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    Goddard Enterprises Limited (GEL) announces the acquisition of AGO Security S.A. (AGO Security). The acquisition was concluded on August 16, 2021 by the GCG Group – a division of GEL. Established in 2006, AGO Security is the leading Aviation Security company in Costa Rica with operations in the Liberia International and San Jose International Airports. […]

    September 2, 2021Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments

    Sol Rally Barbados is inscribed on the 2021 calendar of the world governing body, the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), as it becomes a round of the NACAM Championship for the first time, bringing to 11 the countries which have hosted the competition. It was scheduled for inclusion last year, but the disruption caused by […]

    April 21, 2021RallyNo comments
  3. GAS Group in Costa Rica now member of Goddard’s Catering Family

    GCG Ground has now added another country to its growing list of operating territories with the acquisition of GAS Group Aviation Services S.A. (GAS GROUP) in Costa Rica. The recent acquisition has expanded GCG’s Ground Handling business to Central America and GCG Ground, a division of Goddard Enterprises Ltd (GEL) now operates at six airports […]

    September 21, 2019Business, FeaturedNo comments
  4. Expedia Group Announces Increase in Package Demand for Barbados

    The Expedia group, one of the world’s leading travel companies, reported today that hotel partners in Barbados have increase their package demand with nearly 15% growth in 2016 YoY. Package bookings, which combine components like flights and hotels, typically capture the attention of higher quality travelers that spend more money, have longer lengths of stay, […]

    May 19, 2017Breaking News, Featured, TravelNo comments
  5. Amadeus presented perspectives on the future of ethical tourism in the study Future Traveller Tribes 2030

    According to the Amadeus Future Traveler Tribes 2030 report, on that date there will be an ethical traveler tribe that we began managing a few years ago. It is about tourists who will make decisions based on environmental respect and will include different social groups in their trips and activities. It will become more and […]

    May 19, 2017TravelNo comments
  6. Revival of Electronic franchise compared to Hyatt controversy by Industry Minister

    The Industry Minister of Barbados sees the revival of an electronics chain in this country as proof why the construction of the Hyatt Centric resort should be unimpeded. Donville Inniss addressed Media and other invited guests at the official re-opening of Radio Shack at Courts Unicomer in Sheraton Mall yesterday evening. Mr Inniss was making […]

    April 24, 2017Business, FeaturedNo comments
  7. St. Martin’s Lasana Sekou speaks on racist images in Caribbean tourism promotion at Costa Rica’s International Symposium

    St. Martin author Lasana M. Sekou recently presented a conference paper on “Color, Cultural Identity, and Tourism” at the University of Costa Rica (UCR), said his publisher HNP. “The persistence of racist images in tourism advertisement and in other forms of tourism promotion in the Caribbean and Central America was addressed in my paper,” said […]

    November 30, 2015TravelNo comments
  8. Summit of the Community of Latin America and Caribbean States (CELAC) at San Jose, Costa Rica: Overview by EU’s High Representative & V.P. Federica Mogherini

    The people of Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe have a long history of common aspirations. We have often been brought together by destiny, and lived through difficult and even dramatic times. Nowadays we share a wish for peace and prosperity that our cultural and historical roots have helped to strengthen from generation to generation. […]

    February 6, 2015Business, PoliticalNo comments
  9. ‘MAX HD’ CHANGES TO “MAX UP” – Same attitude, new name beginning January 10th

    HBO Latin America announced that, beginning January 10, MAX HD will change its name to MAX UP in its Brazil, Pan-American and Mexico feeds. The change is a result of all channels of the HBO/MAX Premium package – which MAX UP is a part of – currently being available in high definition (HD). Subscribers will […]

    January 9, 2015CinemaNo comments

    As the mega hits ‘Bread’, ‘Prescription’ ‘Drinka’ & ‘Dularie’ made quite the buzz in Suriname, they are now taking these hits together with their new 2015 releases such as ‘Dulahin’ by Ravi B, ‘Touch me by Nisha B, ‘Monday by Ravi B and many more. Ravi B & Nisha B will be joined by new […]

    November 29, 2014MusicNo comments
  11. Flood & Drought Monitor for Latin America & Caribbean conducts technology transfer in Santiago de Chile

    Predicting current and future periods of flooding and drought is the main characteristic that the Monitor System for Latin America and the Caribbean offers. With the goal of learning to use this valuable tool, a technology transfer workshop will be held on 17 and 18 November, 2014, at the UNESCO Office in Santiago de Chile. […]

    November 16, 2014NatureNo comments

    The 2014 Digicel Kickstart Academy came to an exciting close as Team Fabregas won the final match against the Jamaica U-17 national team at Sabina Park. The historic Sabina Park served as the ideal venue for the best young footballing talent in the region to showcase their skills as they played a series of matches […]

    November 2, 2014FootballNo comments
  13. “Guyana against widespread use of antibiotics in agriculture” By Kenton X. Chance

    Guyana’s Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Leslie Ramsammy says he opposes the widespread use of antibiotics in agriculture, saying this has serious implications for human health. Ramsammy, a physician and former health minister in Guyana, said the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) should take the lead in trying to secure an international framework to govern the use of […]

