LIME announce increase in landline rates

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telephoneTelecommunications company LIME has announced that landline telephone rental charges will be going up as of August 1.

Caribbean Airlines Wins Best Booth At Trade and Investment Convention (TIC) in Trinidad

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calOn Thursday, June 16, Caribbean Airlines was awarded the “Federal Express „Best of TIC 2011 Booth Award‟,” in the large exhibit category by the Trade and Investment Convention (TIC).

Apple Vacations seeks flights to Caribbean

Apple vacationApple Vacations wants to add Dominican Republic flights and vacation packages from Chicago Rockford International Airport this winter.

Government of Grenada subsidizes fertilizer to farmers

breaking-newsThe Grenada Government, which recently received a shipment of highly desirable and sought after fertilizer from Morocco, is offering it to farmers at a significant discount rate.

The 110 pound bag of chemically blended fertilizer which cost about EC$210 each on the commercial market, are ready for sale.

But the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has announced that the fertilizer will be provided to farmers at the subsidized cost of EC$50 per bag. Distribution of fertilizer begins on Wednesday, March 16, 2011.

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Campbell Rudder new addition to Barbados Tourism Authority

Campbell RudderCampbell Rudder, will be the Barbados Tourism Authority’s new Vice President of Marketing in the United States from March 21st 2011 and will be based in New York

Rudder has been Air Jamaica’s top marketing executive for the northern region for more than ten years.

Royal Caribbean pulls out from the region

Royal-Caribbean-International1The Caribbean cruise tourism industry has been dealt a major blow after one cruise liner announced that it is pulling out of the region next summer.

Royal Caribbean International says that it will reposition its ship from the Caribbean to Europe in 2012.

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LIAT shareholders discussing fleet renewal at Barbados meeting

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The shareholder Prime Ministers of the regional airline LIAT – Freundel Stuart of Barbados, Baldwin Spencer of Antigua and Barbuda and Dr. Ralph Gonsalves of St. Vincent and the Grenadines – are expected to meet in Antigua to discuss renewing the carrier’s aging fleet.

At their last meeting, in St. Vincent on February 2, Gonsalves who is the Chairman of the shareholders said that they had briefly discussed fleet planning and fleet expansion and would continue the discussion in Barbados.

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