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            [post_content] => The Caribbean received a boosts in the arrival of tourists during the first half of the year, keeping pace with the world average. According to figures released by the Barbados-based Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) the number of visitors was 4.5% compared to the world average of 4.6%.

Winfield Griffith, Director of Research and Information Technology at the CTO revealed that just under 14 million tourists visited the Caribbean between the months of January and June, with nearly 50% of that figure coming from the United States of America. Mr. Griffith cited that the number of visitors from the United States was up by 3.9% from last year during the same time period.

“There is enough evidence to suggest that there is growing economic confidence in the region’s biggest neighbour and this is releasing much pent-up travel demand caused by a long recessionary period.” said Griffith. General Secretary of the CTO, Hugh Riley has indicated that stakeholders will seek to evaluate the state of the industry during the September 17-19 event that will focus on “Positioning Caribbean tourism for major change”.

“I think participants can expect to see us take a fairly logical step by step approach to looking at all of the issues that are involved in helping or hindering that processing of realising that vision for Caribbean tourism,” he told the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC). “Tourism is the business of the Caribbean and when we look at statistics we realise that is the most tourism dependent region in the world…and all of us has to get engage in the business,”  added Mr. Riley , noting that the conference provides an opportunity for stakeholders “to talk about the issues that affect our livelihood.”
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August 30, 2014
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The Caribbean received a boosts in the arrival of tourists during the first half of the year, keeping pace with the world average.According to figures released by the Barbados-base...Continue reading

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            [post_content] => Jamaica's Charismatic Minister of Agriculture, Roger Clarke died at the Fort Lauderdale International Airport on Thursday. Mr. Clarke had been in Florida since Mid-July after it was deemed he would need to undergo a surgery for a long standing back problem. According to reports, he was on his way back to the island of Jamaica when he collapsed at died at the airport in the presence of his wife who was also with him.

Mr. Clarke grew up in Glen Islay, Westmoreland where he aided his parents and grandparents on the family farm, which produced root crops and vegetables. Supporters took to social media to express their condolences to the family and pay respect to the former Minister.

 

According to the Jamaica Information Service Mr. Clarke “had a successful political career, having won eight elections comprising two Local Government and six General Elections. ” He was serving as the Vice President Emeritus prior to his death and is survived by his wife and two children.
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            [post_content] => Prime Minister of the Bahamas, Perry Christie has revealed that he and his administration will discuss new strategies to stem the escalating crime rate in the country. The new initiative was brought to light after Prime Minister Christie's Press Secretary, Latore Mackey was shot and killed on Monday.

Mackey, the former Deputy Director of the Bahamas Information Service (BIS) was shot multiple times in his government registered vehicle outside the Blue Reef Sports Bar and Lounge which he owned.  “For us now it is going back to the drawing board, reviewing where we are, testing to see whether what we are doing is having any kind of impact and what other strategies we can employ,” said the Prime Minister.

“We cannot compromise on the security and safety of our citizens. We cannot have a situation develop where people are fearful to be out,” he said, citing that he had witness the body of a citizen that was shot with a high calibre gun. “…it brings home the reality that we have to do more. At the end of the day to each of you this has to be of paramount concern to each of us as Bahamians, ” added Prime Minister Christie, urging nationals to help law enforcement officers through co-operation by providing necessary information where possible.
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