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Caribbean tourism industry contends with climate change

Caribbean tourism industry contends with climate change

In Antigua and Barbuda, tourism planners are exploring eco-friendly accommodations like ‘glamping’ – luxury campsites with low impact on beaches. In Puerto Rico, hoteliers are swapping contingency plans to improve hurricane and disaster response. Across the region, tourism stakeholders are grappling with the reality of climate change and the threat ...

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From beaches to Bahamas

From beaches to Bahamas

It’s amazing how much you actually pack into a cruise. Last week I wrote about the first few days of a week-long trip, taking in Miami, Puerto Rico and St Thomas – one great city and two very different and beautiful tropical islands. But there’s even more to see. Leaving ...

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Maldives confers country’s highest honour on PM Modi

Maldives confers country's highest honour on PM Modi

MALE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi was conferred with the Maldives‘ highest honour “Rule of Nishan Izzuddeen” on Saturday during his two-day state visit to the country. The prestigious award was presented to Modi by President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih during a ceremony here. “The Most Honourable Order of the Distinguished Rule ...

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The 10 Best Pink Sand Beaches in the Caribbean

The 10 Best Pink Sand Beaches in the Caribbean

  The spectacular beaches of the Caribbean remain the region’s ultimate siren song for travelers. They’re the reason we sit at our desks, dreaming of the islands, placing ourselves there, even just for a moment.  They’re the essence of what makes the Caribbean the world’s most romantic destination.  And while ...

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Fishing industry: Lifeblood of the coastal regions

Fishing industry: Lifeblood of the coastal regions

Fish is an essential food item in our daily life. Generally it is difficult to eat our meals, especially lunch without a good fish curry. We go to our nearest fish vendor, fish stall, public market or supermarket to purchase our fish. People who reside in coastal areas are fortunate ...

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Portraits of Hope

Portraits of Hope

By Sarah Rutkowski Traveling to a Caribbean island in January sounded like a dream come true. At home here in Alaska, it’s cold and dark with another winter of little snow. Sun on my face and toes in the sand would undoubtedly help cure my seasonal depression. That’s exactly what ...

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10 Reasons to Visit Aruba

10 Reasons to Visit Aruba

Aruba is an ideal but often overlooked destination for travelers looking for a Caribbean vacation. As a result, Funjet has listed Aruba’s attributes that set it apart from other Caribbean countries. Perfect weather A typical day in Aruba usually consists of a lot of sunshine and a high temperature of ...

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Edtiorial: Hold corporations accountable for recycling costs

A decade ago, recycling was a profitable business. Old newspapers, for example, were worth between $85 to $90 a ton. But that changed three years ago when China instituted stricter purity standards on the types of recyclable materials that were accepted. These days, recycled newspapers are down to $10 a ...

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SeaDream in the Caribbean: A Beach Lover’s Dream

SeaDream in the Caribbean: A Beach Lover's Dream

SeaDream‘s slogan is “It’s Yachting, Not Cruising” and with just 56-staterooms and a maximum of 112 guests, a SeaDream voyage truly feels like a personal getaway. But the expression is not only a statement about size, it also describes the carefree lifestyle aboard their intimate 355-foot twin yachts, SeaDream I and ...

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