Praise Poet Jessica Mbangeni brings Ancestral Blessings & Cultural Showcase to Marcus Garvey Fair

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 Praise Poet Jessica Mbangeni brings Ancestral Blessings & Cultural Showcase to Marcus Garvey Fair Kingston, Jamaica, W.I. (February 11, 2018). If you are in the presence of an Imbongi (Praise Poet) Jessica Mbangeni, from South Africa, while at the Marcus Garvey Fair, February 25, 2018, you will receive the blessings of the Ancestors.  The fifteenth annual…

Region hits 30 million mark despite storms

  REGION HITS 30 MILLION MARK IN STAY-OVER VISITORS ~ Tourism arrivals set new benchmark despite impact of devastating storms ~ BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, 15 February, 2018 –   The catastrophic hurricanes that devastated some Caribbean destination last September slowed down tourism’s progress but did not stop it, according to figures released by the Caribbean Tourism Organization…

Embargoed! Caribbean Tourism Performance Report

  CTO Caribbean Tourism Performance Report 2017 & Outlook Presented By Ryan Skeete, Director of Research & IT (ag) February 15th, 2018 CTO Headquarters, Warrens, St. Michael, Barbados  Overview: We are delighted to report that Caribbean tourism reached another milestone in 2017, surpassing 30 million stay-over/tourist visits for the first time and reaching an estimated…

BTB presents U.S. $59,934.00 cheque to CTO Relief Fund

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BTB Presents U.S. $59,934.00 cheque to Caribbean Tourism Organization as contribution to “A Dollar for the Caribbean Relief Fund” Photo 1: BTB’s Director of Marketing and Industry Relations, Ms Karen Pike (right), presenting the US$59,934.00 cheque to the CTO.  She was assisted by Mike Hernandez Jr., BTB’s Communication & P.R. Officer. Photo 2: From left:…

Florida School Shooting Suspect Approximately 18 Years Old Sheriff Scott Israel Says | NBC News

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Florida school shooting suspect approximately 18 years old says Broward County Sheriff HISTORY OF LOOKING AT GUN FRIENDLY, BOMB FRIENDLY WEBSITES. >> Bret: PHIL KEATING ON THE SCENE. WE ARE WAITING FOR THIS NEWS CONFERENCE FROM AUTHORITIES ON THE SCENE, MULTIPLE FATALITIES IN THE SCHOOL SHOOTING IN SOUTHERN FLORIDA. JOINING US FROM CAPITOL HILL PETER…

US President Trump’s 1st anniversary marked by government shutdown

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Donald Trump mug the first anniversary of his inauguration on Saturday with his government in shutdown Trump has accused Democrats of being more concerned about illegal immigrants than they are about the country’s military or border safety this after disagreements between the two parties caused a government shutdown the suspension of many public services in…

IIPT INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF COMMUNITY TOURISM AND PEACE DECLARED FOR 2018

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 IIPT INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF COMMUNITY TOURISM AND PEACE DECLARED FOR 2018 Mandeville, Jamaica, W.I. (December 4, 2017) Louis D’Amore, Founder/President of the International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT), has designated 2018 the IIPT International Year Of Community Tourism And Peace in collaboration with Countrystyle/Villages As Businesses. In 1994, the IIPT branded Jamaica The Home…

Career opportunities with Trinidad tourism

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 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES  A new, dynamic state enterprise charged with responsibilities including the development and marketing of Trinidad’s tourism offerings, leading and facilitating the marketing and promotion of destination Trinidad, and promoting tourism business development and investment in Trinidad, is seeking suitably qualified professionals for key positions within the organization. CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER We are seeking…

Grenada born retired Canadian politician receives CTO Lifetime Achievement Award

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  GRENADA BORN SOCIAL JUSTICE ADVOCATE JEAN AUGUSTINE HONOURED WITH CARIBBEAN TOURISM ORGANIZATION’S HIGHEST AWARD ~ The retired teacher and Canadian politician was presented with the CTO Lifetime Achievement Award at glitzy event in Toronto ~ Above: Jean Augustine (right) receives CTO Lifetime Achievement Award from CTO secretary general Hugh Riley (centre) while close friend…

CTO declares 2018 the Year of Wellness and Rejuvenation

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THE CARIBBEAN TOURISM ORGANIZATION DECLARES 2018 THE YEAR OF WELLNESS AND REJUVENATION IN THE CARIBBEAN ~ CTO member countries and the private sector are encouraged to organise events and activities around the theme to appeal to consumers, travel agents and tour operators~ CTO secretary general Hugh Riley addresses media at yesterday’s news conference   TORONTO,…