262.5 million US dollars generated from Tourism

262.5 million US dollars generated from Tourism in first five months

WILLEMSTAD - During the first five months of 2018 a total of 74,371 Dutch visitors were welcomed. Last year in the same period 67,560 Dutch visitors were counted, an increase of

Brac sees recent boost in tourism

Brac sees recent boost in tourism

Tourism on Cayman Brac has been on the rise in recent years, with the number of visitors there having increased by about 12 percent from 2015 to 2017. According to

Nestle opens state-of-the-art corporate office

Nestle opens state-of-the-art corporate office

One hundred and ninety-five new employees are expected to benefit from what's being described as the Google of Jamaica at Nestle's new corporate office and distribution centre, opened on Monday

Increased acreage of land for breadfruit cultivation imminent

Increased acreage of land for breadfruit cultivation imminent

WITHIN the next two years at least 30 acres of lands in Regions Four, Five, Seven and 10 will be dedicated to breadfruit cultivation in an effort to promote food

Construction of Puerto Rico Film District begins

Construction of Puerto Rico Film District begins

SAN JUAN – Gov. Ricardo Rosselló participated Monday in the groundbreaking of the Puerto Rico Film District, where completely digital studios will be located. With a $70 million investment, the project

USVI road system to be fully modernized, $530 million allocated to first phase

ST THOMAS, USVI — All of the primary roads in the US Virgin Islands will be completely rebuilt to US Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Highway standards, Governor Kenneth Mapp

Blockchain-based energy solution to launch in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A blockchain-based renewable energy company is heading to Puerto Rico to launch its genesis renewable energy project. The KWHCoin team is scheduled to conduct formal

Marriott hotel development in Dominica signs exclusive sales agreement for UAE, Lebanon, Pakistan and Afghanistan

DUBAI, UAE — The number of people seeking Dominican citizenship that allows visa-free travel to more than 130 countries through citizenship by investment (CBI) programme has increased significantly. In UAE

Bahamian motivational speaker and corporate trainer inspires law firm staff

NASSAU, Bahamas — The Bishop of Motivation, Spence Finlayson, Bahamian international motivational speaker and corporate trainer, recently inspired the staff of law firm, McKinney, Bancroft and Hughes, at its administrative

Honduras to improve citizen security with IDB support

WASHINGTON, USA — Honduras will implement a program that will contribute to improving citizen security in the capital city of Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula, with a $60 million loan

Trinidadian is the 2018 winner of Caribbean’s Next Top Model

MIAMI, USA — LeShae Riley, a stunning 21-year-old, 5’11” Trinidadian contestant, strutted off with this year’s coveted Caribbean’s Next Top Model title. The statuesque Riley edged out 15 other contestants,

Caribbean Development Roundtable brings together ministers to discuss economic growth and climate resilience

GROS ISLET, St Lucia — Climate resilience through green investment, the impact of de-risking and the promotion of sustainable economic growth were the center of focus at the fifth Caribbean

99.2 million US dollars generated from tourism for the local economy

WILLEMSTAD - A direct impact of $ 99.2 million US dollars is generated for the local economy in the first two months of 2018. Last year, the same period generated

OAS tourism meeting puts spotlight on ‘Guiana Shield Initiative’

By Ray Chickrie Caribbean News Now contributor GEORGETOWN, Guyana — Last week, the Inter-American Tourism Conference in Guyana organised by the Organisation of American States (OAS) under the theme “Connecting

Air China to launch new Beijing-Houston-Panama City route

BEIJING, China — On 5 April 2018, Air China will launch a new route from Beijing to Panama City via Houston. The new route is expected to greatly facilitate exchanges

Finabank in Suriname joins IDB Invest’s trade finance facilitation program

WASHINGTON, USA — Finabank NV, the fourth largest commercial bank in Suriname, signed an agreement with IDB Invest to join their Trade Finance Facility Program (TFFP). Finabank is currently the

St Vincent and the Grenadines hosts ICT Week

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent — The government of St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG), in collaboration with the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU), hosted ICT Week from March 19 to 23, 2018,

OECS congratulates Antigua-Barbuda government on re-election

CASTRIES, St Lucia — The Commission of the Organisation of the Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) has joined all Antiguans and Barbudans and OECS member states in congratulating Prime Minister Gaston

Haiti – Economy : One million for women entrepreneurship in the North

On Wednesday, as part of the launch of the "Ranfosman Pouvwa Ekonomik Fanm nan Nord" (RAPEK North) program, which will be led by the Northern Women Entrepreneurs' Association (FemEnNord), Senator

InterCaribbean to launch Dominica to Tortola and St Lucia services

PROVIDENCIALES, TCI — interCaribbean Airways, celebrating 26 years of continuous services, will launch new nonstop scheduled services from Dominica to St Lucia and Tortola, with one-stop easy connections via Tortola

Barbados reports record year for tourism

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — Barbados enjoyed a record 5 percent increase in stay-over arrivals last year, an all-time high for the destination, minister of tourism and international transport, Richard Sealy, reported.

ARIN launches initiative to strengthen computer networks in the Caribbean

By Gerard Best PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — A new initiative in Caribbean will focus on making the region’s computer networks better able to defend against natural disasters and cyberattacks.

US and Canada update Trinidad and Tobago travel advisories

By Eve George Caribbean News Now senior correspondent PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — The Canadian High Commission and the US Embassy in Port of Spain, Trinidad, have updated their travel

CDB helps regional musicians cash in on global multi-billion dollar industry

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — Streaming services, some with up to 140 million users worldwide, have revolutionised the business of music. Yet despite the earning potential these services present for industry practitioners

Antigua-Barbuda supports initial coin offering for development

ST JOHN’S, Antigua — Antigua and Barbuda’s projects and charities are being funded by the initial coin offering for development (ICOD) – a groundbreaking ICO for Development with full support

Jamaica medical marijuana company announces first harvest of commercial medical marijuana

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Timeless Herbal Care Ltd, the leading medical marijuana brand in Jamaica, announced it has successful harvested the first legal commercial cannabis in Jamaica in over a century.

Montserrat youth leading the way in sustainable fishing

BRADES, Montserrat — A team of four young people on Montserrat recently began a one year project in sustainable fishing. The project represents a partnership between the government of Montserrat,