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The Spanish hotel group is also set to open Hotel INNSIDE Camagüey, as well as three hotels in the city of Trinidad before 2020 as part of an ambitious ... Meliá Hotels International says it has aligned its plans with the wider Cuban strategy to diversify its tourism industry, offering prestigious hotels with ...
Carnival in Jamaica has exploded in popularity over the last year with the emergence of two new bands, Xodus and Xaymaca, and the influx of several party brands from Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados which has bumped up the fete offerings. This year has also seen an increase in the number of ...
... seen their profits dwindle; business people who've had to close up shop; workers in the hotel and tourism sectors who've been sent home; and healthcare providers who have lost their jobs and have had to leave Tobago with their families in tow to find employment in Trinidad's public health system.
The Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) is getting on the blockchain bandwagon, signing a memorandum of understanding with digital currency technology company Bitt, to help streamline payments for tourism-related products. The two Barbados-based organizations signed the MOU this morning ...
Despite the ongoing sea bridge problems, the Ministry of Tourism says some properties in Tobago recorded above 75 per cent occupancy during the Easter period. According to a release, preliminary checks revealed that between March 30 and April 2, select properties recorded from 68 to 100 per cent ...
'Carnival in Jamaica' 2018, spearheaded by Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett's Entertainment Network of the Tourism Linkages Council in the Ministry of ... Carnival in Jamaica 2018 officials noted that many revellers from Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Antigua, St Kitts, Grenada, St Lucia, Guyana, the ...
Tourism Minister Shamfa Cudjoe has defended figures presented before the Parliament three weeks ago regarding tourist arrivals to Trinidad and Tobago for the period January 1 to February 28 between 2016 and 2018. In a Newsday article dated April 5, 2018, titled, “Where are Shamfa's arrival figures ...
Sports Minister Darryl Smith has been demoted as the Office of the Prime Minister has announced a major Cabinet reshuffle that sees the change in portfolios of five Government Ministers and the Prime Minister himself. Minister of Public Administration and Communications, Maxie Cuffie has also been ...
There had also been widespread criticism of the performance of Cudjoe as Tourism Minister and her inability to successfully articulate the country's tourism policy at a time where other Caribbean islands have been seeing record tourist arrivals. (iii) reassign Mr. Randall Mitchell as Minister of Tourism;.
... advised the President of the following in accordance with Sections 3(9) and 76(3) and 79(1) of the Constitution of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. ... Shamfa Cudjoe, whose tenure at the Ministry of Tourism was marked by calls for her removal as Minister, as well as the dissolution of the Tourism ...
He has been reassigned as a Minister in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, under Rowley who previously headed this ministry under former prime minister Patrick Manning. Cudjoe has been appointed as Sports and Youth Affairs Minister. Mitchell has been appointed Tourism Minister.
Amateur Swimming Association of Trinidad and Tobago president Wendell Lai Hing has welcomed Shamfa Cudjoe as the new Minister of Sport and is hoping her background coming from tourism will help drive the Ministry's sport tourism thrust. Cudjoe takes over the portfolio from Darryl Smith, who was ...
Newly-appointed Minister in the Ministry of Housing Darryl Smith during yesterday's sitting of Parliament in Port-of-Spain. PICTURE OFFICE OF THE PARLIAMENT ... Ministers Shamfa Cudjoe and Randall Mitchell were also shifted from Tourism and Housing respectively. Cudjoe replaces Smith in Sport.
ETecK chairman Imtiaz Ahamad said for the last two years the company had commissioned many jobs, renovations and repair works on the hotel and while these and flights were good, there were bigger issues of the tourism sector and Tobago, as a tourist island, needed to have direction. Small said the ...
It said the lack of a reliable ferry service adversely affected Tobago's economy and promoting the sister isle as a vacation destination was difficult. The TTCIC said negative ripple effects were reaching not only Tobago's tourism sector, but also cottage industries, manufacturers and distributors and ...
