Gas Pro championing LPG use for Motor Vehicles
- Sep 14, 2018 - 11:27:43 AM
With 2018 seeing record fuel prices in Jamaica, Massy Gas Products
Jamaica Limited (Gas Pro) is promoting Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) as
an alternative fuel for motor vehicles. The LPG supplier is partnering
with Excel Motors located in Savanna-La-Mar to offer the solution (also
called Autogas) to companies and individuals in Jamaica. After years of
planning, the companies now have a robust offering that provides
savings, improved mileage and improved performance.
“Gas Pro is
excited to lead the introduction of Autogas in Jamaica. We are always
looking for ways to add value to customers and to innovate...
UWP: Hilaire continues to manipulate the truth
- Aug 29, 2018 - 2:07:00 PM
The events of the past week have once again proven that the Saint Lucia
Labour Party continues to manipulate the truth in their own narrow
pursuits to engineer confusion and chaos. It is evident that ahead of
their so-called march of shame, the Labour Party is trying to garner
support by shamelessly misleading the public.
At a press
conference on August 28th 2018, Dr. Ernest Hilaire, Saint Lucia Labour
Party rep for Castries South, made a statement where he referred to a
Government Minister as a liar...
Caribbean Food Innovations with Truly Tumeric and Caribbean Cure Teas Recogised at SIAL, Paris
- Aug 29, 2018 - 10:49:27 AM
Two Caribbean companies have been selected as finalist in the SIAL
Innovation Awards 2018 for their product innovation. They are Caribbean
Cure Ltd of Trinidad and Tobago and Naledo Belize Ltd.
regarded as the world’s largest food innovation exhibition and hosts the
SIAL Innovation Awards each year to recognise those who help to shape
what we eat both today and tomorrow. Taking place in Paris from October
“A Caribbean plant kingdom” in Ti Koko and Kush Kush, a book review by N.C. Marks
- Aug 27, 2018 - 11:34:03 PM
There is a place where the land curves into the wide smile of a bay. A
place where lush, green, tropical vegetation thrives next to a white
sand beach, which is gently licked by blue waves of the sea.
this paradise of a seascape unfolds the story of Ti Koko and Kush Kush
by Patricia G. Turnbull. In this storybook the vibe is peace, love, and
harmony in the friendly ecosystem of yam, coconut, mango, avocado, “tea
bush,” and “Peas and peppers … well behaved,” just to name a few of the
plants in “Garden Bay.”
Then suddenly, “Brogudoosh!
Brogudoosh!”, an unexpected disaster disrupts the equilibrium of the
happy, magical bayside community...
CHTA engages on recovery plans at Clinton Global Initiative
- Aug 27, 2018 - 7:26:51 AM
The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) was out in full force
recently for the second formal meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative
(CGI) Action Network on Post-Disaster Recovery.
As this year's
hurricane season approached its peak months, a number of the
Association's senior officials were among more than 350 leaders from
government, business, and civil society who participated in the
important discussions convened by President Bill Clinton on August 7
amid various Caribbean nations' continued revival from hurricanes Irma
and Maria in 2017...
Tourism Enhancement Funds can benefit all, says Caribbean Hotel Executive
- Aug 19, 2018 - 11:11:22 PM
The establishment of a private sector-driven Tourism Enhancement Fund
(TEF) has the potential to be a "game changer" as Dominica rebuilds its
vital tourism industry.
Addressing last week's open session of
the Dominica Hotel and Tourism Association's (DHTA) Annual General
Meeting, Immediate Past President of the St. Lucia Hotel and Tourism
Association (SLHTA) Sanovnik Destang said if implemented effectively,
the TEF resources collected from visitors could generate nearly EC $1
million to bolster tourism-related initiatives...
