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Caribbean keeps up reparations pressure

Caribbean Community nations are raising awareness about reparations among member nations and keeping up pressure on Western nations such as Britain and France to agree to make reparation payments for the horrific trans-Atlantic slave trade.

U.S. Virgin Islands supports young culinary talent

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS (Nov. 3, 2016)—Committed to community outreach and the enhancement of the tourism product in the territory, the United States Virgin Islands Department of Tourism is supporting young culinary talent during the second annual Restaurant Week with the ...

Mixed fortunes for Antigua, Grenada with Caribbean appeals court

A Trinidad-based Caribbean appeals court has been in operation for nearly 12 years, but fewer than half of the countries of the 15-nation Caribbean Community bloc of nations have signed on as members.

Caribbean hotelier receives ICABA Pinnacle Award

Leading Caribbean hotelier Karolin Troubetzkoy captured the Pinnacle Award at the International Career and Business Alliance Salute to Caribbean Excellence Awards event at The Tower Club in Fort Lauderdale over the weekend.

More Americans likely care more about sexual assault than illegal immigrants

In light of Donald Trump’s hot mic debacle, aka “Pussygate,” the spotlight has been put squarely —as it should—on the issue of sexual assault and misogyny.

Tiny Caribbean nation being bullied by the US

A tiny, tourism dependent nation in the Eastern Caribbean is openly accusing the U.S. of persistently bullying it into submission, largely because the island took Washington to the international trade court and won in a bitter and ongoing row over ...

Support for Haiti and the Bahamas

The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association is urging the region’s tourism industry stakeholders to assist with both immediate and sustained relief efforts to support the people of Haiti and parts of the Bahamas, which were hardest hit by Hurricane Mathew ...

How any immigrant or person of color can support Trump is beyond comprehension!

In the days leading up to the U.S. presidential debate of Sept. 26, 2016, I was left speechless by the announcement from a group of Black Haitian immigrants in Miami, and later Jamaican reggae singer Etana, that they were voting ...

Major storm troubles Caribbean

One of the worst storms to have hit the Caribbean in about a decade is being blamed for at least two deaths in Haiti and infrastructural damage in a number of countries, including Barbados and Jamaica, as people in Cuba, ...

New director of communications in U.S. Virgin Islands

Alani Henneman-Todman has been appointed the new director of the Communications Division for the United States Virgin Islands Department of Tourism.

New immigration option opens up for foreign-born entrepreneurs

For once there is some good news to report on the immigration front—an option that could help, not harm immigrants, especially those with the entrepreneurial spirit.

Violent crime spirals in Trinidad—Government, opposition meet

In a rare show of political unity, government and the main opposition party in Trinidad met to discuss the island’s escalating crime situation, as murders averaged one a day in the oil-rich republic and as fears of a worsening situation ...

Anticipation building for tourism exchange

MIAMI (Aug. 4, 2016)—The Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum is generating a healthy buzz as it approaches its second conference, slated for Sept. 30 to Oct. 2, 2016, at El Conquistador Resort, a Waldorf Astoria Resort, in Puerto Rico.

U.S. Virgin Islands launches family reunion promotion

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS (July 28, 2016)—The United States Virgin Islands Department of Tourism is encouraging Virgin Islanders living outside the territory to come back home to reunite with their loved ones.

Trinidad and Jamaica move to sort out major row

Trinidad and Jamaica, two of the more influential members of the Caribbean trade bloc, began talks in Jamaica this week, mostly to sort out fears among Jamaicans that authorities in Trinidad are biased against them and usually turn them away ...