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Trinidadian minister urges Caribbean nations to seize opportunities in the blue economy

PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO — Caribbean nations must utilize a global shortage in seafarers as an opportunity to boost the amount of regional workers in the field, Minister of Energy and Energy Industries Stuart Young has asserted. During a Maritime Link-up Webinar 2021, aimed at “Connecting Caribbean Youth with Job Opportunities in the…
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Pressure mounts for tourism workers to take coronavirus vaccine

KINGSTON, JAMAICA — Some tourism workers are facing increased pressure to become inoculated against COVID-19 as they stand to face heavy social interaction with visitors amid the burgeoning restart of a most crucial industry. Jamaican Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett recently called those employed in the sector “frontline workers” and stressed the importance of them…
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New minister aims to take innovative look at St. Lucia’s tourism

CASTRIES, ST. LUCIA — Tourism in St. Lucia could be headed in a new direction that puts the island’s people at the center, according to newly sworn in Minister for Tourism, Investment, Creative Industries, Culture and Information Dr. Ernest Hilaire. “Tourism is one of the main economic drivers of the Saint Lucian economy, which strengthens…
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Turning to agritourism

GEORGETOWN, GUYANA — Several Caribbean nations are looking to agritourism to diversify their economies in the wake of the pandemic-induced devastation of traditional tourism. Guyana is among those nations, with its government recently signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for further development of the sector as policymakers seek to provide farmers with contracts to supply…
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