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STRONG PUBLIC PRIVATE SECTOR PARTNERSHIP WILL CHART COURSE FOR CARIBBEAN TOURISM IN TOUGH TIMES SAYS

Former Chairman of the Caribbean Tourism Organisation, the Hon Harold Lovell says that the current economic crisis has to be met with continued vision and willingness on the part of Caribbean leaders to adapt to meet the dynamic changes that are taking place in the global marketplace. According to Minister Lovell  the region should be ready to embrace innovative and creative strategies in the face of stormy economic times.

Dominican among the top women Scooer players

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LeBlanc records first clean sheet in WPS history

Mark the moment, the Los Angeles Sol came away with the first-ever victory in the new Women’s Professional Soccer league. The Sol won 2:0 over visiting Washington Freedom in front of some 14,832 fans at the Home Depot Center in Los Angeles. Allison Falk scored the league’s first-ever goal while Canadian goalkeeper Karina LeBlanc recorded the first-ever clean sheet.

“There was just so much hype leading into (the Inaugural Match),” said LeBlanc, one of several Canadians playing in the seven-team American league. “The crowd and atmosphere was amazing. You were just in awe of that moment.”

Clean Development Mechanism Policy coming for Jamaica – Draft policy to go to Cabinet This Month

Kingston, Jamaica. March 17, 2009, (Panos) – Jamaica is looking to take better advantage of the Clean Development Mechanism of the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, with the formulation of a policy to guide projects for consideration by that facility.

Clifford Mahlung, one of the island’s senior climate negotiators and the recently elected vice-chairman of the executive board of the Clean Development Mechanism, said a draft of the policy should be complete by the end of next month. Once completed, Mahlung said the document would be sent to Cabinet for consideration.


“By March 2009, a draft should be out and ready to be taken to Cabinet to see if we can get approval,” he said.

Bahamas gears up to address climate change – the flat islands could become unlivable due to sea leve

Nassau, Bahamas. March 9, 2009, (Panos)The Bahamas government is moving to put measures in place to help the extremely vulnerable islands adjust to what one government official calls a possible ‘death sentence for small islands.’ 

Mr. Phillip Weech, Director of the Bahamas Environmental Science and Technology Commission, said that the government was working on an energy policy, exploring alternative sources of energy as well as more sustainable tourism options in a bid to prepare the over 700 islands for the possible effects of climate change.

FIRST SCHOLARSHIP IN MEMORY OF LATE CTO DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH TO BE AWARDED THIS YEAR

~Arley Sobers Memorial Scholarship offered  to Caribbean national working in tourism research ~             BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (March 7, 2009) –  The first scholarship in memory of the late Director of Information Management and Research at the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) will be presented to a Caribbean national this year.

The CTO, through its scholarship programme, the CTO Scholarship Foundation, launches the annual Arley Sobers Memorial Scholarship by offering up to US$5,000 to Caribbean nationals working in tourism research and/or statistics.