Caribbean Connection


USVI Road March champs to perform at NABJ

U.S. Virgin Islands’ Carnival Road March winners Spectrum Band has been confirmed as the official house band for the upcoming National Association of Black Journalists Convention and Career Fair to be held in Detroit, from Aug. 1 to Aug. 5, ...

Impact of Britain’s air taxes should guide Caribbean

BARBADOS (July 5, 2018)—The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association strongly urged governments in the region to consider carefully the impact of leveling high air travel-related taxes and fees on travel demand as they wrestle with balancing budgets.

Jamaica keeping up immigration pressure on UK

Responding to calls from British authorities to furnish them with information relating to anyone who might have been deported to the Caribbean unfairly, authorities in Jamaica have begun an earnest island search to locate those affected by what critics call ...

Spirit to start new flights to St. Thomas

n the heels of the launch of new service between Fort Lauderdale and St. Croix, Spirit Airlines has announced even more flights to the U.S. Virgin Islands from the Sunshine State.

Immigrants,Depression and Suicide

June 9, 2018, days after the suicides of famous designer Kate Spade, and chef and travel show host Anthony Bourdain, it was reported that an immigrant attempting to cross the U.S. border and separated from his family had killed himself ...

CARICOM unhappy with single market and economy system

Leaders, former leaders and top officials from across the Caribbean assembled in Guyana last week to review the state of play, progress and problems associated with the decades-old Caribbean Single Market and Economy system, and most said the slow pace ...

Mango Madness returns to Anse Chastanet

Guests at St. Lucia’s luxury resort Anse Chastanet are in for a special treat when Mango Madness returns from June 13 to June 17, 2018.

Caribbean hoteliers advised to become GDPR compliant

Caribbean hoteliers are being advised to ensure European Union General Data Protection Regulation compliance.

Caribbean hospitality forum offers critical chance to learn

Produced by the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association, CHIEF is a high-level forum for hospitality education with interactive workshops, panel discussions and the sharing of best practices.

Caribbean wants formal talks with Trump

The seemingly chaotic nature of American foreign policy and limited engagement between Caribbean officials and people of influence in Washington are among factors pushing regional leaders for a summit with President Donald Trump, sooner rather than later.

Comfort Suites Paradise Island reports strong winter performance

With a focus on family travel for 2018, a popular hotel on Paradise Island in the Bahamas is reporting strong performance this winter season.

Miami forum to focus on unity and innovation

The fourth annual Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum, the premier educational forum for Caribbean hospitality and tourism professionals, is slated for June 22 to June 24, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency in Miami.

USVI to expand cruise tourism

With innovative thinking, leadership and continued public-private sector collaboration, the U.S. Virgin Islands has a good opportunity to further develop its cruise tourism sector.

Delicate spinal surgery in the Caribbean saves woman from paralysis

Neurosurgeons at Health City Cayman Islands have restored a patient’s ability to walk by removing a tumor embedded within her spinal cord in a highly complicated operation in the Caribbean.

Hotel executive applauds Caribbean women, wants obstacles addressed

A prominent Caribbean tourism leader is calling on the region’s leaders to pay more attention to the need to protect and support women working in tourism, the region’s biggest money earner.