Regional News Tourism 

Antigua Butler Trio Take Signature Customer Service to Bahamas

There is an important lesson that tells us, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” Sandals Resorts International through its in-depth and extensive training programmes has been ‘teaching its team members to fish’ for years now, and three young Antiguan butlers are about to use their exclusive training when they travel to help support the Sandals Royal Bahamian Luxury Resort in Nassau. Kevin Christopher, Sheldon Gomes and Daren Joseph are employed as Butlers…

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Crime & Police Regional News 

Kittitian Cricketer Nabbed with Drugs at the V.C Bird International Airport

Twenty-three year old Akeem Monsell Saunders is currently in Police custody assisting the Police in their investigations, after he was caught with a quantity of Cannabis at the airport. He arrived in Antigua on Monday aboard a Caribbean Airline Flight #459, intransit to St. Kitts on Liat Flight #521. Narcotics and Customs K9 officers were on duty at the airport and carried out a search on his suitcase and found 13 grams of cannabis hidden inside his shoe. The drugs were seized and he was arrested and taken into custody….

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Regional News Regional Travel & Tourism Tourism 

High Hopes of Rojer Inglis, LIAT’s Newly Appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

LIAT, The Caribbean Airline, announces the appointment of Mr. Rojer Inglis as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Inglis replaces Mrs. Julie Reifer-Jones who assumed the office of Chief Executive Officer in 2017. Prior to joining LIAT (1974) Ltd, Mr. Inglis was the Chief Financial Officer of National Health Insurance Plan, Turks and Caicos and has held positions at W.A.S.A. St. Lucia and Cable & Wireless Barbados Ltd. Mr. Inglis is a Chartered Certified Accountant with membership of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). He brings a wealth of experience having…

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Culture Development Education Regional News 

HAITI: Caribbean Dignity Unbowed.

The following statement is issued by the Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles. The democratic, nation-building debt the American nation owes the Caribbean, and the Haitian nation in particular that resides at its core, is not expected to be repaid but must be respected. Any nation without a nominal notion of its own making can never comprehend the forces that fashion it origins. Haiti’s Caribbean vision illuminated America’s way out of its colonial darkness. This is the debt President Trump’s America owes Toussaint L’Ouverture’s…

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Education Regional News 

UWI Marks 70 Years or Service and Leadership

For the past 70 years The University of the West Indies (The UWI) has provided service and leadership to the Caribbean region. Since its inception in 1948, The UWI has been a pivotal force in every aspect of Caribbean development; residing at the centre of all efforts to improve the well-being of our people. In 2018, The UWI celebrates its evolution from a university college in Jamaica with 33 medical students to an internationally respected regional university with near 50,000 students. With four campuses in Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago,…

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OECS Regional News 

Mexican Ambassador presents credentials to Director General of the OECS

The Ambassador of the United Mexican States to the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) His Excellency Oscar Esparza-Vargas, presented his credentials to the Director General of the OECS, Dr. Didacus Jules on Wednesday, 20 December 2017 at a short luncheon hosted by Ambassador Esparza-Vargas. In presenting his credentials H.E. Oscar Esparza-Vargas reiterated the deep friendship and commitment of Mexico to bilateral and multilateral solidarity with the Eastern Caribbean States, as well as to the ideals of integration between them embodied and implemented by the OECS. He discussed with the…

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Regional News Tourism 

Caribbean’s Tourism Return Shows It Is Open and Has Something for Everyone

Billions of people now know that the Caribbean is open because of the multifaceted, million-dollar campaign by the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA), the trade association representing the mutual interests of the cruise industry and destinations and stakeholders in the Caribbean and Latin America. The Association’s “Caribbean Is Open” campaign generated awareness, along with more than 5 billion impressions, about the majority of Caribbean destinations operating normally, unhindered by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Now that travelers again feel confident about the region and impacted destinations have recovered, the campaign is turning…

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Regional News Tourism 

Beaches Turks & Caicos Reopens Today, Sandals Grande Antigua to Follow this Sunday

Following its closure due to Hurricane Irma, Sandals Resort International is thrilled to announce that Beaches Turks & Caicos, the Caribbean’s Luxury-Included® vacation for everyone and family-focused brand, has reopened its doors this December 14th, 2017, offering guests new and exciting features. To see an exclusive preview of the newly reopened Beaches Turks & Caicos, you can visit CEO Adam Stewart’s Instagram page. “We know how important vacation time is and so we’re just delighted that Beaches Turks & Caicos is not only reopening its doors ahead of pace, but…

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CDB Regional News 

CDB approves USD76 million to boost development results in St. Kitts and Nevis

The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has announced a programme of assistance of USD76.2 million for St. Kitts and Nevis over the period 2017 to 2021. Today, the Bank’s Board of Directors approved the new strategy, which will support economic and social development, environmental protection and infrastructure enhancement. “This programme will support the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis in maximising its development potential. It is designed to help the country diversify its economy and increase its exports, while addressing challenges related to skills and productivity, competitiveness, social issues, gender and…

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Disaster Management Regional News 

UNDP Regional Director “Fully Committed” to Recovery in Antigua & Barbuda

In her first Mission to Antigua and Barbuda after Hurricane Irma, UN Assistant Secretary-General and UN Development Programme (UNDP) Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean Jessica Faieta showed a strong commitment to support recovery efforts in Barbuda. During a two-day mission that finalized yesterday, Ms. Faieta met with Prime Minister Gaston Browne, and discussed immediate and long-term support from UNDP to help “Barbudans get back home” with a home repair initiative. She reiterated UNDP’s commitment to the people and Government of Antigua and Barbuda. A Building Damage Assessment…

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