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Petra Roach divulges the secrets behind record tourism in Barbados in 2017

Of late, travel agent interviewed with Petra Roach, U.S. Director of Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc., to know more about the reasons that perked up the numbers of Barbados' record-setting 2017. Recently, Richard Sealy, minister of tourism and international transport for Barbados, declared that the


Splash Into Savings with 30% Off Divi Resorts' Top Caribbean Destinations

Book between March 5 & April 30 to score rates as low as $149 per night! CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (PRWEB) March 08, 2018 Divi Resorts is making waves with its latest splash sale, featuring 30% off top Caribbean destinations on Aruba, Bonaire, Barbados and St. Maarten. Travelers searching for warm weather


New mission presidents called to serve in Barbados, Madagascar, Denmark and Samoa

The following new mission presidents and their wives have been called by the First Presidency. They will begin their service in July. Mauro de Almeida, 54, and Rosa Maria Rodrigues Almeida, three children, Jardim So Paulo Ward, Sorocaba Brazil Stake: Brazil Belem Mission, succeeding President Alexan


Petra Roach Tells Us How Barbados Set a Tourism Record in 2017

Travel Agent recently chatted with Petra Roach, U.S. Director of Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc., to go behind the numbers of Barbados' record-setting 2017. Richard Sealy, minister of tourism and international transport for Barbados, recently announced that the island saw a 5 percent increase in sta


JetBlue's Mint upgrade soars in comfort, luxury

I'm just old enough to remember when air travel was semi-glamorous. You always dressed up, and usually felt like you were on your way to something special, even if it was just a work trip. Today, in a sea of folks in sweat pants, families struggling to board with tons of carry-ons (thanks to airline


Time and Place: Jaeger-LeCoultre in New York City

Where: Brooklyn, New York Watch: Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Date If you're living in the northeast of the United States like I am, you're probably pretty fed up with the cold weather. Lately, I've been fantasizing about sunshine, beaches, and warm tropical breezes. My mind has been filled with thought


Critics' Picks: Talks and discussions we're hitting up this week

Historical archeology curator Martha Zierden leads this Conversations with a Curator, a monthly event which allows visitors a chance to have an intimate look at an exhibit in The Charleston Museum, hear stories, and ask questions. This month's event focuses on James Stobo's plantation, a remarkable


Aging Well: Eleanor Robertson - bowling, piano and fishing at the cottage

The 91-year-old also loves to travel. "I'm going to sit in the sun, swim and read mystery novels," she says of a trip to Barbados in March More and more Canadians are reaching the age of 100. This week, we talk to Montreal seniors who are aging gracefully. Today: Eleanor Robertson, 91. Eleanor Rob


Questions after Caricom's Summit *

ONCE again, we are experiencing the ritual annual hand-wringing and belly-aching and exhortations over the lack of progress to operationalise the long-promised Caricom Single Market and Economy (CSME). And, regrettably, the current Prime Minister of Barbados, Fruendel Stuart, who for the past ten y


CJ lauds opening of Children Court*

The first rehabilitative Children Court in the Caricom (Caribbean Community) region was officially opened yesterday in St Clair. The courthouse, which will hear matters in North Trinidad, is located at Elizabeth Street, St Clair, and was officially opened in a ceremony attended by several dignitarie


15 Truly Insta-Worthy Caribbean Vacation Rentals With Infinity Pools

Score These 20 Free Things at Disneyland - Here's How No trip to one of the world's best beaches would be complete without a wanderlust-inducing, Insta-ready infinity pool, with its optical trickery and seemingly nonexistent edge. Though they look like a vacation amenity reserved for celebrities and


The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection Announces Itineraries

PHOTO: The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection is planning to build three sleek vessels. (photo courtesy of Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection) The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection has announced its inaugural year of itineraries. They include cruises in the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, the Caribbean, Latin Ame


Could RHOA's Kenya Moore have a bun in the oven?

Is Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kenya Moore carrying a future beauty queen in her belly? Inquiring minds want to know if Moore is pregnant. That question has been buzzing around Moore who made a rare appearance with her husband, restaurateur Marc Daly at the Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscars View


Royal Caribbean International's San Juan Cruises Are Back in Full Force

PHOTO: Royal Caribbean International's Freedom of the Seas docked in San Juan, Puerto Rico. (photo by Jason Leppert) San Juan, Puerto Rico is officially back open for cruise travel, and Royal Caribbean International is ready to take you there. Following significant recovery that has been made at the


Kenya Moore Makes Rare Appearance With Husband Marc Daly: 'We Appreciate People Rooting for Us'

Kenya Moore and Marc Daly attend the 26th annual Elton John AIDS Foundation's Academy Awards Viewing Party at The City of West Hollywood Park on March 4, 2018 in West Hollywood, California.Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images Mr. and Mrs. Daly take the Oscars! Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kenya Moore and


VIDEO: Checking in to Barbados' Ocean Two Resort

There's a bit of everything in the St Lawrence Gap of Barbados: fish shacks, beach bars, nightclubs, restaurants, artists, characters and rum shops. It's the bustling, ever-energetic, colorful corner of the south coast of Barbados, a slice of life and a necessary stop on any trip to the island. But


West Indian Cherry is double duty plant for Treasure Coast landscapes

Today, many folks are planting landscapes that are both beautiful and productive. The transition to an edible landscape can be done a few plants or beds over time. As always, choose plants that match the site conditions and are adapted to Florida. One of my favorite fruit-bearing plants is Acerola,


Miss Universe 1998 Provides a Platform for Caribbean Beauty*

Wendy Fitzwilliam AFTER five weeks of filming in an idyllic tropical setting and a lot of drama in between, the highly popular series-Caribbean's Next Top Model is back for its fourth season. Its host, island hopper and globetrotter Wendy Fitzwilliam promises an intense season with stiff competition


The 10 Best Golf Resorts to Visit Right Now

Recent years have seen a radical transformation in golf resorts in the Caribbean, which is quickly becoming a global epicenter for the game. There are more great places to stay and play than ever, from traditional golf-focused resorts to luxe hotels that also offer easy access to great nearby course


Elder Renlund Dedicates Barbados, Visits Caribbean Nations

ST. GEORGE, BARBADOS At storied Gun Hill Signal Station, Elder Dale G. Renlund of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles on February 18 dedicated the island nation of Barbados for the preaching of the gospel, concluding a nine-day review of the Church's Caribbean Area that included stops in the Dominican