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Promoting Caribbean tourism and health in a global market

LONDON, England — The Caribbean as a tourist destination took centre stage at the World Travel Market, the largest gathering of global tourism stakeholders. Highlighting the work of its tourism and health programme, the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) became the first regional health institution to be represented at this forum. Dr Lisa Indar, head,...


Eastern Caribbean Institute of Tourism works to develop yachting sector

CASTRIES, St Lucia — Many territories in the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) have intensified efforts to develop their maritime sector, given the enormous economic potential of the expanding luxury yachting sector. At the regional level, the OECS Commission has also spared no effort in making the yachting sector a priority on the Tourism...


Jamaican cabinet approves plan to boost arrivals from Canada

By Denise Dennis KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Jamaican Cabinet has given approval for the implementation of a rescue plan for the Canadian tourism market. The objective is to increase arrivals to the island from Canada for the 2016/2017 winter season, which starts in December. Minister of education, youth and information, Senator Ruel Reid, said...


Three cabinet ministers to address Brazil-OECS Business Forum in St Lucia

RODNEY BAY, St Lucia — Three government ministers are down to address an upcoming forum aimed at attracting Brazilian business to Saint Lucia and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). The Brazilian parliamentarian and entrepreneurial mission arrived in Saint Lucia this weekend to start the multifaceted November 11-17 island tour that will involve meetings...