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<p>Bevan Springer </p>

Bevan Springer

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LIAT CEO takes office

Caribbean Connection

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua (April 24)–The newly appointed CEO of LIAT, “the Caribbean Airline,” arrived from the United Kingdom on Sunday with a promise to listen to staff to determine how to improve the regional carrier.

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Sales exec starts consulting practice

A veteran hospitality sales executive is offering high-impact sales and marketing services at affordable rates to clients in the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean.

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USVI to launch ‘Nice’ summer campaign

Caribbean Connection

The United States Virgin Islands Department of Tourism has joined forces with international music sensation Delyno “Pressure Busspipe” Brown to promote travel to the Territory this summer.

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LIAT appoints new CEO

Caribbean carrier LIAT has appointed British national David Evans as its new CEO, effective April 22.

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LIAT chairman’s book receives high praise

Caribbean Conneciton

The launch of LIAT Airlines Chairman Jean Holder’s book “Caribbean Tourism” drew regional dignitaries who lavished praise.

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P.R. property has new ‘View’

Caribbean Connection

The charming Comfort Inn and Suites hotel in Levittown, Puerto Rico, has opened a new seafood restaurant

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Caribbean mourns tourism colleague Veronica St. Louis

You know immediately when you meet a remarkable human being, and so it is that I pause to pay tribute to an accomplished woman who I met only once.

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Caribbean Week returns to NYC

Caribbean Week returns to New York City from June 1 to 8, the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has announced

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Counting it all joy

Caribbean Conneciton

Earlier this month, I experienced a bout of the flu so foreign to my system that during the ordeal, I wondered whether I would recover

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Entrepreneurship is key in the Bahamas

The path to personal and national economic growth for the most part is the same, according to a leading financial specialist.

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Caribbean tourism registers growth

ST. THOMAS (Feb. 13)–The Caribbean has recorded a rise in visitor expenditure in 2013, with the spending rate outpacing that of visitor arrivals for the first time in three years. The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), an authority on Caribbean

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Around the world for the holidays

I knew I would be doing a lot of traveling during the holidays to connect with friends and loved ones across the globe, but it was only toward the end of trip that I realized I would circle the entire planet.

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Small islands to meet in Nassau

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, in collaboration with the United Nations World Tourism Organization, will stage a two-day high-level tourism conference

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Round Hill Hotel in Jamaica earns hospitality certification

One of Jamaica’s best known and most charming resorts, Round Hill Hotel and Villas in Montego Bay, Jamaica, has earned the highly regarded Hospitality Assured certification

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Blame game unhelpful, says economist

With the new year upon us, a leading Caribbean economist has called on the region’s citizens to take charge of their personal financial destiny and waste no time with playing the “blame game,” which he says is unhelpful.

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Faith and action key in the new year

Happy New Year! It’s a brand-new year with new opportunities for renewal, refreshing and reorganizing.

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Caribbean call to strengthen agro-tourism linkage

Such local linkages, asserted Barbadian hotelier Ralph Taylor, generate several benefits: “First, tourists want to savor the local delicacies. In fact, one of the most common complaints is the dearth of local dishes.”

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Grenada Prime Minister for Caribbean Media Exchange

Grenada’s Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell will be honored by the Caribbean Media Exchange (CMEx) for contributions to the region.

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In everything, give thanks

A Happy Thanksgiving to everyone

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Life so needs the Caribbean!

I often look forward to my travels to the Caribbean

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Barbados get new Sandals

Following years of complex negotiations, the Jamaica-based Sandals Resorts has completed a major agreement with Barbados

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Caribbean Tourism Organization examines airline security

The annual Caribbean Tourism Organization State of the Industry Conference in Martinique this week will examine issues affecting the region’s bread and butter tourism industry

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Caribbean cricket stars off to the Pacific

WEST INDIES (Sept. 5)—West Indies cricket stars are stepping way out of their customary creases to go to bat for their sport on the other side of the world.

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Virgin Islanders to celebrate the Caribbean in Harlem

NEW YORK (Aug. 29)–Reggae sensation Pressure Buss Pipe will headline this weekend’s Caribbean Cultural Fest, presented by Virgin Islanders United (VIU) in the village of Harlem on Sunday, Sept. 1 from 2 to 7 p.m.

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Delta exec to visit Martinique

How important are airlines to small island states? Well, tourism is by far the largest sector for island states, and airlines fly visitors to the destinations, where they use their disposable incomes to purchase and enjoy the many vacation offerings and, in turn, feed the local economies.

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Caribbean tourism is bouncing back

”Despite today’s prevailing economic conditions, Caribbean tourism is on the rebound,” declared the head of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO).

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A political star rises in St. Lucia

ST. LUCIA (Aug. 1) – An accomplished businessman and executive with political star power has taken the helm of St. Lucia’s powerful opposition party. St. Lucia’s former tourism minister Allen Chastanet is now the leader of the main opposition United Workers Party (UWP). Chastanet, the proprietor of the Coco Palm hotel in Rodney Bay, defeated his former boss and recent Prime Minister Stephenson King in a hotly contested leadership battle at the UWP convention on Sunday.

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A political star rises in St. Lucia

ST. LUCIA (Aug. 1) – An accomplished businessman and executive with political star power has taken the helm of St. Lucia’s powerful opposition party.