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Jamaica Tourist Board's Business Development Manager of the Northeast Region Victoria Rogers (centre) was on hand to present Nick Stamathis and Kristen Wrzesien with their prize of a Jamaican honeymoon during their wedding at the Pier 5 Hotel in Baltimore.

The lucky couple received thousands of votes from viewers as part of Fox 45 TV’s Wedding in a Week promotion. The pair won an all-inclusive 6-day/5-night Jamaican honeymoon to the Jewel Dunn’s River Beach Resort & Spa in Ocho Rios as well as roundtrip airfare from Baltimore. The Jamaica Tourist Board sponsored promotion was also supported by Wedding Wire.com, one of the fastest growing wedding and event sites.

St. Lucia's award-winning plantation resort in the old colonial town of Soufrière threw its support this week behind a gala celebrating its country's independence.

The Fond Doux Holiday Plantation resort signed on as a sponsor of St. Lucia's 33rd Anniversary of Independence Gala set for this Saturday, February 25 at Grand Prospect Hall in Brooklyn, New York.

Vernon A. JeffersThe all-inclusive Jolly Beach Resort, Antigua’s largest, announces Vernon A. Jeffers as the newest addition to the staff as General Manager as of February 6, 2012.
 
With over ten years experience as manager of luxury Caribbean resorts, Jeffers is no stranger to Jolly Beach Resort & Spa having served as Assistant General Manager overseeing the operation of the Food and Beverage, and Maintenance Departments.  Most recently he was the General Manager/VP of both the St. James Club & Villas and The Verandah Resort & Spa in Antigua.

United States President Barack Obama's Executive Order announcing a suite of initiatives to significantly increase travel and tourism in the United States, was lauded by the tourism chief of the United States Virgin Islands as, "not only a major step forward for the world's biggest travel and tourism economy, but it is also an opportunity for our territory to look at how we might harvest the new opportunities arising from the president's bold initiative."

Commissioner of Tourism Beverly Nicholson-Doty added, however, it was important for island territories of the United States to ensure those implementing the President's initiative in Washington DC fully understood the critical importance of tourism to small island economies like the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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