    October 22, 2014AgricultureNo comments
  14. CDB Supporting Sustained Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction through Private Sector Development in Jamaica

    The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has thrown its support behind the upcoming Development Bank of Jamaica’s 2nd Annual Venture Capital Conference slated for September 9th, 2014 at the Jamaica Conference Centre. Among its objectives is highlighting opportunities for growth through venture capital financing for entrepreneurs. “CDB prioritises private sector development (PSD) as one of its […]

    September 7, 2014UncategorizedNo comments
  15. Latin America planning on a Pan-Caribbean Low Fares Air Fleet

    Former beauty queen and Nicaraguan tourism executive Anasha Campbell recently shared with Bajan Reporter how El Salvador is planning to pick up where the late Ian Burns left off in terms of reasonable rates for travelling within the Latin American/Caribbean routes. {CLICK ON FOLLOWING ICON FOR FULL AUDIO, SMARTPHONE OR TABLET USERS? PLEASE CLICK ON Ms […]

    August 1, 2014TravelNo comments
  16. El número de niños sin escolarizar en el mundo no logra reducirse

    Según un nuevo documento de política de la UNESCO, aún hay 58 millones de niños de entre 6 y 11 años sin escolarizar, lo que supone una escasa mejora general desde 2007. No obstante, el documento señala que es posible lograr cambios positivos, destacando los casos de 17 países que han reducido el número de […]

    June 26, 2014EducationNo comments

    Goddard Catering Group Bonaire (GCG BON) has now joined the group of award winning GCG companies who have been collecting awards for excellence in their service delivery. This time it is the QSAI (Quality and Safety Alliance Inflight Services) Excellence Award which they have graciously accepted for the 3rd consecutive year. General Manager Francisco Mayorga […]

    May 18, 2014BusinessNo comments
  18. Goddard Catering Group acquires Company in Aruba

    Airline Catering in Aruba will take on a new look with the acquisition of Calloway Corporation by the Goddard Catering Group. The acquisition, which took effect on February 1st 2014, is not expected to affect the Company’s 70 employees who presently provide a full suite of catering services to private jets, narrow body and wide […]

    April 22, 2014Agriculture, BusinessNo comments

    Some of the world’s most popular and appealing travel destinations are in jeopardy, vulnerable to issues like climate change and unsustainable development. Several leading organizations have joined forces to address these challenges head-on by helping tourism destinations in the Caribbean and Latin America to safeguard their natural and cultural assets, while enhancing communities and securing […]

    March 28, 2014BusinessNo comments
  20. Suriname defamation law requires ‘serious’ reform: International Press Institute (IPI) renews call for legislators to take action

    An independent legal analysis has concluded that Suriname’s defamation laws are in “serious need of revision“, the International Press Institute (IPI) declared. The report, authored by Dr. Anthony L. Fargo, was produced as part of IPI’s Campaign to Repeal Criminal Defamation in the Caribbean. Fargo is the director of the Center for International Media Law […]

    December 19, 2013Crime, EditorialNo comments
  21. Copa back to servicing St Maarten with four flights per week in December

    Copa airlines, the island’s major connection to the South American market, will be back to servicing Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM) with four flights weekly from its Panama hub as from December 12, 2013. This was one of the results of talks held between a delegation led by Thaddeus Richardson, St. Maarten’s Minister of Tourism, […]

    October 30, 2013TravelNo comments
  22. Royal Canadian Mint Making Waves in the Caribbean

    The Royal Canadian Mint is pleased to announce recent contract wins with the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), the Central Bank of Barbados and Centrale Bank van Curacao en Sint Maarten, representing both circulation and numismatic coins. The recent contracts include: Production of one-cent circulation coins for the ECCB.  This represents a re-order for this […]

    October 14, 2013BusinessNo comments
  23. Fuel most expensive in the Dominican Republic

    As reported in Listin Diario, the cost of fuel in the Dominican Republic is higher than in every other country in the region, with the sole exception of Costa Rica. The newspaper reports that the average in Central America and the Caribbean is US$4.60 and US$4.26 respectively. In Costa Rica regular gasoline sells for US$5.41 […]

    October 1, 2013BusinessNo comments
  24. MasterCard launches Priceless Cities program in Aruba in partnership with Minister of Tourism & Aruba Tourism Authority

    In order to provide MasterCard cardholders with priceless experiences in the world’s most exciting destinations, MasterCard has announced the launch of its international Priceless Cities platform in Aruba, in partnership with the Ministry of Tourism and the Tourism Authority of Aruba. Aruba is the fifth city in the Caribbean that joins MasterCard’s Priceless Cities program, […]

    August 20, 2013Business, TravelNo comments
  25. Danny Glover drama “Tula: The Revolt” to close trinidad+tobago film festival

    It was announced the slave-uprising drama Tula: The Revolt, starring Danny Glover, will close this year’s trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff). The film will screen on 01 October and enjoy its T&T premiere at the Festival. Tula: The Revolt is based on true events that took place on the island of Curaçao in 1795. It tells […]

    August 11, 2013Cinema, TravelNo comments