November 19, 2019

Tourism leaders to be recognised at Leadership Awards in Miami

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MIAMI (November 3, 2019) – Three respected Caribbean tourism leaders will be recognized for their leadership achievements at the 2019 Caribbean Media Exchange (CMEx) Leadership Awards slated for December 14 in Miami. Muriel Wiltord, Director of The Americas for the Martinique Promotion Bureau; Commissioner of Tourism of the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) Joseph Boschulte; and […]

Tenacious Dorian heads for Puerto Rico; Bahamas and Florida could be next

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By Bob Henson Aug 27 2019 7:07 PM EDT From Weather Channel Nudged on all sides by a grab bag of influences, Tropical Storm Dorian has held its own, working its way into the eastern Caribbean after passing near Barbados and over St. Lucia. Dorian is likely to move across Puerto Rico as a tropical […]

Urgent Care Center to Open in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands during the fourth quarter of 2019 with ProHealth Urgent Care and Baptist Health International

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Do you know the difference between urgent care and emergency room? We think you should! Instead of spending unnecessary time in a hospital emergency room for minor injuries and illness, urgent care centers offer an alternative without sacrificing the level of care. The difference between the two is simple – if you fear your illness […]

‘Awaken and unleash our innovative capacity’: BVI must become more self-reliant

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Address by Premier of the British Virgin Islands in honour of Territory Day Saturday, July 6, 2019 — Premier of the British Virgin Islands (BVI), Hon. Andrew A Fahie, has urged citizens to unite and set about the task of making the Territory more self-reliant.  Premier Fahie made the appeal as he delivered remarks at the […]

The tourism goals of the U.S. Virgin Islands

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By Gay Nagle Myers From Travel Weekly The U.S. Virgin Islands is determined to position itself as the top tourism destination in the Caribbean in terms of visitor arrivals, according to Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. During a recent address to cruise industry leaders at a Miami conference, Bryan said that positioning the USVI as the […]

Quotable Caribbean – Jan 20 2019

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This past year reminded us of how resilient our people and our industry are, as a number of the region’s destinations and hotels bounced back from unparalleled destruction in 2017, rebuilding smarter, better and sometimes bigger. We got a peek into the future as over 5,000 new hotels rooms came online regionally in 2018 with over 25,000 more in […]

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 […]

Superyacht AVALON opens for Caribbean charters

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BY REBECCA BRADBURY From Yacht Charter Fleet The 46m/151ft motor yacht AVALON from Delta Marine is now available for charter in Caribbean hotspots such as Antigua and the Virgin Islands. Luxurious outdoor areas, a stylish interior and an array of modern entertainment facilities make AVALON a top charter choice for winter getaways to the Caribbean. […]

President Bill Clinton to visit Saint Lucia this week

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From St Lucia Times Former United States President, Bill Clinton is to visit Saint Lucia, it has been announced. The visit will form part of the Clinton Foundation’s efforts to work with Caribbean islands to empower them to build back better, grow their economies, improve public health, implement renewable energy, and become more resilient, a […]

A hurricane sends Kenny Chesney on a new musical mission

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By Kristin M. Hall  From Pittsburgh Courier NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — At Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field this June, Kenny Chesney flew in a large group of VIP guests to visit with him before performing for some 55,000 fans. They weren’t music industry bigwigs. They were school children and teachers from the U.S. Virgin Islands, where […]