Tourism

UWI Open Campus ScholarShip Cruises the Caribbean

The Open Campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) is launching its second ‘ScholarShip’ Cruise and Learn Adventure series scheduled for April 6 to 17, 2014 aboard the Coral Princess from the elegant Princess Cruises Line. “We’re continuing our tradition of linking the Caribbean through innovative activities in higher education,” said  UWI Open …

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Great Huts – An Afro-Caribbean Tourist Resort

After a quarter of a million US dollar upgrade, Great Huts, one of Jamaica’s most distinctive resorts, has something new for visitors seeking an Afro-Caribbean vacation in a rustic setting this spring and summer. The Jamaican resort opened its brand new Queen of Sheba and African Sunrise huts as part of its renovation of the …

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Editor, author and writer with career spanning print, radio, television and new media.

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The Cure from the Sea

As the Caribbean grapples with its biggest decline in tourism, in sails Royal Caribbean International’s behemoth, Oasis of the Seas, with its mega proportions and economic promise. But is this a sailing knight in shining armour or just another wooden horse? There are many who think that the Caribbean building its economy on tourism is …

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Mark Lee

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Editor, author and writer with career spanning print, radio, television and new media.

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Barbados Responds to World Economic Crisis with Tourism Excellence

Hotel and restaurants workers across Barbados are being encouraged to respond to the present global financial slowdown with excellence. This was the theme of a productivity and wellness seminar held in their honour at Solidarity House, the home of the Barbados Workers Union, to launch the 24th annual Hotel and Restaurant Workers Week. Delivering the …

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Mark Lee

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Editor, author and writer with career spanning print, radio, television and new media.

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Six CARICOM Countries Seek IMF Support

Caught between a rock and rough seas, six CARICOM countries have sought IMF financial assistance in response to the downturn in tourism receipts and other setbacks. St. Vincent and the Grenadines (followed by Dominica and St. Lucia) is the first country in the Western Hemisphere to request a drawing under the Fund’s Exogenous Shock Facility, while, Grenada, Belize and St Kitts and Nevis have sought other types of support.

Mark Lee

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Editor, author and writer with career spanning print, radio, television and new media.

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re-DISCOVER the Caribbean in 2009

Intra-Caribbean tourism is getting a push with the sixth annual re-DISCOVER the Caribbean Show taking place on Friday April 24 and Saturday April 25, 2009 at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Conference Centre in Barbados. Over 100 exhibitors representing 20 Caribbean destinations, including representatives from Belize for the first time, will be taking part. Participants will …

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Barbados Leading the Way In Medical Tourism

The term ‘medical tourism’ is now being widely used for people who travel to another country for medical treatment. Barbados has long been established as a tourist destination, but now is also on the map for providing exceptional medical treatment as well, all thanks to Barbados Fertility Centre. Since 2002, the medical team at Barbados …

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Ground Broken for Montego Bay Convention Centre

Ground has been broken for the Chinese government-funded construction of a convention centre in Jamaica’s tourism mecca of Montego Bay, which when completed should be a fillip to the island’s important foreign exchange earning sector. “For Jamaica it is a significant development. For tourism stakeholders, a dream come true,” Prime Minister Bruce Golding said in …

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Treasure Beach, Jamaica Home to an IIPT Peace Park

Jason Henzel, owner of Jakes Village and founder of BREDS Foundation (a non-profit charity) fulfilled his promise to Lou DAmore, Founder and President, International Institute for Peace through Tourism and to the Treasure Beach community on September 21, 2008, International Day of Peace, with the launch of the IIPT Desmond Henry Global Peace Park in …

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Editor, author and writer with career spanning print, radio, television and new media.

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Caribbean Tourism Soars Again

Fasten your seat belts … here we go again! Tourism has caught the attention of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) heads of government – and we’re not sure if it’s again or at long last. At their meeting in Antigua at the beginning of the month, the heads “devoted the first business day to discussion with …

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Editor, author and writer with career spanning print, radio, television and new media.

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Jealousy in Jamaica’s tourism industry?

“Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce President Pauline Reid to Lobby Government to reconsider completing second city’s stalled deep water improvement project prior to giving go ahead for Falmouth pier development Plan,” or so the headlines read. Ms. Reid’s recent comments which have been widely reported in the media were thought-provoking, considering the vast potential for …

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