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Dr. Ewart Brown
The Premier of Bermuda will receive the highest honor bestowed by the Caribbean Media Exchange on Sustainable Tourism (CMEx) at its conference which opened in Jamaica yesterday.

Reacting to news of his high accolade, Dr. Ewart Brown, who also is Bermuda's Minister of Tourism, said, "I am humbled and deeply gratified to be selected as a recipient of the CMEx 2010 World Leadership Award. In Bermuda, we have made tremendous strides to revive our once moribund tourism industry. From targeting new air carriers to improving existing hotel properties and attracting new properties to our island, we have begun a tourism turnaround that will continue for years to come."

Prime Minister of Jamaica - Bruce Golding
St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas and other Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders have agreed to the establishment of a Council of Ambassadors as a new mechanism they hope will lead to the effective implementation of decisions taken in the efforts to deepen the regional integration movement.




Minister of Works and Transport Jack Warner says an initiative to rebrand national carrier Caribbean Airlines Ltd (CAL) and Air Jamaica Ltd—which it acquired on May 1, 2010—is premature at this stage.

CAL's logo is a hummingbird in flight and its tagline is "The Warmth of the Islands" while Air Jamaica's logo is Jamaica's national bird, the Doctor Bird, characterised by its long tail and pointed beak.

Warner, who is the line Minister for the national carrier, said he received an e-mail, which was circulated internally by CAL, asking staff to participate in a competition to design a new logo and tag line for the carriers.

ImageUS agricultural organizations, state farm bureaus and the US Chamber of Commerce have joined forces in support of a bill that would ease the current US embargo against Cuba, allowing food to be exported to the communist-ruled Caribbean island nation. The bill, which was approved by the House Agriculture committee earlier this month, is opposed by many Cuban-American groups who fear the opening would bolster communist rule.