Author: Marie-Claire Williams

Recovery efforts apace

With memories of the 2017 hurricane season still fresh in the minds of Caribbean residents, disaster preparedness and rebuilding efforts were high on the agenda of regional tourism officials who gathered in New York last week for the annual Caribbean Week in New York. The aim of the event was to sell the region’s destinations […]

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Sustained tourism marketing critical says CTO chairman

The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) is looking to launch a major regional marketing campaign at the end of this month, as member territories seek to increase their tourism market share. CTO Chairman Dionsio D’Aguilar told reporters at a press conference in New York this morning that the promotion will be undertaken in collaboration with the […]

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US expert: Opportunities for region in ganja trade

Caribbean governments contemplating the decriminalization of the cannabis industry have been warned by one United States expert not to overtax the sector. Jamaica and Antigua already have decriminalized the use of small amounts of the herb for personal consumption, with the recently elected Mia Mottley-led administration in Barbados promising to consult with Barbadians on the […]

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Tourism push

Tourism officials, attending the annual Caribbean Week in New York, are seeking to attract more business from the United States and have enlisted the support of the region’s Diaspora. Caribbean Week, which is organized by the Caribbean Tourism Organization, coincides with the observance of Caribbean American Heritage Month, which highlights the contributions made by West […]

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BDF official under investigation

by Marie-Claire Williams Deputy Chief of Staff of the Barbados Defence Force (BDF) Commander Aquinas Clarke has been ordered on leave, pending the outcome of an investigation into an incident involving a subordinate officer. Well-placed sources tell Barbados TODAY the matter is considered serious, and has left a cloud hanging over the island’s military. However, […]

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