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Haitian Prime Minister Evans Paul PORT-AU-PRINCE – Local protesters in Labadee, Haiti have forced Royal Caribbean to cancel a second port of call to the cruise port. The Royal Caribbean Blog reports that Navigator of the Seas was scheduled to call at Labadee on Thursday but the cruise line decided

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SANTO DOMINGO — A new Hard Rock International hotel and casino will open in the Dominican Republic in late 2017. Developed in collaboration with All Inclusive Collection, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Santo Domingo will feature 400 hotel rooms and suites, as well as a state-of-the-art casino. It is the

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NASSAU – The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) holds its annual Caribbean Travel Marketplace this week, from Jan. 21 to 23, at Atlantis, Paradise Island. Following the standard format of past Marketplace events, tourism suppliers will meet one-on-one with wholesalers in scheduled appointment slots, which in 2015 totaled 11,888

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ATLANTA – As expected, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a travel alert Friday evening, warning people about the risk of traveling to countries in the Americas affected by the Zika virus, a mosquito-born illness linked to an epidemic of birth defects in Brazil. Pregnant women should avoid

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KINGSTON – Three people were injured and one person killed when a tour bus cruise ship passengers were on was involved in a four-vehicle collision near Falmouth on Thursday. Some 21 passengers were headed to the Dunns River Falls attraction “when the Toyota Coaster tour bus they were traveling in

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Federal health officials are expected to make a decision either today or tomorrow on whether to warn pregnant women against travel to Caribbean and Latin American countries where the Zika virus has been confirmed. According to the New York Times, they’re considering the warning because of the

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        Jason Lawson of Toledo, Ohio FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A man from Ohio is facing multiple charges after he helped another man attack a boy on board Royal Caribbean’s Independence of the Seas last year, authorities said. According to an arrest report, Jason Lawson, 32, and

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Tourism’s Beverly Nicholson-Doty CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia – Regatta Travel Solutions announced today that the Virgin Islands Department of Tourism has chosen to use the Regatta booking engine on their new official destination website, VisitUSVI.com, to enable potential visitors to book hotels, attractions and packages on the destination’s official website. “We invited

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Rum festival organizer George Moore FREDERIKSTED – The first Annual St. Croix Rum Festival “Flavor of Rum” kicks off this spring with cooking competitions, fashion shows, rum tasting and sightseeing tours, organizers said. The festival, which celebrates the historical ties between rum-making and the Big Island, will be held at

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    St. Croix’s Digby Stridiron at work CHRISTIANSTED – Black Enterprise magazine says that chef Digby Stridiron is “making St. Croix the culinary destination of the Caribbean.” In a feature story posted today, Black Enterprise noted that Stridiron has served as the personal chef to celebrities like Vivica A.

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