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Jamaica Tourism Minister urges UK and Canada to revise COVID policies

The Hon. Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett said in his op-ed for eTurboNews: I note with obvious concern the new mandatory COVID test requirement that...

Trinidad methanol company cuts 60 jobs

(Trinidad Guardian) This year has started the same way 2020 began with the severing of workers in the downstream petrochemical sector as the State-owned...

Sandals founder Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart dies aged 79 following ‘short battle with illness’

Travel pioneer Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart, who founded Jamaica's Sandals resort, has died. Stewart was born in Kingston, Jamaica in 1941. He grew up on...

Barbados: Sandals delisted as quarantine facility over alleged breaches

(Barbados Nation) Chief Medical Officer Dr Kenneth George has delisted Sandals Barbados Resort and Spa as a designated quarantine hotel effective January 5, 2021,...

Barbados to implement real-time banking

By November next year, banking institutions will be able to transact business in real-time in Barbados. Ryan Straughn, Minister in the Ministry of Finance, made...

Sandals Chief Questions Resort Link to Grenada COVID-19 Outbreak

Sandals Resorts International was prominent in travel news this week following a COVID-19 outbreak in Grenada that local press reports linked to the company’s...

317,701 Visitors in Jamaica Since Reopening Of Borders

Preliminary figures from the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) indicate that since the June 15 reopening of the borders to international travellers, some 317,701 visitors...

Royal Caribbean Sells Empress and Majesty of the Seas

Royal Caribbean International has sold the Empress of the Seas and Majesty of the Seas to an undisclosed buyer in the Asia-Pacific region, the...

St. Lucia Extends COVID Protocols To December 14

(CMC)- The St. Lucia government has extended, until December 14, the protocols aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19 that has killed two people...

Royal Caribbean Group extends Cruise with Confidence

Royal Caribbean Group has extended its Cruise with Confidence programme. Now, all cruises booked by January 31, 2021 can be cancelled 48 hours before...

Dominica: ‘A Nation with a Great Deal of Untapped Potential for Sustainable Investment’

he Commonwealth of Dominica, for several years now, has gained attention from entrepreneurs and investors alike. For those who wish to explore it, the...

Jamaica sees ‘signs that buoyancy is returning to the tourism sector’

Jamaica‘s Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett commented on the country’s tourism sector, stating: “We are already seeing positive signs that buoyancy is returning to...

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At least seven patients died in Brazil for lack of oxygen

At least seven patients, admitted to the regional hospital in the northern Brazilian city of Coari, died on Tuesday for the lack of oxygen...

Man Allegedly Hid 3 Months At Chicago Airport Due To Virus

CHICAGO (AP) — A California man who told police that the coronavirus pandemic left him afraid to fly has been arrested on charges that...

Adam Stewart Named Executive Chairman Of Sandals Resorts International

MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA, January 19, 2021 – Sandals Resorts International has announced Adam Stewart’s appointment as the resort company’s Executive Chairman. Stewart becomes just the...

California Halts Moderna Vaccine Injections Due to ‘Unusually High’ Adverse Reactions

California health officials have halted the administration of Moderna mRNA vaccines after an "unusually high number" of adverse reactions were linked to one batch. Dozens...