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 A popular all-suite resort in the Cayman Islands is pumping more than US$2 million to upgrade its rooms and facilities.

Comfort Suites Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman - known for its quality accommodations and value offerings to tourists, business travelers and families - has started extensive renovations to its guest rooms.

Other attractive additions include a gymnasium, a private business center and a newly renovated breakfast room, all in time for the winter season. General Manager Thomas Mason said 22 of the hotel's premier business rooms which overlook the swimming pool area are being adorned with a new look - new décor, new fittings and new technology in tune with the needs of Cayman's discerning business and leisure travelers.
Sandals Resorts International is proud to announce that its very own Culinary Ambassador, Chef Walter Staib, received a third Emmy Award for his television cooking series A Taste of History® during the prestigious 29th Annual Emmy® Awards held in Philadelphia. The second season of the show won Best Historic/Cultural Program or Special, while in its first season, Emmy® Awards went to Chef Staib and James Davey for “On-Camera Talent – Program Host/Moderator” and “Director” respectively.

Chef Staib combined his passions for history and Caribbean cooking for seasons two and three of A Taste of History®, by filming in Jamaica, Saint Lucia, Antigua and The Bahamas to share the story of the influence that the West Indies had on Colonial culture and dining.
CASTRIES, Saint Lucia (September 27, 2011) - Joining nations across the globe celebrating World Tourism Day on Tuesday, September 27, Saint Lucia's Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation, Senator Allen Chastanet reminded tourism stakeholders across the country of the huge responsibility they have ensuring tourism continues to deliver benefits "not just to shareholders in boardrooms but to the average man and woman in the street." 
"We cannot rest on our laurels," asserted Senator Chastanet. Even though Saint Lucia's tourism industry has demonstrated tremendous resilience in tough times, "as a nation we must move to another level of accountability and growth."

Jamaica Tourist Board's Business Development Manager Victoria Rogers (right) was among scores of powerful women who gathered in the nation's capitol recently for the benefit gala organized by the Jamaican Women of Washington.

The "TEA-OFF to Good Health and Silent Auction," now in its ninth year was held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington, DC.  The theme of this year's event: Hypertension, Believe the Hype, Prevention is Better than a Stroke, calls attention to an extremely important public health issue for the DC area, the United States, Jamaica and the wider Caribbean region.  Approximately 400 persons attended the event which was endorsed by the Jamaica Tourist Board.

Pictured (left to right): Ambassador of Grenada to the United States, Her Excellency Gillian M.S. Bristol; Dr. Jacqueline A. Watson, President, Jamaican Women of Washington (JWOW) Inc. and Victoria Rogers, Business Development Manager, Jamaica Tourist Board Mid-Atlantic region.