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Award-winning artist carves lifelike creations – The San Diego Union

The wood and stone African animals Alex Chitura carves are so stunning he continually wins awards for the lifelike creations. Just this year, the Ramona resident claimed a first and second prize at the San Diego County Fair, a first place at the Indian Wells Arts Festival and Best of …

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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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Marriott reports award redemptions are up 20% in 2019

Marriott’s acquisition of Starwood greatly increased the size and range of its hotel portfolio worldwide. During the sometimes painful integration, loyal Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest members got the first chance to look at this extensive collection of hotels and resorts where they could now redeem points. At first, …

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Man left fighting for his life after crashing into giraffe on safari tour

A tourist in South Africa has been rushed to hospital after a minibus crashed a giraffe into his vehicle. The elderly Swiss man is currently on life support after an 18-foot tall giraffe, weighing 750kg crushed the roof and front of his Ford Ranger camper at a wildlife park in …

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Eight wine champions honoured at Wine Australia China Awards

Winners of the seventh annual Wine Australia China Awards were honoured at a gala dinner in Shanghai on 11 November 2019 for championing the Australian wine category in China. The awards, which recognise Chinese wine trade professionals across eight categories, saw more than 200 wine importers, retailers, sommeliers, educators and …

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Missing for 30 Years, a Rare Deer Species Is Rediscovered in Vietnam

In southern Vietnam, an unusual house cat-sized deer relative has escaped the efforts of wildlife biologists. While local lore suggested it was still around, attempts to find one alive had failed—and even a dead specimen hadn’t been seen in 30 years. But in research reported today in Nature Ecology Evolution, …

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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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Mystery, mystique, allure

Justine Tyerman sees the light at Machu Picchu. It was such a simple gesture but one I’ll always treasure. A Chilean lady was gazing at the sun with a look of wonder and astonishment on her face. She was wearing 3-D sunglasses and her expression suggested she had just glimpsed …

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Video: Cheeky sea lion hops into hotel pool in the Galápagos Islands

A rather cheeky sea lion has decided to avail itself of some of the facilities at a hotel in the Galápagos Islands. The friendly intrusion occurred in Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island. The lumbering mammal makes a rather ungainly climb over a fence before plopping down on the deck. It then makes …

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