Anguilla Antigua & Barbuda Aruba
St. Kitts & Nevis
St. Vincent & The Grenadines
Trinidad & Tobago
Turks & Caicos Islands
For Immediate Release
Source: Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA)
The new CSHAE Board: (from left) Tessie Duran Tonaco, Marketing Director of the Belize Hotel Association; Avril Alexander, Executive Director of the British Virgin Islands Chamber of Commerce & Hotel Association; Gilda Gumbs Samuel, Executive Director of the Anguilla Hotel and Tourism Association; Stacy Cox, CEO of the Turks and Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association; Brian Frontin, CEO of the Trinidad Hotels, Restaurant and Tourism Association; Lisa Hamilton, President of the U.S. Virgin Islands Hotel & Tourism Association; Miles Mercera, President and CEO of the Curaçao Hospitality & Tourism Association; and Clarisa Jiménez, President and CEO of the Puerto Rico Hotel & Tourism Association.
STACY COX ELECTED PRESIDENT OF HOTEL ASSOCIATION EXECUTIVES FOR NEXT TWO YEARS
SAN JUAN (February 18, 2018) - Caribbean tourism industry professional Stacy Cox has been elected president of the Caribbean Society of Hotel Association Executives (CSHAE) for the next two years.
Cox, who unexpectedly took the top job early last year following an unscheduled leadership change, received a full two-year mandate at the association's annual general meeting, which preceded this month's 36th annual Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) Caribbean Travel Marketplace event in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Join us on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 8 PM, Est on CaribVoiceRadio for a special edition of "Spirituality In The Mix" with Jekalyn Carr, profound speaker and singer as we discuss her music, vision and new book based on the song "You Will Win"
Jekalyn Carr, is a profound speaker and singer. Carr burst on the music
scene in 2013 with the poignant and powerful Billboard Top 5 single, “Greater Is Coming,” which showcased a vocal ability and intensity far beyond her 15 years. Her most recent monumental milestones are being nominated for five Stellar Awards and receiving a GRAMMY nomination for "Best Gospel Song/Performance" for her Billboard#1 single "You're Bigger" which was
also named the #2 Most Play Gospel Song at Radio this year by Billboard Magazine in the "Year-End" issue. "You're Bigger" maintained a Top 5 position on the chart for over 31 consecutive weeks. "You're Bigger" is lifted
from Carr's album THE LIFE PROJECT, which debuted at #1 on Billboard's Top Gospel Albums chart. Jekalyn is featured in a movie that will be soon. released by Sony called Never Heard. She has written her first book called You Will Win and it will be released very soon. (read more)
Diamant Announces Formation of Talent Agency
COLUMBUS, Ohio, January 15, 2018 – Diamant Entertainment Group today announced the rollout of Diamant Artists Agency, a new entertainment talent agency that will represent professionals working in film, television, music, theatre, and digital content and will also specialize in the areas of broadcast rights, marketing initiatives and licensing for sponsorship opportunities.
Robert Williams, CEO of Diamant Entertainment Group states “This is a logical step in our restructuring initiative announced 4th Quarter 2016.” Diamant Entertainment Group already provides representation and management services to a select group of clients involved in entertainment. “The next step for Diamant Artists Agency,” continues Williams, “will be to expand into sports to represent top athletes in football, baseball, basketball, hockey, soccer, tennis, and golf.” (read more)
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DAY 2018
For Immediate Release
NYC EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ISSUES TRAVEL ADVISORY
FOR MONDAY PM RUSH
Winter Weather Advisory in effect through 7 p.m. Monday
January 8, 2018 – The New York City Emergency Management Department today issued a travel advisory for Monday evening. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for New York City in effect through 7 p.m. Monday. A wintry mix of freezing rain, sleet and snow are forecast. A brief period of freezing rain is expected to quickly transition to sleet and snow before ending late Monday evening. Cold ground temperatures may result in icy roads, especially on untreated surfaces. A Winter Weather Advisory for freezing rain means that periods of freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. New Yorkers are asked to prepare for slippery roads and use caution when driving, walking, or biking.
“Sleet and freezing rain can cause slippery roads and make travel difficult during tonight’s evening commute,” said NYC Emergency Management Commissioner Joseph Esposito. “Give yourself some extra travel time and use caution while driving.” (read more here)
Winner of ADIFF Audience Award for the
Best Film Directed by a Woman of Color
“BARROW: FREEDOM FIGHTER” To Screen The Best of ADIFF!
Friday, Jan. 12 – Sunday, Jan 14, 2018
NEW YORK, December 25, 2017 - The Best of the African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) is back from Jan. 12 to 14 with a selection of some of the most popular and critically acclaimed films in ADIFF 2017. Screenings will be held at Teachers College, Columbia University.
Barrow: Freedom Fighter – a biopic about the man who led the struggle for Barbados independence after 300 years of British colonialism – will screen on Sat, Jan. 13 @ 8pm. Marcia Weekes, director of Barrow: Freedom Fighter will receive ADIFF’s 2017 Audience Award for the Best Film Directed by a Woman of Color during the Best of ADIFF. Created in 1995, ADIFF’s Audience Award for the Best Film directed by a Woman of Color is ADIFF homage to the work of women in the context of the festival.
“Barrow: Freedom Fighter is a biopic of major proportions!” says ADIFF Co-Director Dr. Reinaldo Barroso-Spech. “It was very deserving of the award and we are glad that our audience, once again, made a very good choice!” (read more here)
NICARAGUAN BABY CELEBRATES FIRST CHRISTMAS AFTER GETTING SECOND CHANCE AT LIFE
CAYMAN ISLANDS (January 5, 2018) - A baby from Nicaragua who was treated at Health City Cayman Islands celebrated his first Christmas as a healthy child this year.
Addylson Jeremias Ruiz Lopez, who is now two years old, got a second chance at life early last year. He was born with a congenital condition, which caused his heart to be in his abdomen, requiring complex surgery to position it correctly in his chest cavity. (read more here)