Caribbean Region

L-R: Dean Fenton, Sales Manager, ABTA; Derede Samuel-Whitlock, Director/USA; Dame Yvonne Maginley; Colin James, CEO, ABTA; Cortwright Marshall, CTO Chair, Board of DirectorsAntigua and Barbuda’s Dame Yvonne Maginley DCN, CMG, OBE, OD was awarded the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award on Friday, June 11th, at the 37th Annual Governments of the Caribbean State Ball and Awards Presentation held at the Plaza Hotel in New York City.
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.