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Choice Hotels appoints new Caribbean director

Choice Hotels International, one of the world’s largest hotel companies, has assigned Atlanta-based hospitality executive Dennis Wynn to oversee the lodging company’s franchise sales efforts in the Caribbean.

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St. Lucian chef appointed culinary ambassador

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Chef Nina Compton, first runner-up and fan favorite in the “Top Chef New Orleans” series, plans to put the Eastern Caribbean island of St. Lucia on the culinary map.  Recently appointed as the first culinary ambassador of St. Lucia, the Caribbean chef hopes to lure legions of foodies and visitors to the island with promises of indigenous ingredients and forward-thinking food producers.

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Julian Rogers gets high honor

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Distinguished Barbadian journalist Julian Rogers has been appointed to the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for his outstanding contributions to journalism in the Caribbean.

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President Obama salutes Caribbean-Americans

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The president of the United States honored the contributions of Caribbean-Americans on the occasion of National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, which began this week.

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Bahamas has new tourism chief

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Joy Ann Jibrilu is the new Director General of Tourism of the Bahamas, replacing 30 year-tourism veteran David Johnson, who will become the new chief executive officer of the Hotel Corporation of the Bahamas and lead that organization’s transition to the Tourism Development Corporation.

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JetBlue launches more Caribbean flights

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JetBlue Airways has launched four new nonstop routes to the Caribbean as it expands its reach throughout the region.

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Progress on Caribbean tourism marketing

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The Caribbean Tourism Development Company’s (CTDC) website, CaribbeanTravel.com, is making significant strides in promoting the region to the world.

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LIAT calls for lower taxes

The newly appointed CEO of LIAT, the Caribbean Airline, believes a reduction in taxation on intraregional travel will help increase revenues for the governments of the Caribbean

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John Lynch exits office

John Lynch, Jamaica’s director of tourism, is leaving office in a month’s time.

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LIAT CEO takes office

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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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