the Caribbean’s Leading Adventure Tour Operator for the fifth consecutive year by the World Travel Awards. Established in Jamaica just eight years ago, the company […]

Bermuda: RBR relief on way to Turks & Caicos

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From Royal Gazette National Security Minister Wayne Caines told MPs today that a Royal Bermuda Regiment contingent left Bermuda this afternoon to help in relief efforts in hurricane-hammered Turks & Caicos. Mr Caines, a former officer in the RBR, said: “This call for aid could not go unheard. “Bermudians of every walk of life can […]

‘We may not be able to rescue residents in a timely manner.’ Turks & Caicos hit by Hurricane Irma

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By Kate Samuelson From Fortune The low-lying Turks and Caicos Islands in the Caribbean Sea, southeast of the Bahamas, have been hit by Hurricane Irma as the now Category 4 storm continues to move north-westwards towards Florida. Communications went down on the small groups of islands — which have a population of just over 50,000, […]

Team Cayman Islands excel in cook contest

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First-time entrants, Team Cayman Islands placed second overall in the Caribbean Junior Duelling Challenge at the CARIFESTA event in Barbados (24 to 26 August 2017). The Ministry of Education Youth, Sports, Agriculture, and Lands (MEYSAL) was proud to be a platinum sponsor for the team and happy to provide this opportunity for the students to […]

The Editor Speaks: Did we get dropped by British Airways?

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British Airways From The Dots Mark Leary for British Airways / BBH London BBH commissioned Mark to photograph British Airways’ new ‘Call of the Caribbean’ campaign. Shooting 8 islands in just sixteen days, the brief was to visually arrest the senses, capturing the vibrancy and unique character of each island to present the Caribbean as […]