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NEW YORK (May 12, 2011) - The CaribbeanTales New York Film Showcase was described as a "fantastic addition" to Caribbean Week in New York by the island region's tourism body.

The Caribbean Tourism Organization, made up of the region's governments, enthusiastically welcomed the Film Showcase to the huge Caribbean Week festivities in New York and hinted the partnership may extend to other markets where similar festivals are produced.

Addressing community leaders and members of the North American press in Manhattan,, the Caribbean Tourism Organization's Director of The Americas, said New York generates the largest volume of business to the Caribbean and her organization was pleased that CaribbeanTales had become a new addition to the program of activities this year.

NEW YORK, NY – May 10, 2011 – Hundreds of New Yorkers and visitors alike were able to experience the rhythm of Jamaica yesterday, Monday, May 9, when the Jamaica Tourist Board(JTB) partnered with Flash Mob America for a destination flash mob. This week marks the 30thAnniversary of the passing of Jamaica’s music legend Bob Marley. In honor of the occasion,Jamaican reggae star Ziggy Marley, Bob Marley’s eldest son, showed his support by creating a an exclusive version of a track from his upcoming album, Wild and Free, into an island-themed remix titled “Jamaica In My Head” for the event.

Sandals weddy a axtent speceil offer for bompoliment weddingSandals Resorts is thrilled to extend their special FREE wedding offer for guests celebrating a destination wedding at any one of the 14  .  4.  Luxury IncludedÒ Sandals Resorts located in Jamaica, Saint Lucia, Antigua and The Bahamas. Sandals Resorts is now offering brides & grooms who book a six night stay in a Premium category room or higher a Sandals® Weddings by Martha Stewart™ “Beautiful Beginnings” theme FREE if they book by December 30, 2011 for travel from August 15, 2011 – December 15, 2012. By reducing the qualifying room category from Concierge level to Premium.

Louanna Chi-AlvesThe President and Board of Directors of the Trinidad Hotels Restaurants and Tourism Association (THRTA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Louanna Chai-Alves as the new executive director for the organization. Chai-alves officially assumed her new role on April 1, 2011.

“We take this opportunity to welcome Mrs. Chai-Alves to the THRTA family with the knowledge that our stakeholders will give her their full support as we strive to create new opportunities and build the support structures required to take our industry forward,” commented Michelle Palmer-Keizer, president of the THRTA.