Caribbean Region

During a recent official royal visit to Trinidad and Tobago, Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex and his wife, Princess Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, visited the Hyatt Regency Trinidad in Port of Spain. Here, they met Mr. Russell George, general manager of the hotel, on arrival to a dinner hosted by the royal couple and sponsored by the British High Commission. With the royal yacht moored adjacent to the Hyatt in the Gulf of Paria at the Port of Port of Spain, the Earl and Countess of Wessex spent two days on the islands to mark the occasion of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, signifying 60 years of the Queen's reign. The visit culminated with a dinner in the Jade Room of the Hyatt Regency Trinidad hotel on February 29, 2012. 
The Prime Minister of Belize, Hon. Dean O. Barrow, will be making his first official visit to South Florida from June 25-27, 2010. The visit will give an opportunity for Prime Minister Barrow to engage with the Belizean Diaspora to view and expand on investment and development partnerships.
Jamaica welcomed the first AirTran Airways flight from Baltimore today. To officially kick off the new nonstop service, travelers were greeted in Montego Bay with a Jamaican celebration.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Focusing on Haiti's natural disaster planning and creation of strong community-based civil defense programs, Haiti's Minister of the Interior, Thierry Mayard-Paul, accompanying President Michel Martelly, met with United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Senior Director, Jessica Faieta to discuss progress and next steps. The meeting, which took place March 21 in Port-au-Prince, comes within the framework of strengthening the existing, long-term partnership between the UNPD and the Government of Haiti.
Kingston, Jamaica. - Minister without portfolio in the Office of the Prime Minister with responsibility for Information, Telecommunications and Special Projects, Hon. Daryl Vaz, has assured residents and visitors that business and tourist activities in the resort areas of Jamaica have not been affected by the unrest in sections of Western Kingston.