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April 2015 Blog Posts (13)

Jimmy Cliff, Flo Rida, Robin Thicke for St Lucia Jazz Festival

CASTRIES, St Lucia, Monday April 27, 2015 – The 24th annual St Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival gets underway this week, raising the curtain on 11 days of music and an explosion of visual arts and crafts at various venues islandwide.…


Added by CShout1 on April 30, 2015 at 10:32am — No Comments

Sandals Foundation to establish coral reef nurseries in Jamaica

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Friday April 24, 2015, CMC – In an effort to preserve coral reefs in Jamaica’s ecosystem, the Sandals Foundation says it will be providing funding for coral reef restoration projects here.

The foundation said…


Added by CShout1 on April 26, 2015 at 7:35pm — No Comments

Antigua Focus: Antigua and Barbuda government takes full control of West Indies Oil Company

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Wednesday April 1, 2015, CMC – The Antigua and Barbuda government says it will take full ownership of the petroleum company, West Indies Oil Company Limited (WIOC).

A government statement said that Prime…


Added by CShout1 on April 16, 2015 at 8:44am — No Comments

Antigua draws a line in the sand

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Wednesday April 15, 2015, IPS - Jabberwock beach, located on the northeastern coast of Antigua, features a mile-long white sand beach and is a favourite with locals and visitors alike.

But Freeston Williams, a…


Added by CShout1 on April 16, 2015 at 8:39am — No Comments

Obama calls for respect, Raul Castro for patience in historic talks

In Panama City For the first time in more than half a century, the presidents of the United States and Cuba met face to face Saturday, formalizing their joint bid to restore diplomatic ties and break from the nations’ Cold War past, an effort President Obama said could be a “turning point” for the region.

The symbolism of Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro seated beside each other was itself a sign of progress in the nearly four months since Obama and…


Added by CShout1 on April 12, 2015 at 12:08pm — No Comments

Obama hails best relations with Americas in 'decades'

US President Barack Obama (L) speaks during a bilateral meeting with Jamaica's Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller at Jamaica House on April 9, 2015 in Kingston (AFP Photo/Mandel Ngan)

Kingston (Jamaica) (AFP) - President Barack Obama said US relations with other countries in the Americas were the best they have been in…


Added by CShout1 on April 9, 2015 at 4:46pm — No Comments

Amid Cuba thaw, Americans flock to 'forbidden island'

Havana (AFP) - Cuba is far from seeing a McDonald's or Starbucks open any time soon, but the diplomatic thaw with the United States is bringing more American visitors to the sweltering island.

While the US embargo against Havana still forbids regular tourism to Americans, a…


Added by CShout1 on April 9, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

President Obama Visits Jamaica and the Bob Marley Museum

President Barack Obama tours the Bob Marley Museum led by tour guide Natasha Clark (2nd-L) in Kingston, Jamaica, on April 8, 2015. (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama made an unannounced stop at the Bob Marley Museum in Kingston, Jamaica, taking…


Added by CShout1 on April 9, 2015 at 10:40am — No Comments

Jamaica land 85 medals at 44th Carifta Games

Jaheel Hyde (left) looks across at the finish line after winning the 110m hurdles gold in 13.36 seconds ahead of Xavier Coakley (second left) of The Bahamas, and teammate Seanie Selvin in third. (PHOTOS: COLLIN REID COURTESY OF SUPREME VENTURES AND COURTS)

Jamaica's junior athletes once again…


Added by CShout1 on April 7, 2015 at 10:17am — No Comments

Haiti prepares to host CARIFESTA

The 12th Arts Festival of the Caribbean, CARIFESTA, will be held in Haiti from August 14 to 23 under the theme “Our Roots, Our Culture, Our Common Future.” Prime Minister Evans Paul, Minister of Culture, Dithny Joan Raton and Minister of Tourism and Creative Industries, Stéphanie Balmir Villedrouin, appeared at a function where they launched the official…


Added by CShout1 on April 2, 2015 at 9:23pm — No Comments

Increasing demand for travel to Haiti, says Expedia

Haiti is emerging as a hot spot for tourists, according to figures released by travel conglomerate Expedia. According to Expedia’s Director of Lodging Partner Services for the Caribbean, Demetrius Canton, although Haiti is not a traditional popular Caribbean destination, interest in the country is on the rise. He noted that total demanded generated to Haiti…


Added by CShout1 on April 2, 2015 at 9:19pm — No Comments

Acoya Curacao adds beach access to the acclaimed Sea Aquarium Beach

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao, Wednesday April 1, 2015 - A Caribbean vacation typically centers around sun, sand and sea. But, increasingly, value savvy travelers are discovering they can get all these, and more, without having to stay right on the beach, paying oceanfront prices.…


Added by CShout1 on April 2, 2015 at 12:23pm — No Comments

Trinidad and Tobago, Cuba to develop multi-destination tourism packages

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Wednesday April 1, 2015, CMC – Trinidad and Tobago says it has signed a cooperation agreement with Cuba that will allow for the development of multi-destination tourism packages.

A statement from the…


Added by CShout1 on April 2, 2015 at 12:20pm — No Comments

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