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ImageFlights have been disrupted across the Caribbean after a volcanic eruption on the British overseas territory of Montserrat.

The Soufriere Hills volcano, which first erupted in 1995, returned to life on Thursday, spewing ash up to 6 miles (10km) into the sky, the Montserrat Volcano Observatory said.

ImageJamaica welcomed the first AirTran Airways flight from Baltimore today. To officially kick off the new nonstop service, travelers were greeted in Montego Bay with a Jamaican celebration.
ImageA group of Jamaican citizens on Thursday wrote Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister, Patrick Manning, urging him to terminate the current negotiations with Kingston concerning the pending sale of Air Jamaica.

Lelei LeLaulu
The Caribbean Media Exchange (CMEx) saluted one of the largest and most successful lodging franchisors in the world for redoubling its commitment to Haiti after this month's deadly earthquake.

Responding to an announcement by Choice Hotels International that it will not be pulling out of Haiti, CMEx Director Lelei LeLaulu hailed the news as "a strong, positive and optimistic message to send to the international travel and tourism market and the investment community. It is also a booming vote of confidence in the resilience and resourcefulness of the Haitian people."