Saint Lucia: Nation’s emergency response and support to region focus of NEMAC
- Aug 15, 2018 - 2:16:13 PM
Saint Lucia’s readiness for an emergency, particularly during the
hurricane season, was the focus of the National Emergency Management
Advisory Committee (NEMAC) meeting on Tuesday August 15th 2018.
meeting, held at the Ministry of Infrastructure and chaired by Cabinet
Secretary Benjamin Emmanuel, was attended by Prime Minister Honourable
Allen Chastanet, Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries, Physical Planning,
Natural Resources and Co-operatives Honourable Ezechiel Joseph, Leader
of the Opposition Honourable Philip J Pierre...
The Caribbean’s finest food and drinks to inspire at SIAL 2018
- Aug 13, 2018 - 10:25:05 AM
The Caribbean is widely known for its impeccable beaches, rhythmic music
and tantalizing food, not to mention the rum! At this years’ SIAL,
Paris from October 21-25, 2018 visitor will get the opportunity to
sample first hand a collection of the Caribbean’s finest food and
beverage producers at the Caribbean Kitchen’s debut staging. Twelve
different producers from six Caribbean islands will exhibit a range of
exotic authentic sauces, natural food products, herbal teas and a range
of liquors and alcoholic beverages including rum...
Nominations open for 2019 Commonwealth Young Person of the Year
- Aug 13, 2018 - 9:44:23 AM
The Commonwealth is offering exceptional young people who are making a
difference in their communities a chance to win a Commonwealth Youth
Award. Nominations are opening for the 2019 edition of the awards, which
includes a cash grant and a trip to attend the awards ceremony in
London next March, during Commonwealth Week.
The awards have been
running since 1985 and are delivered in partnership with the
Commonwealth Youth Council and the Commonwealth Youth Networks. Layne
Robinson, Head of Social Policy at the Commonwealth...
U.S. Virgin Islands Student tops FCCA Poster Competition
- Aug 12, 2018 - 9:15:09 AM
Tyrone Lake of the U.S. Virgin Islands is the winner of the Junior
Division of the 2018 Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA)
Foundation Children's Environmental Poster Competition.
11-year-old Alexander Henderson Elementary School honor roll student
topped the regional competition with a poster entitled 'Present and
Future', which focused on disaster preparation and environmental
Daryl Aaron appointed general manager of newly acquired St. Lucia Hotel
- Aug 7, 2018 - 12:17:29 PM
Experienced Caribbean hotelier Daryl Aaron has been appointed general
manager of the newly opened Bay Gardens Marina Haven hotel in St. Lucia.
Aaron, who has worked across the Caribbean in a variety of hospitality
management positions, joins the leadership team of Bay Gardens Resorts,
which expanded its portfolio to four hotels with the acquisition of the
property, located within close proximity to Rodney Bay Marina...
Official Funeral for former Micoud South MP Arsene James
- Aug 7, 2018 - 6:42:26 AM
The Official Funeral for former Parliamentary Representative for Micoud
South, Honourable Arsene Vigil James, is scheduled for Friday August
10th 2018 at the Church of the Holy Cross, Desruisseaux, Micoud.
former Minister for Education and Culture, who has also served as
Leader of the Opposition, passed away on Sunday, July 29th 2018 at the
age of 73.
In his honour Parliament will convene a Joint Sitting of both Houses on Wednesday, August 08th 2018 at 10:00 a.m...
Parliament of Saint Lucia: Death of Arsen James
- Aug 6, 2018 - 4:21:24 PM
The Office of Parliament note with sadness the passing of former Leader
of Opposition and Parliamentary Representative for Micoud South
Honourable Arsene Vigil James, SLC on Sunday, July 29, 2018;
Office therefore extends deepest condolences to the family of Honourable
Arsene Vigil James, SLC and the People of Micoud South who he
represented in the House for a period of fifteen (15) years from
December 2001 – May 2016 we offer our prayers and support in their time
CHTA, Tourism Cares Deploy hurricane recovery resources to Spur Caribbean Tourism
- Aug 4, 2018 - 3:52:48 PM
The Caribbean Tourism Recovery Fund, established by the nonprofit
organization Tourism Cares and the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism
Association (CHTA), has collected more than US$275,000 in charitable
donations to build long-term recovery and enhance the ability of
hurricane impacted destinations to rebound as quickly as possible...
