Tourism Has A Central Role In Driving Development In The Caribbean

Published on Nov 16 2017 // Blogs, Caribbean, United Kingdom
Tourism Has A Central Role In Driving Development In The Caribbean
 By David Jessop  News Americas, LONDON, England, Fri. Nov. 17, 2017: In just over a week’s time, Jamaica will host a major international conference intended to reposition tourism as a global driver of sustainable development. Unlike other industry related events, ‘Jobs and Inclusive Growth: Partnerships...

Time To Embrace Tourism’s Wider Possibilities

Published on Nov 16 2017 // Caribbean, Travel and Lifestyle
Time To Embrace Tourism’s Wider Possibilities
By David Jessop News Americas, LONDON, England, Fri. Nov. 17, 2017: A week ago, the Mayor of Venice announced that the city will stop all cruise ships above 55,000 tons from entering its ancient central waterway, the Giudecca Canal. Instead they will have to dock in the industrial port of Marghera,...

Caribbean Business – What’s The Future For Caribbean Sugar?

Published on Nov 09 2017 // Business, Caribbean
Caribbean Business – What’s The Future For Caribbean Sugar?
Workers collect sugar cane at a plantation near Santa Cruz de El Seibo, in eastern Dominican Republic, on January 9, 2017. A cane cutter in the Dominican Republic earns the equivalent of approximately four US dollars (180 RD) per ton cut. Last year sugar production in the country recorded a milling of...

Caribbean Business – Russia’s Growing Caribbean Interest

Published on Nov 02 2017 // Business, Caribbean, Top Stories, United Kingdom
Caribbean Business – Russia’s Growing Caribbean Interest
Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (L) shakes hands with Saint Kitts and Nevis’s Foreign Minister Mark Brantley during talks on the sidelines of the 72nd session of UN General Assembly. Alexander Shcherbak/TASS (Photo by Alexander Shcherbak\TASS via Getty Images) By David Jessop  News...

Caribbean Tourism – The Solo Traveler And The Caribbean

Published on Nov 02 2017 // Caribbean, Features, Travel and Lifestyle, United Kingdom
Caribbean Tourism – The Solo Traveler And The Caribbean
By David Jessop News Americas, LONDON, England, Fri. Nov. 3, 2017: One of the odder experiences in my past was when, while sitting on a beach in Barbados, a young American visitor appeared from nowhere and asked if I was vacationing on my own. As it happened, I was quietly spending a Sunday alone before...

Caribbean Citizenship Programmes: A Race To The Bottom?

Caribbean Citizenship Programmes: A Race To The Bottom?
By David Jessop  News Americas, LONDON, England, Tues. Oct. 24, 2017: In most Organization of Eastern Caribbean States, (OECS) nations, citizenship is available at a cost. It can be purchased by almost anyone who can afford it. There is no qualifying period and no residential requirement. All that is...

Caribbean Travel – Winners And Losers In Changing US Cuba Travel Policy

Caribbean Travel – Winners And Losers In Changing US Cuba Travel Policy
By David Jessop News Americas, LONDON, England, Fri. Oct. 20, 2017: Over the last two and a half years the number of US visitors to Cuba has surged in response to changing US policy. According to Cuban statistics, while just 37,459 US citizens visited in 2014, some 285,000 did so in 2016. This dramatic...

Climate Change And The Graduation Of The Caribbean

Published on Oct 16 2017 // Blogs, Caribbean, Top Stories, United Kingdom
Climate Change And The Graduation Of The Caribbean
By David Jessop News Americas, LONDON, England, Tues. Oct. 17, 2017: A week or so ago, CARICOM’s Secretary-General, Irwin LaRocque, made clear that if the Caribbean is ever to be able to respond sustainably to the devastation caused by climate change, the eligibility criteria for development assistance...

Puerto Rico: An Island Apart?

Published on Oct 10 2017 // Blogs, Features, Puerto Rico, Top Stories, United Kingdom
Puerto Rico: An Island Apart?
Gabriel Ortega, 29, surveys the damage on his property after Hurricane Maria made landfall, September 21, 2017 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The majority of the island has lost power, in San Juan many are left without running water or cell phone service, and the Governor said Maria is the ‘most devastating...

The Business of Tourism – Cyber Security, The Caribbean And The Hospitality Sector

Published on Oct 05 2017 // Caribbean, Features, Travel and Lifestyle, United Kingdom
The Business of Tourism – Cyber Security, The Caribbean And The Hospitality Sector
A team of computer experts and hackers work at a cabin in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, on Tuesday, July 11, 2017. (Photographer: Brett Gundlock/Bloomberg via Getty Images) By David Jessop News Americas, LONDON, England, Fri. Oct. 6, 2017: Few of us when booking a flight, hotel, or a rental car think twice...