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Bevan Springer

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Jamaica scores big with ad

NEW YORK (March 7)--The Jamaica Tourist Board scored a public relations coup following the airing...

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St. Croix hosts two festivals this weekend

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS (Feb. 14)--St. Croix will be swinging this weekend as it hosts the...

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Grammy star R. Kelly set for St. Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival

NEW YORK (Feb. 7)-A leading Caribbean music festival has a new name and a new...

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Granny ends her innings

NEW YORK (Jan. 31)--Last weekend, the matriarch of our family departed after many long and...

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Rev. Bernard mulls mayoral run

NEW YORK (Jan. 10)--Could the next mayor of New York City be an African-American preacher...

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Christmas holidays inspire teamwork on the road

DUBAI (Dec. 20)--It's Christmas, the time when we once again remember the miraculous birth of...

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All things are possible

DUBAI (Dec. 13)--With a fortnight to go before we close out another year, many have...

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Good friends met along the way

DUBAI (Dec. 6)--This week I am off on another west-east journey to meet up with...

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Sandals Resorts opening in Grenada

NEW YORK (Nov. 15)--Sandals Resorts, the popular Caribbean all-inclusive resort chain, is opening its doors...

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Rally round the West Indies

NEW YORK (Nov. 1)--The power of the West Indies brand is impressive, especially when promoting...

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USVI tourism chief to lead regional body

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts (Oct. 18)--The new chairman of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) is Beverly...

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Me and my blanket

SKY HIGH (Oct. 11)--After crossing the globe this week on the new, double-decker Airbus A300-800...

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A Trini in the desert: Investing in lives and livelihoods

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (Sept. 20)--The Caribbean can learn a lot from the Gulf states...

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Grenada launches Kirani James travel campaign

NEW YORK (Sept. 13)--The Caribbean island of Grenada made international headlines at this summer's London...

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Haiti seeking the spotlight

NEW YORK (Sept. 6, 2012)--The Caribbean nation of Haiti is elevating its tourism marketing with...

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South Florida salute to Caribbean-Americans

NEW YORK (July 5, 2012)--I am back from yet another whirlwind, stimulating, inspiring trip, this...

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Anguilla stages first lit fest

NEW YORK (July 26, 2012)--My recent travels took me to the British dependency of Anguilla...

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New markets for Caribbean tourism?

NEW YORK (Aug. 2, 2012)--There is just too much global competition in the agricultural sector,...

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Virgin Islanders to energize New York City this weekend

NEW YORK (Aug. 30, 2012)--It's Carnival time again in New York, and all roads are...

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Restoring my faith

NEW YORK--I recently made a 12-hour aerial trek from New York to the Middle East...

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Tourism group celebrates 50 years, announces new lineup

NEW YORK (June 21, 2012)--The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), one of the region's...

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Remembering Marcella Martinez in New York

NEW YORK (June 14, 2012)--Last week, I was privileged to give grateful thanks to a...

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Anguilla set for Lit Fest

NEW YORK (May 24, 2012)--The stage is set for the first Anguilla Lit Fest: A...

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Jamaica: Come home for Golden Jubilee

NEW YORK--Jamaica will be jumping for a year with a panoply of events celebrating its...

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Jamaica's Butch Stewart picks Almond in Barbados

NEW YORK (April 12, 2012)--Caribbean tourism czar Gordon "Butch" Stewart is shining his suit of...

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The Caribbean--a sea of letters

NEW YORK (April 5, 2012)--Jamaica and Anguilla will each host Caribbean literature festivals over the...

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Caribbean Week in New York

NEW YORK, NY (April 26, 2012)--Summer will again be ushered in for New Yorkers by...

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Caribbean tourism chiefs to gather in U.S. Virgin Islands

ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands (March 22, 2012)--The Caribbean's tourism leaders will assemble in the...

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What a week!

NEW YORK (Feb. 16, 2012)-The past week was a packed and eventful one, beginning with...

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USVI commissioner lauds Obama's tourism push

St. Thomas, USVI (Feb. 9, 2012)-President Barack Obama's Executive Order announcing a suite of initiatives...

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Leadership is about advancing others, says Brooklyn pastor

NEW YORK (March 1, 2012)--Last Sunday morning in Brooklyn, Pastor A.R. Bernard of New York's...

Two types of leaders - pick one

NEW YORK (March 8, 2012)--My column on leadership last week struck such a chord with...

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Trinidadian journalist impacted many

NEW YORK (Jan. 12, 2012) -The Trinidadian and regional media and tourism fraternities are in...

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St. Lucia supports cultural and geotourism goals

Paradise Island, Bahamas (Jan. 26, 2012)-St. Lucia's new minister of tourism, heritage and creative industries...

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Aerial skyways lead to Bahamas and Jamaica

NEW YORK (Jan. 19, 2012)-The Caribbean is girding itself for two major events this weekend-one...

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Leon Thomas teaches social media in St. Croix

Knowledge is power (Sept. 29, 2011)-Two tough weeks on the road are catching up with...

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Journalist Ivette Davila-Richards heading off to St. Thomas.

The spotlight will be on the importance of emerging markets to the Caribbean region at...

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St. Lucia appoints new minister of tourism

NEW YORK (Dec. 29)-The recently elected government of St. Lucia has appointed a new minister...

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In the air again

FRIENDLY SKIES (December 11, 2011)-It's Sunday morning and I am en route to Barbados for...

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Saint Lucia gears up for elections

NEW YORK (November 10, 2011)-Ending months of speculation in this Eastern Caribbean island nation, the...

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Keeping it moving

New York (Sept. 22, 2011)-Sitting at Miami International Airport while mechanics work on a faulty...

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Caribbean entrepreneurs taking strides

NEW YORK (Sept. 15)-Caribbean business got a major fillip last week when the Branson Centre...

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Caribbean expert shows diversity leadership for tennis association

NEW YORK (Sept. 8, 2011)-A Caribbean-American is helping the United States Tennis Association (USTA) with...

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Pre-Labor Day jam set for Harlem this Sunday

NEW YORK (Sept. 1, 2011)-While millions get set to celebrate the annual West Indian American...

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U.S. Virgin Islands to tap Caribbean Diaspora

NEW YORK (July 7, 2011)-The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism is taking intra-Caribbean and...

New 'Black Voices' unveiled at NABJ meeting

NEW YORK (Aug. 11, 2011)-Last week, I attended the 36th annual National Association of Black...

Travel to Antigua: A Smart Choice

bluewatersphoto.jpg CAPTION: Blue Waters' General Manager Alistair Forrest (left) and Deputy General Manager Daniel Brown...

CTO votes in new chairman

NEW YORK (October 14, 2010)--The twin island nation of St. Kitts and Nevis will chair...

Steve McQueen was the best of the best anti-heroes

"Well, if I killed that kid, it'd been the best shot I ever made, and...

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