CTO Presents Dr. Roy Hastick with its distinguished Citizen Award
- Aug 4, 2018 - 11:47:39 AM
Hugh Riley, secretary general of the Caribbean Tourism Organization
(CTO) presented its “Distiguished Caribbean Citizen Award” to Dr. Roy A.
Hastick, Sr., president and CEO of the Caribbean American Chamber of
Commerce and Industry (CACCI), during a recent CACCI small business
development power breakfast meeting. The honour is part of CTO’s
Caribbean Tourism Industry Awards given annually during Caribbean Week
New York festivities.
“The Caribbean Tourism Organization
recognises Dr. Roy Hastick for his longstanding commitment to
representing the interests of Caribbean people at the New York City and
State levels,” said Riley (pictured on the right in the photo).
CEYA Later Pam!
- Jul 30, 2018 - 2:00:07 PM
Bridgetown, BARBADOS - The Caribbean Export
Development Agency officially said farewell to its longest standing
Executive Director, Pamela Coke-Hamilton on Friday 27th July 2018 and
announced the 2018 Caribbean Exporter of the Year Awards (CEYA) to be
held this year in November.
Pamela-Coke Hamilton joined the
Agency at the start of the 10th EDF Regional Private Sector Development
Programme (RPSDP) back in 2010 and under her leadership the Agency has
become one of the most important regional agencies supporting Caribbean
private sector development...
Health City Physicians Share Caribbean Cardiology firsts at St. Lucia Conference
- Jul 30, 2018 - 9:11:54 AM
The Caribbean could soon become synonymous with high quality,
affordable health care, according to medical professionals at Health
City Cayman Islands, one of the region's foremost tertiary care
Presenting at the 33rd Caribbean Cardiology
Conference, hosted by the Caribbean Cardiac Society in St. Lucia this
month, Health City's physicians shared some of the pioneering work
performed at the facility during its four-and-a-half-year history as
well as some of the exciting health care expansion plans Caribbean
residents could look forward to in the future...
FCC Chairman speaks on closing the Digital Divide at CANTO 2018
- Jul 26, 2018 - 1:54:26 PM
The CANTO conference and exhibition was held in Panama City, Panama
from 22nd to 25th July 2018. The Chairman of the FCC Ajit Pai provided
the feature address at the opening ceremony.
One of the main
highlights during the conference was an interview between the Chairman
of CANTO, Julian Wilkins and the FCC Chairman Ajit Pai. The Chairman of
CANTO noted that many persons were interested in the rationale for the
FCC changing its position with regard to net neutrality (better known as
the FCC’s Restoring Internet Freedom Order)...
Salt Cay & Hawksbill High produces world-class leader
- Jul 25, 2018 - 11:46:10 AM
Stephen Garland is the new Managing Partner of Outback Steakhouse® Turks
and Caicos Islands and says, the restaurant is exactly what the islands
need and Mr. Garland is referring to much more than the mouthwatering
“Their strong principles and beliefs, like taking care of
our People, #Outbackers, Customers, Suppliers and Our Community is the
path for yearly growth… I have done extensive training in every position
from the front-door...
CHTA congratulates Karolin Troubetzkoy on SLHTA election
- Jul 25, 2018 - 10:30:27 AM
Frank Comito, CEO and Director General of the Caribbean Hotel and
Tourism Association (CHTA), today congratulated the St. Lucia Hotel and
Tourism Association (SLHTA) on the election of Karolin Troubetzkoy as
its new president.
Karolin Troubetzkoy, immediate past president
of CHTA and Executive Director of Anse Chastanet and Jade Mountain
Resorts, assumed the Presidency of her national trade association on
Friday after serving for almost three years as head of the Caribbean