By his action, James said, the Prime Minister was “trying to reassure stakeholders in Tobago that he had been taking note,” and shifted Cudjoe to the Sports Ministry. But tourism interests, he said, could take some “comfort” from her removal. Political commentator Ralph Maraj said the PM's reshuffle was ...
Former housing minister Randall Mitchell has replaced Cudjoe as tourism minister. Former Public Administration and Communications Minister Maxie Cuffie, who is recuperating from a stroke he suffered last year, is now junior minister in that ministry. And Port of Spain South MP Marlene McDonald, has ...
Randall Mitchell said yesterday he does not regard his shift from the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development to the Ministry of Tourism as a demotion. “Tourism is on the cusp of a massive diversification drive. It is a steep learning curve and I see it (his shift) as an expression of confidence in me by ...
I am not sure what to expect of the unimaginative and passive Randall Mitchell in tourism, an area which has been left to also disappear but which remains a strand of our economy which can provide a lifeline. Lastly, Mr Prime Minister, what is the purpose of moving or reshuffling the absent Maxie Cuffie ...
POSSIBLE TOURIST SITE: The Usine Ste Madeleine pond where four bodies were found within the last three years. PHOTO BY ANSEL JEBODH. THE USINE Ste Madeleine Pond, now earning a reputation as a place to commit murder, is to be taken over by the Government and put to use – either for ...
Buoyed by their recent success as hosts of the 33rd Carifta Swimming Championships, president of the Aquatic Sports Association of Jamaica (ASAJ) Martin Lyn stressed the importance of exploiting sports as a springboard to further boost tourism. Jamaica hosted the recently concluded four-day ...
President Paula-Mae Weekes has denied any involvement in the recent dismissal of former minister of Sport and Youth Affairs, Darryl Smith. In a statement issued Wednesday, Weekes said she was 'distressed and dismayed' by the fabrications. "It has come to the attention of Her Excellency President ...
The newly formed company is based in Trinidad and Tobago and spearheaded by Kyle Lequay and Hans Romany. The duo holds the franchise for Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica. They both share a passion for sport entertainment and tourism and see the World of Dance competition as an ideal fit to ...
On Monday, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley reassigned Cudjoe from the Ministry of Tourism to the Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs. She replaced Darryl Smith, who was demoted, reassigned and then dismissed in a 24-hour period. Yesterday, a snapshot of a Facebook post by Cudjoe was being ...
Speaking via telephone on Tuesday, head of the Unique Bed and Breakfast Self-Catering Association Kaye Trotman called on Mitchell to hit the ground running. “He has a quick learning curve and we hope that he can jumpstart very quickly to especially put these two new agencies; the Tobago Tourism ...
Minister Cudjoe added that sport is very much linked to tourism and in this regard, she will continue to have partnerships and work hand in hand with all ... having been a youth activist, a CARICOM Youth Ambassador, a United Nations Youth Ambassador, vice president and later president of the Tobago ...
Organised by the Leve-Global group (formerly Tourism Intelligence International), Leve 2018 puts Tobago in the forefront of this 'must buy' market. With bridal market expenditure in the North American Market of over US$100 billion, the event is designed to capture international publicity in the highest ...
... long-serving administrator of the Preysal Sports Club, and a member of the National League Committee of the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board (TTCB). ... Ramsaran said he also had the privilege of working with Basdeo at the Tourism Development Corporation on several projects and extended his ...
That ministry's Permanent Secretary Vidiah Ramkhelawan said that once the agency is operational, it will have legal authority to create and enforce tourism-sector regulations and address matters of inspection, licensing, monitoring, classification and grading. Speaking at the graduation ceremony of the ...
A tropical gem, just off the coast of Venezuela and tucked in next to its bigger sister Trinidad, it is unlike either its neighbours or anywhere else, come to that. While the Caribbean is synonymous with mass tourism, international resort hotels and high prices, this proud but deliciously laid-back island is a ...
Trinidad Tourism Limited will oversee the marketing of Trinidad tourism. It's a new strategic direction, branding Trinidad and Tobago as separate and distinct,” Mitchell said. He noted that low energy prices of 2015 and 2016 made it imperative for T&T to diversify its economy with tourism as a priority.
