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Making Bahamians the guests, not the workers

By Roderick A. Simms II Advocate for sustainable Family Island growth E-mail: RASII@ME. com Caribbean Nobel Laureate, the late Derek Walcott, had very strong and emotive opinions against modern-day tourism. While his personal convictions bemoaned the industry in some respects, there is an unheralded kind of tourism here in The …

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Hola Sun makes Cuba a priority in milestone anniversary year

Hola Sun makes Cuba a priority in milestone anniversary year Friday, September 20, 2019 With its beautiful beaches, vast array of value-added properties and easy access from Canada, Cuba has traditionally been an easy sell for travel agents. But there are ways to make the process even easier, and we …

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DraftKings preview: Mayakoba Golf Classic

The PGA TOUR is back after a one-week break and heads to El Camaleon Golf Club, located south of Cancun, Mexico, for the Mayakoba Golf Classic. The field includes returning champion Matt Kuchar, along with other President Cup members from both teams (Jason Day, Joaquin Niemann, Tony Finau, Abraham Ancer, …

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Community recognizes veterans’ sacrifices

PIQUA — The local community gathered at the Veterans Memorial near Forest Hill Cemetery in Piqua on Monday, where the Piqua Veterans Association hosted the 2019 Veterans Day Ceremony. Chief Warrant Officer Paul Reece of the U.S. Army Reserves was the keynote speaker for the event. Reece, who currently resides …

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Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve’s opening is delayed

MSC Meraviglia had been scheduled to make the first call at Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve on Saturday. But MSC Cruises said evaluation with its onsite team and ‘learning about last-minute operational issues that could impact the guest experience’ led it to cancel that visit and three more. The dropped …

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Victory Cruise Lines Heads South for the Winter

Cruise lovers have a great new option for small-ship cruising this winter. Victory Cruise Lines (VCL), operated by American Queen Steamboat Company, a Hornblower Families Company, is excited to announce the 2020 Discover Beyond itineraries for M/V Victory I and M/V Victory II. American Queen: A Special 25th Anniversary Draws …

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Cruises out of Long Beach: The Pros and Cons

Long beach is a major cruise hub on the West Coast. In fact, most Carnival cruises on the West Coast depart from Long Beach, and Carnival’s Long Beach terminal is one of the busiest cruise terminals in the country. If you’re planning a cruise vacation one of the first things …

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This new eatery brings Caribbean food and flair to Avondale

Kathy and Greg Stein were ready to try something different when they moved to Saint John in the U.S. Virgin Islands in 2017. The couple had celebrated their 10th anniversary on the island and later returned for a family vacation in 2016 as their three grown children prepared for their …

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First case of dengue spread by sex confirmed in Spain

MADRID: Spanish health authorities confirmed on Friday (Nov 9) a case of a man spreading dengue through sex, a world first for a virus which until recently was thought to be transmitted only by mosquitoes. The case concerns a 41-year-old man from Madrid who contracted dengue after having sex with …

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12 Best Princess Cruise Deals for 2020

Note: This article is a sponsored post from AvoyaTravel.com. While the big cruise lines might get all the headlines, it’s some of the smaller lines that may give you an experience that you’ll never forget. And if you aren’t looking into trip aboard these ships, then you may be missing …

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