Caribbean Region

Howard HallEffective July 1, 2010, Mr. Howard Hall, Air Jamaica’s Vice President Finance and Information Technology (IT), assumed the new position of General Manager, as Caribbean Airlines and Air Jamaica continue the integration process. This as the contract for Air Jamaica’s President and CEO Mr. Bruce R. Nobles came to an end on June 30, 2010.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Hon. Dr. Kenneth BaughDeputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Hon. Dr. Kenneth Baugh has announced the appointments of a new Ambassador to the United States of America, and High Commissioner to the United Kingdom.
PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, April 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Minister of the Interior, Thierry Mayard-Paul is traveling to the United States today as head of a delegation that will participate in the 12th Consultative Group (CG) meeting of the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) next week. The meeting serves as a focal point for the World Bank's efforts to mitigate and minimize disasters, such as the January 2010 earthquake that devastated our country. Mr. Mayard-Paul will officially represent the Government of Haiti, addressing the CG regarding the disaster risk management challenges Haiti is facing. In doing so, he will outline the steps Haiti is taking now to strengthen the nation's disaster response and recovery.
Regional leaders at the ongoing CARICOM summit in Montego Bay turned their attention to the tourism sector today, as travel and tourism are critical to regional economies, comprising 12.9 percent of GDP.
By Charmaine JosephKamal WoodFrom my first Caribbean Media Exchange on Sustainable Tourism (CMEx) almost four years ago I felt a strong emphasis on youth involvement in every aspect of the conference.Through the years, the conference has seen many ambitious and brilliant young people join in the dialogue to create a better region through Tourism. Some of these young people returned and remain involved, others have gone on to succeed in their personal and academic lives while remaining part of the CMEx family.