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Thumbs Up to Hawks Cay Key, Thumbs Down to Largo Bay Marriott Beach Resort

I cannot think of many, if not any, more important aspects of the hospitality industry than constantly listening and responding to your guest’s comments, whether negative or positive. The customer is king. I recently stayed at two ‘4 star’ hotels in the Florida Keys. The first, Hawks Cay was excellent and met every expectation. The second, a major branded hotel,

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Barbadian Author Andrea Stuart Discusses her Book Sugar in the Blood

Listen to Barbadian author Andrea Stuart gives a riveting insight into her book Sugar in the Blood at the Barbados High Commission in London. An introduction is given by Barbadian historian Richard Drayton who is the widely respected Rhodes Professor of Imperial History at King’s College London. The book launch comes at an interesting time with a reparation claim being explored

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Death Sentence to Local Ownership of the Tourism Industry in Barbados

Submitted by DGS While the humble, honest Barbadian makes his way to work early every morning and comes back tired, yet happy after a long day’s work, he is unknowing of a serious potential threat to his lifestyle that demands immediate attention. Other than the Civil Service, the tourism sector is by far the largest employer in Barbados, generating the

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Tribute to Nelson Mandela

Submitted by Robert Clarke, Vice President of Peoples Empowerment Party, Clement Payne Movement The lost of Nelson Mandela is a great lost to humanity. Very few people in the history of the world would have been important in changing world opinion. Nelson Mandela was one of those along with Mahatma Ghandi and our beloved Fidel Castro. In the heyday of

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The Caribbean Must Become the United States of the Caribbean Tourism Style

Caribbean Journal Editor-in-Chief Alexander Britell explores the future of Caribbean tourism with Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace, former Secretary General of the Caribbean Tourism Organization, former Minister of Tourism of the Bahamas and head of the Caribbean Tourism Development Company. The two discuss what’s working in tourism and how wider regional cooperation could grow tourism revenues – Compliments of Caribbean Journal

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Barbados Is Being Caused To Waste-Time But Must Not Be Allowed To Sink With The DLP

Having caused the economy to “shrink” and Barbados to be downgraded to “JUNK” it should not matter what the DLP now says it will do, especially when none of its policies before, worked and given that consumers and other credible people and institutions – no longer have confidence in it. The DLP cannot restore confidence, even if the same weak;

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Solving National Problems – The Al Barrack Solution

Background to the problem On November 13, 2011, the Nation newspaper published an article captioned “Saga of the Barrack muddle” and written by Bryan Walker. That article stressed the fact that, with interest rates as high as 10% built into the arbitrator’s ruling, pressure was mounting on the Government of Barbados to solve the Al Barrack problem as quickly as

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Domestic Violence and Children in the Caribbean

November 25, 2013, was designated as International Day for the Eradication of Violence against women and girls. Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-Moon, exhorted everyone to “Break the silence. When you witness violence against women and girls, do not sit back. Act.” However, since the 25th, we, in the Caribbean region, have witnessed an upsurge of violent acts

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