Archive for January 2018

Bahamas: Tourism Targets 23.5% Reduction In ‘Leakage’

Promoting the development of small and medium-sized enterprises could help the Bahamas reduce the “leakage” of 85 cents from every tourist dollar earned, a hotel executive said yesterday. Carlton Russell, the Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association’s (BHTA) president, said the Tru Tru Bahamian Festival from February 3-4 provides an opportunity to highlight and support local…

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St Lucia Food and Rum Festival Scores High

St. Lucia may have produced a gem in the just concluded Food & Rum Festival, one that may very well put it on par with well-known food festivals across the world. The Festival, which ended Sunday night at the Pigeon Island National Landmark, left in its wake pleased, well-fed patrons; a better informed group of…

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Barbados makes its claim as the ‘culinary capital of the Caribbean’

Damian Leach is one of the young chefs making waves in the island nation, putting twists to classic Bajan dishes with influences learned abroad. In support of the burgeoning food scene, the Barbados government has declared 2018 the year of culinary experiences. The young, Barbados-born chef, like several others on the front lines of modern…

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Oka Festival’s global appeal

The popular Oka Festival organised by the Samoa Culinary Association is gaining global appeal. That’s thanks largely to international coverage being provided New Zealand’s Fresh T.V. and other international media groups. Filming the Festival for the third time since its inauguration in 2016 was New Zealand based Fresh T.V, who have become big supporters. Lisa…

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