CARIBBEAN TRAVEL NEWS ROUNDUP- SEPT. 20

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A van drives down a destroyed road in High Rock, Grand Bahama, Bahamas, on September 16, 2019.(Photo credit: ZAK BENNETT/AFP/Getty Images)
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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. SEPT. 20, 2019: Here are the top stories making news on the Caribbean travel scene for the week-ending Sept. 20, 2019:

Canada yesterday issued a non-essential travel’ advisory for Haiti due to the potential for civil unrests throughout the country.

A group of legendary tennis players, including Andy Roddick and James Blake, will be headed to Baha Mar in the Bahamas to take part in a three-day tennis event starting on Nov. 7 to raise donations for victims of Hurricane Dorian.

Caribbean Community leaders are expected to speak with one voice “loud and clear” on the deadly implications of the climate crisis for the region when they begin to appear at the United Nations next week.

Scott Hapgood, the Connecticut man charged in the killing of a hotel worker in Anguilla earlier this year, is back in the US following a “Preliminary Inquiry” hearing last week. Another hearing is set for Nov. 11 to hear from more witnesses.

Several travelers who claim they were duped by a company calling itself the ‘Black Travel Movement,’ after their Caribbean dream vacation turned into a nightmare, have now filed eight complaints with the Better Business Bureau and North Carolina’s Consumer Protection Division.

On the heels of several tourist deaths, The Dominican Republic says it is implementing new safety measures to rebuild traveler confidence to the island.

The Caribbean Tourism Organization has donated an initial US $20,000 to The Bahamas to assist with its recovery efforts in Abaco and Grand Bahama.

Jamaica and THe Bahamas are the only two caribbean nations nominated in the World’s Leading Cruise Destination 2019 at the World Travel Awards.

JetBlue is offering a travel deal this october 27th to the 31st of US$ 275 round trip from New York’s JFK to Providenciales, Turks and Caicos.

Ready for ‘Caribbean Smooth?’ Scottish whisky company, Dewar, has the 8-year-old Scotch that was double-aged and finished in Caribbean rum casks.

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