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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.

Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett (right), and former Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Edward Seaga, view an exhibit on display at Devon House, Hope Road, in St. Andrew, during the re-opening of the newly refurbished historic landmark on July 26.
Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says Kingston has begun to record improvement in visitor arrivals, following a fall-out resulting from the West Kingston unrest in May.

This comes as welcomed news for the capital city's tourism product, which Mr. Bartlett, last month, said was dented by the unrest, losing significant business in its aftermath. He pointed out then that occupancies at a number of hotels were weak, declining by as much as 50 per cent.

James Corbin (left) discussed distribution ideas with Brooklyn businessman Edgar Henry in New York.
EeZee Kricket, a catchy new Caribbean board game, is set to to enthrall cricket enthusiasts around the world.

Barbadian James Corbin, a Bimventures-funded entrepreneur and creator of the exciting game, reports he has inked a distribution deal with Britain's Serious Cricket, one of the largest specialist cricket companies in the United Kingdom.

ImageCape Air adds a new island destination in the Caribbean with two daily flights between the Island of Anguilla and San Juan, Puerto Rico beginning on December 22, 2010. "This is our 13th year of providing inter-island service in the Caribbean and all of us at Cape Air are excited about our newest destination," says Cape Air President Dan Wolf. "We have ensured that our Anguilla flight schedule allows for easy connections with major carriers arriving in San Juan and our convenient ticket and baggage agreements with almost all of the major carriers mean you can book your entire trip on one itinerary and check your bags through to your final destination."