Archive for July 2018

Belize: Creating Synergies between the Agriculture and Tourism Industries

Day-two of the fifty-fourth annual Meeting of the Caribbean Food Crops Society got underway today in Belize. Representatives of fifteen Caribbean States are engaging in discussions on how to successfully link agriculture to tourism, two main pillars of the economy. It is the goal of the Society to advance Caribbean food production, processing and distribution…

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SLHTA gears up for 54th Annual General Meeting

The 54th Annual General Meeting of the Saint Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association (SLHTA) will be held Friday, July 20th, 2018 at the Harbor Club Resort, Rodney Bay at 9:00 a.m. under the theme: People, Passion, Purpose and Linkages; The Pathway to a Resilient Future. The past year has been marked by record-breaking achievements in…

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Belize: Agriculture sector hopes to supply the tourism industry

The Statistical Institute of Belize and the Belize Tourism Board’s latest statistics show that tourism was responsible for driving the economy. However, the question is how much of that money earned actually stays in the country? Research has shown that for each dollar that tourists spend in the Caribbean, at least 60% of it goes…

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Taste of Belize 2018 to feature the best of Belizean Cuisine

A dazzling display of Belizean culinary ingenuity and mixology will be the apogee of this year’s Taste of Belize, the BTB’s signature culinary competition, to be held this year on Saturday, July 21st at the Ramada Belize City Princess. The event will feature Belize’s finest chefs and bartenders vying for trophies and cash prizes in…

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Takurua Food & Feasts of the Cook Islands

he Takurua O ‘Avaiki Raro, ‘Avaiki Vaenga, Manavanui programme was designed to showcase Cook Islands feasts and cuisine through a series of workshops, site visits and events. Takurua was held over the course of one week from the 26th of June – 2nd July starting with a taste of traditional dishes for the international chefs…

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Fiji: Schools Chefs Challenge heats up

Promoting a healthy and fresh food culture is the theme of this year’s Schools Chefs Challenge at the Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort which begins today. And event founder and chief judge, Outrigger Fiji executive chef Shailesh Naidu said he and the team at Outrigger Fiji were proud to play a part in the development of…

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International Chocolate Salon – Artisan Chocolate Awards 2018

AELAN CHOCOLATE MAKERS won 2 GOLD medals, 5 SILVER medals and 1 BRONZE Medal for the Best Vegan Chocolate awards and the Top Spicy Chocolate Awards. The Aelan Chocolate 70% dark chocolate from Epi island origin, Malekula island origin and Malo island from the archipelago entered the 2018 Best Vegan Chocolate Awards and our Aelan…

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International chefs develop cuisine strategy

The international chefs who are helping the Cook Islands Tourism Corporation develop a Cook Islands cuisine strategy arrived in the country early this morning and will join representatives from the 25 businesses and groups that have put their hands up to sponsor the ‘Takurua O Avaiki Raro, Avaiki Vaenga, Manavanui’ programme at an opening event…

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Farm Up Jamaica partners up with Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival NY

On the heels of a successful farmers market debut at the Washington D.C. Grace Jamaican jerk festival, Farm Up Jamaica, a non-profit organization, will continue its mission to raise funds to reduce the amount of import foods into Jamaica, while creating employment opportunities in agriculture for young Jamaicans who need most. This time it will…

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