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Antigua celebrates 30th Independence with calls for unity, reform

Spencer Baldwin

PULLOUT QUOTE: “We do not have to suffer the same fate as the thorn bird. As a government, we have devised a program to arrest the challenges brought on by the crisis. We have seen positive progress. However, total success requires the input of each and every citizen and resident of our nation” – Spencer

Antigua and Barbuda celebrated its 30th year of political Independence from Britain on Nov. 1 with a public holiday, the traditional military parade and a call for national unity from Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer.

Lisa Skriloff, Veteran multicultural marketing expertCaribbean tourism marketers should include the powerful Hispanic-American community and the wider multicultural market segment when promoting the allure of the region to North American audiences.

Lisa Skriloff, a veteran multicultural marketing expert, and CBS News Associate Producer Ivette Davila-Richards of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ), made the call in New York while preparing to address the 20th edition of the Caribbean Media Exchange slated for December 1 to 5, 2011 in St. Thomas, United States Virgin Islands (USVI).

A Trinidadian hospitality professional in the United States Virgin Islands is making his mark developing business and boosting service standards at one of St. Thomas' leading hotels and resorts.

Kashmie Ali prepared his rise to prominence in the Caribbean hotel firmament by amassing valuable experience from his 10 years working in hospitality management in the United States before moving to St. Lucia where he devoted close to five years to Sandals Resorts as regional operations manager.

CMEXThe Caribbean Media Exchange (CMEx) is placing priority on youth to guide the successful development of sustainable tourism in the Caribbean.

Organizers of the 20th edition of the CMEx meeting to be held from December 1 to 5, 2011 in St. Thomas announced plans for the development of a CMEx Youth Network to include Virgin Islander, Caribbean and American students who will bring fresh approaches to the re-invigoration of the region's tourism product.