Discussing some details of the re-branding strategies, Mitchell said there were untouched markets in the country that must be tapped into to increase tourist attraction. The country has a niche market for exhibitions, Carnival, parties and fetes. He said that the tourism sector needs a lot more attention and ...
Ramkhelawan, who addressed the T&T Hospitality and Tourism Institute's graduation ceremony at the National Academy for the Performing Arts in Port-of-Spain, said: “At the Ministry, our aim is to build a sustainable and profitable tourism sector, committed to high standards and quality, guided by ...
COUVA North MP Ramona Ramdial has called on Tourism Minister Randall Mitchell to have his ministry implement a fee for tourists visiting Stollmeyer's Castle. In a statement yesterday, Ramdial said eventually the aim should be to fully monetise and make all local heritage sites self-sustainable while ...
Among the participating countries are Costa Rica, United States, Australia, Trinidad & Tobago, Angola, Mexico, Fiji, Brazil, Bermuda, New Zealand, New ... Sport Fishing Championship, promising high expectations for the tourism sector in the country, “said Jeff Duchesneau, manager of Marina Pez Vela.
“We are going back to the roots, we are going back to where we started,” said Ernie George, sales manager for the St Lucia Tourism Authority. George was among a contingent of tourism officials and hoteliers in Trinidad and Tobago to promote the festival. “We started with a unique jazz product, we kind ...
“These figures are certainly great news for the destination as we continue to work alongside all stakeholders to stimulate growth within the tourism industry,” said Secretary of Tourism, Culture and Transportation, Councillor Nadine Stewart-Phillips. “It is clear that Tobago has made significant progress ...
Two months before the Panama-based Copa Airlines kicks off its Barbados service, tourism officials here say they are encouraged by the response ... Commercial Manager for Copa Airlines Camille Hackett, who is based in Trinidad, will initially have responsibility for Barbados, where a new team is to ...
For two years, Gildharry attended the St Augustine campus University of the West Indies (UWI) and then, unbeknownst to his parents, he “dropped out” and started pursuing a degree in Culinary Management at the Trinidad and Tobago Hospitality and Tourism Institute in Chaguaramas. Get caught up ...
Matura is one of two main nesting grounds in Trinidad, where turtles come to our shores every year to lay their eggs, she said. This year's theme for World ... “This exercise will also benefit our local tourism sector in particular saving the lives of our leatherback turtles at the beach,” he added. Hoping this ...
Paray said it was necessary that the Government intervene immediately and save the “little economic activity that is left on the east coast”. He said Government should be aware that global warming will continue to cause unwanted biodiversity on the shores of Trinidad and Tobago. “We cannot sit idly by ...
NEWLY-appointed Tourism Minister Randall Mitchell plans to brand Trinidad and Tobago as separate and distinct entities. Mitchell also said he would soon meet stakeholders to discuss the new strategic advantages which have been identified. He said it was determined that the tourism product in ...
The Prime Minister made the comment while speaking at the Commonwealth Business Forum (CBF) Heads of Government Roundtable on April 18. Dr Rowly says Trinidad and Tobago pursues tourism as a viable industry for growth and development. However, when some nations issue negative travel ...
When TT is serious about diversifying its economy with tourism in the forefront, these buildings can be restored and opened daily to the public, bringing much needed foreign currency. Cruise ships can advertise visits to them by their passengers for a fee before they head to the Pitch Lake, Temple on the ...
Newly appointed Port Authority of T&T (PATT) chairman Lyle Alexander, in his interview with Business and Money last week, seemed very optimistic about development prospects for the Port of Port-of-Spain, even as he acknowledged the numerous challenges facing the facility. He is right. There are, in ...
Modi said that India would be happy to contribute to the development of Trinidad and Tobago in keeping with Trinidad and Tobago's economic priorities. ... As it relates to tourism, Rowley identified the need for direct air transport between the two nations as this would provide a mutually beneficial link ...