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PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (February 14, 2013) - A leading Caribbean publishing house reports a positive response from the tourism industry to its expansion into new media and building on its traditional skills to develop newer online talents.

The Toute Bagai Publishing Company, producers of MACO publications, believes
diversifying its product base, with the launch of the MACO portal www.macocaribbean.com is better serving the changing needs of regional and international travelers.

A number of leading Caribbean destinations are profiled on the MACO portal with support from their respective tourism boards and authorities.

US VIRGIN ISLANDS (February 11, 2013) - The alluring French Antillean zouk sounds of Kassav and the pulsating reggae vibrations of Beenie Man and Tarrus Riley will sweep through St. Croix this weekend whetting appetites of patrons attending the 42nd annual Agriculture and Food Fair of the US Virgin Islands (AGRIFEST).

"Food for Your Soul Music Fest", featuring two events on Friday, February 15 (Soca Sounds) and Saturday, February 16 (Reggae Rhythms), will be held for the first time in conjunction with the February 16-18, 2013 regional food fair, to be held under the theme "Agriculture: Grow, Eat and Live". Both nights of the Music Fest will be held at the Paul E. Joseph Stadium.

ferry(MIAMI, February, 8, 2013) – The Baleària Bahamas Express, owned by Spanish ferry operator Baleària and the Capo Group, today launched a new ferry service from PortMiami linking Miami and  Bimini with roundtrip service three days a week.

The high-speed vessel, Maverick, offers roundtrip crossings between Miami and Bimini on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The once-daily ferry service departs PortMiami at 9 a.m. and Bimini at 5 p.m. It is anticipated that service will be increased for the summer season.

“We are pleased to welcome the Maverick to PortMiami,” said Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez. “The ferry is a great new addition to the Port’s fleet of passenger vessels.”

bob rideIn honor of legendary musician Bob Marley’s birthday, February 6, 2013, Sandals Resorts International (SRI) is proud to announce its involvement in renovating Marley’s famous Land Rover, one of the world’s most iconic vehicles. Formally stationed at Marley’s home-turned-museum, the broken-down 1877 Series III Land Rover Defender has been handed over to ATL Automotive in Montego Bay, Sandals Resorts’Jamaica-based sister company. Expert Land Rover Master Technicians at ATL Automotive are fully restoring the vehicle to perfectly match its original condition.