Gonsalves mocks US travel advisory

Gonsalves mocks US travel advisory

Kingstown – Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves has described as “hilarious…like it’s Comedy Central”, the recent travel advisory issued by the United States telling its citizens to avoid non-essential travel to Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries, including St. Vincent and the Grenadines. “What is laughable though, is that the United States put out an advisory, the […]

Belize postpones reopening of Philip Goldson International airport

Belize postpones reopening  of Philip Goldson International airport

Belize City, Belize  – As the official destination marketing organization for the country, the safety and comfort of our visitors and residents are of utmost priority for the Belize Tourism Board (BTB). We are continually assessing risks and working with our partners to create protocols to ensure a safe environment for residents and guests when […]

Barbados now accepting applications for its 12-month Welcome Stamp visa

Barbados now accepting applications  for its 12-month Welcome Stamp visa

Barbados has officially launched its Barbados Welcome Stamp, a new visa that allows visitors to remain in the island for up to one year and “work remotely.”  “COVID-19 has changed the global business landscape as a larger number of people continue to work from home. With this new visa, we can provide workers with an […]

Sandals expands to St. Vincent

Sandals expands to St. Vincent

Four years after being courted by the St Vincent and the Grenadines government, Sandals Resorts International (SRI) will operate its first Beaches Resorts in that island, having acquired the former five-star Buccament Bay Spa Resort. St Vincent is the Jamaican hotel chain’s eighth island in the Caribbean, and the brand’s newest destination. Sandals said Buccament, […]

England beat West Indies by 113 runs in second Test to level the series

England beat West Indies by 113 runs in second Test  to level the series

MANCHESTER, England – Shamarh Brooks and Jermaine Blackwood carved out polished half-centuries but West Indies’ fragile top order was again cruelly exposed, as England levelled the three-Test series with a 113-run victory on the final day at Old Trafford on Monday. Set an improbable 312 to win the second Test after the hosts declared their […]

Tobago focuses on domestic tourism

Tobago focuses on domestic tourism

SCARBOROUGH Tobago -The Tobago Tourism Agency Limited  (TTAL) and the destination’s tourism industry stakeholders are seeking ways to stimulate economic activity for the island with initiatives targeting the domestic market. When the Trinidad and Tobago government closed the borders in mid-March to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the Agency ran a user-generated campaign to keep […]

IDB warns of devastating tourism shocks in Caribbean

IDB warns of devastating tourism shocks in Caribbean

WASHINGTON, DC, United States— A new study by the Inter-American Bank (IDB) says Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) will suffer “an unprecedented economic shock” from a sharp downturn in tourism as a result of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The report, ‘Extreme Outlier: The Pandemic’s Unprecedented Shock to Tourism in Latin America and the […]

St Lucia to lift curfew tomorrow

St Lucia to lift curfew tomorrow

CASTRIES, St. Lucia – The St Lucia government says it will tomorrow lift the curfew that had been imposed as part of the measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Prime Minister Allen Chastanet made the announcement on Monday night, as he updated the island on the response of his administration to […]

Caribbean Task Force unveils initiatives to support tourism sector

Caribbean Task Force unveils initiatives to support tourism sector

Caribbean hotel, tourism and health officials have unveiled a new initiative they say will help safeguard the health of travellers and employers within the tourism sector. The COVID-19 Caribbean Tourism Task Force said the comprehensive health safety guidelines, supported by an aggressive training schedule are aimed at reaching thousands of the region’s tourism employees in […]