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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.

Vote For Your Goat In TobagoFacebook followers for this Caribbean island can choose their favorite for the annual Goat Races, April 25 and 26

Every year, on the Tuesday after Easter, the village of Buccoo on the island of Tobago prepares for the unique, high-spirited and highly competitive sport of goat racing.

Billed as the highlight event during the Easter season, the fast track competition showcases jockeys racing alongside their charges in a quest to be declared the swiftest of them all. This year, in addition to expanding the sporting event to two days, April 25 and 26, the Tobago House of Assembly’s Division of Tourism and Transportation (THA) has taken the race to Facebook by launching the “Vote for your Goat” competition.

As one of the most comprehensive vacation experiences in the Caribbean, Sandals Resorts is taking its watersports programming one step further with the introduction of the increasingly popular sport of paddleboarding. Set on some of the most pristine beaches in the world, Sandals Resorts continues to maximize its unparalleled watersports offerings, including unlimited SCUBA for certified divers and PADI Certification courses for those wishing to learn the sport, in addition to sailing, kayaking and snorkeling. Expanding upon the Luxury Included® experience, paddleboarding is now offered as a part of the vacation package at all Sandals Resorts in Jamaica and will be rolled out to other islands and Beaches Resorts within the year.

Passengers of Royal Caribbean’s Voyageur Kingston, Jamaica– February 23, 2011 – Jamaica Hosts First Cruise Passengers To Arrive To Historic Falmouth Cruise Port– Passengers of Royal Caribbean’s Voyageur of the Seas were the first to arrive to Historic Falmouth Cruise Port Thursday, February 17.

Guests to the port have access to more than 60 attractions in and around the Falmouth area, including the historic Good Hope Great House (pictured). Additional attractions include a walking tour of the 240-year-old town, ATV tours, zip-lining, and horseback riding.

 

 

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