Caribbean Region

St. Lucia's Jade Mountain supporting Haiti Fundraiser in TorontoTwo of the world's most highly-ranked resorts have pitched in to help earthquake survivors in Haiti.The stunning Jade Mountain, named the number one resort in the Caribbean and in the top three worldwide by Travel & Leisure magazine, and framed by the spectacular twin Pitons peaks of St. Lucia, are contributing rooms to a Haiti fundraising benefit set for this Sunday, February 28 at the Lula Lounge at 7 p.m. (1585 Dundas St. West) in Toronto.
Hundreds of citizens in the Haitian cities of Jacmel, Leogane and Port de Paix have now participated in the Ministry of the Interior's innovative Community Cafes, the first phase of a comprehensive community decentralization program called Katye Pam Poze (KPP). In addressing the enthusiastic gathering of more than 100 people at Leogane, President Martelly spoke about Haiti's KPP as the cornerstone of his administration's National Decentralization Agenda. "Since the beginning, I have held a vision for a decentralized Haiti, and now we have a program under way to turn that vision into reality, with citizens participating in decision-making that affects their communities. My government and I are fully committed to making our communities safer and more prosperous, one neighborhood at a time," said the President.
Brian Parker of Choice Hotels International.Generating business during a recession is what acclaimed American hotel executives will share with Barbadian counterparts next week.One of the Choice Hotels executives, Brian Parker, vice president of emerging markets and new business development, visits Barbados on Wednesday, June 16 to help local properties find ways of boosting business during the recessionary environment.
(l to r) Jeremiah Hyacinth, Berthia Parle, Gualbert Cadet and Matthias Wilkie.Berthia Parle, general manager of Bay Gardens Beach Resort & Spa, the four-star luxury resort on world-renowned Reduit Beach, hosted a Saint Lucian Homecoming Celebration Dinner Wednesday, March 3 with guests including representatives of the Saint Lucia Cultural Association, Saint Lucia American Christian Association, Saint Lucia United and the Saint Lucian Consulate.
On the morning of Mar. 19, 2012, the corridors of the third oldest Parliament in the Commonwealth were abuzz with activity as history was about to be created. Kerryann Ifill, 38, prepared to take her place as the president of the Senate of Barbados. Not only would she go down in history as the first female president of the Upper House, but also as the first blind person to hold the prestigious position in the English speaking Caribbean.